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Checklist S8055149

 
Location
Gulf Islands National Seashore--Fort Pickens, Escambia County, Florida, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat Apr 16, 2011 8:00 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
3 hour(s)
Distance:
6.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Bruce Purdy
Comments:
N/A
Species
32 species total
25
Blue-winged Teal
7
Mourning Dove
6
Black-bellied Plover
1
Sanderling
15
Willet
9
Laughing Gull
1
Ring-billed Gull
3
Least Tern
1
Gull-billed Tern
35
Royal Tern
1
Common Loon
1
Brown Booby

While driving into Ft Pickens I noticed a booby that appeared to be brown above and which below except for the brown neck. I sped up so that I could stop to get a better look. I pulled into a beach parking lot and looked for the bird. It had joined a feeding flock of birds just offshore. I took my scope out and was able to get a great look. It was an adult brown above, white belly & chest with a brown neck sharply delineated from the white chest.

1
Double-crested Cormorant
1
Brown Pelican
1
Great Blue Heron
1
Green Heron
6
Osprey
1
Merlin
2
Fish Crow
1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
1
Purple Martin
1
Barn Swallow
1
Carolina Wren
1
Gray Catbird
3
Brown Thrasher
11
Northern Mockingbird
2
Savannah Sparrow
1
Eastern Towhee
26
Red-winged Blackbird
4
Brown-headed Cowbird
16
Common Grackle
2
Northern Cardinal
 

Are you submitting a complete checklist of the birds you were able to identify?

Yes