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Checklist S8285725

 
Location
Prime Hook NWR, Sussex County, Delaware, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat May 21, 2011 9:30 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
7
Duration:
3 hour(s), 10 minute(s)
Distance:
5.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Alec Brenner List , Frederick Atwood List , Jacob Barkett
Species
78 species total
19
Canada Goose

We one nesting, 15 in a family group with mostly young, and then a few flying.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 19
1
Wood Duck

Heard calling.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
2
Mallard
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female 1
Sex Unknown
3
Mourning Dove

Seen flying.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 3
3
Yellow-billed Cuckoo

All heard and seen. One sounded a bit like a Least Bittern but we discovered it wasn't one.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 3
1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Perched for a few seconds on a branch covered by few leaves.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
23
Black-bellied Plover

Seen as a small flock.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 23
2
Semipalmated Plover

In the mud flats spread out from the rest of the shorebirds.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 2
17
Dunlin

Seen amongst the Semipalmated Sandpipers on the mud flats.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 17
1
Least Sandpiper

Seen amongst the Semipalmated Sandpipers.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
152
Semipalmated Sandpiper

Most seen on the mud flats.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 152
30
Short-billed Dowitcher

Mixed in with the Semipalms.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 30
3
Willet
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 3
3
Laughing Gull

Heard calling at different times.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 3
20
Forster's Tern

Seen flying over the open water area.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 20
4
Double-crested Cormorant

Flying over.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 4
6
Great Blue Heron

Seen mostly in the water.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 6
7
Great Egret

Seen amongst the herons in the open water.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 7
7
Snowy Egret

Seen in small groups in the marsh.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 7
1
Green Heron

Flew into a small pond.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
1
Black Vulture

Only second one seen on the whole day. Flying near some Turkey Vultures.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
24
Turkey Vulture

Seen throughout, but mostly in the field area.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 24
2
Osprey

Flew over.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 2
1
Bald Eagle

Seen flying, I believe.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
2
Red-bellied Woodpecker

Heard calling.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 2
1
Downy Woodpecker

Heard calling.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
3
Eastern Wood-Pewee

All heard calling, one seen perched momentarily on a branch near where the hummer was spotted.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 3
1
Acadian Flycatcher

Heard by Mr. Atwood.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
1
Eastern Phoebe

Seen in the marshy area. No flicking of the tail.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
9
Great Crested Flycatcher

Most I believe were pairs calling back and forth. Heard throughout.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 9
2
Eastern Kingbird

Heard and seen.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 2
1
White-eyed Vireo

Heard.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
3
Red-eyed Vireo

All heard.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 3
1
Blue Jay

Seen flying into some trees.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
3
American Crow

Heard and seen flying.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 3
2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow

I believe they were mixed in with Tree Swallows and were perched on a wire.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 2
24
Purple Martin

Mixed males and females, mostly around the martin houses.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 24
12
Tree Swallow

Mix of male and female and some young.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 12
2
Carolina Chickadee

Seen and heard.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 2
1
Tufted Titmouse

I believe was either seen or heard, I was not present when bird was spotted.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
3
House Wren

All singing.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 3
3
Carolina Wren

All singing.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 3
2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Foraging in some trees with tails fanned out, using them to scare the insects.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 2
2
Eastern Bluebird

One heard and one seen.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown 1
1
Veery

Seen briefly, but long enough to identify it.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
2
Wood Thrush

Both singing, but in different area of wood.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 2
Female
Sex Unknown
9
American Robin

Mix of males and females foraging and singing.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 9
3
Gray Catbird

A couple heard, at least one seen.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 3
2
Brown Thrasher

Mostly seen as they flew into brush.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 2
10
Northern Mockingbird

Mostly seen as we drove by.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 10
6
European Starling

most were seen as we drove by.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 6
53
Cedar Waxwing

A small flock of about 30 was seen and more were added later.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 53
16
American Goldfinch

Mix of males and females, flying and calling in the field area with the chats and field sparrows.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 16
1
Grasshopper Sparrow

Heard singing and seen for a few moments on top of a bush.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
6
Chipping Sparrow

I am guessing three pairs, but not sure.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 6
4
Field Sparrow

All heard singing.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 4
Female
Sex Unknown
1
Lincoln's Sparrow

First thought to be an indigo bunting, and I almost named it a song sparrow, but Mr. Atwood correctly identified it.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
1
Swamp Sparrow

Heard singing.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
1
Eastern Towhee

Heard.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
3
Yellow-breasted Chat

All heard singing, but one was seen, even going so far as to singing on the wire.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 3
Female
Sex Unknown
6
Orchard Oriole

I believe we had only one female, but I am not sure.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female 1
Sex Unknown 4
47
Red-winged Blackbird

Again, mostly males, but some females.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 47
12
Brown-headed Cowbird

Seen in small groups, usually on the side of the road.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 9
Female 3
Sex Unknown
53
Common Grackle

Seen in small groups throughout.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 53
3
Ovenbird

Heard singing.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 3
Female
Sex Unknown
2
Northern Waterthrush

I was not present when they were seen, but I did hear one.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 2
10
Common Yellowthroat

All males were singing and one female was seen foraging in some brush.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 9
Female 1
Sex Unknown
4
American Redstart

The males and even the female, I believe, were singing.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 3
Female 1
Sex Unknown
4
Magnolia Warbler

All seen and heard.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 4
Female
Sex Unknown
5
Yellow Warbler

The lone female was seen foraging. Some of the males ended their song on a low note, suggesting Chestnut-sided.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 4
Female 1
Sex Unknown
7
Blackpoll Warbler

Most, if not all were singing.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 7
Female
Sex Unknown
1
Black-throated Blue Warbler

Heard singing a couple of times.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
2
Pine Warbler

Both heard singing.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 2
Female
Sex Unknown
1
Prairie Warbler

Heard singing and breifly seen.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
1
Canada Warbler

Heard by Mr. Atwood, not seen.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
8
Northern Cardinal

Mostly males, mostly singing.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 8
4
Blue Grosbeak

I believe most of them were seen in different areas. One of the males was alone and landed in the middle of the road to forage.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 2
Female 2
Sex Unknown
11
Indigo Bunting

A mix of males and females, but mostly males.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 11
 

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