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Checklist S8769100

 
Location
Dauphin Island, Mobile County, Alabama, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:50 AM
Protocol:
Historical
Party Size:
1
Observers:
Jon King
Comments:
Tropical Storm Lee bringing strong SW wind to Island. Birding Shell Mounds, Pelican Point, public beach near school. Looking for passerines was difficult due to high wind. Small numbers of shorebirds dropping in randomly throughout morning.
Species
53 species (+5 other taxa) total
14
Eurasian Collared-Dove
8
Mourning Dove
2
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
1
nighthawk sp.

appeared at Pelican Point during downpour

8
Chimney Swift
1
Semipalmated Plover
1
Killdeer
1
Marbled Godwit
8
Ruddy Turnstone
45
Sanderling
10
Least Sandpiper
15
Semipalmated Sandpiper
2
Short-billed Dowitcher
25
Willet
2
Lesser Yellowlegs

dropping in at Pelican Point

280
Laughing Gull
1
Herring Gull
6
Sooty Tern

Three (3 ad.) landed at Pelican Point in downpour, perching on road and parking lot with other terns. Great looks. Three (2 ad., 1 imm.) flew over pier at the public beach, landing in vegetation and debris with other terns. Adults all had uniform black mantles, appearing to be the same color as the crown. Immature was dark-brown with a longer, forked-tail.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1 5
3
Sooty/Bridled Tern

out at sea . . . I only had binoculars

4
Least Tern
5
Caspian Tern
12
Black Tern
5
Common Tern
14
Forster's Tern
40
Royal Tern
120
Sandwich Tern
5
large tern sp.
50
tern sp.

out at sea

4
Magnificent Frigatebird
1
Double-crested Cormorant
55
Brown Pelican
2
Snowy Egret
3
Red-bellied Woodpecker
1
Downy Woodpecker
1
Eastern Wood-Pewee
1
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

DESCRIPTION: medium-small in size, narrow eye-ring slightly thicker behind eye, crest slightly ragged, bill slightly longer than expected of Least Flycatcher, pale lower mandible, medium-long primary projection, extensive yellow tones in belly and throat, throat did not contrast head.

2
Least Flycatcher

DESCRIPTION: small, short primary projection, olive-gray upperparts, paler underparts, paler throat that contrasted head, prominent eye-ring, medium-small bill with lighter lower mandible and dark tip; saw one birds bill from below and it was neither narrow nor fat, but had slightly convex edges

1
Great Crested Flycatcher
5
Eastern Kingbird
15
Red-eyed Vireo
3
Blue Jay
3
Purple Martin
X
swallow sp.
4
Carolina Wren
2
Eastern Bluebird
2
Brown Thrasher
15
Northern Mockingbird
40
European Starling
2
House Finch
5
Red-winged Blackbird
4
Ovenbird
1
Louisiana Waterthrush
5
Prothonotary Warbler
1
Kentucky Warbler
10
Hooded Warbler
2
Northern Parula
4
Yellow Warbler
3
Northern Cardinal
 

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

Yes