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Checklist S9100802

 
Location
Cape Island--CMPSP (Cape May Point SP), Cape May County, New Jersey, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Fri Nov 11, 2011 6:17 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
9 hour(s), 23 minute(s)
Distance:
1.25 mile(s)
Observers:
Doug Gochfeld , Melissa Roach List , Tom Johnson List
Comments:
Strong NW Wind (>20 MPH usually), mostly (>50%) cloudy. w/ Tom Johnson and Steve Bauer starting sometime after 7 AM, Melissa Roach a bit before that. Almost the entire time spent on the Platform doing a Big Sit. 76+ species from the Big Sit.
Species
80 species (+3 other taxa) total
150
7
6
4
Trumpeter/Tundra Swan
70

Exact count: 32/5/11/6/10/6. Migrating flybys in several flocks (largest one was 32 individuals offshore around or just before sunrise)

6
75
65
1
200
110
35
75
25
3
Greater/Lesser Scaup

Tom only. Offshore.

5
55
3
1
50
5
18
8
140
38

Migrants

3

Not seen from Platform

1

Heard only, pre-dawn.

3
6
2

Heard only. Twice.

17

1, 16

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 15 2
500
40
2

Maybe 3, all from Platform. 2 photographed at different times.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1 1
40
3
3
1
15
20
2
5
1
Glossy/White-faced Ibis
12
10
8
8
7
2
4

Maybe 5

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1 2 1
2
7
3

1 from the Platform.

1
5
12
2
1200
1
4

None from the Platform.

2
45
4500
1

Not seen from Platform

3
60

Mostly in apparent diurnal migration.

30

Flyovers, including one group of 11.

1400

Huge movement. This is likely an under-count, as distant birds moving for the first 30+ minutes were likely overlooked.

10
1

Calling flyover photographed.

2
2

Any from Platform?

2
5
1

Not from Platform.

2800
95
3
1

Pavilion Cedars right next to Platform. Not seen from the Platform.

1

Tom only, from Platform.

150
2

Any from Platform?

12
Additional species seen by Melissa Roach:
1
Common Gallinule
 

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

Yes