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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
Canada Goose
7
Mute Swan
6
Tundra Swan
4
Trumpeter/Tundra Swan
70
Wood Duck

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
Blue-winged Teal
75
Northern Shoveler
65
Gadwall
1
Eurasian Wigeon
200
American Wigeon
110
Mallard
35
American Black Duck
75
Northern Pintail
25
Green-winged Teal
3
Greater/Lesser Scaup

Tom only. Offshore.

5
Surf Scoter
55
Black Scoter
3
Hooded Merganser
1
Red-breasted Merganser
50
Ruddy Duck
5
Pied-billed Grebe
18
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
8
Mourning Dove
140
American Coot (Red-shielded)
38
Killdeer

Migrants

3
Sanderling

Not seen from Platform

1
Dunlin

Heard only, pre-dawn.

3
Pectoral Sandpiper
6
Wilson's Snipe
2
Greater Yellowlegs

Heard only. Twice.

17
Bonaparte's Gull

1, 16

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 15 2
500
Ring-billed Gull
40
Herring Gull
2
Lesser Black-backed Gull

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

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1 1
40
Great Black-backed Gull
3
Royal Tern
3
Red-throated Loon
1
Common Loon
15
Northern Gannet
20
Double-crested Cormorant
2
Great Blue Heron
5
Great Egret
1
Glossy/White-faced Ibis
12
Black Vulture
10
Turkey Vulture
8
Osprey
8
Northern Harrier
7
Sharp-shinned Hawk
2
Cooper's Hawk
4
Bald Eagle

Maybe 5

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1 2 1
2
Red-shouldered Hawk
7
Red-tailed Hawk
3
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)

1 from the Platform.

1
Merlin
5
Blue Jay
12
American Crow
2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
1200
Tree Swallow
1
Barn Swallow
4
Carolina Chickadee

None from the Platform.

2
Carolina Wren
45
Eastern Bluebird
4500
American Robin
1
Gray Catbird

Not seen from Platform

3
Northern Mockingbird
60
European Starling

Mostly in apparent diurnal migration.

30
American Pipit

Flyovers, including one group of 11.

1400
Cedar Waxwing

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

10
House Finch
1
Purple Finch

Calling flyover photographed.

2
American Goldfinch
2
White-throated Sparrow

Any from Platform?

2
Savannah Sparrow
5
Song Sparrow
1
Swamp Sparrow

Not from Platform.

2800
Red-winged Blackbird
95
Rusty Blackbird
3
Common Grackle
1
Blackpoll Warbler

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

1
Palm Warbler

Tom only, from Platform.

150
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
2
Northern Cardinal

Any from Platform?

12
House Sparrow
Additional species seen by Melissa Roach:
1
Common Gallinule
 

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

Yes