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Checklist S9162140

 
Location
Island Beach SP, Ocean County, New Jersey, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat Nov 19, 2011 10:00 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
6 hour(s), 5 minute(s)
Distance:
8.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Linda Mack List , Scott Barnes
Comments:
With Linda Mack; huge numbers of waterbirds moving all day; massive numbers of boats fishing off IBSP as well. Most time spent seawatching off the main beach parking lot & south of the end of the paved road; also checked a few trails to bayside.
Species
46 species (+2 other taxa) total
100
Brant
2
Wood Duck
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female 1
Sex Unknown
12
Northern Shoveler
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 4
Female 8
Sex Unknown
3
Mallard
6
American Black Duck
200
Green-winged Teal
50
Greater Scaup
1
Common Eider
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
300
Surf Scoter
6
White-winged Scoter
200
Black Scoter
500
Surf/Black Scoter
28
Long-tailed Duck
8
Bufflehead
1
Common Goldeneye
5
Hooded Merganser
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female 4
Sex Unknown
6
Red-breasted Merganser
1
Red-necked Grebe

flyby; close enough to see more prominent white patch on inside of wrist on leading edge of wings, dusky face without black cap & pale cheek like on HOGR.

50
Black-bellied Plover
50
Sanderling
200
Dunlin
11
Parasitic Jaeger

Actual count; birds seen throughout the day, non-breeding adults majority, but also at least 2 juvenile birds with checkered underwings and overall darker plumage, & one bird that was entirely brown except for whitish belly. Today's preferred "victims" were the feeding/loafing flocks of BOGU.

1
large alcid sp.

close enough to tell it was a larger black & white alcid based on size, shape, wingbeat & speedy flight; too far to tell what species.

280
Bonaparte's Gull

Actual count; several large flocks feeding & resting on water

600
Laughing Gull

estimate

X
Ring-billed Gull
X
Herring Gull
X
Great Black-backed Gull
42
Forster's Tern
450
Red-throated Loon

estimate; major flight of RTLO going on all day, non-stop, many groups of birds numbering between 10-20 individuals almost constantly moving south. Number may well be low.

4
Common Loon
1500
Northern Gannet

estimate; like RTLO, major migration underway with flocks of 6-15 all day; late afternoon saw big feeding frenzy north of Barnegat Inlet; all age classes represented.

7
Double-crested Cormorant
4
Great Blue Heron
2
Black-crowned Night-Heron

juveniles migrating south over ocean

1
Sharp-shinned Hawk
1
Peregrine Falcon
1
American Crow
1
Golden-crowned Kinglet
1
Hermit Thrush
24
American Robin
1
Gray Catbird
1
Northern Mockingbird
X
European Starling
2
House Finch
39
Snow Bunting
3
White-throated Sparrow
18
Yellow-rumped Warbler
 

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