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Checklist S9432643

 
Location
Dauphin Island, Mobile County, Alabama, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:00 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
5 hour(s), 35 minute(s)
Distance:
10.5 mile(s)
Observers:
Jon King
Comments:
Clear skies early, becoming partly cloudy later. Light-moderage N wind early, becoming calm later. ~40F to start, and ~55F when leaving. Birding Airport marsh, West End, Shell Mounds Park, Pelican Point, Audubon Sanctuary, Goat Trees Preserve. Counted all birds encountered between birding stops. Passerine birding best at Shell Mounds Park, and quite dead at Audubon Sanctuary. Good portion of Audubon Sanctuary has been burnt.
Species
73 species (+5 other taxa) total
1
7
1
Mallard x Mottled Duck (hybrid)

Similar to Mottled Duck with dark body contrasting buffy head, but bill had stronger orange color with dark dusky mark towards center reminiscent of female Mallard.

22
80
35
Aythya sp.
15
14
11
12
3
12
65
120
2
King/Clapper Rail
10
6

sitting in foot prints at west end beach

2
4
45
15
9
1
2
14
1
545
195
75
1

Adult on beach at west end. Large gull, very dark mantle, stout bill with strong tony projection, light eye, dull pink legs.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
900
gull sp.

several large groups following ships at sea

8
55
12
1
285
125
8
5
1
2

dark morphs

1
1
2
2
11
3
5
5
1
17
1
1
4
2
2
14
5
2
9
1
1
20
340
2
6
25
4
3
4
55
2
2
1
1
55

Abundant and audible at nearly every stop; ~12 flyovers (moving east) at airport around sunrise; ~5 flyovers moving east towards mainland while I was at west end beach (8:00 - 10:00 am).

8
2
 

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

Yes