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Checklist S9527658

 
Location
Alligator River NWR, Dare County, North Carolina, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Fri Dec 30, 2011 6:00 AM 🌙 Nocturnal
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
3
Duration:
13 hour(s)
Distance:
12.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Ali Iyoob List , Matthew Daw List , Michael McCloy
Comments:
Mike McCloy, Matt Daw, Ali Iyoob. Birding with various other birders (Lee Adams, Audrey Whitlock, Jeff Lewis, Derb Carter, Wayne Irvin) at points in the afternoon. Alligator River Christmas Bird Count. Coverage of the Long Curve ROad area in the AM.Afternoon was spent in the Sawyer Lake and Twiford Roads area looking for GOEA and NOGO
Species
76 species total
5
130
7
X
60
40
X
X
1300
235
X
5
9
8
91
150
24
7
30
5
1
30
9
4
1

Sitting on dike of second impoundment along Sawyer Lake Rd.

3
10
1

3rd year bird. Plumage very close to that of an adult, a small amount of white retained on the wings. Sawyer Lake Rd. Photographed.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
5
3
1

Found in the afternooon by Jeff Lewis. He called me while he was looking at the bird a second time (he was on Sawyer Lake Road with Derb Carter and Wayne Irvin, we were on Twiford Lake Rd. across the impoundment with Audrey Whitlock and Lee Adams). Frantically scanning the skies, we were unable to conclusively find the Gos. There were a lot of raptors in the sky, and Ali crazily photographed any bird that he saw, including a very distant raptor that I pointed out to him as "possibly interesting". We all three saw this bird. Upon all of us looking at his photos, that photo stood out as *very* interesting, although the shot was too distant for US to positively ID the bird as anything but an Accipiter. Ali sent the photo to several raptor experts, including Michael Tove, who identified the bird in the photo as a Goshawk. So, after this confirmation, technically we all three SAW the bird. And technically, it is countable by ABA rules for all three of us. I am entering this sighting into Ebird because a sighting like this could serve as an important data point for Ebird's statistical analyses (rare record of a hard to find species) and just for good overall record-keeping. I am not counting this bird on my more personal list.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
10
2
6
1
4
1
2
1

heard only off Long Curve Rd.

3
4
2
3
2
2
1
5
5
46
16
4
1
9
3
6
4
6
3
45
5
1
2
1
2
4
95
80
45
2
14
551
12
1
4
434
4
 

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

Yes