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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
Snow Goose
130
Canada Goose
7
Tundra Swan
X
Wood Duck
60
Northern Shoveler
40
American Wigeon
X
Mallard
X
American Black Duck
1300
Northern Pintail
235
Green-winged Teal
X
Ring-necked Duck
5
Northern Bobwhite
9
Wild Turkey
8
Pied-billed Grebe
91
Mourning Dove
150
American Coot (Red-shielded)
24
Killdeer
7
American Woodcock
30
Wilson's Snipe
5
Greater Yellowlegs
1
Lesser Yellowlegs
30
Ring-billed Gull
9
Double-crested Cormorant
4
Great Blue Heron
1
Cattle Egret

Sitting on dike of second impoundment along Sawyer Lake Rd.

3
Black Vulture
10
Turkey Vulture
1
Golden Eagle

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
Northern Harrier
3
Sharp-shinned Hawk
1
Northern Goshawk

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
Bald Eagle
2
Red-shouldered Hawk
6
Red-tailed Hawk
1
Eastern Screech-Owl
4
Great Horned Owl
1
Short-eared Owl
2
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
1
Red-headed Woodpecker

heard only off Long Curve Rd.

3
Red-bellied Woodpecker
4
Downy Woodpecker
2
Hairy Woodpecker
3
Pileated Woodpecker
2
Northern Flicker
2
American Kestrel
1
Merlin
5
Eastern Phoebe
5
American Crow
46
Tree Swallow
16
Carolina Chickadee
4
Brown-headed Nuthatch
1
Brown Creeper
9
House Wren
3
Sedge Wren
6
Carolina Wren
4
Golden-crowned Kinglet
6
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
3
Hermit Thrush
45
American Robin
5
Gray Catbird
1
Brown Thrasher
2
European Starling
1
American Pipit
2
Field Sparrow
4
White-throated Sparrow
95
Savannah Sparrow
80
Song Sparrow
45
Swamp Sparrow
2
Eastern Towhee
14
Eastern Meadowlark
551
Red-winged Blackbird
12
Common Grackle
1
Orange-crowned Warbler
4
Common Yellowthroat
434
Yellow-rumped Warbler
4
Northern Cardinal
 

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

Yes