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Checklist S15785047

 
Location
NY pelagic - western Suffolk County offshore waters , Suffolk County, New York, US ( Map )
Date and Effort
Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:30 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
35
Duration:
7 hour(s)
Distance:
39.999 mile(s)
Observers:
Angus Wilson List , Benjamin Van Doren List , Doug Gochfeld List , Paulagic Birding , Tom Johnson List
Comments:
boat trip out of Freeport, NY on the Captain Lou with See Life Paulagics; trip led by Paul Guris with Richard Veit, Angus Wilson, Doug Gochfeld, and Tom Johnson co-leading; very cold, 15-20 F with northwest wind increasing in the afternoon, seas 2-4 feet inshore, 4-6 feet offshore. Birds on this checklist are only those recorded once the boat was well clear of the inlet. The map point for this checklist is plotted near the outermost point of our travels which corresponded to a high concentration of alcids, primarily Common Murres.
Species
17 species (+2 other taxa) total
4
White-winged Scoter
20
Black Scoter
4
scoter sp.
40
Long-tailed Duck
35
Red-throated Loon
11
Common Loon
56
Northern Gannet
31
Common Murre

*uncommon - many flushed off water in front of the boat, others seen commuting; Most in groups of 1 and 2, but groups of 3 and 6 observed as well; ~75% of birds still in full basic plumage (heads), 25% molting, with some almost with totally black heads; photos of many

1
Thick-billed Murre
27
Razorbill

mostly inshore out to ~10 miles, but some well offshore; photos of some; often flocks of several at a time rather than singles

66
large alcid sp.

likely Common Murres and Razorbils

21
Black-legged Kittiwake

*uncommon, high count - all adults, some photographed well

3
Bonaparte's Gull
1
Ring-billed Gull
135
Herring Gull
1
Iceland Gull (Iceland)

*uncommon - 2nd cycle - photos

2
Lesser Black-backed Gull

*uncommon - 1 adult, 1 2nd cycle - photos of both

1
Glaucous Gull

*uncommon - 1st/2nd cycle seen at distance just off Jones Inlet in the afternoon

29
Great Black-backed Gull
 

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

Yes