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Checklist S15785053

 
Location
Belmar North to base of Sandy Hook- along shore, Monmouth County, New Jersey, US ( Map )
Date and Effort
Sat Mar 26, 2011 8:30 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
35
Duration:
1 hour(s)
Distance:
17.1 mile(s)
Observers:
Doug Gochfeld List , Heydi Lopes List , Paulagic Birding , Samuel Paul Galick List , Scott Barnes List , Tom Reed List
Comments:
Traveling by boat, 100-200 meters of the shore.
Species
16 species total
100
Brant

On the rock jetties, also a pair flying north apparently migrating

2000
Surf Scoter

A majority of the Scoters, (~95%) were at the base of the hook.

50
White-winged Scoter

A majority of the Scoters, (~95%) were at the base of the hook.

1500
Black Scoter

A majority of the Scoters, (~95%) were at the base of the hook.

46
Long-tailed Duck

A few coming into basic plumage.

58
Red-breasted Merganser

3 flocks flushed as we steamed North, a group of 7, 9 and 12.

12
Red-throated Loon
79
Common Loon

In various stages of molt. Only 7 were seen from the starboard side.

1
Horned Grebe

Seen flying due east roughly even with the boat while we were heading north up the shore.

400
Northern Gannet

Large feeding and swirling group with gulls, scoters etc., offshore, close to the base of the hook.

4
Double-crested Cormorant

Over land behind an apartment complex. Flying North.

0
American Oystercatcher
3
Laughing Gull
230
Ring-billed Gull
420
Herring Gull
2
Glaucous Gull

Young bird sitting on a piling along the shore well south of the hook. Another first year came in to the chum line for a while, molting p1.

110
Great Black-backed Gull
Additional species seen by Tom Reed:
1
American Oystercatcher
Additional species seen by Scott Barnes:
1
American Oystercatcher
Additional species seen by Samuel Paul Galick:
1
American Oystercatcher
 

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

Yes