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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.

1
Horned Grebe

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

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
12
Red-throated Loon
79
Common Loon

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

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.

 

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

Yes