Wednesday, October 22, 2008

CMBO Sunset Birding at Stone Harbor walk- 10/21/08

Mike Fritz sent word of last evenings finds on the CMBO Sunset walk at Stone Harbor. Looking at the bird list is seems that Stone Harbor and Nummy Island should be a must on the visiting (or local) birder's itinerary. Also, aside from Two Mile Landing area, this seems like it would be an excellent spot to look for the three "salt marsh" sparrows.

Location: Stone Harbor Point
Observation date: 10/21/08
Notes: This list includes birds I saw before my Stone Harbor Walk especially
the "Sharp-tailed sparrows" that I specifically was looking for. I wore waders
and walked most of the length of Nummy Island. Managed to get 4 in one photo!
Other highlights were the Red-Knots, and the single Piping Plover had only one
leg! Also I flushed a Clapper Rail that ended up landing in a Cherry Tree for
some bizarre photos. It was Very windy as the day got later and the tide was
very high when I went "sparrowing".
Number of species: 70

Snow Goose 1
Brant (Atlantic) 500
Canada Goose 6
American Black Duck 13
Surf Scoter 6
Black Scoter 3
Common Loon 1
Northern Gannet 8
Brown Pelican 1
Double-crested Cormorant 90
Great Cormorant 3
American Bittern 1
Great Blue Heron 2
Great Egret 12
Snowy Egret 2
Tricolored Heron 1
Black-crowned Night-Heron 2
Turkey Vulture 4
Osprey 2
Bald Eagle 1
Northern Harrier 3
Cooper's Hawk 1
Merlin 1
Peregrine Falcon 1
Clapper Rail 5
Black-bellied Plover 250
Semipalmated Plover 3
Piping Plover 1
American Oystercatcher 230
Greater Yellowlegs 38
Lesser Yellowlegs 2
Marbled Godwit 2
Ruddy Turnstone 5
Red Knot 125
Sanderling 1200
Western Sandpiper 16
Dunlin 140
peep sp. 8
Short-billed Dowitcher 8
Ring-billed Gull X
Herring Gull X
Great Black-backed Gull X
Royal Tern 2
Rock Pigeon X
Mourning Dove 8
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
Tree Swallow 800
Carolina Wren 2
Golden-crowned Kinglet 6
American Robin 2
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling X
Magnolia Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 25
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Palm Warbler (Western) 3
Palm Warbler (Yellow) 2
Common Yellowthroat 1
Savannah Sparrow 18
Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow 17
Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed Sparrow 10
Seaside Sparrow 5
Song Sparrow 2
Swamp Sparrow 4
White-throated Sparrow 3
Northern Cardinal 2
Red-winged Blackbird X
Boat-tailed Grackle X
House Finch X
House Sparrow X

This report was generated automatically by eBird v2

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