Date: 4/11/17 6:11 pm
From: Kearns, Amy <AKearns...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] GPFWA shorebirds, sedge wrens, forster's terns, grasshopper sparrows, merlin
At Goose Pond FWA in Greene County today, I counted shorebirds in the morning and was later joined by Allisyn Gillet while marking survey points. Highlights were high numbers of greater yellowlegs, singing sedge wrens and grasshopper sparrows, a pair of Forster's terns, a pair of extremely rusty-colored Sandhill cranes, and a merlin.

Goose Pond FWA--Visitor Center, Greene, Indiana, US
Apr 11, 2017 7:25 AM
Protocol: Incidental
1 species

Grasshopper Sparrow 2 Singing on grassy hill west of visitor center parking lot. An insectile song, tsck tsck tssssssssssssssss

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Goose Pond FWA--Field E, Greene, Indiana, US
Apr 11, 2017 8:16 AM - 8:36 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.2 mile(s)
Comments: Likely some additional shorebirds obscured by vegetation. Water l disturbance a
14 species

Mallard 6
Blue-winged Teal 20
Northern Shoveler 5
Green-winged Teal 20
Black-necked Stilt 2
Killdeer 2
Pectoral Sandpiper 48
Wilson's Snipe 6
Greater Yellowlegs 2
Lesser Yellowlegs 49
Field Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 3
Northern Cardinal 2
Red-winged Blackbird 25

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Goose Pond FWA--Field C, Greene, Indiana, US
Apr 11, 2017 8:36 AM - 9:01 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
Comments: Water l disturbance a
15 species

Mallard 2
Blue-winged Teal 4
Black-necked Stilt 2
Killdeer 5
Pectoral Sandpiper 2
Wilson's Snipe 9
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Greater Yellowlegs 1
Lesser Yellowlegs 14
American Crow 1
Field Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 3
Northern Cardinal 1
Red-winged Blackbird 25
American Goldfinch 1

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Goose Pond FWA--Field B, Greene, Indiana, US
Apr 11, 2017 9:02 AM - 9:31 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Water l disturbance a
18 species

Mallard 6
Blue-winged Teal 25
Green-winged Teal 60
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Sandhill Crane 2 Extreme alternate plumage. Very rusty pair together
Black-necked Stilt 4
Killdeer 4
Pectoral Sandpiper 21
Wilson's Snipe 6
Greater Yellowlegs 34 Exact count. Large flocks roosting in the far west side of field
Lesser Yellowlegs 16
Common Yellowthroat 1 Sang witchity witchity from a brushy area on the west levee
Field Sparrow 4
Song Sparrow 7
Swamp Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 2
Red-winged Blackbird 40
Eastern Meadowlark 4

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US-IN-Lyons-47441 - 38.9735x-87.2072, Greene, Indiana, US
Apr 11, 2017 9:42 AM - 10:02 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Private soybean field just west of GPFWA field b. Stopped to count because there were so many greater yellowlegs
4 species

American Golden-Plover 20
Pectoral Sandpiper 25
Greater Yellowlegs 106 Exact count
Lesser Yellowlegs 57 Exact count

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Goose Pond FWA--GP10N, Greene, Indiana, US
Apr 11, 2017 10:54 AM
Protocol: Incidental
1 species

Forster's Tern 2 Alternate. Foraging in SE part of unit

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Goose Pond FWA--GP11N, Greene, Indiana, US
Apr 11, 2017 11:46 AM
Protocol: Incidental
3 species

American Bittern 1 Punk
Sedge Wren 4 Singing in north end of unit. Ch ch ch chchchch All 4 heard singing at same time!! Attached is a recording from when I could hear 4 singing at once. In the recording you can at least hear the two closest birds singing and calling. No playback was used.
Henslow's Sparrow 2

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Goose Pond FWA--GP11S, Greene, Indiana, US
Apr 11, 2017 12:40 PM - 1:19 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
20 species

Canada Goose 6
Gadwall 1
Mallard 4
Blue-winged Teal 30
Northern Shoveler 30
Green-winged Teal 25
Pied-billed Grebe 6
Double-crested Cormorant 30
American White Pelican 20
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 1
Black-necked Stilt 20
Killdeer 1
Pectoral Sandpiper 60
Greater Yellowlegs 4
Lesser Yellowlegs 16
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 1
Tree Swallow 20
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
American Goldfinch 4

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Goose Pond FWA--GP9, Greene, Indiana, US
Apr 11, 2017 1:19 PM
Protocol: Incidental
1 species

Merlin (Taiga) 1

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Amy Kearns
Assistant Biologist
Indiana Division of Fish & Wildlife, Mitchell
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