Date: 4/20/17 6:01 pm
From: Kearns, Amy <AKearns...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Goose Pond FWA shorebirds
Ben O'Neal and I surveyed birds at Goose Pond FWA today. We did not find any of the rarities reported from earlier in the week. We counted 1,079 shorebirds of 14 species, with lesser yellowlegs (370), pectoral sandpipers (264) and black-necked stilt (175) the most numerous.

Beehunter Marsh Units 4 & 5, Greene, Indiana, US
Apr 20, 2017 6:30 AM - 7:55 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
26 species

Canada Goose 15
Mallard 20
Blue-winged Teal 50
American Bittern 3
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 2
Sora 12
American Coot 20
Wilson's Snipe 5
Solitary Sandpiper 3
Greater Yellowlegs 20 Mostly flyovers
Lesser Yellowlegs 10
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 1
American Crow 3
Tree Swallow 1
Marsh Wren 4 Individually counted
Brown Thrasher 1
Common Yellowthroat 3
Yellow Warbler 2
Field Sparrow 8
Song Sparrow 20
Swamp Sparrow 40
Red-winged Blackbird 75
Brown-headed Cowbird 5
American Goldfinch 4

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Beehunter Marsh Units 4 & 5, Greene, Indiana, US
Apr 20, 2017 8:13 AM - 8:18 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.2 mile(s)
Comments: Ditch birds
20 species

Downy Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Eastern Kingbird 1
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 2
Blue Jay 1
Tufted Titmouse 2
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Prothonotary Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 2
Yellow Warbler 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 2
Field Sparrow 3
White-crowned Sparrow 3
Song Sparrow 3
Northern Cardinal 2
Red-winged Blackbird 5
Common Grackle 10
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
American Goldfinch 2

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Goose Pond FWA--GP6E, Greene, Indiana, US
Apr 20, 2017 9:19 AM
Protocol: Incidental
1 species

Grasshopper Sparrow 1

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Goose Pond FWA--Main Pool West south bridge (CR1200W), Greene, Indiana, US
Apr 20, 2017 9:31 AM - 9:39 AM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: Disturbance a water n
27 species

Canada Goose 20
Gadwall 4
Double-crested Cormorant 20
American White Pelican 12
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 2
Great Egret 10
Cooper's Hawk 1
Black-necked Stilt 5
Killdeer 2
Pectoral Sandpiper 20
Wilson's Snipe 1
Greater Yellowlegs 4
Lesser Yellowlegs 1
Mourning Dove 1
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Tree Swallow 5
Barn Swallow 4
House Wren 1
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 1
Common Yellowthroat 2
Palm Warbler 2
Song Sparrow 2
Blue Grosbeak 1 Singing male
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
Orchard Oriole 1
American Goldfinch 2

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Goose Pond FWA--Beehunter Marsh BH2, Greene, Indiana, US
Apr 20, 2017 10:11 AM - 11:04 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance a water l
28 species

Canada Goose 30
Wood Duck 1
Mallard 5
Blue-winged Teal 25
Green-winged Teal 3
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 2
Sora 1
Black-necked Stilt 16
Semipalmated Plover 3
Killdeer 7
Pectoral Sandpiper 11
Wilson's Snipe 3
Solitary Sandpiper 3
Greater Yellowlegs 14
Lesser Yellowlegs 63
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 3
House Wren 2
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 1
Prothonotary Warbler 1
Palm Warbler 1
Yellow-breasted Chat 1 Singing in a ditch, seen well. Bright yellow breast and throat, dull upper parts, large bill and body and long tailed.
Field Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 3
Red-winged Blackbird 25
Common Grackle 30
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
American Goldfinch 4

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Goose Pond FWA--Beehunter Marsh BH3, Greene, Indiana, US
Apr 20, 2017 11:10 AM - 11:40 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance a water n
23 species

Canada Goose 6
Mallard 4
Blue-winged Teal 15
Northern Shoveler 8
Green-winged Teal 3
Hooded Merganser 2
Sora 1
Black-necked Stilt 4
Semipalmated Plover 1
Killdeer 1
Least Sandpiper 23
Pectoral Sandpiper 21
Wilson's Snipe 7
Solitary Sandpiper 2
Greater Yellowlegs 4
Lesser Yellowlegs 25
Barn Swallow 5
Carolina Wren 1
Common Yellowthroat 2
Song Sparrow 14
Swamp Sparrow 4
Red-winged Blackbird 20
Common Grackle 20

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Goose Pond FWA--GP1, Greene, Indiana, US
Apr 20, 2017 12:01 PM - 12:36 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance a water levell
24 species

Canada Goose 6
Wood Duck 2
Gadwall 10
Mallard 6
Blue-winged Teal 100
Northern Shoveler 25
Green-winged Teal 25
Turkey Vulture 10
Northern Harrier 1
American Coot 25
Black-necked Stilt 4
Killdeer 1
Pectoral Sandpiper 10
Wilson's Snipe 2
Spotted Sandpiper 2
Solitary Sandpiper 2
Greater Yellowlegs 9
Lesser Yellowlegs 9
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 2
Henslow's Sparrow 1
Field Sparrow 5
Song Sparrow 5
Swamp Sparrow 5
Red-winged Blackbird 25

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Goose Pond FWA--GP5N, Greene, Indiana, US
Apr 20, 2017 12:41 PM - 12:57 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.75 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance a water n
21 species

Canada Goose 15
Wood Duck 2
Gadwall 4
Mallard 2
Blue-winged Teal 75
Green-winged Teal 25
American Coot 25
Black-necked Stilt 4
Killdeer 1
Pectoral Sandpiper 1
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Greater Yellowlegs 1
Lesser Yellowlegs 6
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 2
Tree Swallow 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
Henslow's Sparrow 1
Swamp Sparrow 3
Red-winged Blackbird 15
Common Grackle 20

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36119468

Goose Pond FWA--Main Pool West, Greene, Indiana, US
Apr 20, 2017 1:14 PM - 2:55 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance a water level n Impending thunderstorms kept us from counting birds from the east levee. This count was made from SR 59 only
33 species

Canada Goose 50
Gadwall 20
Mallard 25
Blue-winged Teal 200
Northern Shoveler 50
Green-winged Teal 25
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Double-crested Cormorant 5
American White Pelican 8
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 4
Great Egret 16
Sora 2
American Coot 300
Black-necked Stilt 69 Exact count
American Golden-Plover 1
Semipalmated Plover 8 Exact count
Killdeer 5
Dunlin 100 Estimated
Least Sandpiper 10 Estimated
Pectoral Sandpiper 170
Short-billed Dowitcher 1
Long-billed Dowitcher 2
Wilson's Snipe 4
Solitary Sandpiper 4
Greater Yellowlegs 3
Lesser Yellowlegs 132
Peregrine Falcon 1 Unbanded adult
Tree Swallow 5
Barn Swallow 3
Marsh Wren 2
Yellow Warbler 2
Song Sparrow 1
Red-winged Blackbird 75

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Goose Pond FWA--GP11S, Greene, Indiana, US
Apr 20, 2017 3:10 PM - 3:44 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance a water level n
27 species

Canada Goose 10
Gadwall 2
Mallard 4
Blue-winged Teal 40
Northern Shoveler 2
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Black-necked Stilt 73 Exact count
American Golden-Plover 1
Semipalmated Plover 1
Killdeer 2
Pectoral Sandpiper 31
Wilson's Snipe 2
Solitary Sandpiper 2
Greater Yellowlegs 2
Lesser Yellowlegs 123 One leucistic individual, similar to a LEYE seen in MPE on 4-20 last spring. White cheeks, sides of neck, and top of back. See pics
Warbling Vireo 4
Tree Swallow 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
Yellow Warbler 1
Palm Warbler 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Song Sparrow 1
Swamp Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 1
Blue Grosbeak 1
Red-winged Blackbird 20

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Goose Pond FWA--GP6W, Greene County, Indiana, US, Greene, Indiana, US
Apr 20, 2017 4:40 PM - 4:42 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: Disturbance a water h
5 species

Blue-winged Teal 4
Northern Bobwhite 1
Lesser Yellowlegs 1
Red-winged Blackbird 3
Orchard Oriole 1

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