Date: 7/25/17 4:01 pm
From: Kearns, Amy <AKearns...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Goose Pond FWA shorebirds and little blue herons
Don Gorney and I surveyed Goose Pond FWA for least terns and shorebirds today. We saw at least 4 least terns (including 2 juveniles being fed and foraging for themselves) and 348 shorebirds of 12 species, of which killdeer (191) and pectoral sandpipers (58) were the most numerous. Highlights were two juvenile little blue herons, common gallinule families (total of 47 COGA for the day), least terns, and alternate plumage stilt sandpipers.


The most diverse shorebird units were MPE4, MPW4&5, and GP11S. Of these, viewing is easiest in MPE4 by parking at the 1200W MPE north end parking lot, hiking over the footbridge and then south along the east levee of MPE to stand in the morning shade (about a half mile hike). Viewing the shorebirds and little blue herons in MPW would be more difficult, as the best viewing is from the east levee and requires about a mile hike or more- and then the birds were distant and often behind heavy vegetation. Many of our MPW shorebirds were seen in flight over the unit when a bald eagle put them up. GP11S shorebirds were in the east side of the unit and would also need a half mile or so hike to the east for best scope views.


Goose Pond FWA--Main Pool East, Greene, Indiana, US
Jul 25, 2017 7:10 AM - 8:05 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.2 mile(s)
Comments: Water n. All shorebirds in subunit MPE4
41 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 66
Wood Duck 57
Northern Bobwhite 1
Pied-billed Grebe 5
Double-crested Cormorant 19
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 12
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1 Adult seen in flight
Red-shouldered Hawk 2
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Common Gallinule 22 All seen. Adults and young.
American Coot (Red-shielded) 2
Semipalmated Plover 2 Exact count, adults
Killdeer 55 Exact count
Stilt Sandpiper 3 Exact count, alternate adults
Least Sandpiper 8 Exact count
Pectoral Sandpiper 6 Exact count
Semipalmated Sandpiper 2 Exact count
Spotted Sandpiper 2 Exact count
Solitary Sandpiper 1 Exact count
Greater Yellowlegs 4 Exact count
Lesser Yellowlegs 10 Exact count
Belted Kingfisher 5
Downy Woodpecker 1
Willow Flycatcher 4
Eastern Kingbird 3
Bell's Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 7
American Crow 3
Tree Swallow 11
swallow sp. 20
House Wren 3
Carolina Wren 2
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 3
European Starling 1
Common Yellowthroat 13
Yellow Warbler 4
Field Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 19
Indigo Bunting 4
Red-winged Blackbird 22
American Goldfinch 7

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Goose Pond FWA--Main Pool West, Greene, Indiana, US
Jul 25, 2017 8:05 AM - 9:46 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.2 mile(s)
Comments: Water n. Observations from east levee.
42 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 21
Wood Duck 26
Mallard 11
Blue-winged Teal 2
Ring-necked Duck 1 Continuing adult male. Details in previous checklists.
Double-crested Cormorant 9
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 80
Great Egret 149
Little Blue Heron 2 Juv. Small white wader. Yellowish legs. Bicolored bill with pink at base and bluish-black distally. In flight had greyish tips to primaries. With GREG and perched at east end of double ditches on snags.
Bald Eagle 2 One adult one immature
Common Gallinule 8
Black-necked Stilt (Black-necked) 17 Exact count
Killdeer 78 Exact count
Stilt Sandpiper 2 Exact count, alternate adults
Least Sandpiper 3 Exact count
Pectoral Sandpiper 19 Exact count
Semipalmated Sandpiper 2 Exact count
Short-billed Dowitcher 3 Exact count, alternate adults
Spotted Sandpiper 5 Exact count
Greater Yellowlegs 3 Exact count
Lesser Yellowlegs 18 Exact count
Least Tern 4 Two adults and two juv.
Mourning Dove 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Willow Flycatcher 6
Eastern Kingbird 6
Bell's Vireo 2
American Crow 6
Tree Swallow 11
Bank Swallow 2
Barn Swallow 4
Cliff Swallow 1
swallow sp. 20
American Robin 3
Gray Catbird 6
Common Yellowthroat 6
Yellow Warbler 4
Song Sparrow 21
Blue Grosbeak 1
Indigo Bunting 1
Red-winged Blackbird 27
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
American Goldfinch 1

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Goose Pond FWA--GP4, Greene, Indiana, US
Jul 25, 2017 10:10 AM - 10:37 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.2 mile(s)
22 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 27
Wood Duck 34
Mallard (Northern) 22
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 6
Common Gallinule 16 All seen. Adults and juvs.
Killdeer 3 Exact count
Pectoral Sandpiper 1 Exact count
Eastern Phoebe 1
Eastern Kingbird 2
Bell's Vireo 2
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 1
Tree Swallow 1
Bank Swallow 1
swallow sp. 5
Carolina Wren 1
Gray Catbird 6
Common Yellowthroat 6
Song Sparrow 8
Dickcissel 1
Red-winged Blackbird 11
American Goldfinch 4

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Goose Pond FWA--GP1, Greene, Indiana, US
Jul 25, 2017 10:43 AM - 11:16 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: water l
15 species

Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 1
Turkey Vulture 4
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Eastern Kingbird 1
Tree Swallow 350
Bank Swallow 1900 Swallows were estimated by 100's, perched on wires along 1100W. Don took photos
Cliff Swallow 5
Sedge Wren 2
Common Yellowthroat 5
Henslow's Sparrow 2
Field Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 9
Indigo Bunting 3
Dickcissel 2
American Goldfinch 2

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Goose Pond FWA--GP2, Greene, Indiana, US
Jul 25, 2017 11:18 AM - 11:35 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.4 mile(s)
14 species

Wood Duck 2
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 1
Common Gallinule 1
Least Tern 1 distant, not aged
Mourning Dove 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Bell's Vireo 1
Tree Swallow 100
Bank Swallow 8
House Wren 3
Gray Catbird 3
Common Yellowthroat 4
Song Sparrow 5
Indigo Bunting 1

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Goose Pond FWA--GP5N, Greene, Indiana, US
Jul 25, 2017 11:40 AM - 11:57 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.6 mile(s)
8 species

Wood Duck 40
Mallard 2
Killdeer 9
House Wren 1
Common Yellowthroat 2
Henslow's Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 5
American Goldfinch 2

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Goose Pond FWA--GP8, Greene, Indiana, US
Jul 25, 2017 12:52 PM - 1:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.3 mile(s)
13 species

Canada Goose 24
Wood Duck 5
Mallard 3
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 8
Great Egret 20
Killdeer 3
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Greater Yellowlegs 1
Sedge Wren 1
Common Yellowthroat 2
Henslow's Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 4
Indigo Bunting 2

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Goose Pond FWA--GP11S, Greene, Indiana, US
Jul 25, 2017 1:28 PM - 1:51 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
12 species

Canada Goose 2
Mallard 1
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 2
Killdeer 38 Exact count
Least Sandpiper 1 Exact count
Pectoral Sandpiper 32 Exact count
Lesser Yellowlegs 8 Exact count
American Crow 6
European Starling 2
Field Sparrow 1
Red-winged Blackbird 7

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Goose Pond FWA--Beehunter Marsh BH3, Greene, Indiana, US
Jul 25, 2017 2:11 PM - 2:23 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.3 mile(s)
6 species

Wood Duck 2
Killdeer 4 Exact count
Least Sandpiper 1
Spotted Sandpiper 2 Exact count
Gray Catbird 1
American Goldfinch 2

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Goose Pond FWA--Beehunter Marsh BH2, Greene, Indiana, US
Jul 25, 2017 2:26 PM - 2:56 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.2 mile(s)
7 species

Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Killdeer 1
Mourning Dove 1
American Crow 2
Barn Swallow 1
Cliff Swallow 5
Common Yellowthroat 1

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Amy Kearns
Assistant Nongame Bird Biologist
Indiana Division of Fish & Wildlife
562 DNR Rd Mitchell IN 47446
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(812) 849-4586<tel:%28812%29%20849-4586> ext. 223 (office)
(812) 844-3042 (cell)

 
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