Date: 8/7/17 3:37 pm
From: Douglas Vogus <vogeye...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Ottawa NWR Census
AUGUST 06, 2017 - OTTAWA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE MONTHLY CENSUS.
ROUTES: Usual morning and afternoon routes (east and west sides in the
morning, back side in the afternoon.)
TIME: 8:00am - 12:20pm; 2:10pm - 5:50pm TEMP.: 67 ~ 81 ~ 77 COND.: Mostly
cloudy, changing to a clouds/sun mix; winds 5mph from SW;
warming, then turning mostly cloudy in the afternoon, winds S/SE at 5-10mph.
OBS. EAST: Katie Clink, Jim Koppen, Ed Pierce. OBS. WEST: Peter Keefe,
Jennifer Keuhn, Donna Kuhn, Dave & Kim Myles, Jim Reyda,
Al & Betty Schlecht, Douglas W. Vogus. OBS. AFTERNOON: Jim Koppen, Ed
Pierce, Jim Reyda, Douglas W. Vogus.

I. MAMMALS: 8 SPECIES.

1. Eastern Cottontail - 34
2. Woodchuck - 2
3. Eastern Fox Squirrel - 8
4. American Beaver - 1 (First August Record on Census)
5. Common Muskrat - 6
6. Common Raccoon - 2
7. Mink - 1
8. White-tailed Deer - 4 (3 doe,1 fawn)


II. BIRDS: 98 SPECIES, 5,007 TOTAL BIRDS.

1. Canada Goose - 273
2. Trumpeter Swan - 93 (neckbands: "0A0" - yellow & "3A8" - yellow)
3. Wood Duck - 137
4. Mallard - 51
5. Pied-billed Grebe - 31
6. Mourning Dove - 25
7. Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 6
8. Black-billed Cuckoo - 1
9. Chimney Swift - 3
10. Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 3
11. Common Gallinule - 16 (4 adults,3 juveniles,9 chicks)
12. Sandhill Crane - 1
13. Semipalmated Plover - 7
14. Killdeer - 52
15. Dunlin - 4
16. Least Sandpiper - 6
17. Pectoral Sandpiper - 5
18. Semipalmated Sandpiper - 8
19. Short-billed Dowitcher - 3
20. Wilson's Snipe - 1
21. Spotted Sandpiper - 6
22. Greater Yellowlegs - 9
23. Lesser Yellowlegs - 29
24. Wilson's Phalarope - 1
25. Ring-billed Gull - 112
26. Herring Gull - 1
27. Caspian Tern - 38
28. Common Tern - 3
29. Double-crested Cormorant - 38
30. Least Bittern - 2
31. Great Blue Heron - 126
32. Great Egret - 235
33. Snowy Egret - 3
34. Green Heron - 25
35. Black-crowned Night-Heron - 5
36. Osprey - 3
37. Bald Eagle - 4 (3 adult,1 immature)
38. Northern Harrier - 2 (1 male,1 female)
39. Cooper's Hawk - 3
40. Red-tailed Hawk - 16
41. Great Horned Owl - 1
42. Belted Kingfisher - 5
43. Red-headed Woodpecker - 4
44. Red-bellied Woodpecker - 2
45. Downy Woodpecker - 21
46. Hairy Woodpecker - 2
47. Northern Flicker - 38
48. Eastern Wood-Pewee - 8
49. Willow Flycatcher - 6
50. Least Flycatcher - 3
51. Eastern Phoebe - 26
52. Great Crested Flycatcher - 2
53. Eastern Kingbird - 33
54. Warbling Vireo - 8
55. Red-eyed Vireo - 2
56. Blue Jay - 31
57. American Crow - 4
58. Horned Lark - 3
59. Purple Martin - 137
60. Tree Swallow - 524
61. Northern Rough-winged Swallow - 3
62. Bank Swallow - 31
63. Barn Swallow - 191
64. Black-capped Chickadee - 2
65. Tufted Titmouse - 2
66. White-breasted Nuthatch - 5
67. House Wren - 29
68. Marsh Wren - 27
69. Carolina Wren - 1
70. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 2
71. Eastern Bluebird - 2
72. American Robin - 204
73. Gray Catbird - 62
74. Brown Thrasher - 1
75. European Starling - 646
76. Cedar Waxwing - 66
77. House Sparrow - 27
78. House Finch - 5
79. American Goldfinch - 48
80. Northern Waterthrush - 1
81. Prothonotary Warbler - 1
82. Common Yellowthroat - 42
83. Yellow Warbler - 62
84. Eastern Towhee - 1
85. Chipping Sparrow - 11
86. Field Sparrow - 12
87. Savannah Sparrow - 1
88. Song Sparrow - 85
89. Swamp Sparrow - 16
90. Northern Cardinal - 40
91. Indigo Bunting - 43
92. Dickcissel - 6
93. Bobolink - 3
94. Red-winged Blackbird - 941
95. Common Grackle - 74
96. Brown-headed Cowbird - 19
97. Orchard Oriole - 3
98. Baltimore Oriole - 26


III. REPTILES: 2 SPECIES.

1. Midland Painted Turtle - 10
2. Northern Water Snake - 1

Unknown snake - 1 (being eaten by a Great Egret)


IV. AMPHIBIANS: 2 SPECIES.

1. Bullfrog - 3
2. Green Frog - 3


V. FISHES: 4 SPECIES.

1. Bowfin - 1
2. Common Carp - 2
3. Largemouth Bass - 1
4. Bluegill - 30


VI. BUTTERFLIES: 9 SPECIES.

1. Eastern Black Swallowtail - 3
2. Cabbage Butterfly - 10
3. Clouded Sulphur - 12
4. Orange Sulphur - 1
5. Red Admiral - 1
6. Common Buckeye - 1
7. Viceroy - 4
8. Monarch - 27
9. Silver-spotted Skipper - 1


Douglas W. Vogus - Akron, Ohio.

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