Date: 8/9/17 1:59 pm
From: Kearns, Amy <AKearns...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Goose Pond FWA shorebirds
Fall shorebirds are picking up at Goose Pond FWA, Greene County. Lee Sterrenburg and I counted 1172 individuals representing 12 species today. Pectoral sandpipers (614) and killdeer (357) were the most numerous. Our highlights were our first two brightly plumaged juvenile short-billed dowitchers for the year and an adult black-bellied plover transitioning between alternate and basic plumage. The best shorebird habitat today was in units GP4, GP11S, and MPE4 and all these units look like they will only get better into next week. Non-shorebird highlights were black-crowned night-herons and little blue herons.


Goose Pond FWA--Main Pool West, Greene, Indiana, US
Aug 9, 2017 7:17 AM - 8:50 AM
Protocol: Traveling
5.1 mile(s)
Comments: Water n disturbance a
37 species

Canada Goose 1
Wood Duck 50 Estimated
Ring-necked Duck 2 Adult male and second year male continue
Double-crested Cormorant 15
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 40
Great Egret 40
Little Blue Heron 3 Immature
Black-crowned Night-Heron 7 4 Adult 3 second year
Northern Harrier 1 Adult female
Bald Eagle 3 1 Juv, 2 ads
Black-necked Stilt 6
Semipalmated Plover 1
Killdeer 53
Least Sandpiper 12
Pectoral Sandpiper 21
Spotted Sandpiper 3
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Greater Yellowlegs 5
Lesser Yellowlegs 8
Mourning Dove 20
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Eastern Kingbird 8
Bell's Vireo 2
American Crow 7
Tree Swallow 100
Bank Swallow 150
Barn Swallow 25
Sedge Wren 8
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Gray Catbird 5
Common Yellowthroat 5
Yellow Warbler 3
Field Sparrow 5
Song Sparrow 30
Indigo Bunting 25
Dickcissel 1
Red-winged Blackbird 100

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Goose Pond FWA--Main Pool East, Greene, Indiana, US
Aug 9, 2017 8:54 AM - 10:13 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: Water n disturbance a. All shorebirds in MPE4
28 species

Wood Duck 35
Mallard 3
Double-crested Cormorant 7
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 10
Great Egret 25
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1 Imm
Red-tailed Hawk 2 Adults
Common Gallinule 2
American Coot 1
Semipalmated Plover 3 adults
Killdeer 55
Least Sandpiper 14
Pectoral Sandpiper 206
Semipalmated Sandpiper 2
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Greater Yellowlegs 2
Lesser Yellowlegs 18
Belted Kingfisher 5
Willow Flycatcher 1
Bell's Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo 2
Tufted Titmouse 1
Gray Catbird 3
Common Yellowthroat 3
Song Sparrow 8
Indigo Bunting 2
American Goldfinch 5

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Goose Pond FWA--GP11S, Greene, Indiana, US
Aug 9, 2017 10:22 AM - 11:17 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.6 mile(s)
Comments: water n disturbance a Shorebirds on the east side of the unit requiring about a 3/4 mile hike on levee.
27 species

Wood Duck 3
Mallard 6
Northern Bobwhite 2
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 5
Turkey Vulture 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Semipalmated Plover 1
Killdeer 72
Least Sandpiper 4
Pectoral Sandpiper 114
Semipalmated Sandpiper 1
Short-billed Dowitcher 1 Bright juvenile
Spotted Sandpiper 3
Greater Yellowlegs 6
Lesser Yellowlegs 9
Mourning Dove 5
Chimney Swift 2
American Kestrel 1
American Crow 2
Tree Swallow 70
Cliff Swallow 1
Gray Catbird 1
Cedar Waxwing 1
Song Sparrow 1
Indigo Bunting 4
Eastern Meadowlark 1
American Goldfinch 2

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Goose Pond FWA--GP9, Greene, Indiana, US
Aug 9, 2017 11:15 AM - 11:20 AM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: water h disturbance a Looked into the unit from the levee at the 1400W parking lot
5 species

Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 1
Tree Swallow 5
Song Sparrow 1
Indigo Bunting 1
Red-winged Blackbird 1

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Goose Pond FWA--GP8, Greene, Indiana, US
Aug 9, 2017 11:32 AM - 11:59 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: Water h disturbance a
16 species

Canada Goose 4
Wood Duck 11
Mallard 1
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 7
Great Egret 15
Turkey Vulture 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Killdeer 6
Pectoral Sandpiper 4
Barn Owl 0 Deceased. Found feather remains on levee
American Crow 4
Sedge Wren 1
Carolina Wren 1
Field Sparrow 3
Red-winged Blackbird 5
American Goldfinch 2

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Goose Pond FWA--GP4, Greene, Indiana, US
Aug 9, 2017 12:21 PM - 1:37 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Water n disturbance a Shorebirds are mostly in the west side of unit, requiring about a half mile hike one way, or about one mile to go completely around the unit on the levee from the east parking lot to the north parking lot (or vice versa)
33 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 165
Wood Duck 20
Mallard 50
Wild Turkey 14 12 young half grown from 2 broods that were together with 2 hens
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 15
Great Egret 30
Common Gallinule 6
Black-bellied Plover 1 Transitional adult
Semipalmated Plover 13
Killdeer 169
Least Sandpiper 8
Pectoral Sandpiper 269
Semipalmated Sandpiper 1
Short-billed Dowitcher 1 Juv
Spotted Sandpiper 2
Greater Yellowlegs 4
Lesser Yellowlegs 31
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Eastern Kingbird 7
Bell's Vireo 3
American Crow 10
Tree Swallow 300
Bank Swallow 50
Cliff Swallow 1
swallow sp. 50
Carolina Wren 1
Gray Catbird 2
Vesper Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 5
Blue Grosbeak 1
Indigo Bunting 2
American Goldfinch 6

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Goose Pond FWA--GP2, Greene, Indiana, US
Aug 9, 2017 1:41 PM - 1:47 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.3 mile(s)
Comments: Water h disturbance a
4 species

Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 1
Turkey Vulture 1
Indigo Bunting 1
American Goldfinch 1

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Goose Pond FWA--Beehunter Marsh BH2, Greene, Indiana, US
Aug 9, 2017 2:03 PM - 2:08 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: Water l disturbance a Looked in from parking lot. Tall veg no water or mud visible
0 species


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Goose Pond FWA--GP5N, Greene, Indiana, US
Aug 9, 2017 2:12 PM - 2:23 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.6 mile(s)
Comments: Water n disturbance a
6 species

Wood Duck 18
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 1
Killdeer 2
Common Yellowthroat 2
Field Sparrow 1
Indigo Bunting 3

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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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