Date: 8/21/17 4:36 pm
From: Kearns, Amy <AKearns...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Goose Pond FWA shorebirds buff-breasted and western sandpiper
Gary Langell and I counted 687 individual shorebirds of 13 species at Goose Pond FWA today. Most numerous were pectoral sandpiper (291) and killdeer (259). Highlights were buff-breasted and western sandpiper in MPE4. Today we noted good numbers of blue-winged teal for the first time this fall, with 115 counted. Some waders seem to have dispersed already, as we had zero night-herons and only one immature little blue heron for the day.


Goose Pond FWA--GP4, Greene, Indiana, US
Aug 21, 2017 7:21 AM - 9:05 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance &#61; A, Water Level &#61; N With Michael Brown for part of the time. Briefly viewed from levee, then parked at east parking lot and walked into unit to view from east looking west. Mud is firm and easy walking, nice close views of foraging shorebirds.
28 species

Canada Goose 1
Wood Duck 14
Blue-winged Teal 20
Mallard 9
Least Bittern 1 kak
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 1
Cooper's Hawk 1 imm
Red-shouldered Hawk 2
Common Gallinule 5 family group with downy young
Black-necked Stilt 3 Exact count;
Semipalmated Plover 1 Exact count; adult;
Killdeer 85 Estimated
Least Sandpiper 4 Exact count;
Pectoral Sandpiper 190 Estimated
Semipalmated Sandpiper 2 Exact count;
Short-billed Dowitcher 1 Exact count; juvenile;
Wilson's Snipe 3 Exact count;
Lesser Yellowlegs 6 Exact count;
Mourning Dove 5
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Eastern Kingbird 1
Bell's Vireo 3
Carolina Chickadee 1
Gray Catbird 2
Song Sparrow 4
Blue Grosbeak 1
Bobolink 1

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Goose Pond FWA--GP2, Greene, Indiana, US
Aug 21, 2017 9:06 AM - 9:17 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.2 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance &#61; A, Water Level &#61; H
6 species

Wood Duck 19
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Henslow's Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 2
Eastern Meadowlark 1
American Goldfinch 3

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Goose Pond FWA--GP5N, Greene, Indiana, US
Aug 21, 2017 9:20 AM - 9:50 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.75 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance = A, Water Level = L
15 species

Wood Duck 31
Green Heron 2
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 2
Semipalmated Plover 2
Killdeer 10 Exact count;
Least Sandpiper 13 Exact count;
Pectoral Sandpiper 12 Exact count;
Semipalmated Sandpiper 4 Exact count;
Lesser Yellowlegs 4 Exact count;
American Crow 1
Field Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 1
Indigo Bunting 1

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Goose Pond FWA--Main Pool East, Greene, Indiana, US
Aug 21, 2017 9:55 AM - 11:13 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.1 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance &#61; A, Water Level &#61; L All shorebirds in MPE4, viewing from east levee
23 species

Canada Goose 47
Wood Duck 79
Blue-winged Teal 83 The biggest group we saw all day
Mallard 1
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Double-crested Cormorant 7
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 14
Great Egret 4
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
American Coot 2
Black-necked Stilt 6
Semipalmated Plover 1
Killdeer 94 Exact count;
Least Sandpiper 12
Buff-breasted Sandpiper 1 not always visible; frequently hidden in grass and then running out into mud. MPE4
Pectoral Sandpiper 48
Semipalmated Sandpiper 3
Western Sandpiper 1 MPE4 Juvenile. More front heavy or "chesty" than SESAs next to it. Rufous scapulars. Black legs and heavier bill base on long black downcurved bill
Greater Yellowlegs 2
Lesser Yellowlegs 18
Mourning Dove 2
Indigo Bunting 1

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Goose Pond FWA--Main Pool West, Greene, Indiana, US
Aug 21, 2017 11:14 AM - 12:01 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.6 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance = A, Water Level = L
18 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 16
Wood Duck 7
Mallard 2
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 100
Great Egret 126
Little Blue Heron 1 imm
Cooper's Hawk 1 imm
Black-necked Stilt 10 Exact count;
Killdeer 21 Exact count;
Pectoral Sandpiper 4 Exact count;
Greater Yellowlegs 4 Exact count;
Lesser Yellowlegs 5 Exact count;
Bell's Vireo 1
American Crow 9
Tree Swallow 20
Bank Swallow 150
Barn Swallow 20
swallow sp. 50
American Robin 2

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Goose Pond FWA--GP9, Greene, Indiana, US
Aug 21, 2017 12:09 PM - 12:12 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.3 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance &#61; A, Water Level &#61; H Looking in from 1400W
2 species

Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2

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Goose Pond FWA--GP8, Greene, Indiana, US
Aug 21, 2017 12:16 PM - 12:32 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.4 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance = A, Water Level = H
10 species

Wood Duck 1
Mallard 1
Great Egret 7
Killdeer 3
Spotted Sandpiper 2 Exact count;
Greater Yellowlegs 1 Exact count;
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Henslow's Sparrow 1
Eastern Meadowlark 1
American Goldfinch 3

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Goose Pond FWA--Beehunter Marsh BH3, Greene, Indiana, US
Aug 21, 2017 1:08 PM - 1:16 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance = A, Water Level = L. All shorebirds in south west corner.
3 species

Killdeer 3 Exact count;
Least Sandpiper 2 Exact count;
Spotted Sandpiper 1 Exact count;

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Goose Pond FWA--GP10N, Greene, Indiana, US
Aug 21, 2017 1:35 PM - 3:04 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance = A, Water Level = N;
19 species

Wood Duck 2
Blue-winged Teal 12
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 10
Great Egret 21
Northern Harrier 1 adult female
Killdeer 3 Exact count;
Least Sandpiper 6
Pectoral Sandpiper 7
Greater Yellowlegs 1 Exact count;
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Bell's Vireo 2
Purple Martin 5
Tree Swallow 8
Bank Swallow 6
Barn Swallow 4
Common Yellowthroat 3
Field Sparrow 3
American Goldfinch 2

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Goose Pond FWA--GP11S, Greene, Indiana, US
Aug 21, 2017 1:35 PM - 2:46 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance = A, Water Level = L
17 species

Wood Duck 37
Semipalmated Plover 5 Exact count;
Killdeer 40 Estimated
Least Sandpiper 9 Exact count;
Pectoral Sandpiper 30 Estimated
Spotted Sandpiper 1 Exact count;
Lesser Yellowlegs 3 Exact count;
American Crow 32
Purple Martin 5
Tree Swallow 10
Bank Swallow 35
Barn Swallow 3
Carolina Wren 1
Gray Catbird 2
Common Yellowthroat 4
Eastern Towhee 1
Blue Grosbeak 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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