Date: 4/3/18 6:55 am
From: Joanne Laskowski via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] CHNWR shorebird survey for March 31, 2018
Other observers: Victor Klein and Ric Reichard. Birds were observed during
the regular shorebird survey at Chincoteague NWR. The following areas are
surveyed: Wild Beach (9 mi); The Hook (6 mi); Service Road (10 mi); Beach
Rd (2 mi); Auto Tour Rt (3 mi). If numbers were not noted, a (- ) is
recorded for presence only.

Date Range 31-Mar-18
Locations Chincoteague NWR
Number of Species 67
Number of Individuals 1,400
Species Name Species Count
Canada Goose --
Northern Shoveler --
Gadwall --
Mallard --
American Black Duck --
Green-winged Teal --
Surf Scoter --
Black Scoter --
Long-tailed Duck 1
Hooded Merganser --
Red-breasted Merganser --
Common Loon 24
Horned Grebe 24
Northern Gannet 229
Double-crested Cormorant 22
Great Blue Heron --
Great Egret --
Snowy Egret --
Black Vulture --
Turkey Vulture --
Northern Harrier --
Bald Eagle --
Red-tailed Hawk 5
American Oystercatcher 13
Black-bellied Plover 5
Piping Plover 27
Killdeer 3
Sanderling 246
Dunlin 308
Western Sandpiper 1
Greater Yellowlegs 20
Willet 69
Greater/Lesser Yellowlegs 9
Laughing Gull 9
Ring-billed Gull 14
Herring Gull 278
Lesser Black-backed Gull 10
Great Black-backed Gull 69
Forster's Tern 6
tern sp. 1
Mourning Dove --
Belted Kingfisher --
Northern Flicker --
Eastern Phoebe 5
American Crow --
Tree Swallow --
Barn Swallow --
Carolina Chickadee --
Brown-headed Nuthatch --
Carolina Wren --
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1
American Robin --
European Starling --
Pine Warbler --
Yellow-rumped Warbler --
Chipping Sparrow --
Field Sparrow --
Dark-eyed Junco --
Song Sparrow --
Swamp Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee --
Northern Cardinal --
Eastern Meadowlark --
Red-winged Blackbird --
Brown-headed Cowbird --
Common Grackle --
Boat-tailed Grackle --
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