Date: 4/25/18 3:29 pm
From: Joanne Laskowski via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Shorebird survey for April 24, 2018

> Other observer: Hal Laskowski. 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.
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> Two birds of interest: early arrival date - Indigo Bunting. Late Departure Date: White-winged Scoter

Date Range 24-Apr-18
Locations Chincoteague NWR
Species Name Species Count
Canada Goose --
Blue-winged Teal --
Northern Shoveler --
Gadwall --
American Wigeon --
Mallard --
American Black Duck --
Green-winged Teal --
White-winged Scoter 1
Black Scoter --
Wild Turkey 1
Red-throated Loon 1
Common Loon 14
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Horned Grebe 1
Northern Gannet 52
Double-crested Cormorant 157
Great Blue Heron --
Great Egret --
Snowy Egret --
Little Blue Heron --
Tricolored Heron --
Cattle Egret --
Green Heron 1
Glossy Ibis --
Black Vulture --
Turkey Vulture --
Osprey --
Bald Eagle --
Black-necked Stilt 1
American Oystercatcher 16
Black-bellied Plover 35
Semipalmated Plover 3
Piping Plover 14
Killdeer 2
Whimbrel 23
Marbled Godwit 8
Ruddy Turnstone 1
Sanderling 626
Dunlin 2,791
Short-billed/Long-billed Dowitcher 101
Greater Yellowlegs 125
Willet 249
Lesser Yellowlegs 125
Greater/Lesser Yellowlegs 141
Laughing Gull 7
Herring Gull 232
Lesser Black-backed Gull 11
Great Black-backed Gull 62
Least Tern 25
Common Tern 1
Forster's Tern 52
tern sp. 12
Rock Pigeon 1
Mourning Dove --
Belted Kingfisher 1
Downy Woodpecker --
Northern Flicker --
Blue Jay --
Barn Swallow --
Carolina Chickadee --
Brown-headed Nuthatch --
House Wren --
American Robin --
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling --
Yellow-rumped Warbler --
Prairie Warbler --
Chipping Sparrow --
Northern Cardinal --
Blue Grosbeak 2
Indigo Bunting 1
Eastern Meadowlark --
Red-winged Blackbird --
Brown-headed Cowbird --
Common Grackle --
Boat-tailed Grackle --

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