Date: 5/8/18 4:49 pm
From: Douglas Vogus <vogeye...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Ottawa NWR Monthly Census
*MAY 06, 2018 - OTTAWA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE MONTHLY CENSUS.*
*ROUTES*: Usual morning & afternoon routes (east and west sides in the
morning - back side in the afternoon), except where closed for eagle
nesting. Also a stop at the Ottawa NWR Boss Unit.
*TIME*: 8:00am - 12:30pm; 2:00pm - 7:40pm *TEMP.*: 52 ~ 77 ~ 66 *COND.*:
Sunny and clear early, warming throughout the day; west winds at 5mph;
around 3:15pm a coldfront moved in from the west, turning cloudy, then dark
with lightning, winds W/NW at 10-15mph, and a thunderstorm, lasting until
about 4:30pm; much cooler and cloudy after that. *OBS. EAST*: Ed Pierce,
Jim Reyda, Al & Betty Schlecht. *OBS. WEST*: Jennifer Kuehn, Donna Kuhn,
Dave & Kim Myles, Tony Szilagye, Douglas W. Vogus. *OBS. AFTERNOON*: Bob
Bartolotta, Ed Pierce, Jim Reyda, Douglas W. Vogus.

*I. MAMMALS*: 5 SPECIES.

1. Eastern Cottontail - 11
2. Woodchuck - 4
3. Eastern Fox Squirrel - 8
4. Common Muskrat - 12
5. Common Raccoon - 4


*II. BIRDS*: 128 SPECIES, 4,141 TOTAL BIRDS.

1. Canada Goose - 335
2. Trumpeter Swan - 53
3. Wood Duck - 20
4. Gadwall - 16
5. Mallard - 32
6. Blue-winged Teal - 2
7. Green-winged Teal - 4
8. Redhead - 1
9. Lesser Scaup - 2 (both males)
10. Hooded Merganser - 2
11. Ruddy Duck - 4
12. Pied-billed Grebe - 9
13. Mourning Dove - 12
14. Chimney Swift - 2
15. Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 1
16. Virginia Rail - 3
17. Sora - 11
18. Common Gallinule - 6
19. American Coot - 124
20. Sandhill Crane - 8
21. Black-necked Stilt - 1 (first seen by D. Vogus flying over Stange
Rd., later re-found in flooded impoundment east of Stange Prairie - Second
Record on Census)
22. Black-bellied Plover - 8 (flooded field across from the Boss Unit)
23. American Golden-Plover - 240 (flooded field across from the Boss
Unit)
24. Killdeer - 25
25. Dunlin - 4 (one fly-over at Adam Grimm Prairie & 3 in flooded field
across from the Boss Unit)
26. Least Sandpiper - 3 (flooded field along Krause Rd.)
27. Pectoral Sandpiper - 4 (flooded field across from the Boss Unit)
28. Long-billed Dowitcher - 1 (flooded field across from the Boss Unit)
29. Spotted Sandpiper - 4 (one found by D. Vogus along Crane Creek at
Rt. 2 with a piece of fishing line and a hook hanging from its neck)
30. Solitary Sandpiper - 5
31. Lesser Yellowlegs - 16
32. Ring-billed Gull - 4
33. Herring Gull - 6
34. Caspian Tern - 5
35. Common Tern - 25
36. Double-crested Cormorant - 35
37. American White Pelican - 9
38. Great Blue Heron - 53
39. Great Egret - 101
40. Snowy Egret - 3
41. Green Heron - 7
42. Turkey Vulture - 29
43. Bald Eagle - 15 (10 adult,4 immature, 1 chick in nest)
44. Northern Harrier - 2
45. Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1
46. Cooper's Hawk - 3
47. Red-shouldered Hawk - 1
48. Red-tailed Hawk - 5
49. Rough-legged Hawk - 1 (light morph)
50. Great Horned Owl - 1 (down-covered young)
51. Belted Kingfisher - 1
52. Red-headed Woodpecker - 4
53. Red-bellied Woodpecker - 13
54. Downy Woodpecker - 10
55. Hairy Woodpecker - 1
56. Northern Flicker - 15
57. American Kestrel - 1
58. Willow Flycatcher - 1 (also: 1 Unidentified *Empidonax* Flycatcher)
59. Least Flycatcher - 1
60. Eastern Phoebe - 5
61. Great Crested Flycatcher - 3
62. Eastern Kingbird - 12
63. White-eyed Vireo - 1
64. Blue-headed Vireo - 1
65. Warbling Vireo - 19
66. Red-eyed Vireo - 2
67. Blue Jay - 88
68. Horned Lark - 11
69. Purple Martin - 86
70. Tree Swallow - 449
71. Cliff Swallow - 1
72. Barn Swallow - 36
73. Black-capped Chickadee - 3
74. Tufted Titmouse - 2
75. White-breasted Nuthatch - 7
76. House Wren - 33
77. Marsh Wren - 2
78. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 6
79. Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 6
80. Eastern Bluebird - 5
81. Veery - 1
82. Gray-cheeked Thrush - 2
83. Swainson's Thrush - 12
84. Hermit Thrush - 1
85. Wood Thrush - 2
86. American Robin - 47
87. Gray Catbird - 60
88. Brown Thrasher - 8
89. European Starling - 56
90. House Sparrow - 6
91. House Finch - 4
92. American Goldfinch - 23
93. Ovenbird - 1
94. Northern Waterthrush - 9
95. Black-and-white Warbler - 3
96. Prothonotary Warbler - 7
97. Tennessee Warbler - 2
98. Orange-crowned Warbler - 2
99. Nashville Warbler - 27
100. Common Yellowthroat - 26
101. American Redstart - 1
102. Cape May Warbler - 1
103. Northern Parula - 4
104. Magnolia Warbler - 5
105. Bay-breasted Warbler - 2
106. Blackburnian Warbler - 1
107. Yellow Warbler - 336
108. Chestnut-sided Warbler - 5
109. Blackpoll Warbler - 12
110. Palm Warbler - 44
111. Yellow-rumped Warbler - 109
112. Black-throated Green Warbler - 12
113. Chipping Sparrow - 7
114. Field Sparrow - 8
115. Song Sparrow - 50
116. Lincoln's Sparrow - 2
117. Swamp Sparrow - 22
118. White-throated Sparrow - 13
119. White-crowned Sparrow - 18
120. Northern Cardinal - 27
121. Rose-breasted Grosbeak - 6
122. Indigo Bunting - 2
123. Red-winged Blackbird - 914
124. Eastern Meadowlark - 1
125. Common Grackle - 99
126. Brown-headed Cowbird - 24
127. Orchard Oriole - 1
128. Baltimore Oriole - 26


*III. REPTILES*: 6 SPECIES.

1. Common Snapping Turtle - 1
2. Map Turtle - 7
3. Midland Painted Turtle - 28
4. Blanding's Turtle - 1
5. Northern Water Snake - 7
6. Black Rat Snake - 1


*IV. AMPHIBIANS*: 2 SPECIES.

1. Bullfrog - many
2. Northern Leopard Frog - 6


*V. FISHES*: 4 SPECIES.

1. Bowfin - 2
2. Common Carp - 10
3. Largemouth Bass - 1
4. Bluegill - 10


*VI. BUTTERFLIES*: 2 SPECIES.

1. Cabbage Butterfly - 3
2. American Painted Lady - 1


Douglas W. Vogus - Akron, Ohio.

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