Date: 9/12/18 4:38 pm
From: world oceans <world.oceans7...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Post Hurricane Florence birding
Thanks, Phil! I am sure we all greatly appreciate your efforts in compiling
this summary.

Safe birding,
James Gibson

On Thu, Sep 13, 2018 at 12:56 AM Phil Davis <pdavis...> wrote:

> Hi MDBirders:
>
> Apparently there is no historical storm that very closely matches the
> characteristics of Florence; however, there have been some earlier similar
> strong storms that moved inland into the Carolinas, particularly Hazel,
> Hugo, Fran, Floyd, and Isabel.
>
> I did a quick and dirty search of the MD/DC Records Committee database to
> see what pelagic-type birds were reported in the wake of these storms. The
> results are tallied, below. I am making no distinction between records that
> were accepted and reports that were not accepted, or even reports for which
> no documentation was provided (many ... sigh) and, therefore, no review
> could be conducted. This information is provided primarily to pique your
> interest and prepare your thinking about where you may want to go (safely!)
> after the storm passes. For each hurricane, the entries basically follow a
> chronologic, not taxonomic, order:
>
>
> *Hazel - Oct 1954: *Leach's Storm-Petrel - Royal Oak, Talbot Co.
> Sooty Tern - Baltimore City
>
>
> *Hugo - Sep 1989: *Pterodroma, sp. - Bellevue, Talbot Co.
> Red Phalarope - Sandy Point State Park, Anne Arundel Co.
> Great Cormorant - Sycamore Landing, Montgomery Co.
> American White Pelican - Blackwater NWR, Dorchester [back when they were
> rare in MD]
>
>
> *Fran - Sep 1996: *Parasitic Jaeger - Sparrows Pt., Baltimore
> Roseate Tern - Potomac River, DC
> Sooty Tern - Little Seneca Lake (Black Hills Regional Park), Montgomery Co.
> Sooty Tern - Woodrow Wilson Bridge, PG Co.
> Sooty Tern - Ocean City inlet, Worcester Co.
> Sooty Tern - North Beach, Calvert Co.
> Sooty Tern - Sandy Point State Park, Anne Arundel Co.
> Sooty Tern - Sparrows Point, Baltimore
> Pterodroma, sp. - Sandy Point State Park, Anne Arundel Co.
> Pterodroma, sp. - Woodrow Wilson Bridge, PG Co.
> Cory's Shearwater - Woodrow Wilson Bridge, PG Co.
> Procellariidae sp. - North Beach, Calvert Co.
> Brown Pelican - Royal Oak, Talbot [back when they were rare in the Bay]
> Long-tailed Jaeger - Lilypons, Frederick Co.
> Roseate Tern - Woodrow Wilson Bridge, PG Co.
> Roseate Tern - North Beach, Calvert Co.
> Bridled Tern - Woodrow Wilson Bridge, PG Co.
> Sooty Tern (5) - Sandy Point State Park, Anne Arundel Co.
> Sooty Tern - Sherwood, Talbot Co.
> Sooty Tern - Bellevue, Talbot Co.
> Sooty Tern - North Beach, Calvert Co.
> Anhinga - Town Hill, Allegany Co.
> Black-capped Petrel - St. Michael's, Talbot Co. [specimen]
>
>
> *Floyd - Sep 1999: *Bridled Tern (2) - Point Lookout State Park, St.
> Mary's Co.
> Bridled Tern - Point Lookout State Park, St. Mary's Co.
> Black Skimmer - Georgetown Reservoir, DC
> Royal Tern - Gravelly Point, Potomac River, DC
> Oceanodroma sp. - North Beach, Calvert Co.
> Sooty/Bridled Tern sp. - Pax River NAS, St. Mary's Co.
> Sooty Tern - Ocean City inlet, Worcester Co.
> Sooty Tern - Pax River NAS, St. Mary's Co.
>
>
> *Isabel - Sep 2003: *Wilson's Storm-Petrel (3) - Potomac River, DC
> Band-rumped Storm-Petrel - Potomac River, DC
> Oceanodroma sp. - Potomac River, Marshall Hall, Charles Co.
> Red Phalarope - Rock Gap State Park, Allegany Co.
> Long-tailed Jaeger - Tilghman Island, Talbot Co.
> Roseate Tern - North Beach, Calvert Co.
> Arctic Tern - North Beach, Calvert Co.
> Bridled Tern - North Beach, Calvert Co.
> Sooty Tern - Elm Beach, St. Mary's Co.
> Sooty Tern - Stevensville, Kent Co.
> Sooty Tern - Tolchester, Kent Co.
>
>
> Please submit reviewable observations to the MD/DC Records Committee (or
> you written and/or photo eBird documentation will get to us, too).
>
> Note: Sooty Terns are no longer reviewable, except from locations other
> than over the ocean, coastal Worcester County, in major Chesapeake Bay
> tributaries, or along the Potomac River south of Prince George's County. In
> other words, Sooty Terns are reviewable, inland.
>
>
> There you go! Hope this helps.
>
> Be prepared. Stay safe.
>
> Phil
>
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> MD/DC Records Committee
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>
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