Date: 1/29/19 5:50 pm
From: Bob Decker <bdecker.bird...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Gibson county birding
Two good days for my annual January Gibson County expedition. Today was a beautiful day. Large numbers of geese.

Gibson Generating Station -- Outer Perimeter County Roads, Gibson, Indiana, US
Jan 28, 2019 12:51 PM - 4:39 PM
Protocol: Traveling
7.0 mile(s)
37 species

Snow Goose 43500
Ross's Goose 2
Greater White-fronted Goose 192
Canada Goose 166
Trumpeter Swan 2
Northern Shoveler 8
Gadwall 78
Mallard 480
American Black Duck 7
Northern Pintail 22
Lesser Scaup 26
Bufflehead 83
Common Goldeneye 11
Hooded Merganser 11
Common Merganser 15
Mourning Dove 3
Killdeer 2
Ring-billed Gull 257
Great Blue Heron 3
Northern Harrier 1
Bald Eagle 2 1 2nd year, 1 3rd year
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 2
American Kestrel 1
Blue Jay 9
American Crow 1
Tufted Titmouse 2
American Robin 1
European Starling 17
Dark-eyed Junco 6
White-throated Sparrow 1
Savannah Sparrow 5
Song Sparrow 13
Red-winged Blackbird 500
Northern Cardinal 1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52147745

Gibson Generating Station -- Outer Perimeter County Roads, Gibson, Indiana, US
Jan 29, 2019 7:35 AM - 9:42 AM
Protocol: Traveling
9.0 mile(s)
31 species (+1 other taxa)

Snow Goose 60000 25,000 fly over count by hundreds. 1 large uplift of a thick multi-dimension of birds quickly counted and multiplied of 35,000. Then settled back on Gibson Lake, very conservative estimation.
Greater White-fronted Goose 14000 Exact count by hundreds. 10,000 On small lakes on north end. Just south of SR 64. 4000 in newly dug lakes in construction area.
Canada Goose 266
swan sp. 2
Mallard 230
American Black Duck 12
Canvasback 25
Redhead 64
Bufflehead 8
Common Goldeneye 21
Hooded Merganser 4
Common Merganser 1
Mourning Dove 9
Ring-billed Gull 8
Northern Harrier 1
Bald Eagle 4 1 Juvenile, 2 Adults, 1 2nd year,
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 7
Horned Lark 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
American Robin 1
European Starling 2
Field Sparrow 4
American Tree Sparrow 1
Dark-eyed Junco 12
White-crowned Sparrow 12
White-throated Sparrow 1
Red-winged Blackbird 300
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 3
Northern Cardinal 9

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52169656

Wheeling Bottoms, Gibson, Indiana, US
Jan 29, 2019 10:33 AM - 12:05 PM
Protocol: Traveling
7.0 mile(s)
17 species (+1 other taxa)

Snow Goose 150
Tundra Swan 3
swan sp. 11
Mallard 30
Hooded Merganser 5
Northern Bobwhite 9
Great Blue Heron 1
Northern Harrier 2
Red-tailed Hawk 3
Rough-legged Hawk 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
American Kestrel 3
Horned Lark 7
Northern Mockingbird 1
White-throated Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 1
Swamp Sparrow 1
Eastern Meadowlark 4

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52174438

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)

Bob Decker

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