Date: 8/13/19 6:08 am From: Rob Blye <rwblye...> Subject: [de-birds] Fwd: eBird Report - Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Aug 11, 2019
On behalf of Frank Rohrbacker and Delaware Ornithological Society, I have forwarded an eBird checklist for the DOS Shorebirds II filed trip to Bombay Hook NWR on Sunday August 11. For those who attended the outing, please send me an email request to share this checklist if you want to add it to your eBird account. I shared it with those whose contact information I already had. (<rwb226...> or <rwblye...>)
By sharing this checklist we can avoid having 30 or more checklists in eBird for the same trip and reduce the volunteer reviewer's time in vetting the information.
Better living through birds,
Robert W. Blye 34603 Doe Run Lewes DE 19958-3332 302 945-8618 610 213-2413 mobile
Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Kent, Delaware, US Aug 11, 2019 7:36 AM - 11:38 AM Protocol: Traveling 13.11 mile(s) Comments: DOS Shorebirds II field trip led by Frank Rohrbacker. Some 36 people (more or less) attended in a loose caravan of about 15 vehicles. Our car included four birders from Sussex Bird Club. This checklist captures the birds seen by our group which includes most of the species seen by the entire group. We observed cardinal flower in bloom at the end of Finis Pool Road. A great time was had by all. Lunch for our group at Boondocks near Smyrna. 54 species (+1 other taxa)
Canada Goose 30 Mute Swan 2 Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1 heard, then seen, in woods near Finis Pool American Avocet 200 Black-bellied Plover 31 Semipalmated Plover 23 Killdeer 2 Stilt Sandpiper 8 Least Sandpiper 1 Semipalmated Sandpiper 650 Western Sandpiper 75 Peeps with long drooping bills. Semipalmated sandpipers evident for comparison. I'D by Andy Urquhart and Joe Swertinski among others. Short-billed Dowitcher 20 Greater Yellowlegs 100 Willet 1 Lesser Yellowlegs 75 Laughing Gull 41 Herring Gull 1 Gull-billed Tern 1 Black bill, slow wing beat, light body and wings, larger than forster's it was with Caspian Tern 6 Black Tern 1 photos to be added by others Forster's Tern 40 Double-crested Cormorant 1 American White Pelican 10 large, white pelican, continuing Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 19 Great Egret 30 Snowy Egret 25 Little Blue Heron 1 Glossy Ibis 3 Turkey Vulture 2 Osprey 2 Bald Eagle 6 Red-bellied Woodpecker 1 Peregrine Falcon 1 Eastern Wood-Pewee 1 heard in woods near Finis Pool Acadian Flycatcher 1 heard in woods near Finis Pool Eastern Kingbird 2 Red-eyed Vireo 1 heard in woods near Finis Pool American Crow 2 Carolina Chickadee 1 Purple Martin 6 Tree Swallow 8 Bank Swallow 1 Barn Swallow 7 swallow sp. 20 Marsh Wren 3 Carolina Wren 2 heard in woods near Finis Pool European Starling 1 American Goldfinch 3 Field Sparrow 2 Seaside Sparrow 1 Red-winged Blackbird 20 Common Yellowthroat 2 Northern Cardinal 2 Blue Grosbeak 1 Indigo Bunting 2