Thursday, August 26, 2010

25 days of Stratford Point

Here is a list of the species I have recorded at Stratford Point during the first 25 days of White-tailed Kite mania. This only includes official surveys completed by myself. It does not include some sighted outside that time by others such as the Wilson's Storm-Petrel seen a few days ago. The official tally is 88, but it is likely over 90 on the site as a whole. Did you visit and see something not listed? Please email it to me! We would love to hear about it. This goes for any "good" sighting you have there or at any of our sanctuaries or centers (PDF file).

1. Mute Swan
2. Green-winged Teal
3. Brown Pelican
4. Double-crested Cormorant
5. Great Blue Heron
6. Great Egret
7. Snowy Egret
8. Cattle Egret
9. Green Heron
10. Glossy Ibis
11. Turkey Vulture
12. Osprey
13. White-tailed Kite
14. Sharp-shinned Hawk
15. American Kestrel
16. Merlin
17. Peregrine Falcon
18. Black-bellied Plover
19. American Golden-Plover
20. Semipalmated Plover
21. Piping Plover
22. Killdeer
23. American Oystercatcher
24. Spotted Sandpiper
25. Greater Yellowlegs
26. Willet (and “western” subspecies)
27. Lesser Yellowlegs
28. Whimbrel
29. Ruddy Turnstone
30. Sanderling
31. Semipalmated Sandpiper
32. Least Sandpiper
33. Short-billed Dowitcher
34. Laughing Gull
35. Ring-billed Gull
36. Herring Gull
37. Great Black-backed Gull
38. Least Tern
39. Black Tern
40. Roseate Tern
41. Common Tern
42. Forster's Tern
43. Royal Tern
44. Black Skimmer
45. Rock Pigeon
46. Mourning Dove
47. Monk Parakeet
48. Chimney Swift
49. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
50. Downy Woodpecker
51. Northern Flicker
52. Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
53. Willow Flycatcher
54. Eastern Kingbird
55. Blue Jay
56. American Crow
57. Fish Crow
58. Northern Rough-winged Swallow
59. Purple Martin
60. Tree Swallow
61. Bank Swallow
62. Barn Swallow
63. Cliff Swallow
64. Tufted Titmouse
65. Red-breasted Nuthatch
66. Carolina Wren
67. House Wren
68. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
69. American Robin
70. Gray Catbird
71. Northern Mockingbird
72. European Starling
73. Cedar Waxwing
74. Yellow Warbler
75. Prairie Warbler
76. Common Yellowthroat
77. Song Sparrow
78. Northern Cardinal
79. Indigo Bunting
80. Bobolink
81. Red-winged Blackbird
82. Common Grackle
83. Brown-headed Cowbird
84. Orchard Oriole
85. Baltimore Oriole
86. House Finch
87. American Goldfinch
88. House Sparrow

I would bet a couple more warblers were here, too. If someone had been there to see it fly by Stratford Point we could add a Caspian Tern from Milford Point seen a couple weeks ago. That is exactly why we have seen so much more, from the Brown Pelican to Cattle Egret to many other more common birds - more time and more eyes in the field. Caspian Tern is one we still missed. What else could have gone by without us knowing? I don't think I want to ponder question that too much...let's just hope it wasn't any better than a White-tailed Kite.

1 comment:

  1. Scott,

    There was a juvenile Western Sandpiper at Stratford Point yesterday (8/26). I should have gone inside to tell Twan,but I thought that Western was already on his list this month. Also, I know that he has to work and can't be running outside to view birds at the drop of a hat.