Camp TALON 6/4/14 – Sapelo Island

On the fourth day of the camp, we took a ferry ride to Sapelo Island and enjoyed a nice field trip led by Malcolm Hodges. While I did not get any lifers, the day brought great birds and an awesome environment. I did not get any good pictures but below are species lists.

Birds (56 species, 0 lifers):

Wood Duck 7 – 1 female and 6 juvenile

Wood Stork 20

American White Pelican 2

Brown Pelican 50

Great Blue Heron 2

Great Egret 20

Snowy Egret 15

Little Blue Heron 1

Tricolored Heron 5

Green Heron 3

Glossy Ibis 1

Black Vulture 3

Turkey Vulture 10

Osprey 2

Clapper Rail 3

Common Gallinule 1

Black-bellied Plover 1

Wilson’s Plover 2

Willet (Eastern) 2

Sanderling 8

Laughing Gull 50

Forster’s Tern 10

Royal Tern 60

Sandwich Tern 15

Black Skimmer 5

Mourning Dove 1

Common Ground-Dove 2

Chimney Swift 5

Red-headed Woodpecker 2

Red-bellied Woodpecker 5

Pileated Woodpecker 1

Acadian Flycatcher 1

Great Crested Flycatcher 1

Eastern Kingbird 2

White-eyed Vireo 3

Yellow-throated Vireo 1

Red-eyed Vireo

American Crow 1

Fish Crow 1

Barn Swallow 2

Carolina Chickadee 1

Tufted Titmouse 1

Marsh Wren 5

Carolina Wren 1

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4

Eastern Bluebird 1

Northern Mockingbird 10

Northern Parula 5

Pine Warbler 5

Yellow-throated Warbler 10

Northern Cardinal 2

Painted Bunting 1

Red-winged Blackbird 25

Boat-tailed Grackle 30

Brown-headed Cowbird 1

 

Succulents (1 species, 0 lifers):

Glasswort

 

Exotic Invasives (2 species, 1 lifer):

Japanese Honeysuckle

*Chinese Tallowtree

 

Lichens (2 species, 0 lifers):

Perforated Ruffle Lichen

Usnea Strigosa

 

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