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Saturday's checklist:

I hadn't taken a half-marathon birding hike since September, and it was about time. 🙂  Awesome day!  I got the American Wigeon lifer, and I'm reasonably sure this is the most species I've reported.  See my long checklist notes for details about the day.

https://ebird.org/checklist/S121919041

Sunday's first checklist:

A quick hit and run the get the Florida Scrub Jay lifer.  I prefer lifers in my county for the friendly species count competition, but the Florida Scrub Jay has been extinct in Palm beach County since 2018.   I almost left after five minutes when I spotted the bird but decided to stick around just a little while.  The timing did work out perfectly though, as while working on the second checklist, I was at the right place at the right time to meet somebody who pointed out the Wilsson's Snipe Lifer:

https://ebird.org/checklist/S121957507

Sunday's second checklist.  A good day at the hotspot, and I got the Wilson's Snipe lifer:

https://ebird.org/checklist/S121976020

Today's checklist:

Good number of species for starting a checklist in the heat of the middle of the day.  I got a Northern Harrier photo lifer:

https://ebird.org/checklist/S122037669

 



 

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Went out birding from my family's boat today. Took six hours, but I managed to cover the whole lake! Highlights included three Golden Eagles, a Red-breasted Merganser, somewhere in the range of 50 Common Loons, at least 190 Lewis's Woodpeckers, Several Bonaparte's Gulls, and nearly 2500 Coots! Surprisingly missed Pacific Loon, which I had never missed here before. 

https://ebird.org/tripreport/84333

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18 hours ago, Aidan B said:

Went out birding from my family's boat today. Took six hours, but I managed to cover the whole lake! Highlights included three Golden Eagles, a Red-breasted Merganser, somewhere in the range of 50 Common Loons, at least 190 Lewis's Woodpeckers, Several Bonaparte's Gulls, and nearly 2500 Coots! Surprisingly missed Pacific Loon, which I had never missed here before. 

https://ebird.org/tripreport/84333

WOW!  I'm on a roll but have a ton to see - 58 of your 93 species would have been lifers for me. 

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Too late to edit the last post, as I normally include multiple, daily checklists with one post here.  I did submit a second checklist today.  Not a big mission like the first one, but I was hoping to spot a Red-breasted Merganser, as I need it for a lifer, and they've started showing up here, but none were to be found:

Not a lot of species, but that can be normal for this pier.  I was limited also, as the eastern edge of the pier was blocked off.  This inaccessible section is the best birding area at the hotspot.  It was most-likely blocked off due to some damage from Hurricane Nicole.

https://ebird.org/checklist/S122308079

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Today was a semi-rest day, and I wasn't expecting a log of species, given the places I was going to.  I did get some good decent photos though.  The Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was a hotspot lifer for the first checklist:

https://ebird.org/checklist/S122466028

I explored some small trails that I hadn't been on before:

https://ebird.org/checklist/S122468050

 

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I started the checklist at an odd time of day for this place, and there were many long, lulls without any birds at all, but getting two lifers, the Orange-crowned Warbler, and Great Horned Owl, was well worth it.

https://ebird.org/checklist/S122625543

A brief, stationary, nocturnal checklist quickly got me the unmistakable sounds of an Eastern Whip-poor-will lifer:

https://ebird.org/checklist/S122630033

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Whew, two lifers in one checklist?!?! I guess that's Whitefish point for ya! Words can't describe how hyped I was to find my lifer Boreal Chickadee - enjoy my extremely rushed photography attempts 😅Apparently the first fall record for the point in 6 years of this species that is sadly declining in Michigan.

2nd lifer was some nemesis-no-more Red Crossbills flyover! 

eBird Checklist - 18 Nov 2022 - Whitefish Point - 33 species (+1 other taxa)

Also, 1st time I've ever had to do a write up for a CANG. Feels weird....

 

 

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Two checklists today:

I joined an Audobon Everglades guided tour, but our guide is not on eBird, so I kept the list.  I'll be changing the number of participants and sharing it out by tomorrow the latest.  Come back late tomorrow or Monday for more pictures.  Lots of people with better lenses than I were on the trip, so hopefully, there will be a lot of great photos.  The only great pic I took was of the Loggerhead Shrike:

https://ebird.org/checklist/S122650945

I discovered more tails on the refuge:

https://ebird.org/checklist/S122662248

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