BIRDING RECORDS


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TONY WHITE’S BAHAMAS BIRDS SPRING  2013 REPORT

The attached pdf contains the details of birds recorded, including the first-ever sighting of a scaly-naped pigeon in the Bahamas. The report is dedicated to the memory of Tony Hepburn, well-known Bahamas Attorney, bird-watcher and photographer. If you want to find out what birds to see where on Abaco, this is a great place to start…

If anyone would like to be on the mailing list for these regular reports – invaluable for up-to-date information about species and locations – let me know. 

BAHAMAS BIRDS REPORT SPRING 2013

The annual South Abaco bird count took place in mid-December. The birding group was split into two parties. Janene Roessler has kindly sent me the ‘score sheet’ for her party. The results are very interesting, not least because of 114 target species for the season, they saw 55 – very close to 50%. Click on the link below to see the complete record of the birds ticked off on the count sheet. I am hoping to get the data for the other party. It will be interesting how the two groups and their count totals compare. When I get the details, I’ll add them here.

SOUTH ABACO BIRD COUNT Dec 12 

BNT Abaco Bird Club - Monthly Bird Walk - Saturday, November 17, 2012

Total Participants: 12

Weather: 75 degrees with 12 mph winds, partly cloudy sky

Sites: Stink Pond and Abaco Heights – about 3 miles west of Marsh Harbour 

  1. Green Heron
  2. Northern Mocking Bird
  3. Loggerhead Kingbird
  4. White-Crowned Pigeons
  5. Cuban Emerald
  6. Belted Kingfisher
  7. Great Egret
  8. American Coots
  9. Red Winged Black Bird
  10. Common Yellow Throat
  11. American Redstarts
  12. Hairy Woodpecker (Male and Female)
  13. Greater Antillean Bullfinch
  14. Black Faced Grassquit
  15. Thick-billed Vireo
  16. Bananaquit
  17. Red-legged Thrush
  18. ?? Hawk – (silhouette only, too far away to determine species)
  19. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
  20. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
  21. Northern Waterthrush
  22. Gray Catbird
  23. Western Spindalis (Male and Female)
  24. Bahama Yellowthroat
  25. Priarie Warbler
  26. Red Tailed Hawk
  27. Palm Warbler
  28. Yellow-throated Warbler
  29. Cuban Pewee
  30. Turkey Vulture
  31. Common Ground-Dove

ALEX & TRISH FINDLATER’S NATURAL HISTORY FIELD NOTES & BIRDING LIST from an expedition with Ricky Johnson (2011) FINDLATERS’ FIELD NOTES March 2011 

4 May 2011                                             MARGARET HOAG’S DELPHI BIRDING RECORD 2010 / 2011                     Click on record to enlarge

BIRD CHECKLIST FOR RICKY JOHNSON’S ECO TOUR (March 2011)                                           (Note impressive number of boxes ticked in one day…)

I will be posting in detail about Ricky’s tours in due course [NOTE May 2011 now under way, see HOME and EXPLORE pages] with photos, but in the meantime it’s well worth seeing how very effective he is as a guide!  Click on record to enlarge

CLICK on title for the enthusiastic but inept  DELPHI CLUB GOOD BIRD GUIDE 2010



 

 

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