Posted by: DarkEyedJunc0 | February 11, 2011

AL, MS & LA: Birding Trip Stats & Report

Date Range Feb 5, 2011 – Feb 11, 2011
Total Number of Species 91
Total Number of Checklists 16
Number of Species each day  (Feb 5, 2011 = 26)  (Feb 6 = 65)  (Feb 7 = 21)
(Feb 8 = 13) (Feb 9 = 14) (Feb 10 = 16) (Feb 11 = 25)
New Lifebirds – 15
New States visited 2 (Mississippi #41 and Alabama #42)

Locations
Alabama- Bayou LaBatre area
Alabama- Dauphin Island & Surrounding area
Alabama- Langin Park, Bot Grdns, Art Museum
Alabama- Mobile
Alabama- U of South Alabama Campus
Louisiana- New Orleans
Louisiana- Slidell
Mississippi- Gulfport Area
Missippi- Route 90 (Biloxi west to Waveland)
Mississippi- Biloxi Lighthouse
Mississippi- Davis Bayou (Natl Seashore)
Mississippi- DeSoto Forest
Mississippi- Sandhill Crane NWR

Species seen (in Taxonomic Order)

  1. Snow Goose
  2. Canada Goose
  3. Mallard
  4. Mottled Duck
  5. Northern Pintail
  6. Ring-necked Duck
  7. Bufflehead
  8. Common Goldeneye
  9. Red-breasted Merganser
  10. Common Loon
  11. Pied-billed Grebe
  12. Double-crested Cormorant
  13. American White Pelican
  14. Brown Pelican
  15. Great Blue Heron
  16. Great Egret
  17. Snowy Egret
  18. Tricolored Heron
  19. Reddish Egret
  20. Cattle Egret
  21. Black Vulture
  22. Turkey Vulture
  23. Osprey
  24. Bald Eagle
  25. Northern Harrier
  26. Red-tailed Hawk
  27. American Kestrel
  28. Merlin
  29. Peregrine Falcon
  30. Clapper Rail
  31. American Coot
  32. Mississippi Sandhill Crane
  33. Greater Sandhill Crane
  34. Black-bellied Plover
  35. Snowy Plover
  36. Semipalmated Plover
  37. Piping Plover
  38. Killdeer
  39. Spotted Sandpiper
  40. Willet
  41. Lesser Yellowlegs
  42. Ruddy Turnstone
  43. Sanderling
  44. Dunlin
  45. Short-billed Dowitcher
  46. Long-billed Dowitcher
  47. Wilson’s Snipe
  48. American Woodcock
  49. Laughing Gull
  50. Ring-billed Gull
  51. Herring Gull
  52. Caspian Tern
  53. Royal Tern
  54. Black Skimmer
  55. Rock Pigeon
  56. Eurasian Collared-Dove
  57. Mourning Dove
  58. Belted Kingfisher
  59. Red-bellied Woodpecker
  60. Downy Woodpecker
  61. Red-cockaded Woodpecker
  62. Northern Flicker
  63. Pileated Woodpecker
  64. Eastern Phoebe
  65. Loggerhead Shrike
  66. Blue Jay
  67. American Crow
  68. Fish Crow
  69. Carolina Chickadee
  70. Tufted Titmouse
  71. Brown-headed Nuthatch
  72. Carolina Wren
  73. House Wren
  74. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
  75. Eastern Bluebird
  76. American Robin
  77. Northern Mockingbird
  78. Brown Thrasher
  79. European Starling
  80. Orange-crowned Warbler
  81. Yellow-rumped Warbler
  82. Pine Warbler
  83. Palm Warbler
  84. Eastern Towhee
  85. Chipping Sparrow
  86. Swamp Sparrow
  87. Northern Cardinal
  88. Red-winged Blackbird
  89. Eastern Meadowlark
  90. House Finch
  91. American Goldfinch

“Other” notable wildlife seen

Snapping Turtle, Bayou Davis, MS
White-Tailed Deer, Sandhill Crane NWR, MS
Brown Rat, Garden District, New Orleans, LA

(no Gators – per the Gulf Coast Gator Ranch, the unseasonably “cold” weather we had kept the Alligators docile)

Weather Stats

Sat, Feb 5     (Bayou LaBatre & Mobile, AL 38°F) (Back Home – NJ – 36°F )
Sun, Feb 6   (Dauphin Island, AL 42°F) (Back Home – NJ – 38°F )
Mon, Feb 7  (Biloxi, MS & New Orleans, LA 49°F) (Back Home – NJ – 34°F )
Tues, Feb 8  (Biloxi, MS& Spanish Fort, AL 42°F) (Back Home – NJ – 30°F )
Wed, Feb 9  (Biloxi & Ocean Springs, MS 46°F) (Back Home – NJ – 21°F )
Thurs, Feb 10 (Biloxi & Latimer, MS 38°F) (Back Home – NJ – 24°F )
Fri, Feb 11 (Biloxi & Gulfport, MS 38°F) (Back Home – NJ – 26°F )

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