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Thursday Morning Bird Ramble  

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Here is the bird list for February.

February 13, 2020, Thursday morning Ramble
Wharf Parking lots to Jekyll Island club
9 am to 9:40
13 Species 19 individuals
1.    Mourning Dove 1 
2.    Royal Tern  1 
3.    Wood Stork 5 
4.    Double-crested Cormorant 1 
5.    Red-bellied Woodpecker 1 
6.    Tree Swallow 3 
7.    Carolina Wren 1 
8.    Northern Mockingbird 1 
9.    Eastern Bluebird 1  
10.    House Sparrow1 
11.    Cape May Warbler 1 
12.    Palm Warbler 1 
13.    Yellow-throated Warbler 1
Crane Road 
9:46 am to 10: 20
8 Species 51 individuals
1.    Anhinga  1 
2.    Great Egret 1 
3.    Bald Eagle 2 Two young at the nest 
4.    Red-bellied Woodpecker 1 
5.    Tree Swallow 40 
6.    Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1 
7.    Brown-headed Nuthatch 3 
8.    Northern Cardinal 2 
JI Campground Bird Sanctuary 
10:58 – 11:25 7 Species 13 individuals
1.    Downy Woodpecker 1 
2.    Carolina Chickadee 3 
3.    Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
4.    House Finch 1 
5.    Chipping Sparrow 1 
6.    Common Grackle  2 
7.    Northern Cardinal
Amphitheater Area 
11:35 am to 12:40 pm
16 Species 69 Individuals
1.    Pied-billed Grebe 2 
2.    Anhinga 5 
3.    Black-crowned Night-Heron 8
4.    Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 26 
5.    White Ibis 2 
6.    Roseate Spoonbill  9
7.    Black Vulture 2 
8.    Pileated Woodpecker 1 
9.    White-eyed Vireo 1 
10.    Blue-headed Vireo 1 
11.    Carolina Chickadee 5 
12.    Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1 
13.    Gray Catbird 1 
14.    Brown Thrasher 1  
15.    Pine Warbler 1 
16.    Yellow-rumped Warbler 3

Great Backyard Bird Count
Sunday 16 Feb 2020 8:30 AM
Location Jekyll Island Historic District & Wharf
1 hour, 25 minutes, 1 mile 
44 Species observed 205 individuals

1.    Mourning Dove 2
2.    Semipalmated Plover 30
3.    Dunlin 45 
4.    Western Sandpiper 10 
5.    Short-billed Dowitcher 5 Willet 6 
6.    Laughing Gull 6 
7.    Ring-billed Gull 1
8.    Forster's Tern 2 
9.    Royal Tern 1 
10.    Wood Stork1 
11.    Double-crested Cormorant 2 
12.    American White Pelican 5 
13.    Brown Pelican 2 
14.    Great Blue Heron 1 
15.    Great Egret 1 
16.    Snowy Egret 3 
17.    Little Blue Heron 1 
18.    Black Vulture 2 
19.    Turkey Vulture 1 
20.    Bald Eagle 1 
21.    Belted Kingfisher 1 
22.    Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1 
23.    Red-bellied Woodpecker 1 
24.    Downy Woodpecker 1
25.     Eastern Phoebe 2 
26.    White-eyed Vireo 1
27.    Blue Jay 3 
28.    Carolina Chickadee 4 

29.    Tree Swallow 20 
30.    Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3
31.    Carolina Wren 3 
32.    Northern Mockingbird 2 
33.    Eastern Bluebird 2 
34.    House Sparrow 2 
35.    House Finch 5 
36.    Red-winged Blackbird 3 
37.    Boat-tailed Grackle 6 
38.    Black-and-white Warbler 2 
39.    Orange-crowned Warbler1 
40.    Palm Warbler 2 
41.    Yellow-rumped Warbler 5  
42.    Yellow-throated Warbler 1 
43.    Northern Cardinal 6 

February 20, 2020, 8:55 am to 12:40

High tide falling to low tide

Jekyll Island Historic District & Wharf

Hooded Merganser 3

Forster’s Tern 1

Wood Stork 1

Double-crested Cormorant 1

Brown Pelican 2

Great Blue Heron 1

Great Egret 1

Black Vulture 2

Osprey 1

Eastern Phoebe 1

Carolina Wren 2

 

 Jekyll Island--4H Center and Soccer Fields

Killdeer 10

Sanderling 40

Dunlin 30

Laughing Gull 2

Ring-Billed Gull 1

Gull species Dark gull with white wedges in the leading edge of the wing

The gull was flying away. Don and I both spotted the gull separately and

Came together on this bird

Forster’s Tern 2

Royal Tern 2

Double-crested Cormorant 4

Brown Pelican 2

Turkey Vulture 2

Eastern Bluebird 2

Hermit Thrush 1

Chipping Sparrow 7

Yellow-rumped Warbler 18

Northern Cardinal 3

 

 Beachview Drive North

Piping Plover 4

Killdeer 2

Sanderling 55

Dunlin 70

Ring-billed Gull        1

Forster’s Tern           14

Royal Tern 17

Brown Pelican 14

House Finch 1

Yellow-rumped Warbler 2

 

Jekyll Island--Driftwood Beach

Lesser Scaup 70

Black Scoter 1

Ruddy Turnstone 65

Sanderling 150

Dunlin 150

Willet 26

Ring-billed Gull 20

Brown Pelican 5

 

 Jekyll Island—Campground

Red-bellied 2

Downy Woodpecker 2

White-eyed Vireo 1

Blue Jay 1

Carolina Chickadee 7

Tufted Titmouse 1

Carolina Wren 1

Brown Thrasher 1

American Robin 4

Cedar Waxwing 1

House Finch 2

Chipping Sparrow 4

White-throated Sparrow 2

Common Grackle 3

Yellow-throated Warbler 1

Northern Cardinal 7