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Bird Report – October 2009

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REPORT FOR WORLD BIRD MIGRATORY DAY, OCTOBER 2009

ST. KITTS, WEST INDIES

 

World Migratory Bird day in the Caribbean was scheduled for Saturday, October 10, 2009, by the SCSCB, and I decided to celebrate it by recording birds on my home island of St. Kitts on Friday October 9, and Monday October 12, 2009.

A total of 62 different species were spotted over the two days, and one probable, but not confirmed. Many of these species were seen in more than one location but I decided to report only the first location that they were spotted. While it is customary for all of the birds spotted in one location along with the estimated number to be noted, I chose to record just the different species that were spotted over the course of the two days for this particular venture.

 

 

Friday, October 9, 2009

Fortlands residential Area and Western Basseterre Habour. (Approx distance, 1mile)

American Kestrel, Eurasian Collard Dove, Zenaida Dove, Lesser Antillean Bullfinch, Black Faced Grassquit, Belted Kingfisher, Brown Booby, Royal Tern, Brown Pelican, Laughing Gull, Magnificent Frigate Bird, Common Tern, Rock Dove, Ruddy Turnstone, Ground Dove.

Frigate Bay Pond, Golf Course Pond, Half Moon Bay Pond and surrounding areas. (Approx distance 1 mile)

Yellow Warbler, Black Necked Stilt, Snowy Egret, Common Moorhen,, White Cheeked Pintail, Yellow Crowned Night Heron, American Golden Plover, Least Sandpiper, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Western Sandpiper, Spotted Sandpiper, Grey Kingbird, Pearly Eyed Thrasher. Bananaquit, Osprey, Wilson’s Plover, Semipalmated Plover, Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser YellowLegs, Sanderling, Black Bellied Plover, Cattle Egret, Ring Necked Duck, Blue Winged Teal, Pectoral Sandpiper, Killdeer.

Northern side of Great Salt Pond and surrounding areas, on the South East Peninsular (approx 1 mile)

Great Egret, Antillean Crested Humming bird, Great Blue Heron, Stilt Sandpiper, Whimbrel, Blackpoll Warbler, Little Blue Heron, Barn Swallow, Black Whiskered vireo.

Additionally, I am fairly sure that a Blue Grosbeak was spotted, but I am not 100% sure, so I did not include it.

 

Monday, October 12, 2009

Caribelle Batique, Wingfield Area, and surrounding areas (approx. distance 1 mile)

Scaly-Naped Pigeon, Scaly-Breasted Thrasher, White Winged Dove, Lesser Antillean Flycatcher, Red Tailed Hawk, Purple Throated hummingbird, Stolid flycatcher.

 

Frigate Bay Pond, Golf Course Pond, Half Moon Bay Pond and surrounding areas. (Approx distance 1 mile)

Wilson’s Snipe, Short Billed Dowitcher, Black Crowned Night Heron.

 

Northern side of Great Salt Pond and surrounding areas, on the South East Peninsular

Bobolink, Green Throated Hummingbird.

 

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