Filling Gaps – Spring 2017 (updated with April)

Well, we did pretty well plugging many gaps in January and February, and the Spring Season is almost upon us! The following are species not recorded in eBird in the weeks noted – now let’s go out and get them! Those marked with ^ should be slam dunks, those marked with * are stretch goals. I put in italics the best place to look for certain species.

April
Week one:
King Rail, Common Nighthawk, Sedge Wren

Week two:
Gadwall, Green-winged Teal, Hooded Merganser, Reddish Egret, Mississippi Kite, King Rail, Peregrine Falcon, Nelson’s Sparrow, Saltmarsh Sparrow

Week three:
Nelson’s Sparrow, Saltmarsh Sparrow, Song Sparrow

Week four:
Gadwall, King Rail, White-rumped Sandpiper, Acadian Flycatcher

March
Week one: Red-throated Loon* (Little Talbot Island SP), American Bittern, Glossy Ibis, Roseate Spoonbill (Sisters Creek Marina), Whimbrel (Huguenot), Solitary Sandpiper

Week two: Northern Pintail* (Perdue Pond), Northern Bobwhite (Branan Field Mitigation Area), American Avocet (White Shell Bay), Purple Sandpiper* (Huguenot), Solitary Sandpiper, Gull-billed Tern (Huguenot), Peregrine Falcon (Huguenot, Spoonbill Pond), Great Crested Flycatcher, Nelson’s Sparrow (Spoonbill Pond boat ramp), Saltmarsh Sparrow (Haulover Creek), White-crowned Sparrow (Eastport Wastelands)

Week three: American Avocet (White Shell Bay), Least Tern, Common Tern (Huguenot), Eastern Screech Owl^ (Fort George Island), Chimney Swift, Eastern Kingbird, American Pipit (Ringhaver Park), Hooded Warbler, Indigo Bunting

Week four: American Black Duck* (Perdue Pond), Least Bittern (Imeson), Semipalmated Sandpiper (Spoonbill Pond), Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Seaton Creek Preserve), Black-throated Blue Warbler

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Jeff Graham says:

    I am really liking these weekly target lists. I’ll be gunning for the screech owl and pipits but the loon would be a lifer for me!

  2. Kevin says:

    No week one gaps filled, but I just plugged two week two gaps…both Nelsons and Saltmarsh Sparrow at Spoonbill Pond boat ramp.

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