Monday, February 18, 2013

The Causeway~Huntington Beach State Park

Howdee all,

Huntington Beach State park, SC..

The causeway..

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We walked this area several times at low tide..

Plenty of Great and Snowy Egrets

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We also saw a few Tri-colored Heron (no photos of them)

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I was counting birds for the Great Backyard Bird Count..

This particular morning at low tide the area was hopping with birds..

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I didn’t get photos of the peeps, but we did see Black-bellied plover, Dunlin and an assortment of other peeps..see my list at the bottom of this post.

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  Brown Pelican

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Across from the shell beds is a pond..

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Huntington Beach State Park_119We saw Ruddy Duck, Grebe, Redhead, Shovelers,and Gadwall.

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A nice day birding the park and the causeway....

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Our ebird list for the day

Feb 16, 2013
Huntington Beach SP
Traveling
3 miles
120 Minutes
Observers: 2
All birds reported? Yes
Comments:
Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.5.2
20 Gadwall
12 American Wigeon
3 Northern Shoveler
1 Redhead
1 Bufflehead
21 Hooded Merganser
1 Ruddy Duck
2 Common Loon
3 Pied-billed Grebe
22 Horned Grebe
1 Double-crested Cormorant
10 Brown Pelican
9 Great Blue Heron
16 Great Egret
26 Snowy Egret
2 Tricolored Heron
17 White Ibis
3 Turkey Vulture
1 Bald Eagle
1 Cooper's Hawk
9 Black-bellied Plover
2 Killdeer
3 Greater Yellowlegs
4 Willet
3 Ruddy Turnstone
30 Sanderling
5 Western Sandpiper
31 Dunlin
16 Ring-billed Gull
6 Herring Gull
15 Mourning Dove
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
3 Blue Jay
2 American Crow
8 Carolina Chickadee
11 Tufted Titmouse
1 Red-breasted Nuthatch
5 Carolina Wren
6 Eastern Bluebird
4 American Robin
1 Northern Mockingbird
55 Yellow-rumped Warbler
7 Song Sparrow
8 White-throated Sparrow
11 Northern Cardinal
11 Boat-tailed Grackle

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