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Recent reports from Cape Hatteras NS--Salt Pond

Only the most recent report per species is shown. Some reports may be pending verification.

August 13

20Canada Goose
18Mourning Dove
6American Oystercatcher
1Black-bellied Plover
3Semipalmated Plover
1Killdeer
2Ruddy Turnstone
30Sanderling
16Least Sandpiper
1Spotted Sandpiper
4Greater Yellowlegs
9Willet
50Laughing Gull
2Lesser Black-backed Gull
2Great Black-backed Gull
60Least Tern
2Caspian Tern
1Black Tern
3Common Tern
40Royal Tern
2Sandwich Tern
3Black Skimmer
2Snowy Egret
1White Ibis
1Turkey Vulture
1Osprey
1American Crow
2Boat-tailed Grackle

August 10

4American Black Duck
2Pied-billed Grebe
1Common Nighthawk
3King Rail
2Piping Plover
4Semipalmated Sandpiper
12Lesser Yellowlegs
1Herring Gull
1Gull-billed Tern
1Forster's Tern
3Great Blue Heron
2Tricolored Heron
1Eastern Kingbird
1Carolina Wren
2Northern Mockingbird
1Eastern Towhee
3Eastern Meadowlark

August 9

3Stilt Sandpiper
1Pectoral Sandpiper
2Green Heron
5Fish Crow
15Barn Swallow
25European Starling
18Red-winged Blackbird
10Brown-headed Cowbird
2Common Yellowthroat
1Northern Cardinal
3Blue Grosbeak
2Brown Pelican
2Purple Martin

August 8

1Pacific Golden-Plover
1Ring-billed Gull
2Common Loon
1Double-crested Cormorant

August 7

1Solitary Sandpiper
2Tree Swallow