Sketch by Patricia Kernan


Iona Island BioBlitz 2000 - Results

Iona Island and Marshes - Stony Point, NY

September 15 - 16, 2000

Total = 45

Observers: JB (Joe Bopp), JF (Jack Focht), RG (Ron Gill), PG (Peter Gmelch), TMG (Terryanne Maenza-Gmelch), KH (Kim Hunsinger), CR (Chris Rose), LS (Laura Sommers), CW (Carol Weiss)

Those listed as "Hawkwatch" were observed flying over Iona Island from atop a nearby mountain.

ID Common name Genus Species Notes Observer
1 Sharp-Shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus common transient, 4 Hawkwatch
2 Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus common summer/spring/fall, 3 LS, KH, JF
3 Mallard Anas platyrhynchos spring/fall transient KH, LS
4 Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias spring/fall transient LS, KH, TMG, PG
5 Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum spring/fall TMG, PG
6 Canada Goose Branta canadensis spring/fall transient, 12 CW, JF
7 Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis common trans LS, KH, JF
8 Broad-winged Hawk Butep platypterus spring/fall, 394 Hawkwatch
9 Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis common permanent CW, LS, KH
10 American Goldfinch Carduealis tristus common permanent, 1 CW, LS, KH, TMG, PG, JF
11 Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura common summer, 15 CW, TMG, PG, JF
12 Marsh Hawk Circus cyaneus spring/fall JB, TMG, PG
13 Marsh Wren Cistothorus palustris
14 Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
15 American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos common permanent, 3 LS, KH, TMG, PG, JF
16 Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata common permanent, 1 CW, TMG, PG, JF
17 Mute Swan Cygnus olor rare on Hudson, 2 CW, LS, KH, TMG, PG,, JF
18 Palm Warbler Dendroica palmarum common spring/fall, 1 JF
19 Gray Catbird Dumatella carolinensis 2 CW, LS, KH, TMG, PG, JF
20 American Kestrel Falco sparverius spring/fall, 2 CW, RG, Hawkwatch
21 Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas common summer, 1 CW, JF
22 Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalis spring/fall/winter, 1 CW, Hawkwatch
23 Herring Gull Larus argentatus common spring/fall KH, LS
24 Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis common spring/fall CW
25 Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus common winter, uncommon summer, 2 CW, LS, KH, JF
26 Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon common resident, 1 CW, TMG, PG, JF
27 Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus 1 JF
28 Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia common permanent, 1 CW, LS, KH, JF
29 Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos 2 CW, LS, KH, TMG, PG
30 Osprey Pandion haliaetus spring/fall, 1, 2 CW, JF, Hawkwatch
31 Black-capped Chickadee Parus atricapillus common permanent CW, LS, KH
32 Tufted Titmouse Parus atricapillus common permanent CW
33 Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis common spring/fall KH, LS
34 Double Crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus spring/fall LS, KH, TMG, PG, JF
35 Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens common permenant CW, LS, KH, JF
36 Eastern Phoebe Sayonaris phoebe common summer, 1 CW, LS, KH, JF
37 Eastern Bluebird Sialis sialis uncommon summer, 6 CW, LS, KH, JF
38 White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis common permanent CW, LS, KH
39 Yellow-shafter Flicker Sphyrapicus varius uncommon spring/fall CW
40 Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina common summer CW, CR,
41 European Starling Sturnus vulgaris common permanent CW, LS, KH
42 House Wren troglodytes aedon common summer LS, KH
43 American Robin Turdus migratorius common summer CW
44 Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus
45 Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura spring/fall CW, KH, LS

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