Christmas Bird Count Recap

Christmas Bird Count Recap

Nine teams had a tough job with the weather this year, with cool temperatures and snow almost the entire day. Even in those conditions, there were some new records of note. It was apparent how important bird feeders are to count numbers!


264     (Total individuals) Species in Count Week or Unidentified

63      Total species with 0 count


New to list:

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

New records:

Trumpeter Swan – 158 (previous was 95 in 2020)

Red bellied Woodpecker – 11 (previous 10 in 2018)

American Goldfinch – 578 (previous 559 in 1996)

Matched records:

Cooper’s Hawk – 3 in 2002, 2016, 2021

Other noteworthy reflections:

Species counted by only one team – Belted Kingfisher, Barred Owl, Screech Owl, Mute Swan, Red-tailed Hawk, Brown Creeper, Carolina Wren, American Robin, Cedar Waxwing, Snow Bunting, Common Redpoll and one single Pine Siskin (FYI not comprehensive)

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