Rock Cut Christmas Bird Count Results [ILRC]

Here are the results from the very first (of hopefully many) Rock Cut Christmas Bird Counts!

We had 19 counters and like the other two area counts, crummy weather.

The List:

  • Cackling Goose – 16
  • Canada Goose – 7,457
  • American Black Duck – 15
  • Mallard – 806
  • duck sp. – 1
  • Common Merganser – 2
  • Wild Turkey – 49
  • Great Blue Heron – 2
  • Bald Eagle – 1 (adult)
  • Northern Harrier – 1
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk – cw [could not relocate the one I found the day before]
  • Cooper’s Hawk – 5
  • Red-tailed Hawk – 31
  • American Kestrel – 6
  • Ring-billed Gull – 39
  • Herring Gull – 16
  • Rock Pigeon – 65
  • Mourning Dove – 106
  • Belted Kingfisher – 1
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker – 34
  • Downy Woodpecker – 54
  • Hairy Woodpecker – 12
  • Northern Flicker – 7
  • NORTHERN SHRIKE – 4
  • Blue Jay – 44
  • American Crow – 277
  • Horned Lark – 2
  • Black-capped Chickadee – 154
  • Tufted Titmouse – 10
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch – 2
  • White-breasted Nuthatch – 32
  • Brown Creeper – 21
  • Eastern Bluebird – 1
  • Hermit Thrush – 1
  • American Robin – 20
  • European Starling – 1,219
  • Cedar Waxwing – 331
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler – 3
  • American Tree Sparrow – 123
  • Song Sparrow – 4
  • Swamp Sparrow – 1
  • White-throated Sparrow – 4
  • Dark-eyed Junco – 336
  • Lapland Longspur – cw
  • Northern Cardinal – 135
  • House Finch – 47
  • Pine Siskin – 26
  • American Goldfinch – 140
  • House Sparrow – 289

TOTAL: 11,952 birds
SPECIES: 47

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