2009 Caroline County Christmas Bird Count Results

Steve Westre, our Christmas Count compiler reports the following:

We're going to cut down the number of snow geese since there is most certainly double counting. Looks like we got 92 species--a normal year. The one number that was really exceptional was the number of Robins we saw--3290. We've been in the 400's before but never broke 500.
Great Blue Heron 24
Tundra Swan 901
Snow Goose 43368
*Snow Goose (Blue) 103
Ross's Goose 3
Canada Goose 9306
Wood Duck 6
Mallard 279
Am. Black Duck 77
N Pintail 7
Canvasback 14
Lesser Scaup 6
Greater Scaup 1
Ring-necked Duck 89
Bufflelhead 14
Hooded Merganser 3
Common Merganser 6
Ruddy Duck 2
Black Vulture 31
Turkey Vulture 280
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4
Cooper's Hawk 6
*Accipiter sp. 1
N Harrier 15
Red-shouldered Hawk 3
Red-tailed Hawk 20
*Bald Eagle Adult 31
*Bald Eagle Immature 6
Am Kestrel 19
*Falcon sp. 1
Wild Turkey 33
N Bobwhite 6
Virginia Rail 1
Killdeer 67
Am. Woodcock 9
Ring-billed Gull 803
Herring Gull 27
Gr Black-backed Gull 1
Rock Dove 239
Mourning Dove 519
Eastern Screech Owl 18
Great Horned Owl 17
Barred Owl 14
Belted Kingfisher 8
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 16
Red-bellied Woodpecker 80
Downy Woodpecker 50
Hairy Woodpecker 19
N Flicker 127
Pileated Woodpecker 23
E Phoebe 7
Blue Jay 191
Am. Crow 389
Fish Crow 7
Horned Lark 485
Carolina Chickadee 217
Brown Creeper 15
Tufted Titmouse 99
White-breasted Nuthatch 14
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
Caroline Wren 125
Winter Wren 21
Golden-crowned Kinglet 51
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 14
Eastern Bluebird 240
Hermit Thrush 71
Am Robin 3290
Gray Catbird 1
N Mockingbird 105
Brown Thrasher 4
Am Pipit 205
Cedar Waxwing 114
Eur Starling 1196
Myrtle Warbler 53
Pine Warbler 7
Palm Warbler 6
N Cardinal 277
Eastern Towhee 27
Chipping Sparrow 75
Field Sparrow 28
Savannah Sparrow 32
Song Sparrow 113
Swamp Sparrow 17
Fox Sparrow 6
White-crowned Sparrow 9
White-throated Sparrow 1011
Slate-colored Junco 913
E Meadowlark 64
Red-winged Blackbird 1123
Common Grackle 183
Brown-headed Cowbird 17
*Blackbird sp. 60
House Sparrow 139
Am Goldfinch 171
Pine Siskin 2
House Finch 24
Purple Finch 21



Hi to all from New Mexico! I arrived home a couple nights ago to find this bird sitting right by the front door in Santa Fe. Seemed like an old friend from the eastern shore, although seldom actually seen. The bird book I have here says woodcock range as far west as Texas, but I guess this one didn't read the guides.


Great Egret

Taken By Danny Poet at Chinoteague National Wildlife Refuge in VA

Caroline County Bird Club vists Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuage in VA

On sat Nov 29,2008 3 members of the Caroline County bird club visted Chincoteague National wildlife Refuge in Va , Dawn Brownlee Tomaso her husband Rob joined Danny Poet for a great outing at a great place Dawn ended up with several life birds . bird list below

Common Loon
Northern Gannet
Double crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret quite a few for this late date
Snowy Egret 3 late for them
Black Crowned Night Heron 4
Tundra Swan
Snow Goose
Canada Goose
Green Winged Teal
Black Duck
Northern Pintail
Northern Shoveler
American Wigeon
Scoter [species ]
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle several
Sharp Shinned Hawk
Red Tailed Hawk
American Coot
American Oystercatcher
American Avocet 1
Greater Yellowlegs
Bonaparte's Gull
Ring Billed Gull
Herring Gull
Great Black Backed Gull
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Belted kingfisher 1
Tree Swallow
American Crow
Northern Mockingbird
Yellow Rumped warbler lots of them
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Dark eyed Junco
Eastern Meadowlark 2
House finch

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