The black-headed grosbeak might be considered to be the best bird we've ever seen on the count. It was discovered in a yard on Market Street, Denton during the Christmas count and was seen by many birders from around the state. It left after the bird club bought sunflower seeds and a squirrel guard for the feeder.
Two rose-breasted grosbeaks were reported near Greensboro and while it's very rare to see one, seeing two of them has to be very unusual.
We were also fortunate to get a red-headed woodpecker, Lapland longspur & Virginia rail--can't expect to do that every year.
We got 92 species and that's pretty good. We had 19 observers. In 1954 they had 18 observers and with similar weather conditions they only got 70 birds.
Steve Westre, Caroline County Christmas Count Coordinator
|D C Cormorant||8|
|Great Blue Heron||17|
|* Snow Goose (blue form) 2|
|Bald Eagle, ad||18|
|Bald Eagle, im||6|
|Great Horned Owl||8|
|Red-headed Woodpecker 1|
|Yellow rumped Warbler||42|
|Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2|