Wolfville Christmas Bird Count -2008

Sunday, December 14
Compilers: Alison Bogan (field observations) and
Jim Wolford (feeder watchers)

Species Field Count Feeder Count Total
Red-throated Loon 4 4
Common Loon 1 1
Great Blue Heron 1 1 2
Canada Goose 1714 125 1839
Black Duck 2779 166 2945
Green-winged Teal 5 5
Mallard Duck 829 829
American Wigeon 6 6
Northern Pintail 1 1
Common Eider 8 8
Lesser Scaup 1 1
Common Goldeneye 2 2
Common Merganser 22 22
Red-breasted Merganser 2 2
Long-tailed Duck 2 2
Surf Scoter 1 1
White-winged Scoter 8 8
Bald Eagle (adult)
(immature)
(Unknown)
80
66
13
6
2
93
72
2
Northern Harrier 1 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 10 3 13
Sharp-shinned Hawk 10 3 13
Coopers Hawk 1 1
Red-tailed Hawk 112 16 128
American Kestrel 1 1
Merlin 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 3 3
Rough-leg Hawk 2 1 3
Ring-necked Pheasant 163 82 245
Ruffed Grouse 6 6
Ring-billed Gull 163 163
Herring Gull 2544 219 2763
Iceland Gull 3 3
Great Black-backed Gull 755 5 760
Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 1
Rock Pigeon 332 8 340
Mourning Dove 625 404 1029
Snowy Owl 1 1
Barred Owl 3 3 6
Short-eared Owl 2 2
Downey Woodpecker 41 54 95
Hairy Woodpecker 25 31 56
Northern Flicker 31 32 63
Pileated Woodpecker 7 1 8
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2 2 4
Horned Lark 216 216
Blue Jay 859 336 1195
American Crow 7361 846 8207
Common Raven 242 18 260
Black-capped Chickadee 778 358 1136
Red-breasted Nuthatch 3 3 6
White-breasted Nuthatch 34 28 62
Brown Creeper 1 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet 68 1 69
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1 1
American Robin 87 6 93
Mockingbird 2 2
American Pipit 49 49
Bohemian Waxwing 15 15
Cedar Waxwing 4 4
European Starling 6857 693 7550
Pine Warbler 1 2 3
Palm Warbler 1 1
Orange-crowned Warbler 1 1
American Tree Sparrow 38 10 48
Chipping Sparrow 1 4 5
Savannah Sparrow 11 1 12
Song Sparrow 156 29 185
Swamp Sparrow 1 1
White-throated Sparrow 100 56 156
White-crowned Sparrow 1 1
LeConte’s Sparrow 1 1
Dark-eyed Junco 745 476 1221
Snow Bunting 67 22 89
Northern Cardinal 8 18 26
Common Grackle 2 2
Red-winged Blackbird 5 5
Rusty Blackbird 1 1
Baltimore Oriole 4 4
Pine Grosbeak 8 8
Purple Finch 15 22 37
Red Crossbill 4 4
White-winged Crossbill 42 42
Common Redpoll 144 5 149
Pine Siskin 42 44 86
American Goldfinch 752 634 1386
Evening Grosbeak 17 1 18
House Sparrow 118 52 170
—– —– —–
Total Birds 29215 4849 34064
Total Species = 86

Count-week birds not on the list above:

  • Dunlin

  • Hours on foot = 83.0
  • Hours by Car = 57.8
  • Total Hours = 140.8
  • Distance on foot = 144 km
  • Distance by car = 573 km
  • Total Distance = 897 km

Field Observers

  • Allerton, Derrick
  • Alliston, George
  • Alliston, Margaret
  • Austin-Smith Jr., Peter
  • Boates, Sherman
  • Bogan, Alison
  • Bogan, Larry
  • Bondrup-nielsen, Soren
  • Cain, Richard
  • Crawford, Peggy
  • Forsyth, George
  • Forsyth, Harold
  • Forsythe, Bernard
  • Gibson-Collins, Jean
  • Gibson, Glenys
  • Gibson, Jamie
  • Gibson, Merritt
  • Hawes, Pat
  • Hall,Tim
  • Herman, Tom
  • Hippern, Dennis
  • Johnson, Dave
  • Kelly, Patrick
  • Linzey, Doug
  • MacLean, Angus
  • MacLean, Stella
  • McCurdy, Sheila
  • McIvor, Laurel
  • Milton, Randy
  • Milton, Terri
  • Mullie, Adele
  • O’Brien, Mike
  • Paterson, Carol
  • Paterson, George
  • Paterson, Ian
  • Riggs, Stan
  • Sabean, Barry
  • Shutler, David
  • Smith, Peter
  • Smith, Tyler
  • Spenser, Sarah
  • Stern, Richard
  • Sulis, Ed
  • Tufts, Judy
  • Whitman, Rick
  • Williams, Sherman
  • Wolford, Jim,
  • Yoell, Barry

Feeder Watchers

  • Amos, Jim
  • Archibald, Helen
  • Austin-Smith, Peter Sr.
  • Bishop, Diana
  • Bissix, Sue
  • Bleakney, Sherman
  • Buckley, Carol
  • Burbidge, Nancy
  • Burbidge, Scott
  • Burton, Margaret
  • Caldwell, Jean
  • Cann, Andy
  • Cheslock, Ken
  • Churchill, Lana
  • Connelly, Sandi
  • Pete Connelly
  • Cox, Chris
  • Daborn, Graham
  • Daigle, Debbie
  • Davies, Jill
  • Davis, Pat
  • Dix, Pat
  • Eaton, Joan
  • Elderkin, Paul
  • Elliott, Wendy
  • Ellis, Mary
  • Forsyth, George F.
  • Forsyth, Bernard
  • Forsythe, Sandra
  • Frank, Hilma
  • Fulton, Hedley
  • Goulding, Mary Sue
  • Hart, Lorna
  • Avril Harwood
  • Hawes, Pat
  • Hill, Maxine
  • Horne, Marg
  • Horne, Bob
  • Horton, Winnie
  • Isenor, Lana
  • Kempton, Sandy
  • Leung, Jean
  • Lusby, Linda
  • MacDonald, Jake
  • Macinnes, Del
  • Macinnes, Mac
  • Marston, Don
  • Marston, Shirley
  • Martell, Pat
  • McCurdy, Shiela
  • McDonald, Rosaleen
  • McLeod, Pat
  • Moore, Irene
  • Muntz, Phil
  • Murphy, Terry
  • Mutch, Edna
  • Ness, Gary
  • Nickerson, Nancy
  • Perkin, Dorothy
  • Mary Pratt
  • Prescott, Shirley
  • Robart, Gordon
  • Sacouman, Linda
  • Silverberg, David
  • Smith, Peter
  • Stevens, Sandy
  • Sulis, Ed
  • Sulis, Mary Anne
  • Swandel, Hugh
  • Thexton, Bill
  • Thexton, Brenda
  • Thorpe, Dianne
  • Timpa, Jean
  • Tracy, Dave
  • Judy Tufts
  • Waseem, Gertrude
  • Waseem, Mohommed
  • Alison Webster
  • Webster, Dave
  • White, Jacquie
  • Wolford, Jim
  • Wood, Jean
  • Woodman, Wayne
  • Wright, Don
  • Wright, Shirley
  • Yoell, Elizabeth
  • Young, Sheila