2019 – Wolfville Christmas Bird Count Results

CBC Wolfville – Saturday 14 December 2019

This day had heavy rain and temperatures that soared to the mid teens after sunset.

Most of the 49 intrepid field observers started early before the heaviest rain, but there was less time (53h vs 81h) and distance (95km vs 126km) spent on foot this year as compared to the previous year as the conditions worsened.

The birds also sheltered, and we ended up with only 59 species, three of which (Red-winged Blackbird, Sharp-shinned Hawk and Pine Siskin) were seen only by feeder watchers. This was partly offset by reports of 12 species seen during count week.

The count week observations included two rare Sparrows, a Seaside Sparrow and a Lark Sparrow and a Sanderling. Additional count week observations were White-winged Scoter, Bufflehead, Red-breasted Merganser, Merlin, N Mockingbird, Lapland Longspur, Chipping Sparrow, Northern Goshawk and Red Crossbill.

Coordinator: Alison Bogan

Species Field Birds Feeders Birds each species
Great Blue Heron 1   1
Canada Goose 910 56 966
Wood Duck 2   2
Black Duck 694   694
Mallard 1155 14 1169
Com. Goldeneye 13   13
Com. Merganser 52   52
Hooded Merganser 11   11
Bald Eagle – Adult 111   111
Bald Eagle – Imm 83   83
Bald Eagle – Unknown 16 9 25
Bald Eagle Total 210 9 219
Northern Harrier 3   3
Sharp-Sh. Hawk 0 1 1
Red-tailed Hawk 34 4 38
Peregrine Falcon 1   1
Ring -n Pheasant 59 20 79
Ruffed Grouse 1 4 5
Ring-Billed Gull 248 3 251
Herring Gull 1991   1991
Iceland Gull 8   8
Great B/B Gull 869   869
Lesser B/B Gull 1   1
Gull sp. immature 75   75
Rock Pigeon 330 3 333
Mourning Dove 506 173 679
Great Horned Owl 2   2
Belted Kingfisher 1   1
Downy Woodpecker 25 18 43
Hairy Woodpecker 14 13 27
Northern Flicker 20 5 25
Pileated Woodpecker 3 2 5
Horned Lark 43   43
Blue Jay 246 93 339
American Crow 1449 40 1489
Commom Raven 191 11 202
Bl.-Cap Chickadee 455 183 638
Red-br. Nuthatch 5   5
White-br. Nuthatch 21 14 35
Winter Wren 1   1
Brown Creeper 1 1 2
Golden-Cr. Kinglet 18   18
Amer. Robin 115   115
Cedar Waxwing 57   57
Euro. Starling 4504 129 4633
Pine Warbler 2   2
Amer. Tree Sparrow 5 2 7
Savannah Sparrow 1 1 2
Song sparrow 137 6 143
Swamp Sparrow 2   2
White-thr. Sparrow 23 3 26
White crowned sparrow 1   1
Dark-eyed Junco 85 40 125
Snow Bunting 22   22
Northern Cardinal 45 13 58
Red-winged Blackbird 0 3 3
Purple Finch 6 1 7
Pine Siskin 0 1 1
American Goldfinch 608 272 880
House Sparrow 38 11 49
Duck species 2   2
Sparrow species 7   7
 
Total Birds 15329 1149 16478
Total Species 59    
       
Hrs on foot 53.18    
Hrs by car 54.05    
Total Hrs 107.23 49.42  
       
Km on foot 95.6    
Km by car 714.95    
Total kms 810.65