Wolfville Christmas Bird Count -1999

Sunday December 19th~ 1999
Compiled by Stan Riggs and Jim Wolford

89 species seen plus one probable escapee
+ one hybrid
+ 5 CWs
+ 9 ACWs,
for 103 wild bird species.
{CW Count Week (Dec. 16-22);
ACW = After Count Week.}

Species TOTAL #
Great Blue Heron 2
Mute Swan (not wild) (1)
CanadaGoose 131
Green-winged Teal 14
American Black Duck 3317
Mallard 651
Am Black X Mallard Hybrid (1)
Tufted Duck CW
Black Scoter 17
Surf Scoter 6
White-winged Scoter 1
Common Goldeneye 27
Barrow’s Goldeneye 1
Common Merganser 36
Red-breasted Merganser 4
Turkey Vulture 1
Bald Eagle TOTAL 254
….adult 98
….immature 121
….unknown 35
Northern Harrier 12
Sharp-shinned Hawk 10
Northern Goshawk 2
Red-tailed Hawk 137
Rough-legged Hawk 7
American Kestrel 2
Merlin 7
Peregrine Falcon 1
Ring-necked Pheasant 257
Ruffed Grouse 5
American Coot 3
Killdeer 6
Greater Yellowlegs 1
Ring-billed Gull 281
Herring Gull 4981
Great Black-backed Gull 789
Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
Iceland Gull 8
Glaucous Gull cw
Murre sp. 4
Rock Dove 910
Mourning Dove 1089
Great Homed Owl 1
Barred Owl 3
Short-eared Owl 1
Northern Saw-whet Owl 1
Belted Kingfisher 2
Downy Woodpecker 102
Hairy Woodpecker 52
Northern Flicker 29
Pileated Woodpecker 5
Black-backed Woodpecker 1
Horned Lark 79
Gray Jay 4
Blue Jay 831
American Crow 19793
Common Raven 381
Black-capped Chickadee 1225
Boreal Chickadee 16
Red-breasted Nuthatch 62
White-breasted Nuthatch 52
Brown Creeper 11
Golden-crowned Kinglet 118
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
American Robin 65
Northern Mockingbird 17
Bohemian Waxwing 1785
Cedar Waxwing 195
Northern Shrike 4
European Starling 20034
YeIIow-rumped Warbler CW
Yeiow-throated Warbler CW
Pine Warbler 1
Warbler sp. * 1
Northern Cardinal 8
Rose-breasted Grosbeak CW
Chipping Sparrow 1
American Tree Sparrow 331
Dark-eyed Junco 1697
Savannah Sparrow 9
Fox Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 81
Swamp Sparrow 2
White-throated Sparrow 22
White-crowned Sparrow 1
SnowBunting 107
Red-winged Blackbird 12
Common Grackle 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 16
Pine Grosbeak 20
Purple Finch 30
House Finch 3
Red Crossbill 15
White-winged Crossbill 10
Common Redpoll 4511
Pine Siskin 77
American Goldfinch 774
Evening Grosbeak 226
House Sparrow 1403

* seen by Peter Smith at old Wolfville Hospital, and was either a Connecticut, Mourning, Kentucky or ??, with yellow underparts and dark back

Total number of birds sighted: 67,207

Species seen during count week (CW) Dec.16-22nd: Tufted Duck, Glaucous Gull, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler, Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Species seen after count week (ACW) to Jan. 23rd 2000: Northern Pintail, Red Knot, Snowy Owl, Red-bellied Woodpecker, American Pipit, Gray-cheeked or Bicknell’s Thrush, Yellow-breasted Chat, Rusty Blackbird, Lapland Longspur.

Field Observers (Bush Beaters) – 50 birders in 23 field parties. George Alliston, Patricia Bernier, Char Bishop, Sue Bissix, Sherman Boates, Larry Bogan, Silas Bondrup-Nielsen, Soren Bondrup-Nielsen, Mike Boudreau, Peggy Crawford, Andy Davis, Mark Elderkin, Annie Ferraro, Trina Fitzgerald, George E. Forsyth, Harold Forsyth, Bernard Forsythe, Glenys Gibson, Jamie Gibson, Merritt Gibson, Carma Gjerdrum, Tracy Harsmen, Matt Holder, Mark Johnston, Andrea Kingsley, Meg Krawchuk, Angus MacLean, Tern & Randy Milton, Dawn Miner, Joe Nocera, Mike O’Brien, Mick O’Neill, Ian Paterson, Stan Riggs, Barry Sabean, Meg Scheid, Peter Smith, Brian Starzomski, Richard Stern, Art Steward, Fran Steward, Phil Taylor, Sonja Teichert, Brenda & Bill Thexton, Gerry Trueman, Sherman Williams, Jim Wolford, Barry Yoe II.

Feeder-Watchers (some overlap with above) – 74 feeders, 89 feeder- watchers, 124 hours of watching -46 species observed: Agar Adamson, Jim Amos, Diana Anderson, Peter Austin-Smith, Diana Bishop, Sherman Bleakney, Sharon Borden, Carol & Ron Buckley, Dick Cain, Mary Ellen Carpenter, Lana Churchill (25 species), Sandy Connelly, Ed Connolly, Susan & Chris Cox (feeder + Starr’s Pt.), Debbie & Jim Daigle, Pat Davis, Pat Dix, Ev Eagles, Joan Eaton, Paul Elderkni, Wendy Elliott, Mary Ellis, Bob Flecknell, George F. Forsyth, Mary Sue Goulding, Ed Hancock, Charlotte Harper, Eileen Harris & Ron Margeson, Sharon & Luke & Robert Harris, Lorna Hart, Avril & John Harwood, Blanche Healy, Gail Herbin, Bob Home, Isobel Horton, Winnie & John Horton, Sandy Kempton, Linda Lusby & Peter Smith, Shirley & Don Marston, Pat & Bill Martell, Jessie Martin, Eleanor & Bernard Mason, Sheila McCurdy (2 feeders), Ruth Murphy, Terry Murphy, Edna Mutch, Gary Ness, Nancy Nickerson, Linda & Terry Pearson, Dorothy Perkin, Janet Pratt, Mary Pratt, Tom Regan, Ladny Richmond & i.P. Huang, Gordon Robart, Benita Rogers, Marg Russell, Linda Sacouman, Gladys Saltzman, Kathy Schaffner, Ruth & Jack Scott, Mabel Sheffield, David Silverberg (2 feeders), Merriam Sullivan, Dianne Thorpe, Jean Timpa, David Tracy, Gerry Trueman, Eva & Deanna & Walter Urban (29 species), Don Wright, Betty Yoell, Sheila & Earl Young.