Christmas Bird Count: Bennington, Vermont (preliminary)

We’re reposting several preliminary Christmas Bird Count results from neighboring towns. Email us at if you want us to post yours, too. Final results may become available on the VTBIRD mailing list and/or at Audubon’s 110th Christmas Bird Count pages. We’ll be happy to post final tallies when we receive them.

Bennington, Vermont (preliminary)

from Kevin, via e-mail December 28, 2009
With only one or two possible counters left to give results[, we saw] 55 spp. yesterday, 12/27/09. Winter finches have yet to get down here but, a few “shoulda-been-gones” made up for them. Over all numbers down due to a wet morning.


Great Blue Heron
Canada Goose
A. Black Duck
Northern Pintail
C. Merganser
Bald Eagle
Sharp-Shinned Hawk
Cooper’s Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Ruffed Grouse
Wild Turkey
Herring Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Barred Owl
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Horned Lark
Blue Jay
American Crow
Common Raven
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Carolina Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
A. Robin
N. Mockingbird
Cedar Waxwing
N. Shrike
E. Starling
N. Cardinal
A. Tree Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Snow Bunting
E. Meadowlark
Brown-headed Cowbird
Purple Finch
House Finch
A. Goldfinch
House Sparrow

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