Christmas Bird Count: Saxton’s River, Vermont (preliminary)

We’re reposting several preliminary Christmas Bird Count results from neighboring towns. Email us at museum@birdsofvermont.org 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.

Saxton’s River, Vermont (preliminary)

from Don Clark, via e-mail

Pine Siskin

Pine Siskin

A belated, tentative (pending full details) Saxton’s River CC held 12/19/09

Species Seen

Canada Goose 2
American Black Duck 9
Mallard 27
Common Goldeneye 5
Hooded Merganser 10
Common Merganser 19
Ruffed Grouse CW
Wild Turkey 61
Bald Eagle 3 AD
Sharp-Shinned Hawk 4
Cooper’s Hawk 2
Northern Goshawk 1
Red-Tailed Hawk 14
Red-Tailed X Red-Shouldered Hawk (hybrid)  1
Peregrine Falcon 1
Rock Pigeon 598
Mourning Dove 224
Great Horned Owl 1
Barred Owl 2
Long-Eared Owl 1* (first for count)
Northern Saw-Whet Owl 2
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-Bellied Woodpecker 12
Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker 1
Downy Woodpecker 78
Hairy Woodpecker 45
Northern Flicker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 7
Northern Shrike CW
Blue Jay 441
American Crow 239
Common Raven 9
Horned Lark 6
Black Capped Chickadee 620
Tufted Titmouse 97
Red-Breasted Nuthatch 10
White-Breasted Nuthatch 101
Brown Creeper 14
Carolina Wren 7
Golden-Crowned Kinglet 7
Eastern Bluebird 22
Hermit Thrush 2
American Robin 5
Northern Mockingbird 5
European Starling 773
Cedar Waxwing 819 (new high)
American Tree Sparrow 138
Savannah Sparrow 1 (late)
Fox Sparrow 1 (late)
Song Sparrow 39
White-Throated Sparrow 43
Dark-Eyed Junco 499
Snow Bunting 15
Northern Cardinal 86
Red-Winged Blackbird 1
Purple Finch 17
House Finch 125
Pine Siskin 6
American Goldfinch 145
Evening Grosbeak 32
House Sparrow 369

Totals

Total Species: 58 + 2 CW + 1 hybrid
Total Individuals: 5826

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