Christmas Bird Count: Saxton’s River, 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.

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


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

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