Thank you to all the “citizen scientists” who participated in the Christmas Bird Count, and fed chickadees. Here are our results:
Point Pleasant Park, Halifax, NS Dec 13; 9:30AM to 11:00AM. Temp. 1 to 4C. Winds calm. No snow cover. Still water partly open, moving water open. Morning was clear with some lingering fog. 26 field observers in 3 parties. Total party hours 4.5 (4.5 on foot). Total party kilometres 4.5.
|Am. Black Duck 13||Common Eider 39||Black Scoter 20||Red-breasted Merganser 7|
|Common Loon 3||Great Cormorant 1||Ring-billed Gull 4||Herring Gull 44|
|G. Black-backed Gull 2||Black Guillemot 21||Rock Pigeon 8||Downy Woodpecker 1|
|Blue Jay 38||American Crow 67||Common Raven 2||Bl-capped Chickadee 97|
|R-breasted Nuthatch 1||W-breasted Nuthatch 2||Brown Creeper 1||G-crowned Kinglet 6|
|European Starling 26||Or-crowned Warbler 1||Song Sparrow 16||W-throated Sparrow 1|
|Dark-eyed Junco 7||Purple Finch 2||American Goldfinch 9|
Total Species 27, about 439 individuals.