Christmas Bird Count

This last Sunday 103 field participants and 27 feeder watchers took part in the 66th annual Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count for Eastern Hamilton County. Having never attended any Christmas count before due to the usual family holiday get to gathers, I was kind of excited for doing nothing but be with other birders on the chase for as many species of birds  we could get. Our area of searching was a portion of the Little Miami River corridor that started at Miamiville and extended down to Armleder Park.

Details of the day really aren’t necessary, only to say that I was one tired birder with a swollen knee when the day was finally over. Ice pack here I come. Here is a list of all the birds are group spotted throughout the day.

  1. Black Vulture
  2. Bald Eagle
  3. Red-tailed Hawk
  4. Red-shouldered Hawk
  5. Cooper’s Hawk
  6. Sharp-shinned Hawk
  7. Northern Harrier
  8. Red-bellied Woodpecker
  9. Downy Woodpecker
  10. Hairy Woodpecker
  11. Northern Flicker
  12. Yellow-bellied Woodpecker
  13. Tundra Swan
  14. Canada Geese
  15. Mallard
  16. Black Duck
  17. Gadwall
  18. Northern Shoveler
  19. American Coot
  20. Hooded Merganser
  21. Bufflehead
  22. Lesser Scaup
  23. Ring-necked Duck
  24. Horned Grebe
  25. Pied-billed grebe
  26. Ruddy Duck
  27. Redhead
  28. Killdeer
  29. Horned Larks
  30. Lapland Longspur
  31. American Goldfinch
  32. Purple Finch
  33. Northern Cardinal
  34. Tufted Titmouse
  35. Carolina Chickadee
  36. Carolina Wren
  37. Song Sparrow
  38. Tree Sparrow
  39. Field Sparrow
  40. Savannah Sparrow
  41. Swamp Sparrow
  42. Fox Sparrow
  43. White-throated Sparrow
  44. White-crowned Sparrow
  45. Red-breasted Nuthatch
  46. White-breasted Nuthatch
  47. Eastern Towhee
  48. Brown Creeper
  49. Golden-crowned Kinglet
  50. Hermit Thrush
  51. Eastern Bluebird
  52. Cedar waxwing
  53. Dark-eyed Junco
  54. Great Blue Heron
  55. Mourning Dove
  56. Rock Pigeon
  57. Ring-billed Gull
  58. European Starling
  59. Blue Jay
  60. Belted Kingfisher
  61. Eastern Phoebe
  62. American Robin
  63. American Crow
  64. Northern Mockingbird

2 responses to “Christmas Bird Count

  1. That’s a fine Xmas bird count there!

  2. Pingback: Goldfinches and kingfisher | Dear Kitty. Some blog

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