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Padilla Bay Christmas Bird Count- Dec 2016

These data are the results of Skagit Audubon Society’s 39th Padilla Bay Christmas Bird Count. Thanks to all 60 participants. Bold represents unusual species (species recorded less than 20% of the time). “All-time” high counts for particular species are indicated with dark backgrounds.

 

Red-throated Loon 534
Pacific Loon 4
Common Loon 72
Pied-billed Grebe 17
Horned Grebe 186
Red-necked Grebe 47
Eared Grebe 1
Western Grebe 120
Double-crested Cormorant 222
Brandt's Cormorant 27
Pelagic Cormorant 187
cormorant (sp.) 27
Great Blue Heron 159
Tundra Swan 108
Trumpeter Swan 1726
Gr. White-fronted Goose 8
Snow Goose 31995
Ross’s Goose 1
Brant 913
Canada Goose 412
Amer. Green-winged Teal 1547
Mallard 17450
Northen Pintail 7779
Northern Shoveler 18
Gadwall 14
Eurasian Wigeon 26
American Wigeon 15892
Ringed-necked Duck 167
Greater Scaup 333
Lesser Scaup 133
scaup (sp.) 56
Harlequin Duck 10
Long-tailed Duck 39
Surf Scoter 312
White-winged Scoter 127
Common Goldeneye 344
ComxBarrow's Goldeneye 1
Bufflehead 984
Hooded Merganser 52
Common Merganser 219
Red-breasted Merganser 376
merganser (sp.) 2
Ruddy Duck 232
duck (sp.) 154
Bald Eagle 264
Northern Harrier 19
Sharp-shinned Hawk 5
Cooper's Hawk 4
accipiter (sp.) 2
Red-tailed Hawk 83
Rough-legged Hawk 15
buteo (sp.) 1
American Kestrel 5
Merlin 3
Peregrine Falcon 6
Prairie Falcon 1
falcon (sp.) 1
Ring-necked Pheasant 3
California Quail 31
Virginia Rail 5
American Coot 67
Killdeer 18
Black Oystercatcher 151
Greater Yellowlegs 4
Black Turnstone 115
Sanderling 5
Least Sandpiper 37
Dunlin 10141
sandpiper (sp.) 73
Wilson's Snipe 12
Mew Gull 402
Ring-billed Gull 99
California Gull 3
Herring Gull 1
Thayer's Gull 4
Western Gull 1
W. x Glauc.-winged Gull 158
Glaucous-winged Gull 1162
gull (sp.) 379
Common Murre 233
Pigeon Guillemot 123
Marbled Murrelet 26
Ancient Murrelet 20
Rock Pigeon 391
Eurasian Collared Dove 106
Mourning Dove 144
Barn Owl 3
Great Horned Owl 17
Short-eared Owl 1
Northern Saw-whet Owl 3
Anna's Hummingbird 54
Belted Kingfisher 27
Red-breasted Sapsucker 11
Downy Woodpecker 17
Hairy Woodpecker 33
Northern Flicker 93
N. ‘Red-shafted’ Flicker 32
N. ‘Yellow-shafted’ Flicker 2
Yellow x Red-sh. Flicker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 4
Steller's Jay 16
American/NW Crow 811
Common Raven 127
Black-capped Chickadee 224
Mountain Chickadee 1
Chestnut-bked Chickadee 363
Bushtit 65
Red-breasted Nuthatch 130
Brown Creeper 33
Bewick's Wren 39
Pacific Wren 220
Marsh Wren 8
G-crowned Kinglet 671
R-crowned Kinglet 67
Townsend’s Solitaire 2
Hermit Thrush 4
American Robin 1304
Varied Thrush 156
American Pipit 65
Cedar Waxwing 2
Northern Shrike 1
European Starling 3345
Hutton’s Vireo 2
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Townsend’s Warbler 1
Spotted Towhee 232
Savannah Sparrow 24
Fox Sparrow 84
Song Sparrow 337
Lincoln's Sparrow 4
Golden-crowned Sparrow 263
White-crowned Sparrow 130
Harris’s Sparrow 1
Dark-eyed ‘Oregon’ Junco 1635
D-e ‘Slate-colored’ Junco 1
Red-winged Blackbird 822
Western Meadowlark 29
Brewer's Blackbird 545
Brown-headed Cowbird 30
Purple Finch 4
House Finch 265
Red Crossbill 52
Pine Siskin 803
American Goldfinch 25
House Sparrow 354
   

Total species observed

130
Total # of individual birds 111,287
# of parties 21-23
# of field observers 60
Total party-hours 138.50
   

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