Sunday, December 20, 2015

CBC Results!


Madison Audubon CBC Count Circle

"Each year, thousands of people across the U.S. and Canada join in on these local, coordinated bird counts to help compile data about North America's incredible bird species. 2015 will be the 116th Christmas Bird Count (also known as the CBC) and we encourage you to find out more about the CBC and to get involved in a count near you. Read here to find out how!"


Barred Owl

Yesterday I tallied 46 bird species in Area 21 during the Madison Audubon CBC, which covers a good portion of Pheasant Branch Conservancy. Best birds were two BARRED OWLS, a pair of WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS, a single HORNED LARK, SWAMP SPARROW, AMERICAN ROBINS, CEDAR WAXWINGS, and BELTED KINGFISHER. On the stream south of the big springs there were GREEN-WINGED TEAL, AMERICAN BLACK DUCKS, and one GADWALL mixed in with dozens of MALLARDS. It was a chilly start but a pretty good day of birding!


American Tree Sparrow


American Coot

Madison Audubon CBC Area 21
Dec 19, 2015 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
46 species 

Canada Goose  157
Gadwall  1
American Black Duck  4
Mallard  82
Northern Shoveler 1
Green-winged Teal  5
Bufflehead 17
Common Goldeneye 4
Ring-necked Pheasant  2
Wild Turkey  3
Cooper's Hawk  2
Bald Eagle  1
Red-tailed Hawk  3
Common Loon 2
American Coot 3
Sandhill Crane  32
Ring-billed Gull 15
Rock Pigeon 12
Mourning Dove 1
Barred Owl  2
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  4
Downy Woodpecker  6
Hairy Woodpecker  3
Northern Flicker  2
Blue Jay  7
American Crow  4
Horned Lark  1
Black-capped Chickadee  25
Tufted Titmouse  5
White-breasted Nuthatch  8
Brown Creeper  1
American Robin  13
European Starling  6
Cedar Waxwing  4
American Tree Sparrow  50
Dark-eyed Junco  27
White-crowned Sparrow  2
White-throated Sparrow  8
Song Sparrow  2
Swamp Sparrow  2
Northern Cardinal  14
House Finch  7
Pine Siskin  14
American Goldfinch  4
House Sparrow  35

All images © 2015 Mike McDowell

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