[Ontbirds]Gravenhurst-Bracebridge Christmas Bird Count

The Sinclairs sinclair at muskoka.com
Mon Dec 19 18:05:14 EST 2005


The 26th Gravenhurst-Bracebridge Christmas Bird Count was conducted 
by 35 field participants on December 18, 2005. Temperature -3.6 to 
-0.5 degrees C, snow fall increasing from light to heavy during the 
day impairing visibility, large lakes and rivers open, snow cover 12 cm.

Preliminary Results:

Total Species: 37 (last 10 yr average, 36)
Total Individuals: 2788 (last 10 yr average, 2867)

New Species for count:
Brown Thrasher (1)

Infrequently observed species:
Wood Duck (1)
Glaucous Gull (2)
Gray Jay (1)
Common Grackle (1)

All-time Highs:
Wild Turkey (34)
Northern Cardinal (10)
Pine Siskin (314)

All-time Low:
None

Most abundant species:
Black-capped Chickadee (710)
European Starling (355)
Pine Siskin (314)

Finches:
Pine Grosbeak (72)
Common Redpoll (count week only)
Pine Siskin (314)
American Goldfinch (195)
Evening Grosbeak (109) highest since 1995

Worthy of Mention:
House Sparrow (134) up from 39 last year, cats were removed from the 
local horse boarding stable.

Team competition:
Gravenhurst 30 species, Bracebridge 29
Gravenhurst wins again!

Al Sinclair
Compiler
Bracebridge




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