[Ontbirds] Dunrobin, On.-Breckenridge P.Q. CBC results January 2, 2011
Bruce Di Labio
bruce.dilabio at sympatico.ca
Fri Jan 7 20:51:43 EST 2011
The 30th Dunrobin,On-Breckenridge, P.Q. Christmas Bird Count took place on January 2nd , 2011. Weather conditions varied from a very mild start at +6C while owling at 2:30a.m. to -2C in the late afternoon. Throughout the day, it was mainly overcast with varying winds out of the SSW changing through the day to WSW before the compilation. There was a sprinkling of snow in early afternoon and little snow cover on the ground, which made for easy walking. I would like to thank the record 57 field observers for their great effort in the field. This year, a total of 57 species were recorded and a number of new record highs. Again, many thanks to everyone who participated on the 30th Annual Dunrobin-Breckinridge Christmas Bird Count.
The following highlights were recorded.
New Species: No new species and the overall total remains at 110 species.
Record Highs: Previous highs are shown in parentheses, followed by the year.
Mallard 116 (89,1993)
Great Blue Heron 2 (1 6yrs. last 2006)
Barred Owl 9 (4,1998)
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2 (1,1989)
European Starling 1374 (1196,2002)
Tied Record Highs: Previous record year in parentheses.
Northern Saw-whet Owl 2 (1988,1999)
Belted Kingfisher (1988,1998)
Brown Thrasher (2010)
Other species of interest:
Northern Harrier 1 (4th record)
Ring-billed Gull 1 (3rd record)
Northern Hawk-Owl 1 (9th record)
Northern Shrike 2
Bohemian Waxwing 1018
Pine Grosbeak (1)
Purple finch (0)
White-winged Crossbill (0)
Red Crossbill (0)
Common Redpoll (337)
Hoary Redpoll (1)
Pine Siskin (15)
American Goldfinch (283)
Evening Grosbeak (13)
I would like to thank my wife Laurie for preparing the wonderful post-count supper and to all participants who brought deserts, food and wine to celebrate the 30th anniversary!
Good Birding, Bruce
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