[Ontbirds] 41st Massena, N.Y.-Cornwall, On Christmas Bird Count Results December 28, 2013

Bruce Di Labio bruce.dilabio at sympatico.ca
Tue Jan 7 17:46:57 EST 2014


Hi Everyone

The 41st Massena,N.Y.- Cornwall,On. CBC took place on Saturday, December 28,2013. A total of 54 species and 10,888 individuals were recorded by 19 field observers and 10 feeder watchers. The weather conditions for the day were mainly overcast and windy with the temperatures ranging from -3c to +3c. The St.Lawrence River was open except for sheltered bays and shoreline ice. Overall, it was quiet with a low density of lands birds. The normal variety of water bird species was down too. Of the 10,888 individual birds, 5,744 were American Crows.
The following highlights were recorded: 

Record highs: Previous highs are shown in parentheses followed by year. 

Long-tailed Duck 6  (4,1992)
Bald Eagle  11   ( 9, 2011)
Iceland Gull       53 (28,1986)
Lesser Black-backed Gull 2 (1, 85,98)
Glaucous Gull    69 (28,1986)
Snowy Owl          5 (4,87,93)

Tied Record Highs: Previous record year in parentheses.
Merlin 2      (08,11)
Carolina Wren 1 (5yrs.,2012)

Other species of interest: 
Common Loon 1
Double-crested Cormorant 1

Winter Finches: Purple Finch (1)
                        House Finch (1)
                        American Goldfinch (221)

Good birding,
Bruce Di Labio 
Compiler
                        





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