[Ontbirds] 42nd Algonquin Park Christmas Bird Count: 2 January 2016

Ron Tozer rtozer at vianet.ca
Sun Jan 3 21:48:10 EST 2016

Conditions were good for observing, despite a little very light freezing
drizzle around dawn and infrequent very light drizzle and light wind gusts
during the day. Temperatures ranged from minus 4 to 0 degrees C. The
Madawaska River was completely open and Lake of Two Rivers was nearly
all open (for the first time on a count), but no waterfowl were observed. A
maximum of about 25 cm of snow on the ground made walking fairly easy.

Total Observers: 110 (beating the previous high of 87)
Total Species: 31 (average is 27)
Total Individuals: 6,258 (average is 4,581)

New Species for the Count: none

Noteworthy Species:
-Red-tailed Hawk: 1 (8th time on count)
-Golden Eagle: 1 (7th time on count)
-Belted Kingfisher: 1 (3rd time on count)

Noteworthy Total Individuals:
-Black-capped Chickadee: 2,135 (previous high was 2,108)
-Red-breasted Nuthatch: 947 (highest is 1,384)

-Pine Grosbeak: 20
-Purple Finch: 180
-Red Crossbill: 22
-White-winged Crossbill: 21
-Common Redpoll: 436
-Pine Siskin: 1,205
-American Goldfinch: 37
-Evening Grosbeak: 129

Complete count results are posted at:

Thanks to all the participants and those who helped organize and undertake
the count this year.

Ron Tozer
Algonquin Park CBC Compiler
Dwight, ON

Algonquin Park is three hours north of Toronto, via Highways 400,
11 and 60. Follow the signs which start in Toronto on Highway 400.
>From Ottawa, take Highway 17 to Renfrew, then follow Highway 60
to the park. 

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