Meaford CBC - December 28, 2022

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Lynne Richardson
Fri, Dec 30, 2022 3:40 PM

The 52nd annual MeafordCBC was held December 28, under cloudy skies and mild temperature which rangedfrom -1° - +5°C. Winds were light. Snow cover, after the weekendblizzard, was 1- 3 feet in areas. Meaford is located on the south shore of GeorgianBay.

28 field observerstallied up 56 species, a bit above the 15-year average of 53 species.

Two new-to-the-countspecies were added this year: Ruddy Duck and Winter Wren, bringing the cumulativespecies total to 126. The 4724 individual birds counted were the 4thhighest total in the last 15 years.

New high countswere recorded for six species: 18 HoodedMerganser (11 in 2021), 25 Horned Grebe (10 in 2021), 101 American Robin (89 in2021), 1153 Bohemian Waxwing (882 in 2010), 40 Purple Finch (22 in 2015) and 2 White-throatedSparrow (singles in 3/ past 15 years).

It was a good count. Many thanks to theMeaford CBCer’s!
Lynne Richardson
Compiler

The 52nd annual MeafordCBC was held December 28, under cloudy skies and mild temperature which rangedfrom -1° - +5°C. Winds were light. Snow cover, after the weekendblizzard, was 1- 3 feet in areas. Meaford is located on the south shore of GeorgianBay. 28 field observerstallied up 56 species, a bit above the 15-year average of 53 species. Two new-to-the-countspecies were added this year: Ruddy Duck and Winter Wren, bringing the cumulativespecies total to 126. The 4724 individual birds counted were the 4thhighest total in the last 15 years. New high countswere recorded for six species: 18 HoodedMerganser (11 in 2021), 25 Horned Grebe (10 in 2021), 101 American Robin (89 in2021), 1153 Bohemian Waxwing (882 in 2010), 40 Purple Finch (22 in 2015) and 2 White-throatedSparrow (singles in 3/ past 15 years). It was a good count. Many thanks to theMeaford CBCer’s! Lynne Richardson Compiler