Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Bird Counts

Here are the numbers for our City of Muskegon Christmas Bird Count Dec. 15, 2012.  The five species with "0" totals are "Count Week" birds seen by members of our group in that CBC circle within three days of Dec. 15 but not on count day itself. (Numbers for the Wastewater CBC of Dec. 19 were posted December 30 by Brian Johnson on our Recent Sightings page.)

MIMU 2012 CBC DECEMBER 15, 2012 Species Totals

Canada Goose Branta canadensis 65
Trumpeter Swan Cygnus buccinator 1
Mute Swan Cygnus olor 246
American Black Duck Anas rubripes 4
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos 444
Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata 4
Canvasback Aythya valisineria 10
Redhead Aythya americana 1100
Blue-winged Teal Anas discors 4
Green-winged Teal Anas crecca 4
Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris 401
Greater Scaup Aythya marila 10
Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis 420
Harlequin Duck Histrianicus histrianicus 1
Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata 1
White-winged Scoter Melanitta fusca 13
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis 6850
Bufflehead Bucephala albeola 15
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula 1833
Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus 11
Common Merganser Mergus merganser 17
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator 169
Duck Species 24
Common Loon Gavia immer 2
Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo 11
Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps 1
Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus 3
Western Grebe Aechmophorus occidentalis 0
Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus 1
Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias 4
Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus 6
Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii 1
Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus 0
Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis 1
American Kestrel Falco sparverius 1
American Coot Fulica americana 14
Purple Sandpiper Calidris maritima 0
Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis 262
Herring Gull Larus argentatus 244
Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus 0
Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus 0
Gull Species 200
Rock Pigeon Columbia livia 173
Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura 52
Belted Kingfisher Ceryle alcyon 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus 8
Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens 11
Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus 2
Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus 2
Woodpecker Species 1
Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata 64
American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos 75
Common Raven Corvus corax 0
Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus 100
Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor 51
Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis 3
White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis 15
Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus 2
Eastern Bluebird Sialia Sialis 2
European Starling Sturnus vulgaris 322
Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum 17
American Tree Sparrow Spizella arborea 27
Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis 54
Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis 39
House Finch Carpodacus mexicanus 13
White-winged Crossbill Loxia leucoptera 11
Common Redpoll Acanthis flammea 3
Pine Siskin Spinus pinus 1
American Goldfinch Carduelis tristis 32
House Sparrow Passer domesticus 461

Seventy-one Species Individual Totals: 13940