2017 Christmas Bird Count totals

Here are the combined totals for the Christmas Bird Count including Kelley’s, Pelee, and the Bass islands – an impressive 39,138 birds of eighty-two species! Thanks to John Pogacnik for the final total.

Species Total

Canada Goose 1314
Tundra Swan 51
Gadwall 19
American Black Duck 25
Mallard 618
Canvasback 3
Redhead 151
Ring-necked Duck 28
Greater Scaup 1424
Lesser Scaup 1295
Scaup species? 3146
Surf Scoter 9
Long-tailed Duck 1
Bufflehead 1149
Common Goldeneye 1818
Hooded Merganser 1
Common Merganser 240
Red-breasted Merganser 4307
Merganser spp. 289
Ruddy Duck 2
Duck spp. 521
Ring-necked Pheasant 22
Wild Turkey 304
Common Loon 2
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Horned Grebe 20
Double-crested Cormorant 5
Great Blue Heron 5
Turkey Vulture 5
Northern Harrier 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3
Cooper’s Hawk 15
Bald Eagle 41
Red-shouldered Hawk CW
Red-tailed Hawk 20
Rough-legged Hawk 3
Hawk spp. 2
American Coot 2
Bonaparte’s Gull 15
Ring-billed Gull 235
Herring Gull 360
Great Black-backed Gull 11
Gull spp. 40
Mourning Dove 28
Eastern Screech-Owl 14
Great Horned Owl 15
Snowy Owl 1
Northern Saw-whet Owl 2
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 69
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 5
Downy Woodpecker 207
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 77
Eastern Phoebe 2
Northern Shrike 1
Blue Jay 129
American Crow 160
Horned Lark 24
Black-capped Chickadee 595
Tufted Titmouse 1
Red-breasted Nuthatch 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 62
Brown Creeper 9
Winter Wren 3
Carolina Wren 76
Golden-crowned Kinglet 27
Kinglet spp. 4
Eastern Bluebird 52
Hermit Thrush 28
American Robin 913
European Starling 16013
Cedar Waxwing 229
Snow Bunting 5
Western Palm Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 72
American Tree Sparrow 181
Chipping Sparrow 1
Dark-eyed Junco 346
White-crowned Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 151
Song Sparrow 9
Swamp Sparrow 3
Eastern Towhee CW
Sparrow species? 43
Northern Cardinal 471
Red-winged Blackbird 7
Rusty Blackbird 1
Common Grackle 17
Brown-headed Cowbird 64
House Finch 265
Purple Finch 1
American Goldfinch 115
House Sparrow 1110

Total Species 82
Total birds 39138