Tuesday, January 25, 2011

111th Christmas Bird Count Results.

Bald Eagle still in Timmins on December 18th!

New species added to the Timmins Christmas Bird Count list.

From December 14 through January 5 tens of thousands of volunteers throughout the Americas take part in an adventure that has become a family tradition among generations. Families and students, birders and scientists, armed with binoculars, bird guides and checklists go out on an annual mission - often before dawn. For over one hundred years, the desire to both make a difference and to experience the beauty of nature has driven dedicated people to leave the comfort of a warm house during the Holiday season. (from : Audubon website.)                     

This year a bald eagle was spotted flying along the Mattagami River just near pizza hut. The bald eagle becomes the 43rd species added to the Timmins Christmas Bird Count.

The 111th CBC is the 17th time the Timmins Naturalists have participated. The CBC is a great way to get out and enjoy the day while supporting citizen science.

Bird Studies Canada is the place to start to look at CBC data across the country.

Audubon has a very extensive amount of information on the Christmas Bird Count.

I will have the data available soon on the Timmins Naturalists site. The data is already available on the Bird Studies Canada site.

Here is a summary for this year.

01     Bald Eagle
91     Rock Pigeon
01     Great Grey Owl
04     Downy Woodpecker
05     Hairy Woodpecker
02     Pileated Woodpecker
01     Blue Jay
42     American Crow
19     Common Raven
63     Black-capped Chickadee
01     Red-breasted Nuthatch
02     Northern Shrike
02     European Starling
03     Pine Grosbeak
01     White-winged Crosbill
09     Common Redpoll
04     Evening Grosbeak

Individuals : 250
Species : 17