Friday, December 28, 2007

Kickapoo CBC 12/27

Barb Duerksen and I did the Kickapoo CBC yesterday. All in all we had a fun day. It started a bit slow but picked up after a little while. Our first bird of the morning was a Turkey, calling from the woods. Our last birds were two Great-horned Owls.
Below is our results by county.

Time spent Owling: 2 hours (0600-0730 & 1630-1710)
Time spent birding: 9 hours
Total time: 11 hours.
Weather: Cloudy in the morning-Clearing in the afternoon.
Temp: morning low: 25 Daytime High: 35
Wind: NW@ 5-10 MPH. Dying down by late afternoon and evening.

Vernon County Results: 28 Species
132 Turkeys
41 Am Crows
47 cardinals
10 White-breasted Nuthatches
20 Chickadees
99 Juncos
18 Blue Jays
18 Mourning Doves
39 Gold finches (and our only species of finch that day)
12 Red-bellied Woodpeckers
6 House Sparrows
44 Starlings
8 Horned Larks
11 Red-tailed Hawks
1 Rough-legged Hawk (our only one of the day)
1 Rock Pigeon
3 Downy Woodpeckers
21 Tree Sparrows
2 Pileated Woodpeckers
1 RN Pheasant
1 Flicker
1 Song Sparrow
1 Am Kestrel
2 T Titmouse
3 Harry Woodpecker
2 Bald Eagle
1 N Shrike (Hooray!!!)
2 Great-horned Owls

Monroe County results: 18 Species
218 Starlings
118 House Sparrows
23 Cardinals
95 Juncos
6 Red-bellied Woodpeckers
42 Crows
9 Blue Jays
110 Rock Pigeons
17 Mourning Doves
10 Chickadees
2 Downy Woodpeckers
2 Hairy Woodpeckers
1 Am Kestrel
5 White-breasted Nuthatch
24 Horned Larks
19 Am Tree Sparrows
5 Red-tailed Hawk
1 Bald Eagle

Interesting, we found a total of 28 species. There were no species found in Monroe county that we didn't find in Vernon county.
Late in the day, we ran into (or rather, they ran into us) Noel and Seth Cuthright. They had found 2 Golden Eagles that day. (I still need one for this winter.) Maybe I need to go hang out in their count area for a day.... Hmmm......
Anyway, we had a good day. If not a long day.

Happy Birding!

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