The Results are In: Christmas Bird Count 2013

by Jane Ahrens

H.L. Ferguson Museum Christmas Bird Count 2013

The 114th Annual Christmas Bird Count took place on Saturday, December 28, 2013 on Fishers.  Penni and Greg Sharp were accompanied by Justine Kibbe, the Island’s Naturalist.  Beginning at the west end, they spent the day traversing the island and the following list includes the variety of birds spotted and counted.

Common Loon  6
Double-Crested Cormorant  7
Great Blue Heron  6
Mallard Duck  13
American Black Duck  11
American Wigeon  4
Common Eider  32
White-Winged Scoter  2
Surf Scoter  1
Black Scoter  11
Bufflehead  32
Hooded Merganser  4
Red-Breasted Merganser  38
Ruddy Duck  10
Sharp-Shinned Hawk 1
Northern Harrier 4
Herring Gull  73

Great Black-Backed Gull  15
Mourning Dove 5
Belted Kingfisher 1
American Crow 23
Horned Lark 14
Black-Capped Chickadee  10
Tufted Titmouse  1
Carolina Wren  4
Ruby-Crowned Kinglet  1
American Robin  1
European Starling  35
Yellow-Rumped Warbler 1
Northern Cardinal  7
Song Sparrow  5
White-Throated Sparrow  5
Dark-Eyed Junco  2
American Goldfinch  2

The 2014 Bird count will take place on Saturday, December 27.  Everyone is invited to participate.

Featured Photo

USCG Eagle passing the Race early morning March 18, 2023 on her return from the Chesapeake Bay. Photo Credit Marlin Bloethe

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