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All about the Christmas Bird Count:
More than 50,000 observers participate each year in this all-day census of early-winter bird populations. The results of their efforts are compiled into the longest running database in ornithology, representing over a century of unbroken data on trends of early-winter bird populations across the Americas. Simply put, the Christmas Bird Count, or "CBC", is citizen science in action.
 
How is the Christmas Bird Count (CBC) conducted?
Count volunteers follow specified routes through a designated 15-mile (24-km) diameter circle, counting every bird they see or hear all day. It’s not just a species tally—all birds are counted all day, giving an indication of the total number of birds in the circle that day. If observers live within a CBC circle, they may arrange in advance to count the birds at their feeders and submit those data to their compiler. All individual CBC’s are conducted in the period from December 14 to January 5 (inclusive dates) each season, and each count is conducted in one calendar day.
 
Loess Hills Audubon Members participate in several CBC's each year and some serve as the count compiler. Listed below are results of some of those counts.

The 117th CBC was held from December 14th 2016 thru January 5th 2017. Information and results of that count are shown below.

Sioux City CBC= Saturday, December 17,2016. Contact Jerry Probst at: probsthoney@aol.com or 712-490-8256 for information. At 5:00pm we meet at Jerry's house to eat the mandatory chili and other goodies and compile the results. Please note that Jerry has moved to South Sioux City, NE. and his new address is: 3817 Park Place. So please come to our December meeting to get signed up or give Jerry a call.

The Sioux City CBC originally scheduled for Saturday December 17th, was postponed until Monday December 19th due to extremely cold temperatures, wind and snow. Despite being postponed, the counters did quite well on the revised date. 15 hardy field counters and 3 feeder watchers recorded 47 species totaling 7431 birds. Most exciting birds were the 3897 Canada Geese, 14 Bald Eagles, and the most notable were 121 Snow Buntings. A listing of the species counted can be seen below.

Westfield CBC= Thursday, December 15, 2016. Meet by the John Deere mailbox at the entrance to the Zales’ home at 15384 North Ridge Road at 7:30 AM. Bird all morning, enjoy Iowa State White Chili & Nebraska Scarlet Chili for lunch at Zales’ home, then bird in the afternoon until about 3:30, when we’ll gather for desserts & compile the bird list. Contact Dotty Zales to sign up.

The Westfield CBC was held as scheduled. Temperatures were in the teens with a light breeze under cloudy skies. There was less than an inch of snow on the ground and waters were mostly frozen. Several teams of 16 birders recorded a total of 51 species for the day and counted 5,216 birds. Highlights included Belted Kingfisher, Black-billed Magpie, Northern Goshawk, Brewer’s Blackbird, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Eastern Towhee, Northern Pintail, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Northern Harrier, and White-crowned Sparrow. A listing of the species seen and counted can be found below.

Ponca State Park CBC—Friday, December 23, 2016. Contact Bill Huser at home 402-494-1657 or cell 712-574-3107 or bhuser@suebeehoney.com.

The Ponca State Park CBC was held as scheduled. 14 birders counted 48 species and 2,722 total birds. Last year we counted 48 species and 3,656 total birds. Weather conditions probably contributed to the lower numbers counted. Birders drove a total of 319 miles.

 

Temperatures were in the low 30’s with a south wind of 15-20 mph. The sky was overcast and it was snowing in the morning. Streams and ponds were frozen over, but the Missouri River was open. Our count circle included the National Recreation section of the Missouri River, Ponca State Park, Buckskin Hills, Powder Creek, Elk Point Bend, as well as the roadsides to these wildlife management areas. The habitat in our CBC circle featured woodland, prairie, and riverine habitats. The count also included areas surrounding Ponca State Park which are mostly crop fields.

 

Highlights included Golden Eagle, White-crowned Sparrow, Lapland Longspur, Fox Sparrow, 48 Common Goldeneye, and 49 Eastern Bluebirds. Species with the highest counts included European Starling (340), Dark-eyed Junco (357) and American Tree Sparrow (530). A couple of low counts included only 4 Canada Geese and 7 Ring-necked Pheasants. We had a great turnout and we are planning on participating next year.

Ida County CBC=Sunday, December 18, 2016. Our Christmas Bird Count is set for Dec 18, starting at 8 a.m. at the Education Center in Moorehead Park. We really need counters this year as we are in need of all the help that we can get. Dinner at 12 p.m. until 1:30 or so, if you are running late getting back from your areas. Wrap-up and adding up the numbers start at 3:30 or so. Hope to see all of you and our thanks in advance. Contact Don Poggensee at donpog@netllc.net or 712-364-3491.

The Ida County CBC was held December 18th as scheduled. It was like the near Artic Northwest with a temperature of 24 degrees below zero when the count started and it reached a balmy 6 degrees above zero in the afternoon all under sunny skies and mostly light winds. Seven brave souls worked a total of 24 party field hours in 4 groups, walking 8 miles total and driving 125 miles. We counted a total of 38 species, and total birds were 1807. Some of the better birds were 5 Bald Eagles, 2 Cooper's Hawks, 5 Rough-legged Hawks, 1 Long-eared Owl, 4 Red-breasted Nuthatches, 3 Eastern Bluebirds, 3 Snow Buntings, and 3 Purple Finches. Big miss of the day were our Northern Saw-whet owls. One was seen at 4: 30 p.m. late the day before, but maybe the 24 degrees below zero, sent them into deeper cover. A listing of the species counted can be seen below.

Yankton CBC= Sunday, December 18, 2016. Contact Jerry Probst at: probsthoney@aol.com or 712-490-8256 for information.

The 2016 Yankton Christmas Bird Count (CBC) was held on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 (rescheduled because of weather from December 18). Twenty-four participants counted a total of 73 species. This number compares to 72 species found last year. The temperature was mild for December but the high winds kept down the number of birds observed but in spite of seeing fewer birds than usual the group found a good number of species.

 

Highlights of the day included Double-crested Cormorant, Carolina Wren, Hermit Thrush, Northern Goshawk, and Ruddy Duck. Hermit Thrush has only been seen on two previous counts and Double-crested Cormorant was only found on three previous counts and this year there were two observed on the Missouri River. A Ruddy Duck was observed for the fifth time since the beginning of the Yankton count in 1916.

 

Two additional species were found for “Count Week”, these are birds that are observed three days before and three days after the official “Count Day” but not seen on the “Count Day”: Long-tailed Duck and Pine Siskin.

 

Some people have a hard time believing there are this many birds around here this time of year but if you have a lot of knowledgeable people working hard to find birds you get results like this. Eighteen field observers drove 473 miles and hiked twenty-two miles over the course of the day while feeder watchers spent seven hours counting the birds at their feeders. People who worked the count came from Vermillion and Yankton, SD; Sioux City, Iowa; and South Sioux City, Nebraska. A listing of the species counted can be seen below.

Sioux City CBC 12-19-2016

Compiler Jerry Probst

Snow Goose- 15

Cackling Goose- 14

Canada Goose- 3,897

Gadwall- 2

Mallard- 250

Bufflehead- 1

Common Goldeneye- 24

Common Merganser- 1

Ring-necked Pheasant- 7

Wild Turkey- 270

Sharp-shinned Hawk- 3

Cooper’s Hawk- 1

Bald Eagle- 14

Red-tailed Hawk- 31

Rough-legged Hawk- 6

Rock Pigeon- 477

Eurasian Collared-Dove- 59

Mourning Dove- 5

Eastern Screech Owl- 3

Great Horned Owl- 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker- 22

Downy Woodpecker- 31

Hairy Woodpecker- 7

Northern Flicker- 10

American Kestrel- 2

Blue Jay- 38

American Crow- 52

Horned Lark- 311

Black-capped Chickadee- 49

Red-breasted Nuthatch- 1

White-breasted Nuthatch- 32

American Robin- 1

European Starling- 697

Cedar Waxwing- 9

Lapland Longspur-2

Snow Bunting- 121

American Tree Sparrow- 110

Dark-eyed Junco- 403

White-crowned Sparrow-5

Harris’s Sparrow- 10

Song Sparrow- 3

Northern Cardinal- 55

Red-winged Blackbird- 100

Meadowlark Species- 17

House Finch- 17

American Goldfinch- 44

House Sparrow- 201

 

Total Birds Counted- 7,431

Total Species Counted-47

Westfield CBC 12-15-2016

    Compiler Dotty Zales

 

Snow Goose- 19

Cackling Goose- 3

Canada Goose- 542

Gadwall- 1

American Wigeon-2

Mallard- 2,002

Northern Pintail-3

Common Goldeneye-5

Common Merganser-12

Ring-necked Pheasant- 14

Wild Turkey- 87

Bald Eagle- 17

Northern Harrier-1

Northern Goshawk-1

Red-tailed Hawk- 38

Rough-legged Hawk-16

American Kestrel- 2

American Coot-12

Rock Pigeon- 34

Eastern Screech Owl-2

Great Horned Owl- 1

Belted Kingfisher- 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker- 26

Downy Woodpecker- 40

Hairy Woodpecker- 8

Northern Flicker- 30

Northern Shrike- 7

Blue Jay- 64

Black-billed Magpie- 1

American Crow- 78

Horned Lark- 12

Black-capped Chickadee- 66

Red-breasted Nuthatch-1

White-breasted Nuthatch- 45

Brown Creeper- 7

Eastern Bluebird- 44

American Robin- 89

European Starling- 933

Cedar Waxwing- 14

Eastern Towhee-1

American Tree Sparrow- 183

White-crowned Sparrow-1

Dark-eyed Junco- 292

Northern Cardinal- 36

Red-winged Blackbird-16

Western Meadowlark-54

Meadowlark Species-20

Brewer’s Blackbird-1

House Finch-71

American Goldfinch- 54

House Sparrow- 207

 

Total Species Counted- 51

Total Birds Counted- 5,216

Ponca State Park CBC 12-23-2016

Compilers Maria Korver and Bill Huser

Canada Goose- 4
Mallard- 160

Common Goldeneye- 48

Common Merganser- 51

Ring-necked Pheasant- 7

Wild Turkey- 43

Golden Eagle- 1

Northern Harrier- 6

Cooper’s Hawk- 1

Bald Eagle- 15

Red-tailed Hawk- 26

Rough-legged Hawk- 20

American Kestrel- 3

Merlin- 1

Rock Pigeon- 124

Eurasian Collared-Dove- 25

Mourning Dove- 2

Eastern Screech-owl- 3

Great Horned Owl- 1

Barred Owl- 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker- 33

Downy Woodpecker- 23

Hairy Woodpecker- 6

Northern Flicker- 9 (Yellow-shafted)

Northern Shrike- 4

Blue Jay- 33

American Crow- 107

Black-capped Chickadee- 37

White-breasted Nuthatch- 25

Brown Creeper- 2

Eastern Bluebird- 49

American Robin- 17

European Starling- 340

Cedar Waxwing- 31

American Tree Sparrow- 530

Fox Sparrow- 1

White-crowned Sparrow(Gambel’s)- 1

Dark-eyed Junco(Slate-colored)- 357

Dark-eyed Junco(Oregon)- 3

Lapland Longspur- 1

Northern Cardinal- 17

Red-winged Blackbird- 300

Western Meadowlark- 18

Common Grackle- 2

Purple Finch- 1

House Finch- 5

American Goldfinch- 147

House Sparrow- 81

 

Total Birds Counted     2,722

Total Species Counted     48

Ida County CBC 12-18-2016

Compiler Don Poggensee


Canada Goose- 270

Mallard- 3

Ring-necked Pheasant- 9

Wild Turkey- 15

Bald Eagle- 5

Sharp-shinned Hawk-1

Cooper’s Hawk- 2

Red-tailed Hawk- 8

Rough-legged Hawk- 5

Rock Pigeon- 20

Eurasian Collared-dove- 45

Mourning Dove- 4

Long-eared Owl- 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker- 6

Downy Woodpecker- 10

Hairy Woodpecker- 2

Northern Flicker- 2

Blue Jay- 52

American Crow- 33

Horned Lark- 264

Black-capped Chickadee- 2

Red-breasted Nuthatch-4

White-breasted Nuthatch- 4

Eastern Bluebird-3

American Robin- 35

European Starling- 32

American Tree Sparrow- 279

Dark-eyed Junco- 515

Lapland Longspur-12

Snow Bunting-3

Northern Cardinal- 26

Red-winged Blackbird- 13

Meadowlark Species-4

Common Grackle- 4

Purple Finch- 3

House Finch- 11

American Goldfinch- 17

House Sparrow- 83

 

Total Species Counted  38

Total Birds Counted   1,807

Count Week—Northern Saw-whet Owl

Yankton CBC 12-21-2016

Compiler Roger Dietrich

Double-crested Cormorant-2

Great Blue Heron-1

Canada Goose- 1,631

Cackling Goose- 1

Greater White-fronted Goose- 1

Snow Goose- 3

Wood Duck- 6

Mallard-380

Gadwall- 70

American Wigeon- 1

Green-winged Teal- 4

Canvasback- 4

Redhead- 25

Ring-necked Duck- 18

Lesser Scaup-4

Common Goldeneye- 238

Hooded Merganser- 4

Common Merganser- 140

Red-breasted Merganser-1

Ruddy Duck- 1

Northern Harrier- 1

Sharp-shinned Hawk-1

Cooper's Hawk-1

Northern Goshawk-1

Red-tailed Hawk- 22

Rough-legged Hawk- 17

Bald Eagle- 34 (25 AD. 9 IMM.)

Merlin-1

American Kestrel-3

Ring-necked Pheasant- 6

Wild Turkey- 2

American Coot- 210

Killdeer- 1

Herring Gull- 2

Mourning Dove- 3

Eurasian-collared Dove-285

Rock Pigeon- 110

Great Horned Owl- 3

Eastern Screech-Owl- 2

Belted Kingfisher- 5

Red-bellied Woodpecker- 20

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker-1

Downy Woodpecker- 42

Hairy Woodpecker- 20

Northern Flicker- 5

Northern Shrike- 1

Blue Jay- 26

American Crow- 70

Horned Lark- 18

Black-capped Chickadee- 30

Red-breasted Nuthatch- 4

White-breasted Nuthatch- 37

Brown Creeper- 3

Carolina Wren- 1

Golden-crowned Kinglet- 4

Eastern Bluebird- 29

Hermit Thrush-1

American Robin- 806

European Starling- 650

Cedar Waxwing- 42

Yellow-rumped Warbler- 2

Northern Cardinal- 15

American Tree Sparrow- 135

White-crowned Sparrow-1

Song Sparrow-2

Dark-Eyed Junco- 199

Western Meadowlark- 47

Red-winged Blackbird- 1

Common Grackle- 3

Purple Finch-2

House Finch- 114

American Goldfinch- 113

House Sparrow- 86

 

Total Species= 73

Total Birds= 5,775

 

CW- Long-tailed Duck

CW- Pine Siskin

116th CBC

The 116th CBC was held from December 14th 2015 thru January 5th 2016. Information and results of that count are shown below.

Sioux City CBC=Saturday December 19, 2015. Contact Jerry Probst at: probsthoney@aol.com or 712-258-1296 for information. At 5:00pm we meet at Jerry's house to eat the mandatory chili and other goodies and compile the results. So please come to our December meeting to get signed up or give Jerry a call.

The Sioux City Christmas Bird Count was held December 19th as scheduled. Jerry Probst reports the weather was favorable with a low temperature of 28 and a high of 32 degrees, but winds up to 29 mph. The warm December temperatures were apparent as most water had very little ice. We ended up with 70 species which would officially beat our former record of 69 in 2002. Highlights were 13 Bald Eagles, Black Duck, both Crossbills, Winter and Carolina Wren, and a Golden crowned Kinglet. We had 23 expert participants in 12 parties. We even had the Sioux City Journal reporter and photographer along for a short time. We had a good article in the paper the next day. A listing of the species counted can be seen below.

Ponca State Park CBC—Monday, December 14, 2015. Guests are advised to dress accordingly and to bring their binoculars and bird books. The event will begin at 7:30 a.m. in the Missouri National Recreational River Resource and Education Center. Lunch provided at Ponca State Park Headquarters. Birders of all levels welcome. Contact Bill Huser at home 402-494-1657 or cell 712-574-3107 or bhuser@suebeehoney.com.

The Ponca State Park CBC was held as scheduled. Wind and rain hampered the start and were limiting throughout the day. An unprecedented amount of open water, nearly 100%, somehow yielded low diversity and numbers of waterfowl. Best birds were Greater Prairie Chicken, 30, Golden Eagle adult, Bohemian Waxwing, Mountain Bluebird, Lapland Longspur and Golden-crowned Kinglet. 12 birders recorded a total of 48 species and counted 3,656 birds for the day. Jeff Fields and staff did an excellent job of hosting the event and providing an excellent chili lunch at noon. A listing of the species counted can be seen below.

Westfield CBC=Sunday, December 27, 2015. Dan Smith of TNC will be organizing the count. Meet at the Broken Kettle HQ’s on HWY 12 north of Sioux City at 7:30 A.M. for team assignments. Meet at Joe’s Café in Akron at noon for lunch. You may turn your results in to Dan at that time if you do not plan to bird after lunch, but for those continuing to bird after lunch, you may call in your counts to Dan. For more information, contact Dan at 518-569-3955 or dan.smith446@gmail.com.

The Westfield CBC was held as scheduled. The temperature ranged from a low of 2 degrees to a high of 8 degrees. The skies were clear with 6 inches of snow on the ground and waters were frozen except for running water and the Everist Gravel Pits. Several teams of 11 birders recorded a total of 52 species for the day and counted 5,209 birds. One of the reported species found was an unusual species (Say’s Phoebe) so it is still under review. Other highlights included Northern Bobwhite, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Belted Kingfisher, Black-billed Magpie, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Lapland Longspur, Snow Bunting, and Common Redpoll. A listing of the species seen and counted can be found below.

Ida County CBC=Sunday, December 20, 2015. Meet at the Conservation Education Center out by the pond in Moorehead Park on the west edge of Ida Grove at 8 A.M. to organize, hand out checklists, and maps of the count area, and head out. Lunch will be at the center from noon to 1:30. Then back out until 4 P.M. Counts will be turned in at 4 P.M. Contact Don Poggensee at donpog@netllc.net  or 712-364-3491.

The Ida County CBC was held as scheduled. With help from the Sioux City Birders and some good local help we had a total of 45 Species and 4,840 total birds. It was a warm day, high in the low 40's under mostly overcast skies. A listing of the species and numbers found by the 12 birders participating can be seen below.

Yankton CBC=Sunday, December 20, 2015. For more information about CBC participation as either a field observer or feeder watcher, contact Roger Dietrich at 665-7240 or rogerd@iw.net.

The 2015 Yankton Christmas Bird Count (CBC) was held on Sunday, December 20, 2015 as scheduled. Thirty-one participants counted a total of 72 species. This was not a record number of species observed (2012-82, 2013-78 & 2014-78) but still a good number for the day.

 

Highlights of the day included Common Loon, Greater Scaup, Carolina Wren, and Ruddy Duck. Common Loon was only found on one previous count and this year there were two on Lewis & Clark Lake. Ruddy Duck x 5 and Greater Scaup x3 were observed for the fourth time and Carolina Wren for the fifth time since the beginning of the Yankton count in 1916. Record high count for certain species was set with 2 Common Loons, 5,876 Canada Geese, 253 Cackling Geese, 57 Canvasback, 245 Redhead, 6 Greater Scaup, 659 American Coot, 4 Killdeer, 381 Eurasian-collared Doves, 10 Eastern Screech Owls, 80 Downy Woodpeckers, and 71 Eastern Bluebirds.

 

Twenty-one field observers drove 402 miles and hiked forty-nine miles over the course of the day while feeder watchers spent ten hours counting the birds at their feeders. People who worked the count came from Sioux Falls; Vermillion; Armour; Yankton; Sioux City, Iowa; and Creighton, Nebraska. A listing of the species counted can be seen below.

Sioux City CBC 12-19-2015

Compiler Jerry Probst

 

Greater White-fronted Goose- 1

Snow Goose- 7

Ross’s Goose- 1

Cackling Goose- 17

Canada Goose- 8,551

Gadwall- 1

American Wigeon- 2

American Black Duck- 1

Mallard- 4,002

Northern Shoveler- 2

Northern Pintail- 4

Canvasback- 1

Lesser Scaup- 2

Common Goldeneye- 41

Hooded Merganser- 1

Common Merganser- 32

Ring-necked Pheasant- 2

Wild Turkey- 143

Double-crested Cormorant- 1

Bald Eagle- 13

Northern Harrier- 2

Sharp-shinned Hawk- 2

Cooper’s Hawk- 3

Red-tailed Hawk- 85

Rough-legged Hawk- 4

American Kestrel- 8

Merlin- 1

American Coot- 2

Rock Pigeon- 543

Eurasian Collared-Dove- 29

Mourning Dove- 4

Eastern Screech Owl- 3

Great Horned Owl- 3

Belted Kingfisher- 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker- 48

Downy Woodpecker- 57

Hairy Woodpecker- 11

Northern Flicker- 15

Northern Shrike- 2

Blue Jay- 52

American Crow- 162

Horned Lark- 2

Black-capped Chickadee- 204

Red-breasted Nuthatch- 1

White-breasted Nuthatch- 90

Brown Creeper- 3

Carolina Wren- 1

Winter Wren- 3

Golden-crowned Kinglet- 1

Eastern Bluebird- 18

Hermit Thrush- 1

American Robin- 48

European Starling- 945

Cedar Waxwing- 61

Spotted Towhee- 2

American Tree Sparrow- 305

Song Sparrow- 1

Lincoln’s Sparrow- 1

Harris’s Sparrow- 1

White-crowned Sparrow-2

Dark-eyed Junco- 469

Northern Cardinal- 50

Red-winged Blackbird- 42

Yellow-headed Blackbird-1

Brewer’s Blackbird- 2

House Finch- 111

Red Crossbill- 100

White-winged Crossbill- 1

American Goldfinch- 97

House Sparrow- 258

 

Total Birds Counted- 16,683

Total Species Counted-70

Ponca State Park CBC 12-14-2015

Compilers Maria Korver and Bill Huser

 

Snow Goose- 335

Ross’s Goose -6

Canada Goose- 70

Mallard- 18

Common Merganser- 35

Green-winged Teal 2

Ring-necked Pheasant- 5

Greater Prairie-chicken -30

Wild Turkey- 61

Bald Eagle- 20

Sharp-shinned Hawk- 2

Cooper’s Hawk- 1

Red-tailed Hawk- 24

Rough-legged Hawk- 5

American Kestrel- 3

Golden Eagle -1

Ring-billed Gull -68

Rock Pigeon- 95

Eurasian Collared-Dove- 11

Eastern Screech-owl- 2

Barred Owl- 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker- 32

Downy Woodpecker- 18

Hairy Woodpecker- 3

Northern Flicker- 18 (2 Red-shafted)

Blue Jay- 64

American Crow- 66

Horned Lark -4

Black-capped Chickadee- 56

White-breasted Nuthatch- 32

Brown Creeper- 4

Golden-crowned Kinglet- 2

Mountain Bluebird- 1

Eastern Bluebird- 33

American Robin- 700

European Starling- 899

Cedar Waxwing- 272

Bohemian Waxwing -2

American Tree Sparrow- 246

Harris’s Sparrow- 5

Dark-eyed Junco- 72 (2 Oregon)

Lapland Longspur- 10

Northern Cardinal- 18

Western Meadowlark- 3

Purple Finch- 5

House Finch- 44

American Goldfinch- 166

House Sparrow- 86

 

Total Birds Counted     3,656

Total Species Counted     48

Westfield CBC 12-27-2015

    Compiler Dan Smith

 

Snow Goose- 533

Cackling Goose- 20

Canada Goose- 2,506

Gadwall- 1

Mallard- 64

Common Goldeneye- 2

Common Merganser-19

Ring-necked Pheasant- 18

Wild Turkey- 44

Northern Bobwhite- 19

Bald Eagle- 16

Sharp-shinned Hawk- 1

Cooper’s Hawk-1

Red-tailed Hawk- 19

Rough-legged Hawk- 9

American Kestrel- 1

Merlin- 1

Rock Pigeon- 78

Eurasian Collared-dove- 8

Mourning Dove- 13

Great Horned Owl- 5

Barred Owl- 2

Belted Kingfisher- 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker- 24

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker- 1

Downy Woodpecker- 33

Hairy Woodpecker- 7

Northern Flicker- 27

Northern Shrike- 2

Blue Jay- 46

Black-billed Magpie- 2

American Crow- 66

Horned Lark- 111

Black-capped Chickadee- 63

White-breasted Nuthatch- 20

Brown Creeper- 3

Golden-crowned Kinglet- 3

Eastern Bluebird- 58

American Robin- 15

European Starling- 93

Cedar Waxwing- 50

American Tree Sparrow- 358

Song Sparrow- 1

Dark-eyed Junco- 229

Lapland Longspur- 10

Snow Bunting- 302

Northern Cardinal- 17

House Finch- 1

Common Redpoll- 2

American Goldfinch- 65

House Sparrow- 218

Say’s Phoebe- 1(under review)

 

Total Species Counted- 52

Total Birds Counted- 5,209

Count Week—White-crowned Sparrow

Ida County CBC 12-20-2015

Compiler Don Poggensee

 

Snow Goose- 2

Cackling Goose- 1

Canada Goose- 1,670

Trumpeter Swan- 12

American Wigeon- 1

Mallard- 285

Northern Shoveler- 4

Northern Pintail- 1

Green-winged Teal- 2

Ring-necked Pheasant- 7

Wild Turkey- 3

Bald Eagle- 2

Cooper’s Hawk- 2

Red-tailed Hawk- 27

American Kestrel- 2

Merlin- 1

Rock Pigeon- 192

Eurasian Collared-dove- 51

Mourning Dove- 14

Great Horned Owl- 2

Long-eared Owl- 2

Red-headed Woodpecker- 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker- 21

Downy Woodpecker- 21

Hairy Woodpecker- 6

Northern Flicker- 24

Blue Jay- 125

American Crow- 105

Black-capped Chickadee- 29

White-breasted Nuthatch- 30

Brown Creeper- 6

Golden-crowned Kinglet- 1

American Robin- 397

European Starling- 1,096

Cedar Waxwing- 36

American Tree Sparrow- 138

Harris’s Sparrow- 3

Dark-eyed Junco- 133

Northern Cardinal- 21

Red-winged Blackbird- 1

Common Grackle- 2

Purple Finch- 3

House Finch- 1

American Goldfinch- 21

House Sparrow- 336

 

Total Species Counted  45

Total Birds Counted   4,840

Count Week—Northern Saw-whet Owl

Yankton CBC 12-20-2015

Compiler Roger Dietrich

 

Common Loon- 2

Canada Goose- 5,893

Cackling Goose- 253

Greater White-fronted Goose- 9

Snow Goose- 51

Wood Duck- 4

Mallard-1,070

Gadwall- 38

Northern Pintail- 4

American Wigeon- 1

Green-winged Teal- 16

Canvasback- 57

Redhead- 245

Ring-necked Duck- 245

Greater Scaup- 3

Lesser Scaup- 5

Common Goldeneye- 46

Hooded Merganser- 5

Common Merganser- 101

Ruddy Duck- 5

Northern Harrier- 1

Sharp-shinned Hawk-3

Cooper's Hawk- 2

Red-tailed Hawk- 39

Rough-legged Hawk- 5

Bald Eagle- 43 (36 AD. 7 IMM.)

American Kestrel- 6

Ring-necked Pheasant- 29

Wild Turkey- 198

American Coot- 659

Killdeer- 4

Wilson’s Snipe- 2

Ring-billed Gull- 470

Herring Gull- 23

Mourning Dove- 21

Eurasian-collared Dove-381

Rock Pigeon- 533

Great Horned Owl- 11

Eastern Screech-Owl- 10

Belted Kingfisher- 2

Red-bellied Woodpecker- 30

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker-1

Downy Woodpecker- 80

Hairy Woodpecker- 34

Northern Flicker- 57

Northern Shrike- 1

Blue Jay- 81

Black-billed Magpie- 3

American Crow- 801

Horned Lark- 57

Black-capped Chickadee- 91

Red-breasted Nuthatch- 2

White-breasted Nuthatch- 61

Brown Creeper- 12

Carolina Wren- 1

Golden-crowned Kinglet- 4

Eastern Bluebird- 71

American Robin- 604

European Starling- 3,641

Cedar Waxwing- 57

Yellow-rumped Warbler- 1

Northern Cardinal- 48

American Tree Sparrow- 267

Harris's Sparrow- 9

Dark-Eyed Junco- 418

Western Meadowlark- 38

Red-winged Blackbird- 95

Common Grackle- 7

House Finch- 123

Common Redpoll- 1

American Goldfinch- 252

House Sparrow- 141

 

Total Species= 72

Total Birds= 17,339

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