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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 118th CBC was held from December 14th 2017 thru January 5th 2018. Information and results of that count are shown below.

Sioux City CBC= Saturday, December 16, 2017. Contact Jerry Probst at: probsthoney@aol.com or 712-490-8256 for information. Plan to eat lunch and assess progress at noon at Culver’s on Singing Hills. At 5:00pm we meet at Jerry's house to eat the mandatory chili and other goodies and compile the results. Jerry’s address is: 3817 Park Place in South Sioux City, NE.

The Sioux City CBC was held as scheduled. It was a beautiful day under partly cloudy to clear skies with temps ranging from the 20’s to the 40’s and little wind. 20 birders found 68 species and counted a total of 14,064 birds. Highlights included Carolina Wren, Killdeer and Common Redpoll. The compilation at Jerry’s house was preceded with chili and soup and other delicious goodies. A listing of the species counted can be seen below.

Westfield CBC= Thursday, December 21, 2017, the first day of winter. Plan to arrive at Zales mailbox at 15384 North Ridge Road at 8:00 am and we will divide into groups and “bird” until 1:00 pm when we will serve a hearty and hot lunch at our home and tabulate our group counts. Those wanting to bird afterwards may do so. Contact Dotty Zales at 712-568-1006 or zales66@hotmail.com for more information.

The Westfield CBC was held as scheduled. Temperatures were in the lower 30’s and continued to drop to the lower 20’s during the morning. The skies were cloudy and the breezy conditions added to the wind chill. There was no snow on the ground but the predicted snow did arrive after lunch. Waters were mostly frozen. 8 teams of 19 birders recorded a total of 50 species for the day and 1 Count Week (CW) bird for a total of 51 species and counted 7,211 birds.

 

Highlights included Ross’s Goose, Northern Pintail, Sharp-shinned Hawk (it came to the Zale’s Feeders at lunch to give us all a good show), Mourning Dove, Belted Kingfisher, Northern Shrike, Brown Creeper, Lapland Longspur, Brown-headed Cowbird, Common Redpoll, and the CW bird found on the preceding Tuesday was a Pileated Woodpecker which was a first for the count! The delicious lunch of Chili, Venison Sausage, and numerous other treats, desserts, and beverages really hit the spot after a cold morning in the field!

A listing of the species seen and counted can be found below.

Ponca State Park CBC= Thursday, December 14, 2017. Those interested in participating should meet at the Park’s Resource Center at 7:45 that morning or call Bill Huser at 712-574-3107 for more information.

The Ponca State Park CBC was held as scheduled on December 14, 2017. Seventeen birders enjoyed the count and they collectively counted 57 species of birds and 4055 individuals. The 57 species was above average but below the record of 59, but the 17 participants was probably a record. Highlights of the day included the sighting 2 Townsend's Solitaires, 1 Prairie Falcon, 4 Fox Sparrows, 1 Long-eared Owl, 1 Rusty Blackbird, 1 Long-eared Owl, 2 small flocks of Purple Finches, and a lingering Gadwall and Ring-necked Duck. Our most numerous species included European Starlings (887), American Robins (632), Red-winged Black Birds (245), and Canada Geese (213). Three teams of 2-4 individuals participated in Owling in the early morning and six teams participated during the daytime hours. The birders enjoyed a delicious lunch of Chili and other goodies at the Park’s Resource Center at noon. Ponca State Park plans to participate next year in the Christmas Day Bird Count. A listing of the species seen and counted can be found below.

Ida County CBC=Sunday, December 17, 2017. Our Christmas Bird Count is set for Dec 17, starting at 8 a.m. at the Education Center in Moorehead Park. 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 starts 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 17th as scheduled under cloudy skies and cool temperatures. There were 14 great counters in the field and they counted 54 species and 7,752 total birds. Duck numbers were mostly Mallards at 388 with 1 Ruddy duck. We had 12 Northern Bobwhite, 52 Wild Turkeys, one late Wilson Snipe, all the owl species except Screech, and Snowy. 1 Merlin, 10 Horned Larks, 84 Robins, 3080 Lapland Longspurs, and one very late Vesper Sparrow as well as good numbers of the more common birds. The counters enjoyed a lunch of chili, brownies and other goodies around noon. A listing of the species counted can be seen below.

Yankton CBC= Sunday, December 17, 2017. Contact Jerry Probst at: probsthoney@aol.com or 712-490-8256 for information.

The Yankton CBC was held as scheduled. 19 birders recorded 73 species and counted 24,117 total birds. There were also 4 Count Week (CW) birds. Temperatures ranged from the 20’s to the 40’s under clear skies. A listing of the species counted can be seen below.

Sioux City CBC 12-16-2017

Compiler Jerry Probst

 

Greater White-fronted Goose- CW

Snow Goose- 12

Cackling Goose- 141

Canada Goose- 8,236

Wood Duck- 1

Gadwall- CW

Mallard- 1,136

Northern Shoveler- CW

Green-winged Teal- CW

Redhead- 1

Common Goldeneye- 30

Hooded Merganser- CW

Common Merganser- 20

Red-breasted Merganser- 1

Ruddy Duck- 6

Ring-necked Pheasant- 12

Wild Turkey- 538

Northern Harrier- 5

Sharp-shinned Hawk- 1

Cooper’s Hawk- 2

Bald Eagle- 10

Red-tailed Hawk- 78

Rough-legged Hawk- 11

American Coot- 10

Killdeer- 1

Rock Pigeon- 801

Eurasian Collared-Dove- 191

Mourning Dove- 5

Eastern Screech Owl- 1

Great Horned Owl- 4

Barred Owl- 2

Belted Kingfisher- 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker- 33

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker- 2

Downy Woodpecker- 60

Hairy Woodpecker- 15

Northern Flicker- 31

American Kestrel- 5

Northern Shrike- 1

Blue Jay- 111

American Crow- 65

Black-capped Chickadee- 106

Red-breasted Nuthatch- 5

White-breasted Nuthatch- 60

Brown Creeper- 6

Carolina Wren- 2

Eastern Bluebird- 12

American Robin- 55

European Starling- 987

Cedar Waxwing- 51

Yellow-rumped Warbler- 2

American Tree Sparrow- 455

Dark-eyed Junco- 220

White-crowned Sparrow-7

Harris’s Sparrow- 8

White-throated Sparrow- 7

Song Sparrow- 5

Lincoln’s Sparrow- 1

Swamp Sparrow- 1

Northern Cardinal- 65

Red-winged Blackbird- 49

Western Meadowlark- 8

House Finch- 32

Purple Finch- 15

Common Redpoll- 2

Pine Siskin- 27

American Goldfinch- 82

House Sparrow- 214

 

Total Birds Counted- 14,064

Total Species Counted- 68

Westfield CBC 12-21-2017

                           Compiler Bill & Dotty Zales

 

Snow Goose- 181

Ross’s Goose- 1

Greater White-fronted Goose- 4

Cackling Goose- 40

Canada Goose- 4,170

Mallard- 85

Northern Pintail- 1

Lesser Scaup- 2

Common Goldeneye- 1

Hooded Merganser- 1

Common Merganser- 75

Ring-necked Pheasant- 5

Wild Turkey- 38

Northern Harrier- 3

Sharp-shinned Hawk- 1

Cooper’s Hawk- 1

Bald Eagle- 25

Red-tailed Hawk- 16

Rough-legged Hawk- 31

Rock Pigeon- 115

Eurasian Collared-dove- 11

Mourning Dove- 5

Eastern Screech Owl- 1

Great Horned Owl- 2

Barred Owl- 1

Belted Kingfisher- 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker- 19

Downy Woodpecker- 27

Hairy Woodpecker- 4

Northern Flicker- 5

Pileated Woodpecker- CW

Northern Shrike- 3

Blue Jay- 17

American Crow- 126

Black-capped Chickadee- 32

White-breasted Nuthatch- 32

Brown Creeper- 2

Eastern Bluebird- 17

American Robin- 13

European Starling- 504

Cedar Waxwing- 49

Lapland Longspur- 275

American Tree Sparrow- 238

Dark-eyed Junco- 160

Northern Cardinal- 18

Red-winged Blackbird- 710

Brown-headed Cowbird- 1

House Finch- 27

Common Redpoll- 45

American Goldfinch- 46

House Sparrow- 23

 

Total Species Counted- 50 plus 1 CW = 51

Total Birds Counted- 7,210 plus 1 CW=7211

Ponca State Park CBC 12-14-2017

Compilers Maria Korver and Bill Huser

 

Snow Goose- 2

Canada Goose- 213

Gadwall- 2

Ring-necked Duck- 1

Common Goldeneye- 57

Common Merganser- 6

Ring-necked Pheasant- 47

Wild Turkey- 40

Great Blue Heron- 1

Northern Harrier- 3

Sharp-shinned Hawk- 4

Cooper’s Hawk- 3

Bald Eagle- 18

Red-tailed Hawk- 38

Rough-legged Hawk- 26

Rock Pigeon- 100

Eurasian Collared-Dove- 59

Mourning Dove- 1

Eastern Screech-owl- 3

Great Horned Owl- 3

Barred Owl- 2

Long-eared Owl- 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker- 36

Downy Woodpecker- 23

Hairy Woodpecker- 9

Northern Flicker- 40 (Yellow-shafted)

American Kestrel- 15

Merlin- 2

Prairie Falcon- 1

Northern Shrike- 3

Blue Jay- 86

American Crow- 76

Black-capped Chickadee- 32

Red-breasted Nuthatch- 1

White-breasted Nuthatch- 40

Brown Creeper- 1

Eastern Bluebird- 62

Townsend’s Solitaire- 2

American Robin- 632

European Starling- 887

Cedar Waxwing- 101

Lapland Longspur-115

American Tree Sparrow- 414

Fox Sparrow- 4

Dark-eyed Junco- 167

Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)- 1

Song Sparrow- 1

Northern Cardinal- 44

Red-winged Blackbird- 245

Western Meadowlark- 14

Rusty Blackbird- 10

Common Grackle- 2

Brown-headed Cowbird- 1

House Finch- 19

Purple Finch- 6

Pine Siskin- 41

American Goldfinch- 115

House Sparrow- 177

 

Total Birds Counted     4,055

Total Species Counted     57

Ida County CBC 12-17-2017

Compiler Don Poggensee

 

Snow Goose- 2

Cackling Goose- 120

Canada Goose- 1,685

Mallard- 388

Ruddy Duck- 1

Northern Bobwhite- 12

Ring-necked Pheasant- 107

Wild Turkey- 52

Northern Harrier- 4

Sharp-shinned Hawk- 2

Cooper’s Hawk- 1

Bald Eagle- 4

Red-tailed Hawk- 14

Rough-legged Hawk- 7

Wilson’s Snipe- 1

Rock Pigeon- 32

Eurasian Collared-dove- 43

Mourning Dove- 2

Great Horned Owl- 1

Barred Owl- 1

Long-eared Owl- 4

Short-eared Owl- 1

Northern Saw-whet Owl- 2

Belted Kingfisher- 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker- 11

Downy Woodpecker- 22

Hairy Woodpecker- 5

Northern Flicker- 10

American Kestrel- 9

Merlin- 1

Northern Shrike- 3

Blue Jay- 178

American Crow- 127

Horned Lark- 10

Black-capped Chickadee- 1

White-breasted Nuthatch- 16

American Robin- 84

European Starling- 785

Cedar Waxwing- 31

Lapland Longspur- 3,080

American Tree Sparrow- 332

Dark-eyed Junco- 338

White-throated Sparrow- 3

Vesper Sparrow- 1

Song Sparrow- 45

Northern Cardinal- 28

Meadowlark Species- 8

Red-winged Blackbird- 9

Brown-headed Cowbird- 1

Common Grackle- 1

House Finch- 28

Common Redpoll- 1

American Goldfinch- 26

House Sparrow- 71

 

Total Species Counted    54

Total Birds Counted   7,752

Yankton CBC 12-17-2017

Compiler Roger Dietrich

 

Greater White-fronted Goose- 3

Snow Goose- 54

Cackling Goose- 209

Canada Goose- 4,670

Wood Duck- 13

Gadwall- 150

American Wigeon- 1

Mallard-244

Blue-winged Teal- 1

Northern Shoveler- 2

Canvasback- 30

Redhead- 47

Ring-necked Duck- 14

Greater Scaup-CW

Lesser Scaup- 388

Long-tailed Duck- 3

Bufflehead- 4

Common Goldeneye- 18

Hooded Merganser- 2

Common Merganser- 101

Ring-necked Pheasant- 3

Wild Turkey- 66

Double-crested Cormorant- 1

Great Blue Heron- 2

Northern Harrier- 3

Sharp-shinned Hawk- 4

Cooper's Hawk-1

Bald Eagle- 25

Red-tailed Hawk- 42

Rough-legged Hawk- 3

American Coot- 486

Wilson’s Snipe- 1

Ring-billed Gull- 63

Herring Gull- 15

Rock Pigeon- 262

Eurasian-collared Dove- 333

Mourning Dove- 5

Eastern Screech-Owl- 9

Great Horned Owl- 18

Snowy Owl-CW

Long-eared Owl- 1

Northern Saw-whet Owl-2

Belted Kingfisher- 4

Red-headed Woodpecker- 2

Red-bellied Woodpecker- 23

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker- 3

Downy Woodpecker- 37

Hairy Woodpecker- 11

Northern Flicker- 42 (Yellow Shafted)

Northern Flicker- 1 (Intergrade)

American Kestrel- 4

Northern Shrike- 3

Blue Jay- 63

Black-billed Magpie- 3

American Crow- 31

Black-capped Chickadee- 59

Red-breasted Nuthatch- 14

White-breasted Nuthatch- 48

Brown Creeper- 5

Golden-crowned Kinglet- 2

Eastern Bluebird- 4

American Robin- 347

European Starling- 15,083

Cedar Waxwing- 43

Snow Bunting-CW

Yellow-rumped Warbler- 1

American Tree Sparrow- 319

Dark-Eyed Junco (Slate-colored)- 232

Dark-Eyed Junco (Oregon)- 2

Harris’s Sparrow- 1

Song Sparrow-CW

Northern Cardinal- 26

Red-winged Blackbird- 16

Western Meadowlark- 14

House Finch- 102

Purple Finch-4

Pine Siskin- 2

American Goldfinch- 71

House Sparrow- 196

 

Total Species= 73

Total Birds= 24,117

 

CW- Greater Scaup

CW- Snowy Owl

CW- Snow Bunting

CW- Song Sparrow

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

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