Tuesday, January 23, 2018

SAM SMITH CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT RESULTS



The following birds were reported by members of FOSS during the Christmas Week Bird Count. 
December 26-31, 2017

REDHEAD DUCK
Water Birds
Canada Goose
Mallard
Mute Swan
American Black Duck
Redhead
Greater Scaup
GOLDFINCH
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
Long-tailed Duck
Red-breasted Merganser
DARK-EYED JUNCO

Ring-billed Gull
Gadwall
*Tufted Duck – first record for the park
*Purple Sandpiper – occasionally seen in winter in Ontario (the only record for the province this winter)

Land birds
Mourning Dove
Black-capped Chickadee
Northern Cardinal
LONG-EARED OWL
Dark-eyed Junco
House Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
American Tree Sparrow
Song Sparrow
American Robin
Downy Woodpecker
European Starling
American Crow
American Goldfinch
Raptors
Long-eared Owl

A total of 28 species

If you were at Colonel Sam Smith Park Christmas Week and we missed a bird you saw, please contact me.

Brian Keaveney
President FOSS

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