[Tweeters] Olympia CBC unofficial results from 12/14

bill shelmerdine georn1 at hotmail.com
Sat Dec 20 07:43:16 PST 2014

Greetings All,

The Olympia CBC was conducted last sunday under fantastic conditions. Somewhere near 70 counters tallied about 129 species. This is slightly above average. All the numbers are in, I just have not gone through all of them yet. Owling conditions were good, which helped with the species count. Barn, Great-Horned, Barred, Northern Saw-Whet, and Northern Pygmy were all recorded on count day.

Among the species rare or unusual for the count were the following: Snow Goose, Black Scoter (Luhr Beach and Henderson Inlet by boat); Rough-legged Hawk (Pierce side of Nisqually); Green Heron, Red Phalarope (boat near Boston Harbor/ outer Budd Inlet); Ancient Murrelet (1 by boat near Preist Point), and a count week Swanp Sparrow from Nisqually. Looks like highish numbers for Bald Eagle and Annas Hummingbird (continuing trend). If there were significant ommissions, they are not coming to mind right now. Several species in significantly low numbers or just barely's though...

Cheers, good birding, and Happy CBCing,

Bill Shelmerdine

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