[Tweeters] Walla Walla CBC results

Mike & MerryLynn m.denny at charter.net
Tue Dec 19 17:57:21 PST 2017

Hello all,

A record 53 counters along with 6 feeder watchers participated in the
44th annual Walla Walla Christmas Bird Count on the 16th. Weather was
good for birding but most areas reported little bird activity and very
quiet especially in the higher elevations.

83 species were found on count day (average - had 93 in 2012) with
Virginia Rail, Ring-billed Gull and N. Saw-whet Owl as count week
additions. A total of 14,437 birds counted.

Record number of several species were found: Eurasian Collared-Dove 392
(previous high 195), Lesser Goldfinch 97 (14), Northern Flickers 366
(283), Common Goldeneye 13 (5) and Canada Goose at 2598 - although these
birds were flying over so may have been counted more than once - still a
large number.

Anna's Hummingbirds - 4, becoming normal here in winter. Higher numbers
of both Golden and Bald Eagles were seen.

Just a few Bohemian Waxwings, NO Common Redpolls, NO Crossbills, 1
Cassin's Finch, 1 Evening Grosbeak.

A reported Wilson's Warbler has not yet been documented - but would be
new to the count.

Our next event is the JANUARY 1 WALLA WALLA COUNTY BIG DAY. We found 101
birds on Jan 1 this year, 116 in 2016. If you are in the county on the
1st - please ebird or let me know what you see. Thank you very much.

Happy Holiday Birding, MerryLynn

Mike & MerryLynn Denny
Birding the Beautiful Walla Walla Valley
"If you haven't gone birding, you haven't lived"

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