[Tweeters] Lewis County CBC Results

Dalton Spencer offthehookflyshop at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 27 21:01:19 PST 2019

A week ago 26 intrepid birders swam through the floodwaters of Lewis County to help count the few birds that were not also swimming alongside us. This marked the 3rd ever Lewis County CBC and it definitely will go down as one of the most memorable for those involved. 
We tallied a total of 92 species on count day and a total of 11 other species for count week. Given the weather conditions, lower numbers were to be expected. This year 16,385 individual birds were count as opposed to last year's 20,087. 
Highlights included a Black Headed Grosbeak coming to a feeder near Bucoda, Washington, Sandhill Crane seen off Big Hanaford Rd, and a Short-Eared Owl seen from Pleasant Valley. 
He had a total of 8 new species for count too. Without including the previously mentioned species we also found California Quail, Ruffed Grouse, Barn Owl, Townsend's Warbler, and Evening Grosbeak.
European Starling was once again the most commonly detected species with 3,142 individuals counted. Northern Pintail (1,865) and Green-Winged Teal (1,329) came on second and third respectively. 
The most notable increases amongst the species detected were Trumpeter Swan an increase of almost 1600%. Cedar Waxwing, Green-winged Teal, Wilson's Snipe, Bushtit, and American Pipit were amongst those with the largest increases from last year. 
Hopefully next year the weather is better and the birds are more easily found.
Dalton SpencerCentralia, Washington
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