[Tweeters] Neah Bay CBC, 15 December 2019

Charlie Wright cwright770 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 5 18:16:02 PST 2020


Hello all,
26 birders joined for the 2019 Neah Bay Christmas Bird Count on 12/15/2019.
This count relies on the tremendous energy and enthusiasm of those who
participate. Thanks to those who came out to help on one of Washington's
newest counts.

The weather was nice!! Sunshine and relative calm was what distinguished
the 4th official Neah Bay CBC from any other to date. That nice weather led
to high counts of many birds, and a high total count of individual birds
(21,263).

New species this year were: Red-breasted Nuthatch, Cedar Waxwing, Bullock's
Oriole (2!), and Mourning Dove, plus a mysterious Eurasian Tree Sparrow x
House Sparrow hybrid. Other highlights included a Glaucous Gull, 2 Palm
Warblers, 6 Swamp Sparrows, a Pine Grosbeak, 5 species of owls, 3
Short-tailed Shearwaters, 3 Eared Grebes, and 5 Greater White-fronted
Geese.

Our official day list reached 115 species, plus 4 birds only detected
during count week: Barred Owl, Rock Sandpiper, Snow Goose, and Ruffed
Grouse.

Species that didn't make an appearance at all this year included Brant,
Cackling Goose, Eurasian Wigeon, Black-bellied Plover, Bonaparte's Gull,
Merlin, Northern Shrike, and Yellow-rumped Warbler.

Following is the complete list of species and numbers for the day.

Asterisk*= "record" high number for our young count (not including
unofficial 2015 trial year). You can see how much nicer the weather was in
these results!

Greater White-fronted Goose 5
Trumpeter Swan 11
Northern Shoveler 1
American Wigeon 167*
Mallard 515*
Northern Pintail 45*
Green-winged Teal 114
Ring-necked Duck 2
Greater Scaup 72
Lesser Scaup 57
Harlequin Duck 199
Surf Scoter 600
White-winged Scoter 181
Black Scoter 10
scoter sp. 6
Long-tailed Duck 32*
Bufflehead 325
Common Goldeneye 44
Barrow's Goldeneye 1
Hooded Merganser 54*
Common Merganser 19
Red-breasted Merganser 94
Pied-billed Grebe 3
Horned Grebe 643*
Red-necked Grebe 59*
Eared Grebe 3
Western Grebe 137
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 23*
Eurasian Collared-Dove 29
Mourning Dove 1
Anna's Hummingbird 31*
Virginia Rail 9*
Black Oystercatcher 166*
Killdeer 20
Black Turnstone 133*
Surfbird 8
Dunlin 5
Wilson's Snipe 6
Common Murre 9776*
Pigeon Guillemot 37*
Marbled Murrelet 24*
Ancient Murrelet 3
Cassin's Auklet 1
Rhinoceros Auklet 9*
alcid sp. 3
Black-legged Kittiwake 3
Mew Gull 187
Western Gull 7
California Gull 21
Herring Gull 79
Iceland Gull (Thayer's) 308
Glaucous-winged Gull 77
Western x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid) 196
Herring x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid) 1
Western/Glaucous-winged Gull 685
Glaucous Gull 1
Larus sp. 309
Red-throated Loon 81
Pacific Loon 339*
Common Loon 77*
loon sp. 6
Short-tailed Shearwater 3*
Brandt's Cormorant 200
Pelagic Cormorant 492*
Double-crested Cormorant 52
cormorant sp. 85
Great Blue Heron 30*
Northern Harrier 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4*
Cooper's Hawk 1
Bald Eagle 109*
Red-tailed Hawk 7*
Barn Owl 1
Western Screech-Owl 1
Great Horned Owl 2
Northern Pygmy-Owl 4
Northern Saw-whet Owl 3
Belted Kingfisher 16*
Downy Woodpecker 16*
Hairy Woodpecker 14*
Northern Flicker 21*
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted) 7
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted x Red-shafted) 1
American Kestrel 1
Peregrine Falcon 2
Hutton's Vireo 8
Steller's Jay 164*
American/Northwestern Crow 660
Common Raven 39*
Black-capped Chickadee 10*
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 126
Bushtit 6
Golden-crowned Kinglet 251
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 42
Red-breasted Nuthatch 2*
Brown Creeper 9*
Pacific Wren 85
Marsh Wren 32*
Bewick's Wren 11*
American Dipper 1
European Starling 839*
Varied Thrush 319
Hermit Thrush 7
American Robin 18
Cedar Waxwing 1
House Sparrow 43
House x Eurasian Tree Sparrow (hybrid) 1
Pine Grosbeak 1
House Finch 16*
Purple Finch (Western) 1
Red Crossbill 1
Red Crossbill (Western Hemlock or type 3) 12
Red Crossbill (Sitka Spruce or type 10) 43
Pine Siskin 124
Fox Sparrow (Sooty) 196*
Dark-eyed Junco 50
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) 217
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored/Cassiar) 1
White-crowned Sparrow 58*
Golden-crowned Sparrow 195*
Song Sparrow 274*
Lincoln's Sparrow 6*
Swamp Sparrow 6*
Spotted Towhee 80*
sparrow sp. 3
Western Meadowlark 2*
Bullock's Oriole 2*
Red-winged Blackbird 163
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
Palm Warbler (Western) 2
Townsend's Warbler 2
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