Ottawa-Hull 1999 Christmas Bird Count results

This year's Ottawa-Hull CBC was held on 19 December. The count was carried out by 83 observers in the field and 47 feeder watchers. The weather cooperated and the meal at the compilation session, hosted by Club des ornithologues de l'Outaouais, completed a great birding day.

Results are tallied in the table below. Record highs are in RED in the "Total" column. Unusual species are noted in GREEN in the "Species" column.

The "Total" column includes overlap among the areas; therefore rows do not always add up.

Species Gatineau Hull Aylmer Gloucester Ottawa Britannia Total
Common Loon - - - - - 1 1
Pied-billed Grebe - - - 1 - - 1
Double-crested Cormorant - - 1 - - 1 1
Great Blue Heron - 1 - - - 1 2
Canada Goose - 26 39 6 223 2,547 2,641
Green-winged Teal - 1 - - 1 - 2
American Black Duck 41 101 29 156 100 223 625
Mallard 63 96 14 286 1,023 1189 2,481

Mallard Hybrid

1 - - 2 11 12 26
Northern Pintail - - - 1 1 - 2
Ring-necked Duck - - - - - 2 2
Greater Scaup - - 1 - - - 1
Lesser Scaup - 1 - - 4 7 12
Harlequin Duck - - - - - 1 1
Old Squaw - - - - - 1 1
White-winged Scoter - - - - 1 - 1
Bufflehead - - 2 - - 1 3
Common Goldeneye 11 350 117 67 344 97 569
Barrow's Goldeneye - 1 - - 2 - 2
Hooded Merganser - - - 8 3 3 14
Common Merganser 1 20 11 69 19 18 100
Red-breasted Merganser - 1 - - - 2 3
Bald Eagle - - - - - 1 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 2 1 2 1 2 9
Cooper's Hawk - - - - 1 3 4
Northern Goshawk - - 2 - - - 2
Red-tailed Hawk 2 - 3 6 4 2 17
Rough-legged Hawk 2 - - 6 1 1 10
American Kestrel 2 1 - 5 1 2 11
Merlin 1 - - 1 - - 2
Peregrine Falcon - - - - 1 - 1
Ruffed Grouse 4 5 7 2 2 1 21
Ring-billed Gull 28 1 15 119 241 439 828
Herring Gull 5 18 187 12 97 1858 2,177
Iceland Gull - - - - - 2 2
Lesser Black-backed Gull - - - - - 1 1
Glaucous Gull - - 1 - 1 1 3
Great Black-backed Gull 1 9 150 - 38 760 808
Rock Dove 843 329 113 799 935 1,193 4,212
Mourning Dove 139 43 49 151 76 66 524
Great Horned Owl - - - 3 1 - 4
Barred Owl - 1 - 1 1 - 3
Downy Woodpecker 18 13 20 31 36 33 151
Hairy Woodpecker 24 22 29 26 19 24 144
Pileated Woodpecker 5 4 6 11 4 2 32
Northern Shrike - 3 2 2 4 1 12
Blue Jay 88 24 43 52 63 40 310
American Crow 118 104 119 3,001 1,218 861 4,601
Northern Raven 17 16 12 8 1 3 57
Black-capped Chickadee 296 389 598 313 491 683 2,770
Tufted Titmouse - - - - 1 - 1
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1 3 3 3 7 8 25
White-breasted Nuthatch 32 36 54 60 55 64 301
Brown Creeper - 1 2 3 1 5 12
American Robin 33 48 1 14 9 5 110
European Starling 1,095 355 279 1,487 2,073 1,484 6,773
Bohemian Waxwing 35 161 192 265 211 158 1,022
Cedar Waxwing - - - 1 20 8 29
Yellow-rumped Warbler - - - - - 1 1
Common Yellowthroat - 1 - - - - 1
American Tree Sparrow 12 9 14 42 9 6 92
Chipping Sparrow - - - - 1 - 1
Song Sparrow - - 1 1 - 1 3
White-throated Sparrow - - 1 1 - 1 3
White-crowned Sparrow - - - - - 1 1
Dark-eyed Junco 16 3 18 3 11 11 62
Snow Bunting - - 55 48 64 - 167
Northern Cardinal 22 50 61 44 85 45 307
Red-winged Blackbird - 2 - - - - 2
Common Grackle - - - - - 1 1
Baltimore Oriole - - 1 - - - 1
Pine Grosbeak 2 - 17 - - - 19
Purple Finch 25 19 - 1 1 - 46
House Finch 167 105 126 73 439 331 1,241
Common Redpoll 194 77 170 105 30 44 620
Hoary Redpoll - - 2 1 - - 3
Pine Siskin - - 11 - - - 11
American Goldfinch 131 86 76 64 64 92 513
Evening Grosbeak 18 - 6 - 1 12 37
House Sparrow 523 304 456 593 1,269 1,045 4,190

Total Individual Birds

- - - - - - 38,803

Total Species

37 42 47 47 54 58 79
Gatineau    Hull    Aylmer Gloucester Ottawa Britannia All


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