OTTAWA-GATINEAU 2003 CBC RESULTS

84th Year         

The Ottawa-Gatineau CBC was held on the14 December 2003. There were 139 observers in the field and 25 feeder watchers. The weather was overcast, cold (-16) and windy in the morning  with snow  and a bit warmer in the afternoon. The birds seemed to be in hiding and I don't blame them. Seventy-four species were found, 4 Record Highs. No new species located this year and also no tie record highs. The meal at the compilation session, hosted by Club des ornithologue de l'Outaouais, completed a great but cold birding day.

High is noted in RED and as well as "* *"  in "Total Column".

Species

Hull

Aylmer

Gatineau Britannia Ottawa Gloucester    Total   
Common Loon

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

Canada Goose

0

87

0

1,400

67

2

1,556

Wood Duck

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

American Black Duck

31

81

44

52

265

52

[481]

Mallard

87

25

283

508

870

345

[1,960]

Hybrid Black x Mallard

0

2

0

2

11

0

(15)

Ring-necked Duck

0

0

0

0

0

2

2

Long-tailed Duck

0

0

0

2

0

0

2

Bufflehead

0

1

0

2

0

0

3

Common Goldeneye

41

55

18

69

283

48

[418]

Barrow's Goldeneye

2

0

0

0

2

0

4

Hooded Merganser

0

0

0

0

0

2

2

Common Merganser

2

11

6

4

18

12

[47]

Red-breasted Merganser

0

0

0

1

0

1

2

Bald Eagle

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

Northern Harrier

0

0

1

0

2

1

4**

Sharp-shinned Hawk

1

0

1

1

1

0

4

Cooper's Hawk

0

0

1

2

2

1

6

Northern Goshawk

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

Accipiter sp.

0

0

0

0

0

1

(1)

Red-tailed Hawk

0

2

1

4

4

2

13

Rough-legged Hawk

0

0

3

0

9

3

15

Merlin

0

1

0

0

1

0

2

Peregrine Falcon

1

1

1

1

1

1

[3]

Ruffed Grouse

5

2

4

1

2

0

14

Wild Turkey

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

Wilson's Snipe

0

0

0

0

0

2

2

Ring-billed Gull

0

4

1

37

35

9

[83]

Herring Gull

65

405

32

1,637

572

92

[2,466]

Iceland Gull

1

13

0

9

1

0

[14]

Lesser Black-backed Gull

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

Glaucous Gull

4

1

0

25

9

2

[36]

Great Black-backed Gull

187

473

6

2,039

437

32

[2,492]**

Rock Pigeon

213

187

740

794

1,231

700

3,865

Mourning Dove

20

82

125

82

95

45

449

Great Horned Owl

1

0

0

0

0

4

5

Barred Owl

1

0

0

1

0

0

2

Long-eared Owl

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

Northern Saw Whet Owl

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

Belted Kingfisher

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

Downy Woodpecker

16

12

19

10

34

19

110

Hairy Woodpecker

18

29

18

6

19

25

115

Northern Flicker

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

Pileated Woodpecker

1

2

4

1

6

4

18

Blue Jay

26

30

29

6

34

6

131

American Crow

143

127

268

1,007

1,837

1,232

4614

Common Raven

14

10

4

4

4

1

37

Black-capped Chickadee

344

518

301

287

826

422

2,698

Red-breasted Nuthatch

0

4

2

2

11

5

24

White-breasted Nuthatch

43

24

23

17

47

27

181

Brown Creeper

5

1

0

4

4

6

20

Winter Wren

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

Golden-crowned Kinglet

3

3

0

3

3

0

12

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

American Robin

3

6

11

6

6

3

35

Bohemian Waxwing

0

0

1

0

0

0

1

Cedar Waxwing

0

0

0

0

25

0

25

Northern Shrike

2

1

3

1

1

1

9

European Starling

180

303

546

404

827

1085

3345

American Tree Sparrow

42

17

26

3

31

85

204

Song Sparrow

0

1

0

1

2

1

5

White-throated Sparrow

1

2

0

1

3

1

8

Dark-eyed Junco

51

130

45

34

85

40

385**

Snow Bunting

0

20

0

1

0

1

22

Northern Cardinal

42

66

40

39

98

38

323

Red-winged Blackbird

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

Common Grackle

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

Pine Grosbeak

0

6

0

0

0

0

6

Purple Finch

2

0

7

0

2

0

11

House Finch

83

22

59

123

186

123

596

Common Redpoll

74

83

26

22

27

8

240

Hoary Redpoll

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

Pine Siskin

7

1

1

0

0

2

11

American Goldfinch

23

170

106

28

110

64

501

Evening Grosbeak

0

0

0

0

3

0

3

House Sparrow

217

154

315

428

606

219

1,939

Total Individual Birds

2,005

3,178

3,121

9,115

8,757

4,780

[29,596]

Total Species

42

47

38

49

49

48

74 + 2

Number of Field Observers

24

29

25

15

28

18

139

Number of Feeder Watchers

2

1

11

6

3

2

25

-

Hull

   Aylmer

Gatineau

Britannia

Ottawa

Gloucester

-

Compiled by C.R.Bowen
9January 2004