OTTAWA-GATINEAU 2005 CBC RESULTS

86th Year

The Ottawa-Gatineau CBC was held on 18th of  December 2005. This year the weather cooperated with a temperature hovering around zero and a mostly sunny day. There were 108 observers in the field and 39 feeder watchers. Seventy-eight species  (78) were found, 8 Record Highs, 1 New Species and 1 New Hybrid were seen this year as well as 3 high record ties. The total number of birds seen was 47,364, which is the highest  count for the 86 years of our CBC. The American Crow made up about 23% of that total.

The meal at the compilation session, hosted by Club des ornithologue de l'Outaouais, completed a great birding day.

High Record is noted in RED in the "Species Column" and  **  in "Total Column".

Tie Record High is noted in BLUE in the "Species Column" and * in "Total Column".

New Species is noted in GREEN  in the "Species Column" and ***  in "Total Column".

Species

Hull

Aylmer

Gatineau Britannia Ottawa Gloucester    Total   
Red-necked Grebe

1

0

0

0

1

0

[1]

Canada Goose

0

0

1

2

4

2

9

American Black Duck

24

88

84

66

174

51

487

Mallard

61

110

303

769

1,033

382

[2,380]

Hybrid Black x Mallard

0

1

2

3

73

6

(85)

Northern Shoveler

0

0

1

0

0

0

1

Long-tailed Duck

0

0

0

1

1

0

2

Bufflehead

0

1

0

2

1

0

[3]

Common Goldeneye

325

85

6

81

462

152

[614]

Barrow's Goldeneye

1

0

0

0

2

2

[4]

Common  X Barrow's Goldeneye

0

0

0

0

0

1

(1***)

Hooded Merganser

0

0

0

0

1

2

3

Common Merganser

8

17

1

8

26

12

[56]

Bald Eagle

1

2

1

1

0

0

[3*]

Sharp-shinned Hawk

0

2

2

0

3

2

9

Cooper's Hawk

1

3

1

3

5

4

[16**]

Northern Goshawk

0

0

1

0

1

0

2

Red-tailed Hawk

0

0

2

5

2

2

11

Rough-legged Hawk

0

0

2

0

0

0

2

American Kestrel

1

0

1

0

3

0

5

Merlin

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

Peregrine Falcon

1

0

0

0

1

0

2

Gray Partridge

0

0

0

12

0

0

12

Ruffed Grouse

0

1

5

1

0

0

7

Wild Turkey

0

0

0

0

0

10

10**

Common Moorhen

1

0

0

0

0

0

1***

Ring-billed Gull

0

1

1

5

26

18

51

Herring Gull

407

280

10

698

4,566

6

[5,264]

Iceland Gull

0

2

0

1

11

0

[11]

Lesser Black-backed Gull

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

Glaucous Gull

25

3

0

5

34

0

[39]

Great Black-backed Gull

1,800

130

5

62

760

5

[2,140]

Rock Pigeon

551

128

1,153

1,268

1,542

445

5,097

Mourning Dove

91

167

164

149

188

143

902

Great Horned Owl

1

1

0

3

0

0

5

Snowy Owl

0

0

0

1

1

0

2

Barred Owl

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

Belted Kingfisher

0

0

0

1

1

0

2

Downy Woodpecker

25

25

53

24

29

31

187

Hairy Woodpecker

19

33

46

16

22

29

165

Northern Flicker

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

Pileated Woodpecker

5

8

6

8

5

7

39

Northern Shrike

1

4

0

1

3

2

11

Blue Jay

28

69

71

32

50

33

283

American Crow

122

233

277

1,823

9,700

1,208

[ 11,114**]

Common Raven

12

14

21

6

3

4

60**

Horned Lark

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

Black-capped Chickadee

523

760

662

759

1,112

349

4,165**

Boreal Chickadee

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

Red-breasted Nuthatch

8

3

10

4

7

2

34

White-breasted Nuthatch

58

95

53

51

73

50

380**

Brown Creeper

3

1

3

6

6

0

19

Carolina Wren

0

0

1

0

0

1

2

Winter Wren

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

Golden-crowned Kinglet

1

0

1

1

0

0

3

Hermit Thrush

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

American Robin

4

5

5

11

7

9

41

Northern Mockingbird

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

European Starling

484

764

1,119

1,157

1,341

1,394

6,259

Bohemian Waxwing

434

171

87

0

39

478

1,209

Cedar Waxwing

0

0

0

0

5

1

6

Yellow-rumped Warbler

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

American Tree Sparrow

8

0

31

2

8

13

62

Fox Sparrow

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

Song Sparrow

0

0

3

1

1

0

5

White-throated Sparrow

2

1

0

4

2

4

13

Dark-eyed Junco

66

19

22

36

57

38

238

Snow Bunting

70

38

114

11

300

34

567

Northern Cardinal

53

81

42

87

73

45

381**

Rusty Blackbird

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

Common Grackle

0

0

1

0

0

0

1

Pine Grosbeak

0

31

17

19

8

67

142

Purple Finch

0

0

12

1

0

0

13

House Finch

77

49

75

259

163

167

790

White-winged Crossbill

0

2

0

0

0

0

2

Common Redpoll

8

8

2

12

56

14

100

Pine Siskin

2

1

0

2

3

0

8

American Goldfinch

106

133

307

158

150

174

1,028

Evening Grosbeak

0

0

2

0

1

6

9

House Sparrow

166

274

390

282

1,332

333

2,777

Total Individual Birds

5,586

3,846

5,179

7,924

23,482

5,749

(47,364)

Total Species

43

44

47

53

57

43

78 +(2)

Number of Field Observers

14

22

15

14

29

14

108

Number of Feeder Watchers

5

6

16

8

1

3

39

-

Hull

   Aylmer

Gatineau

Britannia

Ottawa

Gloucester

-

Compiled by C.R. Bowen
January 20, 2006