OTTAWA-GATINEAU 2006 CBC RESULTS

87th Year         

The Ottawa-Gatineau CBC was held on 17th of  December 2006. This year, the weather was unusual warm. There was no snow, in fact the grass was greener than it was in the summer and the temperature ran between 5 and 10 degrees. It was mainly overcast with a few sunny breaks in the afternoon.

There were 108 field observers and 23 feeder watchers. Eighty two species  (82) were found, 12 Record Highs, and 2 New Species were seen this year as well as 4 high record ties. The total individual birds seen was 41.939, which is  not as high as last year but the American Crow still came as the most common bird seen, making up about 32% of the total. This does not take into account the possible overlaps.

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 the "Total Column".

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

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

SPECIES Hull Aylmer   Gatineau  Britannia Ottawa Gloucester Total
Cackling Goose / Bernache de Hutchins

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

Canada Goose / Bernache du Canada

36

568

28

3,187

293

246

[3,762]

Wood Duck / Canard branchu

0

0

0

1

1

0

2

American Black Duck / Canard noir

 50  

85

32

51

73

44

335

Mallard / Canard colvert

164

95

206

205

1,069

1,066

2,805

American Black Duck x Mallard / Canard noir x colvert

1

2

0

4

41

2

(50)

Ring-necked Duck / Fuligule à collier 0 0 0 3

0

0

3
Greater Scaup / Fuligule milouinan

0

0

0

6

0

0

6

Lesser Scaup / Petit Fuligule

4

0

0

6

9

0

[15]

White-winged Scoter / Macreuse brune

0

2

0

2

0

0

[2]

Long-tailed Duck / Harelde kakawi

0

1

0

1

0

0

[1]

Bufflehead / Petit Garrot

0

2

0

1

0

0

3

Common Goldeneye / Garrot à oeil d'or

160

119

3

85

188

79

[403]

Barrow's Goldeneye / Garrot d'Islande

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

Hooded Merganser / Harle couronné

0

0

0

2

1

0

3

Common Merganser / Grand Harle

13

24

18

34

36

12

[101]

Red-breasted Merganser / Harle huppé

1

0

1

2

0

0

4

Gray Partridge / Perdrix grise

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

Ruffed Grouse / Gélinotte huppée

4

5

0

1

0

1

11

Wild Turkey / Dindon sauvage

0

0

0

0

0

16

16

Common Loon / Plongeon huard

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

Red-necked Grebe / Grèbe jougris

0

5

0

3

0

0

[5]

Double-crested Cormorant / Cormoran à aigrettes

0

1

0

1

0

0

[1]

Great Blue Heron / Grand Héron

1

0

0

0

0

1

2

Bald Eagle / Pygargue à tête blanche

0

1

0

1

0

0

2

Eagle sp / Pygargue sp

1

0

0

0

0

0

(1)

Northern Harrier / Busard Saint-Martin

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

Sharp-shinned Hawk / Épervier brun

2

1

2

1

3

2

11

Cooper's Hawk / Épervier de Cooper

3

2

0

2

3

6

16

Northern Goshawk / Autour des palombes

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

Accipiter sp

0

1

0

0

0

0

(1)

Red-tailed Hawk / Buse à queue rousse

1

1

5

2

0

8

17

Rough-legged Hawk / Buse pattue

0

0

6

0

1

1

8

American Kestrel / Crécerelle d'Amérique

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

Merlin / Faucon émerillon

2

1

0

1

2

1

7

Peregrine Falcon / Faucon pèlerin

1

0

0

1

2

0

[2]

Ring-billed Gull / Goéland à bec cerclé

142

278

30

97

325

87

(831)

Herring Gull / Goéland argenté

313

126

51

540

468

51

(1,411)
Iceland Gull / Goéland arctique

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

Lesser Black-backed Gull / Goéland brun

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

Glaucous Gull / Goéland bourgmestre

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

Great Black-backed Gull / Goéland marin

27

14

0

314

386

7

(713)

Rock Pigeon / Pigeon biset

309

235

790

714

1,726

729

4,503

Mourning Dove / Tourterelle triste

28

79

114

118

66

99

504

Eastern Screech Owl / Petit Duc maculé

0

0

0

1

3

0

4

Great Horned Owl / Grand-duc d'Amérique

0

1

1

1

1

1

5

Barred Owl / Chouette rayée

0

0

0

0

1

1

2

Northern Saw-whet Owl / Petite Nyctale

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

Belted Kingfisher / Martin-pêcheur d'Amérique

0

0

0

0

2

0

2

Downy Woodpecker / Pic mineur

25

30

13

41

29

26

164

Hairy Woodpecker / Pic chevelu

23

24

15

20

19

29

130

Northern Flicker / Pic flamboyant

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

Pileated Woodpecker / Grand Pic

7

13

6

7

3

5

41

Northern Shrike / Pie-grièche grise

1

2

0

0

0

3

6

Blue Jay / Geai bleu

76

77

49

33

86

48

369

American Crow / Corneille d'Amérique

548

738

523

1,259

3,393

8,250

(11,118)
Common Raven / Grand Corbeau

9

18

14

3

2

3

49

Black-capped Chickadee / Mésange à tête noire

530

679

411

627

807

420

3,478

Red-breasted Nuthatch / Sittelle à poitrine rousse

6

9

2

5

9

0

31

White-breasted Nuthatch / Sittelle à poitrine blanche

40

72

28

62

80

46

328

Brown Creeper / Grimpereau brun

7

7

1

9

7

8

39

Winter Wren - Troglodyte mignon

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

Golden-crowned Kinglet / Roitelet à couronne dorée

0

1

1

7

0

0

9

American Robin / Merle d'Amérique

16

21

24

15

2

26

104

Gray Catbird / Moqueur chat

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

Northern Mockingbird / Moqueur polyglotte

0

0

0

0

2

0

2

European Starling / Étourneau sansonnet

432

222

256

253

1,249

2,869

5,281

Cedar Waxwing / Jaseur d'Amérique

20

0

11

10

0

7

48

American Tree Sparrow / Bruant hudsonien

20

49

89

3

16

48

225

Song Sparrow / Bruant chanteur

2

0

0

1

0

1

4

Swamp Sparrow / Bruant des marais

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

White-throated Sparrow / Bruant à gorge blanche

1

3

4

1

1

3

13

White-crowned Sparrow / Bruant à couronne blanche

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

Dark-eyed Junco / Junco ardoisé

26

65

48

64

59

35

297

Snow Bunting / Bruant des neiges

0

0

0

1

200

1

202

Northern Cardinal / Cardinal rouge

83

89

30

64

95

69

430

Red-winged Blackbird / Carouge à épaulettes

2

0

0

0

7

0

9

Common Grackle / Quiscale bronzé

1

0

2

0

0

0

3

Purple Finch / Roselin pourpré

1

8

1

0

0

3

13

House Finch / Roselin familier

136

64

58

71

186

135

650

Red Crossbill / Bec-croisé des sapins

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

Common Redpoll / Sizerin flammé

0

4

5

0

0

0

9

Pine Siskin / Tarin des pins

2

0

0

0

0

0

2

American Goldfinch / Chardonneret jaune

167

188

124

173

230

95

977

House Sparrow / Moineau domestique

207

95

350

236

1,154

279

2,321

TOTAL INDIVIDUAL BIRDS

  41,939

 TOTAL SPECIES

47 47 38 61

48

45

82

Number of Field Observers

21 13 9 16

33

16

108

Number of Feeder Watchers

2

5

7

6

1

2

23

- Hull Aylmer Gatineau Britannia Ottawa Gloucester Total

Compiled by C.R.Bowen,February 2,2007