OTTAWA-GATINEAU 2007 CBC RESULTS

88th Year         

The Ottawa-Gatineau CBC was held on 16th of  December 2007. This year, the weather did not cooperate. The temperature hovered around -13C with winds up to 43 KPH gusting to 61 KPH and to top it all off , during the count we had 17cm of snow. There were 92 observers in the field and 27 feeder watchers. Fifty-five species  (55) were found and  is probably the lowest since the mid 1960's. There were no new species and only 2 Tie Record Highs. The total number of birds seen was 16,172.

Unfortunately , due to the weather, the usual evening compilation session hosted by Club des ornithologue de l'Outaouais, had to be cancelled.

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

Hybrids and sp. are noted in ( )'s in the "Total Column" and are not included in the "Total Count".

The "Total Column" takes into consideration overlap.These are indicated by [ ]

SPECIES Hull  Aylmer   Gatineau  Britannia Ottawa Gloucester TOTAL
Canada Goose / Bernache du Canada

0

0

1

0

0

0

1

American Black Duck / Canard noir

6

50

98

0

43

14

211

Mallard / Canard colvert

3

34

247

45

414

348

[1,086]
American Black Duck x Mallard / Canard noir x colvert

0

0

0

0

6

2

( 8 )

Harlequin Duck / Arlequin plongeur

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

Bufflehead / Petit Garrot

0

1

0

0

1

0

2

Common Goldeneye / Garrot à oeil d'or

65

59

5

13

121

46

[305]

Common Merganser / Grand Harle

3

1

1

4

17

8

[33]

Wild Turkey / Dindon sauvage

0

3

2

0

0

0

5

Great Blue Heron / Grand Héron

0

0

1

0

0

0

1

Sharp-shinned Hawk / Épervier brun

0

0

2

0

0

1

3

Cooper's Hawk / Épervier de Cooper

0

0

0

2

0

1

3

Accipiter sp / Épervier sp.

0

1

0

0

0

0

( 1 )

Red-tailed Hawk / Buse à queue rousse

0

0

0

2

1

1

4

Rough-legged Hawk / Buse pattue

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

Buteo sp / Buse sp.

0

0

0

0

0

1

( 1 )

Peregrine Falcon / Faucon pèlerin

0

0

0

0

1

1

2

Ring-billed Gull / Goéland à bec cerclé

0

0

0

1

8

0

9

Herring Gull / Goéland argenté

0

0

0

158

26

175

[334]

Glaucous Gull / Goéland bourgmestre

0

0

0

0

1

10

11

Great Black-backed Gull / Goéland marin

0

0

0

40

95

475

[570]
Rock Pigeon / Pigeon biset

200

7

178

93

291

303

1,072

Mourning Dove / Tourterelle triste

18

38

76

24

19

27

202

Great Horned Owl / Grand-duc d'Amérique

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

Downy Woodpecker / Pic mineur

10

4

18

2

15

9

58

Hairy Woodpecker / Pic chevelu

10

18

23

4

11

15

81

Northern Flicker / Pic flamboyant

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

Pileated Woodpecker / Grand Pic

2

4

0

0

2

3

11

Northern Shrike / Pie-grièche grise

2

0

1

0

0

0

3

Blue Jay / Geai bleu

6

25

16

11

13

5

76

American Crow / Corneille d'Amérique

56

47

64

115

4,065

1,342

5,689

Common Raven / Grand Corbeau

2

4

3

0

2

4

15

Horned Lark / Alouette hausse-col

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

Black-capped Chickadee / Mésange à tête noire

233

268

167

104

214

260

1,246

Red-breasted Nuthatch / Sittelle à poitrine rousse

5

2

2

3

3

1

16

White-breasted Nuthatch / Sittelle à poitrine blanche

20

15

24

11

24

21

115

Brown Creeper / Grimpereau brun

0

0

1

0

0

1

2

Winter Wren - Troglodyte mignon

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

Hermit Thrush / Grive solitaire

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

American Robin / Merle d'Amérique

0

0

3

2

6

4

15

Gray Catbird / Moqueur chat

{2nd record / 2ième record}

0

0

0

0

0

1

1*

European Starling / Étourneau sansonnet

58

113

96

86

170

544

1,067

Bohemian Waxwing / Jaseur boréal

314

124

75

66

958

442

1,979

American Tree Sparrow / Bruant hudsonien

8

15

15

0

5

2

45

Song Sparrow / Bruant chanteur

0

1

0

0

1

1

3

White-throated Sparrow / Bruant à gorge blanche

2

0

0

2

0

1

5

Dark-eyed Junco / Junco ardoisé

(Slate-coloured type / race nominale)

27

47

47

17

12

24

174

Dark-eyed Junco / Junco ardoisé {3rd record}

(Oregon type / type à tête noire) {3ième record}

0

0

0

1

0

0

1*

Snow Bunting / Bruant des neiges

0

0

1

0

0

0

1

Northern Cardinal / Cardinal rouge

52

47

34

18

25

39

215

Pine Grosbeak / Durbec des sapins

2

17

7

9

3

6

44

Purple Finch / Roselin pourpré

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

House Finch / Roselin familier

20

43

57

8

23

8

159

Common Redpoll / Sizerin flammé

93

38

143

0

15

64

353

Hoary Redpoll / Sizerin blanchâtre

0

0

1

0

0

0

1

Pine Siskin / Tarin des pins

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

American Goldfinch / Chardonneret jaune

114

0

63

37

40

25

279

Evening Grosbeak / Gros-bec errant

0

3

0

0

0

0

3

House Sparrow / Moineau domestique

103

53

169

26

167

124

642

TOTAL SPECIES 28 31 33 29

36

40

55
TOTAL INDIVIDUAL BIRDS

1,463

1083

1674

906

6.820

4362

16,172
PARTICIPANTS -Field Observers 13 14 23 8

20

14

92
PARTICIPANTS - Feeder Watchers

2

7

9

0

5

4

27

- Hull Aylmer Gatineau Britannia

Ottawa

Gloucester

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Revised by C.R.Bowen February 13, 2008