OTTAWA-GATINEAU 2009 CBC RESULTS

90th Year         

The Ottawa-Gatineau CBC was held on December 20, 2009. This year, the weather was mainly cloudy with sunny periods in the afternoon; the temperature ranging from about -8 to -12 degrees. There were 105 observers in the field and 31 feeder watchers. Sixty-five species (65) were found, including four record highs. No new species were found. The total number of birds seen was 26,441. The American Crow made up over one-third of the total birds seen, although the number of crows was down by more than half from last year; however, it should be noted that last year's total was greatly augmented by crows in transit to a second roost outside the count circle.

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
Canada Goose / Bernache du Canada

0

2

0

0

4

3

9

Wood Duck / Canard branchu

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

American Black Duck / Canard noir

37

5

48

47

144

37

[313]

Mallard / Canard colvert

86

79

224

935

1,349

629

[3,202]**

American Black Duck x Mallard / Canard noir x Canard colvert

0

0

0

11

10

0

(21)

Green-winged Teal / Sarcelle d'hiver 0 0 0 0

1

0

1
Ring-necked Duck / Fuligule à collier 0 0 0 0

7

0

7
Greater Scaup / Fuligule milouinan

1

1

0

0

0

0

2

Common Goldeneye / Garrot à oeil d'or

265

76

9

48

355

85

[471]

Barrow's Goldeneye / Garrot d'Islande

0

0

0

0

0

3

3

Hooded Merganser / Harle couronné

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

Common Merganser / Grand Harle

6

7

2

3

36

10

[48]

Ruffed Grouse / Gélinotte huppée

3

1

3

0

0

0

7

Wild Turkey / Dindon sauvage

0

7

2

0

12

2

23**

Great Blue Heron / Grand Héron

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

Bald Eagle / Pygargue à tête blanche

2

0

4

3

2

3

[10]**

Sharp-shinned Hawk / Épervier brun

0

0

0

1

2

2

5

Cooper's Hawk / Épervier de Cooper

1

0

2

2

0

2

7

Accipiter (species) / Accipiter (especies)

0

1

0

0

0

1

(2)

Red-shouldered Hawk / Buse à épaulettes

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

Red-tailed Hawk / Buse à queue rousse

1

0

1

1

6

8

17

Rough-legged Hawk / Buse pattue

0

0

1

1

0

0

2

Merlin / Faucon émerillon

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

Gyrfalcon / Faucon gerfaut

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

Peregrine Falcon / Faucon pèlerin

0

1

0

0

0

1

2

Ring-billed Gull / Goéland à bec cerclé

3

1

7

0

8

1

20

Herring Gull / Goéland argenté

0

3

0

8

64

44

[116]

Iceland Gull / Goéland arctique

0

3

0

1

3

1

8

Glaucous Gull / Goéland bourgmestre

2

0

0

3

6

7

[16]

Great Black-backed Gull / Goéland marin

4

6

0

23

172

150

[345]

Rock Pigeon / Pigeon biset

438

102

342

277

1.095

494

2.748

Mourning Dove / Tourterelle triste

14

56

70

23

43

40

246

Great Horned Owl / Grand-duc d'Amérique

0

0

0

1

0

1

2

Barred Owl / Chouette rayée

0

0

1

0

0

0

1

Long-eared Owl / Hibou moyen-duc

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

Downy Woodpecker / Pic mineur

15

21

32

18

23

26

135

Hairy Woodpecker / Pic chevelu

11

18

29

14

24

22

118

Black-backed Woodpecker / . Pic à dos noir

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

Pileated Woodpecker / Grand Pic

5

5

8

4

3

5

30

Northern Shrike / Pie-grièche grise

1

1

1

1

1

1

6

Blue Jay / Geai bleu

26

25

43

8

28

20

150

American Crow / Corneille d'Amérique

321

270

315

771

5,728

9,200

[9,200]

Common Raven / Grand Corbeau

12

26

47

18

10

11

124**

Black-capped Chickadee / Mésange à tête noire

466

690

467

198

671

532

3,024

Red-breasted Nuthatch / Sittelle à poitrine rousse

1

1

6

2

5

0

15

White-breasted Nuthatch / Sittelle à poitrine blanche

30

43

55

24

67

72

291

Brown Creeper / Grimpereau brun

2

3

4

4

3

4

20

Carolina Wren / . Troglodyte de Caroline

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

Golden-crowned Kinglet / Roitelet à couronne dorée

2

0

0

0

4

0

6

Hermit Thrush / Grive solitaire

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

American Robin / Merle d'Amérique

11

6

7

49

25

38

136

European Starling / Étourneau sansonnet

163

189

153

483

279

280

1,547

Bohemian Waxwing / Jaseur boréal

144

185

0

18

0

620

967

Common Yellowthroat / Paruline masquée

0

0

0

0

0

1

1*

American Tree Sparrow / Bruant hudsonien

9

4

7

1

14

17

52

Song Sparrow / Bruant chanteur

1

0

1

0

0

0

2

Swamp Sparrow / Bruant des marais

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

White-throated Sparrow / Bruant à gorge blanche

2

1

1

0

0

3

7

Dark-eyed Junco / Junco ardoisé

26

50

25

15

37

43

196

Dark-eyed Junco / Junco ardoisé  (Oregon race)

1

0

0

0

0

0

(1)

Snow Bunting / Bruant des neiges

0

0

0

50

25

0

75

Northern Cardinal / Cardinal rouge

52

91

34

60

74

84

395

Red-winged Blackbird / Carouge à épaulettes

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

House Finch / Roselin familier

44

79

165

134

111

119

652

Common Redpoll / Sizerin flammé

3

0

0

0

0

0

3

American Goldfinch / Chardonneret jaune

123

124

137

52

253

141

830

Evening Grosbeak / Gros-bec errant

3

0

0

0

0

0

3

House Sparrow / Moineau domestique

85

23

109

54

156

362

789

TOTAL SPECIES

40

40

35

41

40

44

65

TOTAL INDIVIDUAL BIRDS

2,426

2,209

2,362

3,370

10,860

12,993

[26,441]

PARTICIPANTS - Field Observers

10

21

15

12

29

18

105

PARTICIPANTS - Feeder Watchers

1

3

12

6

3

6

31

- Hull Aylmer Gatineau Britannia Ottawa Gloucester -

Compiled by B. Ladouceur, Transcript by C.R. Bowen