OTTAWA - HULL MID FALL BIRD COUNT RESULTS

The Ottawa - Hull Mid Fall Bird Count was held on 21 and 22 October 2001. The weather on Saturday was great but Sunday, we had a rather a soggy day but the count was still a lot of fun. The meal at the compilation session, hosted by OFNC, completed a great birding day.

This count covers a 50-km radius of the Peace Tower. S.E. and S.W. represent the Ontario side of the area and N.E. and N.W. represent the Quebec side.

Record High since 1995 is noted in RED in the "Species" and "Total" columns.

New Records since 1995 are noted in BLUE in the "Species" and "Total" columns.

Exotic birds are identified in italics and not included in the total.

SPECIES S.E.  S.W.    N.E.    N.W. TOTAL
Common Loon 1 15 0 3 19
Pied-billed Grebe 1 1 0 0 2
Horned Grebe 0 11 0 1 12
Red-necked Grebe 0 15 0 9 24
Double-crested Cormorant 1 88 0 25 114
Great Blue Heron 19 16 13 4 52
Green Heron 0 1 0 0 1
Snow Goose 70 4 0 0 74
Brant 3 21 0 1 25
Canada Goose 14,806 9,576 319 331 25,032
Wood Duck 11 31 70 32 144
Green-winged Teal 87 103 55 7 252
American Black Duck 76 182 10 38 306
Mallard 681 1,799 141 80 2,701
Northern Pintail 1 6 3 0 10
Blue-winged Teal 1 0 4 0 5
Northern Shoveler 16 15 9 0 40
Gadwall 0 2 0 0 2
American Wigeon 1 84 0 0 85
Ring-necked Duck 237 62 2 112 413
Greater Scaup 10 18 100 400 528
Lesser Scaup 39 438 8 260 745
Long-tailed Duck 0 3 0 0 3
Black Scoter 0 15 0 2 17
Surf Scoter 1 17 0 2 20
White-winged Scoter 0 51 0 0 51
Common Goldeneye 1 174 0 44 219
Bufflehead 0 50 0 1 51
Hooded Merganser 11 24 3 18 56
Common Merganser 38 42 0 15 95
Red-breasted Merganser 0 30 0 0 30
Ruddy Duck 1 0 0 0 1
Turkey Vulture 0 4 1 0 5
Osprey 1 1 0 0 2
Bald Eagle 1 0 0 0 1
Northern Harrier 21 6 3 13 43
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 1 0 0 4
Cooper's Hawk 1 0 0 0 1
Northern Goshawk 1 0 0 0 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 2 0 3
Red-tailed Hawk 35 25 10 18 88
Rough-legged Hawk 9 0 10 3 22
American Kestrel 0 0 1 0 1
Merlin 1 2 0 0 3
Peregrine Falcon 1 1 0 0 2
Gray Partridge 12 0 0 0 12
Ruffed Grouse 3 5 3 7 18
Silver Pheasant (Exotic) 0 1 0 0 1
American Coot 0 1 0 1 2
Sandhill Crane 4 0 0 0 4
Black-bellied Plover 1 0 0 0 1
Killdeer 115 4 3 0 122
Greater Yellowlegs 6 2 0 0 8
White-rumped Sandpiper 1 0 0 0 1
Pectoral Sandpiper 4 0 0 4 8
Dunlin 1 0 0 0 1
Common Snipe 7 7 1 0 15
American Woodcock 0 1 0 3 4
Bonaparte's Gull 23 0 0 0 23
Ring-billed Gull 2,517 1,992 214 687 5,410
Herring Gull 217 1,018 4 120 1,359
Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 1 0 0 2
Great Black-backed Gull 7 177 8 111 303
Common Tern 0 0 0 1 1
Rock Dove 583 549 299 242 1,673
Mourning Dove 220 83 44 108 455
Great Horned Owl 2 1 1 1 5
Barred Owl 0 0 0 1 1
Short-eared Owl 6 0 0 0 6
Northern Saw-whet Owl 0 12 0 0 12*
Belted Kingfisher 3 2 2 2 9
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 0 1 0 0 1
Downy Woodpecker 16 18 1 6 41
Hairy Woodpecker 14 15 10 11 50
Northern Flicker 0 1 0 1 2
Pileated Woodpecker 0 3 3 12 18
Eastern Phoebe 7 1 2 1 11
Horned Lark 54 1 0 0 55
Tree Swallow 1 0 0 0 1
Blue Jay 95 150 43 102 390
American Crow 1,443 624 477 297 2,841
Common Raven 8 9 5 21 43
Black-capped Chickadee 423 374 87 275 1,159
Boreal Chickadee 1 0 0 0 1
Red-breasted Nuthatch 45 1 0 4 50
White-breasted Nuthatch 35 37 8 25 105
Brown Creeper 17 8 2 2 29
Winter Wren 12 13 1 0 26
Golden-crowned Kinglet 154 75 5 87 321
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 69 96 10 58 233
Eastern Bluebird 0 1 0 0 1
Swainson's Thrush 9 0 0 3 12
Hermit Thrush 41 24 5 17 87
American Robin 726 765 51 481 2,023
Brown Thrasher 1 0 0 0 1
American Pipit 710 46 0 90 846
Cedar Waxwing 0 15 0 0 15
Northern Shrike 1 2 0 0 3
European Starling 1,288 1,172 408 693 3,561
Blue-headed Vireo 1 1 0 1 3
Tennessee Warbler 1 0 0 0 1
Orange-crowned Warbler 2 0 0 0 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler 39 65 3 31 138
Black-throated Green Warbler 0 1 0 0 1
Palm Warbler 1 0 0 0 1
Common Yellowthroat 3 0 0 0 3
Northern Cardinal 30 31 9 32 102
American Tree Sparrow 47 63 51 97 258
Chipping Sparrow 2 2 10 8 22
Field Sparrow 0 2 0 0 2
Savannah Sparrow 13 1 1 3 18
Fox Sparrow 47 31 4 21 103
Song Sparrow 159 106 33 67 365
Lincoln's Sparrow 1 1 0 1 3
Swamp Sparrow 13 14 2 0 29
White-throated Sparrow 524 178 24 121 847
White-crowned Sparrow 61 35 23 163 282
Dark-eyed Junco 1,300 755 578 998 3,631
Lapland Longspur 1 0 0 0 1
Snow Bunting 0 1 0 0 1
Red-winged Blackbird 5,045 5,344 720 612 11,721
Eastern Meadowlark 2 3 0 0 5
Rusty Blackbird 25 15 31 5 76
Common Grackle 9 14 9 105 137
Brown-headed Cowbird 0 0 0 120 120
Purple Finch 8 3 1 0 12
House Finch 27 59 2 11 99
White-winged Crossbill 1 2 0 0 3
Common Redpoll 4 1 0 0 5
Pine Siskin 10 57 7 0 74
American Goldfinch 108 110 177 51 446
Evening Grosbeak 44 49 17 64 174
House Sparrow 124 212 119 115 570
TOTAL SPECIES 106 105 65 74 132
PARTICIPANTS 15 15 14 10 54
- S.E. S.W. N.E. N.W. -

Note: * 11 of the 12 Northern Saw-whet Owls were caught in bird banding nets.

This page was revised on 31 October 2001.