THE 2004

TENTH ANNUAL

OTTAWA - GATINEAU MID FALL BIRD COUNT RESULTS

The Ottawa - Gatineau Mid Fall Bird Count was held from 3:00 pm, Saturday 16th  to 3:00 pm, Sunday 17th October 2004. Although the weather was not ideal (chilly temperatures compounded by intermittent rain and sometimes strong SW winds), there was a good turn-out of 54 participants among all 4 sectors, and a heart-warming dinner was provided by the OFNC Birds Committee at the Fletcher Wildlife Garden on Sunday evening.

A total of 136 species were recorded, with 23 record high counts as well as 3 new species.

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 Highs since 1995 are noted in RED in the "Species" and "Total" columns.

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

Birds Caught in Mist Net  are noted with an "*" in "Total" column

SPECIES N.E.  N.W.    S.E.    S.W. TOTAL
Common Loon 0 5 0 5 10
Pied-billed Grebe 19 0 2 1 22
Horned Grebe 0 0 0 1 1
Red-necked Grebe 0 0 0 6 6
Double-crested Cormorant 8 58 19 90 175
American Bittern

0

0

0

1

1

Great Blue Heron 19 7 17 31 74
Great Egret

0

0

0

1

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Green Heron

0

1

0

0

1

Turkey Vulture

2

0

24

36

62

Great White-fronted Goose

0

0

1

1

2

Snow Goose 10 3 3 91 107
Canada Goose 3,154 1,009 16,391 12,917 33,471
Brant 0 0 0 10 10
Wood Duck 16 16 33 72 137
Gadwall

8

0

0

2

10

Eurasian Wigeon

1

0

0

0

1

American Wigeon

219

1

5

20

245

American Black Duck

50

32

91

217

390

Mallard 492 304 1,097 1,994 3,887
Mallard x American Black Duck 0 6 16 1 23
Blue-winged Teal 5 0 0 20 25
Northern Shoveler 12 0 3 3 18
Northern Pintail 16 0 1 21 38
Green-winged Teal 570 7 162 193 932
Ring-necked Duck

516

3

5

233

757

Greater Scaup 35 98 2 8 143
Lesser Scaup 7 340 22 508 877
Surf Scoter 0 0 0 3 3
White-winged Scoter 0 0 0 59 59
Long-tailed Duck 0 0 0 7 7
Bufflehead 120 0 0 10 130
Common Goldeneye 0 16 1 36 53
Hooded Merganser 12 4 9 104 129
Common Merganser 0 1 9 47 57
Red-breasted Merganser 0 0 0 76 76
Ruddy Duck 1 0 24 36 61
Osprey 0 0 0 2 2
Bald Eagle

0

0

1

1

2

Northern Harrier 4 4 17 9 34
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 0 3 2 6
Cooper's Hawk 1 1 2 2 6
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 0 0 0 1
Broad-winged Hawk 1 0 0 0 1
Red-tailed Hawk 3 4 27 23 57
Rough-legged Hawk 2 6 0 2 10
American Kestrel 0 0 0 4 4
Merlin 1 2 2 5 10
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0 1 1
Gray Partridge 0 0 15 0 15
Ruffed Grouse 1 2 10 6 19
Wild Turkey

4

0

5

14

23

American Coot 0 0 5 1 6
Sandhill Crane 0 0 9 0 9
Black-bellied Plover 0 1 0 41 42
American Golden Plover

0

0

7

0

7

Semipalmated Plover

0

0

0

2

2

Killdeer 2 0 81 11 94
Greater Yellowlegs 1 0 9 45 55
Lesser Yellowlegs

1

0

5

4

10

Hudsonian Godwit

0

0

0

2

2

Sanderling

0

1

5

4

10

Least Sandpiper

0

0

0

1

1

White-rumped Sandpiper 0 0 64 8 72
Pectoral Sandpiper 0 0 85 15 100

Dunlin

0 0 8 87 95
Long-billed Dowitcher

0

0

0

1

1

Wilson's Snipe 0 0 8 9 17
American Woodcock 0 0 1 0 1
Bonaparte's Gull 0 0 45 1 46
Ring-billed Gull 606 1,365 1,508 8,397 11,876
Herring Gull 8 119 419 1,625 2,171
Lesser Black-backed Gull 0 0 1 1 2
Great Black-backed Gull 0 1 12 140 153
Rock Pigeon 236 69 923 463 1,691
Mourning Dove 34 44 115 194 387
Great Horned Owl 0 0 1 2 3
Northern Saw-whet Owl 0 0 0 2 2*
Belted Kingfisher 0 1 6 3 10
Red-headed Woodpecker 0 0 0 1 1
Downy Woodpecker 8 3 16 21 48
Hairy Woodpecker 7 4 8 20 39
Northern Flicker 0 0 2 3 5
Pileated Woodpecker 1 2 2 9 14
Eastern Phoebe 0 1 2 1 4
Northern Shrike 0 1 1 2 4
Shrike sp.

2

0

0

0

2

Blue-headed Vireo

0

3

1

0

4

Red-eyed Vireo

0

0

0

1

1

Blue Jay 49 55 290 207 601
American Crow 262 815 2,006 1,048 4,131
Common Raven 5 29 3 46 83
Horned Lark

0

0

182

0

182

Black-capped Chickadee 189 86 306 560 1,141
Red-breasted Nuthatch 0 2 1 7 10
White-breasted Nuthatch 9 3 13 27 52
Brown Creeper 2 0 1 14 17
Carolina Wren 0 0 0 1 1
Winter Wren

0

1

2

4

7

Golden-crowned Kinglet 13 13 47 50 123
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 29 5 38 47 119
Eastern Bluebird 0 3 1 11 15
Veery

0

0

1

0

1

Gray-cheeked Thrush

0

1

0

0

1

Hermit Thrush 0 0 3 8 11
American Robin 49 1,437 1,397 663 3,546
Gray Catbird

1

0

2

0

3

Brown Thrasher

0

0

0

1

1

European Starling

887

1,194

2,598

2,904

7,583

American Pipit 32 93 502 142 769
Cedar Waxwing 0 0 0 36 36
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2 2 19 26 49
Palm Warbler 1 0 0 0 1
Common Yellowthroat 0 0 1 0 1
American Tree Sparrow 18 27 16 29 90
Chipping Sparrow 1 7 8 37 53
Vesper Sparrow,

0

1

0

2

3

Savannah Sparrow 0 5 36 4 45
Grasshopper Sparrow 0 0 1 0 1
Fox Sparrow 0 0 4 7 11
Song Sparrow 39 44 111 129 323
Swamp Sparrow 0 2 5 10 17
White-throated Sparrow 20 15 57 98 190
White-crowned Sparrow 11 59 16 73 159
Dark-eyed Junco 67 50 507 250 874
Lapland Longspur 0 0 2 0 2
Northern Cardinal

4

12

25

38

79

Red-winged Blackbird 1,623 416 11,613 5,212 18,864
Eastern Meadowlark 0 22 17 11 50
Rusty Blackbird 30 7 4 11 52
Common Grackle 87 1 1,027 538 1,653
Brown-headed Cowbird 0 416 7 67 490
Purple Finch 1 0 0 4 5
House Finch 3 0 16 13 32
Pine Siskin 0 0 1 0 1
American Goldfinch 18 6 53 74 151
Evening Grosbeak 0 0 0 12 12
House Sparrow 19 38 252 318 627
TOTAL SPECIES 70 69 99 118 136
PARTICIPANTS 20 7 13 14 54
- N.E. N.W. S.E. S.W. -

Compiled by C.R.Bowen, October 31, 2004