THE 2006

TWELFTH ANNUAL

OTTAWA - GATINEAU MID FALL BIRD COUNT RESULTS

The 12th annual Ottawa-Gatineau Fall Bird Count was held on the weekend of Oct. 14 & 15 2006.  Fifty-two observers enjoyed a cool but 2 pleasant days of birding. There was a S/W wind at times and the temperature ranged from 1 to 10 degrees celsius . There were 137 species recorded this year including 16 record highs and 3 new species. The new species were: Eastern Wood-Pewee, Bank Swallow and Northern Parula Warbler.

The post-count compilation at the Fletcher Wildlife Garden, with free pizza, beverages, and other delicious food, attracted about 30 or so hungry birders. Sincere thanks to everyone who participated in all the sectors, and the volunteers who looked after the post-count meeting. As usual, fun was had by all.

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.

The "*" indicates that the birds were caught in a mist net at the Innis Point Banding Station.

Sandhill Cranes by C. Lewis
Sandhill Cranes by C. Lewis

SPECIES N.E.  N.W.    S.E.    S.W. TOTAL
GreaterWhite-fronted Goose / Oie rieuse

0

0

0

3

3

Snow Goose / Oie des neiges

0

0

2

0

2

Brant / Bernache cravant

0

0

30

0

30

Cackling Goose / Bernache de Hutchins

0

0

0

2

2

Canada Goose / Bernache du Canada

3,006

2,536

22,608

10,875

39,025

Wood Duck / Canard branchu

27

5

14

30

76

Gadwall / Canard chipeau

32

0

1

0

33

American Wigeon / Canard d'Amérique

606

1

3

76

686

American Black Duck / Canard noir

64

50

85

94

293

Mallard / Canard colvert

209

130

1,235

1,637

3,211

Blue-winged Teal / Sarcelle à ailes bleues

8

0

1

49

58

Northern Shoveler / Canard souchet

75

0

13

12

100

Northern Pintail / Canard pilet

1

0

3

8

12

Green-winged Teal / Sarcelle d'hiver 393 21 255 102 771
Redhead / Fuligule à tête rouge 0 0 7 2 9
Ring-necked Duck / Fuligule à collier 1,025 38 82 439 1,584
Greater Scaup / Fuligule milouinan

159

80

5

4

248

Lesser Scaup / Petit Fuligule

0

391

75

258

724

White-winged Scoter / Macreuse brune

0

0

0

42

42

Black Scoter / Macreuse noire

0

1

0

1

2

Bufflehead / Petit Garrot

0

0

2

1

3

Common Goldeneye / Garrot à oeil d'or

0

12

14

23

49

Hooded Merganser / Harle couronné

90

5

12

71

178

Common Merganser / Grand Harle

34

4

29

32

99

Red-breasted Merganser / Harle huppé

0

0

2

57

59

Ruddy Duck / Erismature rousse

0

0

112

12

124

Ruffed Grouse / Gélinotte huppée

7

3

1

12

23

Wild Turkey / Dindon sauvage

0

1

4

15

20

Common Loon / Plongeon huard

0

0

3

7

10

Pied-billed Grebe / Grèbe à bec bigarré

29

2

3

13

47

Horned Grebe / Grèbe esclavon

0

0

0

4

4

Red-necked Grebe / Grèbe jougris

0

0

0

6

6

Double-crested Cormorant / Cormoran à aigrettes

3

138

25

93

259

American Bittern / Butor d'Amérique

1

1

1

0

3

Great Blue Heron / Grand Héron

13

9

17

21

60

Green Heron / Héron vert

1

2

0

0

3

Turkey Vulture / Urubu à tête rouge

12

31

34

40

117

Northern Harrier / Busard Saint-Martin

6

5

38

11

60

Sharp-shinned Hawk / Épervier brun

1

1

3

1

6

Cooper's Hawk / Épervier de Cooper

0

1

2

4

7

Northern Goshawk / Autour des palombes

0

1

0

0

1

Red-shouldered Hawk / Buse à épaulettes

1

1

0

0

2

Broad-winged Hawk / Petite Buse

0

1

1

0

2

Red-tailed Hawk / Buse à queue rousse

5

11

27

19

62

Rough-legged Hawk / Buse pattue

0

0

2

0

2

American Kestrel / Crécerelle d'Amérique

0

4

2

0

6

Merlin / Faucon émerillon

0

3

1

3

7

Peregrine Falcon / Faucon pèlerin

0

0

0

1

1

Common Moorhen / Gallinule poule-d'eau

3

1

0

6

10

American Coot / Foulque d'Amérique

12

0

3

1

16

Sandhill Crane / Grue du Canada

0

0

43

0

43

Black-bellied Plover / Pluvier argenté

0

0

9

0

9

American Golden Plover / Pluvier bronzé

0

0

50

0

50

Killdeer / Pluvier kildir

0

0

129

0

129

Solitary Sandpiper / Chevalier solitaire

0

1

0

0

1

Greater Yellowlegs / Grand Chevalier

0

0

22

10

32

Lesser Yellowlegs / Petit Chevalier

0

0

1

10

11

Pectoral Sandpiper / Bécasseau à poitrine cendrée

0

0

7

2

9

Dunlin / Bécasseau variable

0

0

5

2

7

Long-billed Dowitcher / Bécassin à long bec

0

0

0

1

1

Wilson's Snipe / Bécassine de Wilson

0

0

1

1

2

American Woodcock / Bécase d'Amérique

0

0

1

0

1

Bonaparte's Gull / Mouette de Bonaparte

0

0

13

0

13

Ring-billed Gull / Goéland à bec cerclé

754

2,645

2,798

1,388

7,585

Herring Gull / Goéland argenté

50

68

28

563

709

Lesser Black-backed Gull / Goéland brun

0

1

0

1

2

Great Black-backed Gull / Goéland marin

0

606

3

486

1,095

Common Tern / Sterne pierregarin

0

0

0

1

1

Rock Pigeon / Pigeon biset

322

244

802

510

1,878

Mourning Dove / Tourterelle triste

29

30

114

74

247

Great Horned Owl / Grand-duc d'Amérique

1

0

1

2

4

Barred Owl / Chouette rayée

0

0

0

1

1

Short-eared Owl / Hibou des marais

0

1

0

0

1

Northern Saw-whet Owl / Petite Nyctale

0

0

0

10

10*

Belted Kingfisher / Martin-pêcheur d'Amérique

5

1

2

4

12

Downy Woodpecker / Pic mineur

9

8

19

24

60

Hairy Woodpecker / Pic chevelu

13

5

24

13

55

Northern Flicker / Pic flamboyant

1

3

4

4

12

Pileated Woodpecker / Grand Pic

2

4

3

3

12

Eastern Wood-Pewee / Pioui de l'Est

0

0

0

1

1

Eastern Phoebe / Moucherolle phébi

0

3

2

3

8

Blue-headed Vireo / Vireo à tête bleue

0

2

1

2

5

Blue Jay / Geai bleu

46

107

191

129

473

American Crow / Corneille d'Amérique

457

1,413

6,452

829

9,151

Common Raven / Grand Corbeau

17

31

11

26

85

Horned Lark / Alouette hausse-col

0

0

61

50

111

Tree Swallow / Hirondelle bicolore

0

3

4

8

15

Bank Swallow / Hirondelle de rivage

0

0

0

1

1

Black-capped Chickadee / Mésange à tête noire

184

208

428

421

1,241

Red-breasted Nuthatch / Sittelle à poitrine rousse

7

3

7

19

36

White-breasted Nuthatch / Sittelle à poitrine blanche

15

5

10

38

68

Brown Creeper / Grimpereau brun

4

2

15

12

33

Winter Wren - Troglodyte mignon

0

1

6

7

14

Golden-crowned Kinglet / Roitelet à couronne dorée

15

21

75

137

248

Ruby-crownwd Kinglet / Roitelet à couronne rubis

25

34

72

73

204

Eastern Bluebird / Merlebleu de l'Est

0

4

18

23

45

Gray-cheeked Thrush / Grive à joues grises

0

1

0

0

1

Swainson's Thrush / Grive à dos olive

2

0

4

1

7

Hermit Thrush / Grive solitaire

7

4

17

30

58

American Robin / Merle d'Amérique

130

647

952

503

2,232

Gray Catbird / Moqueur chat

0

0

0

1

1

Brown Thrasher / Moqueur roux

0

0

1

0

1

American Pipit / Pipet d'Amérique

0

462

281

44

787

European Starling / Étourneau sansonnet

687

1,713

4,773

1,463

8,636

Cedar Waxwing / Jaseur d'Amérique

4

0

6

23

33

Orange-crowned Warbler  / Paruline verdâtre

0

1

2

1

4

Nashville Warbler / Paruline à joues grises

0

0

1

0

1

Northern Parula / Paruline à collier

0

0

1

0

1

Yellow-rumped Warbler / Paruline à croupion jaune

28

26

82

48

184

Palm Warbler / Paruline à couronne rousse

0

1

3

0

4

Blackpoll Warbler / Paruline rayée

0

0

1

0

1

Common Yellowthroat / Paruline masquée

0

1

1

1

3

American Tree Sparrow / Bruant hudsonien

6

6

6

8

26

Chipping Sparrow / Bruant familier

1

2

3

8

14

Field Sparrow / Bruant des champs

0

0

2

7

9

Vesper Sparrow / Bruant vespéral

0

2

4

0

6

Savannah Sparrow / Bruant des prés

1

2

44

0

47

Fox Sparrow / Bruant fauve

0

1

6

7

14

Song Sparrow / Bruant chanteur

64

65

116

100

345

Lincoln Sparrow / Bruant de Lincoln

0

0

2

0

2

Swamp Sparrow / Bruant des marais

0

1

11

24

36

White-throated Sparrow / Bruant à gorge blanche

4

15

71

68

158

White-crowned Sparrow / Bruant à couronne blanche

38

39

38

22

137

Dark-eyed Junco / Junco ardoisé

30

30

191

94

345

Snow Bunting / Bruant des neiges

0

30

1

0

31

Northern Cardinal / Cardinal rouge

1

14

29

28

72

Red-winged Blackbird / Carouge à épaulettes

375

2,004

3,303

2,180

7,862

Eastern Meadowlark / Sturnelle des prés

0

5

6

1

12

Rusty Blackbird / Quiscale rouilleux

0

6

47

54

107

Common Grackle / Quiscale bronzé

2

142

36

204

384

Brown-headed Cowbird / Vacher à tête brune

0

0

7

2

9

Purple Finch / Roselin pourpré

1

0

7

9

17

House Finch / Roselin familier

5

1

16

55

77

Pine Siskin / Tarin des pins

0

0

2

9

11

American Goldfinch / Chardonneret jaune

23

29

96

82

230

Evening Grosbeak / Gros-bec errant

0

0

1

0

1

House Sparrow / Moineau domestique

42

9

103

97

251

TOTAL SPECIES 66 86 115 108 137
PARTICIPANTS 9 9 13 21 52
- N.E. N.W. S.E. S.W. -

Compiled by C.R.Bowen, October 20, 2006