2007

OTTAWA - GATINEAU MID FALL BIRD COUNT RESULTS

The 13th annual Ottawa-Gatineau Fall Bird Count was held from 3:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 20 - 21 October 2007. The mixed bag of weather with a few  heavy afternoon showers on the Saturday, clear blue skies with incredibly mild temps (up to + 22 degrees C!!) on the Sunday, and blustery SW winds both days,certainly made for an interesting event. In spite of (and in some cases because of ) the weather, a record high total of species, including several high records and a few new birds were found. Thanks to all who got out to count the birds, and to those who helped make the post-count compilation an efficient, friendly (and delicious) affair

A total of 142 species were recorded,  which is an all time high. There were 25 record high counts as well as 6 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.

Note: Hybrids and sp are not included in the total count

SPECIES N.E.  N.W.    S.E.    S.W. TOTAL
Snow Goose / Oie des neiges

1

1

23

30

55

Cackling Goose / Bernache de Hutchins

0

0

2

1

3

Canada Goose / Bernache du Canada

5,781

5,580

36,229

47,990

95,590

Wood Duck / Canard branchu

341

26

103

27

497

Gadwall / Canard chipeau

14

0

0

3

17

American Wigeon / Canard d'Amérique 1,225

0

80

59

1,364

American Black Duck / Canard noir

285

136

23

216

660

Mallard / Canard colvert

1,059

286

996

1,642

3,983

Mallard x American Black Duck / Canard colvert x Canard noir

0

0

3

0

3

Blue-winged Teal / Sarcelle à ailes bleues

0

0

15

13

28

Northern Shoveler / Canard souchet

26

0

0

37

63

Northern Pintail / Canard pilet

6

1

12

42

61

Green-winged Teal / Sarcelle d'hiver 67 21 139 221 448
Ring-necked Duck / Fuligule à collier 1,542 180 27 423 2,172
Greater Scaup / Fuligule milouinan

81

552

0

27

660

Lesser Scaup / Petit Fuligule

1

168

63

274

506

Surf Scoter / Macreuse à front blanc

0

3

2

30

35

White-winged Scoter / Macreuse brune

0

2

0

23

25

Black Scoter / Macreuse noire

0

0

0

4

4

Bufflehead / Petit Garrot

0

0

1

22

23

Common Goldeneye / Garrot à oeil d'or

0

480

1

71

552

Hooded Merganser / Harle couronné

89

0

27

106

222

Common Merganser / Grand Harle

28

12

63

90

193

Red-breasted Merganser / Harle huppé

7

3

1

8

19

Ruddy Duck / Erismature rousse

0

0

48

52

100

Gray Partridge / Perdrix grise

0

0

20

1

21

Ruffed Grouse / Gélinotte huppée

10

1

5

9

25

Wild Turkey / Dindon sauvage

24

17

30

12

83

Common Loon / Plongeon huard

0

1

0

11

12

Pied-billed Grebe / Grèbe à bec bigarré

47

0

7

11

65

Horned Grebe / Grèbe esclavon

0

6

0

2

8

Red-necked Grebe / Grèbe jougris

0

1

0

8

9

Double-crested Cormorant / Cormoran à aigrettes

9

59

17

104

189

American Bittern / Butor d'Amérique

0

0

1

0

1

Great Blue Heron / Grand Héron

23

6

18

25

72

Turkey Vulture / Urubu à tête rouge

15

14

13

55

97

Bald Eagle / Pygargue à tête blanche

3

0

2

1

6

Northern Harrier / Busard Saint-Martin

10

12

31

14

67

Sharp-shinned Hawk / Épervier brun

0

0

4

2

6

Cooper's Hawk / Épervier de Cooper

0

0

2

9

11

Northern Goshawk / Autour des palombes

0

0

1

1

2

Red-shouldered Hawk / Buse à épaulettes

0

0

0

2

2

Broad-winged Hawk / Petite Buse

1

0

0

0

1

Red-tailed Hawk / Buse à queue rousse

44

9

32

41

126

Rough-legged Hawk / Buse pattue

11

4

14

3

32

Golden Eagle / Aigle royal

1

1

0

0

2

American Kestrel / Crécerelle d'Amérique

0

0

0

1

1

Merlin / Faucon émerillon

2

0

2

4

8

Peregrine Falcon / Faucon pèlerin

2

0

0

2

4

Common Moorhen / Gallinule poule-d'eau

13

0

0

0

13

American Coot / Foulque d'Amérique

8

0

3

5

16

Sandhill Crane / Grue du Canada

0

0

56

3

59

Black-bellied Plover / Pluvier argenté

0

21

1

25

47

American Golden Plover / Pluvier bronzé

0

1

0

1

2

Semipalmated Plover / Pluvier semipalmé

0

0

1

2

3

Killdeer / Pluvier kildir

0

3

52

34

89

Spotted Sandpiper / Chevalier grivelé

0

2

0

0

2

Greater Yellowlegs / Grand Chevalier

2

10

6

12

30

Lesser Yellowlegs / Petit Chevalier

1

1

1

8

11

Least Sandpiper / Bécasseau minuscule

0

4

0

0

4

White-rumped Sandpiper / Bécasseau à croupion blanc

0

1

0

15

16

Pectoral Sandpiper / Bécasseau à poitrine cendrée

0

6

4

13

23

Dunlin / Bécasseau variable

0

1

0

31

32

Wilson's Snipe / Bécassine de Wilson

0

0

2

6

8

American Woodcock / Bécase d'Amérique

0

0

8

1

9

Wilson's Phalarope / Phalarope de Wilson

0

0

1

0

1

Bonaparte's Gull / Mouette de Bonaparte

0

0

75

1

76

Ring-billed Gull / Goéland à bec cerclé

424

806

2,686

13,176

17,092
Herring Gull / Goéland argenté

5

75

75

549

704

Lesser Black-backed Gull / Goéland brun

0

0

0

6

6

Great Black-backed Gull / Goéland marin

1

135

4

220

360

Rock Pigeon / Pigeon biset

197

54

724

591

1,566

Mourning Dove / Tourterelle triste

145

10

142

71

368

Eastern Screech-Owl / Petit-duc maculé

0

0

0

2

2

Great Horned Owl / Grand-duc d'Amérique

0

0

0

2

2

Barred Owl / Chouette rayée

0

0

0

2

2

Northern Saw-whet Owl / Petite Nyctale

0

0

0

1

1

Common Nighthawk / Engoulevent d'Amérique

0

0

0

1

1

Belted Kingfisher / Martin-pêcheur d'Amérique

2

1

4

3

10

Downy Woodpecker / Pic mineur

6

6

16

31

59

Hairy Woodpecker / Pic chevelu

14

6

24

21

65

Northern Flicker / Pic flamboyant

0

3

0

5

8

Pileated Woodpecker / Grand Pic

5

3

7

14

29

Eastern Phoebe / Moucherolle phébi

0

0

1

0

1

Eastern Kingbird / Tyran tritri

0

0

0

1

1

Northern Shrike / Pie-grièche grise

0

1

2

4

7

Blue Jay / Geai bleu

62

56

169

210

497

American Crow / Corneille d'Amérique

681

945

5,039

1,965

8,630

Common Raven / Grand Corbeau

26

31

15

26

98

Horned Lark / Alouette hausse-col

0

0

324

66

390

Barn Swallow / Hirondelle rustique

0

0

0

1

1

Black-capped Chickadee / Mésange à tête noire

193

78

426

510

1,207

Red-breasted Nuthatch / Sittelle à poitrine rousse

7

2

10

7

26

White-breasted Nuthatch / Sittelle à poitrine blanche

16

4

24

57

101

Brown Creeper / Grimpereau brun

1

0

2

5

8

Winter Wren - Troglodyte mignon

0

0

0

2

2

Marsh Wren / Troglodyte des marais

0

0

2

0

2

Golden-crowned Kinglet / Roitelet à couronne dorée

15

1

35

38

89

Ruby-crowned Kinglet / Roitelet à couronne rubis

16

13

19

20

68

Eastern Bluebird / Merlebleu de l'Est

9

0

0

12

21

Hermit Thrush / Grive solitaire

0

0

7

2

9

Wood Thrush / Grive des bois

1

0

0

0

1

American Robin / Merle d'Amérique

109

90

360

620

1,179

Brown Thrasher / Moqueur roux

1

0

0

0

1

American Pipit / Pipet d'Amérique

0

0

173

89

262

European Starling / Étourneau sansonnet

961

124

4,214

7,791

13,090

Bohemian Waxwing / Jaseur boréal

0

21

1

107

129

Cedar Waxwing / Jaseur d'Amérique

1

12

27

17

57

Orange-crowned Warbler  / Paruline verdâtre

0

0

0

1

1

Yellow-rumped Warbler / Paruline à croupion jaune

0

0

8

24

32

Black-throated Green Warbler / Paruline à gorge noire

0

0

0

1

1

Ovenbird / Paruline couronnée

0

0

1

0

1

Common Yellowthroat / Paruline masquée

0

0

2

1

3

American Tree Sparrow / Bruant hudsonien

59

11

27

47

144

Chipping Sparrow / Bruant familier

0

5

4

4

13

Field Sparrow / Bruant des champs

0

0

0

1

1

Vesper Sparrow / Bruant vespéral

0

0

1

0

1

Savannah Sparrow / Bruant des prés

0

0

3

3

6

Fox Sparrow / Bruant fauve

2

1

28

19

50

Song Sparrow / Bruant chanteur

49

10

49

78

186

Lincoln Sparrow / Bruant de Lincoln

1

0

0

0

1

Swamp Sparrow / Bruant des marais

1

0

3

8

12

White-throated Sparrow / Bruant à gorge blanche

6

3

34

47

90

White-crowned Sparrow / Bruant à couronne blanche

21

12

12

7

52

Dark-eyed Junco / Junco ardoisé

190

304

298

284

1,076

Lapland Longspur / Bruant lapon

0

0

1

1

2

Snow Bunting / Bruant des neiges

0

0

7

31

38

Northern Cardinal / Cardinal rouge

10

4

64

46

124

Red-winged Blackbird / Carouge à épaulettes

1,893

1,028 5,334

814

9,069

Eastern Meadowlark / Sturnelle des prés

0

0

6

6

12

Rusty Blackbird / Quiscale rouilleux

0

11

0

85

96

Common Grackle / Quiscale bronzé

14

47

1,104

24

1,189

Brown-headed Cowbird / Vacher à tête brune

4

2

112

17

135

Baltimore Oriole Northern / Oriole Oriole de Baltimore

0

0

0

75

75

Oriole sp.

0

0

0

1

1

Pine Grosbeak / Durbec des sapins

2

1

0

0

3

Purple Finch / Roselin pourpré

0

0

8

11

19

House Finch / Roselin familier

1

0

26

27

54

Red Crossbill / Bec-croisé des sapins

0

0

0

1

1

White-winged Crossbill / Bec-croisé bifascié

0

0

0

1

1

Pine Siskin / Tarin des pins

0

5

6

4

15

American Goldfinch / Chardonneret jaune

56

14

284

125

479

Evening Grosbeak / Gros-bec errant

22

4

61

9

96

House Sparrow / Moineau domestique

80

22

192

130

424

TOTAL SPECIES 75 77 101 127 142
PARTICIPANTS 6 12 23 17 58
- N.E. N.W. S.E. S.W. -

Compiled by C. Lewis & C.R.Bowen, November 10, 2007