2008

OTTAWA - GATINEAU MID FALL BIRD COUNT RESULTS

The 14th annual Ottawa-Gatineau Fall Bird Count was held on the weekend of Oct. 18 & 19 2008.  Seventy two observers had 2 days of glorious weather for birding, made the count even more enjoyable. Temperature high was 12 degrees with lots of sunshine. The post-count compilation was held at the Fletcher Wildlife Garden and  included free pizza, beverages, and other delicious food. Sincere thanks to everyone who participated in all the sectors, and the volunteers who looked after the post-count meeting.

A total of 138 species were recorded, with 12 record high counts, as well as 7 tied records and 2 new species. The "*" in the "Total" column for the Northern Saw-whet Owl, is to indicate that 8 were caught in a mist net at the Innis Point Banding Station.

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.

Tie Records since 1995 are noted in GREEN in the "Species" and "Total" columns.

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

0

0

0

1

1

Snow Goose / Oie des neiges

0

110

14

3

127

Cackling Goose / Bernache de Hutchins

0

1

1

8

10

Canada Goose / Bernache du Canada

7,902

4,552

33,379

28,270

74,103

Tundra Swan / Cygne siffleur

0

1

2

0

3

Wood Duck / Canard branchu

51

7

49

43

150

Gadwall / Canard chipeau

50

0

0

9

59

Eurasian Wigeon / Canard siffleur

1

0

0

0

1

American Wigeon / Canard d'Amérique

1,100

0

0

68

1,168

American Black Duck / Canard noir

178

27

41

168

414

Mallard / Canard colvert

696

86

1,177

1,400

3,359

Blue-winged Teal / Sarcelle à ailes bleues

0

2

0

3

5

Northern Shoveler / Canard souchet

33

0

6

8

47

Northern Pintail / Canard pilet

0

0

4

50

54

Green-winged Teal / Sarcelle d'hiver 364 1 68 244 677
Ring-necked Duck / Fuligule à collier 459 2 30 428 919
Greater Scaup / Fuligule milouinan

20

95

2

6

123

Lesser Scaup / Petit Fuligule

169

136

65

1,058

1,428

Surf Scoter / Macreuse à front blanc

0

2

0

1

3

White-winged Scoter / Macreuse brune

0

3

1

7

11

Black Scoter / Macreuse noire

0

0

0

10

10

Long-tailed Duck / Harelde kakawi

0

1

0

6

7

Bufflehead / Petit Garrot

0

21

9

66

96

Common Goldeneye / Garrot à oeil d'or

2

71

12

53

138

Barrow's Goldeneye / Garrot d'Islande

0

1

0

0

1

Hooded Merganser / Harle couronné

40

0

52

89

181

Common Merganser / Grand Harle

37

1

47

47

132

Red-breasted Merganser / Harle huppé

0

4

1

48

53

Ruddy Duck / Erismature rousse

0

0

43

65

108

Gray Partridge / Perdrix grise

0

0

2

0

2

Ruffed Grouse / Gélinotte huppée

2

4

1

15

22

Wild Turkey / Dindon sauvage

0

7

29

51

87

Common Loon / Plongeon huard

3

6

0

12

21

Pied-billed Grebe / Grèbe à bec bigarré

40

3

3

4

50

Horned Grebe / Grèbe esclavon

0

0

0

3

3

Red-necked Grebe / Grèbe jougris

0

0

0

1

1

Double-crested Cormorant / Cormoran à aigrettes

9

15

12

63

99

American Bittern / Butor d'Amérique

1

0

1

0

2

Great Blue Heron / Grand Héron

22

9

25

35

91

Great Egret /. Grande Aigrette

0

0

1

0

1

Turkey Vulture / Urubu à tête rouge

2

2

0

4

8

Bald Eagle / Pygargue à tête blanche

0

1

0

2

3

Northern Harrier / Busard Saint-Martin

3

1

13

11

28

Sharp-shinned Hawk / Épervier brun

1

0

1

2

4

Cooper's Hawk / Épervier de Cooper

0

1

2

3

6

Northern Goshawk / Autour des palombes

2

0

0

1

3

Red-tailed Hawk / Buse à queue rousse

11

9

30

19

69

Rough-legged Hawk / Buse pattue

2

3

11

4

20

Golden Eagle / Aigle royal

0

1

0

0

1

American Kestrel / Crécerelle d'Amérique

0

0

1

2

3

Merlin / Faucon émerillon

0

1

2

0

3

Peregrine Falcon / Faucon pèlerin

0

0

0

2

2

Sora / Marouette de Caroline

0

0

1

0

1

Common Moorhen / Gallinule poule-d'eau

0

0

3

0

3

American Coot / Foulque d'Amérique

5

0

9

27

41

Sandhill Crane / Grue du Canada

0

0

25

0

25

American Golden Plover / Pluvier bronzé

0

0

17

0

17

Semipalmated Plover / Pluvier semipalmé

0

0

0

1

1

Killdeer / Pluvier kildir

0

0

15

7

22

Spotted Sandpiper / Chevalier grivelé

0

1

1

0

2

Greater Yellowlegs / Grand Chevalier

0

1

8

8

17

Lesser Yellowlegs / Petit Chevalier

0

0

4

1

5

Pectoral Sandpiper / Bécasseau à poitrine cendrée

0

0

1

1

2

Long-billed Dowitcher / Bécassin à long bec

0

0

0

1

1

Wilson's Snipe / Bécassine de Wilson

3

2

0

7

12

Bonaparte's Gull / Mouette de Bonaparte

7

0

2

0

9

Ring-billed Gull / Goéland à bec cerclé

852

360

3,258

5,426

9,896

Herring Gull / Goéland argenté

4

35

257

3,310

3,606

Iceland Gull / Goéland arctique

0

4

0

0

4

Lesser Black-backed Gull / Goéland brun

0

0

0

2

2

Great Black-backed Gull / Goéland marin

0

0

17

340

357

Rock Pigeon / Pigeon biset

340

50

638

470

1,498

Mourning Dove / Tourterelle triste

24

13

79

138

254

Eastern Screech Owl / Petit-duc maculé

0

0

0

1

1

Great Horned Owl / Grand-duc d'Amérique

0

1

1

4

6

Barred Owl / Chouette rayée

0

2

0

5

7

Long-eared Owl / Hibou moyen-duc

0

1

0

0

1

Short-eared Owl / Hibou des marais

2

0

0

0

2

Northern Saw-whet Owl / Petite Nyctale

0

0

0

10

10*

Belted Kingfisher / Martin-pêcheur d'Amérique

3

1

1

0

5

Downy Woodpecker / Pic mineur

7

10

13

36

66

Hairy Woodpecker / Pic chevelu

13

3

30

38

84

Black-backed Woodpecker / Pic à dos noir

0

0

0

1

1

Northern Flicker / Pic flamboyant

2

1

0

0

3

Pileated Woodpecker / Grand Pic

7

4

5

9

25

Northern Shrike / Pie-grièche grise

0

2

2

0

4

Gray Jay / Mésangeai du Canada

1

0

0

0

1

Blue Jay / Geai bleu

99

48

223

244

614

American Crow / Corneille d'Amérique

315

1,084

5,267

2,098

8,764

Common Raven / Grand Corbeau

45

24

22

31

121

Horned Lark / Alouette hausse-col

0

0

48

2

50

Black-capped Chickadee / Mésange à tête noire

256

197

664

750

1,867

Red-breasted Nuthatch / Sittelle à poitrine rousse

30

8

56

27

121

White-breasted Nuthatch / Sittelle à poitrine blanche

14

16

33

63

126

Brown Creeper / Grimpereau brun

5

1

8

7

21

Carolina Wren / Troglodyte de Caroline

0

0

1

0

1

Winter Wren - Troglodyte mignon

1

0

2

3

6

Marsh Wren / . Troglodyte des marais

0

0

2

0

2

Golden-crowned Kinglet / Roitelet à couronne dorée

5

8

35

27

75

Ruby-crowned Kinglet / Roitelet à couronne rubis

17

4

9

14

44

Eastern Bluebird / Merlebleu de l'Est

2

2

0

8

12

Swainson's Thrush / Grive à dos olive

1

0

0

2

3

Hermit Thrush / Grive solitaire

2

0

5

9

16

American Robin / Merle d'Amérique

209

153

1,142

816

2,320

Gray Catbird / Moqueur chat

1

0

3

0

4

Brown Thrasher / Moqueur roux

0

0

1

0

1

European Starling / Étourneau sansonnet

1,517

547

8,180

1,596

11,840

American Pipit / Pipet d'Amérique

8

112

106

84

310

Bohemian Waxwing / Jaseur boréal

0

1

0

0

1

Cedar Waxwing / Jaseur d'Amérique

0

8

1

7

16

Yellow-rumped Warbler / Paruline à croupion jaune

4

5

19

48

76

American Tree Sparrow / Bruant hudsonien

22

1

8

14

45

Chipping Sparrow / Bruant familier

2

0

3

1

6

Field Sparrow / Bruant des champs

0

0

0

1

1

Vesper Sparrow / Bruant vespéral

0

1

1

0

2

Savannah Sparrow / Bruant des prés

1

1

6

0

8

Fox Sparrow / Bruant fauve

4

3

22

14

43

Song Sparrow / Bruant chanteur

38

15

79

61

193

Swamp Sparrow / Bruant des marais

2

3

4

7

16

White-throated Sparrow / Bruant à gorge blanche

9

16

56

56

137

White-crowned Sparrow / Bruant à couronne blanche

1

1

4

4

10

Dark-eyed Junco / Junco ardoisé

93

98

580

261

1,032

Lapland Longspur / Bruant lapon

0

0

69

0

69

Snow Bunting / Bruant des neiges

0

2

92

8

102

Northern Cardinal / Cardinal rouge

9

15

53

59

136

Red-winged Blackbird / Carouge à épaulettes

930

110

17,085

1,054

19,179

Eastern Meadowlark / Sturnelle des prés

0

0

1

0

1

Rusty Blackbird / Quiscale rouilleux

0

4

9

21

34

Common Grackle / Quiscale bronzé

77

1

283

21

382

Brown-headed Cowbird / Vacher à tête brune

0

0

44

0

44

Pine Grosbeak / Durbec des sapins

6

0

2

0

8

Purple Finch / Roselin pourpré

0

6

18

13

37

House Finch / Roselin familier

4

8

34

34

80

White-winged Crossbill / Bec-croisé bifascié

0

26

27

24

77

Pine Siskin / Tarin des pins

8

5

107

195

315

American Goldfinch / Chardonneret jaune

54

31

141

150

376

Evening Grosbeak / Gros-bec errant

0

0

4

0

4

House Sparrow / Moineau domestique

19

15

155

77

266

TOTAL SPECIES 75 87 104 105 138
PARTICIPANTS 15 7 19 31 72
- N.E. N.W. S.E. S.W. -

Compiled by C.R.Bowen, October 23, 2008