2009

OTTAWA - GATINEAU MID FALL BIRD COUNT RESULTS

The 15th annual Ottawa-Gatineau Fall Bird Count was held on the weekend of Oct. 17 & 18, 2009.  Sixty eitght observers had 2 glorious days of weather to enjoy the count. Temperatures between 0 and 9 degrees with lots of sun. The post-count compilation was at the Fletcher Wildlife Garden, and as usual delicious free food and beverages for all comers. Sincere thanks to everyone who participated in all the sectors, and the volunteers who looked after the post-count meeting

A total of 129 species were recorded, with 9 record high counts, 8 ties as well as 2 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.

Record Ties since 1995 are noted in GREEN in the "Species" and "Total" columns

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

SPECIES N.E.  N.W.    S.W.    S.E. TOTAL

Greater White-fronted Goose / Oie rieuse

3

0

0

0

3

Snow Goose / Oie des neiges

0

2

3

70

75

Ross's Goose / Oie de Ross

0

0

0

1

1

Brant / Bernache cravant

0

0

23

0

23

Cackling Goose / Bernache de Hutchins

0

1

9

5

15

Canada Goose / Bernache du Canada

14,312

7,811

26,780

30,870

79,773

Wood Duck / Canard branchu

52

9

41

81

183

Gadwall / Canard chipeau

30

0

3

0

33

American Wigeon / Canard d'Amérique

801

1

43

0

845

American Black Duck / Canard noir

176

22

131

106

435

Mallard / Canard colvert

527

44

1,158

833

2,562

Mallard x American Black Duck /

Canard colvert x Canard noir

1

0

0

1

2

Blue-winged Teal / Sarcelle à ailes bleues

11

0

2

36

49

Northern Shoveler / Canard souchet

46

0

9

17

72

Northern Pintail / Canard pilet

23

0

3

4

30

Green-winged Teal / Sarcelle d'hiver 81 0 148 202 431
Redhead / Fuligule à tête rouge 0 0 4 1 5
Ring-necked Duck / Fuligule à collier 675 257 280 17 1,229
Greater Scaup / Fuligule milouinan

75

420

46

5

546

Lesser Scaup / Petit Fuligule

13

114

234

29

390

Surf Scoter / Macreuse à front blanc

0

0

12

0

12

White-winged Scoter / Macreuse brune

0

8

12

8

28

Black Scoter / Macreuse noire

0

7

6

1

14

Long-tailed Duck / Harelde kakawi

0

0

3

2

5

Bufflehead / Petit Garrot

0

10

81

0

91

Common Goldeneye / Garrot à oeil d'or

3

111

62

22

198

Hooded Merganser / Harle couronné

372

36

186

11

605

Common Merganser / Grand Harle

77

7

56

8

148

Red-breasted Merganser / Harle huppé

2

0

14

1

17

Ruddy Duck / Erismature rousse

0

0

16

17

33

Ruffed Grouse / Gélinotte huppée

10

2

7

4

23

Wild Turkey / Dindon sauvage

59

17

65

6

147

Common Loon / Plongeon huard

3

2

13

0

18

Pied-billed Grebe / Grèbe à bec bigarré

45

0

15

6

66

Horned Grebe / Grèbe esclavon

0

1

3

0

4

Red-necked Grebe / Grèbe jougris

0

2

13

0

15

Double-crested Cormorant / Cormoran à aigrettes

14

22

23

4

63

American Bittern / Butor d'Amérique

3

0

0

0

3

Great Blue Heron / Grand Héron

40

8

34

26

108

Black-crowned Night Heron / Bihoreau gris

0

0

2

0

2

Turkey Vulture / Urubu à tête rouge

1

3

4

1

9

Osprey / Balbuzard pêcheur

0

0

0

1

1

Bald Eagle / Pygargue à tête blanche

1

1

2

0

4

Northern Harrier / Busard Saint-Martin

7

5

19

11

42

Sharp-shinned Hawk / Épervier brun

0

0

4

1

5

Cooper's Hawk / Épervier de Cooper

2

2

3

3

10

Red-shouldered Hawk / Buse à épaulettes

1

1

0

0

2

Red-tailed Hawk / Buse à queue rousse

12

12

34

26

84

Rough-legged Hawk / Buse pattue

6

5

1

4

16

Merlin / Faucon émerillon

1

1

4

4

10

Peregrine Falcon / Faucon pèlerin

0

0

3

0

3

Common Moorhen / Gallinule poule-d'eau

6

0

0

0

6

American Coot / Foulque d'Amérique

4

0

0

0

4

Sandhill Crane / Grue du Canada

0

0

3

59

62

Semipalmated Plover / Pluvier semipalmé

0

0

2

0

2

Killdeer / Pluvier kildir

2

0

76

15

93

Greater Yellowlegs / Grand Chevalier

0

2

5

2

9

Lesser Yellowlegs / Petit Chevalier

0

0

17

0

17

Dunlin / Bécasseau variable

0

0

3

3

6

Wilson's Snipe / Bécassine de Wilson

1

0

8

1

10

American Woodcock / Bécase d'Amérique

0

0

0

3

3

Bonaparte's Gull / Mouette de Bonaparte

1

1

0

0

2

Ring-billed Gull / Goéland à bec cerclé

1,252

123

9,102

3,189

13,666

Herring Gull / Goéland argenté

1

2

3,884

100

3,987

Lesser Black-backed Gull / Goéland brun

0

0

2

2

4

Glaucous Gull / Goéland bourgmestre

0

0

1

0

1

Great Black-backed Gull / Goéland marin

0

101

460

7

568

Rock Pigeon / Pigeon biset

173

88

544

407

1,212

Mourning Dove / Tourterelle triste

34

16

113

49

212

Eastern Screech Owl / Petit-duc maculé

0

0

1

0

1

Great Horned Owl / Grand-duc d'Amérique

0

0

4

2

6

Barred Owl / Chouette rayée

1

1

2

0

4

Long-eared Owl / Hibou moyen-duc

0

0

0

2

2

Short-eared Owl / Hibou des marais

0

0

0

1

1

Northern Saw-whet Owl / Petite Nyctale

0

0

4

0

4

Belted Kingfisher / Martin-pêcheur d'Amérique

3

1

4

5

13

Downy Woodpecker / Pic mineur

9

7

34

17

67

Hairy Woodpecker / Pic chevelu

17

9

44

26

96

Northern Flicker / Pic flamboyant

1

1

3

1

6

Pileated Woodpecker / Grand Pic

8

4

7

6

25

Eastern Phoebe / Moucherolle phébi

3

1

3

6

13

Northern Shrike / Pie-grièche grise

1

0

0

1

2

Blue-headed Vireo / Viréo à tête bleue

0

0

0

2

2

Blue Jay / Geai bleu

61

65

344

221

691

American Crow / Corneille d'Amérique

335

127

2,833

3.542

6,837

Common Raven / Grand Corbeau

25

28

59

20

132

Horned Lark / Alouette hausse-col

12

0

0

19

31

Black-capped Chickadee / Mésange à tête noire

189

99

613

647

1,548

Red-breasted Nuthatch / Sittelle à poitrine rousse

10

0

8

14

32

White-breasted Nuthatch / Sittelle à poitrine blanche

18

15

110

43

186

Brown Creeper / Grimpereau brun

1

0

8

6

15

Carolina Wren / Troglodyte de Caroline

0

0

1

0

1

Winter Wren - Troglodyte mignon

0

0

1

3

4

Marsh Wren / Troglodyte des marais

0

0

0

8

8

Golden-crowned Kinglet / Roitelet à couronne dorée

2

4

33

22

61

Ruby-crowned Kinglet / Roitelet à couronne rubis

0

4

24

33

61

Eastern Bluebird / Merlebleu de l'Est

10

7

9

5

31

Gray-cheeked Thrush / Grive à joues grises

0

1

0

0

1

Swainson's Thrush / Grive à dos olive

1

0

1

1

3

Hermit Thrush / Grive solitaire

4

3

35

9

51

American Robin / Merle d'Amérique

375

234

1,110

787

2,506

Varied Thrush / Grive à collier

0

0

1

0

1

European Starling / Étourneau sansonnet

880

204

1,637

2.289

5,010

American Pipit / Pipet d'Amérique

7

41

130

231

409

Bohemian Waxwing / Jaseur boréal

0

0

0

1

1

Cedar Waxwing / Jaseur d'Amérique

0

0

17

4

21

Yellow-rumped Warbler / Paruline à croupion jaune

8

3

32

28

71

American Redstart / Paruline flamboyante

0

0

1

0

1

American Tree Sparrow / Bruant hudsonien

22

9

21

7

59

Chipping Sparrow / Bruant familier

8

7

12

0

27

Vesper Sparrow / Bruant vespéral

0

1

0

0

1

Savannah Sparrow / Bruant des prés

0

3

0

1

4

Fox Sparrow / Bruant fauve

3

4

29

19

55

Song Sparrow / Bruant chanteur

50

20

131

61

262

Lincoln Sparrow / Bruant de Lincoln

0

1

0

2

3

Swamp Sparrow / Bruant des marais

10

3

15

4

32

White-throated Sparrow / Bruant à gorge blanche

37

12

122

65

236

White-crowned Sparrow / Bruant à couronne blanche

53

25

37

62

177

Dark-eyed Junco / Junco ardoisé

329

66

461

409

1,265

Snow Bunting / Bruant des neiges

0

0

1

0

1

Northern Cardinal / Cardinal rouge

10

7

71

40

128

Red-winged Blackbird / Carouge à épaulettes

896

3,454

3,508

10,911

18,769

Eastern Meadowlark / Sturnelle des prés

11

5

3

0

19

Rusty Blackbird / Quiscale rouilleux

30

30

31

0

91

Common Grackle / Quiscale bronzé

18

163

768

1,918

2,867

Brown-headed Cowbird / Vacher à tête brune

0

20

0

3

23

Purple Finch / Roselin pourpré

1

4

7

7

19

House Finch / Roselin familier

3

7

11

7

28

Common Redpoll / Sizerin flammé

2

0

0

0

2

American Goldfinch / Chardonneret jaune

23

9

130

122

284

Evening Grosbeak / Gros-bec errant

0

3

0

1

4

House Sparrow / Moineau domestique

24

13

82

40

159

TOTAL SPECIES 85 80 110 97 129
PARTICIPANTS 19 7 29 13 68
- N.E. N.W. S.W. S.E. -

Compiled by K Allison & C.R.Bowen, October 8, 2009