Thursday, May 26, 2011

Peregrine chicks have hatched!


It looks like two Peregrine chicks have hatched! Check them out by viewing the UW-Oshkosh Peregrine cam.


Sunday, May 8, 2011

The orioles are here!


This oriole is enjoying the new hummingbird feeder.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

December Bird Count Results

December 18, 2010

Observers: 20
Location: Fifteen-mile diameter area with the center at the intersection of US 41 & 21, Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Sky: Cloudy all day, light snow in am.
Wind: WSW 4-10 mph.
Temperature: +12 to +17 F.
Ground: 12 inches of snow.
Water: Lakes, rivers and streams frozen with a few open spots.
Hours: 06:30 to 17:00
Total Party Hours: 68.0 (28.5 car, 6.5 foot, 33.0 feeders)
Total Party Miles: 331.0 (222.5 car, 8.5 foot)
Total Individuals: 5,783
Total Species: 59

Canada Goose 1
Gadwall 1
American Black Duck 23
Mallard 1,565
Northern Shoveler 1
Ring-necked Duck 1
Lesser Scaup 1
Scaup Species 1
Common Goldeneye 2
Hooded Merganser 1
Common Merganser 3
Ruddy Duck 2
Ring-necked Pheasant 2
Wild Turkey 30
Double-crested Cormorant 1
American White Pelican* 2
Bald Eagle 5
Northern Harrier 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Cooper's Hawk 12
Red-tailed Hawk 30
Rough-legged Hawk 5
American Kestrel 3
Peregrine Falcon 1
American Coot 1
Herring Gull 16
Glaucous Gull 1
Rock Pigeon 352
Mourning Dove 370
Great Horned Owl 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 11
Downy Woodpecker 39
Hairy Woodpecker 8
Northern Flicker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Northern Shrike 1
Blue Jay 20
American Crow 246
Horned Lark 158
Black-capped Chickadee 95
Tufted Titmouse 2
Red-breasted Nuthatch 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 40
Brown Creeper 4
Golden-crowned Kinglet 3
Eastern Bluebird 3
American Robin 69
European Starling 672
Cedar Waxwing 6
American Tree Sparrow 313
White-throated Sparrow 2
Dark-eyed Junco 174
Lapland Longspur 16
Snow Bunting 147
Northern Cardinal 105
House Finch 133
Common Redpoll 1
Pine Siskin 14
American Goldfinch 118
House Sparrow 943

Seen during the count week: Wood Duck, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Purple Finch.

*Documentation submitted to the Wisconsin Society for Ornithology.

Compiled by Tom Ziebell.

September Bird Count Results

September 18, 2010

Observers: 8
Location: Winnebago County, WI.
Sky: AM cloudy, PM clear.
Wind: AM: NW, 6-12 mph and PM: SW, 3-7 mph.
Temperature: +53 to +61 F.
Hours: 06:00 to 21:00
Total Party Hours: 37.0 (14.0 car, 12.0 foot, 11.0 feeder/yard)
Total Party Miles: 164.5 (160.0 car, 4.5 foot)
Total Individuals: 14,766
Total Species: 122

Cackling Goose 11
Canada Goose 1,872
Wood Duck 36
Gadwall 4
American Black Duck 4
Mallard 504
Blue-winged Teal 10
Northern Shoveler 2
Northern Pintail 1
Green-winged Teal 12
Redhead 22
Lesser Scaup 2
Scaup Species 11
Ruddy Duck 16
Ring-necked Pheasant 1
Wild Turkey 35
Pied-billed Grebe 46
American White Pelican 90
Double-crested Cormorant 1,163
Great Blue Heron 9
Great Egret 14
Green Heron 1
Black-crowned Night-Heron 2
Turkey Vulture 33
Bald Eagle 3
Northern Harrier 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 5
Cooper's Hawk 12
Broad-winged Hawk 3,143
Red-tailed Hawk 16
American Kestrel 8
Merlin 1
Virginia Rail 1
Sora 4
American Coot 195
Sandhill Crane 192
Killdeer 8
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Wilson’s Snipe 1
Bonaparte’s Gull 1
Ring-billed Gull 1,843
Herring Gull 126
Caspian Tern 5
Rock Pigeon 84
Mourning Dove 175
Great Horned Owl 1
Common Nighthawk 1
Chimney Swift 3
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Belted Kingfisher 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 20
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 5
Downy Woodpecker 19
Hairy Woodpecker 12
Northern Flicker 32
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 1
Least Flycatcher 2
Eastern Phoebe 19
Philadelphia Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 4
Blue Jay 81
American Crow 72
Horned Lark 1
Tree Swallow 276
Barn Swallow 45
Swallow Species 40
Black-capped Chickadee 65
Red-breasted Nuthatch 7
White-breasted Nuthatch 24
Brown Creeper 1
House Wren 12
Winter Wren 1
Sedge Wren 2
Marsh Wren 22
Golden-crowned Kinglet 5
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4
Eastern Bluebird 35
Veery 2
Gray-cheeked Thrush 1
Swainson's Thrush 6
American Robin 102
Gray Catbird 20
European Starling 2,418
American Pipit 2
Cedar Waxwing 271
Tennessee Warbler 57
Orange-crowned Warbler 5
Nashville Warbler 10
Northern Parula 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler 3
Magnolia Warbler 10
Cape May Warbler 4
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 82
Black-throated Green Warbler 4
Blackburnian Warbler 2
Pine Warbler 1
Palm Warbler 12
Bay-breasted Warbler 7
Blackpoll Warbler 24
Black and white Warbler 1
American Redstart 11
Ovenbird 2
Northern Waterthrush 1
Common Yellowthroat 10
Wilson’s Warbler 1
Canada Warbler 1
Warbler Species 170
Chipping Sparrow 44
Song Sparrow 96
Swamp Sparrow 17
White-throated Sparrow 24
Dark-eyed Junco 14
Northern Cardinal 42
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 4
Indigo Bunting 5
Red-winged Blackbird 85
Brewer's Blackbird 2
Common Grackle 106
House Finch 58
American Goldfinch 96
House Sparrow 383


Compiled by Tom Ziebell.