Sunday, January 15, 2012

Oshkosh Christmas Bird Count

December 17, 2011

Observers: 20

Location: Fifteen-mile diameter area with the center at the intersection of US 41 & 21, Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Sky: Mostly cloudy all day.

Wind: SW 4-8 mph.

Temperature: +19 to +29 F.

Ground: 1/4 inches of snow.

Water: Lakes, rivers and streams frozen with many open spots.

Hours: 06:00 to 18:00

Total Party Hours: 70.25 (35.25 car, 9.0 foot, 26.0 feeders)

Total Party Miles: 279.0 (274.0 car, 5.0 foot)

Total Individuals: 14,668

Total Species: 61

Canada Goose 2,202
Cackling Goose 6
Tundra Swan 18
Swan Species 2
American Black Duck 5
Mallard 967
Northern Shoveler 1
Scaup Species 2
Bufflehead 3
Common Goldeneye 10
Hooded Merganser 1
Common Merganser 693
Red-breasted Merganser 2
Ruddy Duck 2
Ring-necked Pheasant 3
Wild Turkey 102
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Bald Eagle 83
Northern Harrier 5
Cooper's Hawk 8
Red-tailed Hawk 42
Rough-legged Hawk 2
American Kestrel 16
Merlin 1
Peregrine Falcon 1
American Coot 1
Ring-billed Gull 100
Herring Gull 2,375
Glaucous Gull 1
Large Larus Species 3,830
Rock Pigeon 367
Mourning Dove 291
Eastern Screech Owl 1
Great Horned Owl 6
Red-bellied Woodpecker 31
Downy Woodpecker 50
Hairy Woodpecker 18
Northern Flicker 1
Northern Shrike 2
Blue Jay 87
American Crow 208
Horned Lark 3
Black-capped Chickadee 186
Tufted Titmouse 4
Red-breasted Nuthatch 14
White-breasted Nuthatch 52
Brown Creeper 8
Golden-crowned Kinglet 7
American Robin 106
European Starling 797
Cedar Waxwing 166
American Tree Sparrow 120
Song Sparrow 1
Dark-eyed Junco 184
Snow Bunting 40
Northern Cardinal 80
Purple Finch 8
House Finch 194
Common Redpoll 2
Pine Siskin 19
American Goldfinch 111
House Sparrow 1,018

Seen during the count week: Common Loon, Great Black-backed Gull, Belted Kingfisher.

Compiled by Tom Ziebell.