Sunday, January 20, 2013


Oshkosh Christmas Bird Count
December 15, 2012

Observers:  22
Location: Fifteen-mile diameter area, center at the intersection of US 41 & 21, Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Sky: Cloudy with light rain all day.
Wind: SE 8-13 mph.
Temperature: +41 to +43 F.
Ground: 0 inch of snow.
Water: Lakes, rivers and streams open with a few frozen spots.
Hours: 07:00 to 18:00
Total Party Hours: 94.0 (38.0 car, 6.0 foot, 50.0 feeders)
Total Party Miles: 383.5 (380.0 car, 3.5 foot)
Total Individuals: 13,687
Total Species: 71


Canada Goose 1,327
Cackling Goose 5
Tundra Swan  9
Wood Duck 1
Gadwall 1
American Black Duck 6
Mallard 845
Northern Shoveler 2
Northern Pintail 1
Redhead 1
Ring-necked Duck 3
Scaup Species 3
Bufflehead 10
Common Goldeneye 16
Hooded Merganser 2
Common Merganser 10
Red-breasted Merganser 2
Ruddy Duck 11
Ring-necked Pheasant 1
Wild Turkey 180
Common Loon 1
Pied-billed Grebe 1
American White Pelican 1
Double-crested Cormorant 4
Great Blue Heron 1
Bald Eagle 9
Northern Harrier 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Cooper's Hawk 10
Red-tailed Hawk 24
Rough-legged Hawk 2
American Kestrel 10
Peregrine Falcon 1
American Coot 4
Sandhill Crane 1
Ring-billed Gull 1,282
Herring Gull 435
Glaucous Gull 1
Large Larus Species 2,150
Rock Pigeon 368
Mourning Dove 495
Eastern Screech Owl 1
Great Horned Owl 4
Belted Kingfisher 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 9
Downy Woodpecker 29
Hairy Woodpecker 13
Blue Jay 87
American Crow 342
Horned Lark 8
Black-capped Chickadee 140
Tufted Titmouse 2
Red-breasted Nuthatch 10
White-breasted Nuthatch 41
Brown Creeper 3
Golden-crowned Kinglet 2
American Robin 6
European Starling 4,445
Cedar Waxwing 55
American Tree Sparrow 369
Song Sparrow 2
Dark-eyed Junco 108
Snow Bunting 8
Northern Cardinal 90
Red-winged Blackbird 2
Purple Finch 1
House Finch 107
White-winged Crossbill 25
Common Redpoll 16
Pine Siskin 134
American Goldfinch 139
House Sparrow 246


Seen during the count week: Northern Shrike.

Compiled by Tom Ziebell.