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Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Bird Count

FIRST ANNUAL PENN'S VALLEY AREA CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT , the longest running citizen science survey in the world.


Thursday, December 20, 2012
Participants: Mark King, Hillel Brandes, Andrea Ferich, Warren Leitzel, Jessie Pierce, Cathy Pierce, Lisa Williams
Two cars, total of 79 miles Total miles walked: 0.9
Time begin: 7:45 AM Time end: 3:30 PM
Weather: Overcast, 28 degrees F, WNW winds @ 10 mph
Total hours owling: 0.5
Total hours birding on foot and by car: 12 hours, 50 minutes
Total species sighted: 48 Total individuals: 1872

Mallard 148 Field Sparrow 23
Common Crow 118
 European Sparrow 42
European Starling 503
Tree Sparrow 55
Great Blue Heron 4
Northern Cardinal 23
Pileated Woodpecker 1
American Pipit 1
American Goldfinch 29
Common Raven 9
Tufted Titmouse 23
Red Tailed Hawk 11
Blue Jay 27
 American Kestral 15
Mourning Dove 177
 Swamp Sparrow 5
Black Capped Chickadee 61
Eastern Bluebird 16
Canada Goose 48
Belted Kingfisher 4
White-crowned Sparrow 3
Sharp Shin Hawk 1
Downy Woodpecker 15
Cooper's Hawk 3
Carolina Wren 15
Horned Lark 3
Rock Dove 294
Grey Catbird 1
Junco 77
Eastern Phoebe 1
White Breasted Nuthatch 19
 House Finch 16
Wild Turkey 96
 Purple Finch 2
Red Bellied Woodpecker 14
 Bald Eagle 1
Northern Mockingbird 6
 Black Vulture 5
Golden Crowned Kinglet 6
 Rough-legged Hawk 1
Common Grackle 4
Great Horned Owl 2
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Ring-necked Pheasant 1
Song Sparrow 4
White-throated Sparrow 2

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