[Tweeters] Moscow-Pullman CBC Results

Kas Dumroese kas.birder at gmail.com
Mon Jan 2 11:17:41 PST 2017


The 46th consecutive (and 63rd overall) Moscow-Pullman Christmas Bird Count
was 17 December 2016. It was cold; the high/low temps were 12 F and -11 F,
with 4 to 16 inches of snow cover. All still water was frozen and only
minimal amounts of moving water were open. We had 51 participants (3 shy of
our all-time high; 34 as part of 17 field teams and 17 watching feeders)
who spent almost 37 hours driving 266 miles, 46.5 hours walking 44.5 miles,
and 20.5 hours watching feeders. We tallied 70 species, better than our
10-y average of 67. New records include 11 BALD EAGLES (5; 2011, 2012, 2013
), 1748 HORNED LARKS (695; 2008 ), 8 RUBY-CROWNED KINGLETS (3; 2002), and
124 VARIED THRUSHES (58; 1987). One new species was added to our record
book: RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKER photographed on the Washington State
University campus. For the second straight year, an ANNA'S HUMMINBIRD was
seen count day, this time on the Washington side. Despite the lack of
moving water, we tallied a respectable 7 species of waterfowl. We tied our
NORTHERN PINTAIL (1; 2006) and SHARP-SHINNED HAWK (9; 2005, 2010 ) records
and recorded 3 Count Week species: NORTHERN GOSHAWK, PRAIRIE FALCON, and
BARN OWL. Combined, we counted 15816 birds, edging out our previous record
of 15592 (2014). Some other tidbits: (1) The number of EURASIAN
COLLARED-DOVES, having increased exponentially since their appearance in
2007, dropped precipitously this year, whereas the number of MOURNING DOVES
was the second highest count tallied (336; 389 in 2003); (2) our 6
"Harlan's" RED-TAILED HAWKS bested our former record (4; 2015); (3) 2 odd
NORTHERN FLICKERS were observed (one a pure Yellow-shafted [Count Week] and
one showing traits of Yellow-shafted and Red-shafted); (4) we potentially
tallied 3 "Cassiar" DARK-EYED JUNCOS (and discovered how tricky it is to
differentiate them); and (5) 2 SNOW BUNTINGS on the Moscow side were the
first recorded in Latah County since 1994. Thanks to everyone who
participated!


Aumen, Adrian; Ball, George; Baltierra, RJ; Besser, Tom; Bockino, Alida;
Boersma, Jordan; Bright, Ben; Cassidy, Kelly; Chevalier, Peggy; Clark,
John; Costa, Mike; Dahl, Kristen; Darnell, Lynda; Duke, Chris; Dumroese,
Deb; Dumroese, Kas; Dymkoski, Marie; Eder, Renee; Ellsworth, Patrick;
Flansberg, Doug; Folwell, Joan; Folwell, Ray; Gray, Christine; Gray, Terry;
Hammond, Alex; Hammond, Barbara; Harrity, Eamon; Hilpman, Evan; Holderby,
Wayne; Hudak, Andy; Johnson, Richard; Kramer, John; Lundblad, Carl; Marney,
Heather; Moore, Bill; Moore, Gabe; Pinto, Jeremy; Pinto, Rhoda; Porubek,
Jade; Saxton, Michael; Scott, Mike; Scott, Sharon; Spitzer, Ken; Spitzer,
Nancy; Swift, Charles; Weber, Diane; Wenger, Brent; Wenger, Trish; Werner,
Mike; Wolff, John; Zenier, Susan.


Canada Goose

471

Wood Duck

1

American Wigeon

1

Mallard

751

Northern Pintail

1

Green-winged Teal

3

Bufflehead

1

Duck, species?

5

Gray Partridge

77

Ring-necked Pheasant

73

Wild Turkey

76

California Quail

504

Great Blue Heron

6

Bald Eagle

11

Northern Harrier

4

Sharp-shinned Hawk

10

Cooper's Hawk

10

Northern Goshawk

CW

Accipiter, species?

1

Red-tailed Hawk

117

Red-tailed (Harlan's) Hawk

6

Rough-legged Hawk

6

Buteo, species?

15

American Kestrel

30

Merlin

3

Prairie Falcon

CW

Wilson's Snipe

1

Rock Pigeon

324

Eurasian Collared-Dove

164

Mourning Dove

353

Barn Owl

CW

Great-horned Owl

10

Anna's Hummingbird

1

Belted Kingfisher

3

Red-breasted Sapsucker

1

Downy Woodpecker

15

Hairy Woodpecker

5

Northern (Red-shafted) Flicker

151

Northern (Yellow-shafted) Flicker

CW

Northern (R x Y-shafted) Flicker

1

Pileated Woodpecker

1

Northern Shrike

2

Steller's Jay

2

Black-billed Magpie

466

American Crow

65

Common Raven

155

Horned Lark

1748

Black-capped Chickadee

118

Mountain Chickadee

5

Chestnut-backed Chickadee

6

Chickadee, species?

1

Red-breasted Nuthatch

49

White-breasted Nuthatch

5

Pygmy Nuthatch

18

Brown Creeper

1

Bewick's Wren

6

Golden-crowned Kinglet

47

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

8

Townsend's Solitaire

8

American Robin

946

Varied Thrush

124

European Starling

2549

Bohemian Waxwing

2417

Cedar Waxwing

372

Yellow-rumped (Audubon's) Warbler

8

Spotted Towhee

1

American Tree Sparrow

5

Song Sparrow

119

White-crowned Sparrow

101

Dark-eyed Junco, form?

630

Dark-eyed (Oregon) Junco

1139

Dark-eyed (Slate) Junco

32

Dark-eyed (Cassiar) Junco

3

Snow Bunting

2

Red-winged Blackbird

35

Western Meadowlark

2

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch

110

Cassin's Finch

8

House Finch

462

Pine Siskin

2

Lesser Goldfinch

124

American Goldfinch

187

House Sparrow

515

Total

15816
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