51st Annual BA Fall Bird Count Results

Tennessee Warbler by Debbie McKenzie.

Tennessee Warbler by Debbie McKenzie.

51st Annual BA Fall Count

Saturday, September 26, 2015

The count day was overcast, with periods of sun in the late afternoon. Winds were light and variable. The weeks leading up to the count were generally dry, with little standing water or mudflat habitat available for shorebirds. Temperatures ranged from 66-77 degrees. 21 observers in 8 parties spent 64.25 hours in the field (33.5 on foot, 30.75 in car) with 0 hours devoted to owling; covered 487.25 miles by car and 16.55 miles on foot, tallying 105 species on count day, with 2 count week species. Additionally, there were two feeder watch reports. Special thanks to Elberta Reid, our compilation host, and to all who spent time afield. Greg Harber, Compiler.

Observers by party, leaders in boldface: Sallie Brice, Allen Brice, Scot Duncan, Greg Harber, Jessica Germany, Sharon Hudgins, David George, John Imhof, Jeremy Bearden, Matt Hunter, Meegan Dale, Pat Dortch, Jessie Griswold, John Morgan, Sarah O’Neill, Jim Shepherd, Maureen Shaffer, Jean Folsom, Anne Miller, Pelham Rowan, Lisa Bailey. Feeder Watchers: Dana and Stan Hamilton, Dan Voketz.

Canada Goose

342

Wood Duck

39

Gadwall

3

American Wigeon

3

Mallard

28

Blue-winged Teal

12

Wild Turkey

4

Pied-billed Grebe

6

Double-crested Cormorant

119

Great Blue Heron

56

Great Egret

67

Green Heron

4

Black-crowned Night Heron

2

Black Vulture

15

Turkey Vulture

33

Osprey

3

Mississippi Kite

1

Cooper’s Hawk

3

Red-shouldered Hawk

33

Broad-winged Hawk

1

Red-tailed Hawk

16

Virginia Rail

CW

Killdeer

85

Spotted Sandpiper

2

Solitary Sandpiper

1

Stilt Sandpiper

1

Rock Pigeon

63

Eurasian Collared-Dove

2

Mourning Dove

255

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

2

Great Horned Owl

CW

Barred Owl

2

Common Nighthawk

3

Chimney Swift

3214

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

44

Belted Kingfisher

12

Red-headed Woodpecker

20

Red-bellied Woodpecker

66

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

2

Downy Woodpecker

45

Northern Flicker

8

Pileated Woodpecker

12

American Kestrel

5

Eastern Wood-Pewee

32

Acadian Flycatcher

1

Empidonax Species

2

Eastern Phoebe

74

Loggerhead Shrike

4

White-eyed Vireo

34

Yellow-throated Vireo

3

Philadelphia Vireo

5

Red-eyed Vireo

15

Blue Jay

251

American Crow

263

Fish Crow

14

Tree Swallow

1

Northern Rough-winged Swallow

10

Barn Swallow

2

Carolina Chickadee

91

Tufted Titmouse

104

White-breasted Nuthatch

26

Brown-headed Nuthatch

40

House Wren

1

Carolina Wren

99

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

1

Eastern Bluebird

149

Gray-cheeked Thrush

7

Swainson’s Thrush

18

Wood Thrush

9

American Robin

39

Gray Catbird

53

Brown Thrasher

57

Northern Mockingbird

128

European Starling

1197

Golden-winged Warbler

1

Blue-winged Warbler

3

Black-and-white Warbler

3

Tennessee Warbler

7

Common Yellowthroat

10

Hooded Warbler

2

American Redstart

31

Northern Parula

7

Magnolia Warbler

10

Yellow Warbler

1

Chestnut-sided Warbler

6

Palm Warbler

4

Pine Warbler

54

Yellow-throated Warbler

1

Prairie Warbler

1

Black-throated Green Warbler

4

Eastern Towhee

46

Chipping Sparrow

64

Field Sparrow

4

Savannah Sparrow

2

Song Sparrow

3

Summer Tanager

17

Scarlet Tanager

6

Northern Cardinal

145

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

9

Blue Grosbeak

2

Indigo Bunting

25

Red-winged Blackbird

83

Common Grackle

27

Brown-headed Cowbird

71

House Finch

34

American Goldfinch

47

House Sparrow

30