Monday, 8 January 2018

2017 ECBC Final Results

FINAL numbers for the Edmonton Christmas Bird Count Sun. December 17, 2017

450 people participated across the city (178 Bushbeaters and 272 Feeder watchers)

38 Species on the "A" List of Expected Birds  (15785 individuals)


Mallard  232
Common Goldeneye  20
Gray Partridge  51
Bald Eagle  2
Sharp-shinned Hawk  1
Cooper's Hawk  1
Northern Goshawk  6
Rock Dove  3663
Great Horned Owl  2
Downy Woodpecker  320
Hairy Woodpecker  41
Northern Flicker  40
Pileated Woodpecker  44
Merlin  15
Northern Shrike  8
Blue Jay  434
Black-billed Magpie  2425
American Crow  31
Common Raven  527
Black-capped Chickadee  2721
Boreal Chickadee  29
Red-breasted Nuthatch  365
White-breasted Nuthatch  189
Brown Creeper  4
Golden-crowned Kinglet  5
Townsend's Solitaire  4
American Robin  50
European Starling  64
Bohemian Waxwing  237
Cedar Waxwing  13
White-throated Sparrow  5
Dark-eyed Junco  135
Pine Grosbeak  135
House Finch  708
White-winged Crossbill  29
Common Redpoll  207
Pine Siskin  152
House Sparrow  2870


 6 species on the "B" List  Difficult To Find (34 individuals)

Common Merganser  2
Rough-legged Hawk  1
Black-backed Woodpecker  7
Gyrfalcon  1
Purple Finch  13
Red Crossbill  10

3 species on the "C" list Rare (1 on Count Day/2 during Count Week)   (3 individuals)

Prairie Falcon  1
Peregrine Falcon 1 CW
Mourning Dove 1  CW


Kim Blomme

Edmonton Compiler

Friday, 30 December 2016

2016 ECBC Final Results

Final Results for the 2016 Edmonton Christmas Bird Count:

# of Bushbeaters: 170
# of Feederwatchers:  286
Total Participants: 456

Total # of Birds:  40,878
Total Species: 47 (+ 1 in CW)

A List  - Expected Species: Counted 39 out of 45

Bohemian Waxwings by Adriana Faciu
Mallard 418
Common Goldeneye 72
Gray Partridge 66
Ruffed Grouse 1
Bald Eagle 4  
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4
Cooper's Hawk 2
Northern Goshawk 3
Merlin 23
Rock Pigeon 3013
Great Horned Owl 6
N. Saw-whet Owl 2
Downy Woodpecker 396
Hairy Woodpecker 54
Northern Flicker 47
Pileated Woodpecker 57
Northern Shrike 4
Blue Jay 472
Black-billed Magpie 2752
American Crow 59
Common Raven 599
Black-capped Chickadee 4119
Boreal Chickadee 36
Red-breasted Nuthatch 585
White-breasted Nuthatch 280
Brown Creeper 7
Townsend's Solitaire 1
American Robin 17
European Starling 191
Bohemian Waxwing 19448
Cedar Waxwing 34
White-throated Sparrow 20
Dark-eyed Junco 138
Pine Grosbeak 5
House Finch 1371
White-winged Crossbill 6
Common Redpoll 402
Pine Siskin 548
House Sparrow 5606
Bald Eagle by Don Delaney

39/45 Species on A List - missing: Boreal Owl, Three-toed Woodpecker, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Snow Bunting, Purple Finch & Hoary Redpoll

 B List  - Difficult to Find:  Counted 4 species on B List

Rough-legged Hawk 1
Gyrfalcon 1
Barred Owl 1
Black-backed Woodpecker  3

Juvenile Gyrfalcon by Adriana Faciu
C List – Rare: Found 4 species!

American Wigeon          1
Prairie Falcon                1
Northern Hawk Owl       1
Chukar                          1 

+ Eurasian Collared Dove 1 - in Zone 13S  CW (count week)

Total species 39 (A) + 4 (B) + 4 (C) for a total of 47 Species

Northern Hawk Owl by Steve Knight
Edmonton Records

House Finch 1371 (previously 1159 in 2015)
House Finch by Ann Carter

Also seen:
Coyote by Lu Carbyn






Wednesday, 30 December 2015

2015 ECBC Final Results

Here are the Final Results for the Edmonton Christmas Bird Count held Dec 20th, 2015.

Notable were the large number of both White-winged and Red Crossbills. A new species was added to the list with a Eurasian Collared Dove being confirmed in zone 13S.

Red Crossbill by Janice Hurlburt
# of Bushbeaters: 168
# of Feederwatchers:  352
Total Participants: 520

Total # of Birds:  27,106
Total Species: 55

Thanks to all our dedicated volunteers and intrepid bird counters!

A List  (expected species, seen at least 16 of the last 20 years)

Mallard 185
Common Goldeneye 169
"Merlin at Daybreak" by Amelie Roberto-Charron
Gray Partridge 45
Ruffed Grouse 1
Bald Eagle 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2
Cooper's Hawk 1
Northern Goshawk 5
Merlin 32
Rock Pigeon 2463
Great Horned Owl 7
Boreal Owl 1
N. Saw-whet Owl 7
Downy Woodpecker 568
Hairy Woodpecker 78
Three-toed Woodpecker 3
Northern Flicker 75
Pileated Woodpecker 52
Northern Shrike 1
Blue Jay 602
Black-billed Magpie 2736
American Crow 41
Common Raven 558
Black-capped Chickadee 5059
Boreal Chickadee 49
Red-breasted Nuthatch 825
White-breasted Nuthatch 380
"The Snowy Owl" by Gerry Fox
Brown Creeper 2
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1
Townsend's Solitaire 11
American Robin 65
European Starling 146
Bohemian Waxwing 224
Cedar Waxwing 0
White-throated Sparrow 5
Dark-eyed Junco 313
Snow Bunting 15
Pine Grosbeak 371
Purple Finch 0
House Finch 1159
White-winged Crossbill 2217
Common Redpoll 1145
Hoary Redpoll 6
Pine Siskin 945
House Sparrow 5769
43/45 Species on A List - missing Cedar Waxwing and Purple Finch

B List (difficult to find, seen 5 to 15 times in the last 20 years)
Canada Goose 3
Common Merganser 1
Rough-legged Hawk 5
Gyrfalcon 1
Snowy Owl 1
Barred Owl 1
Great Gray Owl 2
Long-eared Owl 1
Gray Jay 2
White-crowned Sparrow 4
Red Crossbill 741
11 species on B List

C List - (rare, seen less than 5 times in the last 20 years)
confirmed  
Eurasian Collared Dove 1 - in Zone 13S   NEW

Total species 43 (A) + 11 (B) + 1 (C) for a total of 55 Species

Edmonton Records
Downy Woodpecker 568 (previously 519 in 2014)
House Finch 1159 (previously 1067 in 2013)
White-crowned Sparrow 4 (ties Edmonton record of 1999)
White-winged Crossbill 2217 (previously 1374 in 1991)
Red Crossbill 741 (previously 136 in 1998)

Zone Records
Downy Woodpecker 91 in Zone 4 (previously 85 in Zone 4 in 2013)
Northern Flicker 16 in Zone 13S (previously 13 in Zone 4 in 2007)
White-winged Crossbill 379 in Zone 3 (previously 315 in Zone 1 in 2001)
White-crowned Sparrow 3 in Zone 14 (previously 2 in Zone 1 and 13N in 1999 and 2002)
Red Crossbill 302 in Zone 4 (previously 63 in Zone 12 in 1984)

Saturday, 3 January 2015

2014 ECBC Final Results

Here are the final 2014 totals:

# of Bushbeaters = 154
# of Feederwatchers = 335  For a total # of participants = 489

# of Partyhours = 266.15
# of Feederwatcher hours = 539.25

Total # of Species = 48
Total # of Birds = 33729

A Species  EXPECTED

Mallard = 751
Common Goldeneye = 53
Gray Partridge = 66
Ruffed Grouse = 1
Bald Eagle = 6
Sharp-shinned Hawk = 1
Cooper's Hawk = 1
Northern Goshawk = 3
Merlin = 16
Rock Pigeon = 3335
Great Horned Owl = 8
Boreal Owl = 1
Northern Saw-Whet Owl = 4
Downy Woodpecker = 519
Hairy Woodpecker = 62
Three-toed Woodpecker = 1
Northern Flicker = 34
Pileated Woodpecker = 76 
Northern Shrike = 5
Blue Jay = 591
Black-billed Magpie = 2528
American Crow = 103
Common Raven = 1098
Black-capped Chickadee = 4406
Boreal Chickadee = 47
Red-breasted Nuthatch = 473
White-breasted Nuthatch = 392
Brown Creeper = 13
Golden-crowned Kinglet = 2
Townsend's Solitaire = 5
American Robin = 22
European Starling = 135
Bohemian Waxwing = 12674
Cedar Waxwing = 14
White-throated Sparrow = 16
Dark-eyed Junco = 158
Snow Bunting = 30
Pine Grosbeak = 46
House Finch = 838
Common Redpoll = 307
Pine Siskin = 70
House Sparrow = 4744

B Species DIFFICULT

Canada Goose = 1
Gyrfalcon = 4
Great Gray Owl = 1
Black-backed Woodpecker = 7
White-crowned Sparrow = 1

C Species  RARE
Short-eared Owl = 1

All in all, a great day for birding weather-wise and lots of enthusiastic bush-beaters and feederwatchers!  Keep up the good work and Happy New Year to all!

Kim Blomme
Edmonton Compiler