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Glen Bernhardt Century Count

When does the count happen?

The Glen Bernhardt Century Count occurs every year on the third Saturday of May!

This year's count date is: 

 May 18, 2024


What is the Glen Bernhardt Century Count?

The Century Count is our long-running tradition to count as many species as we can within Erie County. As the name suggests, the goal is to surpass 100 species! 

We aim to visit various locations around Erie County, including Sheldon Marsh, Edison Woods MetroPark, Erie Sand Barrens State Nature Preserve, and Pipe Creek Wildlife Area.


People can join us at any time/location. We will begin at Sheldon Marsh at 6AM, and expect to arrive at Pipe Creek around 4PM (visiting various other locations throughout the day). However, our schedule may change depending on the birds that are being seen in the area, so we cannot follow an exact schedule.

registration is NOT required. Simply get in touch and join us where we are.

If you’re unable to join the group, you can still participate. please email us by the end of Sunday to let us know what birds you have seen.

Other suggested birding locations: Huron Pier, Joseph Steinen Wildlife Area, Medusa Marsh, Osborn MetroPark, Wyandot MetroPark.

A downloadable bird list can be found here.

2023 Results

A group of up to 9 participants birded throughout the day, and tallied an incredible 113 species in Erie County. A full list of the species observed can be found below. A permanent link to this list can be found here.

51. American Crow

52. Horned Lark

53. Cedar Waxwing

54. Philadelphia Vireo

55. Warbling Vireo

56. Red-eyed Vireo

57. Northern Rough-winged Swallow

58. Tree Swallow

59. Bank Swallow

60. Barn Swallow

61. Cliff Swallow

62. Black-capped Chickadee

63. Tufted Titmouse

64. White-breasted Nuthatch

65. House Wren

66. Marsh Wren

67. Carolina Wren

68. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

69. Gray Catbird

70. Brown Thrasher

71. European Starling

72. Veery

73. Swainson's Thrush

74. Wood Thrush

75. American Robin

76. Ovenbird

77. Northern Waterthrush

78. Black-and-white Warbler

79. Prothonotary Warbler

80. Tennessee Warbler

81. Common Yellowthroat

82. American Redstart

83. Cape May Warbler

84. Northern Parula

85. Magnolia Warbler

86. Bay-breasted Warbler

87. Blackburnian Warbler

88. Yellow Warbler

89. Chestnut-sided Warbler

90. Blackpoll Warbler

91. Palm Warbler

92. Yellow-rumped Warbler

93. Canada Warbler

94. Wilson's Warbler

95. Scarlet Tanager

96. Northern Cardinal

97. Rose-breasted Grosbeak

98. Indigo Bunting

99. Chipping Sparrow

100. Clay-colored Sparrow

101. Field Sparrow

102. Song Sparrow

103. Swamp Sparrow

104. Eastern Towhee

105. Orchard Oriole

106. Baltimore Oriole

107. Red-winged Blackbird

108. Brown-headed Cowbird

109. Common Grackle

110. House Finch

111. Pine Siskin

112. American Goldfinch

113. House Sparrow

1. Canada Goose

2. Trumpeter Swan

3. Wood Duck

4. Mallard

5. Blue-winged Teal

6. Hooded Merganser

7. Double-crested Cormorant

8. American White Pelican

9. Least Bittern

10. Great Blue Heron

11. Great Egret

12. Green Heron

13. Black-crowned Night-heron

14. Black Vulture

15. Turkey Vulture

16. Sharp-shinned Hawk

17. Bald Eagle

18. Red-shouldered Hawk

19. Red-tailed Hawk

20. Chimney Swift

21. Ruby-throated Hummingbird

22. Belted Kingfisher

23. American Coot

24. Purple Gallinule

25. Bonaparte's Gull

26. Ring-billed Gull

27. Herring Gull

28. Caspian Tern

29. Feral Pigeon (Rock Pigeon)

30. Mourning Dove

31. Black-billed Cuckoo

32. Semipalmated Plover

33. Killdeer

34. Dunlin

35. Least Sandpiper

36. Short-billed Dowitcher

37. Spotted Sandpiper

38. Lesser Yellowlegs

39. Common Nighthawk

40. Red-headed Woodpecker

41. Red-bellied Woodpecker

42. Downy Woodpecker

43. Northern Flicker

44. Pileated Woodpecker

45. Eastern Wood-pewee

46. Willow Flycatcher

47. Least Flycatcher

48. Great Crested Flycatcher

49. Eastern Kingbird

50. Blue Jay

Results by Year

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