Firelands Audubon Society 2017

When does the count happen?

All Christmas Bird Counts are conducted between December 14 to January 5, inclusive dates, each season. Your local count will occur on one day between those dates. Participate in as many counts as you wish!

This years CBC date is: 

 

       December 12, 2019

Firelands Audubon
Christmas Bird Count

How does participation work?

There is a specific methodology to the CBC, and all participants must make arrangements to participate in advance with the circle compiler within an established circle, but anyone can participate.

Each count takes place in an established 15-mile wide diameter circle, and is organized by a count compiler. Count volunteers follow specified routes through a designated 15-mile (24-km) diameter circle, counting every bird they see or hear all day. It's not just a species tally—all birds are counted all day, giving an indication of the total number of birds in the circle that day.

If you are a beginning birder, you will be able to join a group that includes at least one experienced birdwatcher.

If your home is within the boundaries of a CBC circle, then you can stay at home and report the birds that visit your feeder on count day as long as you have made prior arrangement with the count compiler. 

This full day of birding is a wonderful tradition, a great example of citizen science and a lot of fun to participate in.

if you are interested in joining our CBC please send us an email and we will get you the appropriate information.  

The totals for the 2018 CBC ARE BELOW:

# IS THE TOTAL NUMBER OF THIS SPECIES OBSERVED 

CW STANDS FOR COUNT WEEK BIRDS - BIRDS SEEN THE WEEK OF THE COUNT BUT NOT ON COUNT DAY. 

Species    # or cw
Snow Goose   1
Canada Goose    947
Tundra Swan    91
Gadwall    7
American Wigeon    1
American Black Duck    36
Mallard    1304

Canvasback 1
Common Goldeneye    181
Hooded Merganser    15
Common Merganser    45

Ring-necked Pheasant 1

Wild Turkey 73

Horned grebe 1
Double-crested Cormorant    5
Great Blue Heron (Blue form)    9
Sharp-shinned Hawk    1
Cooper's Hawk    1
Bald Eagle    21
Red-tailed Hawk    30
American Coot    7
Ring-billed Gull    6274
Herring Gull   266
Lesser Black-backed Gull    1
Great Black-backed Gull    18
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)    186
Mourning Dove    123
Eastern Screech-Owl    8

Great Horned Owl 2
Belted Kingfisher    2

Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker    46
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker    3
Downy Woodpecker    43
Hairy Woodpecker   6
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)    6
Pileated Woodpecker    1
American Kestrel    6
Merlin    1

Northern Shrike 1
Blue Jay    143
American Crow    42
Horned Lark    cw
Black-capped Chickadee    21
Tufted Titmouse    15
Red-breasted Nuthatch    8
White-breasted Nuthatch    38
Brown Creeper    1
Winter Wren    3
Carolina Wren    16
Golden-crowned Kinglet    7
Eastern Bluebird    14
American Robin    85
European Starling    879
Cedar Waxwing    65

Black-and-white Warbler 1
American Tree Sparrow    25
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)    102
White-throated Sparrow    15
Song Sparrow    11
Swamp Sparrow    1
Northern Cardinal    62
Red-winged Blackbird    1

Common Grackle   cw
Brown-headed Cowbird   20
House Finch    36
Purple Finch   cw
American Goldfinch    26
House Sparrow    94