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1998 Christmas Bird Count Manitoulin

Mindemoya Christmas Bird Count - Tue, 29 Dec 1998

The 25th annual Mindemoya Christmas Bird Count was held on December 19, 1998. 14 birders in 8 parties, for 67 party-hours, and 36 feeder watchers took part. The Count is run by the Manitoulin Nature Club and compiled by Chris Bell.

A Flicker was a new species for the count.

Other uncommon species were Blue-winged Teal, Harriers, a Snipe, a Robin and Rusty Blackbirds. Long-tailed Ducks, Buffleheads and Hooded Mergansers were in good numbers. No Waxwings were seen.

5026 * birds of 58 different species were counted. The species total equals the record from 1994.

  • 2 Common Loon
  • 52 Red-necked Grebe
  • 1 Great Blue Heron
  • 43 Black Duck
  • 47 * Mallard
  • 6 * Blue-winged Teal
  • 77 * Long-tailed Duck
  • 40 * Bufflehead
  • 368 Common Goldeneye
  • 42 * Hooded Merganser
  • 1440 * Common Merganser
  • 3 Red-breasted Merganser
  • 18 * Bald Eagle
  • 6 * Northern Harrier
  • 2 Northern Goshawk
  • 1 Red-tailed Hawk
  • 34 * Rough-legged Hawk
  • 1 American Kestrel
  • 3 Ruffed Grouse
  • 6 Sharp-tailed Grouse
  • 1 Common Snipe
  • 197 Ring-billed Gull
  • 376 Herring Gull
  • 1 Great Black-backed Gull
  • 69 Rock Dove
  • 133 * Mourning Dove
  • 1 Belted Kingfisher
  • 1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
  • 36 * Downy Woodpecker
  • 32 Hairy Woodpecker
  • 1 * Northern Flicker
  • 2 Pileated Woodpecker
  • 8 Northern Shrike
  • 2 Gray Jay
  • 132 Blue Jay
  • 118 American Crow
  • 275 * Common Raven
  • 304 Black-capped Chickadee
  • 29 * Red-breasted Nuthatch
  • 50 White-breasted Nuthatch
  • 5 Golden-crowned Kinglet
  • 1 American Robin
  • 276 European Starling
  • 13 Tree Sparrow
  • 13 Dark-eyed Junco
  • 98 Snow Bunting
  • 30 Northern Cardinal
  • 3 Red-winged Blackbird
  • 1 Rusty Blackbird
  • 10 Common Grackle
  • 2 Brown-headed Cowbird
  • 25 Purple Finch
  • 7 House Finch
  • 60 Common Redpolls
  • 10 Pine Siskins
  • 355 American Goldfinch
  • 73 Evening Grosbeak
  • 84 House Sparrow

* Record high numbers for the Mindemoya Count

The participants were Heather Baines, Chris & Joan Bell, Chris, Jason & Greg Blomme, Rodney Campbell, Floyd Cosby, Dan Crawford, Devan Labelle, Don Komarachka, John & Nicole Smith, Marty Sutinen, Steve Thorpe & Charlie Whitelaw. Feeder phoners were Maddie Becks, Loraine Bryant, Ursula Berse and Betty Gould. Jean Williamson, with other Nature Club Members, organised the potluck supper

Happy New Year

 

Signed, Chris Bell

 
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