Posted by: PMGDD | December 28, 2014

Winter Bird List for Northumberland Co. Update #5

From: David McLeod [mailto:mcleodda@nbnet.nb.ca]
Sent: December-28-14 2:15 AM
Subject: Winter Bird List for Northumberland Co. Update #5

Here’s the winter bird list after the first twenty-seven days (Dec. 1 to 27):

1. American Black Duck (Hay Island, Miramichi – Ritchie Wharf) – Dec. 1 (Dave, Peter)

2. Mallard (Hay Island, Miramichi – Ritchie Wharf) – Dec. 1 (Dave, Peter, Pam)

3. Green-winged Teal (Miramichi – Strawberry Marsh) – Dec. 3 (Pam)

4. Common Eider (Neguac – Lower Neguac Wharf) – Dec. 15 (Aldo D.)

5. Common Goldeneye (Burnt Church) – Dec. 1 (Dave)

6. Common Merganser (Miramichi – river at Strawberry Marsh) – Dec. 4 (Pam)

7. Red-breasted Merganser (Neguac- Lower Neguac Wharf)

8. Ring-necked Pheasant (Miramichi – Douglastown) – Dec. 20 (Jeannine G.)

9. Ruffed Grouse (Miramichi – Chatham to Loggieville) – Dec. 2 (Julia & Paul)

10. Spruce Grouse (Redmondville) – Dec. 13 (Jim)

11. Great Blue Heron (Miramichi – Rte. 8 at McKinnon Rd.) – Dec. 6 (Pam & Phil)

12. Bald Eagle (Miramichi – Nordin) – Dec. 1 (Tim)

13. Sharp-shinned Hawk (Miramichi – Douglasfield) – Dec. 1 (Mike H.)

14. Red-tailed Hawk (Miramichi – Newcastle) – Dec. 14 (Pam, Phil & Sonya)

15. Ring-billed Gull (Miramichi – Ritchie Wharf) – Dec. 1 (Peter)

16. Herring Gull (Burnt Church) – Dec. 1 (Dave)

17. Iceland Gull (Miramichi – Newcastle sewage lagoons) – Dec. 3 (Pam)

18. Great Black-backed Gull (Miramichi – river at Strawberry Marsh) – Dec. 4 (Pam)

19. Black Guillemot (Neguac – Lower Neguac Wharf) – Dec. 16 (Aldo D.)

20. Rock Pigeon (New Jersey, Miramichi – Nelson and Newcastle) – Dec. 1 (Dave, Walter, Peter)

21. Mourning Dove (New Jersey, Miramichi – Newcastle and Douglastown) – Dec. 1 (Dave, Peter, Jim)

22. Snowy Owl (Miramichi – Searle Road, Pointe au Carr) – Dec 6 & 7 ( Mike MacLellan, Pam & Phil)

23. Northern Saw-whet Owl (St. Margarets) Dec. 22 (Jim)

24. Belted Kingfisher (Hay Island) Dec. 23 (Aldo D.)

25. Downy Woodpecker (New Jersey) – Dec. 1 (Dave)

26. Hairy Woodpecker (New Jersey, Miramichi – Douglastown) – Dec. 1 (Dave, Jim)

27. Pileated Woodpecker (Exmoor) – Dec. 1 (Kevin H.)

28. Gray Jay (Exmoor) – Dec. 1 (Kevin H.)

29. Blue Jay (New Jersey, Miramichi – Newcastle and Douglastown) – Dec. 1 (Dave, Peter, Jim)

30. American Crow (New Jersey, Miramichi – Nelson and French Fort Cove) – Dec. (Dave, Walter, Peter)

31. Common Raven (Miramichi – Weldfield Road) – Dec. 1 (Jim)

32. Black-capped Chickadee (New Jersey, Miramichi – Nelson, Newcastle and Douglastown) – Dec. 1 (Dave, Walter, Peter, Jim)

33. Red-breasted Nuthatch (New Jersey) – Dec. 1 (Dave)

34. White-breasted Nuthatch (Miramichi – Nordin) – Dec 20 (David Woulds)

35. Brown Creeper (Curventon) – Dec. 16 (Lynn)

36. Golden-crowned Kinglet (Miramichi – Millbank Trail) – Dec. 6 (Pam & Phil)

37. American Robin (Miramichi – Newcastle) – Dec. 2 (Peter)

38. European Starling (New Jersey, Miramichi – Douglastown) – Dec. 1 (Dave, Jim)

39. Bohemian Waxwing (Hay Island) – Dec. 2 (Aldo D.)

40. Snow Bunting (Rte. 8 – West of Miramichi) – Dec. 8 (Mike H.)

41. Pine Warbler (Miramichi) – Dec. 6 (Mike H.)

42. American Tree Sparrow (Miramichi – Nelson) – Dec 20 (Walter, Pam & Phil)

43. Dark-eyed Junco (Miramichi – Nelson) – Dec. 1 (Walter)

44. Northern Cardinal (male at Miramichi – Nelson) – Dec. 1 (Walter)

45. Red-winged Blackbird (New Jersey) – Dec. 8 (Dave)

46. Common Grackle (New Jersey) – Dec. 15 (Dave)

47. Pine Grosbeak (Cassilis) – Dec.14 (Jim & Dave)

48. Purple Finch (Miramichi – Newcastle) – Dec 4 (Peter)

49. Common Redpoll (O’Donnell Road, Miramichi – Douglastown) – Dec. 1 & 2 (Jim, Pam & Phil)

50. Pine Siskin (Miramichi – Newcastle) – Dec. 22 (Peter)

51. American Goldfinch (Miramichi – Nelson and Douglastown) – Dec. 1 (Walter, Jim)

52. Evening Grosbeak ( 4 at New Jersey, Miramichi – Douglastown) – Dec. 1 (Dave, Jim)

We picked up 6 new species since update #4: Ring-necked Pheasant, White-breasted Nuthatch, and American Tree Sparrow on the Miramichi CBC, Dec. 20, and Northern Saw-whet Owl, Pine Siskin, and Belted Kingfisher on Dec. 22 and 23. Our twenty-seven-day total now stands at 52 species or about 84% of our goal of 62 species in order to break the old record of 61.

Some possible species that are still missing from this year’s list are Glaucous Gull, Northern Shrike, Barred Owl, Great Horned Owl, Horned Lark, Lapland Longspur, Boreal Chickadee, Northern Goshawk, Merlin, Canada Goose, Northern Pintail, Song Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Red Crossbill, and White-winged Crossbill. Reports of any of these would be very welcome as would more unusual ones not mentioned.

Keep up the good work everyone!

Dave


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