Posted by: PMGDD | February 5, 2015

Northumberland County Winter Bird List

From: David McLeod []
Sent: February-05-15 3:33 AM
Subject: Northumberland County Winter Bird List

Hi Everyone:

Hurrah!! We have broken the 2011-12 winter bird list record of 61. The number now stands at 65.

Since the last update, we added White-winged Crossbill (#61), Barred Owl (#62), Northern Shrike (#63), Hoary Redpoll (#64), and Northern Goshawk (#65). Refer to attached list for details, but note that the species have been placed in taxonomic order in the list and so the above numbers will not be the same as in the list. I’ve also attached two photos: one of the Barred Owl taken by Paul Connell and the other of the Northern Shrike capturing a Pine Siskin by Isaie Comeau.

We still have over three weeks yet to add to the list. Several species that have not been reported this year but were on last year’s list are still good possibilities. They include Merlin, Great Horned Owl, Boreal Chickadee, and Red Crossbill. Others, like Song Sparrow and White-throated Sparrow, could be hanging around feeders somewhere. Horned Larks and Lapland Longspurs could be in flocks of Snow Buntings, or a Cedar Waxwing could be found in a flock of Bohemian Waxwings, so it would be worth a closer look in such cases.

Thanks to all for the reports.


2014_15 Winter Bird List for Northumberland Co,. Feb 5, 2015.docx

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