Posted by: PMGDD | February 21, 2015

Northumberland County Winter Bird List Update

From: David McLeod [mailto:mcleodda] Sent: February-21-15 3:27 AM Subject: Northumberland County Winter Bird List Update Hi Everyone: The number of species now stands at 67, an increase of 6 species over the past record of 61 from 2011-12. Since the last update, we added Cedar Waxwing (#66) and Merlin (#67). Refer to attached list for details, but note that the species have been placed in taxonomic order in the list and so these numbers will not be the same as in the list. I’ve also attached one photo: the Cedar Waxwing with a flock of Bohemian Waxwings taken by Peter. We still have seven days 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 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, so it would be worth looking for some darker looking birds within a flock of buntings. Hopefully, as we are already establishing a new record this year, we can get 3 more species to reach the 70 mark. Let’s give it a good try!! Thanks to all for the reports. Dave

2014_15 Winter Bird List for Northumberland Co., Feb 21, 2015.docx

2014_15 Winter Bird List for Northumberland County (Feb 21) (pdf)

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