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Gravenhurst-Bracebridge (ONGB) Christmas Bird Count Results


38th Gravenhurst-Bracebridge (ONGB) Christmas Bird Count Results
Held Sunday December 17, 2017
Observers 17
Temperature -23 to -11C Wind calm
Only fast moving water open
AM sunny PM cloudy
Snow depth 25 to 40 cm
Total species 34 (24 in Gravenhurst 31 in Bracebridge)(previous 10 years average 36.6)
Total individuals 1848 (924 in Gravenhurst 924 in Bracebridge)(previous 10 years average 2409) Note: The numbers seen in each town were double checked because of the strange coincidence.
New species found: None
New count highs: Bald Eagle 24 (20 at Gravenhurst composting site on Beiers Rd)
New Count Lows: House Sparrow 0 (Now very hard to find here especially on cold days)
Unusual species: Great Black-backed Gull (Bracebridge Landfill), American Robin (Golden Beach Rd), Red Crossbill (Santas Village Rd and Doe Lk Rd), White-winged Crossbill (Doe Lk Rd)

SPECIES
MALLARD 11
COMMON MERGANSER 3
RED-TAILED HAWK 1
BALD EAGLE 24
RUFFED GROUSE 3
WILD TURKEY 35
RING-BILLED GULL 1
HERRING GULL 26
GLAUCOUS GULL 2
GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL 1
ROCK PIGEON 160
MOURNING DOVE 43
DOWNY WOODPECKER 30
HAIRY WOODPECKER 37
PILEATED WOODPECKER 5
BLUE JAY 203
AMERICAN CROW 50
COMMON RAVEN 89
BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEE 393
RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH 43
WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH 36
BROWN CREEPER 1
GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET 3
AMERICAN ROBIN 1
EUROPEAN STARLING 174
NORTHERN CARDINAL 16
AMERICAN TREE SPARROW 15
DARK-EYED JUNCO 144
SNOW BUNTING 12
PURPLE FINCH 5
RED CROSSBILL 4
WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL 3
PINE SISKIN 5
AMERICAN GOLDFINCH 269

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