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39th Gravenhurst-Bracebridge (ONGB) Christmas Bird Count Results


39th Gravenhurst-Bracebridge (ONGB) Christmas Bird Count Results
Held Sunday December 16, 2018
Observers 20
Temperature -4 to +1 C Wind light
Moving water and large lakes open
AM sunny PM partly cloudy
Snow depth 10 to 15 cm hard crust
Results
Total Individuals Gravenhurst 1000
Total Individuals Bracebridge 1373
Total Count Individuals 2373 (10 yr average 2377)
Total Species Gravenhurst 32
Total Species Bracebridge 37
Total Count Species 44 Tied for the count record high (10yr average 37.9)
New species found: Turkey Vulture (Flyover near Gravenhurst in count week)
Highs counts: Evening Grosbeak 162 highest since 1995, Northern Cardinal 22 record high, Barred Owl 4 tied previous record, Iceland Gull 3 record high
Unusual species: Common Loon (Lk Muskoka), Great Black-backed Gull, Iceland Gull, Glaucus Gull (Bracebridge Landfill), Hooded Merganser (Muskoka River at Black Bridge), Boreal Chickadee (Killdeer Cres Bracebridge), White-winged Crossbill (Chickadee Trail Henry Marsh to Bracebridge Ponds), Red-bellied Woodpecker (Gravenhurst count week)

COMMON LOON 1
CANADA GOOSE 1
AMERICAN BLACK DUCK 1
MALLARD 24
COMMON GOLDENEYE 12
HOODED MERGANSER 3
COMMON MERGANSER 5
TURKEY VULTURE CW
RED-TAILED HAWK 2
BALD EAGLE 7
RUFFED GROUSE 1
WILD TURKEY 92
RING-BILLED GULL 5
HERRING GULL 177
ICELAND GULL 3
GLAUCOUS GULL 3
GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL 2
ROCK PIGEON 131
MOURNING DOVE 49
BARRED OWL 4
RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER CW
DOWNY WOODPECKER 24
HAIRY WOODPECKER 38
PILEATED WOODPECKER 14
BLUE JAY 224
AMERICAN CROW 12
COMMON RAVEN 56
BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEE 487
BOREAL CHICKADEE 1
RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH 35
WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH 79
BROWN CREEPER 4
BOHEMIAN WAXWING 27
EUROPEAN STARLING 424
NORTHERN CARDINAL 22
AMERICAN TREE SPARROW 4
WHITE-THROATED SPARROW 1
DARK-EYED JUNCO 27
SNOW BUNTING 48
PINE GROSBEAK 21
WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL 7
COMMON REDPOLL 73
PINE SISKIN 1
AMERICAN GOLDFINCH 55
EVENING GROSBEAK 162
HOUSE SPARROW 4


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