2006 CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT, CHARLESTON, WV

Handlan Chapter - Brooks Bird Club

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2006 CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT, CHARLESTON, WV

Handlan Chapter - Brooks Bird Club

The count area consists of all points within a 15 mile diameter circle centered at La-Z-Boy Showroom site located at 38 22'N, 81 43'W. The circle extends from Kanawha City west to St. Albans, and from Kanawha State Forest north to Rocky Fork and Wallace Heights. The area is about 40% residential, 35% deciduous woods, 17% farm and grassland, and 17% streams and ponds. The count took place Saturday, December 16, 2006. Skies were mostly clear. Temperature was 29-61 F, south wind 0-6 mph, open water, no snow, wild food crop good. There were nineteen observers in ten parties, and two feeder counts.

 

                       

Record Counts

  Party Number (see other side)  

Since 1944

Species

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Feeder

Total Count Year


Pied-billed Grebe

2

4

   

4

3

         

13

13

2006

Great Blue Heron

2

2

2

 

1

2

 

2

 

1

 

12

25

1988

Mute Swan    

3

               

3

3

2006

Canada Goose

2

69

240

 

6

76

 

47

96

2

 

538

1498

2002

Mallard

12

28

9

 

7

168

 

49

25

15

 

313

886

1989

Gadwall

16

       

2

         

18

52

2000

Hooded Merganser

14

21

2

               

37

37

2006

Turkey Vulture  

1

 

1

1

11

 

14

 

220

1

249

249

2006

Black Vulture      

1

         

5

 

6

6

2006

Sharp-shinned Hawk      

1

             

1

5

1996

Cooper's Hawk  

1

 

1

 

1

         

3

4

1997

Red-shouldered Hawk          

5

 

3

     

8

12

1981

Red-tailed Hawk

3

1

4

 

2

1

 

3

1

2

 

17

17

2006

American Kestrel  

1

 

1

 

3

 

2

     

7

42

1982

Peregrine Falcon                  

1

 

1

1

2006

Wild Turkey            

30

       

30

30

2006

American Coot    

4

   

8

         

12

132

2001

Killdeer

16

4

1

   

7

         

28

133

1975

Herring Gull          

2

         

2

3

1984

Rock Dove  

93

80

6

211

179

 

142

 

50

 

761

941

1997

Mourning Dove

14

68

5

 

8

21

15

4

4

9

7

155

554

1982

Eastern Screech Owl                  

1

 

1

4

1994

Barred Owl                  

1

 

1

4

1955

Belted Kingfisher  

1

1

 

1

2

   

1

1

 

7

18

1984

Red-headed Woodpecker      

1

         

1

 

2

28

1970

Red-bellied Woodpecker

5

3

1

5

4

4

 

2

2

8

1

35

52

2005

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker          

1

   

2

2

 

5

18

1986

Downy Woodpecker

4

5

5

11

7

13

3

9

4

11

3

75

147

1963

Hairy Woodpecker

2

   

1

 

3

     

1

1

8

36

1971

Northern Flicker  

5

2

2

 

7

1

 

1

4

 

22

108

1981

Pileated Woodpecker  

2

2

2

2

3

   

4

7

1

23

33

1970

Eastern Phoebe            

1

       

1

7

1981

Blue Jay

10

16

12

20

60

21

2

42

9

6

4

202

513

1981

American Crow

13

47

6

11500

 

20

4

7

6

20

 

11623

11834

2005

Carolina Chickadee

17

38

15

15

25

30

3

24

20

58

6

251

594

1981

Tufted Titmouse

16

14

11

14

13

15

5

26

18

64

6

202

446

1979

                       

Record Counts

  Party Number (see below)  

Since 1944

Species

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Feeder

Total Count Year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

White-breasted Nuthatch

6

10

3

9

18

11

4

2

6

20

3

92

165

1968

Brown Creeper                  

3

 

3

25

1963

Carolina Wren

3

8

11

18

8

15

1

14

10

15

3

106

183

1976

House Wren                

1

   

1

4

1970

Winter Wren                

1

8

 

9

15

1947

Golden-crowned Kinglet  

7

     

1

     

9

 

17

70

1976

Eastern Bluebird

1

9

2

16

2

13

6

 

1

22

 

72

140

1981

Hermit Thrush      

2

             

2

27

1947

American Robin

6

90

4

24

92

4

 

46

6

32

 

304

1191

1965

Northern Mockingbird

2

3

5

10

2

9

 

5

1

7

1

45

89

1971

Cedar Waxwing        

2

           

2

191

2000

European Starling

28

149

21

12

50

96

 

90

 

4

 

450

26703

1968

Yellow-rumped Warbler  

3

2

6

13

14

 

4

 

2

 

44

82

2003

Northern Cardinal

17

19

7

13

13

15

2

2

12

18

12

130

745

1969

Rufous-sided Towhee

9

4

6

8

4

6

     

1

1

39

383

1971

Chipping Sparrow      

8

             

8

39

2005

Field Sparrow  

2

 

2

 

1

     

1

 

6

375

1947

Song Sparrow

8

19

9

7

6

15

 

24

16

11

 

115

505

1949

Swamp Sparrow          

1

         

1

25

1949

White-throated Sparrow

12

2

6

28

16

14

 

13

 

29

4

124

865

1971

Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)  

24

14

60

8

1

12

8

18

22

3

170

886

1965

House Finch

12

10

 

26

16

14

 

4

 

6

3

91

302

1983

American Goldfinch  

8

2

12

1

21

5

8

20

23

3

103

324

1949

House Sparrow  

5

   

6

30

 

1

 

8

1

51

559

1953

                       
Totals: Species

27

38

32

33

31

44

15

28

25

42

19

60

Individuals

252

796

497

11843

609

889

94

597

285

731

64

16657

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observers in parties numbered above

  Party

Area Covered

Hours

Miles

On Foot

Miles

By Car

Miles By Bicycle

#1

Charles Wirts Dow Tech Center, Sherwood Forest

4.5

3

2

 

#2

Cindy Ellis Berry Hills, Davis Creek, Cross Lanes

8.5

3

25

 

#3

Don & Marilyn Morton, Beverly Wright*, Bill & Maureen Crockett* Dunbar area, Kanawha River

(Charleston to St. Albans)

7.5

1

30

 

#4

Russ Young, Connie Bergmark*

Bill Hall

Spring Hill Cemetery,

Kanawha River crow roost

7.75

4

2

 

#5

Doren Burrell Charleston

7.5

4.5

20

 

#6

Kim Kazmierski, Maggi Perl,

Pam Sturm

Lower Falls, Riverlake, Riverbend,

St. Albans

8.25

2

46

 

#7

Connie Bergmark Middleridge

5

2

   

#8

Ed Smith Kanawha River

6.5

.5

 

16

#9

Hullet Good Coonskin

4

2

6

 

#10

Jim Waggy, Jerry Westfall,

Alice Knight

Kanawha State Forest, Downtown

Charleston, upper Coonskin

10.5

7

31

 

* part time

At feeders: Pat Holbrook - .75 hours, Joan Stevens - .75 hours

Total: 70 hours, 29 miles on foot, 162 miles by car, 16 miles by bicycle, .5 hours owling, 1.5 hours at feeders.

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