2007 CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT, CHARLESTON, WV

Handlan Chapter - Brooks Bird Club

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Cedar Waxwings (By Alice Knight)

2007 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 15, 2007. Skies were mostly clowdy. Temperature was 31-47 F, south wind 0-14 mph, open water, no snow, wild food crop good. There were 24 observers in 11 parties.   

                                                                                                                                                  Party Number                                                                          Record Counts Since 1944

Species                1            2            3            4            5        6          7        8        9            10           11         Total          Count        Year

Pied-billed Grebe                3        1                 4 13  2006
Great Blue Heron 4 2 1 1 1 2 11 25 1988
Canada Goose 135 37 93 40 28 34 26 100 493 1498 2002
Mallard 19 29 36 48 32 15 2 30 211 886 1989
American Black Duck 1 2 3 42 1985
Green-winged Teal 1 1 11 1997
Surf Scoter 2 2 2 2007
Double-crested Cormorant 1 1 2 3 1992
Wood Duck 1 1 5 1997
Gadwall 3 3 52 2000
Hooded Merganser 25 25 37 2006
Turkey Vulture 6 1 2 6 4 240 259 259 2007
Black Vulture 6 6 6 2007
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 1 2 5 1996
Cooper's Hawk 3 3 4 1997
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 2 4 12 1981
Red-tailed Hawk 2 1 3 6 17 2006
American Kestrel 1 2 1 4 42 1982
Peregrine Falcon 1 1 1 2007
Ring-billed Gull 17 40 57 57 2007
American Coot 11 1 12 132 2001
Killdeer 1 1 3 2 7 133 1975
Rock Dove 120 78 2 262 62 240 21 150 7 942 942 2007
Mourning Dove 8 1 38 6 3 15 2 7 10 90 554 1982
Barred Owl 1 1 4 1955
Belted Kingfisher 3 1 1 2 7 18 1984
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2 4 4 7 2 2 1 12 6 40 52 2005
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1 1 4 2 1 9 18 1986
Downy Woodpecker 3 3 9 1 1 2 2 8 1 30 147 1963
Hairy Woodpecker 1 2 1 2 6 36 1971
Northern Flicker 1 5 3 3 3 2 17 108 1981
Pileated Woodpecker 1 1 8 3 10 2 25 33 1970
Eastern Phoebe 1 1 2 7 1981
Blue Jay 8 6 7 9 6 3 16 10 2 5 72 513 1981
American Crow 20 2 12000 59 4 10 16 33 135 12279 12279 2007
Carolina Chickadee 7 3 15 28 8 11 25 6 2 105 594 1981
Tufted Titmouse 2 1 5 12 13 5 9 6 11 18 82 446 1979
Red-breasted Nuthatch 3 2 1 1 7 46 1976
White-breasted Nuthatch 1 4 11 6 2 4 16 6 50 165 1968
Brown Creeper 1 1 5 7 25 1963
Carolina Wren 7 5 6 20 4 2 7 2 7 3 64 183 1976
Winter Wren 2 2 16 1947
Golden-crowned Kinglet 4 1 3 14 22 70 1976
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1 1 2 29 1966
Eastern Bluebird 12 9 6 3 1 6 37 140 1981
Hermit Thrush 1 1 27 1947
American Robin 2 7 35 2 21 34 7 1 21 28 158 1191 1965
Northern Mockingbird 2 4 5 4 4 2 1 5 27 89 1971
European Starling 27 12 25 241 87 375 53 20 325 1265 26703 1968
Cedar Waxwing 15 8 3 26 191 2000
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2 17 1 2 22 82 2003
Eastern Towhee 5 1 2 8 383 1971
Chipping Sparrow 3 3 39 2005
Field Sparrow 3 3 375 1947
Fox  Sparrow 1 1 21 1948
Song Sparrow 10 2 20 3 22 6 4 13 8 88 505 1949
Swamp Sparrow 1 1 2 25 1949
White-throated Sparrow 2 5 11 1 12 1 2 34 865 1971
Dark-eyed Junco 2 1 45 10 24 2 3 7 8 102 886 1965
Northern Cardinal 3 4 8 17 13 11 4 5 10 11 86 745 1969
Red-winged Blackbird 2 2 875 2000
House Finch 5 3 3 8 1 9 4 2 35 302 1983
Pine Siskin 1 1 177 1989
American Goldfinch 8 2 5 17 10 42 324 1949
House Sparrow 10 2 3 15 559 1953
Totals: Species 19 21 30 46 41 27 15 27 42 21 8 65
Individuals 364 218 12212 960 440 820 186 132 716 489 198 16936

 

                                    Observers in parties numbered above

  Party

Area Covered

Hours

Miles

On Foot

Miles

By Car

#1

Don & Marilyn Morton, Beverly Wright Dunbar Area, Kanawha River (Charleston to St. Albans)

4

1

30

#2

Don & Marilyn Morton, Beverly Wright, Bill & Maureen Crockett Kanawha River (Charleston)

3

.5

16

#3

Russ Young, Bill Hall, Susan Bryant Spring Hill Cemetery, Kanawha River crow roost

6.25

3

3

#4

Kim Kazmierski, Maggi Perl Lower Falls, Riverlake, Riverbend, St. Albans

8.75

2.5

43.5

#5

Cindy Ellis, Connie Bergmark,

Jackie & Ashley Hudnall

Cross Lanes, Middle Ridge, Berry Hills

8

2

48

#6

Doren Burrell Charleston

5.75

5

20

#7

Don & Martha Shearer St. Albans

3.5

1.5

3

#8

Hullet Good, Donny Good Coonskin

3

2.75

.25

#9

Jim Waggy, Jerry Westfall, Alice Knight Kanawha State Forest, Charleston Carriage Trail

9.5

6

15

#10

Chuck Wirts, Jim Triplett Sherwood Forest, Little Creek Park

.75

1

5

#11

Chuck Wirts, Jim Triplett Tech Center

.75

 

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                                        Total: 53.25 hours, 25.25 miles on foot, 184.75 miles by car, 0.5 hours owling

                    Compiler: Marilyn Morton

                                        2720 Lakeview Dr.

                                        St. Albans, WV 25177 (304 727 5077)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

  • Compiler: Marilyn Morton
  • 2720 Lakeview Drive

    St. Albans, WV 25177 (304-727 5077)