2010 CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT, CHARLESTON, WV

Handlan Chapter - Brooks Bird Club

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Fox Sparrow (By Roger Mayhorn)

                                                                                                          

2010 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 18, 2010. Skies were overcast, temperature was 25-30 F, northwest wind 0-8 mph, still water frozen, moving water mostly open, 4-5" snow, and wild food crop good. There were seventeen observers in ten parties, and two feeder counts.

Record Counts

Party Number (see below) Feeder

Since 1944

Species

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Counts

Total

Count

Year

Canada Goose  

86

   

2

24

6

62

95

   

275

1498

2002

Wood Duck        

2

   

1

     

3

5

1997

Gadwall  

6

   

2

   

1

     

9

52

2000

American Wigeon        

2

           

2

16

2001

American Black Duck        

7

   

2

     

9

42

1985

Mallard  

50

   

154

74

3

27

2

11

 

321

886

1989

Northern Pintail        

1

           

1

5

2004

Redhead Duck              

3

     

3

3

2010

Ring-necked Duck  

1

         

3

     

4

9

1994

Lesser Scaup              

4

     

4

7

1945

Bufflehead              

4

     

4

4

2010

Hooded Merganser        

1

26

 

7

     

34

37

2006

Red-breasted Merganser  

1

         

4

     

5

5

2010

Ruddy Duck              

2

     

2

3

1998

Pied-billed Grebe          

7

 

10

     

17

24

2008

Horned Grebe  

5

         

4

     

9

9

2010

Double-crested Cormorant        

3

11

         

14

14

2010

Great Blue Heron

1

     

2

1

 

1

     

5

25

1988

Black Vulture            

10

       

10

10

2010

Turkey Vulture  

1

1

 

3

8

103

7

 

5

 

128

259

2007

Sharp-shinned Hawk            

1

   

1

 

2

5

1996

Cooper's Hawk          

1

   

1

   

2

4

1997

Red-shouldered Hawk  

1

2

 

4

1

 

1

     

9

12

1981

Red-tailed Hawk

2

1

1

 

4

2

         

10

17

2006

American Kestrel              

1

     

1

42

1982

Perigrine Falcon              

2

     

2

2

2010

American Coot  

6

     

10

1

15

     

32

132

2001

Killdeer        

1

           

1

133

1975

Ring-billed Gull        

30

13

 

56

     

99

99

2010

Herring Gull          

1

         

1

3

1984

Rock Pigeon  

25

3

51

73

82

27

84

     

345

942

2007

Mourning Dove  

8

6

4

4

51

23

25

 

12

5

138

554

1982

Belted Kingfisher          

2

         

2

18

1984

Red-bellied Woodpecker  

2

5

1

3

 

7

 

1

1

1

21

60

2008

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker        

2

2

7

 

1

   

12

18

1986

Downy Woodpecker

4

4

4

 

4

3

10

5

1

2

2

39

147

1963

Hairy Woodpecker    

2

1

   

1

1

   

2

7

36

1971

Northern Flicker

1

3

2

 

4

 

3

2

     

15

108

1981

Pileated Woodpecker

1

     

3

 

5

1

3

1

2

16

33

1970

Eastern Phoebe  

1

     

1

         

2

7

1981

Blue Jay

14

5

7

 

11

23

7

22

7

2

3

101

513

1981

American Crow

7

21

15

7

63

355

60

34

17

7

6

592

12279

2007

Carolina Chickadee

3

6

27

1

14

12

20

14

6

3

5

111

594

1981

Tufted Titmouse

4

9

14

2

5

10

13

11

12

5

6

91

446

1979

Red-breasted Nuthatch        

3

           

3

46

1976

White-breasted Nuthatch

3

1

5

 

1

9

13

2

 

3

2

39

165

1968

Brown Creeper        

1

 

2

       

3

25

1963

Record Counts

Party Number (see below) Feeder Since 1944

Species

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Count

Total Count

Year

Carolina Wren

3

2

6

1

7

11

9

9

 

2

2

52

183

1976

House Wren              

1

     

1

4

1970

Winter Wren            

2

       

2

15

1947

Golden-crowned Kinglet        

8

1

15

3

2

   

29

70

1976

Ruby-crowned Kinglet  

2

     

1

         

3

29

1966

Eastern Bluebird

2

3

5

 

1

3

1

8

     

23

140

1981

Hermit Thrush            

3

       

3

27

1947

American Robin

10

4

10

31

158

66

6

33

 

3

6

327

7775

2008

Northern Mockingbird

1

3

2

 

4

5

1

9

2

 

1

28

89

1971

European Starling

7

 

19

 

284

455

2

69

     

836

26703

1968

Cedar Waxwing

5

     

5

           

10

191

2000

Yellow-rumped Warbler    

6

 

2

7

4

5

     

24

82

2003

Rufous-sided Towhee

5

1

4

1

8

3

9

1

1

6

9

48

383

1971

Field Sparrow

2

                   

2

375

1947

Fox Sparrow  

3

2

               

5

21

1948

Song Sparrow

26

4

5

 

12

13

7

12

2

 

2

83

505

1949

Swamp Sparrow        

1

           

1

25

1949

White-throated Sparrow

13

3

5

 

6

19

14

7

3

1

6

77

865

1971

White-crowned Sparrow          

1

         

1

99

1950

Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)

11

 

2

 

21

4

41

8

15

25

6

133

886

1965

Northern Cardinal

7

10

16

2

18

14

10

25

6

4

6

118

745

1969

Red-winged Blackbird    

4

 

14

11

   

2

   

31

875

2000

Rusty Blackbird    

6

               

6

54

1997

Common Grackle

1

146

2

 

12

593

         

754

6327

1992

House Finch    

5

3

 

13

2

5

 

1

 

29

302

1983

Pine Siskin    

6

       

2

   

4

12

177

1989

American Goldfinch

16

 

6

4

1

3

5

10

2

30

 

77

324

1949

House Sparrow          

36

8

6

     

50

559

1953

                       
Totals: Species

24

32

32

13

46

43

37

49

20

20

19

75

Individuals

149

424

205

109

971

1988

461

631

181

125

76

5320

 

 

Observers in parties numbered above

Party Number Party

Area Covered

Hours On Foot

Miles On Foot

Miles By Car

 

Miles By Car

#1

Bev Wright, Don & Marilyn Morton Dow Tech. Pk, Ward Hollow Wildlife

1

1.5

30

1

#2

Don & Marilyn Morton,

Bev Wright, Richard Folden

Dunbar area, Kanawha River (Charleston to St. Albans)

1

1.5

27

4

#3

Chuck Wirts, Jim Triplett Sherwood Forest, Little Creek Park

2

2

3

2

#4

Joan Stevens Carriage Trail Area

2.75

1

   

#5

Cindy Ellis So. Chas, Cross Lanes, Berry Hills

2.5

3

25

7.25

#6

Maggi Perl, Tom Fox Lower Falls, Riverlake, Riverbend, St. Albans

1.5

1

57.5

7.5

#7

Jim Waggy, Kevin Cade, Bill Hall Kan. St. Forest, Spring Hill Cem., Kan. City

10.5

5

30

1

#8

Doren Burrell, Bill Mills Charleston, Kanawha River, Mink Shoals

1.5

1.5

53

7.5

#9

Hullet Good Coonskin Park

2.5

1

4

0.5

#10

Connie Bergmark Davis Creek, Middle Ridge

0.5

1

4

0.5

At feeders: Willis & Betsy Trammell-5 hours, Eleanor Spohr 4 hours.

Total: 57 hours, 18.5 miles on foot, 211 miles by car, 0.5 hours owling, 9 hours at feeders.

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