[CT Birds] GBBC update Sunday
PCOMINS at audubon.org
Sun Feb 16 09:24:34 EST 2014
We currently stand at 126 species, down quite a bit from 2012's total of 151 species (I can't seem to get 2013's total). Here are some of the highlights so far (note, I'm having a bit of a hard time with the new system, so there may be additional reports of the below species that I can't see through the output tools):
Eurasian Wigeon from Branford.
Northern Shoveler from the Quinebog Fish Hatchery
Northern Pintail, a few reports
Canvasback on South Cove
Redheads from West Haven and Greenwich.
9 Common Eiders at Harkness
15 Black Scoters at Harkness
Ring-necked Pheasant from Willow Brook, Hartford County
Pied-billed Grebe, scattered reports
Great Cormorant, scattered reports
15 Black Vultures in Manchester
Rough-legged Hawks, Southbury and Wallingford
Black-bellied Plovers, Hammo
15 Purple Sandpipers, Harkness
Iceland Gulls, Silver Sands and Manchester
Lesser Black-backed Gull, Westport, Greenwich
Glaucous Gulls, Manchester and Windsor
Snowy Owl, Silver Sands
Red-headed Woodpecker, New Haven
American Kestrel, Wallingford
Merlin, scattered reports
Brown Thrasher, Bridgeport
American Pipits, Harkness
House Wren, Fairfield County yard.
Lapland Longspurs, scattered reports
Common Yellowthroat, Deep river
Chipping Sparrows, scattered reports
Fox Sparrow, scattered reports
Rusty Blackbird, scattered reports
Baltimore Oriole, New Haven County
There are also some reports of Pine Siskin and Common Redpoll that we have to track down and get details for, as neither species is in abundance this year.
Some species that are missing:
Greater White-fronted Goose,? Snow Goose, Barnacle Goose, Cackling Goose, Tundra Swan, Blue-winged Teal, Tufted Duck (one can hope), King Eider, Harlequin Duck, Barrow's Goldeneye, Ruffed Grouse, Red-necked Grebe, Eared Grebe, Northern Gannet, D-c Cormorant, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Osprey, Northern Goshawk, Golden Eagle, Gyrfalcon (again one can hope), Clapper Rail, Killdeer, Bonaparte's Gull, Black-headed Gull, Ross' Gull, Mew Gull, Slaty-backed Gull, Thayer's Gull, Any alcids, Barn Owl, Short-eared Owl, Northern Saw-whet Owl, Long-eared Owl, Eastern Phoebe, Northern Shrike, Marsh Wren, Gray Catbird, Orange-crowned Warbler, Pine Warbler, rare sparrows, Eastern Meadowlark, and Evening Grosbeak.
Still some birds to find!
Patrick M. Comins
Director of Bird Conservation
185 East Flat Hill Road
Southbury, CT 06488
Phone: (203)264-5098 x308
pcomins at audubon.org
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