Search this Site

Memberships and Donations

Canada Helps

Click on the logo above to be taken to our Canada Helps page, where you can buy or renew a membership, or make a donation to Willow Beach Field Naturalists. Thank you for your support!

Important Links

 

NLT Logo revised Feb 2015

 

 

ricelakeplains

 

 

 

 

logo

On December 17, 40 observers participated in the 41st Port Hope-Cobourg Christmas Bird Count. Mild weather prior to count day kept most small bodies of water open. Count day was cold with a low of -8º and a high of -4º C. Partly cloudy skies and light north-west winds made for pleasant birding. However, lack of snow cover made birds hard to find.

American Coot

2 American Coots were seen this year on the Port Hope-Cobourg Christmas Bird Count 2011.
Photo© Bruce Parker.

In total, we tallied 18,386 birds of 77 species on count day, with an addition 8 species seen during count week. Highlights included: Common Loon - 1; Double-crested Cormorant- 1CW; Snow Goose-1; Wood Duck-1; Gadwall-6; American Wigeon-1; Northern Pintail-1; Green-winged Teal-1; Black Scoter-1; Ruddy Duck-1, Bald Eagle—1; Northern Goshawk-1; Peregrine Falcon-1CW; American Coot-2; Killdeer-1CW; Purple Sandpiper-1; Snowy Owl-1; Carolina Wren-1CW; Hermit Thrush-2; Northern Mockingbird-1; Chipping Sparrow-1; White-crowned Sparrow-1.

Record high counts were tallied on 4 species: American Crow-2,077; European Starling-2,945; American Goldfinch-999; Northern Flicker-9.

Seven species were found in very low numbers: House Sparrow-193; House Finch-48; Snow Bunting-7; Horned Lark-2; Pileated Woodpecker-3, Northern Harrier-1; Common Goldeneye-157.

...... Roger Frost

TO READ THE FINAL TOTALS FOR THE PORT HOPE - COBOURG CBC CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW.

PDF IconChristmas Bird Count 2011