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Friday, December 23, 2016

Aloquette Christmas Bird Count

Dec 17 2016 Alouette Christmas Bird Count
(South of the Fraser River Portion)
Tynehead Regional Park/ Barnston Island /Big Bend Regional Park and surrounding area.

A  hungry coyote hunts in the snow at Tynehead Park. Nikon P900 at 2000mm


At the feeder a dark-eyed Junco. P900 at 2000mm
The P900 with its 24mm-2000mm zom was of great use on the bird count. A long distant shot of a Cooper's hawk allowed us to ID a bird at leisure and to take shots like the one above at makeshift feeders around the park.


Fox Sparrow P900,
I overexposed this shot in the snow so as to bring out the details. Note the intricate chevrons on the bird's breast.
Purple finch P900 at 2000mm

Wim and Carlo look for signs of life at Tynehead Park.


More about Barnston Island

Below is a count of the birds south of the Fraser River that included Surrey's Tynehead Park, Big Bend Regional Park, Barnston Island and surrounding area. It does not include the count on the Maple Ridge side of the river.


ALOUETTE CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT
Date: December 17th, 2016




Area 5

Sub-areas


Species
1/2/3/13
7
6
10a
10b
5/11
Total
SPECIES




Hwy
S. Bend


Geese, Swans, Ducks








Greater White-fronted Goose







0
Snow Goose







0
Brant







0
Cackling Goose
1
3





3
Canada Goose
1
589





589
Tundra Swan







0
Trumpeter Swan







0
Swan Species







0
Wood Duck
1

7




7
Gadwall







0
Eurasian Wigeon







0
American Wigeon
1

1




1
Mallard
1
26
7
4

5

42
Cinnamon Teal







0
Northern Shoveller







0
Northern Pintail







0
Green-winged Teal
1
161



7

168
Canvasback







0
Redhead







0
Ring-necked Duck
1

3




3
Greater Scaup
1
1





1
Lesser Scaup







0
Scaup Species
1




1

1
Harlequin Duck







0
Surf Scoter







0
White-winged Scoter







0
Black Scoter







0
Long-tailed Duck







0
Bufflehead







0
Common Goldeneye







0
Barrow's Goldeneye







0
Hooded Merganser







0
Common Merganser
1
29



4

33
Red-breasted Merganser
1




1

1
Merganser Species







0
Ruddy Duck







0
Duck Species







0
Ring-necked Pheasant
1
3





3
Ruffed Grouse







0
Loons and Grebes








Red-throated Loon







0
Pacific Loon







0
Common Loon







0
Yellow-billed Loon







0
Loon Species







0
Pied-bill Grebe
1
2





2
Horned Grebe







0
Red-necked Grebe







0
Eared Grebe







0
Western Grebe







0
Cormorants








Brandt's Cormorant







0
Double-crested Cormorant







0
Pelagic Cormorant







0
Cormorant Species







0
Herons








American Bittern







0
Great Blue Heron
1
4





4
Green Heron







0
Eagles and Hawks








Bald Eagle
1
9
1
5

2

17
Northern Harrier
1
2





2
Sharp-shinned Hawk







0
Cooper's Hawk
1


1



1
Northern Goshawk







0
Accipiter Species







0
Red-tailed Hawk
1
8
4
1

2

15
Rough-legged Hawk







0
Rails, Coot and Crane








Virginia Rail







0
American Coot







0
Sandhill Crane







0
Shorebirds








Black-bellied Plover







0
Killdeer







0
Greater Yellowlegs







0
Whimbrel







0
Long-billed Curlew







0
Marbled Godwit







0
Black Turnstone







0
Sanderling







0
Western Sandpiper







0
Dunlin







0
Long-billed Dowitcher







0
Wilson's Snipe







0
Shorebird Species







0
Gulls








Bonaparte's Gull







0
Mew Gull
1
34





34
Ring-billed Gull







0
Western Gull







0
California Gull







0
Herring Gull







0
Thayer's Gull







0
Glaucous-winged Gull
1
89

3



92
Glaucous Gull







0
Gull Species







0
Alcids








Common Murre







0
Pigeon Guillemot







0
Marbled Murrelet







0
Alcid Species







0
Pigeons and Doves








Rock Pigeon
1
23
1




24
Band-tailed Pigeon







0
Eurasian Collared-dove
1
1





1
Mourning Dove







0
Owls








Common Barn Owl







0
Western Screech-owl 







0
Great Horned Owl







0
Snowy Owl







0
Barred Owl







0
Long-eared Owl







0
Short-eared Owl







0
Northern Saw-whet Owl







0
Hummingbird/Kingfisher








Anna's Hummingbird
1

1




1
Belted Kingfisher







0
Woodpeckers








Red-breasted Sapsucker
1
2
1
1

1

5
Downy Woodpecker
1
4

5

6

15
Hairy Woodpecker
1


1

1

2
Northern Flicker
1
5

8

2

15
Pileated Woodpecker
1


1



1
Falcons








American Kestrel
1
1





1
Merlin
1

1




1
Gyrfalcon







0
Peregrine Falcon







0
Falcon Species







0
Shrikes and Vireos








Northern Shrike







0
Hutton's Vireo







0
Jays and Crows








Steller's Jay
1

2
1



3
Northwestern Crow
1
42
13
5

6

66
Common Raven
1
6

1

2

9
Chickadees and Allies








Black-capped Chickadee
1
27
15
23

12

77
Mountain Chickadee







0
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
1

5
5



10
Bushtit







0









Nuthatch/Creeper/Wrens








Red-breasted Nuthatch







0
Brown Creeper
1
2

3

3

8
Pacific Wren
1
2

9

4

15
Marsh Wren







0
Bewick's Wren
1
2

2

1

5
Kinglets and Thrushes








Golden-crowned Kinglet
1
4

15

10

29
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
1


1



1
Townsend's Solitaire







0
Hermit Thrush







0
American Robin
1

31
35

7

73
Varied Thrush
1
1

12

14

27
Starling, Pipit, Waxwings








European Starling
1
62
8
2

6

78
American Pipit







0
Bohemian Waxwing







0
Cedar Waxwing







0
Buntings








Snow Bunting







0
Warblers








Orange Crowned Warbler
1

1




1
Yellow-rumped Warbler







0
Sparrows








Spotted Towhee
1
58
7
17

5

87
American Tree Sparrow







0
Savannah Sparrow







0
Fox Sparrow
1
12
3
9

1

25
Song Sparrow
1
75
15
22

8

120
Lincoln's Sparrow







0
Swamp Sparrow







0
White-crowned Sparrow
1
10





10
Golden-crowned Sparrow
1
52

11



63
Dark eyed Junco
1
70
85
25

5

185
Blackbirds








Red-winged Blackbird







0
Western Meadowlark







0
Brewer's Blackbird
1
22





22
Brown Headed Cowbird







0
Finches and Passerines








Purple Finch
1


12

5

17
House Finch
1
7

5



12
Red Crossbill







0
White-winged Crossbill







0
Common Redpoll







0
Pine Siskin
1


1



1
American Goldfinch







0
Evening Grosbeak







0
House Sparrow
1
10





10
Rare Birds








White-throated Sparrow
1
1





1








0








0
SPECIES COUNT
56
39
21
31
0
26
0
56
BIRD COUNT

1461
212
246
0
121
0
2040









TEAM MEMBERS

















Gareth Pugh








Leona Breckenridge








Tom Wildeboer








Michael Klotz








John Gordon








Wim Vesseur








Jesse Garbe








Tia Deyette








Carlo Giovanella








Al Schulze





















































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