Our Great BackYard Bird Count Results

by John Briggs on February 18, 2007

in Weekend Birding

My wife and I participated in the Great BackYard [tag]Bird[/tag] Count this weekend, and I must say, we saw quite a few [tag]birds[/tag] and had a lot of fun to boot!

 We did our counts at [tag]Biddeford Pool[/tag] and [tag]Cape Porpoise[/tag], [tag]Maine[/tag]. The following is our tallies:

Biddeford Pool:

Number of Species: 29
All Reported: yes

Canada Goose – 27
American Black Duck – 60
Mallard – 33
Common Eider – 19
Surf Scoter – 11
White-winged Scoter – 6
Long-tailed Duck – 44
Bufflehead – 11
Common Goldeneye – 21
Common Merganser – 6
Red-breasted Merganser – 4
Common Loon – 14
Horned Grebe – 3
Red-tailed Hawk – 1
Iceland Gull – 1
Great Black-backed Gull – 8
Mourning Dove – 15
Downy Woodpecker – 1
Blue Jay – 1
American Crow – 75
Common Raven – 5
Black-capped Chickadee – 7
Tufted Titmouse – 5
European Starling – 12
Cedar Waxwing – 1
Dark-eyed Junco – 5
Northern Cardinal – 4
House Finch – 4
House Sparrow – 21

Cape Porpoise:

Number of Species: 18
All Reported: yes

Checklist:
Canada Goose – 12
American Black Duck – 25
Mallard – 4
Common Eider – 6
Long-tailed Duck – 3
Bufflehead – 5
Common Goldeneye – 9
Common Merganser – 2
Common Loon – 11
Great Black-backed Gull – 6
Mourning Dove – 6
Downy Woodpecker – 1
Blue Jay – 2
American Crow – 15
Black-capped Chickadee – 7
Dark-eyed Junco – 1
Northern Cardinal – 2
House Finch – 6

As you can see, we had a great count! Added to the fun was some great opportunities to photograph some of the species listed above. Simply click on a thumbnail to view the full sized photo.

 

Birdseye view of a Common Loon in the harbor at Cape Porpoise, Maine. Downy Woodpecker - Male - Biddeford, Maine. Mockingbird - Biddeford Pool, Maine.
Common Merganser, Cape Porpoise, Maine. Male/Female Mallards, Cape Porpoise, Maine. Female Mallard, Cape Porpoise, Maine.
A wonder crab meal - Cape Porpoise, Maine. Female Eider - Cape Porpoise, Maine. Female Eider - Cape Porpoise, Maine.
Male Eider - Cape Porpoise, Maine. Male Goldeneye - Biddeford, Maine. Morning Stretch - Male Goldeneye - Biddeford, Maine.

 

Happy [tag]birding[/tag]!

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