Birds observed during annual count

The annual Penticton Christmas Bird Count was held on Dec. 15.

The annual Penticton Christmas Bird Count was held on Dec. 15.

There were 49 observers in 18 to 23 parties. They spent a total of 131 party-hours and covered 628 party-kilometres.

The temperature ranged from 3 to 5 C with a south wind between 21 and 44 kilometres an hour.

The snow depth was between five and 30 centimetres.

Canada Goose 1,410

Trumpeter Swan 10

Tundra Swan 7

Wood Duck 4

Gadwall 7

American Wigeon 124

Mallard 1,688

Canvasback 3

Redhead 244

Greater Scaup 275

Lesser Scaup 5

Bufflehead 81

Common Goldeneye 46

Barrow’s Goldeneye 3

Hooded Merganser 18

Common Merganser 26

Ruddy Duck 1

Ring-necked Pheasant 10

California Quail 1,630

Pacific Loon 1

Common Loon 2

Pied-billed Grebe 5

Horned Grebe 36

Red-necked Grebe 9

Western Grebe 1

Great Blue Heron 11

Bald Eagle: adult 21

Bald Eagle: immature 4

Northern Harrier 1

Sharp-shinned Hawk 13

Cooper’s Hawk 10

Northern Goshawk 1

Accipiter sp. 1

Red-tailed Hawk 41

Rough-legged Hawk 2

Golden Eagle: adult 3

American Kestrel 15

Merlin 7

American Coot 612

Mew Gull 3

Ring-billed Gull 80

California Gull 71

Herring Gull 215

Thayer’s Gull 4

Glaucous-winged Gull 79

GW X Western Gull 1

Glaucous Gull 1

gull, sp. 611

Rock Pigeon 603

Eurasian Collared-Dove 65

Mourning Dove 49

Western Screech-Owl 1

Great Horned Owl 7

Northern Pygmy-Owl 3

Northern Saw-whet Owl 1

Belted Kingfisher 3

Downy Woodpecker 9

Hairy Woodpecker 10

Red-shafted Flicker 426

Pileated Woodpecker 1

Northern Shrike 3

Steller’s Jay 61

Clark’s Nutcracker 60

Black-billed Magpie 404

American Crow 170

Common Raven 253

Black-capped Chickadee 136

Mountain Chickadee 116

Red-breasted Nuthatch 43

White-breasted Nuthatch 13

Pygmy Nuthatch 222

Brown Creeper 1

Canyon Wren 5

Bewick’s Wren 2

Pacific Wren 2

Marsh Wren 2

American Dipper 3

Golden-crowned Kinglet 18

Western Bluebird 84

Townsend’s Solitaire 6

American Robin 214

Varied Thrush 11

European Starling 6,877

Bohemian Waxwing 4,125

Cedar Waxwing 4

Yellow-rumped Warbler 1

Spotted Towhee 7

American Tree Sparrow 1

Song Sparrow 188

Golden-crowned Sparrow 1

White-crowned Sparrow 28

Dark-eyed (Ore) Junco 1,045

Dark-eyed (Sc) Junco 6

Red-winged Blackbird 21

Cassin’s Finch 2

House Finch 1207

Red Crossbill 46

Pine Siskin 1

American Goldfinch 419

House Sparrow 510

INDIVIDUALS 24,950

TOTAL SPECIES 96

 

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