Christmas Bird Count: Lake Champlain/St. Albans (VTCS Count Circle), Vermont (preliminary)

Black-capped Chickadee
Black-capped Chickadee

We’re reposting several preliminary Christmas Bird Count results from neighboring towns. Email us at museum@birdsofvermont.org if you want us to post yours, too. Final results may become available on the VTBIRD mailing list and/or at Audubon’s 110th Christmas Bird Count pages. We’ll be happy to post final tallies when we receive them.

Lake Champlain/St. Albans, Vermont (preliminary)

from Ken Copenhaver, via e-mail
Here are preliminary results from the Lake Champlain/St. Albans CBC held on Dec. 20. Counts from several groups, including feeder-watchers, are not yet available. The VTCS count circle includes North Hero, Isle La Motte, and parts of Alburgh, Swanton, St. Albans, Georgia, Grand Isle, and Point Au Roche (NY).

Species

Com Loon — 3
Horned Grebe — 4
Great Blue Heron — 1
Snow Goose — CW
Canada Goose — 969
Am Black Duck — 35
Mallard — 283
Greater Scaup — 1
Lesser Scaup — 19
Redhead — 1
Com Goldeneye — 3184
Barrows Goldeneye — 3
Bufflehead — 11
Hooded Merganser — 1
Com Merganser — 3078
Red-breasted Merganser — 2
Bald Eagle — 3
N Harrier — 6
Sharp-shinned Hawk — 1
Coopers Hawk — 5
N Goshawk — 2
Broad-winged Hawk — 3
Red-tailed Hawk — 41
Rough-legged Hawk — 7
Merlin — 1
Ruffed Grouse — 5
Wild Turkey — 230
Ring-billed Gull — 41
Herring Gull — 203
Iceland Gull — 1
Gr Black-backed Gull — 115
Rock Pigeon — 496
Mourning Dove — 315
Great Horned Owl — 2
Barred Owl — 4
Short-eared Owl — 1
Long-eared Owl — CW
Red-bellied Woodpecker — 1
Downy Woodpecker — 84
Hairy Woodpecker — 42
N Flicker — 3
Pileated Woodpecker — 5
Horned Lark — 83
Blue Jay — 165
Am Crow — 2671
Com Raven — 13
Black-capped Chickadee — 756
Tufted Titmouse — 28
Red-breasted Nuthatch — 4
White-breasted Nuthatch — 72
Brown Creeper — 11
Carolina Wren — 2
Golden-crowned Kinglet — 7
E Bluebird — 1
Am Robin — 71
Cedar Waxwing — 6
N Shrike — 2
Eur Starling — 1355
N Cardinal — 191
Dickcissel — 1
Tree Sparrow — 130
White-throated Sparrow — 2
Dark-eyed Junco — 124
Lapland Longspur — 49
Snow Bunting — 1431
Red-winged Blackbird — 2
Brown-headed Cowbird — 64
House Finch — 195
Com Redpoll — 2
Am Goldfinch — 213
House Sparrow — 343
Am Pipit — 1

Totals

70 count day species
+2 count week species
17,206 count day individuals

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