Christmas Bird Count: Huntington, Hinesburg and Starksboro, Vermont (preliminary)

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.

Huntington, Hinesburg and Starksboro, Vermont (preliminary)

Red-breasted Nuthatch, turning to look at photographer
Red-breasted Nuthatch, turning to look at photographer

from Erin Talmage (Museum Executive Director) and Alison Wagner, via e-mail. Our group was in parts of Huntington, Hinesburg and Starksboro, and we conducted our count on Saturday, January 2, 2010.

Species

American Black Duck 2
Wild Turkey 26
Mourning Dove 67
Rock Dove 11
Belted Kingfisher 1
Downy Woodpecker 5
Hairy Woodpecker 8
Northern Shrike 1
Blue Jay 52
American Crow 6
Common Raven 1
Black Capped Chickadee 299
Tufted Titmouse 9
Red-breasted Nuthatch 7
White-breasted Nuthatch 6
European Starling 4
Northern Cardinal 5
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
American Goldfinch 11
House Sparrow 59
Dark-eyed Junco 3
House Finch 2
American Tree Sparrow 1

Totals

And if my math is correct: 534 birds, 21 species.
Last year we had 457 birds, and in 2008 we had 375!

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