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

We’re reposting several preliminary Christmas Bird Count results from neighboring towns. Email us at 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.


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


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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