Christmas Bird Count: Barnet, Northeast Kingdom, Vermont

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We’re reposting several Christmas Bird Count results from neighboring towns. Email us at if you want us to post yours, too. Final results may also become available on the VTBIRD mailing list and/or at Audubon’s 110th Christmas Bird Count pages.

Barnet, Vermont

from Thomas Berriman, via e-mail
Barnet CBC, New Year’s Day:  A record high 23 participants helped count the birds of the Northeast Kingdom on New Year’s day. Absolutely gorgeous weather, 25 degrees [F] with light snow falling and no winds throughout the day, aided the counters to find 41 species with an additional 2 species during count week. 338 miles of roads in the NEK were traveled with another 13 ¾ miles on foot.


Among some of the highlights were: 1 Common Goldeneye, 3 Adult Bald Eagles, 2 Cooper’s Hawks, 2 Great black-backed Gulls, 1 Red-bellied Woodpecker, 5 American Robins, 2 Northern Shrikes and 1 White-throated Sparrow. A complete list of birds seen or heard follows.

Count Results

113 American Black Duck
46 Mallards
1 Common Goldeneye
12 Hooded Merganser
3 Common Merganser
1 Ruffed Grouse
419 Wild Turkey
3 Bald Eagle (adults)
1 Sharp-shinned Hawk
2 Cooper’s Hawk
3 Red-tailed Hawk
1 Ring-billed Gull
2 Great Black-backed Gull
398 Rock Pigeon
236 Mourning Dove
2 Barred Owl
33 Downy Woodpecker
38 Hairy Woodpecker
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
3 Pileated Woodpecker
310 Blue Jay
541 American Crow
33 Common Raven
838 Black-capped Chickadee
21 Tufted Titmouse
46 Red-breasted Nuthatch
56 White-breasted Nuthatch
2 Brown Creeper
15 Golden-crowned Kinglet
5 American Robin
2 Northern Shrike
356 European Starling
8 Northern Cardinal
12 American Tree Sparrow
1 White-throated Sparrow
31 Dark-eyed Junco
73 Purple Finch
6 House Finch
983 American Goldfinch
9 Evening Grosbeak
170 House Sparrow
Bohemian Waxwing (cw)
Snow Bunting (cw)

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