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 museum@birdsofvermont.org 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.

Highlights

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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