Date: 3/6/17 2:53 pm
From: Douglas Vogus <vogeye...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Ottawa NWR Census
MARCH 05, 2017 - OTTAWA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE MONTHLY CENSUS.
ROUTES: Usual morning and afternoon routes (east and west sides in the
morning, back side in the afternoon), except where closed due to eagle
nesting.
TIME: 8:00am - 12:10pm; 1:40pm - 6:00pm TEMP.: 25 ~ 46 COND.: Cold early,
winds E/NE at 5-15mph; turning mostly sunny and warmer. Most impoundments
about two-thirds open; Lake Erie ice-free. OBS. EAST: Steve Borgis, Bill
Ohlsen, Jim Reyda. OBS. WEST: Katie Clink, Brittany Daniels, Linda Katz,
Jennifer
Keuhn, Jim Koppen, Donna Kuhn, Dave & Kim Myles, Sharon Newell, Ed Pierce,
Tony Szilagye, Douglas W. Vogus. OBS. AFTERNOON: Bob Bartolatta,
Katie Clink, Claire Johnson, Jennifer Keuhn, Jim Koppen, Donna Kuhn, Dave
Myles, Sharon Newell, Ed Pierce, Jim Reyda, Douglas W. Vogus.

I. MAMMALS: 5 SPECIES.

1. Eastern Cottontail - 5
2. Eastern Fox Squirrel - 4
3. Common Muskrat - 2
4. Mink - 1
5. White-tailed Deer - 4


II. BIRDS: 72 SPECIES, 1 EXOTIC/ESCAPE, 8,952 TOTAL BIRDS.

1. Greater White-fronted Goose - 20
2. Snow Goose - 1 (white morph)
3. Canada Goose - 876
4. Mute Swan - 1
5. Trumpeter Swan - 104 (neckband "3A8 - green)
6. Tundra Swan - 1,346
7. Wood Duck - 2
8. Gadwall - 321
9. American Wigeon - 67
10. American Black Duck - 68
11. Mallard - 1,405
12. Northern Shoveler - 77
13. Northern Pintail - 581
14. Green-winged Teal - 274
15. Redhead - 17
16. Ring-necked Duck - 356
17. Greater Scaup - 5
18. Lesser Scaup - 30
19. Bufflehead - 7
20. Common Goldeneye - 8
21. Hooded Merganser - 26
22. Common Merganser - 134
23. Red-breasted Merganser - 6
24. Ruddy Duck - 12
25. Pied-billed Grebe - 3
26. Rock Pigeon - 2
27. Mourning Dove - 17
28. American Coot - 16
29. Sandhill Crane - 36
30. Killdeer - 121
31. Pectoral Sandpiper - 1 (seen by Jim Koppen at the Boss Unit)
32. American Woodcock - 1
33. Ring-billed Gull - 359
34. Herring Gull - 27
35. Great Blue Heron - 26
36. Black-crowned Night-Heron - 2 (immature)
37. Bald Eagle - 10 (6 adult,4 immature)
38. Northern Harrier - 13
39. Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1
40. Red-shouldered Hawk - 1
41. Red-tailed Hawk - 22
42. Great Horned Owl - 4 (3 nests)
43. Long-eared Owl - 1
44. Red-bellied Woodpecker - 14
45. Downy Woodpecker - 14
46. Hairy Woodpecker - 2
47. Northern Flicker - 2
48. Northern Shrike - 1
49. Blue Jay - 33
50. American Crow - 15
51. Horned Lark - 14
52. Tree Swallow - 1
53. Black-capped Chickadee - 7
54. Tufted Titmouse - 4
55. Eastern Bluebird - 2
56. American Robin - 16
57. European Starling - 124
58. House Sparrow - 69
59. House Finch - 2
60. American Goldfinch - 6
61. Lapland Longspur - 12 (Adam Grimm Prairie)
62. American Tree Sparrow - 193
63. Savannah Sparrow - 1 (Stange Prairie)
64. Song Sparrow - 34
65. White-throated Sparrow - 2
66. Dark-eyed Junco - 59
67. Northern Cardinal - 45
68. Red-winged Blackbird - 1,703
69. Eastern Meadowlark - 3 (2 in Adam Grimm Prairie & 1 in Stange
Prairie)
70. Rusty Blackbird - 16
71. Common Grackle - 101
72. Brown-headed Cowbird - 49

escape/exotic: Greylag Goose - 1 (in with a flock of 13 Canada Geese)

Douglas W. Vogus - Akron, Ohio.

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