Date: 1/12/18 4:50 pm
From: 'Hugh Kingery' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Denver Urban CBC
We finally have count totals for the 30th Denver Urban CBC; below, a few highlights.
* 95 species (a high count), 46,017 individuals -- 117% of the average number on the 30 Urban counts.)
* Three new species:
Black Phoebe, staked out by Bob Canter at the Water Plant along the Platte;
House Wren, found by Jeff Dawson's group at Cherry Creek Reservoir;
Common Redpoll, seen by Charlie Chase & Urling Kingery and me at Rocky Mtn Arsenal NWR.
* High species counts for:
Bald Eagle - 96 (previous high 95)
Red-tailed Hawk - 154 (prev, high 142; never more than 100 until 2015)
Blue Jay - 64 (63 in 2000; average 47)
Black-capped Chickadee 367 (310 in 2015; average 219)
Red-breasted Nuthatch - 54 (42 in 2014; average 19)
White-breasted Nuthatch - 60 (29 in 2016; average 13)
Brown Creeper - 27 (27in 1991; ave. 12)
American Goldfinch - 166 (155 in 2000; ave. 68).
* Contrariwise, we counted only 3,453 passerines, the lowest ever and the average 9,898.
City birds came in at very low numbers. Eur. Starling - 1357 (25% of average)
House Sparrow at 311 (18% of average), and
House Finch 687 (48% of average).
About 135 of us participated on a rather cold day.


Hugh Kingery
Franktown, CO

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