Date: 1/2/19 8:50 am
From: Dick & Jeanette Esker <eskerrb...>
Subject: Parkersburg Christmas Bird Count
The Parkersburg Christmas Bird Count was on Saturday, December 29. The birding was very slow. We had the lowest number of species for the past ten years, mostly because there were no ducks on the river. We also had low numbers for most individual species. One high number was Chipping Sparrow. The weather was decent – about 40 degrees and cloudy. No rain.

Dick & Jeanette Esker
Wood County

Parkersburg Christmas Bird Count 2018

Canada Goose 673
Mallard 107
Canvasback 1
Hooded Merganser 1
Wild Turkey 41
Great Blue Heron 7
Turkey Vulture 5
Bald Eagle 6
Cooper's Hawk 6
Accipiter Species 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 8
Red-tailed Hawk 14
American Kestrel 10
Ring-billed Gull 1
Rock Dove 1045
Mourning Dove 402
Belted Kingfisher 8
Red-bellied Woodpecker 69
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 3
Downy Woodpecker 41
Hairy Woodpecker 7
Northern Flicker 31
Pileated Woodpecker 11
Eastern Phoebe 1
Blue Jay 184
American Crow 120
Carolina Chickadee 100
Tufted Titmouse 83
Red-breasted Nuthatch 5
White-breasted Nuthatch 31
Brown Creeper 2
Carolina Wren 85
Winter Wren 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet 10
Eastern Bluebird 64
American Robin 124
Northern Mockingbird 31
Cedar Waxwing 25
European Starling 1249
Yellow-rumped Warbler 19
Rufous-sided Towhee 16
American Tree Sparrow 3
Chipping Sparrow 13
Field Sparrow 5
Song Sparrow 40
Swamp Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 36
White-crowned Sparrow 26
Dark-eyed Junco 139
Northern Cardinal 195
Common Grackle 4
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
House Finch 62
Pine Siskin 2
American Goldfinch 64
House Sparrow 112

TOTAL 5351
Total Species 55
Number of Observers 21

Count Week birds were Fox Sparrow, Sharp-shinned Hawk and Peregrine Falcon.
 
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