Date: 1/4/19 9:15 am
From: Casey Rucker <autoblock...>
Subject: Another belated CBC report: Canaan
Hi, all,

Many thanks to the 21 intrepid surveyors who found 2,060 individuals of 48
species on the Canaan Christmas Bird Count, in spite of a chilly, rainy day
on December 16. Many observers trekked for many hours finding very few
birds. During Count Week we also found Northern Harrier, Hermit Thrush, and
Fox Sparrow. Surprising misses included Rough-legged Hawk, Purple Finch, and
Pine Siskin.

The outstanding birds of the day were our first Ruby-crowned Kinglet in 26
years of the count, a Brown Thrasher, and 33 Evening Grosbeaks. Our count
joins the club of finding a record number of Red-breasted Nuthatches during
this irruption year. We also recorded new high numbers for Mourning Dove,
Eastern Screech-Owl, Tufted Titmouse, Carolina Wren, House Sparrow, Song
Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, and Northern Cardinal. We tied the record for Downy

Here are the results:

Canada Goose 1

Wood Duck 1

Mallard 21

Hooded Merganser 4

Ruffed Grouse 3

Wild Turkey 31

Rock Pigeon 94

Mourning Dove 175

Black Vulture 3

Northern Harrier cw

Sharp-shinned Hawk 1

Cooper's Hawk 1

Bald Eagle 1

Red-shouldered Hawk 1

Red-tailed Hawk 3

Eastern Screech-Owl 4

Great Horned Owl 1

Barred Owl 2

Northern Saw-whet Owl 1

Belted Kingfisher 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker 12

Downy Woodpecker 27

Hairy Woodpecker 6

Northern Flicker 2

Pileated Woodpecker 4

American Kestrel 3

Blue Jay 46

American Crow 100

Common Raven 17

Black-capped Chickadee 233

Red-breasted Nuthatch 27

White-breasted Nuthatch 41

Brown Creeper 2

Carolina Wren 34

Golden-crowned Kinglet 18

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1

Eastern Bluebird 12

Hermit Thrush cw

Brown Thrasher 1

European Starling 303

House Sparrow 265

Evening Grosbeak 33

House Finch 16

American Goldfinch 67

Field Sparrow 11

Fox Sparrow cw

Song Sparrow 53

Swamp Sparrow 2

White-throated Sparrow 24

Dark-eyed Junco 166

Northern Cardinal 95.

Good birding to all in 2019!

Casey Rucker

Dry Fork, WV

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