Date: 1/5/21 2:31 pm
From: Doug Jenness <dougjenness...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] [EXT]Dudleyville CBC Results
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5 January 2021

Saturday 2 January, 32 participants in the 21st Dudlleyville Christmas Bird
Count tallied *105 *species and *5,094* birds. This tentative total was
higher than last year's 100 species; but well below the 115 average and the
high of 136 in 2000-01. The number of birds, however, was a 21-year low.

No new species were seen, but highpoints were the second records for OLIVE
WARBLER, GREATER YELLOWLEGS, and WILD TURKEY. The latter is expected to
show up more often as its numbers are increasing along Aravaipa Creek and
the lower San Pedro River. No high counts were recorded, though 15 GREAT
HORNED OWLS tied with the previous high. There was no large influx of
high-elevation birds in this low-elevation circle, but we did get Brown
Creeper (5), Bushtit (5), Pine Siskin (1), Mountain Bluebird (5), and the
Olive Warbler. Not reported for the first 16 years of the count, Barn
Swallow has been seen in 4 of the last 5 years, including this year.

All-time low counts were recorded for Spotted Towhee (0), Black Phoebe
(13), Say’s Phoebe (34), Rock Wren (3), Red-winged Blackbird (36), and
Yellow-rumped Warbler (21). For 14 sparrow species reported the total
number was a 21-year low.

As usual several private property owners generously permitted participants
access to their properties. However, for the first time in 21 years the
copper company ASARCO refused access to its property, which includes some
of the better riparian areas in the count circle.

Doug Jenness,
Compiler Dudeyville CBC
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