• Categories

  • Archives

  • Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 48 other followers

Christmas Bird Count Update

A note on the Christmas Bird Count from Greg Park, Senior Naturalist with the Schrader Center:  The count period for the 112th Christmas Bird Count from December 14, 2011 to January 5, 2012 has concluded. Results will be posted on Audubon’s website after the counts are tabulated. Locally, in Wheeling, we had 15 volunteers counting birds on foot within Oglebay Park, driving the backroads and watching feeders of the WVWH Circle (the Wheeling Circle). Our efforts totaled over 150 miles by car and more than 15 miles on foot. The total species count was 53 with some notable sightings: 1 Long- eared Owl, 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Red -shouldered Hawk,  1 Bald Eagle,  1 Bufflehead,  2 Black Duck,  2 Raven,  4 Hooded Merganser,  4 Swamp Sparrow,  13 Yellow-rumped Warbler,  1 Winter Wren,  4 Brown Creeper,  46 Golden-crowned Kinglet,  and 57 Eastern Bluebird. Plus, 40,000 American Crows and plenty of common species were sighted. The weather was tolerable, and everyone had fun.  Thanks and hope to see you next year! ~Greg Park

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: