Report on 2016 Owen Sound Christmas Bird Count: Dec 17
32 Volunteers walked 16 km and drove 852 km to produce the days results. 55 Species and 7548 individual birds were counted.
Highlights of this years count include:
14 Mute Swan – 9th year in a row on the count, numbers continue to grow.
12 Bald Eagles, count high.
2 Greater Black-backed Gull – much more common 15 years ago.
12 Red-bellied Woodpecker – count high.
1 Tufted Titmouse – 1st ever! Species number 125 in the 46 years of the count.
Notable misses: Ruffed Grouse, first ever miss.
Full OSCBC data available here (Count Code is ONOS, 2016 not yet available at the time of this posting):
Submitted by Freeman Boyd
Here are the e-bird entries from one of the participants, Angela Nicholson: