OTTAWA-GATINEAU 2004 CBC RESULTS

85th Year         

The Ottawa-Gatineau Christmas Bird Count was held on 19th of  December 2004. There were 98 observers in the field and 29 feeder watchers. The weather was overcast, very cold (-11º to -26º C) with a wind chill factor in the -38ºC range. The birds seemed to be in hiding and I don't blame them. Seventy species were found, with 5 Record Highs for Hybrid Black x Mallard (42), Common Goldeneye (799), Merlin (4), Wild Turkey (5), & American Crow (6958). Tie High counts were recorded for Bald Eagel ( 3), Barrow's Goldeneye (6), Northern Hawk Owl (2) and Red-bellied Woodpecker (2). The Northern Goshawk as well as the Peregrine Falcon were not seen on the day of the count but both were seen during the week of the count.

The meal at the compilation session, hosted by Club des ornithologue de l'Outaouais, completed a great but very cold day of birding.

High is noted in RED and as well as "* *"  in "Total Column".

Species

Hull

Aylmer

Gatineau Britannia Ottawa Gloucester    Total   
Red-necked Grebe

0

0

1

0

0

0

1

Great Blue Heron

0

0

0

0

2

0

2

Canada Goose

0

1

0

1

7

1

10

Wood Duck

0

0

1

0

0

1

2

American Black Duck

32

45

62

100

68

34

[323]

Mallard

63

13

292

883

668

217

[2,012]

Hybrid Black x Mallard

0

0

0

0

42

0

(42)**

Long-tailed Duck

0

1

0

1

0

0

2

Bufflehead

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

Common Goldeneye

700

115

3

46

500

69

[799]**

Barrow's Goldeneye

0

1

0

0

2

4

[6]

Hooded Merganser

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

Common Merganser

6

6

2

2

13

9

[30]

Red-breasted Merganser

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

Bald Eagle

1

0

1

2

0

0

[3]

Sharp-shinned Hawk

0

0

3

1

1

1

6

Cooper's Hawk

1

0

1

1

3

1

7

Red-tailed Hawk

1

1

0

0

4

3

9

Rough-legged Hawk

1

1

1

1

1

0

5

Merlin

0

1

1

0

1

1

4**

Ruffed Grouse

2

0

2

1

0

2

7

Wild Turkey

0

0

0

0

5

0

5**

Wilson's Snipe

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

Ring-billed Gull

1

0

3

1

25

2

32

Herring Gull

4

0

1

276

1,141

3

[1,144]

Iceland Gull

1

0

0

1

0

0

2

Lesser Black-backed Gull

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

Glaucous Gull

0

0

0

1

11

0

12

Great Black-backed Gull

307

0

4

39

733

1

[734]

Rock Pigeon

238

84

749

398

1,012

345

2,826

Mourning Dove

38

94

53

42

66

28

321

Great Horned Owl

0

0

0

1

2

1

4

Northern Hawk Owl

1

0

0

0

0

1

2

Barred Owl

1

2

0

0

1

0

4

Great Gray Owl

3

0

0

1

0

1

5

Red-bellied Woodpecker

0

2

0

0

0

0

2

Downy Woodpecker

14

12

22

7

29

29

113

Hairy Woodpecker

32

23

19

4

22

18

118

Pileated Woodpecker

2

3

3

2

2

1

13

Northern Shrike

2

2

3

1

3

2

13

Blue Jay

18

46

40

6

19

6

135

American Crow

111

157

126

424

5,545

5,445

[6,958]**

Common Raven

5

13

8

6

4

3

39

Black-capped Chickadee

355

393

288

165

402

255

1,858

Red-breasted Nuthatch

7

4

1

3

6

3

24

White-breasted Nuthatch

28

25

34

20

29

14

150

Brown Creeper

8

2

0

5

1

1

17

Carolina Wren

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

Golden-crowned Kinglet

0

2

0

0

0

3

5

American Robin

24

18

15

1

59

21

138

Northern Mockingbird

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

European Starling

209

182

455

247

517

827

2,437

Bohemian Waxwing

155

0

1

0

0

0

156

Cedar Waxwing

0

31

0

12

1

0

44

Yellow-rumped Warbler

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

American Tree Sparrow

8

5

8

1

29

6

57

Song Sparrow

2

0

0

0

0

1

3

White-throated Sparrow

0

0

1

1

0

0

2

Dark-eyed Junco

24

43

37

16

8

25

153

Snow Bunting

0

0

1

9

2

1

13

Northern Cardinal

46

65

29

27

58

31

256

Red-winged Blackbird

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

Common Grackle

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

Pine Grosbeak

1

0

11

0

0

0

12

Purple Finch

0

0

17

0

4

0

21

House Finch

15

66

54

70

40

88

333

Common Redpoll

250

132

150

11

78

159

780

Hoary Redpoll

1

0

1

1

0

0

3

Pine Siskin

11

17

0

18

0

1

47

American Goldfinch

109

63

92

6

207

47

524

House Sparrow

154

108

271

184

664

281

1,662

Total Individual Birds

2,994

1,781

2,867

3,046

12,040

7,996

30,724

Total Species

45

39

42

45

47

47

70

Number of Field Observers

20

10  

13

15

27

13

98

Number of Feeder Watchers

5

1

12

5

3

3

29

-

Hull

   Aylmer

Gatineau

Britannia

Ottawa

Gloucester

-

Compiled by C.R.Bowen
15 January 2004