© Peaks Island Land Preserve

The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC)

Sponsored by The Cornell Lab, Audubon, and Bird Studies (Canada)

The Peaks Island Great Backyard Bird Count – February 2019

Sponsored by Friends of the Library and Peaks Island Land Preserve

 

Individual Participant Lists:

Observer: Patty Wainright

Location: Alderbrook/Seashore Ave
Feb 18, 2019

6:45 - 7:15 AM
Stationary
Comments:  20 deg; overcast/slight snow; NE winds at ~10mph; choppy seas; hazy; High tide 9:30 AM
9 species

Common Eider (Somateria mollissima)  19    2 females and 1 male moved S along shore; 2 males and 14 females moved N
White-winged Scoter (Melanitta deglandi)  1
Black Scoter (Melanitta americana)  2           Pair
Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis)  2        Pair
Black Guillemot (Cepphus grylle)  1               Dark grey plumage
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)  7                 5 flying N; 2 on water
Common Loon (Gavia immer)  1
Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens)  1
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  3

Observer: Paula Chessin

Location 'NW' Seashore Ave
Feb 17, 2019

10:15 AM - 10:50 AM
Stationary
4 species (+1 other taxa)

Downy/Hairy Woodpecker  2
Black-capped Chickadee  12
White-breasted Nuthatch  4
American Tree Sparrow  4
Northern Cardinal  2

 

Observer: Jody Halliday

Location: Winding Way

Feb 17, 2019

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Protocol: Stationary

Comments:  Sunny and clear; observation in thicket outside window after placing bird food nearby

5 species

 

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  2

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  4

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  2

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  2

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  39

Observer: Sam Wainright

Location: Alderbrook/SeashoreAve to point at start of Wharf Cove and back

Feb 17, 2019

3:19 - 4:09 PM
Traveling
0.5 miles
Comments: 30F, 10 kn from SW, started sunny, ended overcast
14 species

Common Eider (Somateria mollissima)  55
White-winged Scoter (Melanitta deglandi)  6
Black Scoter (Melanitta americana)  40
Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis)  8
Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula)  1
Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator)  4
Black Guillemot (Cepphus grylle)  2                         Both in winter plumage
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)  7
Common Loon (Gavia immer)  3
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  5
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  5
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)        At bird feeder
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  3        At bird feeder
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  4
 

 

Observers: Joanie Glenn, Gary Glenn, Rowdy

Location: Backshore

Feb 17, 2019

1:00 - 2:00 PM

Traveling

7 species

Black Scoters 30

Red-breasted Merganser 6

Herring Gull 4

Great Black-backed Gull 1

Common Loon 2

American Crow 3

Feral Pigeon 15-20 (at Ferry Dock)

 

Observer: Judy Walsh

Location: Frederick St.

Feb 17, 2019

1:00 - 1:30 PM
Stationary

Comments: At a bird feeder station
7 species

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  1
Hairy Woodpecker (Dryobates villosus)  1
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  6
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)  2
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)  1
Brown Creeper (Certhia americana)  1

 

Observer: Jeremy Wyant

Location: Upper Central Avenue

Feb 17, 2019

8:25 - 8:40 AM

Stationary

Comments: At a bird feeder station

4 species

Hairy Woodpeckers 2        Male and female

Red bellied woodpecker 1

Black-capped Chickadees 4

White-breasted Nuthatch1

 

Observer: Rhonda Berg

Location: Pleasant Street

Feb 17, 2019

8:00 AM

Stationary

Comments: Inside house

1 species

Northern Saw Whet Owl 1         Rare on Peaks Island

 

Observer: Judy Walsh

Feb 17, 2019

Location: Frederick St.

6:45 - 7:00 AM
Stationary

Comments: At a bird feeder station
6 species

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  8
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  1
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  2
Brown Creeper (Certhia americana)  1
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)  10

 

Observer: Patty Wainright

Location: Alderbrook/Seashore Ave

Feb 17, 2019

6:15 - 6:45 AM
Stationary
Comments:   1-2 ' swells; No wind; High tide 8:33 AM; Clear; 17 degrees; Sunrise @ 8:36
9 species

Common Eider (Somateria mollissima)  13       Note 1 pair flying together
White-winged Scoter (Melanitta deglandi)  1
Black Scoter (Melanitta americana)  16
Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula)  1
Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator)  1
Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena)  2      1 Flying; 1 feeding
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)  22                    All but one flying from South to North
Common Loon (Gavia immer)  2
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  4     Gang of 3 increased to 4

 

Observers: Judy Walsch, Paul Stenzer, Michael LaCombe

Approximate Location: Peaks Island perimeter roads

Feb 16, 2019

10:00 - 11:20 AM

5 miles

Weather Conditions: Clear; ~32 degrees


18 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  6
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  24
American Black Duck (Anas rubripes)  2
Common Eider (Somateria mollissima)  38
Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata)  6
Black Scoter (Melanitta americana)  49
Surf/Black Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata/americana)  3
Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis)  2
Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola)  10
Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula)  3
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Feral Pigeon))  30
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)  10
Common Loon (Gavia immer)  3
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  1
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  3
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  1
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)  2
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  3


 

 

Observers: Judy Walsh and Paul Stenzer

Approximate Location: Frederick St.

Feb 16, 2019

7:20 - 7:40 AM
Stationary
Comments: At a bird feeding station; Clear 30 degrees
3 species

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  6
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  1
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  3

 

Observer: Patty Wainright

Location: Alderbrook/Seashore Avenue
Feb 16, 2019

7:15 - 7:45 AM
Stationary
Comments:  SE swells 5-6'; No wind; High tide 7:32 AM; Clear 30 degrees
8 species

American Black Duck (Anas rubripes)  2
Common Eider (Somateria mollissima)  12
Black Scoter (Melanitta americana)  9
Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator)  1
Black Guillemot (Cepphus grylle)  3
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)  2
Common Loon (Gavia immer)  2
Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)  1