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108th Colorado Christmas Bird Count facts

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  • Brandon Percival
    Hi all, There were four species found on all 42 Colorado CBCs this year: ouse Sparrow, Black-billed Magpie, Mountain Chickadee, and White-breasted Nuthatch.
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 13, 2008
      Hi all,
       
      There were four species found on all 42 Colorado CBCs this year:  ouse Sparrow, Black-billed Magpie, Mountain Chickadee, and White-breasted Nuthatch.  
       
      Some other species that were close to being seen on all Colorado CBCs:  Dark-eyed Junco (none at North Park); Red-tailed Hawk (none at North Park and Granby); Downy Woodpecker (none at Nunn and Great Sand Dunes N.M.); American Crow (none at Nunn and Weldona-Fort Morgan); Horned Lark (none at Evergreen-Idaho Springs and Durango); and European Starling (none at North Park and Great Sand Dunes N.M.).
       
      Most counted birds:
      1. Red-winged Blackbird - 101,960
      2. Canada Goose - 99,230
      3. European Starling - 85,650
      4. Horned Lark - 63,056
      5. Mallard - 50,933
       
      Most unexpected species found this year (no particular order, after the oriole):
      Streak-backed Oriole - 1 (Loveland) -- first state record
      Sanderling - 1 (Pueblo Reservoir)
      Black-throated Blue Warbler - 1 (Grand Junction)
      Summer Tanager - 1 (Penrose)
      Western Tanager - 1 (Roaring Fork River Valley)
      Black-headed Grosbeak - 1 (Colorado Springs), and Count Week (Delta)
      Purple Finch invasion - 42 birds from 5 CBCs.
       
      Lots more interesting things.
       
      Brandon Percival
      Pueblo West, CO


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