2020 Annual Bird Count – Lawson Nature Reserve

Northern Cardinal – (Cardinalis cardinalis) male

Thanks are extended to the nine club members who participated in this year’s annual Christmas Bird Count, held on December 28, 2020. Sightings of 19 species from the two and a half-hour walk are noted below along with count numbers from December 2017, 2018 and 2019, for comparison.  There was little activity in the Reserve – perhaps due to strong winds overnight and early morning, with cold rain.

Species2020201920182017
American Goldfinch1093517
Northern Cardinal80139
Dark-Eyed Junco180736
American Tree Sparrow0001
White-crowned Sparrow1000
Brown Creeper1202
White-breasted Nuthatch69119
Red-breasted Nuthatch  6000
Black-capped Chickadee25194323
American Crow10953
Blue Jay141518
Mourning Dove33111
Canada Geese24 (in-flight)14522
Herring Gull0810
Hairy Woodpecker0010
Downy Woodpecker54129
Red-bellied Woodpecker4534
Pileated Woodpecker  1000
Ducks (unidentified)00150
Red-tailed Hawk0010
Rough Legged Hawk  1000
Harrier Hawk  0100
Coopers Hawk  1 (in flight)100
Starlings  01500
Great Horned Owl  1100
Bald Eagle  0100
Rock Pidgeons  02000
Raven (heard, not seen)1000

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