Bronx-Westchester Christmas bird Count

Summary of Bird Over the Last 92 Years

  Times Previous High Count Last Last   20 Year 20 Year 20 Year
Species Seen High Count Year Missed Seen MIN Average MAX MIN
Greater White-fronted Goose 2 1 1981   2011 0 0 1 0
Snow Goose (white form) 40 378 2015 2013 2015 0 15 169 0
Snow Goose (blue form) 5 4 2015   2015 0 0 4 0
Brant 45 3919 2013 1986   0 1240 3919 91
Barnacle Goose 1 1 2012   2012 0 0 1 0
Canada Goose 81 9080 2009 1942   0 6288 9080 3681
Canada Goose (small forms) 3 42 2004   2004 0 2 42 0
Cackling Goose 0         0 0 0 0
Mute Swan 68 274 1992 1951   0 113 170 28
Tundra Swan 1 1 1985   1985 0 0 0 0
Wood Duck 79 101 2001 1982   0 28 101 2
Gadwall 56 481 2014 1970   0 160 481 46
Eurasian Widgeon 26 3 1995   2014 0 1 2 0
American Widgeon 87 457 1964 1930   0 262 439 81
American Black Duck 92 3260 1947     6 909 1643 375
Mallard 91 3607 1986 1925   0 1657 2135 1097
mallard hybrid 30 27 1990 1985   0 10 23 2
Blue-winged Teal 5 2 1971   1985 0 0 0 0
Northern Shoveler 63 223 1982 1956   0 50 141 4
Northern Pintail 80 47 1979 2015   0 2 6 0
Green-winged Teal (Eu.) 1 1 2001     0 0 1 0
Green-winged Teal (Am.) 84 63 1990 2013   0 21 44 0
Canvasback 84 8749 1985 1946   0 34 123 1
Redhead 42 44 1999   2013 0 3 44 0
Ring-necked Duck 51 28 2012 2010   0 13 28 0
Tufted Duck 2 1 1993   1993 0 0 0 0
Greater Scaup 92 23700 1964     51 4684 12575 231
Lesser Scaup 73 1562 1999 1987   0 425 1562 12
scaup, sp. 9 8058       0 525 8058 0
King Eider 4 1 1956   2013 0 0 1 0
Surf Scoter 34 70 2010   2015 0 7 70 0
White-winged Scoter 71 4000 1935   2015 0 46 615 0
Black Scoter 36 81 2012   2015 0 6 81 0
scoter, sp. 7 12000 1927     0 0 5 0
Long-tailed Duck 89 490 2012 1975   0 149 490 13
Bufflehead 88 1746 1987 1936   0 729 1189 323
Common Goldeneye 92 1200 1925     45 138 334 45
Barrow's Goldeneye 3 1 1991   2011 0 0 1 0
Hooded Merganser 88 310 2005 1927   0 202 310 84
Common Merganser 92 620 1930     1 38 396 1
Red-breasted Merganser 91 835 2002 1924   0 345 835 124
Ruddy Duck 75 2332 1999 1946   0 466 2332 22
Northern Bobwhite 18 80 1933   1964 0 0 0 0
Ring-necked Pheasant 88 290 1960 2015   0 9 36 0
Ruffed Grouse 20 4 1980   1998 0 0 1 0
Wild Turkey 23 75 2007 1992   0 29 75 2
Red-throated Loon 71 90 2012 1989   0 26 90 1
Pacific Loon 1 1 1940   1940 0 0 0 0
Common Loon 73 40 2011 1984   0 13 40 2
loon, sp. 3         0 0 1 0
Pied-billed Grebe 62 18 1954 2010   0 3 13 0
Horned Grebe 85 182 1961 1944   0 13 27 4
Red-necked Grebe 30 4 2012 2015 2013 0 1 4 0
Eared Grebe  1 1 2007   2007 0 0 1 0
Northern Gannet 15 55 2011 2008 2015 0 5 55 0
Double-crested Cormorant 42 392 2015 1993   0 54 392 6
Great Cormorant 71 124 1988 1957   0 46 103 16
cormorant, sp. 9         0 1 7 0
American Bittern 28 3 1957   2001 0 0 1 0
Great Blue Heron 86 93 1991 1936   0 42 74 17
Great Egret 12 9 2011   2015 0 1 9 0
Snowy Egret 7 2 2001   2014 0 0 2 0
Tricolored Heron 1 1 1988   1988 0 0 0 0
Cattle Egret 1 1 1976   1976 0 0 0 0
Green Heron 3 2 1986   1991 0 0 0 0
Black-crowned Night-Heron 81 160 1932 2015   0 1 7 0
Black Vulture 6 7 2011 2014 2015 0 1 7 0
Turkey Vulture 22 45 2011 2007 2015 0 11 45 0
Osprey 1 1 2008   2008 0 0 1 0
Bald Eagle 28 8 2011 2007 2015 0 2 8 0
eagle, sp 2 1 2004   2011 0 0 1 0
Northern Harrier 65 14 1989 2012   0 3 7 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 65 30 2001 1978   0 13 30 4
Cooper's Hawk 74 26 2001 1981   0 14 26 6
Northern Goshawk 42 3 1993 2015 2009 0 0 2 0
accipiter, sp. 12 2 2005     0 1 2 0
Harris' Hawk 1 1 1971   1971 0 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 80 12 1957 2015 2014 0 2 9 0
Broad-winged Hawk 4 1 1970   1970 0 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 92 160 1995     1 93 122 65
Rough-legged Hawk 53 10 1980   2013 0 0 2 0
buteo, sp. 3         0 0 1 0
Golden Eagle 2 1 1941   1941 0 0 0 0
Clapper Rail 45 7 1962 2015 2014 0 1 3 0
King Rail 3 2 1933   1957 0 0 0 0
Virginia Rail 64 6 1959 2014   0 2 5 0
Sora 10 2 1951   1993 0 0 0 0
rail, sp 1         0 0 0 0
Common Gallinule 1 1 1990   1990 0 0 0 0
American Coot 52 71 1966 2015   0 5 17 0
Black-bellied Plover 10 6 1984   2001 0 0 2 0
Semipalmated Plover 2 1 1998   1998 0 0 1 0
Killdeer 90 123 1953 1942   0 13 37 2
American Oystercatcher 2 3 2005   2005 0 0 3 0
Greater Yellowlegs 38 17 2011 2014 2015 0 2 17 0
Lesser Yellowlegs 9 3 1946   2006 0 0 1 0
Ruddy Turnstone 37 53 1992 2015   0 4 15 0
Sanderling 31 80 1976 2015 2002 0 1 3 0
Dunlin 42 120 1986 2014 2015 0 15 87 0
Purple Sandpiper 75 287 1995 1975   0 45 105 3
White-rumped Sandpiper 1 1 1962   1962 0 0 0 0
Western Sandpiper 1 1 1962   1962 0 0 0 0
Wilson's Snipe 66 17 1973 2015 2014 0 1 3 0
American Woodcock 45 3 2014 2015 2014 0 1 3 0
Dovekie 0       CW51 0 0 0 0
Thick-billed Murre 3 1 1938   1938 0 0 0 0
Razorbill 4 116 2002   2013 0 7 116 0
alcid, sp. 1 2 1960   1960 0 0 0 0
Black-leggedKittiwake 2 3 1956   1956 0 0 0 0
Bonaparte's Gull 68 1235 1964 2013   0 32 255 0
Black-headed Gull 3 1 1985   2000 0 0 1 0
Laughing Gull 31 27 1974   2015 0 1 15 0
Ring-billed Gull 89 6262 1982 1948   0 3657 5980 1416
Herring Gull 92 36500 1964     409 1427 3172 409
Iceland Gull 31 4 1963   2008 0 0 1 0
Lesser Black-backed Gull 18 3 1989   2013 0 0 1 0
Glaucous Gull 15 2 1967   2014 0 0 1 0
Great Black-backed Gull 92 8250 1971     2 147 302 85
gull, sp 1         0 19 370 0
Rock Pigeon 52 2287 2002 1972   0 1543 2287 1110
Mourning Dove 84 1600 1974 1948   0 821 1282 478
Barn Owl 41 7 1934   2004 0 0 1 0
Eastern Screech-Owl 83 15 2001 1986   0 9 15 3
Great Horned Owl 77 18 1987 1955   0 10 16 6
Snowy Owl 11 4 1949   2015 0 0 1 0
Barred Owl 43 9 2012   2015 0 1 9 0
Long-eared Owl 54 21 1960 2015 2014 0 1 7 0
Short-eared Owl 49 24 1961   2004 0 0 1 0
Northern Saw-whet Owl 42 7 1961 2014 2015 0 1 3 0
owl, sp. 1         0 0 0 0
Ruby-throatedHummingbird 1 1 2001   2001 0 0 1 0
Rufous Hummingbird 2 1 2001   2006 0 0 1 0
Belted Kingfisher 90 35 1987 1928   0 18 31 6
Red-headed Woodpecker 17 7 2013   2013 0 0 7 0
Red-bellied Woodpecker 47 303 2013 1972   0 173 303 61
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 45 46 2013 1979   0 17 46 3
Downy Woodpecker 92 286 1986     12 200 255 128
Hairy Woodpecker 92 142 1961     2 53 90 28
Black-backed Woodpecker 1 1 1926   1926 0 0 0 0
Northern Flicker 92 62 2013     1 26 62 7
Pileated Woodpecker 38 7 2012 2014 2015 0 2 7 0
American Kestrel 92 35 1960     1 3 6 1
Merlin 30 5 2015 2009 2015 0 2 5 0
Peregrine Falcon 57 14 2008 1994   0 5 14 1
falcon, sp. 3         0 0 1 0
Rose-ringed Parakeet 7 46 1974   1987 0 0 0 0
Monk Parakeet 22 70 2013 1999   0 15 70 0
Black-hooded Parakeet 1 2 1982   1982 0 0 0 0
empidonax, sp. 0       CW40 0 0 0 0
Eastern Phoebe 10 1 1992   2002 0 0 1 0
Western Kingbird 1 1 1991   1991 0 0 0 0
Loggerhead Shrike 6 2 1958   1961 0 0 0 0
Northern Shrike 8 3 1995   1995 0 0 0 0
shrike, sp. 1         0 0 0 0
Blue Jay 92 1334 1971     12 603 1241 177
Black-billed Magpie 1 1 1935   1935 0 0 0 0
American Crow 92 3547 1998     40 941 3547 168
Fish Crow 74 234 2015 1993   0 60 234 14
crow, sp. 1   2005     0 0 2 0
Common Raven 10 10 2012 2008 2015 0 2 10 0
Horned Lark 60 204 1967 2015 2013 0 6 67 0
Tree Swallow 3 6 1933   1957 0 0 0 0
swallow,sp. 1   2005     0 0 1 0
Black-capped Chickadee 92 1279 2001     12 563 1279 167
Boreal Chickadee 3 2 1975   1975 0 0 0 0
Tufted Titmouse 80 1317 1995 1950   0 441 888 209
Red-breasted Nuthatch 81 33 2012 1979   0 10 33 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 92 299 2001     5 182 299 112
Brown Creeper 90 46 1946 1976   0 8 23 2
House Wren 30 4 1968   2012 0 1 3 0
Winter Wren 91 75 2012 1963   0 31 75 10
Sedge Wren 8 2 1933   1999 0 0 1 0
Marsh Wren 57 9 1933 1998   0 2 5 0
Carolina Wren 63 218 2002 1980   0 129 218 45
wren, sp 1         0 0 4 0
Golden-crowned Kinglet 85 137 1984 1999   0 13 42 0
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 62 28 1984 1988   0 7 20 1
kinglet, sp 1 1 2010   2010 0 0 1 0
Eastern Bluebird 55 48 1934 2013 2015 0 3 14 0
Gray-cheeked Thrush 1 1 1962   1962 0 0 0 0
Swainson's Thrush 3 1 1982   1982 0 0 0 0
Hermit Thrush 82 46 2001 1958   0 21 46 3
Wood Thrush 2 1 1981   1981 0 0 0 0
American Robin 91 1729 2009 1950   0 693 1729 114
Gray Catbird 73 54 1991 1965   0 18 36 5
Brown Thrasher 63 18 1970 2015   0 3 9 0
Northern Mockingbird 56 243 2001 1964   0 129 243 76
European Starling 92 15750 1933     550 3372 9090 1973
American Pipit 46 61 1931 2015 2014 0 1 4 0
Cedar Waxwing 76 566 1995 1977   0 55 155 1
Lapland Longspur 17 16 1965   2007 0 0 2 0
Snow Bunting 42 156 2007   2013 0 12 156 0
Ovenbird 2 1 1998   2004 0 0 1 0
Northern Waterthrush 1 1 1994   1994 0 0 0 0
Black-and-white Warbler 1 1 2015   2015 0 0 1 0
Tennessee Warbler 1 1 1990   1990 0 0 0 0
Orange-crowned Warbler 9 3 84,'15   2015 0 1 3 0
Nashville Warbler 7 3 2001   2015 0 0 3 0
Common Yellowthroat 26 5 1986   2014 0 1 3 0
American Redstart 2 1 1931   2006 0 0 1 0
Magnolia Warbler 1 1 2012   2012 0 0 1 0
Palm Warbler 23 4 1981   2014 0 0 2 0
Palm Warbler (westren) 1 1 2012   2012 0 0 1 0
Pine Warbler 5 6 2004   2009 0 0 6 0
Yellow-rumped Warbler 79 178 1934 2012 2015 0 3 12 0
Praire Warbler 2 1 2012   2012 0 0 1 0
Black-throated Green Warbler 1 1 1943   1943 0 0 0 0
Wilson's Warbler 2 1 1987   1994 0 0 0 0
Yellow-breasted Chat 17 2 2002   2012 0 0 2 0
warbler, sp. 1       1981 0 0 0 0
Spotted Towhee 1 1 1958   1958 0 0 0 0
Eastern Towhee 81 58 1971 1952   0 16 57 2
American Tree Sparrow 92 1300 1933     26 134 444 26
Chipping Sparrow 35 21 2000 2010 2015 0 2 21 0
Clay-colored Sparrow 1 2 2012   2012 0 0 2 0
Field Sparrow 86 170 1956 2011   0 6 36 0
Vesper Sparrow 34 62 1970   1986 0 0 0 0
Savannah Sparrow 78 205 1976 2015   0 2 10 0
Savannah (Ipswich) Sparrow 6 2 1970   1999 0 0 1 0
Grasshopper Sparrow 1 1 1988   1988 0 0 0 0
Nelson's Sparrow 1 1 2010   2010 0 0 1 0
Nelson's  Sparrow (arcadian) 2 1 1953   1953 0 0 0 0
Nelson's  Sparrow (nelsoni) 1 1 1935   1935 0 0 0 0
Saltmarsh Sparrow 3 5 1935   2011 0 0 1 0
"Sharp-tailed Sparrow" 30 7 1935   2014 0 0 1 0
Seaside Sparrow 5 1 1982   2001 0 0 1 0
Fox Sparrow 91 167 1975 1927   0 65 155 18
Song Sparrow 92 870 1961     34 406 664 236
Lincoln's Sparrow 4 1 1963   2000 0 0 1 0
Swamp Sparrow 92 67 1991     2 27 58 8
White-throated Sparrow 92 3294 2001     14 1798 3294 1034
White-crowned Sparrow 27 13 1980   2014 0 1 3 0
Dark-eyed (Slate col.) Junco 92 1775 2002     55 1120 1775 471
Dark-eyed (Pink-sided) Junco 1 1 1999   1999 0 0 1 0
Dark-eyed (Oregon) Junco 1 1 1961   1961 0 0 0 0
Dark-eyed Junco 1       2006 0 0 1 0
Scarlet Tanager 1 1 1964   1964 0 0 0 0
Northern Cardinal 87 569 2001 1937   0 372 569 258
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 4 1 2014   2014 0 0 1 0
Black-headed Grosbeak 1 1 1971   1971 0 0 0 0
Indigo Bunting 4 1 2014   2014 0 0 1 0
Dickcissel 7 2 1969   2008 0 0 1 0
Red-winged Blackbird 90 1338 1973 1928   0 306 987 61
Eastern Meadowlark 62 165 1930   1999 0 0 3 0
Yellow-headed Blackbird 1 1 1974   1974 0 0 0 0
Rusty Blackbird 74 332 1970 1994   0 27 113 4
Common Grackle 82 7109 2009 1952   0 1388 7109 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 85 1212 1964 2011   0 35 183 0
blackbird, sp. 1         0 0 3 0
Bullock's Oriole 1 1 1978   1978 0 0 0 0
Baltimore Oriole 13 4 2009   2009 0 1 4 0
Pine Grosbeak 6 31 1968   1977 0 0 0 0
House Finch 60 1615 1991 1957   0 365 681 119
Purple Finch 81 56 1968 2013 2015 0 3 11 0
Red Crossbill 9 14 1973   2012 0 0 1 0
White-winged Crossbill 9 78 2012   2012 0 5 78 0
crossbill, sp. 1         0 0 6 0
Common Redpoll 25 54 1977   2012 0 4 46 0
Pine Siskin 63 617 1969 2013 2015 0 9 138 0
American Goldfinch 92 803 1995     1 441 745 213
European Goldfinch 1 1 1938   1938 0 0 0 0
Evening Grosbeak 24 93 1978   2003 0 0 5 0
House Sparrow 91 2810 1963 1924   0 1889 2650 1165

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