Bronx-Westchester Christmas bird Count

Summary of Bird Over the Last 91 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) 39 71 2008 2013 2014 0 6 71 0
Snow Goose (blue form) 4 1 1975   1975 0 0 0 0
Brant 44 3919 2013 1986   0 1194 3919 91
Barnacle Goose 1 1 2012   2012 0 0 1 0
Canada Goose 80 9080 2009 1942   0 6362 9080 3681
Canada Goose (small forms) 3 42 2004   2004 0 2 42 0
Cackling Goose 0         0 0 0 0
Mute Swan 67 274 1992 1951   0 124 237 73
Tundra Swan 1 1 1985   1985 0 0 0 0
Wood Duck 78 101 2001 1982   0 28 101 2
Gadwall 55 481 2014 1970   0 157 481 46
Eurasian Widgeon 26 3 1995   2014 0 1 3 0
American Widgeon 86 457 1964 1930   0 266 439 123
American Black Duck 91 3260 1947     6 914 1643 375
Mallard 90 3607 1986 1925   0 1723 2413 1175
mallard hybrid 29 27 1990 1985   0 10 23 2
Blue-winged Teal 5 2 1971   1985 0 0 0 0
Northern Shoveler 62 223 1982 1956   0 51 141 4
Northern Pintail 80 47 1979 2013   0 2 9 0
Green-winged Teal (Eu.) 1 1 2001     0 0 1 0
Green-winged Teal (Am.) 83 63 1990 2013   0 22 44 0
Canvasback 83 8749 1985 1946   0 57 462 3
Redhead 42 44 1999   2013 0 3 44 0
Ring-necked Duck 50 28 2012 2010   0 12 28 0
Tufted Duck 2 1 1993   1993 0 0 0 0
Greater Scaup 91 23700 1964     51 5087 12575 231
Lesser Scaup 72 1562 1999 1987   0 437 1562 12
scaup, sp. 8 1500       0 514 8058 0
King Eider 4 1 1956   2013 0 0 1 0
Surf Scoter 33 70 2010   2014 0 7 70 0
White-winged Scoter 70 4000 1935   2014 0 45 615 0
Black Scoter 35 81 2012   2014 0 6 81 0
scoter, sp. 6 12000 1927     0 0 2 0
Long-tailed Duck 88 490 2012 1975   0 153 490 13
Bufflehead 87 1746 1987 1936   0 730 1189 323
Common Goldeneye 91 1200 1925     45 149 334 45
Barrow's Goldeneye 3 1 1991   2011 0 0 1 0
Hooded Merganser 87 310 2005 1927   0 200 310 84
Common Merganser 91 620 1930     1 39 396 1
Red-breasted Merganser 90 835 2002 1924   0 363 835 124
Ruddy Duck 74 2332 1999 1946   0 480 2332 41
Northern Bobwhite 18 80 1933   1964 0 0 0 0
Ring-necked Pheasant 88 290 1960 2012   0 10 36 0
Ruffed Grouse 20 4 1980   1998 0 0 1 0
Wild Turkey 22 75 2007 1992   0 27 75 2
Red-throated Loon 70 90 2012 1989   0 24 90 1
Pacific Loon 1 1 1940   1940 0 0 0 0
Common Loon 72 40 2011 1984   0 13 40 2
loon, sp. 3         0 0 1 0
Pied-billed Grebe 61 18 1954 2010   0 3 13 0
Horned Grebe 84 182 1961 1944   0 15 38 5
Red-necked Grebe 30 4 2012 2014 2013 0 1 4 0
Eared Grebe  1 1 2007   2007 0 0 1 0
Northern Gannet 14 55 2011 2008 2014 0 5 55 0
Double-crested Cormorant 41 103 2013 1993   0 36 103 6
Great Cormorant 70 124 1988 1957   0 48 106 16
cormorant, sp. 9         0 1 7 0
American Bittern 28 3 1957   2001 0 0 1 0
Great Blue Heron 85 93 1991 1936   0 42 74 17
Great Egret 11 9 2011   2014 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 2014   0 1 7 0
Black Vulture 5 7 2011 2014 2013 0 1 7 0
Turkey Vulture 21 45 2011 2007 2014 0 10 45 0
Osprey 1 1 2008   2008 0 0 1 0
Bald Eagle 27 8 2011 2007 2014 0 2 8 0
eagle, sp 2 1 2004   2011 0 0 1 0
Northern Harrier 64 14 1989 2012   0 3 7 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 64 30 2001 1978   0 14 30 7
Cooper's Hawk 73 26 2001 1981   0 14 26 6
Northern Goshawk 42 3 1993 2014 2009 0 1 2 0
accipiter, sp. 11 2 2005     0 1 2 0
Harris' Hawk 1 1 1971   1971 0 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 80 12 1957 2005 2014 0 2 9 0
Broad-winged Hawk 4 1 1970   1970 0 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 91 160 1995     1 97 160 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 2012 2014 0 1 3 0
King Rail 3 2 1933   1957 0 0 0 0
Virginia Rail 63 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 2010   0 6 17 0
Black-bellied Plover 10 6 1984   2001 0 0 2 0
Semipalmated Plover 2 1 1998   1998 0 0 1 0
Killdeer 89 123 1953 1942   0 13 37 3
American Oystercatcher 2 3 2005   2005 0 0 3 0
Greater Yellowlegs 37 17 2011 2014 2013 0 2 17 0
Lesser Yellowlegs 9 3 1946   2006 0 0 1 0
Ruddy Turnstone 37 53 1992 2013   0 6 45 0
Sanderling 31 80 1976 2014 2002 0 1 3 0
Dunlin 41 120 1986 2014 2013 0 19 87 0
Purple Sandpiper 74 287 1995 1975   0 59 287 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 2013 2014 0 1 3 0
American Woodcock 45 3 2014 2012 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 67 1235 1964 2013   0 32 255 0
Black-headed Gull 3 1 1985   2000 0 0 1 0
Laughing Gull 30 27 1974   2010 0 0 3 0
Ring-billed Gull 88 6262 1982 1948   0 3677 5980 1416
Herring Gull 91 36500 1964     409 1524 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 91 8250 1971     2 154 302 85
gull, sp 1         0 19 370 0
Rock Pigeon 51 2287 2002 1972   0 1542 2287 1110
Mourning Dove 83 1600 1974 1948   0 804 1282 478
Barn Owl 41 7 1934   2004 0 0 1 0
Eastern Screech-Owl 82 15 2001 1986   0 8 15 2
Great Horned Owl 76 18 1987 1955   0 10 16 6
Snowy Owl 10 4 1949   1987 0 0 0 0
Barred Owl 42 9 2012   2014 0 1 9 0
Long-eared Owl 54 21 1960 2012 2014 0 1 7 0
Short-eared Owl 49 24 1961   2004 0 0 1 0
Northern Saw-whet Owl 41 7 1961 2014 2013 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 89 35 1987 1928   0 18 31 6
Red-headed Woodpecker 17 7 2013   2013 0 0 7 0
Red-bellied Woodpecker 46 303 2013 1972   0 169 303 61
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 44 46 2013 1979   0 15 46 3
Downy Woodpecker 91 286 1986     12 202 265 128
Hairy Woodpecker 91 142 1961     2 52 90 28
Black-backed Woodpecker 1 1 1926   1926 0 0 0 0
Northern Flicker 91 62 2013     1 26 62 7
Pileated Woodpecker 37 7 2012 2014 2013 0 2 7 0
American Kestrel 91 35 1960     1 3 6 1
Merlin 29 4 02/05 2009 2014 0 2 4 0
Peregrine Falcon 56 14 2008 1994   0 4 14 1
falcon, sp. 3         0 0 1 0
Rose-ringed Parakeet 7 46 1974   1987 0 0 0 0
Monk Parakeet 21 70 2013 1999   0 14 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 3 0
shrike, sp. 1         0 0 0 0
Blue Jay 91 1334 1971     12 617 1241 177
Black-billed Magpie 1 1 1935   1935 0 0 0 0
American Crow 91 3547 1998     40 1067 3547 231
Fish Crow 73 168 2013 1993   0 50 168 14
crow, sp. 1   2005     0 0 2 0
Common Raven 9 10 2012 2008 2014 0 2 10 0
Horned Lark 60 204 1967 2014 2013 0 8 67 0
Tree Swallow 3 6 1933   1957 0 0 0 0
swallow,sp. 1   2005     0 0 1 0
Black-capped Chickadee 91 1279 2001     12 594 1279 167
Boreal Chickadee 3 2 1975   1975 0 0 0 0
Tufted Titmouse 79 1317 1995 1950   0 489 1317 209
Red-breasted Nuthatch 80 33 2012 1979   0 10 33 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 91 299 2001     5 181 299 112
Brown Creeper 89 46 1946 1976   0 8 23 2
House Wren 30 4 1968   2012 0 1 3 0
Winter Wren 90 75 2012 1963   0 32 75 13
Sedge Wren 8 2 1933   1999 0 0 1 0
Marsh Wren 56 9 1933 1998   0 2 5 0
Carolina Wren 62 218 2002 1980   0 129 218 45
wren, sp 1         0 0 4 0
Golden-crowned Kinglet 84 137 1984 1999   0 13 42 0
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 61 28 1984 1988   0 6 18 1
kinglet, sp 1 1 2010   2010 0 0 1 0
Eastern Bluebird 54 48 1934 2013 2014 0 4 19 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 81 46 2001 1958   0 23 46 5
Wood Thrush 2 1 1981   1981 0 0 0 0
American Robin 90 1729 2009 1950   0 637 1729 114
Gray Catbird 72 54 1991 1965   0 18 36 5
Brown Thrasher 63 18 1970 2010   0 3 9 0
Northern Mockingbird 55 243 2001 1964   0 135 243 76
European Starling 91 15750 1933     550 3367 9090 1973
American Pipit 46 61 1931 2013 2014 0 1 4 0
Cedar Waxwing 75 566 1995 1977   0 78 566 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
Tennessee Warbler 1 1 1990   1990 0 0 0 0
Orange-crowned Warbler 8 3 1984   2012 0 0 2 0
Nashville Warbler 6 3 2001   2006 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 78 178 1934 2012 2014 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 80 58 1971 1952   0 16 57 2
American Tree Sparrow 91 1300 1933     49 143 444 49
Chipping Sparrow 34 21 2000 2010 2014 0 2 21 0
Clay-colored Sparrow 1 2 2012   2012 0 0 2 0
Field Sparrow 85 170 1956 2011   0 7 36 0
Vesper Sparrow 34 62 1970   1986 0 0 0 0
Savannah Sparrow 78 205 1976 2012   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 90 167 1975 1927   0 63 155 18
Song Sparrow 91 870 1961     34 411 664 236
Lincoln's Sparrow 4 1 1963   2000 0 0 1 0
Swamp Sparrow 91 67 1991     2 27 58 8
White-throated Sparrow 91 3294 2001     14 1794 3294 1034
White-crowned Sparrow 27 13 1980   2014 0 1 3 0
Dark-eyed (Slate col.) Junco 91 1775 2002     55 1092 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 86 569 2001 1937   0 376 569 258
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 89 1338 1973 1928   0 320 987 61
Eastern Meadowlark 62 165 1930   1999 0 0 3 0
Yellow-headed Blackbird 1 1 1974   1974 0 0 0 0
Rusty Blackbird 73 332 1970 1994   0 26 113 4
Common Grackle 81 7109 2009 1952   0 1212 7109 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 84 1212 1964 2011   0 36 183 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 59 1615 1991 1957   0 379 720 119
Purple Finch 80 56 1968 2013 2014 0 4 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 5 46 0
Pine Siskin 62 617 1969 2013 2014 0 9 138 0
American Goldfinch 91 803 1995     1 457 803 213
European Goldfinch 1 1 1938   1938 0 0 0 0
Evening Grosbeak 24 93 1978   2003 0 0 5 0
House Sparrow 90 2810 1963 1924   0 1889 2650 1165

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