Winter Water Fowl Count – initial totals

Arlene Borko and I covered most of Sullivan County counting wintering water fowl on 1/14 and 1/15. Here are the initial results, other groups will add to this for the total county count. Areas covered included the Bashakill, Rio and Mongaup Reservoirs, Neversink River, Neversink and Rondout Reservoirs. Delaware River and Dr. Duggan Road. Here are the results:

Canada Geese – 1,338
Mute Swan – 1
American Wigeon – 2
American Black Duck – 124
Mallard – 827
Northern Pintail – 1
Ring-necked Duck – 1
Hooded Merganser – 11
Common Merganser – 39

Total: 2,344

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