I don’t have all the results yet, but this may be a record low year for our count. My team, Lance Verderame, Karen Miller and I had a relatively good day. We ended with 30 species (historically low). It is hard to say that there were highlights, as most of the birds should be commonly expected. The Eastern Phoebe seen on 12/25 could not be found today. The Common Loon, present for nearly a week now, was seen by many today. Another bird of note was Yellow-rumped Warbler. Found today by Arlene Borko’s team, there were also another three seen by Scott Baldinger yesterday. It was definitely a tough count, but all teams persevered to do the best they could. Here is a very preliminary list which is subject to change when the additional teams info comes in. At last count, I have 48 species on count day and 4 additional species for count week.
American Black Duck
Red Shouldered Hawk
American Tree Sparrow
Additional species seen during count week: Common Goldeneye, Eastern Phoebe, Bufflehead and Belted Kingfisher