Saturday, December 18, 2010

Davis Mountains CBC

This entry is backdated to reflect the date of the count; these numbers are via the Christmas Bird Count web site and the 'current year' results (date of reference 2/18/2011). I've removed number/party hour for the sake of the blog format which already crunches the columns awkwardly.

Davis Mountains [TXDM]
Texas Region
30.6333°, -104.0167°
Christmas Bird Count
Count Year: 111

Davis Mountains State Park, overlooking Fort Davis.

CW = count week
DD = details described
HC = high count
GD = good details
ND = no details
PH = photo
US = unusual species

Species / Number

Gadwall (Anas strepera) 11
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 5
Mexican Duck (Anas platyrhynchos) 2
duck sp. (Anatinae) 2
Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) 65
Scaled Quail (Callipepla squamata) 50
Montezuma Quail (Cyrtonyx montezumae) 19
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) (Ardea herodias) 1
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) 1 DD
Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus) 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus) 3
Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) 1
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 8
Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) 1
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) 7
Wilson's Snipe (Gallinago delicata) 4
Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto) 2
White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) 357
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 12
Greater Roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus) 1
Western Screech-Owl (Megascops kennicottii) 7
Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) 1
Long-eared Owl (Asio otus) 1 US GD
Violet-crowned Hummingbird (Amazilia violiceps) 1 US PH
Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri) 1 US PH
Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna) 8
Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) 5
Belted Kingfisher (Ceryle alcyon) 2
Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus) 50
Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) 2
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) 1
Red-naped Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus nuchalis) 6
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Picoides scalaris) 23
Northern (Red-shafted) Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 13
Black Phoebe (Sayornis nigricans) 3
Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya) 14
Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus) 1
Hutton's Vireo (Vireo huttoni) 1
Steller's Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) 3
Western Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica) 104
Common Raven (Corvus corax) 36
Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris) 2
Mountain Chickadee (Poecile gambeli) 13
Juniper Titmouse (Baeolophus ridgwayi) 1 DD
Black-crested Titmouse (Baeolophus atricristatus) 112
Verdin (Auriparus flaviceps) 1
Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus) 30
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis) 13
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 29
Brown Creeper (Certhia americana) 3
Cactus Wren (Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus) 16
Rock Wren (Salpinctes obsoletus) 12
Canyon Wren (Catherpes mexicanus) 10
Bewick's Wren (Thryomanes bewickii) 21
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon) 3
Winter Wren (Troglodytes hiemalis) 1 GD
Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa) 3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula) 104
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) 64 HC
Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) 4
Western Bluebird (Sialia mexicana) 44
Townsend's Solitaire (Myadestes townsendi) 1
Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus) 19
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 2
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) 28
Curve-billed Thrasher (Toxostoma curvirostre) 8
Crissal Thrasher (Toxostoma crissale) 0 CW DD
American Pipit (Anthus rubescens) 1
Phainopepla (Phainopepla nitens) 7
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Dendroica coronata) 5
Yellow-rumped (Audubon's) Warbler (Dendroica coronata) 2
Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler (Dendroica coronata) 1
Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) 8
Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus) 41 HC
Canyon Towhee (Melozone fuscus) 46
Cassin's Sparrow (Peucaea cassinii) 4
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Aimophila ruficeps) 36
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) 922
Brewer's Sparrow (Spizella breweri) 3
Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla) 2
Black-chinned Sparrow (Spizella atrogularis) 8
Vesper Sparrow (Pooecetes gramineus) 20
Lark Sparrow (Chondestes grammacus) 1
Black-throated Sparrow (Amphispiza bilineata) 13
Lark Bunting (Calamospiza melanocorys) 30
Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis) 5
Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum) 3 US ND
Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca) 1
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 17
Lincoln's Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii) 34
Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) 4
White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) 207
sparrow sp. (Emberizinae) 40
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) 27
Dark-eyed (Gray-headed) Junco (Junco hyemalis) 170
Dark-eyed (Oregon) Junco (Junco hyemalis) 30
Dark-eyed (Pink-sided) Junco (Junco hyemalis) 52
Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco (Junco hyemalis) 60
Dark-eyed (Red-backed) Junco (Junco hyemalis) 116 HC ND
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 26
Pyrrhuloxia (Cardinalis sinuatus) 69
Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna) 4
meadowlark sp. (Sturnella) 37
Brewer's Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus) 29
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 9
House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) 38
Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus) 170
Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria) 13
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 7
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 41

Weather & Effort

Count Date:
Dec 18, 2010
Number of Participants: 26
Number of Party Hours: 114.75
Species Reported: 95
Low Temperature: 21
High Temperature: 62
AM Weather: Partly cloudy
Rain: None
Snow: None
PM Weather: Partly clear
Rain: None
Snow: None

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