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2005 Hamilton Fall Bird Count

Sunday, November 6, 2005: 12:00 a.m – 12:30 a.m., 4:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Weather at Hamilton: Temperature 12?C at dawn to a high of 17?C at noon decreasing gradually to 10?C at dusk. Largely overcast at dawn with fog and light to moderate S winds. Thunderstorms beginning at 9 a.m. with heavy rain, and scattered hail, for one hour followed by intermittent showers until noon. Winds becoming strong by 11 a.m., with sustained winds all afternoon of 55 kph with gusts of 90 kph from the SW. Some sun in pm but mostly cloudy. Visibility at Lake Ontario good. 124 observers in 55 parties.

Total party hours: 353.2

Species: Underlined totals represent record-high numbers, except when indicated as record-low. Numbers in brackets following underlined totals give the previous extreme tally and the year. Species in bold require documentation for the Ontario Bird Records Committee. Underlined species require documentation for the Hamilton Bird Records Committee either as date or geographic rarities (see Date Guide to the Birds of the Hamilton Area).

Red-throated Loon 7; Common Loon 11; Pied-billed Grebe 16; Horned Grebe 13; Red-necked Grebe 45; Double-crested Cormorant 451; Great Blue Heron 95; Black-crowned Night-Heron 23 (18-1989); Turkey Vulture 35; Snow Goose 1; Canada Goose 9,167; Mute Swan 211 (177-2002); Trumpeter Swan 24 (not in official total); Tundra Swan 11; Wood Duck 54; Gadwall 534; American Wigeon 396; American Black Duck 356; Mallard 6,404; Blue-winged Teal 3; Northern Shoveler 149; Northern Pintail 38; Green-winged Teal 733; Canvasback 151; Redhead 211; Ring-necked Duck 384; Lesser Scaup 1,036; Greater Scaup 6,187; Harlequin Duck 1; Surf Scoter 423 (296-2002); White-winged Scoter 262; Black Scoter 71; Long-tailed Duck 23,758; Bufflehead 400; Common Goldeneye 425; Hooded Merganser 175; Common Merganser 40; Red-breasted Merganser 473; Ruddy Duck 551; Bald Eagle 4 (4-1996); Northern Harrier 7; Sharp-shinned Hawk 24; Cooper’s Hawk 19; Northern Goshawk 2; Red-tailed Hawk 201; American Kestrel 24; Merlin 5; Peregrine Falcon 5; Ring-necked Pheasant 2; Ruffed Grouse 2; Wild Turkey 33 (26-2000); Common Moorhen 1 (KW), American Coot 597; Killdeer 167; Greater Yellowlegs 18; Sanderling 7; Pectoral Sandpiper 1; Dunlin 16; Wilson’s Snipe 10; American Woodcock 2; Pomarine Jaeger 2 (BCr/BCu,GSl/AM,JiM); Bonaparte’s Gull 158; Ring-billed Gull 12,157; Herring Gull 1,261; Great Black-backed Gull 19 (low) (49-1981/86); Common Tern 1; Rock Pigeon 2,236; Mourning Dove 1,888; Eastern Screech Owl 19; Great Horned Owl 5; Short-eared Owl 1; Northern Saw-whet Owl 1; Belted Kingfisher 19; Red-bellied Woodpecker 34; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1; Downy Woodpecker 159; Hairy Woodpecker 46; Northern Flicker 35; Pileated Woodpecker 5; Eastern Phoebe 1; Red-eyed Vireo 1 (RD,CE); Blue Jay 870; American Crow 1,988; Common Raven 2 ( BCh/RvT,TvT, MvT); Horned Lark 133; Tree Swallow 12; Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1; Cave Swallow 10 (new for count BSm,JC,JD,ASe); Swallow sp. 5; Black-capped Chickadee 1,945; White-breasted Nuthatch 186; Red-breasted Nuthatch 21; Brown Creeper 36; Carolina Wren 37 (27-1975);