Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society (DOAS)

Established in 1968 – A Chapter of the National Audubon Society since 1970

2021 Big Day Bird Count Results

The results of our DOAS Big Day Count are in!

Overall, we assembled 18 teams of 33 total birders this spring, with 7 teams of one, 10 teams of two, and 1 team of six counters. The teams ranged over our DOAS region, with reports coming in from Otsego, Delaware, and Schoharie counties. Some teams ranged over extensive areas by car, some walked our meadows and forests, some paddled in canoes, and some folks simply observed their backyard birds.

There were a number of species that were found by just a single team (a few examples: Bufflehead, Mute Swan, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Cooper’s Hawk, Eastern Wood-pewee, Northern Parula, Bay-breasted Warbler, and others), which shows just how important it was to our effort to have so many teams scouting our area. Birding is to some degree a matter of being in the right place at the right time. The more teams, the more likely it is that someone will be around when seldom seen species show up!

In total, we found 117 different species. Among these were three species of sandpipers (Spotted, Solitary, and Least), eight raptors (Turkey Vulture, Osprey, Bald Eagle, and Sharp-shinned, Cooper’s, Red-tailed, Red-shouldered, Broad-winged Hawks), six woodpecker-type species (Downy, Hairy, Pileated, Red-bellied, Northern Flicker, and Yellow-bellied Sapsucker), five flycatchers (Pewee, Least, Great-crested, Phoebe, Kingbird), five swallows (Barn, Tree, Cliff, Bank, Rough-winged), four vireos (Yellow-throated, Blue-headed, Red-eyed, and Warbling) seven sparrow species (Chipping, Field, Savannah, Song, Swamp, White-throated, and White Crowned) and twenty-one species of warblers (see the list!). A complete listing of all of this year’s sightings follows and will also be posted (eventually) on the Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society website www.doas.us.I want to thank everyone who participated and to encourage other folks to join in the fun next year!Charlie

GEESE – SWANS – DUCKS
Canada Goose *X
Wood Duck *X
Mallard *X
American Black Duck *
Hooded Merganser *X
Common Merganser *X
BuffleheadX
Mute SwanX
QUAIL – GROUSE – TURKEYS
Ring-necked Pheasant  (I) *
Ruffed Grouse *
Wild Turkey *X
DOVES – CUCKOOS – SWIFTS – HUMMINGBIRDS
Rock Pigeon (I) *X
Mourning Dove *X
Black-billed Cuckoo *
Yellow-billed Cuckoo *
Chimney Swift *X
Ruby-throated Hummingbird *X
RAILS – COOTS – CRANES
Virginia Rail *
Sora *
Common Gallinule *
PLOVERS – SANDPIPERS
Killdeer *X
Upland Sandpiper *
American Woodcock *X
Wilson’s Snipe *X
Spotted Sandpiper *X
Solitary Sandpiper  X
Least SandpiperX
GULLS – LOONS – CORMORANTS
Ring-billed Gull *
Herring Gull
Common LoonX
Double-crested Cormorant
BITTERNS – HERONS
American Bittern *
Great Blue Heron *X
Green Heron *X
VULTURES – EAGLES – HAWKS – OWLS
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture *X
Osprey *X
Golden Eagle
Northern Harrier *
Sharp-shinned Hawk *X
Cooper’s Hawk *X
Northern Goshawk *
Bald Eagle *X
Red-shouldered Hawk *X
Broad-winged Hawk *X
Red-tailed Hawk *X
Eastern Screech-Owl *
Great Horned Owl *
Barred Owl *X
Northern Saw-whet Owl *
KINGFISHERS – WOODPECKERS – FALCONS
Belted Kingfisher *X
Red-bellied Woodpecker *X
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker *X
Downy Woodpecker *X
Hairy Woodpecker *X
Northern Flicker *X
Pileated Woodpecker *X
American Kestrel *X
Merlin*X
Peregrine Falcon
FLYCATCHERS
Great Crested Flycatcher *X
Eastern Kingbird *X
Eastern Wood-Pewee *X
Acadian Flycatcher *
Alder Flycatcher *
Willow Flycatcher *
Least Flycatcher *X
Eastern Phoebe *X
SHRIKES – VIREOS – JAYS – CROWS
Yellow-throated Vireo *X
Blue-headed Vireo *X
Warbling Vireo *X
Red-eyed Vireo *X
Blue Jay *X
American Crow *X
Fish Crow
Common Raven *X
LARKS – SWALLOWS
Tree Swallow *X
Northern Rough-winged Swallow *X
Bank Swallow *X
Cliff Swallow *X
Barn Swallow *X
TITMICE – NUTHATCHES – WRENS
Black-capped Chickadee *X
Tufted Titmouse *X
Red-breasted Nuthatch *X
White-breasted Nuthatch *X
Brown Creeper *X
House Wren *X
Winter Wren *X
Marsh Wren *
Carolina Wren *X
KINGLETS – THRUSHES – THRASHERS
Golden-crowned Kinglet *
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird *
Veery *X
Hermit Thrush *X
Wood Thrush *X
American Robin *X
Gray Catbird *X
Brown Thrasher *X
Northern Mockingbird *
STARLINGS – WAXWINGS – OLD WORLD SPARROWS
European Starling (I) *X
Cedar Waxwing *
House Sparrow (I) *X
FINCHES – CROSSBILLS
House Finch (I) *X
Purple Finch *X
Common Redpoll  
Pine Siskin *X
American Goldfinch *X
LONGSPURS – TOWHEES – SPARROWS
Eastern Towhee *X
Chipping Sparrow *X
Field Sparrow *X
Savannah Sparrow *X
Fox Sparrow  
Song Sparrow *X
Swamp Sparrow *X
White-throated Sparrow *X
Dark-eyed Junco *X
White-Crowned SparrowX
BLACKBIRDS
Bobolink *X
Eastern Meadowlark *X
Baltimore Oriole *X
Red-winged Blackbird *X
Brown-headed Cowbird *X
Common Grackle *X
Rusty BlackbirdX
WARBLERS
Ovenbird *X
Louisiana Waterthrush *X
Northern Waterthrush *X
Blue-winged Warbler *X
Black-and-white Warbler *X
Tennessee Warbler
Nashville Warbler *X
Mourning Warbler *
Common Yellowthroat *X
Hooded Warbler *X
American Redstart *X
Cape May Warbler
Cerulean Warbler
Northern Parula *X
Magnolia Warbler *X
Bay-breasted WarblerX
Blackburnian Warbler *X
Yellow Warbler *X
Chestnut-sided Warbler *X
Black-throated Blue Warbler *X
Palm Wabler
Pine Warbler *X
Yellow-rumped Warbler *X
Prairie Warbler *X
Black-throated Green Warbler *X
Canada Warbler *X
CARDINALS AND ALLIES
Scarlet Tanager *X
Northern Cardinal *X
Rose-breasted Grosbeak *X
Indigo Bunting *X
Evening GrosbeakX
TOTAL COUNT =  117

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