Bronx-Westchester Christmas bird Count

Summary of Bird Over the Last 94 Years

  Times Previous High Count Last Last   20 Year 20 Year 20 Year
Species Seen High Count Year Missed Seen MIN Average MAX MIN
                   
Snow Goose (white form) 42 169 2015 2013 2017 0 14.8 169 0
Snow Goose (blue form) 5 4 2015   2015 0 0.2 4 0
Greater White-fronted Goose 3 1 1981   2017 0 0.1 1 0
Pink-footed Goose 1 1 2016     0 0.05 1 0
Brant 47 3919 2013 1986   0 1437.7 3919 91
Barnacle Goose 1 1 2012   2012 0 0.05 1 0
Cackling Goose 2 2 2017     0 0.15 2 0
Canada Goose 83 9080 2009 1942   0 6329.55 9080 3681
Canada Goose (small forms) 3 42 2004   2004 0 2.2 42 0
Mute Swan 70 274 1992 1951   0 106 170 28
Tundra Swan 1 1 1985   1985 0 0 0 0
Wood Duck 81 101 2001 1982   0 33.1 101 2
Blue-winged Teal 5 2 1971   1985 0 0 0 0
Northern Shoveler 65 223 1982 1956   0 47 130 4
Gadwall 58 481 2014 1970   0 179.8 481 46
Eurasian Widgeon 26 3 1995   2014 0 0.65 2 0
American Widgeon 89 457 1964 1930   0 247.3 439 73
Mallard 93 3607 1986 1925   0 1621.65 2135 1097
mallard hybrid 32 27 1990 1985   0 9.65 23 2
American Black Duck 94 3260 1947     6 892.6 1643 375
Northern Pintail 82 47 1979 2015   0 1.5 6 0
Green-winged Teal (Eu.) 1 1 2001     0 0.05 1 0
Green-winged Teal (Am.) 86 63 1990 2013   0 18 44 0
Canvasback 84 8749 1985 2017   0 24.75 123 0
Redhead 43 44 1999   2016 0 2.5 44 0
Ring-necked Duck 53 28 2012 2010   0 12.35 28 0
Tufted Duck 2 1 1993   1993 0 0 0 0
Greater Scaup 94 23700 1964     51 4566.4 12575 231
Lesser Scaup 75 1562 1999 1987   0 429.55 1562 12
scaup, sp. 11 8058       0 644.25 8058 0
King Eider 4 1 1956   2013 0 0.05 1 0
Surf Scoter 36 1200 2016 2013 2017 0 69.1 1200 0
White-winged Scoter 73 4000 1935 2008 2017 0 48.7 615 0
Black Scoter 37 81 2012 2017 2016 0 6.65 81 0
scoter, sp. 7 12000 1927     0 0.35 5 0
Long-tailed Duck 91 490 2012 1975   0 147.9 490 13
Bufflehead 90 1746 1987 1936   0 765.55 1189 323
Common Goldeneye 94 1200 1925     45 135.2 334 45
Barrow's Goldeneye 3 1 1991   2011 0 0.05 1 0
Hooded Merganser 90 310 2005 1927   0 198.55 310 84
Common Merganser 94 620 1930     1 58.5 396 1
Red-breasted Merganser 93 835 2002 1924   0 336.9 835 128
Ruddy Duck 77 2332 1999 1946   0 434.85 2332 22
Northern Bobwhite 18 80 1933   1964 0 0 0 0
Ring-necked Pheasant 88 290 1960 2017 2014 0 6.1 29 0
Ruffed Grouse 20 4 1980   1998 0 0.05 1 0
Wild Turkey 25 75 2007 1992   0 32.95 75 2
Pied-billed Grebe 64 18 1954 2010   0 3.2 13 0
Horned Grebe 87 182 1961 1944   0 11.35 23 4
Red-necked Grebe 30 4 2012 2017 2013 0 0.95 4 0
Eared Grebe  1 1 2007   2007 0 0.05 1 0
Rock Pigeon 54 2287 2002 1972   0 1545.15 2287 1093
Mourning Dove 86 1600 1974 1948   0 864.5 1282 512
Ruby-throatedHummingbird 1 1 2001   2001 0 0.05 1 0
Rufous Hummingbird 2 1 2001   2006 0 0.1 1 0
Clapper Rail 46 7 1962 2017 2016 0 0.6 3 0
King Rail 3 2 1933   1957 0 0 0 0
Virginia Rail 64 6 1959 2017   0 1.7 5 0
Sora 10 2 1951   1993 0 0 0 0
rail, sp 1         0 0 0 0
Common Gallinule 1 1 1990   1990 0 0 0 0
American Coot 54 71 1966 2015   0 3.7 17 0
American Oystercatcher 2 3 2005   2005 0 0.25 3 0
Black-bellied Plover 11 6 1984   2016 0 0.2 2 0
Semipalmated Plover 2 1 1998   1998 0 0.05 1 0
Killdeer 91 123 1953 2017   0 12.05 37 0
Ruddy Turnstone 38 53 1992 2016   0 3.6 15 0
Sanderling 31 80 1976 2017 2002 0 0.25 3 0
Dunlin 43 120 1986 2016 2017 0 10.5 67 0
Purple Sandpiper 77 287 1995 1975   0 42.3 105 3
White-rumped Sandpiper 1 1 1962   1962 0 0 0 0
Western Sandpiper 1 1 1962   1962 0 0 0 0
American Woodcock 46 3 2014 2017 2016 0 1.2 3 0
Wilson's Snipe 66 17 1973 2017 2014 0 0.5 3 0
Lesser Yellowlegs 9 3 1946   2006 0 0.05 1 0
Greater Yellowlegs 40 17 2011 2014 2017 0 1.85 17 0
Dovekie 0       CW51 0 0 0 0
Thick-billed Murre 3 1 1938   1938 0 0 0 0
Razorbill 4 116 2002   2013 0 7.25 116 0
alcid, sp. 1 2 1960   1960 0 0 0 0
Black-leggedKittiwake 2 3 1956   1956 0 0 0 0
Bonaparte's Gull 69 1235 1964 2013   0 28.5 255 0
Black-headed Gull 5 1 1985   2017 0 0.15 1 0
Laughing Gull 32 27 1974   2017 0 1.05 15 0
Ring-billed Gull 91 6262 1982 1948   0 3541.5 5980 1416
Herring Gull 94 36500 1964     409 1345.8 3172 409
Iceland Gull 32 4 1963   2016 0 0.15 1 0
Lesser Black-backed Gull 18 3 1989   2013 0 0.15 1 0
Glaucous Gull 15 2 1967   2014 0 0.05 1 0
Great Black-backed Gull 94 8250 1971     2 146.15 302 85
gull, sp 1         0 18.5 370 0
Red-throated Loon 73 90 2012 1989   0 27.35 90 1
Pacific Loon 1 1 1940   1940 0 0 0 0
Common Loon 75 40 2011 1984   0 15.4 40 2
loon, sp. 3         0 0.05 1 0
Northern Gannet 16 55 2011 2017 2016 0 5.2 55 0
Double-crested Cormorant 44 392 2015 1993   0 58.55 392 9
Great Cormorant 73 124 1988 1957   0 40.8 103 15
cormorant, sp. 11         0 1.9 15 0
American White Pelican 1 1 2017   2017 0 0.05 1 0
American Bittern 28 3 1957   2001 0 0.05 1 0
Great Blue Heron 88 93 1991 1936   0 41.1 74 17
Great Egret 12 9 2011   2015 0 1.1 9 0
Snowy Egret 7 2 2001   2014 0 0.25 2 0
Tricolored Heron 1 1 1988   1988 0 0 0 0
Cattle Egret 1 1 1976   1976 0 0 0 0
Green Heron 3 2 1986   1991 0 0 0 0
Black-crowned Night-Heron 81 160 1932 2017   0 1.1 7 0
Black Vulture 7 7 2016 2017 2016 0 1.5 7 0
Turkey Vulture 23 45 2011 2017 2016 0 10.95 45 0
Osprey 1 1 2008   2008 0 0.05 1 0
Bald Eagle 30 8 2011 2007 2017 0 1.8 8 0
eagle, sp 2 1 2004   2011 0 0.1 1 0
Northern Harrier 66 14 1989 2017   0 2.65 7 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 67 30 2001 1978   0 13.25 30 4
Cooper's Hawk 76 27 2016 1981   0 15.05 27 7
Northern Goshawk 43 3 1993 2017 2016 0 0.45 2 0
accipiter, sp. 13 2 2005     0 0.65 2 0
Harris' Hawk 1 1 1971   1971 0 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 82 12 1957 2015 2017 0 1.8 9 0
Broad-winged Hawk 4 1 1970   1970 0 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 94 160 1995     1 90.95 122 36
Rough-legged Hawk 53 10 1980   2013 0 0.2 2 0
buteo, sp. 3         0 0.1 1 0
Golden Eagle 2 1 1941   1941 0 0 0 0
Barn Owl 41 7 1934   2004 0 0.15 1 0
Eastern Screech-Owl 85 15 2001 1986   0 8.9 15 3
Great Horned Owl 79 18 1987 1955   0 9.85 16 6
Snowy Owl 11 4 1949   2015 0 0.05 1 0
Barred Owl 44 9 2012   2017 0 0.75 9 0
Long-eared Owl 54 21 1960 2017 2014 0 1.05 7 0
Short-eared Owl 49 24 1961   2004 0 0.05 1 0
Northern Saw-whet Owl 42 7 1961 2017 2015 0 1.25 3 0
owl, sp. 1         0 0 0 0
Belted Kingfisher 92 35 1987 1928   0 17.5 31 6
Red-headed Woodpecker 18 7 2013   2016 0 0.45 7 0
Red-bellied Woodpecker 49 303 2013 1972   0 181.2 303 91
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 47 46 2013 1979   0 17.15 46 3
Downy Woodpecker 94 286 1986     12 193.55 255 79
Hairy Woodpecker 94 142 1961     2 52.2 90 16
Black-backed Woodpecker 1 1 1926   1926 0 0 0 0
Northern Flicker 94 62 2013     1 25.05 62 7
Pileated Woodpecker 40 7 2012 2014 2017 0 1.8 7 0
American Kestrel 94 35 1960     1 3.4 11 1
Merlin 32 11 2016 2009 2017 0 2.8 11 0
Peregrine Falcon 59 14 2008 1994   0 5.15 14 1
falcon, sp. 3         0 0.1 1 0
Rose-ringed Parakeet 7 46 1974   1987 0 0 0 0
Monk Parakeet 24 70 2013 1999   0 15.05 70 0
Black-hooded Parakeet 1 2 1982   1982 0 0 0 0
empidonax, sp. 0       CW40 0 0 0 0
Eastern Phoebe 11 1 1992   2017 0 0.15 1 0
Western Kingbird 1 1 1991   1991 0 0 0 0
Loggerhead Shrike 6 2 1958   1961 0 0 0 0
Northern Shrike 8 3 1995   1995 0 0 0 0
shrike, sp. 1         0 0 0 0
Blue Jay 94 1334 1971     12 621.45 1241 177
Black-billed Magpie 1 1 1935   1935 0 0 0 0
American Crow 94 3547 1998     40 741.05 3547 159
Fish Crow 76 339 2016 1993   0 74.65 339 14
crow, sp. 3   2005     0 2.75 51 0
Common Raven 12 16 2016 2008 2017 0 3.4 16 0
Horned Lark 60 204 1967 2017 2013 0 5.45 67 0
Tree Swallow 3 6 1933   1957 0 0 0 0
swallow,sp. 1   2005     0 0.05 1 0
Black-capped Chickadee 94 1279 2001     12 546.7 1279 167
Boreal Chickadee 3 2 1975   1975 0 0 0 0
Tufted Titmouse 82 1317 1995 1950   0 432.45 888 130
Red-breasted Nuthatch 82 33 2012 2017   0 10.1 33 0
White-breasted Nuthatch 94 382 2016     5 187 382 86
Brown Creeper 92 46 1946 1976   0 8.25 23 2
House Wren 30 4 1968   2012 0 0.8 3 0
Winter Wren 93 75 2012 1963   0 28.6 75 10
Sedge Wren 8 2 1933   1999 0 0.05 1 0
Marsh Wren 59 9 1933 1998   0 2.05 5 0
Carolina Wren 65 218 2002 1980   0 131.3 218 69
wren, sp 1         0 0.2 4 0
Golden-crowned Kinglet 87 137 1984 1999   0 14.4 42 0
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 64 28 1984 1988   0 7.2 20 1
kinglet, sp 1 1 2010   2010 0 0.05 1 0
Eastern Bluebird 56 48 1934 2017 2016 0 3.1 14 0
Gray-cheeked Thrush 1 1 1962   1962 0 0 0 0
Swainson's Thrush 3 1 1982   1982 0 0 0 0
Hermit Thrush 84 46 2001 1958   0 19.65 46 3
Wood Thrush 2 1 1981   1981 0 0 0 0
American Robin 93 1729 2009 1950   0 745.45 1729 282
Gray Catbird 75 54 1991 1965   0 15.4 34 5
Brown Thrasher 64 18 1970 2016   0 2.25 9 0
Northern Mockingbird 58 243 2001 1964   0 125.45 243 65
European Starling 94 15750 1933     550 3441.05 9090 1973
Cedar Waxwing 78 566 1995 1977   0 59.1 155 1
House Sparrow 93 2810 1963 1924   0 1816.15 2650 1165
American Pipit 48 61 1931 2015 2017 0 1.05 4 0
Evening Grosbeak 24 93 1978   2003 0 0.25 5 0
Pine Grosbeak 6 31 1968   1977 0 0 0 0
House Finch 62 1615 1991 1957   0 327.9 648 119
Purple Finch 81 56 1968 2017 2015 0 3.25 11 0
Common Redpoll 25 54 1977   2012 0 4.2 46 0
Red Crossbill 10 14 1973   2016 0 0.25 4 0
White-winged Crossbill 9 78 2012   2012 0 4.55 78 0
crossbill, sp. 1         0 0.3 6 0
Pine Siskin 63 617 1969 2017 2015 0 8.6 138 0
American Goldfinch 94 803 1995     1 428.55 745 89
European Goldfinch 1 1 1938   1938 0 0 0 0
Lapland Longspur 17 16 1965   2007 0 0.1 2 0
Snow Bunting 43 156 2007   2016 0 13.15 156 0
Spotted Towhee 1 1 1958   1958 0 0 0 0
Eastern Towhee 83 58 1971 1952   0 16.25 57 2
American Tree Sparrow 94 1300 1933     26 127.85 444 26
Chipping Sparrow 37 21 2000 2010 2017 0 2.45 21 0
Clay-colored Sparrow 1 2 2012   2012 0 0.1 2 0
Field Sparrow 88 170 1956 2011   0 7.35 36 0
Vesper Sparrow 34 62 1970   1986 0 0 0 0
Savannah Sparrow 80 205 1976 2015   0 1.6 10 0
Savannah (Ipswich) Sparrow 6 2 1970   1999 0 0.05 1 0
Grasshopper Sparrow 1 1 1988   1988 0 0 0 0
Nelson's Sparrow 1 1 2010   2010 0 0.05 1 0
Nelson's  Sparrow (arcadian) 2 1 1953   1953 0 0 0 0
Nelson's  Sparrow (nelsoni) 1 1 1935   1935 0 0 0 0
Saltmarsh Sparrow 3 5 1935   2011 0 0.1 1 0
"Sharp-tailed Sparrow" 30 7 1935   2014 0 0.1 1 0
Seaside Sparrow 5 1 1982   2001 0 0.05 1 0
Fox Sparrow 93 167 1975 1927   0 67.5 155 18
Song Sparrow 94 870 1961     34 404.1 664 236
Lincoln's Sparrow 4 1 1963   2000 0 0.05 1 0
Swamp Sparrow 94 67 1991     2 23.7 56 8
White-throated Sparrow 94 3294 2001     14 1822.5 3294 1034
White-crowned Sparrow 27 13 1980   2014 0 0.7 3 0
Dark-eyed (Slate col.) Junco 94 1852 2016     55 1135.3 1852 471
Dark-eyed (Pink-sided) Junco 1 1 1999   1999 0 0.05 1 0
Dark-eyed (Oregon) Junco 1 1 1961   1961 0 0 0 0
Dark-eyed Junco 1       2006 0 0.05 1 0
Yellow-breasted Chat 17 2 2002   2012 0 0.3 2 0
Yellow-headed Blackbird 1 1 1974   1974 0 0 0 0
Eastern Meadowlark 62 165 1930   1999 0 0.05 1 0
Bullock's Oriole 1 1 1978   1978 0 0 0 0
Baltimore Oriole 13 4 2009   2009 0 0.55 4 0
Red-winged Blackbird 92 1338 1973 1928   0 323.05 987 86
Brown-headed Cowbird 87 1212 1964 2011   0 34.15 183 0
Rusty Blackbird 76 332 1970 1994   0 25.95 113 4
Common Grackle 84 7109 2009 1952   0 1426.3 7109 1
blackbird, sp. 2         0 2.65 50 0
Ovenbird 2 1 1998   2004 0 0.1 1 0
Northern Waterthrush 1 1 1994   1994 0 0 0 0
Black-and-white Warbler 2 1 2015   2017 0 0.1 1 0
Tennessee Warbler 1 1 1990   1990 0 0 0 0
Orange-crowned Warbler 10 3 84,'15   2017 0 0.55 3 0
Nashville Warbler 8 3 2001   2016 0 0.35 3 0
Common Yellowthroat 26 5 1986   2014 0 0.6 3 0
American Redstart 2 1 1931   2006 0 0.05 1 0
Magnolia Warbler 1 1 2012   2012 0 0.05 1 0
Palm Warbler 23 4 1981   2014 0 0.4 2 0
Palm Warbler (westren) 1 1 2012   2012 0 0.05 1 0
Pine Warbler 6 6 2004   2017 0 0.55 6 0
Yellow-rumped Warbler 79 178 1934 2017 2015 0 2.4 12 0
Praire Warbler 2 1 2012   2012 0 0.05 1 0
Black-throated Green Warbler 1 1 1943   1943 0 0 0 0
Wilson's Warbler 2 1 1987   1994 0 0 0 0
warbler, sp. 1       1981 0 0 0 0
Scarlet Tanager 1 1 1964   1964 0 0 0 0
Northern Cardinal 89 569 2001 1937   0 367.05 569 233
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 4 1 2014   2014 0 0.05 1 0
Black-headed Grosbeak 1 1 1971   1971 0 0 0 0
Indigo Bunting 4 1 2014   2014 0 0.15 1 0
Dickcissel 7 2 1969   2008 0 0.05 1 0

 

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