2010 Christmas Bird Count Results - Pierre, South Dakota

If the turkey vulture is accepted, we’ll have a record high species count of 80. A CBC rare bird report was submitted to the regional CBC editor.

 

1              Pied-billed Grebe

19,200      Canada Goose

4,800        Cackling Goose

2              Snow Goose

1              Ross's Goose

1              Greater White-fronted Goose

15,250      Mallard

1              Northern Pintail

7              Wood Duck

4              American Wigeon

2              Lesser Scaup

10            Greater Scaup

18            Redhead

1              Ring-necked Duck

31            Common Goldeneye

17            Hooded Merganser

633           Common Merganser

4              Sharp-shinned Hawk

1              Cooper's Hawk

24            Red-tailed Hawk

1              Ferruginous Hawk

20            Rough-legged Hawk

11            Northern Harrier

3              Golden Eagle

59            Bald Eagle

4              Prairie Falcon

2              Merlin

5              American Kestrel

1              Turkey Vulture

203           Greater Prairie Chicken

67            Sharp-tailed Grouse

352           Ring-necked Pheasant

34            Wild Turkey

43            American Coot

2              Thayer's Gull

1              Glaucous Gull

40            Herring Gull

44            Ring-billed Gull

5              Bonaparte's Gull

2              Black-legged Kittiwake

1              Lesser Black-backed Gull

1              California Gull

481           Rock Dove

231           Eurasian Collared Dove

10            Great Horned Owl

2              Northern Saw-whet Owl

2              Long-eared Owl

1              Short-eared Owl

7              Eastern Screech-Owl

1              Belted Kingfisher

12            Northern Flicker

9              Red-bellied Woodpecker

26            Hairy Woodpecker

23            Downy Woodpecker

428           Horned Lark

12            Blue Jay

173           Black-capped Chickadee

24            White-breasted Nuthatch

8              Red-breasted Nuthatch

1              Brown Creeper

2              Townsend's Solitaire

95            American Robin

3              Golden-crowned Kinglet

15            Cedar Waxwing

3              Bohemian Waxwing

5              Northern Shrike

3              Yellow-rumped Warbler

996           European Starling

319           House Sparrow

17            Northern Cardinal

10            Purple Finch

202           House Finch

114           American Goldfinch

5              Pine Siskin

60            Red-winged Blackbird

1              Brewer's Blackbird

1              Common Grackle

135           Dark-eyed Junco

29            American Tree Sparrow

11            Lapland Longspur

               

Count Week

               

Western Grebe

Horned Grebe

Red-breasted Merganser

Double-crested Cormorant

Song Sparrow

Mourning Dove

Chipping Sparrow

Snow Bunting

 

Hours

24.75        foot

39.25        vehicle

14            feeders

2.5           owling

 

Miles

30.5          foot

598           vehicle

               

Clear, Low 1F Hi 22F, wind NW 10-20         

<1 in. snow cover                                       

Moving water open, otherwise all frozen.

 

Participants: Richard McEntaffer, Ricky Olson, Scott Stoltz, Bill Bossman, Dave Krueger, Chuck and Myrtle Backlund, Nathan Baker, Kenny Miller, Tina Manning, Glen Moravek, Carrol Hanten, Rex  Riis, Ruben Mares, Kris Dozark, Dave Ode, Wally Larsen, Doug Backlund (Count Coordinator).

 

Many thanks to Dave and Joanne Johnson for hosting the group at their home after the count.

 

 

Doug Backlund

Pierre, SD

www.wildphotosphotography.com

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