Christmas bird count broken down by species

A total of 3,096 birds in 46 species were recorded in the Williams Lake Field Naturalist’s annual Christmas Bird Count on Sunday, Dec. 14.

A total of 3,096 birds in 46 species were recorded in the Williams Lake Field Naturalist’s annual Christmas Bird Count on Sunday, December14.

In the breakdown provided below CH means Count is High and CW means the bird was seen during count week but not on count day.

Canada Goose 3

Trumpeter Swan 5

Mallard 43

Green-winged Teal 7

Bufflehead 2

Common Goldeneye 5

Ruffed Grouse CW

Great Blue Heron CW

Bald Eagle 16

Sharp-shinned Hawk 2

Red-tailed Hawk 1

Golden Eagle 4 CH

Merlin 1

Killdeer 1

Wilson’s Snipe 1

Rock Pigeon 350

Eurasian Collared

Dove 5

Northern Pygmy Owl 3

Barred Owl CW

Downy Woodpecker 27

Hairy Woodpecker 24

Northern Flicker

68 CH

Pileated Woodpecker 18

Northern Shrike 5

Gray Jay 31 CH

Steller’s Jay 7

Black-billed Magpie 18

American Crow 500

Common Raven 392

Black-capped

Chickadee 308

Mountain

Chickadee 231

Red-breasted

Nuthatch 78

Brown Creeper 2

American Dipper 20

Townsend’s Solitaire 9

American Robin 4

European Starling 49

Bohemian Waxwing 114

Song Sparrow 17

White-throated

Sparrow 3 CH

Dark-eyed Junco 49

Red-winged

Blackbird CW

Rusty Blackbird 3 CH

Brewer’s Blackbird 12

Pine Grosbeak 20

House Finch 179

Common Redpoll 1

Pine Siskin 42

American Goldfinch 35.