Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge: inventories

Survey of Humbug Unit for the Rockwood Christmas Bird Count, 28 Dec 2005
7:30 AM to 3 PM; 6.5 hours and 6.25 miles on foot. Surveyed by Julie Craves & Darrin O’Brien.Temp: 38 to 55 F; wind WNW  11 to 20 MPH; cloudy, snow, rain; still water frozen, Detroit River open in region.

42 species:

Canada Goose   51
Mute Swan   47
Wood Duck   1
American Wigeon  2
American Black Duck  20
Mallard    470
Ring-necked Duck 1
Lesser Scaup   3
Bufflehead 2
Common Goldeneye  2
Common Merganser  1
Great Blue Heron  36
Red-tailed Hawk  2
Ring-billed Gull  230
Herring Gull   12
Rock Pigeon   9
Mourning Dove  27
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker  26
Hairy Woodpecker  4
Northern Flicker  12
Blue Jay 6
Horned Lark 4
Black-capped Chickadee 38
White-breasted Nuthatch  3
Brown Creeper   4
Carolina Wren   3
Golden-crowned Kinglet 6
Hermit Thrush 1
American Robin  8
Gray Catbird 1
European Starling  10
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
American Tree Sparrow 85
Fox Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow   5
Swamp Sparrow  4
White-throated Sparrow  64
Dark-eyed Junco 3
Northern Cardinal  20
Purple Finch   1
American Goldfinch  30

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