Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge: inventories

Survey of Humbug Unit for the Rockwood Christmas Bird Count, 27 Dec 2008
9:45 AM to 3:30 PM; 5.5 hours and 3.5 miles on foot. Surveyed by Julie Craves & Darrin O’Brien. Temp: 43 to 61 F; wind S 10 to 15 MPH; cloudy, heavy fog in AM; still water frozen, Detroit River open in region.

47 species:

Canada Goose  32
Mute Swan   163
Tundra Swan 9
Gadwall  1
American Black Duck  1
Mallard    46
Green-winged Teal 2
Lesser Scaup 46
Hooded Merganser 4
Common Merganser  41
Great Blue Heron  20
Bald Eagle 2 (1 adult, 1 immature)
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk  7
Ring-billed Gull  23
Herring Gull   11
Mourning Dove  4
Red-bellied Woodpecker 6
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
Downy Woodpecker  28
Hairy Woodpecker 4
Northern Flicker  6
Blue Jay 8
American Crow 1
Horned Lark 2
Black-capped Chickadee 27
Tufted Titmouse 5
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
Brown Creeper   3
Carolina Wren   5
Winter Wren 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet 5
Hermit Thrush 3
American Robin  202
European Starling  485
Cedar Waxwing 6
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Eastern Towhee 1
American Tree Sparrow 77
Song Sparrow   4
Swamp Sparrow 3
White-throated Sparrow  53
Dark-eyed Junco 5
Northern Cardinal  40
Rusty Blackbird 6
Purple Finch 1

American Goldfinch  47

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