Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge: inventories

Survey of the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge for the Rockwood Christmas Bird Count, 26 Dec 2009
8:15 AM to 3:45 PM*; 6.0 hours and 9.9 miles on foot. Surveyed by Julie Craves & Darrin O’Brien. Temp: 29 to 36 F; wind S 10 to 20 MPH; clear to cloudy; still water frozen, Detroit River open.

Humbug Gib Bay Fix Brancheau Strong
Canada Goose 5 22 368 16 411
Mute Swan 27 97 124
Tundra Swan 1 97 160 258
Gadwall 56 56
American Black Duck 2 6 2 81 91
Mallard 49 374 77 109 609
Common Goldeneye 21 8 29
Hooded Merganser 1 1
Common Merganser 102 40 13 155
Great Blue Heron 49 19 1 3 3 75
Bald Eagle 5 1 2 1 9
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 1
Cooper’s Hawk 1 1
American Kestrel 1 1 2
Killdeer 1 1
Bonaparte’s Gull 8 8
Ring-billed Gull 30 59 54 82 70 295
Herring Gull 13 4 13 5 15 50
Great Black-backed Gull 2 2 1 5
Mourning Dove 8 2 6 14 30
Red-bellied Woodpecker 5 1 6
Downy Woodpecker 13 4 6 8 31
Hairy Woodpecker 1 1
Northern Flicker 3 3
Blue Jay 2 2 4
Black-capped Chickadee 26 8 6 8 48
Tufted Titmouse 1 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 3 1 4
Brown Creeper 4 1 5
Winter Wren 1 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet 2 1 3
American Robin 148 148
European Starling 31 276 307
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1 1
American Tree Sparrow 3 8 37 48
Fox Sparrow 2 2
Song Sparrow 1 1 1 3
Swamp Sparrow 1 1 2
White-throated Sparrow 28 1 5 34
Dark-eyed Junco 4 4
Northern Cardinal 23 6 6 9 44
American Goldfinch 12 1 7 20
House Sparrow 5 3 7 15
Hours 3 0.5 1 0.5 1 6
Species 28 22 15 17 23 43
Miles (all on foot) 4.4 1.3 1.9 0.6 1.7 9.9

*One additional species (Hairy Woodpecker) plus minimal time and mileage at Gibraltar Wetlands unit not included in this table.

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