Audubon 106th Annual Christmas Bird Count

BLESS sponsored the 2005 annual Christmas Bird Count for St. Albert which was conducted on December 26th 2005. Dave Nadeau organized the event and compiled the results for inclusion in the Audubon database.

Overall, 116 volunteers put in 80 hours on that day where temperatures ranged between -4 and +3 Celsius. Participants walked a total of 110 km and drove 482 km to count 12,450 birds of 32 different species.

Here's what they found:

Bird List:
1)Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)2
2)Sharp-Shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus)1
3)Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)1
4)Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis)1
5)Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)1
6)Merlin (Falco columbarius)1
7)Gray Partridge (Perdix perdix)42
8)Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus)8
9)Rock Pigeon (Columba livia)826
10)Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)4
11)Snowy Owl (Nyctea scandiaa)1
12)Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)63
13)Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)19
14)Northern (Yellow-shafted) Flicker (Colaptes auratus)3
15)Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)8
16)Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)118
17)Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica)441
18)American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)2
19)Common Raven (Corvus corax)48
20)Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)871
21)Boreal Chickadee (Poecile hudsonicus)22
22)Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)49
23)White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)59
24)Townsend's Solitaire (Myadestes townsendi)1
25)American Robin (Turdus migratorius)40
26)Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus)9010
27)Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)26
28)Northern Shrike (Lanius excubitor)1
29)Dark-eyed (Slate-coloured) Junco (Junco hyemalis)6
30)Pine Grosbeak (Pinicola enucleator)9
31)Common Redpoll (Carduelis flammea)4
32)House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)762

Historical Numbers for the St. Albert Christmas Bird Count.