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Updated: December 30, 2016.

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Christmas Bird Count - 2016 

The Juneau Christmas Bird Count was held this year on Sunday, December 18, 2016, the first weekend of the designated count period of December 14 through January 5.  This marks the 117th year of the CBC, with counts planned across the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and Latin America.  This was our 44th count in Juneau.  

Juneau Christmas Bird Count Results

            The Juneau Christmas Bird Count was on Sunday, December 18th.  The weather was horrible most of count week and our participation on count day was the lowest in many years, with only 18 people in the field. However, there were a few dedicated feeder watchers that contributed to the tally.  We saw 59 species for the day and an additional 8 species during the count week.  Our species total for the count day was 10 species below the average for the last 30 years, and our individual bird tally of 6,283 was about 40 percent below average.

            We had no new species for the count, no new high counts for any species, but one new record low count: Northwestern Crow; where were they?  Also, we did not see one loon of any kind during the entire week.  This has never happened before on our count.  Interestingly, as Gus van Vliet has noted from his long-time view of inner Auke Bay, there have been no loons in sight for some time now, but rather a relatively large number of both Common and Red-breasted Mergansers, and our count day numbers for those species reflected as such.  Our more unusual count day species included one male Eurasian Widgeon, one Eurasian Collared-Dove, three Anna's Hummingbirds (perhaps not so unusual any longer), one Ruby-crowned Kinglet, the now “famous” Spotted Towhee, one White-throated Sparrow, and 9 Red-winged Blackbirds. Unusual count week species included a Short-eared Owl, a Downy Woodpecker, and a Lincoln's Sparrow.

Thanks to all the participants who braved the weather and made the count a success. 

Click here to view this year’s results.



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