The 2017 Lakewood Circle (west side of Cleveland) Christmas Bird Count was truly a winter wonderland. Snow, whiteout conditions for some, temperatures in the mid to upper teens … well, maybe not a wonderland. Despite the weather, participants did a bang-up job in locating a great variety of species.
Preliminary Christmas Bird Count-Lakewood Circle Report 2017
Submitted by Nancy Howell, Compiler for the Lakewood Circle
The 2017 Lakewood Circle (west side of Cleveland) Christmas Bird Count was truly a winter wonderland. Snow, whiteout conditions for some, temperatures in the mid to upper teens … well maybe not a wonderland. Despite the weather, participants did a bang-up job in locating a great variety of species. This is a preliminary report as all lists have not been received. As of the writing of this report, 76 species were seen on Count Day and 1 species during Count Week. Rare, unusual or unexpected species are bold, while count week (CW) species are in italics.
A final report with all species, the number of each species, as well as participants, will be listed on the Western Cuyahoga Audubon website within a few weeks.
1. Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)
2. Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
3. Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus)
4. Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
5. American Black Duck (Anas rubripes)
6. Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)
7. Northern Pintail (Anas acuta)
8. Redhead (Aythya americana)
9. Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis)
10. King Eider (Somateria spectabilis)
11. Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata)
12. Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola)
13. Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula)
14. Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus)
15. Common Merganser (Mergus merganser)
16. Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator)
17. Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)
18. Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)
19. Common Loon (Gavia immer)
20. Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)
21. Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)
22. Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)
23. Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) - Count Week
24. Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
25. Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus)
26. Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)
27. Red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)
28. Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)
29. Rough-legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus)
30. American Coot (Fulica americana)
31. Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)
32. Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)
33. Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)
34. Rock Pigeon (Columba livia)
35. Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
36. Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)
37. Barred Owl (Strix varia)
38. Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus)
39. Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus)
40. Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)
41. Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus)
42. Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)
43. Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)
44. Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)
45. Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)
46. Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)
47. American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)
48. Merlin (Falco columbarius)
49. Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)
50. American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)
51. Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)
52. Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)
53. Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)
54. White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)
55. Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)
56. Brown Creeper (Certhia americana)
57.Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)
58. Winter Wren (Troglodytes hiemalis)
59. Golden-crowned kinglet (Regulus satrapa)
60. Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)
61. American Robin (Turdus migratorius)
62. Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)
63. European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)
64. Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)
65. Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)
66. American Tree Sparrow (Spizelloides arborea)
67. Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)
68. Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana)
69. White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)
70. Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)
71. Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)
72. Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)
73. Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)
74. House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)
75. Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus)
76. American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)
77. House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
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