[cayugabirds-l] Found at the CBC compilation dinner

2017-01-10 Thread jodyenck
Hello Everyone,

Several people left behind items at the compilation dinner for the Christmas 
Bird Count on January 1st.  If you seem to be missing any dishes or utensils, 
please reply to me individually (not to the listserv), and I’ll try to get you 
re-united with your lost loves.

Thanks
Jody

Jody W. Enck, PhD
Conservation Social Scientist
and President of the Cayuga Bird Club
Ithaca, NY


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RE: [cayugabirds-l] 1 Jan 2017 Ithaca "Christmas" Bird Count preliminaryresults

2017-01-02 Thread jodyenck
Dave, thanks so much for keeping track of all the “firsts of the year”.  I know 
you love doing this, but I recognize it is a true labor of love.  It takes a 
lot of work, and I am glad you do it!

Jody

Jody W. Enck, PhD
Conservation Social Scientist
and President of the Cayuga Bird Club
Ithaca, NY

From: Dave Nutter
Sent: Sunday, January 1, 2017 11:20 PM
To: CayugaBirds-L b
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] 1 Jan 2017 Ithaca "Christmas" Bird Count 
preliminaryresults

The following species were reported at the tally this evening for the Ithaca 
count. For species found only by one party I try to provide the name(s) of the 
initial observer(s) and a general description of the location, including the 
town. This information will also go in the first records list for the Cayuga 
Lake Basin on the Cayuga Bird Club website. Please send me corrections or 
missing information. Thanks.
--Dave Nutter

SNOW GOOSE
ROSS'S GOOSE     Ken Rosenberg     Stewart Park ice shelf and adjacent Cayuga 
Lake, Ithaca (This bird was present for awhile this morning then disappeared 
for the day but returned at dark with Canada Geese to the east end of the ice 
shelf.) 
CANADA GOOSE
GADWALL
AMERICAN WIGEON
5
AMERICAN BLACK DUCK
MALLARD
NORTHERN PINTAIL     Ken Rosenberg et al     Stewart Park, Ithaca
REDHEAD
RING-NECKED DUCK
10
LESSER SCAUP     Ken Rosenberg et al     Stewart Park, Ithaca
LONG-TAILED DUCK     Ken Rosenberg et al     Stewart Park, Ithaca
BUFFLEHEAD
COMMON GOLDENEYE
HOODED MERGANSER
15
COMMON MERGANSER
RED-HEADED MERGANSER
RUDDY DUCK     Scott Sutcliffe et al?  Treman Marine State Park, Ithaca?
RUFFED GROUSE
WILD TURKEY
20
COMMON LOON
PIED-BILLED GREBE
HORNED GREBE
DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT      7 birds was a new high
GREAT BLUE HERON
25
TURKEY VULTURE
BALD EAGLE     (Single birds reported in adjacent sectors 6, 7, & 8. The one in 
sector 7 was in adult plumage except it had a narrow dark band near the tip of 
the otherwise white tail. Were the others different?) 
SHARP-SHINNED HAWK
COOPER'S HAWK
RED-TAILED HAWK 
30
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK
AMERICAN KESTREL
MERLIN     Elliot Miller    Bluegrass Lane, Ithaca
PEREGRINE FALCON    3 reports from sector 8, possibly of the same bird 
peregrinating
AMERICAN COOT
35
RING-BILLED GULL
HERRING GULL
ICELAND GULL     Kevin McGowan     Portland Point
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL 
GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL
40
ROCK PIGEON
MOURNING DOVE
EASTERN SCREECH-OWL
GREAT HORNED OWL
BARRED OWL     Sandy Podulka   Caroline Depot Rd, Caroline
45
BELTED KINGFISHER
RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER
YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER     Dave Nutter     Warren Pl north of Richard Pl, 
West Hill, City of Ithaca
DOWNY WOODPECKER
HAIRY WOODPECKER
50
NORTHERN FLICKER
PILEATED WOODPECKER
NORTHERN SHRIKE (1 on Hile School Rd which is outside the basin, the other 
which is in the basin by Meena Haribal on Irish Settlement Road, Dryden)
BLUE JAY
AMERICAN CROW
55
FISH CROW
COMMON RAVEN
HORNED LARK  (2 sites in sector 1)
BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEE
TUFTED TITMOUSE
60
RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH
WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH
BROWN CREEPER
CAROLINA WREN
HOUSE WREN     Scott Sutcliffe et al     Cass Park vicinity? City of Ithaca
65
WINTER WREN
GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET
EASTERN BLUEBIRD
HERMIT THRUSH     John Fitzpatrick     Thomas Rd, Dryden/Caroline
AMERICAN ROBIN
70
NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD
EUROPEAN STARLING
CEDAR WAXWING
SNOW BUNTING
YELLOW-RUMPED (MYRTLE) WARBLER     Asher Hockett, Sandy Wold    behind former 
NCR factory, South Hill, Ithaca
75
AMERICAN TREE SPARROW
SONG SPARROW
SWAMP SPARROW     John Fitzpatrick     Thomas Rd, Dryden/Caroline
WHITE-THROATED SPARROW
WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW     Jay McGowan     Stevenson Rd hedgerow, Dryden
80
DARK-EYED (SLATE-COLORED) JUNCO
NORTHERN CARDINAL
RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD     Susan Soboroff et al     location?
BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD
PURPLE FINCH     Paul Anderson     along railroad tracks south of Cayuga Inlet 
fish ladder, Town of Ithaca
85
HOUSE FINCH
AMERICAN GOLDFINCH
HOUSE SPARROW
88 species on Count Day. Am I missing something? There were also the hybrid 
"Mallard X American Black Duck" and the not identified to species "Scaup sp". 

Not found on Count Day but possibly around for Count Week (29 Dec through 4 Jan)
CACKLING GOOSE     reported 28 Dec by Adriaan Dokter on Cayuga Inlet from Jetty 
Woods 
CANVASBACK     CW: 1 male with Redheads off Treman Marine SP on 29 Dec by Dave 
Nutter 
GREATER SCAUP     CW: 3 off Treman Marine SP on 29 Dec per Dave Nutter
BLACK SCOTER     CW: 1 female seen from Treman Marine SP by piling cluster on 
29 Dec by Dave Nutter
RING-NECKED PHEASANT     haven't any escaped from the game farm?
RED-THROATED LOON
RED-NECKED GREBE
NORTHERN HARRIER
NORTHERN GOSHAWK
GLAUCOUS GULL     CW: seen at Stewart Park on 31 Dec by Dave Nutter & Jay 
McGowan
SHORT-EARED OWL
NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL
RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET
LAPLAND LONGSPUR
EASTERN TOWHEE     reported as recently as 16 Dec by Marsha Kardon on Perry 
Lane, West Hill, Town of Ithaca


Also found today outside the Ithaca count circle but within the Cayuga Lake 

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Preliminary bird count results

2017-01-02 Thread jodyenck
Thanks to Paul Anderson for this summary of the compilation.
Also a shout out of thanks to all of the count area coordinators:
I Colleen Richards
II Bob McGuire
III  Marie Reed
IV  Laura Stenzler
V  Sandy (and Lisa) Podulka
VI Asher Snodgrass
VII Josh Snodgrass
VII  Ken Rosenberg
IX  Mark Chao
Feeders  Donna Scott

Thanks to Kevin McGowan for the incredible slides of the birds seen (or missed) 
on the count.

And thanks to the more than 140 participants who helped make all this happen.  
What a fun way to start off 2017.

Jody

Jody W. Enck, PhD
Conservation Social Scientist
and President of the Cayuga Bird Club
Ithaca, NY

From: Paul Anderson
Sent: Sunday, January 1, 2017 10:31 PM
To: cayugabird...@list.cornell.edu
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Preliminary bird count results


We just did the bird count compilation. Below are some preliminary highlights 
based on today's numbers and comparison with data from all previous 54 years.
90 species were seen today. This was the same as last year. 
We observed 41875 individuals, up from our 10-year average of 37638.
We have 1 count week species confirmed (Glaucous gull). Last year we had 10 
count week species.
We had these high counts:
• Bufflehead: 27; previous high was 21
• Hooded Merganser: 67; previous high was 52
• Ruddy Duck: 30; previous was 23
• Double-crested Cormorant: 7; previous was 6
The only bird never seen before on the count day was the Ross's Goose. This was 
a count week species in 2012.
A House Wren was reported in area 7, only the second time one has been reported 
on the day (1994).

A few notable misses:
• Canvasback (also missed last year, but was previously 48/54)
• Northern Harrier; first miss since 1988, previously 43/54.
And finally a few that we got by the skin of our teeth (1 individual, but where 
we were expecting more):
• Purple Finch
• Swamp Sparrow
• Yellow-rumped Warbler
I'll post more details as these numbers get double-checked and confirmed.
-Paul


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[cayugabirds-l] Christmas Bird Count

2016-12-29 Thread jodyenck
Hello Birders,

Please join the Cayuga Bird Club for our annual Christmas Bird Count on Sunday 
January 1st.Birders of all ages and experience levels are invited and 
encouraged to participate.  You can join a group of people already planning to 
go out birding that day, or you can count birds coming to your feeders.  Please 
contact me at jodye...@gmail.com if you have any questions.  
(presid...@cayugabirdclub.org and j...@cornell.edu currently do not work, so 
please use the gmail address above).  Alternatively, you can call me at 
607-319-4216 if you have any questions.  We always need more birders!

Also, remember that we will have a pot luck dinner and compilation meeting in 
the evening at the Lab of Ornithology at 159 Sapsucker Woods Road.  Doors open 
about 6pm.  Dinner will start at 6:30.  Compilation of the day’s count will 
start about 7:15.

I hope many of your reading this will participate this year!

Jody Enck



Jody W. Enck, PhD
Conservation Social Scientist
and President of the Cayuga Bird Club
Ithaca, NY


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