Christmas Bird Count December 31, 2005


The Lakewood CBC was successful on Saturday, December 31.  While all of the data has not 
be sent in, listed below is what was found that day and some information on what has
been seen count week.  For our almost 50 participants, to whom I send thanks, we had good 
or bad weather depending on how you look at it.  Temps. ranged from 35 to 38 degrees. 
Overcast all day. Slight drizzle in the morning, rain stopped fairly early, then later 
afternoon came heavier rain turning to snow.  By the late afternoon rain/snow, no bird in
its right mind seemed to be out ... only the birders, like me (who sometimes are not in their right mind) 
were out. Lake Erie was wide open which meant waterbirds, diving ducks and gulls were not concentrated, 
thus difficult to find ... can you believe it?  It was a challenge.  Looking forward to next year!
The chili luncheon was great, adding two birds there - turkey chili and chicken chili.
Here's our list of 69 species for count day and 4 species for count weekthus far:
Nancy Howell, WCAS CBC Compiler


Hover your mouse over pictures for description and photographer

Species Lakewood   Ben Winger, Jim McCarty, Phil Chaon, Bob Finkelstein  Paula Lozano
Canada Goose  1360
Bufflehead 49  
Common Goldeneye 92
American Black Duck 46  
Mallard 1258
Common Merganser 2  
Hooded Merganser 6 Three birders and Kit  Terri Martincic
Red-breasted Merganser 14 (amazingly low number)
Northern Shoveler 2  
Greater Scaup 1  
Scaup Species 65
American Wigeon 2  
Wood Duck 1  
Pied billed Grebe 1  
Horned Grebe 13  
Double-crested Cormorant 1  
Great Blue Heron  4   View from CedarPoint  Terri Martincic
Coopers Hawk 7  
Red-tailed Hawk 17  
Red-shouldered Hawk * (count week)
Rough-legged Hawk 1  
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2  
Merlin 1 (nice addition)
Peregrine Falcon 1  
Virginia Rail 1 (great find)
American Coot 1  
Bonaparte's Gull 4 (low number)
Great Blk Back Gull 13   Mockingbird at Brookside  Mary Anne Romito
Herring Gull 48  
Ring-billed Gull 3498 (low number)
Rock Pigeon 443  
Mourning Dove 250  
Barred Owl 1  
Eastern Screech Owl


(count week)
Great Horn Owl 1  
Belted Kingfisher 5  
Red-headed Woodpecker 3  
Red-bellied Woodpecker 53   Tom, Mary Lou, & Judy  Mary Anne Romito
Downy Woodpecker 76  
Hairy Woodpecker 19  
Northern Flicker 2  
Pileated Woodpecker 4  
Blue Jay 151  
American Crow 37  
Black-capped Chickadee 181  
Tufted Titmouse 27  
Red-breasted Nuthatch 20  
White-breasted Nuthatch 62   Tom & Mary Anne  Mary Lou Hura
Brown Creeper 6  
Carolina Wren 31  
Winter Wren 2  
Gold crown Kinglet 12  
Eastern Bluebird 7  
Hermit Thrush


(count week)
American Robin 603  
N Mockingbird 3  
European Starling 1503  
Eastern Towhee


(count week) Waterfowl at Zoo  Mary Anne Romito
American Tree Sparrow 43  
Field Sparrow 1  
Fox Sparrow 1 (nice find)
Song Sparrow 24  
Swamp Sparrow 1 (where have they all gone??)
White Throat Sparrow 58  
Dark eye Junco 231  
Northern Cardinal 153  
Red-winged Blackbird 22  
Common Grackle 8   Great Chili Luncheon  Mary Anne Romito
Brown-headed Cowbird 10  
House Finch 339  
Pine Siskin 4 (nice find)
American Goldfinch 227  
House Sparrow 526  

Thanks to all the participants in this year's WCAS Christmas Bird Count:

Claudia Anders   Gabe Leidy
Mary Bartos   Gary Leidy
Kit Birch   Paula Lozano
Erik Bruder   Ashley Marrister
Jim Bruder   Terri Martincic
Diane Busch   Jim McCarty
Craig Caldwell   Chris Pierce
Lee Cavano   Marcia Polevoi
Mary Cavano   Craig Rieker
Philip Chaon   Mary Anne Romito 
Liz Clingman   Tom Romito
Bill Deininger   Huge Rose
Dave Dvorak   Judy Kolo-Rose
Bob Finkelstein   Coleen Roy
Jerry Friedman - came in from New Mexico (visiting family)    Robert Segedi
Betty Green   Linda Sekura
John Habig - from Carlisle, OH near Dayton/Cincy area   Tom Sendry
Don Howell   Cathy Shambaugh
Nancy Howell   Paul Sherwood - from Sandusky OH and naturalist for Black Swamp Bird Observatory
Mary Lou Hura   Sonya Steckler - from Arizona (visiting relatives in the Cleve. area)
Kathy Karhan   Judy Weitzel
Rich Kassouf   Jennifer Werrell
Tim Krynak   Ben Winger
Dave LeGallee   Dave Yoo

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