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Christmas Bird Count

Common Ravens Photo: Ankur Khurana

Christmas Bird Count

Common Ravens Photo: Ankur Khurana

Started in 1900, the Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is North America’s longest-running Citizen Science project. People in more than 2000 locations throughout the Western Hemisphere participate in the CBC each year.

 

The information collected by thousands of CBC volunteer participants forms one of the world’s largest sets of wildlife survey data. The results are used by conservation biologists, environmental planners, and naturalists to assess the population trends and distribution of birds.

The CBC in each Count Circle is planned on a day between December 14 and January 5.  Effort for each circle is  organized by a Compiler, who is a fellow volunteer (or team of volunteers) at the local level, often supported by a birding club or naturalist organization.

 

Want to be part of the Christmas Bird Count? Click the green buttons below!

Step 1. Let us know by signing up

It’s free to participate! Sign up for the monthly Birds Canada enews to keep informed.

Step 2. Find a Count Circle and Compiler near you

Use this map to see if you live in or near a CBC Count Circle. Click on that circle to see the date and your local Compiler’s email.

Step 3. Count birds in a portion of your circle, or from home!

Send an email to your Compiler who can help you decide how best to participate, whether that’s counting birds in a designated area in the field or from the comfort of your home!   The following resources should serve as a helpful guide for getting started.

Field Counters travel and cover a portion of the Count Circle on their own or in a small party, counting all birds they find.

Photo: Jason Leathem

Feeder Counters record all the birds visiting their feeders or yard from a stationary position. 

Black-capped Chickadee Photo: Kerrie Wilcox

Read summaries from last season’s CBC

2021/22 Canadian Summary

By Yousif Attia, Canada CBC Coordinator, Birds Canada

A total of 473 Christmas Bird Count (CBC) circles in Canada submitted results for the 122nd count, an increase of 13 compared to last year. Twelve new circles were registered in 2021-22: Jaffray-Wardner (BC); East Braintree (MB), Bathurst, Cambridge-Narrows, Lepreau, Restigouche, St. Martins (NB); Parrsboro (NS); Flamborough, Kemptville (ON); and Watrous-Manitou Beach, Rosetown (SK).

A total of 10,618 field counters and 4357 feeder counters reported 3,460,743 individual birds of 294 species in Canada (Table 1). Edmonton, AB, had the highest number of total participants on count day (497), followed by Calgary, AB (313), and Victoria, BC (285). The top five counts reporting highest species diversity were Victoria, BC (136), Ladner, BC (130), Blenheim, ON (124), Vancouver, BC (124), and Sidney-South Saltspring (121).

Weather leading up to and during the CBC across most of Canada was typical in general. Fall in the Atlantic region was characterized by winds conducive to blowing in migrants from further south and west, followed by snow and colder weather in early December. Québec enjoyed a very mild start to winter, with many counts reporting favorable conditions on Count Day. Ontario experienced a similarly mild Count Period, but a cold spell in late November caused some waterbodies to freeze over and may have pushed some waterfowl elsewhere. In Manitoba, a seemingly moderate start to winter took a turn after Boxing Day, when heavy snowfall and cold temperatures set in. Saskatchewan and Alberta reported a cold Count Period, with punishing wind-chill, and deep snow on some counts, likely contributing to lower numbers and diversity. In November of 2021, southwestern British Columbia experienced unprecedented levels of rainfall followed by flooding and landslides, which may have reduced access to some areas during the CBC. Heavy rains on Count Day for some of the coastal counts in British Columbia contributed to lower totals than usual. The coldest Circle for the 122nd was Watson Lake, YT, where it was -45 degrees Celsius for the duration of the count.

 

Species Highlights by Region

All provincial and territorial counts are summarized in Table 1.

The top 10 most abundant species in terms of individuals reported on Canadian counts during the 122nd CBC season, listed from highest to lowest, were: Canada Goose, European Starling, American Crow, Mallard, Black-capped Chickadee, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon (Feral), Snow Goose, Bohemian Waxwing, and Herring Gull. Common Raven remains the most widespread species, detected on more counts (463) than any other species. No new species were added to the all-time Canadian list during the 122nd CBC, which remains at 439 species.

A long-staying Pink-footed Goose at St. John’s, NL, made a showing for the fifth straight year. Shorebird highlights from Nova Scotia included a lingering Semipalmated Plover at Cape Sable Island and a Lesser Yellowlegs at Broad Cove. The Atlantic region reported a nice assortment of warblers including Ovenbird, Northern Parula, and Yellow-throated Warbler. Other standout records were a Sabine’s Gull at Cape Sable Island, a Townsend’s Solitaire at Restigouche, NB, and a Summer Tanager at Pictou Harbour, NS. Finches were reported in more expected numbers following the irruption of previous season.

Mentionable records from Québec include a Great Shearwater from Forillon, a Swainson’s Thrush at Québec, and a Lark Sparrow at Percé. Evening Grosbeaks at Chicoutimi-Jonquiere, QC was the highest recorded on a count in North America. A Common Teal (Eurasian Green-winged Teal) was new for Ontario, while Razorbill at Niagara Falls, Nelsons’s Sparrow at Blenheim, and a Rufous Hummingbird at Peel-Halton Counties topped the list of rarities. Five Red-bellied Woodpeckers in Winnipeg, MB, and a Chipping Sparrow at Pinawa, MB were also worth noting.

Saskatchewan reported an influx of Common Redpolls, on the heels of last year’s eastern irruption. Close to half of all the Hoary Redpolls reported in Saskatchewan were at Eastend. Gray Partridges at Regina represented a North American high count. A single American White Pelican braved the winter in High River, AB.

British Columbia hosted not one, but two Bramblings this season: one at Narcosli and one at Revelstoke, BC. Other goodies in BC included the long-staying Red-shouldered Hawk at Harrison River, a Short-billed Dowitcher and a Tennessee Warbler in Victoria, a Wilson’s Warbler at Ladysmith, and a Northern Waterthrush at Ladner.

While the species diversity for all of Canada in total during the 122nd increased, most provinces reported fewer or no change in species diversity compared to the previous season, with the exception of Nova Scotia, Northwest Territories, Ontario, and Yukon Territory. British Columbia had the highest diversity, reporting 223 species, followed by Ontario (183), Nova Scotia (177), Québec (141), and New Brunswick (139).

Historical or current year results by count or species can be found on the Audubon website now.

A special thanks goes out to compilers, who spend hours recruiting and organizing participants on the ground and rounding up and entering data. Thank you also to the regional editors who carefully ensure all CBC data are reviewed and write regional summaries every year.

Table 1. 122nd Christmas Bird Count in Canada Summary (1. Includes species detected during Count Week)

 

Count Circles

Species1

Individuals

Field Counters

Feeder Counters

Highest Count Day Species Total during 122nd

Highest Count Day Species Total during 121st

AB

57

111

275,514

1155

867

Calgary (73)

Calgary (69)

BC

87

223

862,131

2669

671

Victoria (136)

Victoria (143)

MB

20

78

63,258

353

289

Winnipeg (48)

Winnipeg (49)

NB

49

139

153,360

663

411

Saint John (75)

Cape Tormentine (74)

NL

9

107

28,020

123

48

St. John’s (77)

St. John’s (72)

NS

34

177

271,844

730

332

Halifax-Dartmouth (115)

Halifax-Dartmouth (127)

NT

4

28

4419

41

18

Hay River (18)

Fort Smith (17)

NU

2

3

422

4

0

Arctic Bay, Rankin Inlet (2)

Arctic Bay (4)

ON

126

183

1,316,679

3408

1232

Blenheim (124)

Long Point (115)

PE

3

78

34,276

28

15

Prince Edward Isl. N.P. (56)

Prince Edward Isl. N.P. (64)

QC

35

141

345,451

935

215

Quebec (77)

Quebec (84)

SK

37

91

98,917

398

178

Gardiner Dam (39)

Saskatoon (44)

YT

10

39

6454

111

81

Whitehorse (24)

Whitehorse (28)

Total

473

294

3,460,743

10,618

4357

 

 

 

 

 

2021/22 Canadian High Counts Article

By Yousif Attia, Canada CBC Coordinator, Birds Canada

During the 122nd Christmas Bird Count (CBC) in Canada, counts reported 292 species, an increase of eight species compared to last season. Two additional species, American Bittern and Red Knot were recorded only during count week. The rarest species for the season was Brambling with one at Narcosli and a second at Revelstoke, BC. No new species were added to the all-time Canadian species list, which sits at 439 species.

Each of Canada’s ten provinces and Yukon Territory recorded at least one species high count during the 122nd CBC season. Counts in British Columbia recorded the most species high counts (133), followed by Ontario (83) and Nova Scotia (37). Ladner, BC was the circle to record the most species high counts (27), followed by Victoria, BC (19), and Flamborough, ON (11). Three of the high counts during the 122nd CBC season represent new all-time Canadian highs (numbers boldfaced). Forty-four high counts are high counts not only for Canada, but all of North America during the 122nd (numbers italicized). Unestablished exotics and hybrids are excluded from this list.

Snow Goose 47,482 (BC, Ladner); Ross’s Goose 1 (ON, St. Clair N.W.A.); Greater White-fronted Goose 31 (BC, Bamfield); Pink-footed Goose 1 (NL, St. Johns); Brant 1803 (BC, Ladner); Cackling Goose 4108 (BC, Chilliwack); Canada Goose 39,366 (AB, Lethbridge); Mute Swan 374 (ON, Presqu’ile P.P.); Trumpeter Swan 854 (BC, Parksville-Qualicum Beach); Tundra Swan 8489 (ON, Blenheim); Wood Duck 315 (BC, White Rock-Surrey-Langley); Blue-winged Teal 1 (NB, Saint John; NL, St. John’s; ON, Point Pelee); Northern Shoveler 564 (BC, Ladner); Gadwall 542 (ON, Long Point); Eurasian Wigeon 76 (BC, White Rock-Surrey-Langley); American Wigeon 12,223 (BC, Ladner); Mallard 17,251 (AB, Calgary); American Black Duck 2892 (QC, Tadoussac); Northern Pintail 3678 (BC, Ladner); Green-winged Teal (Eurasian) 2 (BC, Greater Masset; NL, St. John’s); Green-winged Teal (American) 1248 (BC, Abbotsford-Mission); Canvasback 11,326 (ON, Holiday Beach); Redhead 5037 (ON, Long Point); Ring-necked Duck 395 (ON, St. Clair N.W.A.); Tufted Duck 54 (NL, St. Johns); Greater Scaup 17,554 (ON, Point Pelee); Lesser Scaup 1932 (ON, Point Pelee); King Eider 1 (BC, Victoria; NS, Glace Bay, Halifax-Dartmouth, Louisbourg; ON, Niagara Falls, Sandbanks; QC, Perce); Common Eider 1508 (NL, Cape Race); Harlequin Duck 421 (BC, Deep Bay); Surf Scoter 1131 (BC, Comox); White-winged Scoter 1518 (ON, Point Pelee); Black Scoter 4502 (PE, East Point); Long-tailed Duck 8860 (ON, Hamilton); Bufflehead 1730 (BC, Sidney-South Saltspring); Common Goldeneye 2395 (ON, Point Pelee); Barrow’s Goldeneye 1811 (BC, Vancouver); Hooded Merganser 323 (BC, Victoria); Common Merganser 2531 (ON, Rideau Ferry); Red-breasted Merganser 6022 (ON, Cedar Creek); Ruddy Duck 298 (ON, Blenheim).

California Quail 2046 (BC, Penticton); Chukar 140 (BC, Oliver-Osoyoos); Gray Partridge 702 (SK, Regina); Ring-necked Pheasant 112 (NS, Wolfville); Ruffed Grouse 63 (ON, Algonquin P.P.); Spruce Grouse 6 (AB, Jarvie; NT, Yellowknife); Willow Ptarmigan 35 (NT, Yellowknife); Rock Ptarmigan 1 (NL, Bonne Bay); White-tailed Ptarmigan 1 (BC, Whistler); Dusky Grouse 2 (BC, Oliver-Osoyoos); Sooty Grouse 1 (BC, Galiano-North Saltspring); Sharp-tailed Grouse 160 (SK, Balgonie); Wild Turkey 755 (ON, Pakenham-Arnprior); Pied-billed Grebe 54 (BC, Victoria); Horned Grebe 395 (BC, Sidney-South Saltspring); Red-necked Grebe 200 (NB, Saint Andrews); Eared Grebe 7 (BC, Galiano-North Saltspring); Western Grebe 444 (BC, Skidegate Inlet); Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 3607 (QC, Montreal); Band-tailed Pigeon 5 (BC, Abbotsford-Mission); Eurasian Collared-Dove 241 (AB, Lethbridge); Mourning Dove 1190 (ON, Flamborough); Anna’s Hummingbird 864 (BC, Victoria); Rufous Hummingbird 2 (BC, Nanoose Bay); Virginia Rail 28 (BC, Ladner); Sora 1 (ON, St. Clair N.W.A.); Common Gallinule 1 (NS, Halifax-Dartmouth); American Coot 2515 (BC, Kelowna); Sandhill Crane 5786 (ON, Long Point); Black Oystercatcher 189 (BC, Deep Bay); Black-bellied Plover 1149 (BC, Ladner); Semipalmated Plover 1 (NS, Cape Sable Island); Killdeer 137 (BC, Ladner); Marbled Godwit 1 (BC, White Rock-Surrey-Langley); Ruddy Turnstone 1 (NS, Cape Sable Island); Black Turnstone 344 (BC, Skidegate Inlet); Surfbird 60 (BC, Port Clements); Sanderling 665 (BC, Greater Masset); Dunlin 36,457 (BC, Ladner); Rock Sandpiper 1 (BC, Skidegate Inlet); Purple Sandpiper 204 (NL, Cape Race); Least Sandpiper 12 (BC, Ladner); Western Sandpiper 42 (BC, Ladner); Short-billed Dowitcher 1 (BC, Victoria); Long-billed Dowitcher 65 (BC, Ladner); American Woodcock 2 (NS, Halifax-Dartmouth); Wilson’s Snipe 28 (BC, Sidney-South Saltspring); Spotted Sandpiper 4 (BC, Vancouver); Greater Yellowlegs 93 (BC, Ladner); Lesser Yellowlegs 1 (NS, Broad Cove).

Unidentified jaeger species 2 (NB, Cape Tormentine); Dovekie 32 (NL, Cape Race); Common Murre 311 (BC, Sidney-South Saltspring); Thick-billed Murre 3 (NL, St. John’s); Razorbill 137 (NS, Cape Sable Island); Black Guillemot 63 (QC, Forillon N.P.); Pigeon Guillemot 277 (BC, Sidney-South Saltspring); Marbled Murrelet 85 (BC, Sidney-South Saltspring); Ancient Murrelet 332 (BC, Parksville-Qualicum Beach); Cassin’s Auklet 2 (BC, Bamfield); Parakeet Auklet 1 (BC, Hecate Strait); Rhinoceros Auklet 14 (BC, Sooke); Black-legged Kittiwake 7300 (NB, Brier Island); Sabine’s Gull 1 (NS, Sable Island); Bonaparte’s Gull 7007 (ON, Niagara Falls); Black-headed Gull 9 (NS, Lunenburg); Little Gull 4 (ON, Niagara Falls); Heerman’s Gull 11 (BC, Pender Islands); Short-billed Gull 1263 (BC, Sidney-South Saltspring); Ring-billed Gull 4572 (ON, West Elgin); Western Gull 7 (BC, Greater Masset); California Gull 147 (BC, Penticton); Herring Gull 7580 (ON, Niagara Falls); Iceland Gull 1231 (NL, St. John’s); Iceland Gull (Thayer’s) 506 (BC, Comox); Iceland Gull (kumlieni21 (NS, Brier Island); Lesser Black-backed Gull 28 (NS, Lepreau); Slaty-backed Gull 1 (BC, Tlell; ON, Toronto); Glaucous-winged Gull 17,084 (BC, Ladner); Glaucous Gull 65 (NL, St. John’s); Great Black-backed Gull 2736 (NS, Sable Island); Red-throated Loon 304 (ON, Blenheim); Pacific Loon 947 (BC, Nanaimo); Common Loon 129 (BC, Comox); Yellow-billed Loon 2 (BC, Hecate Strait); Northern Fulmar 2 (BC, Hecate Strait); Great Shearwater 1 (QC, Forillon N.P.); Short-tailed Shearwater 1 (BC, Hecate Strait); Northern Gannet 52 (NS, Brier Island); Brandt’s Cormorant 743 (BC, Sidney-South Saltspring); Double-crested Cormorant 416 (BC, Sidney-South Saltspring); Great Cormorant 74 (NS, Brier Island); Pelagic Cormorant 603 (BC, Sidney-South Saltspring); American White Pelican 1 (AB, High River); Great Blue Heron 251 (BC, Ladner); Great Egret 1 (NS, Cape Sable Island); Green Heron 1 (QC, Montreal); Black-crowned Night-Heron 7 (ON, Toronto).

Black Vulture 5 (ON, Niagara Falls); Turkey Vulture 184 (ON, Dunnville); Golden Eagle 14 (BC, Oliver-Osoyoos); Northern Harrier 108 (BC, Ladner); Sharp-shinned Hawk 14 (BC, Penticton); Cooper’s Hawk 32 (BC, Ladner); Northern Goshawk 6 (AB, Calgary); Bald Eagle 2174 (BC, Ladner); Red-shouldered Hawk 5 (ON, Port Burwell-Vienna); Broad-winged Hawk 2 (NS, St. Peters); Red-tailed Hawk 132 (ON, Flamborough); Red-tailed Hawk (Harlan’s) 2 (BC, Kelowna); Rough-legged Hawk 72 (ON, Linwood); Barn Owl 12 (BC, Ladner); Western Screech-Owl 2 (BC, Chilliwack, Duncan, Victoria); Eastern Screech-Owl 36 (ON, Cambridge); Great Horned Owl 15 (BC, Nanaimo); Snowy Owl 23 (ON, St. Clair N.W.A.); Northern Hawk Owl 2 (AB, Slave Lake; BC, Smithers); Northern Pygmy-Owl 6 (BC, Williams Lake); Barred Owl 13 (BC, Victoria); Great Gray Owl (SK, Love); Long-eared Owl 5 (ON, Amherst Island); Short-eared Owl 19 (ON, Amherst Island); Boreal Owl 1 (AB, Edmonton; BC, Lillooet; QC, Québec; SK, Rosetown; YT, Mayo); Northern Saw-whet Owl 4 (NS, Halifax-Dartmouth; QC, Longueuil).

Belted Kingfisher 49 (BC, Galiano-North Saltspring); Red-headed Woodpecker 3 (ON, Dunrobin-Breckenridge); Red-bellied Woodpecker 158 (ON, Flamborough); Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 9 (QC, Longueuil); Red-breasted Sapsucker 34 (BC, Sooke); American Three-toed Woodpecker 21 (AB, Grande Prairie); Black-backed Woodpecker 8 (ON, Algonquin P.P.); Downy Woodpecker 438 (AB, Edmonton); Hairy Woodpecker 195 (ON, Flamborough); Northern Flicker (Red-shafted) 370 (BC, Penticton); Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 63 (NL, St. John’s); Pileated Woodpecker 59 (ON, Ottawa-Gatineau); American Kestrel 36 (ON, Fisherville); Merlin 24 (AB, Calgary); Gyrfalcon 1 (AB, Beaverlodge, Calgary, Horseshoe Canyon; BC, Abbotsford-Mission, Pitt Meadows; MB, Hodgson; QC, Hudson, Otterburn Park); Peregrine Falcon 20 (BC, Ladner); Prairie Falcon 2 (AB, High River).

Eastern Phoebe 1 (NB, Salisbury; NS, Cape Sable Island, Wolfville; ON, Halton Hills); Northern Shrike 27 (ON, Flamborough); White-eyed Vireo 1 (ON, Sandbanks); Hutton’s Vireo 5 (BC, Galiano-North Saltspring); Blue-headed Vireo 2 (NS, Halifax-Dartmouth); Canada Jay 70 (ON, Eagle River); Steller’s Jay 199 (BC, Comox); Blue Jay 1089 (ON, Flamborough); Black-billed Magpie 2529 (AB, Calgary); Clark’s Nutcracker 106 (AB, Banff-Canmore); American Crow 40,177 (ON, St. Clair N.W.A.); Common Raven 3300 (YT, Whitehorse); Horned Lark 1642 (AB, Milk River); Black-capped Chickadee 3082 (AB, Edmonton); Mountain Chickadee 332 (AB, Banff-Canmore); Chestnut-backed Chickadee 1532 (BC, Victoria); Boreal Chickadee 63 (YT, Haines Junction); Tufted Titmouse 31 (QC, Otterburn Park); Barn Swallow 1 (BC, Pender Islands); Bushtit 676 (BC, Victoria); Red-breasted Nuthatch 358 (AB, Edmonton); White-breasted Nuthatch 532 (MB, Winnipeg); Pygmy Nuthatch 146 (BC, Penticton); Brown Creeper 148 (BC, Victoria); Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2 (ON, Peel-Halton Counties).

Canyon Wren 8 (BC, Oliver-Osoyoos); House Wren 1 (NS, Yarmouth; ON, Blenheim, Cedar Creek, Port Burwell-Vienna); Pacific Wren 241 (BC, Victoria); Winter Wren 22 (ON, Hamilton); Marsh Wren 63 (BC, Ladner); Carolina Wren 124 (ON, Hamilton); Bewick’s Wren 201 (BC, Victoria); American Dipper 30 (BC, Lillooet); Golden-crowned Kinglet 727 (BC, Nanaimo); Ruby-crowned Kinglet 213 (BC, Victoria); Eastern Bluebird 152 (ON, Flamborough); Western Bluebird 255 (BC, Oliver-Osoyoos); Mountain Bluebird 2 (BC, Prince George); Townsend’s Solitaire 83 (BC, Williams Lake); Swainson’s Thrush 1 (QC, Québec); Hermit Thrush 34 (BC, Sooke); American Robin 4379 (BC, Duncan); Varied Thrush 336 (BC, Sooke); Gray Catbird 6 (ON, Long Point); Brown Thrasher 1 (ON, Gananoque; QC, Brome Lake); Northern Mockingbird 21 (ON, St. Catharines ,Toronto); European Starling 42,271 (ON, Niagara Falls); Bohemian Waxwing 15,676 (AB, Calgary); Cedar Waxwing 376 4 (PE, Prince Edward Point); House Sparrow 7394 (AB, Calgary); American Pipit 203 (BC, Ladner); Brambling 1 (BC, Narcosli, Revelstoke); Evening Grosbeak 515 (QC, Chicoutimi-Jonquiere); Pine Grosbeak 662 (MB, Pinawa-Lac du Bonnet); Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch 175 (BC, Lillooet); House Finch 2015 (AB, Calgary); Purple Finch 258 (NS, Economy); Cassin’s Finch 10 (BC, Lillooet); Common Redpoll 3137 (AB, Fort Saskatchewan); Hoary Redpoll 50 (SK, Eastend); Red Crossbill 322 (BC, Kimberley); White-winged Crossbill 1540 (ON, Algonquin P.P.); Pine Siskin 2574 (BC, Sooke); Lesser Goldfinch 1 (BC, Oliver-Osoyoos, Penticton, Revelstoke); American Goldfinch 2367 (ON, Flamborough).

Lapland Longspur 27 (ON, Blenheim); Snow Bunting 5000 (AB, Manyberries); Chipping Sparrow 5 (ON, Blenheim); Clay-colored Sparrow 1 (NS, Wolfville); Field Sparrow 12 (ON, Port Burwell-Vienna); Lark Sparrow 1 (BC, Williams Lake; NL, St. John’s; NS, Halifax-Dartmouth; QC, Perce); American Tree Sparrow 900 (ON, Flamborough); Fox Sparrow 803 (BC, Victoria); Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 1791 (ON, Skunk’s Misery); Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) 5024 (BC, Victoria); White-throated Sparrow 259 (ON, Long Point); Harris’s Sparrow 8 (BC, Creston Valley); White-crowned Sparrow 675 (BC, Ladner); Golden-crowned Sparrow 1771 (BC, Victoria); Vesper Sparrow 1 (ON, Cambridge, Sandbanks, Woodhouse Township); Nelson’s Sparrow 1 (ON, Blenheim); Savannah Sparrow 12 (ON, Blenheim); Savannah Sparrow (Ipswich) 45 (NS, Sable Island); Song Sparrow 1363 (BC, Vancouver); Lincoln’s Sparrow 29 (BC, Ladner); Swamp Sparrow 162 (ON, Blenheim); Spotted Towhee 808 (BC, Victoria); Eastern Towhee 6 (ON, St. Thomas).

Yellow-breasted Chat 4 (NS, Halifax-Dartmouth); Yellow-headed Blackbird 1 (NS, Shubenacadie; ON, Wallaceburg); Eastern Meadowlark 5 (ON, Woodhouse Township); Western Meadowlark 74 (BC, Abbotsford-Mission); Baltimore Oriole 3 (NB, Saint John; NS, Halifax-Dartmouth); Red-winged Blackbird 1298 (BC, Ladner); Brown-headed Cowbird 937 (ON, St. Clair N.W.A.); Rusty Blackbird 16 (ON, Dunnville); Brewer’s Blackbird 769 (BC, Parksville-Qualicum Beach); Common Grackle 1000 (ON, Point Pelee); Ovenbird 1 (NS, Wolfville); Northern Waterthrush 1 (BC, Ladner); Tennessee Warbler 1 (BC, Victoria); Orange-crowned Warbler 5 (BC, Ladner); Nashville Warbler 1 (ON, Cambridge); Common Yellowthroat 2 (ON, Flamborough); Cape May Warbler 2 (NS, Halifax-Dartmouth); Northern Parula 1 (NL, St. John’s); Palm Warbler 1 (NS, Halifax-Dartmouth, Lunenburg, St. Peters); Pine Warbler 7 (NS, Lunenburg); Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 81 (NS, Cape Sable Island); Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon’s) 3 (BC, Parksville-Qualicum Beach); Yellow-throated Warbler 1 (NB, Jemseg-Gagetown); Townsend’s Warbler 5 (BC, Sooke, Victoria); Wilson’s Warbler 1 (BC, Ladysmith); Summer Tanager 1 (NS, Pictou Harbour; ON, Woodhouse Township); Scarlet Tanager 1 (NS, Wolfville); Western Tanager 1 (NB, Moncton); Northern Cardinal 688 (ON, Flamborough); Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2 (NS, West Hants); Indigo Bunting 1 (ON, Kincardine); Dickcissel 1 (NL, Bonne Bay; NS, Lunenburg, The Sydneys).

All-time Canadian High Counts (2020 Update)

 

This is a summary of the highest counts reported for individual species and forms in Canada since the Christmas Bird Count (CBC) began in 1900. A total of 438 species have been reported on Count Days during that period, which is an increase of 18 species since Richard Cannings summarized Canadian CBCs ten years ago. British Columbia CBCs recorded the most species high counts (187), followed by Ontario (115), Nova Scotia (61), Alberta, (18), and Newfoundland and Labrador (17).

There are seven species and one form only found during Count Week (cw): Tundra Bean-Goose, Solitary Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank, Laysan Albatross, Manx Shearwater, Magnificent Frigatebird, Red-tailed (Krider’s) Hawk, and Cassin’s Vireo. The list of hypothetical species reported during CBCs that are under review by Bird Records Committee include: European Golden-Plover, Little Stint, Common Snipe, Jack Snipe, Oak/Juniper Titmouse.

The format for listing is as follows: species name followed by number of individuals, (within parenthesis, province or territory followed by CBC name(s) and count year where high count was first reported. Unestablished exotics and hybrids are excluded from this list.

 

Emperor Goose 2 (BC, Skidegate Inlet 89), Snow Goose 127,022 (QC, Baie-Missisquoi 117), Ross’s Goose 4 (ON, Blenheim 114), Greater White-fronted Goose 338 (BC, Chilliwack 80), Tundra Bean-Goose cw (NS, Yarmouth 114), Pink-footed Goose 14 (NS, Halifax-Dartmouth 100), Brant 4800 (BC, Ladner 115), Barnacle Goose 1 (QC, Longueuil 110), Cackling Goose 5305 (BC, Chilliwack 119), Canada Goose 47,551 (AB, Lethbridge 120), Mute Swan 1201 (ON, Holiday Beach 115), Trumpeter Swan 3443 (BC, Kelowna 96), Tundra Swan 10,870 (ON, St. Clair N.W.A. 116), Wood Duck 964 (BC, Chilliwack 114), Blue-winged Teal 30 (BC, Fisherville 104), Cinnamon Teal 8 (BC, Ladner 83), Northern Shoveler 988 (BC, Duncan 78), Gadwall 6879 (ON, Blenheim 113), Eurasian Wigeon 113 (BC, Ladner 107), American Wigeon 58,860 (BC, Ladner 92), Mallard 46,851 (ON, St. Clair N.W.A. 119), American Black Duck 13,651 (NS, Halifax-Dartmouth 103), Northern Pintail 55,070 (BC, Ladner 92), Green-winged Teal (Eurasian) 12 (NL, St. John, 111), Green-winged Teal (American) 23,472 (BC, Ladner 92), Canvasback 25,800 (ON, St. Clair N.W.A. 107), Redhead 26,081 (ON, Long Point 115), Ring-necked Duck 850 (BC, Duncan 111), Tufted Duck 78 (NL, St. Johns 114), Greater Scaup 60,200 (ON, Point Pelee 113), Lesser Scaup 15,000 (ON, Point Pelee 91), King Eider 22 (ON, Hamilton 64), Common Eider 7528 (NS, Halifax-Dartmouth 97), Harlequin Duck 886 (BC, Deep Bay 83), Surf Scoter 12,216 (BC, Lower Howe Sound 112), White-winged Scoter 10,115 (ON, Prince Edward Point 95), Black Scoter 1450 (PE, East Point 112), Long-tailed Duck 148,326 (ON, Prince Edward Point 102), Bufflehead 3487 (BC, Sidney-South Saltspring 116), Common Goldeneye 11,612 (BC, Tlell 105), Barrow’s Goldeneye 3747 (BC, Lower Howe Sound 106), Smew 1 (BC, White Rock 90), Hooded Merganser 701 (BC, Victoria 107), Common Merganser 39,640 (ON, Point Pelee 90), Red-breasted Merganser 35, 803 (ON, Oshawa 112), Ruddy Duck 11,280 (BC, White Rock 79).

Mountain Quail 9 (BC, Victoria 64),California Quail 4566 (BC, Penticton 105), Chukar 281 (BC, Oliver-Osoyoos 113), Gray Partridge 728 (SK, Regina 104), Ring-necked Pheasant 4000 (QC, St-Anne-du-Lac 113), Ruffed Grouse 149 (ON, Algonquin P.P. 107), Greater Sage-Grouse 106 (SK, Govenlock 80), Spruce Grouse 37 (MB, Riding Mountain N.P. 77), Willow Ptarmigan 476 (NT, Yellowknife 98), Rock Ptarmigan 46 (MB, Churchill 98), White-tailed Ptarmigan 48 (AB, Bow Summit 90), Dusky Grouse 17 (BC, Penticton 107, Sooty Grouse 4 (BC, Squamish 96), Sharp-tailed Grouse 390 (MB, Lyleton 107), Wild Turkey 849 (ON, Pakenham-Arnprior 111), Pied-billed Grebe 101 (BC, Ladner 79), Horned Grebe 1100 (BC, Victoria 67), Red-necked Grebe 708 (BC, Tlell 105), Eared Grebe 461 (BC, Pender Islands 81), Western Grebe 15,174 (BC, Deep Bay 84), Clark’s Grebe 2 (BC, Sooke 90), Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 18,020 (BC, Vancouver 102), Band-tailed Pigeon 449 (BC, Pender Islands 79), Eurasian Collared-Dove 608 (BC, Vernon 118), White-winged Dove 2 (NS, Cape Sable Island 110), Mourning Dove 2443 (ON, Cedar Creek 106), Anna’s Hummingbird 1256 (BC, Victoria 120), Costa’s Hummingbird 1 (BC, Vancouver 111), Rufous Hummingbird 4 (BC, Pender Islands 114), Xantus’s Hummingbird 1 (BC, Sunshine Coast 98), Clapper Rail 1 (NS, Broad Cove 74), King Rail 1 (ON, Long Point 77), Virginia Rail 39 (BC, Vancouver 85), Sora 3 (BC, Vaseux Lake 100), Purple Gallinule 1 (NS, Port L’Hebert 94), Common Gallinule 1 (ON, Hamilton 48), American Coot 8202 (ON, Blenheim 102), Sandhill Crane 3577 (ON, Long Point 120).

Black-necked Stilt 1 (ON, Wallaceburg 102), American Avocet 4 (BC, White Rock 98), Black Oystercatcher 391 (BC, Skidegate Inlet 113), Northern Lapwing 1 (NL, St. John’s 84), Black-bellied Plover 6855 (BC, Ladner 105), American Golden-Plover 2 (BC, Skidegate Inlet 98), Pacific Golden-Plover 3 (BC, Skidegate Inlet 101), Semipalmated Plover 6 (BC, Deep Bay 103), Killdeer 427 (BC, Ladner 102), Whimbrel 6 (BC, Victoria 63), Whimbrel (Eurasian) 1 (NS, Broad Cove 75), Long-billed Curlew 1 (BC, Ladner 80), Black-tailed Godwit 1 (PE, Prince Edward Island N.P. 99), Marbled Godwit 6 (BC, White Rock 108), Ruddy Turnstone 22 (NS, Louisbourg 68), Black Turnstone 3560 (BC, Comox 83), Red Knot 48 (NS, Cape Sable Island 100), Surfbird 644 (BC, Pender Islands 103), Ruff 1 (NS, Halifax-Dartmouth 103), Sanderling 1678 (BC, Rose Spit 100), Dunlin 84,773 (BC, Ladner 103), Rock Sandpiper 193 (BC, Greater Masset 88), Purple Sandpiper 430 (NB, Grand Manan Island 89), Baird’s Sandpiper 1 (ON, Blenheim 72), Least Sandpiper 42 (BC, Ladner 102), White-rumped Sandpiper 9 (NL, Cape Race 115), Pectoral Sandpiper 3 (BC, Nanaimo 79), Semipalmated Sandpiper 15 (NS, Cape Sable Island 103), Western Sandpiper 301 (BC, Ladner 108), Short-billed Dowitcher 68 (BC, Vancouver 70), Long-billed Dowitcher 683 (BC, Ladner 76), American Woodcock 5 (ON, Prince Edward Point 105, Wilson’s Snipe 151 (BC, Vancouver 82), Spotted Sandpiper 7 (BC, Nanaimo 113), Solitary Sandpiper cw (BC, Cortes Island 109), Wandering Tattler 1 (BC, Vancouver 64). Lesser Yellowlegs 7 (BC, Vancouver 70), Willet 3 (BC, Ladner 102), Spotted Redshank cw (NS, Halifax [west] 60), Greater Yellowlegs 91 (BC, White Rock 106), Red-necked Phalarope 1 (NS, Louisbourg and Cape Breton 73), Red Phalarope 560 (BC, Sooke 103).

Great Skua 1 (NS, Brier Island 93), Pomarine Jaeger 4 (NS, Brier Island 120), Parasitic Jaeger 1 (BC, White Rock 78), Dovekie 73,668 (NL, L’Anse-aux-Meadows 85), Common Murre 10,940 (BC, Campbell River 95), Thick-billed Murre 51,050 (NL, L’Anse-aux-Meadows 85), Razorbill 15,000 (NB, Grand Manan Island 99), Black Guillemot 1009 (QC, Forillon N.P. 104), Pigeon Guillemot 583 (BC, Sidney-South Saltspring 120), Marbled Murrelet 2125 (BC, Ladner 76), Kittlitz’s Murrelet 1 (BC, Victoria 86), Ancient Murrelet 21,420 (BC, Sunshine Coast 112), Cassin’s Auklet 1398 (BC, Rose Spit 96), Rhinoceros Auklet 113 (BC, Victoria 100), Atlantic Puffin 200 (NS, Brier Island 91), Tufted Puffin 2 (BC, Victoria 66), Black-legged Kittiwake 48,000 (NS, Brier Island 79), Ivory Gull 17 (NL, L’Anse-aux-Meadows 86), Sabine’s Gull 1 (BC, Victoria 64), Bonaparte’s Gull 26,187 (ON, Niagara Falls 92), Black-headed Gull 365 (NS, Halifax-Dartmouth 106), Little Gull 117 (ON, Long Point 92), Laughing Gull 2 (NS, Halifax [east] 69), Franklin’s Gull 1 (AB, Lethbridge 117), Black-tailed Gull 1 (NL, St. Johns 111), Heermann’s Gull 4 (BC, Pender Islands 83), Mew Gull 16,375 (BC, Victoria 75), Ring-billed Gull 33,522 (ON, West Elgin 112), Western Gull 121 (BC, Tofino 102), California Gull 1007 (BC, Parksville-Qualicum Beach 103), Herring Gull 30,610 (NS, Wolfville 99), Yellow-legged Gull 2 (NL, St. John’s 111), Iceland Gull 6004 (QC, Tadoussac 93), Iceland (Thayer’s) Gull 3110 (BC, Victoria 104), Iceland (kumlieni) Gull 3611 (NL, St. John’s 110), Lesser Black-backed Gull 74 (ON, Barrie 106), Slaty-backed Gull 1 (BC, Ladner 94), Glaucous-winged Gull 55,803 (BC, Ladner 106), Glaucous Gull 1269 (NL, St. Anthony 82), Great Black-backed Gull 14,275 (NL, Corner Brook 98), Caspian Tern 1 (ON, Hamilton 81), Black Tern 1 (ON, Wiarton 92), Common Tern 5 (BC, Surrey Municipality 62), Forster’s Tern 2 (ON, Blenheim 102).

Red-throated Loon 1151 (BC, Tlell 105), Arctic Loon 1 (BC, Duncan 108), Pacific Loon 4437 (BC, Campbell River 105), Common Loon 618 (BC, Comox 105), Yellow-billed Loon 43 (BC, Hecate Strait 110), Laysan Albatross cw (BC, Juan de Fuca 112), Black-footed Albatross 2 (BC, Greater Masset 114), Northern Fulmar 1619 (NL, Cape St. Mary’s 100), Black-capped Petrel 1 (ON, Wye Marsh 102), Cory’s Shearwater 1 (NB, Cape Tormentine 99), Buller’s Shearwater 1 (BC, Hecate Strait 106), Short-tailed Shearwater 81 (BC, Langara Island 100), Sooty Shearwater 1238 (BC, Rose Spit 99), Great Shearwater 15 (NS, Brier Island 116), Pink-footed Shearwater 1 (NS, Glace Bay 118), Manx Shearwater cw (NS, Halifax-Dartmouth 109), Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel 2 (BC, Rose Spit 119), Leach’s Storm-Petrel 6 (NL, Terra Nova N.P. 75), Magnificent Frigatebird cw (NS, Halifax-Dartmouth 108), Northern Gannet 596 (NS, Cape Sable Island 100), Brandt’s Cormorant 4280 (BC, Sooke 86), Double-crested Cormorant 2361 (BC, Vancouver 120), Great Cormorant 433 (NS, Halifax [west] 85), Red-faced Cormorant 1 (BC, Rose Spit 114), Pelagic Cormorant 3233 (BC, Nanaimo 89), American White Pelican 10 (SK, Gardiner Dam 111), Brown Pelican 19 (BC, Victoria 113), American Bittern 26 (BC, Ladner 106), Great Blue Heron 317 (BC, Ladner 115), Great Egret 2 (NS, Cape Sable Island 109), Snowy Egret 1 (NS, Halifax [east] 80), Little Blue Heron 1 (NS, Yarmouth 100), Cattle Egret 3 (BC, Ladner 80), Green Heron 7 (BC, Pitt Meadows 111), Black-crowned Night-Heron 20 (ON, Toronto 107).

Black Vulture 16 (ON, Niagara Falls 120), Turkey Vulture 190 (ON, Dunnville 119), Osprey 3 (BC, Deep Bay 79), Golden Eagle 14 (SK, Fort Walsh Cypress Hills 88), Northern Harrier 162 (ON, Fisherville 91), Sharp-shinned Hawk 41 (SK, Saskatoon 62), Cooper’s Hawk 74 (BC, Nanaimo 117), Northern Goshawk 16 (SK, E.B. Campbell Dam 81), Bald Eagle 2805 (BC, Squamish 94), Red-shouldered Hawk 18 (QC, Longueuil 116), Broad-winged Hawk 2 (ON, Peel-Halton Counties 66), Swainson’s Hawk 1 (BC, Pitt Meadows 78), Red-tailed Hawk 345 (ON, Fisherville 94), Red-tailed (Harlan’s) Hawk 28 (BC, Vernon 117), Red-tailed (Krider’s) Hawk cw (ON, Point Pelee 102), Rough-legged Hawk 195 (ON, Kingston 75), Ferruginous Hawk 6 (AB, Edmonton 7), Barn Owl 49 (BC, Vancouver 78), Western Screech-Owl 23 (BC, Victoria 92), Eastern Screech-Owl 141 (ON, Fisherville 100), Great Horned Owl 80 (ON, Cambridge 87), Snowy Owl 107 (BC, Ladner 74), Northern Hawk Owl 40 (AB, Opal 105), Northern Pygmy-Owl 17 (BC, Vernon 78), Burrowing Owl 2 (BC, Kamloops 115), Barred Owl 26 (ON, Petroglyphs 120), Great Gray Owl 24 (MB, Pinawa-Lac du Bonnet 101), Long-eared Owl 65 (ON, Hamilton 61), Short-eared Owl 106 (ON, Fisherville 96), Boreal Owl 8 (AB, Cochrane Wildlife Reserve 103), Northern Saw-whet Owl 52 (BC, Vaseux Lake 106).

Belted Kingfisher 71 (BC, Victoria 90), Lewis’s Woodpecker 25 (BC, Penticton 75), Red-headed Woodpecker 114 (ON, Blenheim 84), Acorn Woodpecker 1 (BC, Abbotsford-Mission 111), Red-bellied Woodpecker 166 (ON, London 118), Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 4 (ON, London 81, Niagara Falls 72), Red-naped Sapsucker 2 (BC, Creston 91), Red-breasted Sapsucker 124 (BC, Sunshine Coast 117), American Three-toed Woodpecker 29 (ON, Ottawa-Gatineau 77), Black-backed Woodpecker 35 (ON, Algonquin P.P. 107), Downy Woodpecker 568 (AB, Edmonton 116), Hairy Woodpecker 379 (ON, Ottawa-Gatineau 115), White-headed Woodpecker 1 (BC, Vaseux Lake 76), Northern Flicker (Red-shafted) 689 (BC, Victoria 118), Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 102 (NL, St. Johns 108), Pileated Woodpecker 85 (ON, Ottawa-Gatineau 115), American Kestrel 154 (ON, Fisherville 92), Merlin 43 (AB, Calgary 116), Gyrfalcon 6 (NL, St. Anthony 83), Peregrine Falcon 29 (BC, Ladner 110), Prairie Falcon 8 (AB, Nanton 110).

Ash-throated Flycatcher 1 (BC, Ladner 101), Western Kingbird 1 (BC, Victoria 64), Eastern Kingbird (NS, Yarmouth 74), Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 1 (ON, Cedar Creek, Gray Flycatcher 1 (ON, Fisherville 104), Dusky Flycatcher 1 (NS, Wolfville 97), Pacific-slope/Cordilleran Flycatcher 1 NB, Grand Manan Island 116), Black Phoebe 1 (BC, Chilliwack 114), Eastern Phoebe 5 (ON, Toronto 119), Say’s Phoebe 2 (BC, Penticton 77), Vermilion Flycatcher 1 (ON, Wallaceburg 116), Loggerhead Shrike 2 (ON, St. Thomas 61), Northern Shrike 51 (ON, Oshawa 96), White-eyed Vireo 1 (ON, Pickering 85), Hutton’s Vireo 18 (BC, Pender Islands 106), Cassin’s Vireo cw (BC, Nanaimo 100), Blue-headed Vireo 2 (ON, Peel-Halton Counties 116), Plumbeous Vireo 1 (NS, Halifax-Dartmouth 100), Canada Jay 185 (AB, Cochrane Wildlife Reserve 96), Steller’s Jay 659 (BC, Victoria 93), Blue Jay 1598 (AB, Edmonton 89), California Scrub-Jay 2 (BC, White Rock 117), Clark’s Nutcracker 277 (AB, Banff-Canmore 79), Black-billed Magpie 3374 (AB, Edmonton 102), Eurasian. Jackdaw 1 (NS, Halifax [west] 85), American Crow 159,860 (ON, St. Clair N.W.A. 100), Northwestern Crow 35,365 (BC, Vancouver 110), Fish Crow 1 (ON, Hamilton 119), Common Raven 3007 (YT, Whitehorse 117).

Eurasian Skylark 960 (BC, Victoria 66), Horned Lark 6012 (ON, Blenheim 86), Tree Swallow 7 (NS, Halifax [east] 70), Violet-green Swallow 4 (BC, Comox 20), Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2 (ON, London 80), Cliff Swallow 2 (BC, Vancouver 92), Barn Swallow 5 (ON, Sutton 104), Black-capped Chickadee 6239 (AB, Edmonton 94), Mountain Chickadee 519 (BC, Penticton 87), Chestnut-backed Chickadee 3143 (BC, Victoria 120), Boreal Chickadee 371 (NL, Terra Nova N.P. 85), Tufted Titmouse 70 (ON, Wallaceburg 104), Bushtit 2522 (BC, Victoria 100), Red-breasted Nuthatch 1384 (ON, Algonquin P.P. 79), White-breasted Nuthatch 771 (MB, Winnipeg 118), Pygmy Nuthatch 515 (BC, Penticton 90), Brown Creeper 277 (ON, Point Pelee 78), Rock Wren 6 (BC, Vaseux Lake 101), Canyon Wren 25 (BC, Oliver-Osoyoos 96), Carolina Wren 122 (ON, Hamilton 120), Bewick’s Wren 365 (BC, Victoria 112), House Wren 4 (BC, Nanaimo 80, ON, Thousand Islands 95), Pacific Wren 587 (BC, Victoria 114), Winter Wren 35 (ON, Toronto 115), Sedge Wren 1 (NS, Broad Cove 77), Marsh Wren 136 (BC, Ladner 104), American Dipper 149 (BC, Lillooet 103), Golden-crowned Kinglet 4000 (BC, Victoria 70), Ruby-crowned Kinglet 402 (BC, Victoria, 105), Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1 (ON, Point Pelee 83).

Red-flanked Bluetail 1 (BC, Comox 117), Northern Wheatear 1 (NL, St. Anthony 75), Eastern Bluebird 149 (ON, Cedar Creek 99), Western Bluebird 268 (BC, Penticton 120), Mountain Bluebird 12 (BC, Penticton 81), Townsend’s Solitaire 167 (BC, Vernon 116), Veery 1 (ON, Toronto 93), Gray-cheeked Thrush 1 (ON, Kingston 78), Swainson’s Thrush 1 (BC, Victoria 62), Hermit Thrush 76 (BC, Victoria 117), Wood Thrush 1 (MB, Winnipeg 85), Dusky Thrush 1 (BC, White Rock 93), Fieldfare 1 (NL, St. John’s 92), Redwing 1 (NL, Ferryland 99), Mistle Thrush 1 (NB, Mirimachi 118), American Robin 14,327 (BC, Victoria 96), Varied Thrush 1212 (BC, Vancouver 84), Gray Catbird 31 (NS, Halifax-Dartmouth 118), Northern Mockingbird 159 (ON, Niagara Falls 90), Sage Thrasher 1 (ON, Blenheim 109), Brown Thrasher 5 (ON, Hamilton 71), Curve-billed Thrasher 1 (SK, Dalmeny-Langham 107), European Starling 254,068 (BC, Vancouver 65), Crested Myna 1632 (BC, Vancouver 61), Bohemian Waxwing 35,298 (AB, Edmonton 106), Cedar Waxwing 6190 (ON, Sandbanks 117). Siberian Accentor 1 (BC, White Rock 116), House Sparrow 23,761 (MB, Winnipeg 90), Eurasian Tree Sparrow 2 (MB, Winnipeg 115), Citrine Wagtail 1 (BC, Comox, 113), Red-throated Pipit 1 (BC, Ladner 91), American Pipit 1327 (ON, Point Pelee 117), Common Chaffinch 1 (NS, Halifax [west] 89), Brambling 3 (BC, Port Clements 106), Evening Grosbeak 2621 (ON, Ottawa-Gatineau 73), Pine Grosbeak 1847 (NL, St. Anthony’s 75), Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch 600 (BC, Penticton 87), Purple Finch 1845 (NS, Broad Cove 92), Cassin’s Finch 312 (BC, Vaseux Lake 89), House Finch 3020 (ON, St. Thomas 89), Red Crossbill 3527 (ON, Algonquin P.P. 95), White-winged Crossbill 8728 (ON, Algonquin P.P. 85), Common Redpoll 14,159 (NB, Cape Tormentine 92), Hoary Redpoll 367 (NT, Nahanni Butte 115), Pine Siskin 11,128 (BC, Sooke 113), Lesser Goldfinch 1 (BC, Merritt 117), American Goldfinch 2696 (NS, Wolfville 92).

Lapland Longspur 550 (ON, Kingston 97), Smith’s Longspur 2 (AB, Nanton 103), Thick-billed Longspur 1 (SK, Govenlock 83), Snow Bunting 33,935 (SK, Raymore 83), McKay’s Bunting 2 (BC, Vancouver 105), Little Bunting 1 (BC, Greater Masset 109), Rustic Bunting 1 (SK, Creighton 110), Green-tailed Towhee 1 (BC, Comox 85), Spotted Towhee 1501 (BC, Victoria 117), Eastern Towhee 21 (ON, St. Thomas 56), American Tree Sparrow 4500 (ON, Long Point 68), Chipping Sparrow 83 (ON, Cedar Creek 106), Clay-colored Sparrow 2 (BC, Ladner 83), Field Sparrow 140 (ON, St. Thomas 69), Vesper Sparrow 12 (ON, St. Thomas 60), Lark Sparrow 1 (NS, Halifax [east] and ON, Moscow 86), Lark Bunting 1 (NS, Halifax [east] 60), Savannah Sparrow 143 (BC, Ladner 115), Savannah (Ipswich) Sparrow 10 (NS, Halifax [east] 80), Grasshopper Sparrow 1 (NS, Halifax [east] 66), Baird’s Sparrow 1 (BC, Nanaimo 95), LeConte’s Sparrow 2 (BC, Greater Masset 119), Nelson’s Sparrow 20 (NS, Halifax [east] 88), Seaside Sparrow 2 (NS, Halifax [east] 80), Fox Sparrow 951 (BC, Victoria 114), Song Sparrow 7819 (BC, Ladner 102), Lincoln’s Sparrow 137 (BC, Victoria 112), Swamp Sparrow 559 (ON, Long Point 85), White-throated Sparrow 1044 (NS, Broad Cove 77), Harris’s Sparrow 11 (BC, Vernon 86), White-crowned Sparrow 774 (BC, Ladner 76), Golden-crowned Sparrow 1937 (BC, Victoria 114), Dark-eyed (Gray-headed) Junco 1 (MB, Winnipeg 85), Dark-eyed (Oregon) Junco 8823 (BC, Victoria 100), Dark-eyed (Pink-sided) Junco 2 (ON, London 108), Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 3337 (ON, Woodhouse Township 118), Dark-eyed (White-winged) Junco 1 (ON, Hamilton 65), Yellow-breasted Chat 18 (NS, Halifax-Dartmouth 113) Bobolink 1 (NS, Halifax [east] 74), Red-winged Blackbird 10,278 (ON, Long Point 110), Eastern Meadowlark 249 (ON, St. Thomas 73), Western Meadowlark 189 (BC, Ladner 110), Yellow-headed Blackbird 5 (MB, Delta Marsh 116), Rusty Blackbird 575 (ON, Blenheim 85), Brewer’s Blackbird 190,827 (BC, Ladner 117), Common Grackle 4400 (ON, Wallaceburg 102), Great-tailed Grackle 1 (ON, Long Point 89), Brown-headed Cowbird 30,000 (ON, Guelph 76), Hooded Oriole 1 (BC, Terrace 98), Bullock’s Oriole 1 (NS, Halifax [west] 70), Baltimore Oriole 28 (NS, Halifax-Dartmouth 109).

Blue-winged Warbler 1 (NS, Halifax-Dartmouth 102), Orange-crowned Warbler 10 (NS, Halifax-Dartmouth 97), Nashville Warbler 3 (NS, Halifax-Dartmouth 100), Northern Parula 1 (ON, Ottawa-Gatineau 94), Yellow Warbler 2 (BC, Vancouver 77), Magnolia Warbler 1 (NS, Halifax [west] 74), Cape May Warbler 1 (AB, Calgary 88), Black-throated Blue Warbler 2 (ON, Toronto 109), Yellow-rumped (Audubon’s) Warbler 87 (BC, Vancouver 79), Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 243 (NS, Cape Sable Island 98), Black-throated Gray Warbler 1 (ON, Kettle Point 83), Townsend’s Warbler 17 (BC, Juan de Fuca 111), Hermit Warbler 1 (NS, Broad Cove 95), Yellow-throated Warbler 2 (NS, Halifax-Dartmouth 102), Pine Warbler 14 (NS, Halifax [east] 84), Palm Warbler 15 (NS, Halifax [east] 88), Bay-breasted Warbler 1 (NS, Cape Sable Island 99), Blackpoll Warbler 1 (NS, Cape Sable Island 98), Black-and-white Warbler 4 (NL, St. John’s 94), Ovenbird 1 (ON, Hamilton 66), Northern Waterthrush 2 (ON, Long Point 74), MacGillivray’s Warbler 1 (BC, Terrace 103, Vancouver 101, and Victoria 68), Common Yellowthroat 15 (ON, Long Point 76), Hooded Warbler 1 (NS, Halifax [west] 77), Wilson’s Warbler 2 (NL, Corner Brook 102), Summer Tanager 3 (NS, Halifax-Dartmouth 118), Scarlet Tanager 1 (BC, William’s Lake 113), Western Tanager 1 (BC, Victoria 63), Northern Cardinal 882 (ON, London 112), Pyrrhuloxia 1 (ON, West Elgin 105), Rose-breasted Grosbeak 3 (NB, St. Stephen 106), Black-headed Grosbeak 1 (BC, Chilliwack 73), Blue Grosbeak 1 (QC, Quebec 90), Lazuli Bunting 1 (NS, Cape Sable Island 112), Indigo Bunting 3 (NS, Brier Island 118), Painted Bunting 1 (ON, Toronto 79), Dickcissel 4 (NS, St. Peters 70).

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