Pod

Annual Christmas Bird Counts
Chart data

Species Year
Grebes 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Western Grebe
Horned Grebe 1        
Eared Grebe         2   1            
Pied-billed Grebe 48 42 98 35 15 34 50 41 44 39 26 20 13
Pelecaniformes 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
American White Pelican     57 22   3 5   1     3 15
Double-crested Cormorant 536 195 309 190 375 157 209 605 73 117 53 175 22
Herons, Egrets, Ibis 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Least Bittern                          
American Bittern 1 4 5 6 1 1   5 6 3 2 4 6
Great Egret 29 32 28 22 18 27 12 14 36 21 12 8 12
Great Blue Heron 22 27 23 20 14 18 17 27 27 22 13 11 14
Snowy Egret 2 6 8 9 4 4 3 4 4 10 9 2 8
Cattle Egret   1                      
Green Heron 3   1     2 3 2 3 2 1 1 1
Black-crowned Night-Heron 51 48 42 57 38 17 41 28 28 27 9    
White-faced Ibis                       2  
Vultures 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Turkey Vulture 4 11 8 1 2 13 16 10 11 6 3   10
Waterfowl 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Tundra Swan 48 132 6 142 35 45 29   35 107 19 17  
Greater White-fronted Goose   254   105       135 132 10 1 66 40
Snow Goose   176 1     32   132         11
Ross’ Goose               1          
Canada Goose 488 387 204 339 500 340 190 234 221 301 450 555 835
“Lesser” Canada Goose               2          
Cackling Goose                 1 15 1 15 6
Wood Duck 16 6 33 29 10 18 59 55 52 33 20 11 13
Green-winged Teal 73 14 105 40 109 10 15 21 46 6   14 18
Mallard 2,324 4,102 1,651 3,141 1,736 997 820 1,016 782 1,059 605 1,262 440
Northern Pintail 203 612 252 1,329 214 92 205 163 335 184 290 345 98
Cinnamon Teal 3 25 21 33 1 2 4 14   19 3 19 16
Blue-winged Teal                          
Teal sp. 30                        
Northern Shoveler 50 115 99 362 107 22 82 19 16 19 87 108 33
Gadwall 121 110 225 97 110 26 58 29 47 58 104 61 83
American Wigeon 12 14 6 57 13 32 43 22 2 15 68 33 35
Eurasian Wigeon                         1
Redhead 5     2           1 1 6  
Canvasback 2,609 4,508 244 106 1,053 1,200 205 71 58 1,915 340 2,129 7
Ring-necked Duck 802 456 701 461 560 45 794 115 8 284 318 1,409 147
Lesser Scaup         7 1       2 6 1  
Greater Scaup 2                        
Common Goldeneye 12   4 23 4   3 2   1 16 18 17
Bufflehead 1     1         2   1    
Hooded Merganser                   2 1 4  
Common Merganser 70 40 15     16 5 12 41 1 3   3
Ruddy Duck 222 362 49 41 211 4 32 67 4 175 71 53 40
Kites, Eagles, Hawks 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
White-tailed Kite 10 10 14 21 32 47 29 18 29 24 30 28 8
Northern Harrier 8 15 13 14 8 18 9 5 17 14 12 12 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk     1 2 2 1 1     3 1 4 2
Cooper’s Hawk 4   5 3 2 1 7 6 8 7 4 3 1
Accipiter sp.           2              
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 2 5 4 4 8 6 8 5 14 9 3 9
Swainson’s Hawk   1 1   1                
Red-tailed Hawk 51 71 65 38 64 64 52 44 59 40 58 42 34
Ferruginous Hawk                          
Rough-legged Hawk                     2    
Golden Eagle                          
American Kestrel 24 24 16 19 25 34 11 18 14 24 20 18 31
Merlin           1              
Peregrine Falcon                          
Prairie Falcon 1   1   1 2 1   1 1 2 1 1
Quail and Pheasants 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Ring-necked Pheasant 39 137 87 63 38 105 118 30 49 7 9 4 24
California Quail   40 20 80 14 100 38 44 26   5 60  
Wild Turkey             2 3   1 1 5 22
Rails 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Virginia Rail 6 3 1   1 2   2     1 1 1
Sora 31 32 3 6 1 8 3 4 1 3 5 6 1
Common Moorhen 44 105 112 36 24 41 37 12 33 6 5 2 6
American Coot 1,039 956 767 270 257 141 215 780 145 401 382 377 269
Cranes 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Sandhill Crane           35     3   11 11  
Shorebirds 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Black-bellied Plover         900 566 485 350 200 76     1
Killdeer 94 144 93 133 60 134 211 339 240 166 232 86 198
Black-necked Stilt             8 15 22 9 3 2 3
American Avocet                          
Greater Yellowlegs 11 19 10 18 10 74 34 25 35 11 5 60 6
Lesser Yellowlegs             2   2     1  
Spotted Sandpiper   1   1 3 4 1 2 4 6 4 2 3
Long-billed Curlew 8 2 26 11 46 20 34 6 1   5 7 26
Whimbrel                          
Western Sandpiper                          
Least Sandpiper 12 11 30 8 62 21 60 34 34 73 46 128 59
Dunlin   3 1   301 1,365 377 660 59 61 2 22 5
Long-billed Dowitcher   4   22 5 53 122 900     5 50 37
Wilson’s Snipe 46 10 56 51 2 5 15 19 24 15 29 3 14
Sandpiper sp.           15              
Gulls and Terns 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Bonaparte’s Gull               1       2  
Mew Gull       1 1       5     4 1
Ring-billed Gull 11 4 5 22 7 3 1 8 10 17 1 2 2
California Gull   4 21 17 44 88 125 12 182 25 15 6 6
Herring Gull 8   4 5 2 2 1 1 6 11 2 2 2
Glaucous-winged Gull           1              
Gull sp. 44 20     8 18 7 8 161   3 1  
Forster’s Tern 3           7       5 2  
Doves 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Rock Pigeon 52 346 345 208 742 559 604 176 671 245 825 402 219
Mourning Dove 134 312 187 233 246 201 350 237 898 367 489 403 575
Owls 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Barn Owl 1 1 3 1 7 3 9 5 12 1 6 5 5
Great Horned Owl 4 9 4 3 13 7 6 8 5 6 9 5 12
Burrowing Owl 6 9 10 5 4 4 6 2 3 5 2 2 3
Short-eared Owl                     1    
Swifts, Hummingbirds 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
White-throated Swift 3       5 3   3 4 5 14 5  
Anna’s Hummingbird 12 4 25 13 30 27 43 31 8 52 45 34 48
Kingfishers 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Belted Kingfisher 3 3 2 4 3 12 13 6 3 9 5 4 3
Woodpeckers 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Red-breasted Sapsucker                 1        
Nuttall’s Woodpecker 8 17 12 24 19 20 29 22 26 27 45 26 32
Downy Woodpecker 4 9 3 4 10 12 9 7   9 9 11 8
Northern Flicker 31 27 23 43 36 43 52 37 38 63 83 57 68
Flycatchers 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Black Phoebe 29 40 25 33 24 47 51 38 47 42 49 31 24
Say’s Phoebe 3 2 6 3 2 16 11 15 11 12 9 16 9
Tropical Kingbird                          
Shrike and Vireos 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Loggerhead Shrike 13 18 19 15 21 28 32 18 10 16 10 7 7
Hutton’s Vireo       2 2         3   1  
Corvids 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Western Scrub-Jay 96 34 42 52 34 78 42 74 28 43 100 49 51
Yellow-billed Magpie 99 86 101 78 76 102 87 91 22 21 29 27 28
American Crow 58 24 25 57 94 59 48 110 298 60 90 16 138
Larks, Swallows 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Horned Lark 130 42 258 150 130 205 470 390 64 105 25   2
Tree Swallow   11 1       8   25   3 10  
Violet-green Swallow               8          
Barn Swallow                 1 1      
Titmouse, Bushtit 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Oak Titmouse 1 2 8 8 6 11 10 17 4 3 2 4 4
Bushtit 105 36 113 50 83 113 181 86 142 287 286 150 224
Nuthatch, Creeper 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
White-breasted Nuthatch 4 3 2 1 1 6 9 13 8 4 6 5 6
Brown Creeper     1       1       1    
Wrens 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Bewick’s Wren     1 4 8 7 8 10 7 1 3 1 2
Winter Wren       1 2   2   1       2
House Wren 1 2 1 7 5 18 9 9 7 16 7 5 14
Marsh Wren 25 29 13 15 11 40 39 32 6 12 13 3 11
Rock Wren     1       1 1     1 1  
Kinglets 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Golden-crowned Kinglet   24 7 28 26 24 22 10 6 7 6 15 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 60 61 95 95 84 111 175 105 123 177 170 105 82
Thrushes 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Western Bluebird                          
Mountain Bluebird           1     1        
Hermit Thrush 4 6 20 6 5 9 19 19 9 14 10 14 7
American Robin 1   6 5 30 8 28 2 1   3 8 9
Varied Thrush   2       8       2   3  
Wrentit, Thrashers 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Wrentit           2 2 7 2 2 7 2 1
Northern Mockingbird 10 11 10 17 14 19 16 12 25 14 18 8 11
Starlings 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
European Starling 160 71 303 378 479 599 570 2,110 25,000 250,000 700,000 160,000 240,000
Pipits and Waxwings 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
American Pipit 68 104 133 94 31 177 281 142 208 87 343 115 101
Cedar Waxwing         45   1 5   20   8  
Warblers 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Orange-crowned Warbler     11 3   3 3 4 4 6 45 5 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler         20 67 203 35 53 97 197 236 154
“Audubon’s” Warbler 114 51 62 172 72 125 317 51 61 15 48 34 4
“Myrtle” Warbler 3   3 33 3 20 14 11 7 70 68 87 3
Black-throated Gray Warbler     1     1       1 2    
Townsend’s Warbler           2         1 1  
Common Yellowthroat   4 4 1 5 8 8 3 3 3 3 4 3
Sparrows 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Spotted Towhee 28 40 77 45 50 62 67 73 64 69 52 60 39
California Towhee     1         1 5 3     2
Savannah Sparrow 141 74 146 158 97 233 172 86 120 197 92 156 160
Fox Sparrow 3 17 14 7 33 20 54 65 55 28 14 6 15
“Red” Fox Sparrow           1       1      
“Slatey” Fox Sparrow                     1 2  
Song Sparrow 26 37 77 49 48 53 95 76 101 75 74 26 44
Lincoln’s Sparrow 32 95 208 82 55 93 76 88 86 98 49 34 86
White-throated Sparrow                     1 1 1
Golden-crowned Sparrow 136 65 72 151 92 219 302 355 169 226 124 171 592
White-crowned Sparrow 707 532 1,604 476 343 710 544 467 886 722 603 302 125
Sparrow sp. 2         60              
Dark-eyed Junco “Oregon” 22 19 10 24 18 18 78 78 96 65 67 59 17
“Slate-colored” Junco                 1        
Blackbirds 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Red-winged Blackbird 676 209 1,242 474 1,447 955 1,048 699 674 603 679 490 346
Tricolored Blackbird                     1   175
Yellow-headed Blackbird                          
Western Meadowlark 182 236 334 165 262 426 579 213 507 442   530 200
Great-tailed Grackle           4 1       190 190 68
Brewer’s Blackbird 345 47 636 188 1,816 346 15,552 7,026 20,000 150,000 100,000 20,000 40,000
Brown-headed Cowbird 1 2 100 16 17     26 4 1,000 2,500 1,000 1,500
Blackbird sp. 285 160 20,000   68 1,312 100   2,000        
Finches 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Purple Finch     1                    
House Finch 163 98 300 99 143 198 154 233 239 130 229 112 344
Lesser Goldfinch 30 15 35 4 25 14 9 19 12   13 19 2
American Goldfinch 23 88 6 116 51 305 53 124 293 207 204 262 10
Pine Siskin                          
Weavers 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
House Sparrow 20 9         1 8 6 13 16 8 38
Total Birds 13,347 16,440 32,301 11,385 14,057 13,957 27,594 19,799 56,563 411,278 811,644 192,687 288,356
Total Species 93 96 104 100 103 #109 #109 #108 #110 #108 #120 #119 #111
  • 2003 count conducted on 1/5/04
  • 2004 count conducted on 1/4/05
  • 2005 count conducted on 1/3/06
  • 2006 count conducted on 1/2/07
  • 2007 count conducted on 1/3/08
  • 2008 count conducted on 1/3/09
  • 2009 count conducted on 1/5/10

# Includes birds counted on Regional San property to the west of I-5

For more information, contact:
Roger Jones
SRWTP Bufferlands
jonesro@caccounty.net

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