7/23/2014 Staff

The Annual Bird Count

  • Red-Tailed Hawk

The Pennsylvania Annual Migration Count (PAMC) was established to gather yearly data on migratory bird populations, and to help answer some fundamental questions regarding their distribution throughout Pennsylvania. It is an annual one-day snapshot of bird populations within the state, taken on the second Saturday in May.

This year's count and the results are amazing! Who knew so many birds call Millport home? And we have a wide variety. Two Indigo Buntings and a Great Blue Heron were among the birds sighted by Dave Kubitsky on May 10. Here's the whole list:

Species Total Number
Canada Goose 18
Wood Duck 2
Mallard 8
Wild Turkey 1
Great Blue Heron 1
Green Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 8
Cooper's Hawk  1
Broad-winged Hawk 2
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Solitary Sandpiper 2
Rock Pigeon  12
Mourning Dove 18
Chimney Swift 12
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Belted Kingfisher 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 8
Downy Woodpecker 10
Northern Flicker  4
Eastern Wood-Pewee  4
Eastern Phoebe 2
Great Crested Flycatcher  4
Eastern Kingbird  2
White-eyed Vireo 2
Warbling Vireo 2
Red-eyed Vireo 6
Blue Jay 34
American Crow 20
Tree Swallow 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2
Barn Swallow 6
Carolina Chickadee 12
Tufted Titmouse 8
White-breasted Nuthatch 4
Carolina Wren 10
House Wren 4
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 12
Eastern Bluebird 6
Wood Thrush 8
American Robin 16
Gray Catbird  33
Northern Mockingbird  2
Brown Thrasher 2
European Starling  41
Northern Parula 3
Yellow Warbler 4
Chestnut-sided Warbler  4
Magnolia Warbler 2
Black-throated Blue Warbler 6
Yellow-rumped Warbler  15
Black-throated Green Warbler  1
Blackburnian Warbler 1
Black-and-white Warbler 1
American Redstart 4
Ovenbird 2
Common Yellowthroat 14
Wilson's Warbler 5
Eastern Towhee 6
Chipping Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 12
White-crowned Sparrow 1
Scarlet Tanager 9
Northern Cardinal 16
Indigo Bunting 2
Red-winged Blackbird 42
Common Grackle  25
Brown-headed Cowbird 6
Baltimore Oriole 24
House Finch 6
American Goldfinch 8
House Sparrow 12
   
   
Total Species (not counting "sp.") : 71
Total Birds : 590
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