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2016 Clark County Christmas Bird Count

December 16, 2016 from 6:00 A.M. to 5:15 P.M.
Cloudy all day.
Small ponds were frozen but there was some open water on large lakes.
All streams were open.
Temperature ranged from 11° F to 21° F.
Wind was light all day.
Thirteen observers in seven parties plus one at feeders.
Total party hours 33 (11.5 driving, 21.5 on foot) plus 1 owling.
Total party miles 175.5 (148 by car, 27.5 on foot).

Canada Goose                  1287
Mute Swan                           1
Gadwall                              13
American Black Duck              4
Mallard                             311
Northern Shoveler                32
Green-winged Teal                1
Redhead                              7
Bufflehead                           1
Common Goldeneye              10
Hooded Merganser               87
Common Merganser              28
Red-breasted Merganser         2
Ruddy Duck                          5
Wild Turkey                        14
Pied-billed Grebe                   9
Horned Grebe                       3
Double-crested Cormorant      2
Great Blue Heron                  3
Black Vulture                       5
Turkey Vulture                     2
Sharp-shinned Hawk              1
Cooper's Hawk                     1
Bald Eagle                           2
Red-tailed  Hawk                19
American Coot                     2
Sandhill Crane                  436
Ring-billed Gull                  130
Herring Gull                        10
Rock Pigeon                     318
Mourning Dove                   33
Eastern Screech-Owl            2
Barred Owl                          1
Belted Kingfisher                  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker       29
Downy Woodpecker            53
Hairy Woodpecker                8
Northern Flicker                   7
Merlin                                1
Peregrine Falcon                  1
Blue Jay                           43
American Crow              15000
Horned Lark                      35
Carolina Chickadee             74
Tufted Titmouse                24
White-breasted Nuthatch    43
Brown Creeper                    7
Winter Wren                       1
Carolina Wren                    19
Golden-crowned Kinglet        7
Eastern Bluebird                  8
Hermit Thrush                     5
American Robin                  96
Northern Mockingbird            3
European Starling             691
Cedar Waxwing                 30
Yellow-rumped Warbler        5
American Tree Sparrow       57
Field Sparrow                     1
Fox Sparrow                      2
Dark-eyed Junco             118
White-crowned Sparrow      6
White-throated Sparrow   113
Song Sparrow                  46
Eastern Towhee                6
Northern Cardinal            164
Common Grackle                5
House Finch                    61
American Goldfinch           65
House Sparrow                84

70 Species          About 19702 Individuals

Birds Seen Count Week

Tundra Swan
Red-winged Blackbird

Observers                               

Brian Menker
Doug Overacker
Julie Karlson
Carol Culbertson
Jim Smallwood
Rick Asamoto
Jeff Peters
Mike Calahan
Jerry Watson
Kay West
Roberta Ober
Lou Laux
Ann Laux

2015 Clark County Christmas Bird Count

December 18, 2015 from 6:00 A.M. to 5:15 P.M.
Cloudy with very few snow flurries and just a peek of sun.
All water was open.
All streams were open.
Temperature ranged from 27° F to 36° F.
Wind was moderate in the morning and stronger in the afternoon.
Nine observers in four parties plus one at feeders.
Total party hours 20 (5.5 driving, 14.5 on foot) plus 1 owling.
Total party miles 95 (81 by car, 14 on foot).

Canada Goose                542
Mute Swan                       1
Wood Duck                       1
Gadwall                          50
Mallard                           77
Northern Shoveler              7
Northern Pintail                 3
Canvasback                      2
Redhead                          1
Ring-necked Duck             50
Lesser Scaup                   20
Bufflehead                       32
Common Goldeneye             3
Hooded Merganser           116
Ruddy Duck                       1
Common Loon                    1
Pied-billed Grebe                9
Horned Grebe                    1
Great Blue Heron              17
Sharp-shinned Hawk           1
Bald Eagle                        3
Red-tailed Hawk                3
American Coot                 30
Bonaparte's Gull             157
Ring-billed Gull               252
Herring Gull                      4
Rock Pigeon                  262
Mourning Dove                62
Eastern Screech-Owl         2
Great Horned Owl              1
Belted Kingfisher                2
Red-headed Woodpecker     2
Red-bellied Woodpecker    24
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker     1
Downy Woodpecker          31
Hairy Woodpecker              9
Northern Flicker                 9
American Kestrel               5
Merlin                             1
Blue Jay                         22
American Crow            10000
Horned Lark                      2
Carolina Chickadee           52
Tufted Titmouse              20
White-breasted Nuthatch  28
Brown Creeper                 14
Carolina Wren                   8
Golden-crowned Kinglet     10
Eastern Bluebird               11
Hermit Thrush                   3
American Robin              874
European Starling         1142
Cedar Waxwing               23
American Tree Sparrow     32
Dark-eyed Junco            104
White-throated Sparrow    73
Song Sparrow                 18
Eastern Towhee                5
Northern Cardinal             53
House Finch                    13
American Goldfinch           22
House Sparrow                88

62 Species          About 14412 Individuals

Observers                               

Doug Overacker
Julie Karlson
Carol Culbertson
Brian Menker
Larry Jeanblanc
Margaret Bowman
Rick Asamoto
Mike Callahan
Jerry Watson
Charlotte Reisinger                                                                             Ann Laux                                                                                          Lou Laux