Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Nashville Christmas Bird Count
Dec. 20, 2014

The 100th Nashville CBC took place December 20 and totaled 82 species, right about average. A whopping 50 birders took part, with 17 at Owls Hill alone. Thank you to all for such a remarkable turnout! And thank you to Susan Hollyday for providing a delicious compilation dinner. The numbers by route may be viewed on the Bird Count Results page (link on the right). Some interesting finds for our count:

2 Double-crested Cormorants at Poplar Creek route - have only occurred 8 times in 100 counts.

1 Bald Eagle at Poplar Creek - only occurred 11 times.

8 American Woodcock at Bells Bend Park - highest count ever and occurred only 16 times.

2 Eurasian Collared-Doves at West Meade - only occurred 4 times.

23,957 American Robins - 20,000 seen flying at dawn at Bells Bend Park.

6 Rusty Blackbirds - one at Bells Bend and 5 at Radnor Lake.

2 Purple Finches - at Poplar Creek route.

5 Pine Siskins - one at Bells Bend and 4 at Poplar Creek.

Jan Shaw, Compiler