- Boise CBC preliminary results - a new species record!
Re: Boise CBC preliminary results - a new species record!
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Wonderful CBC Team Boise! Sorry I could not make it, but I plan on attending Nampa CBC, on 21st? Please post details, I am not seeing it on ID Birding FB events page. Im sure it is still starts at Deer Flat H/Q, but what time?
Cheers, happy bird trails, Rich Nampa
Merlin, Nampa 12/12
On Sat, Dec 14, 2019 at 9:32 PM Kerry Fitzharris <birderfitz@...
I could add a few more to your Boise count for today (Sat. Dec. 14): 21 Mourning Dove, 1 Cooper’s Hawk, 25 House Finches, 7 Lesser Goldfinch, 1 American Goldfinch, and 1 female Anna’s Hummingbird (all in my backyard on 6th and O”Farrell, if that would help! Also, I saw a Say’s Phoebe at Riverstone International School this afternoon.
Congratulations all on the Count.
On Dec 14, 2019, at 9:11 PM, Jay Carlisle via Groups.Io <carlislejay@...
Quick report after the evening tally - we had a record turnout (guessing it was over 60 participants), including a record amount of effort along the northeastern portion of the count circle in the Boise Foothills, and a great pizza feast afterwards. Before the big reveal, I will say that our group noticed a lower # of songbirds in several places and I heard comments from several other territories - hopefully just a different winter but ???
With several rarities having been seen over the last week, I had high hopes ... and, even though we missed a few species, we had a great turnout with 108 species (!!; includes 5 species never previously counted on the Boise CBC) on count day plus 3 count week species that were missed today but had been seen since Dec 11. This sets a new record for the Boise count - and we still have 3 days to add some count week birds.
- count firsts:
- Ruffed Grouse (along Boise Ridge)
- Pileated Woodpecker (along slope N of Lucky Peak)
- Ovenbird (now here for 6 weeks)
- Common Yellowthroat (found a few days ago)
- Bushtit (Peggy's Trail - was a count week species in same area in 2018)
- other fun species:
- Pine Grosbeak (Boise Ridge)
- Evening Grosbeak (3 different areas, first time in years)
- Northern Mockingbird (2nd time on Boise CBC)
- American Tree & Lincoln's Sparrows
- Barred and Northern Pygmy-owls
- Say's Phoebe
- Count week species missed today
- Greater Scaup
- Swamp Sparrow
Count week species we still "need":
- Ring-necked Pheasant
- Northern Pintail
- Ruddy Duck
- Gray Partridge
- Rough-legged Hawk
- Barn Owl
- Red-naped Sapsucker
- Prairie Falcon
- Blue Jay
- American Dipper
- American Pipit
- Orange-crowned Warbler
Thanks again everyone!!
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