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Big Day (Bird Race)

16 January 1998

by Ed Burroughs

Big Day Statistics:


In any winter big bay north of 60 degrees latitude, darkness is a problem. Another obvious northern winter problem is a lack of birds. We have decided to use both excuses to explain our low total.

Species list:

Common Loon
Horned Grebe
Pelagic Cormorant
American Wigeon
Harlequin Duck
Surf Scoter
Common Goldeneye
Barrow’s Goldeneye
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Bald Eagle
Accipiter, sp
Mew Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Common Murre
Belted Kingfisher
Steller’s Jay
Black-billed Magpie
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Black-capped Chickadee
Boreal Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Townsend's Solitaire
American Robin
Varied Thrush
Northern Shrike
American Tree Sparrow (CB)
Fox Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco
Pine Grosbeak
White-winged Crossbill
Common Redpoll
Pine Siskin

Ed & Carol Burroughs

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