Announcing the results of the Fall 2023 Migratory Bird Count
We are excited to share the official tally of bird species encountered during our annual bird count, along with the “running count” that includes birds observed over the past two days. This fall’s birding event was remarkable, with a grand total of 50 species recorded during the count. Adding the additional 7 species spotted in the running count, we reached an impressive total of 57 species! (See list of bird species below.)
This year brought us some extraordinary birding moments, which we attribute to the recent major storms that grounded much of the bird activity in the days leading up to the count.
With a decade now behind us, we’ve successfully completed our 10th year of the migratory bird count. The data collected during these ten years will serve as a valuable resource for analyzing trends in bird activity on our island.
Here’s the list of species we encountered in our Fall 2023 Migratory Bird Count.
Thank you to all who participated.
|Fall 2023 Bird Count|
|Belted kingfisher (running)|
|Black & white warbler|
|Bobolink (running and confirmed; congrats Tom!)|
|Chipping sparrow (running)|
|Common loon (running)|
|Double crested cormorant|
|Greater black-backed gull|
|Great blue heron|
|Laughing gull (running)|
|Northern rough-winged swallow|
|Salt marsh sparrow|
|Swamp sparrow (running)|