Results of Spring BirdBlitz in Cumberland County, Kentucky5 May 2007

 

Organized bird counts have seldom been conducted in Cumberland County, Kentucky, two Christmas Bird Counts that took place during the mid-1960s being the only known counts to have occurred, so a Spring BirdBlitz, even with a limited number of field parties, was a welcome addition to the count data amassed in this county.  Fairly hard rainfall during the late morning of this count probably diminished the results slightly for some species, but data for other species may well have been improved by this feature of the count.

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Location N of Rt. 90; east of Rt. 61 S of Rt. 90; east of Rt. 61 W of Rt. 61
         

Party Leaders

CGH

RMD

SJS

Total

Party Members

AMM

BHS

Number Field Observers

2

1

2

5

Number Field Parties

1

1

1

3

Number Feederwatchers

0

0

0

0

Start CDT

0630

0630

0444

0444

End CDT

1906

1435

1744

1906

Hours on Foot

3

3

0.5

6.5

Hours by Car

9.5

5

12

26.5

Total Party Hours

12.5

8

12.5

33

Miles on Foot

2.5

1

0.5

4

Miles by Car

87.5

41

133

261.5

Total Party Miles

90

42

133.5

265.5

Owling Hours

0

0

0.5

0.5

Owling Miles

0

0

5

5

Feeder-watching Hours

0

0

0

0

         

Low Temperature (F)

64

High Temperature (F)

68

Wind Direction       NA

Wind AM (mph)

0–5

Wind PM (mph)

0–5

Sky AM

overcast

Sky PM

partly cloudy

Precipitation AM

hard rain (2 hrs.)

Precipitation PM

none

Moon Phase

near full waning

         
Location N of Rt. 90; east of Rt. 61 S of Rt. 90; east of Rt. 61 W of Rt. 61

Canada Goose

3

2

1

6

Mallard

2

2

Northern Bobwhite

1

1

10

12

Wild Turkey

1

2

10

13

Common Loon

1

1

Double-crested Cormorant

1

1

Great Blue Heron

1

2

2

5

Green Heron

1

2

3

Black Vulture

2

2

Turkey Vulture

35

4

15

54

Cooper's Hawk

1

1

Red-shouldered Hawk

2

2

4

Broad-winged Hawk

2

1

3

Red-tailed Hawk

2

2

4

Killdeer

10

5

6

21

Spotted Sandpiper

2

1

3

Solitary Sandpiper

3

3

Rock Pigeon

6

6

Mourning Dove

38

30

59

127

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

3

3

6

Barred Owl

1

1

Eastern Whip-poor-will

3

3

Chimney Swift

7

13

19

39

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

3

1

4

8

Belted Kingfisher

1

1

         
Location N of Rt. 90; east of Rt. 61 S of Rt. 90; east of Rt. 61 W of Rt. 61

Red-bellied Woodpecker

4

11

12

27

Downy Woodpecker

1

3

2

6

Hairy Woodpecker

1

1

Northern Flicker

2

3

5

Pileated Woodpecker

2

2

7

11

American Kestrel

2

2

5

9

Eastern Wood-Pewee

12

14

10

36

Acadian Flycatcher

6

9

15

Eastern Phoebe

11

10

26

47

Great Crested Flycatcher

5

6

6

17

Eastern Kingbird

13

3

8

24

White-eyed Vireo

17

15

93

125

Yellow-throated Vireo

2

4

8

14

Blue-headed Vireo

1

1

Red-eyed Vireo

6

20

67

93

Blue Jay

10

11

12

33

American Crow

32

23

55

110

Purple Martin

32

34

66

Tree Swallow

5

5

10

Northern Rough-winged Swallow

3

2

7

12

Bank Swallow

2

2

Cliff Swallow

30

22

52

Barn Swallow

29

4

56

89

Carolina Chickadee

3

13

28

44

Tufted Titmouse

7

8

35

50

White-breasted Nuthatch

7

1

3

11

House Wren

1

1

Carolina Wren

12

22

81

115

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

23

22

57

102

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

1

1

         
Location N of Rt. 90; east of Rt. 61 S of Rt. 90; east of Rt. 61 W of Rt. 61

Eastern Bluebird

6

16

40

62

Swainson's Thrush

1

1

2

Wood Thrush

15

8

40

63

American Robin

25

23

25

73

Gray Catbird

1

2

4

7

Northern Mockingbird

20

6

27

53

Brown Thrasher

2

2

12

16

European Starling

70

44

64

178

Cedar Waxwing

1

1

Ovenbird

5

10

15

Worm-eating Warbler

2

1

8

11

Louisiana Waterthrush

5

7

12

Northern Waterthrush

1

1

Blue-winged Warbler

6

6

Black-and-white Warbler

7

2

8

17

Prothonotary Warbler

1

1

Tennessee Warbler

2

2

Nashville Warbler

1

1

Kentucky Warbler

9

21

30

Common Yellowthroat

20

35

127

182

Hooded Warbler

7

15

22

American Redstart

2

1

3

Cape May Warbler

1

7

8

Cerulean Warbler

1

1

Northern Parula

3

16

19

Magnolia Warbler

2

2

Blackburnian Warbler

4

4

Yellow Warbler

2

8

10

Chestnut-sided Warbler

1

1

Blackpoll Warbler

1

1

Palm Warbler

1

1

Pine Warbler

1

1

2

Yellow-rumped Warbler

4

2

2

8

Yellow-throated Warbler

5

8

13

Prairie Warbler

20

12

63

95

Black-throated Green Warbler

2

3

1

6

Yellow-breasted Chat

1

14

49

64

         
Location N of Rt. 90; east of Rt. 61 S of Rt. 90; east of Rt. 61 W of Rt. 61

Eastern Towhee

17

13

52

82

Chipping Sparrow

7

19

27

53

Field Sparrow

8

24

79

111

Song Sparrow

13

5

47

65

White-throated Sparrow

1

2

2

5

White-crowned Sparrow

3

2

5

Summer Tanager

13

14

17

44

Scarlet Tanager

9

12

21

Northern Cardinal

32

39

150

221

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

2

5

7

14

Blue Grosbeak

1

2

7

10

Indigo Bunting

58

39

220

317

Red-winged Blackbird

45

8

60

113

Eastern Meadowlark

18

7

49

74

Common Grackle

40

3

17

60

Brown-headed Cowbird

53

15

24

92

Orchard Oriole

2

5

21

28

Baltimore Oriole

1

1

House Finch

1

4

5

American Goldfinch

23

16

28

67

House Sparrow

3

3

9

15

Total Individuals

877

757

2220

3854

Total Species

69

87

103

113

         
Location N of Rt. 90; east of Rt. 61 S of Rt. 90; east of Rt. 61 W of Rt. 61

 

Key to Observer Initials:

RMD

Roseanna M. Denton

CGH

C. Gay Hodges

AMM

Arlene M. Morton

BHS

Barbara H. Stedman

SJS

Stephen J. Stedman, compiler

Comments:

Rain persisted throughout the morning of this count, with light rain or drizzle being present during the early morning hours and fairly hard rain present from about 10301230 CDT.