Central Node for UCR Foray in Clay County, Tennessee—12–15 June 2010
Black-crowned Night-Heron was photographed in Celina, Clay County,
Tennessee, 26 August 2007, not too far from the site where one was registered
during the foray; photo Terry M. Campbell.
One of the 2010 UCR Forays was conducted in Clay County 12–15 June, the first bird survey of its kind to take place in that county. A PDF of the foray document may be accessed via this link:
Observers taking part in this first-ever foray in Clay County are named below and their initials, as used later at the page with Raw
Data (link at bottom of this page), are provided:
|HMG||Heather M. Gothard|
|SMR||Sue M. Russell|
|TMS||Thomas M. Saya|
|BHS||Barbara H. Stedman|
|SJS||Stephen J. Stedman, coordinator|
|WAW||Winston A. Walden|
The general protocol for conducting a foray in the UCR, as well as the specific instructions for UCR Forays, may be consulted at pages accessible via these links:
A map (Figure 1) showing major roadways and watercourses in Clay County is accessible via the following link:
A physiographic map (Figure 2) of Cumberland County, showing the location of the USGS quadrangles that coincide with it, is accessible via the link below:
Clay County encompasses land lying on the Highland Rim and land lying in the Central Basin, mainly along the Cumberland River.
To see a map (Figure 3a) showing the 30 "blocks" (i.e., areas consisting of all or part of one-sixth of a USGS quadrangle) that were surveyed during the 2010 UCR Foray in Clay County, to access a page listing the names of the blocks and the observers who covered them, or to see a map (Figure 3b) displaying the 14 blocks in Clay County that were surveyed during the Tennessee Breeding Bird Atlas (BBA) (Nicholson 1997), click on one of the links below:
During the 2010 UCR Foray in Clay County 107 species were observed, while during the BBA project 94 species were recorded in the county; 91 of these overlapped with species found during the 2010 UCR Foray in Clay County, and 3 species (Sharp-shinned Hawk, Willow Flycatcher, and Loggerhead Shrike) were observed during the BBA project but not during the 2010 UCR Foray. Sixteen species were recorded during the 2010 UCR Foray (Table 1) but not during the BBA project.
To see maps showing the distribution and abundance of the species recorded during the 2010 UCR Foray in Clay County, click on the names of the species in the table below. To read an explanation of the way in which the data in the maps have been presented or to view the raw data from the 2010 UCR Foray in Clay County, click on the link for Raw Data near the bottom of this page.
The focal species of the 2010 UCR Foray in Clay County was the Osprey; sightings of this raptor took place in two blocks during the foray. The daily meeting place and time for foray participants was the DQ in Celina at 3:00 PM CDT.
Table 1. Species Detected during the 2010 UCR Foray in Clay County and/or during the 1986–1991 Breeding bird Atlas (BBA) Project (Nicholson 1997) in Clay County. Breeding species (91) in maroon were detected during the foray and during the BBA; breeding species (16) in red were detected during the foray but not during the BBA; and breeding species (3) in blue were detected during the BBA but not during the foray. Breeding Categories and Codes: POS—Possible Breeder; PRB—Probable Breeder; CON—Confirmed Breeder. X—Present; P—Pair; A—Agitated Behavior; C—Courtship/Copulation; DD—Distraction Display; CN—Adult Carrying Nest Material; NB—Adult Building Nest; UN—Used Nest; FY—Adult Carrying Food for Young; BG—Begging Young; FL— Fledged Young; FS—Fecal Sac Removed from Nest by Adult; ON—Adult on Nest Incubating/Tending Young (or Adult going in Entrance for Cavity-Nesting Species); NE—Nest with Eggs; NY—Nest with Young. To view a map of results for species detected during the foray, click on their names.
|Species||Alpha Code (See Tables with Raw Data)||Total Blocks where Recorded (of 30 Possible)||Total Individuals Recorded during Day or Night "Counting Period"||Highest Breeding Category and Code Detected in County||Detected during TN BBA Project (1986–1991)|
|Great Blue Heron||GTBH||10||15||POS–X|
|American Woodcock *||AMWO||2||1||POS–X|
|Eastern Screech-Owl *||EASO||6||5||POS–X||X|
|Great Horned Owl *||GHOW||3||3||POS–X|
|Barred Owl *||BDOW||7||6||PRB–P||X|
|Common Nighthawk *||CONI||1||1||POS–X|
|Eastern Whip-poor-will *||WPWI||4||25||POS–X||X|
|Great Crested Flycatcher||GCFL||25||38||POS–X||X|
|Northern Rough-winged Swallow||NRWS||15||44||CON–FL||X|
|Total Hours:Minutes of Effort||71:45|
|Possible Breeding Species||41|
|Probable Breeding Species||11|
|Confirmed Breeding Species||55|
|Total Breeding Species||107||94|
* Numerical data reflect results from 6 night counting periods.
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