Results of Pooled Data Event in De Kalb, Putnam, and White Counties, Tennessee, and Metcalfe County, Kentucky, Using Data Collected According to Great Backyard Bird Count Protocols17 and 18 February 2012

 
 

 

The data below for 91 species of birds occurring in the Upper Cumberland Region during late winter 20112012 derive from results of the Pooled Data Event (PDE) as recorded on Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) checklists from four Upper Cumberland Region countiesDe Kalb, Putnam, and White counties, Tennessee, as well as Metcalfe County, Kentucky.  Pooled data were collected 17 and/or 18 February 2012. Many thanks to all the observers who submitted checklists from these counties on one or both of those dates; thanks are due also to other Regional observers who submitted data to the GBBC database for one or more of the four days of the GBBC.

    To see a map (Figure 1) of the Upper Cumberland Region highlighting counties in which GBBC data from the PDE were collected 17 and/or 18 February 2012, click on this link:

    Almost all data provided below derive  from checklists representing a time frame between 15 minutes and 2 hours in duration. In most cases the data came to SJS as a forwarded copy of the checklist results sent to observers (on request) as e-mail generated by the GBBC data-entry program.  Observers listed their names and data collection sites in the "Comments" section of the checklist report.

    Remarkable numbers of Sandhill Cranes, over 6800 (assuming no overlap in the groups that were counted, probably not a valid assumption), were reported migrating northward during the days of the PDE, a reprise of the 2011 PDE.

   Note: The weather during the 2012 version of the Pooled Data Event was generally conducive to the collection of bird data on the first two days of the event; the last two dates witnessed a deterioration of weather conditions, but no PDE was conducted on either of those dates.

    Here are links to pages of this website for the GBBC Central Node and for a page comparing GBBC species totals with CBC species totals:

 

Table 1. GBBC PDE Data from the Upper Cumberland Region during 2012.

County Metcalfe De Kalb Putnam White
State KY TN TN TN
       
Number of Sites 12 13 35 11
       
Date (February) 17 18 17/18 18
       
Number of Observers 1 4 4 2
       
Start CST 0646 0600 0615 0630
End CST 1318 1715 1655 1615
       
Total Time 5:00 13:00 26:41 12:15
       
Canada Goose 11   194 76
Wood Duck 1   1 10
Gadwall     19 51
American Wigeon   2 4  
American Black Duck 1     30
Mallard 3 18 56  
Blue-winged Teal   1    
Northern Shoveler     1 4
Green-winged Teal       19
Redhead 10   15  
Ring-necked Duck     40 49
Lesser Scaup   8 15  
Scaup sp.     1  
Bufflehead   10 50  
Ruddy Duck     1  
Hooded Merganser     18 5
Northern Bobwhite     1  
Wild Turkey 47   1  
Common Loon   15    
Pied-billed Grebe   3 19 2
Horned Grebe   200    
Great Blue Heron 1 8 16 5
Black Vulture 14 7 347 22
Turkey Vulture 13 4 87 74
Bald Eagle   1 im.    
Cooper's Hawk   2 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 7 1 17  
Red-tailed Hawk 4 2 19 6
American Coot 20 4 100 4
Sandhill Crane 450   6244 133
Killdeer 11 7 113 8
Wilson's Snipe 1   9  
American Woodcock   1    
Bonaparte's Gull   6    
Ring-billed Gull   11   17
Rock Pigeon 55   64 45
Eurasian Collared-Dove     1 5
Mourning Dove 68 34 288 63
Eastern Screech-Owl   1 1  
Great Horned Owl     6  
Barred Owl   1 1  
Belted Kingfisher   2 19 3
Red-headed Woodpecker     1  
Red-bellied Woodpecker 8 7 70 16
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker   2 2  
Downy Woodpecker 3 11 50 8
Hairy Woodpecker 3 1 8 1
Northern Flicker 2 3 29 6
Pileated Woodpecker 3 4 27 4
American Kestrel 3   29 2
Eastern Phoebe 1 2 9 3
Loggerhead Shrike   2   1
Blue Jay 17 16 205 32
American Crow 75 59 402 51
Horned Lark 1 5 40  
Carolina Chickadee 12 25 137 28
Tufted Titmouse 16 20 173 34
White-breasted Nuthatch 7 19 49 8
Brown-headed Nuthatch     2  
Brown Creeper     8  
Winter Wren 1   4  
Carolina Wren 25 19 162 22
Golden-crowned Kinglet 4 1 18  
Ruby-crowned Kinglet   1 1  
Eastern Bluebird 44 19 383 34
Hermit Thrush   2 11  
American Robin 204 300 257 62
Northern Mockingbird 5 13 113 11
Brown Thrasher 4   2  
European Starling 163 73 1310 538
Cedar Waxwing 1 13 2 14
Pine Warbler     6  
Yellow-rumped Warbler 12 48 42 18
Eastern Towhee 9 17 93 18
Chipping Sparrow   6   7
Field Sparrow 32 16 102 15
Savannah Sparrow     10  
Fox Sparrow   2 2 1
Song Sparrow 29 23 175 46
Swamp Sparrow   11 6 15
White-throated Sparrow 37 24 134 77
White-crowned Sparrow   15 4 3
Dark-eyed Junco 6 55 14 15
Northern Cardinal 40 55 296 62
Red-winged Blackbird 6 8 27 153
Eastern Meadowlark 46 19 86 45
Common Grackle 2 1 22 31
Brown-headed Cowbird   4 4  
Purple Finch   6 1  
House Finch 1 4 61 8
American Goldfinch 22 19 73 21
House Sparrow 19 2 72 20
       
Total Individuals 1580 1301 12629 2062
       
Species Total 52 65 80 58

 

Table 2. GBBC PDE Data from Metcalfe County, Kentucky, 17 February 2012.

                        Total
Site 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 12
                         
Observer SJS SJS SJS SJS SJS SJS SJS SJS SJS SJS SJS SJS 1
                         
Start CST 646 704 721 751 829 851 939 1001 1108 1151 1221 1248 0646
End CST 702 719 748 826 850 907 954 1055 1141 1214 1236 1318 1318
                         
Total Time 0:16 0:15 0:27 0:35 0:21 0:16 0:15 0:54 0:33 0:23 0:15 0:30 5:00
                         
Canada Goose           2           9 11
Wood Duck   1                     1
American Black Duck             1           1
Mallard             1         2 3
Redhead                       10 10
Wild Turkey       47                 47
Great Blue Heron               1         1
Black Vulture             4     10     14
Turkey Vulture       1 5 1 1 1 2 1   1 13
Red-shouldered Hawk       1   3     2 1     7
Red-tailed Hawk             1   1   2   4
American Kestrel   2       1             3
Sandhill Crane                 100 130 220   450
American Coot                       20 20
Killdeer   2 1 3 1             4 11
Wilson's Snipe                       1 1
Rock Pigeon     9   6             40 55
Mourning Dove 3 4 44 1 11 2   1     1 1 68
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1 1 3 2 1               8
Downy Woodpecker 1           1     1     3
Hairy Woodpecker       1   1   1         3
Northern Flicker   1     1               2
Pileated Woodpecker 1       1     1         3
Eastern Phoebe 1                       1
Blue Jay 1 1 3 3 1 3 2 1 1 1     17
American Crow 5 7 42 7 3     2 5 1   3 75
Horned Lark     1                   1
Carolina Chickadee     2 2 2     5       1 12
Tufted Titmouse     1 6 2     6 1       16
White-breasted Nuthatch 1   1   1     3       1 7
Winter Wren       1                 1
Carolina Wren 3 2 5 6 2 1 1 2   1 1 1 25
Golden-crowned Kinglet               4         4
Eastern Bluebird 5 7 5 8 4 8     4 1 2   44
American Robin 45 70 6 40 21 1     20   1   204
Northern Mockingbird 1   1   1   1 1         5
Brown Thrasher           4             4
European Starling 21 15 15 85 20     2 3 1   1 163
Cedar Waxwing               1         1
Yellow-rumped Warbler       2 2 1 1 3   1 1 1 12
Eastern Towhee 2 1 2 2       1     1   9
Field Sparrow   2 4 20       3     3   32
Song Sparrow 7 5 2 2 3 3 2 2 1   2   29
White-throated Sparrow       25   9   2   1     37
Dark-eyed Junco   4           2         6
Northern Cardinal 2 3 10 6 2 6   3 6   1 1 40
Red-winged Blackbird     1   4 1             6
Eastern Meadowlark 7 4 10 2 10 8 1 1       3 46
Common Grackle     2                   2
House Finch                   1     1
American Goldfinch       3 2       1 1   15 22
House Sparrow 5 2 3 2 3 2     1     1 19
                         
Total Individuals 112 134 173 278 109 57 17 49 148 152 235 116 1580
                         
Species Total 18 19 24 25 24 18 12 23 14 14 11 19 52
                         
Key to Site Numbers:                          
                         
1Earl Shive Rd.                          
2Roy Grider Rd.                          
3Lyron Estes Rd.                          
4Owen Pulliam Rd.                          
5Randolph Goodluck Rd.                          
6Pleasant Grove Church Rd.                        
7Dunham Lake, Rt. 68                          
8Metcalfe County Park                          
9Beechville Rd.                          
10Sulphur Well Park                          
11Seven Springs Rd.                          
12Center-Crailhope Rd.                          

Key to Observer Initials:

Initials Name
SJS Stephen J. Stedman

 

Table 3. GBBC PDE Data from De Kalb County, Tennessee, 18 February 2012; thanks to Michael J. Hawkins for compiling these data.

Site 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Total
Observer(s) MJH MJH MJH MJH JCF PJH JuF JuF JuF JuF JuF JuF JuF 4
        JuF CDW                  
        CDW                    
Start CST 815 1230 1500 1015 845 700 600 745 1245 1330 1400 1530 1700 0600
End CST 900 1400 1630 1145 945 830 730 815 1315 1400 1500 1630 1715 1715
Total Hrs.: Mins. 0:45 1:30 1:30 1:30 1:00 1:30 1:30 0:30 0:30 0:30 1:00 1:00 0:15 13:00
                             
American Wigeon       2                   2
Mallard   2           12         4 18
Blue-winged Teal                         1 1
Lesser Scaup       8                   8
Bufflehead                         10 10
Common Loon     2 13                   15
Pied-billed Grebe       2                 1 3
Horned Grebe       200                   200
Great Blue Heron   1   7                   8
Black Vulture   5       1     1         7
Turkey Vulture   1     1       2         4
Bald Eagle       1 im                   1
Cooper's Hawk       1             1     2
Red-shouldered Hawk   1                       1
Red-tailed Hawk   1 1                     2
American Coot     4                     4
Killdeer       6 1                 7
American Woodcock     1                     1
Bonaparte's Gull       6                   6
Ring-billed Gull   2 2 7                   11
Mourning Dove           20 5 1 1 3 1 2 1 34
Eastern Screech-Owl                     1     1
Barred Owl   1                       1
Belted Kingfisher 1     1                   2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1     1   1 1     1 1 1   7
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker     1           1         2
Downy Woodpecker 1 3 1     1     1 2   2   11
Hairy Woodpecker                       1   1
Northern Flicker     2                 1   3
Pileated Woodpecker     1   1   1   1         4
Eastern Phoebe                     2     2
Loggerhead Shrike               2           2
Blue Jay   1     5   1 6 1 1 1     16
American Crow 5 2 7 2 11 1 3 2 26         59
Horned Lark               5           5
Carolina Chickadee 3 3 2 1 4 2 2   2 2 2 2   25
Tufted Titmouse 2 3     4 2       2 3 4   20
White-breasted Nuthatch 3 6 2     3         2 3   19
Carolina Wren   5   2 4 2     2   2 2   19
Golden-crowned Kinglet                 1         1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet   1                       1
Eastern Bluebird   2 1 2 2     8 2   2     19
Hermit Thrush     1 1                   2
American Robin   1 250   45   1           3 300
Northern Mockingbird     1   7     1 1 1 1 1   13
European Starling     8   13   15   12 20 2 3   73
Cedar Waxwing     12   1                 13
Yellow-rumped Warbler   40 1   2       3   1 1   48
Eastern Towhee   6 1 1 2       3   4     17
Chipping Sparrow                       6   6
Field Sparrow   9 1   1       2   2 1   16
Fox Sparrow   1     1                 2
Song Sparrow   6 1 2 5   1 2 3   2 1   23
Swamp Sparrow   10                 1     11
White-throated Sparrow 6 10     5           1 2   24
White-crowned Sparrow         3   8 1   3       15
Dark-eyed Junco     35 10         10         55
Northern Cardinal 5 4 2 7 6 1 3   14 5 3 3 2 55
Red-winged Blackbird                   5 3     8
Eastern Meadowlark         5   3 10   1       19
Common Grackle             1             1
Brown-headed Cowbird             4             4
Purple Finch 3                 3       6
House Finch             2     2       4
American Goldfinch 12           5     2       19
House Sparrow             2             2
                             
Total Individuals 42 127 340 283 129 34 58 50 89 53 38 36 22 1301
                             
Total Species 11 26 24 22 22 10 17 11 20 15 21 17 7 65
                             
Key to Observer Initials:                            
                             
JuFJudy C. Fuson                            
MJHMichael J. Hawkins                            
PJHPeggy J. Huffstetler                            
CDWCarol D. Williams                            
                             
Key to Site Numbers:                            
                             
1Love Colony Rd. (MJH yard)                        
2Center Hill Dam/Buffalo Valley Nature Trail                  
3Edgar Evins S.P.                            
4Floating Mill Recreation Area                    
5County House Rd., mile 2                        
6Hurricane Ridge Rd. (PJH yard)                        
7Students Home Rd. (JuF yard)                        
8Students Home Rd., mile 1                        
9New Hope Rd. , mile 4                          
10New Hope Rd.                            
11New Hope Rd. Farm                          
12Hurricane Ridge Rd. (JuF yard)                          
13Evins/Pirtle Ponds                          

 

Table 4. GBBC PDE Data from Putnam County, Tennessee, 17 and 18 February 2012.

        Total
         
Number of Sites 6 (A) 6 (B) 8 (C) 15 (D) 35