The Carroll County Bird Club Fall Count took place on September 19, 2015. Twenty-one observers in twelve parties covered a total of 40.5 miles on foot and 222.5 miles in vehicles. We also had quite few feeder-watchers this time.
4944 individual birds were recorded, belonging to 93 different species. This last number was down a bit compared to previous years. Counters commented that it was a slow day. Dense fog at some locations in the morning probably didn’t help.
Still, there were some good birds seen including 14 warbler and 5 vireo species. There were write-ins for three of the latter. Warbling, Yellow-throated, and Philadelphia were all recorded. Flycatchers also put on a good show, with some actually singing. Least, Yellow-bellied, and Acadian were very good finds. Maureen and Dave hosted the Tally Rally. Thanks. The food and the atmosphere were great.
Our next count will be the Mid-winter Count, on January 16th, 2016. Please try to save the date. I will be contacting you when we get closer to the time. Again, thanks to everyone for counting. I have listed below the top 20 bird species in terms of numbers. Most, but not all, are pretty predictable.
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