Alachua Audubon Society

A chapter of the National Audubon Society

December 19, 2019
by Trina Anderson
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Summary of the John Hintermister Gainesville CBC

by Andy Kratter

December 16 at 4:45 PM

Quick summary of the John Hintermister, Gainesville CBC on Sunday 15 December:
170 species, second highest ever (175 last year).
12 new record high counts: Black-bellied Whistling Duck (an amazing 6872, previous high was 2110!), Sandhill Crane (7965), Anhinga (632), Barred Owl (67), Pileated Woodpecker (182), House Wren (325), Orange-crowned Warbler (a mind blowing 168, previous high was 105), Yellow-throated Warbler (66), American Redstart (8), Summer Tanager (5), Indigo Bunting (9), and Painted Bunting (26).
New species for the count: Short-tailed Hawk 1, Scaly-breasted Munia 1 (likely won’t count though).
Great birds: Fulvous Whistling –Duck 1, Gray-headed Swamphen 1, Western Sandpipers 7, Least Bittern 4, Roeseate Spoonbills 4, an astonishing 99 Snail Kites, Peregrine Falcons 3, Brown-crested Flycatcher 1, Wood Thrush 1, Ash-throated Flycatcher, 1 Short-tailed Hawk 1; Winter Wren 2, Whooping Crane 1 (won’t count toward total), Scaly-breasted Munia 1, Canada Goose 7, White –winged Dove 2, Vaux’s Swift 1, Least Flycatcher 1, Louisiana Waterthrush 1, Western Tanager, Blue Grosbeak 1