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Christmas Bird Count Results

The Audubon Christmas Bird Count is an annual event that takes place throughout North, Central and South America between mid-December and early January.  Each count takes place during a single calendar day and covers the area within a circle measuring 24 kilometers in diameter. In addition to the formal Audubon Christmas Bird Counts conducted in Timiskaming District each year, the Kirkland Lake Nature Club has conducted a very similar annual count since 1952.  It is conducted in the same manner as an Audubon count, but because they do not confine the count to the inside of a circle 24 kilometers in diameter, the results are considered non-standard, and therefore not accepted by the Audubon Society.  Count results were generally compiled from not only Kirkland Lake, but also from Larder Lake, Virginiatown, and sometimes Matachewan. Essentially, current members of the Kirkland Lake Nature Club each counted their local area, so the area of coverage for this count varies with the membership of the club and where they each lived. 

This count was almost always done on Christmas day, or, especially in later years, on Boxing Day. An inspection of the number of observers and Total Party Hours reveals that effort varied widely over the years surveyed. Nevertheless, it is the longest continuously running winter bird survey in Timiskaming District, and has great value in providing some historical context to the early winter bird picture in Timiskaming. During the span of 48 years, only 1980 and 1984 were missed. Unfortunately the club dissolved early in this century due to lack of membership, and the last Christmas count on record for the club is for the year 2000.

Conspicuous from the results of this count is the lack, over an almost 50 year period, of occurrences of Goldfinch, Rough-legged Hawk, Horned Lark, Brown Creeper, and Lapland Longspur. Pigeons were recorded on the count only once, in 1998. On the other hand, there have been several surprises over the years, including Belted Kingfisher appearing twice, and the numbers of Mallard and Black Ducks consistently counted in the latter years of the count. A lingering Northern Goshawk in 1995, and again in 1998, is also noteworthy. In 1972, a very late Song Sparrow was also recorded.

In December of 2010, an official Audubon 24km count circle was established. See the Kirkland Lake Christmas Bird Count Page.

Download all results as an Excel Spreadsheet.

 

1952
1953
1954
1955
1956
1957
1958
1959
1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973
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1976
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1978
1979
1981
1982
1983
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
Canada Goose
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
Black Duck
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
35
40
41
23
30
23
40
 
Mallard
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2
1
1
11
2
2
15
16
9
6
25
Ring-necked Duck
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
1
1
1
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Common Goldeneye
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
 
 
10
 
 
Common Merganser
 
 
 
 
2
 
1
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ruffed Grouse
5
1
 
 
2
5
3
1
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
12
 
 
 
4
 
1
 
 
1
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
1
1
13
Bald Eagle
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
 
 
Northern Goshawk
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
 
 
1
 
 
Rock Pigeon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
20
 
 
Mourning Dove
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3
Great Horned Owl
 
 
 
 
3
3
1
2
1
2
 
 
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
Snowy Owl
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
 
 
 
 
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Northern Hawk Owl
 
 
 
 
1
 
 
1
1
1
 
1
 
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Great Gray Owl
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
 
 
 
 
Belted Kingfisher
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
 
 
 
1
 
 
Downy Woodpecker
4
1
4
7
9
 
6
7
4
1
8
6
2
2
1
4
2
4
1
 
 
1
1
1
 
 
1
1
 
 
 
1
 
1
2
3
2
3
3
 
 
1
5
4
4
5
9
Hairy Woodpecker
7
10
14
14
13
11
10
4
13
11
7
7
5
4
6
5
4
1
11
3
4
4
1
 
3
2
3
2
2
 
 
1
 
5
3
1
4
4
3
3
1
9
11
7
6
6
12
Black-backed Woodpecker
 
 
 
 
 
 
2
 
2
2
 
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pileated Woodpecker
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
 
 
 
 
Northern Shrike
 
1
 
1
 
1
 
 
1
1
 
 
 
1
 
 
 
 
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2
 
 
 
 
 
Gray Jay
8
11
13
2
19
17
3
23
10
9
7
7
8
15
2
 
8
2
8
 
 
3
1
1
3
2
 
 
2
3
 
5
5
7
5
3
7
6
13
1
7
20
34
14
15
14
8
Blue Jay
9
9
29
25
43
10
22
29
5
29
7
30
32
27
28
24
40
19
67
4
6
6
1
9
 
8
4
7
1
1
3
 
5
11
7
5
9
16
22
10
11
58
13
41
27
33
49
American Crow
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3
 
 
 
1
 
 
2
1
 
 
2
3
 
Common Raven
 
1
3
1
3
7
14
8
16
22
29
14
10
16
6
5
8
6
21
8
24
8
49
17
4
14
26
19
19
16
22
4
75
19
9
10
41
26
32
38
35
28
140
29
57
81
54
Black-capped Chickadee
48
115
123
44
90
98
58
47
80
65
62
35
49
53
18
36
35
36
81
6
12
3
8
7
8
6
12
29
27
16
20
13
23
43
25
46
26
68
40
67
26
114
98
70
37
85
48
Boreal Chickadee
11
 
 
 
4
11
1
6
3
20
 
1
16
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2
 
 
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
1
 
 
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Red-breasted Nuthatch
18
8
 
 
9
4
 
 
6
 
2
 
4
 
1
3
2
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
 
 
 
 
2
4
4
1
1
1
 
White-breasted Nuthatch
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
 
 
 
 
12
 
1
5
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2
 
 
 
 
 
American Robin
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2
 
 
European Starling
 
29
3
20
37
8
36
9
19
16
8
 
 
13
 
 
 
10
18
15
15
24
 
 
1
1
12
1
15
7
 
 
 
 
7
 
4
 
1
 
140
6
41
32
27
46
18
Bohemian Waxwing
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
American Tree Sparrow
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
 
1
Song Sparrow
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
White-throated Sparrow
1
 
 
 
 
1
 
1
 
 
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dark-eyed Junco
 
 
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
 
 
1
 
 
 
Snow Bunting
35
5
12
22
135
12
5
3
454
1
32
200
30
 
 
 
 
 
 
5
 
 
4
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
150
192
12
 
8
1
7
Common Grackle
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
 
 
 
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pine Grosbeak
2
142
32
7
99
15
31
1
141
2
15
5
16
22
1
28
7
6
 
 
8
1
2
 
 
3
 
 
1
2
 
37
11
45
 
59
1
113
18
65
 
216
38
153
54
62
79
Purple Finch
 
 
 
 
28
 
 
 
27
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
31
 
 
 
1
 
 
 
3
 
 
 
 
Red Crossbill
 
 
 
 
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
White-winged Crossbill
 
 
 
1
118
 
 
 
101
 
10
 
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
15
 
 
 
33
 
 
 
30
 
 
 
 
Common Redpoll
178
23
2
50
179
4
 
2
114
12
75
127
5
172
 
108
 
39
30
 
 
 
 
 
 
16
 
 
 
 
 
 
6
45
 
2
 
3
16
36
4
 
 
35
38
67
12
Pine Siskin
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
56
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
9
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
 
1
 
 
Evening Grosbeak
 
 
 
 
43
2
29
13
74
 
123
132
173
51
28
44
83
9
185
60
30
75
41
1
9
 
 
84
15
10
 
3
1
53
13
34
 
30
88
2
642
24
142
37
118
39
28
House Sparrow
65
100
31
50
25
 
14
30
24
4
15
20
 
30
42
9
61
 
76
56
50
24
20
70
40
12
52
67
132
10
1
1
 
9
 
 
 
 
 
 
2
 
7
3
 
 
 
   .
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Date in DECEMBER
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
26
26
25
25
26
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
13
25
11
8
Observers
18
22
10
13
15
16
12
11
14
9
12
5
11
8
5
7
5
5
5
14
8
2
5
4
4
2
3
3
5
3
2
3
2
3
3
4
6
4
8
2
4
5
9
5
7
4
6
Low Termp. (F)
2
0
0
0
10
24
-22
10
-13
-5
-29
 
-13
-17
0
-28
 
 
10
-6
5
 
 
10
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
0
 
 
High Termp. (F)
19
10
6
10
24
32
-2
20
5
10
-20
 
-9
-6
5
-5
-41
-24
17
-6
10
20
28
12
8
-8
12
19
7
5
-5
10
12
24
0
2
20
10
32
25
30
18
32
26
6
19
 
Party Hours
43
49
41
28.5
34
25
25
23.5
27.5
15
 
23
54.5
18
10.5
16
25
40
40
13
9
 
65
18
14
7
13.5
13.5
4
12
7
10.5
7
16.5
9
8
18
20
10.5
11
24
25
34
25
40
 
 
Party Miles
106
171
75
77
168
138
161
158
173
124
57.5
70
177
270
111
163
59
71
81
85
50
65
17
42
57
59
69
70
69
49
64
54
65
68
50
50
48
54
93
45
48
60
134
146
73
 
 
Bush Snow Depth (inches)
10
0
12
21
0
6
20
27
6
15
18
0
17
21
18
15
30
20
24
8
18
0
16
8
20
12
18
8
10
10
18
16
16
10
8
18
18
7
7
12
6.5
24
6
12
0
5
 

 

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