Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Jacob's List

Hermit Thrush - Central Park -- 10/7/08

A great young birder named JACOB DRUCKER took a stroll in Central Park yesterday [1/17/12] and amassed a list of 40 species of birds. What's great about this list is: 1. It includes all species, even house sparrows. 2. It gives an estimate of numbers-- i.e. how many individuals of each species he saw. [An X instead of a number must mean MANY]

He writes"

An hour or so spent in Central Park this morning produced the following. Highlights included BROWN THRASHER, BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD, and EASTERN TOWHEE.> Central Park-- Ramble Vicinity to Reservoir, New York, US-NY
Jan 17, 2012 8:40 AM - 10:10 AM

Protocol: Traveling 1.5 mile(s) 40 species

Canada Goose 80
Gadwall 14
American Black Duck 1
Mallard 120
Northern Shoveler 100
Bufflehead 12
Hooded Merganser 4
Ruddy Duck 30
Red-tailed Hawk 4
American Coot 4
Ring-billed Gull X
Herring Gull (American) X
Great Black-backed Gull X
Rock Pigeon X
Mourning Dove 63 All across W drive from sparrow rock.
Red-bellied Woodpecker 7
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 4
Downy Woodpecker 6
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1
Blue Jay 25
American Crow 10
Tufted Titmouse 20
White-breasted Nuthatch 6
Carolina Wren 1
Hermit Thrush 3 All at Strawberry Fields.
American Robin 100 Many, strawberry fields, several elsewhere
Gray Catbird 2 SF, Castle
Brown Thrasher 1 SF
European Starling X
Eastern Towhee 1 Male, Castle.
Fox Sparrow (Red) 2 Source of Gill
Song Sparrow 2
White-throated Sparrow 200
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 12
Northern Cardinal 12
Common Grackle 200
Brown-headed Cowbird 2 With Grackle flock, W of Sparrow Rock
House Finch 30
American Goldfinch 16
House Sparrow X