Stacy Burleigh was joined this morning 2/16/18 by Voyla Steves at the Stewart Park Wildlife Park and Nature Trail and the two of them counted 23 species that added up to a total of 569 birds that were tallied for the 21st Great Backyard Bird Count!  They enjoyed each other’s company and helped one another rejuvenate some of those rusty bird identification skills.


They are 2 more days left in this year’s Great Backyard Bird Count and we encourage others to partake. Just recording what comes to your bird feeder(s) is valuable information that began being collected 21 years ago. See for more information if you would like to contribute.


Here is what they saw and recorded on ebird.


Canada Goose  61     Visual
Northern Shoveler  2     Male and female
American Wigeon  8     Visual
Mallard  92     Visual
Mallard (Domestic type)  2     Visual
Muscovy Duck x Mallard (hybrid)  1     Visual
Green-winged Teal  23     Visual
Double-crested Cormorant  2     Visual
Great Blue Heron  1     Visual
Sharp-shinned Hawk  1     Visual- 2 flyovers, 1st one sent killdeer in flight
American Coot  71     Visual
Killdeer  9     Visual
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  210     Visual
Anna’s Hummingbird  1     Song
Northern Flicker  1     Call
American Crow  3     Visual
Black-capped Chickadee  1     Song and visual
Marsh Wren  1     Song
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1     Song
Varied Thrush  1     Visual
Yellow-rumped Warbler  3     Visual
Dark-eyed Junco  6     Visual
White-crowned Sparrow  2     Male and female
Golden-crowned Sparrow  1     Visual
Brewer’s Blackbird  65     Visual