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North American Migratory Bird Count

May 10, 2003

Boyce Mayview Park, Upper St. Clair, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

This year's North American Migration Count took place under less than ideal weather conditions. However, eight avid birders took to the field and compiled a count list at least the equal of last year's. “This is a great list and a great effort,” stated Bill Judd, one of the count coordinators. “Who knows what we might have done under better conditions.”

The results of the count have been forwarded to the National Audubon Society to be included in their international spring migration count. This information is useful in helping determine bird population changes, geographic shifts and changes of migratory patterns of species.

Watch this web site for information about the Pittsburgh South Hills Bird Circle Christmas Bird Count, coming in December. If you are interested in learning more about birds and how to identify them, watch for news of our birding classes or join us on a birding hike.

Species Number
Great Blue Heron 13
Turkey Vulture 1
Canada Goose 102
Wood Duck 6
Mallard 105
Northern Harrier 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Accipiter, sp. 1
Red-tailed Hawk 2
American Kestrel 1
Wild Turkey 8
Killdeer 2
Spotted Sandpiper 2
Rock Dove 8
Mourning Dove 16
Chimney Swift 38
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Belted Kingfisher 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker 9
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 12
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 2
Eastern Kingbird 3
Red-eyed Vireo 14
Blue Jay 38
American Crow 53
Tree Swallow 12
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 11
Barn Swallow 22
Carolina Chickadee 11
Chickadee, sp. 9
Tufted Titmouse 20
Carolina Wren 2
House Wren 9
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Eastern Bluebird 16

Species Number
Wood Thrush 1
American Robin 84
Gray Catbird 8
Northern Mockingbird 7
Brown Thrasher 1
European Starling 115
Cedar Waxwing 21
Tennessee Warbler 2
Nashville Warbler 1
Yellow Warbler 42
Chestnut-sided Warbler 4
Magnolia Warbler 3
Black-throated Blue Warbler 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2
Black-throated Green Warbler 3
Blackburnian Warbler 2
Pine Warbler 1
American Redstart 3
Common Yellowthroat 10
Yellow-breasted Chat 2
Scarlet Tanager 9
Northern Cardinal 54
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2
Indigo Bunting 38
Eastern Towhee 30
Chipping Sparrow 6
Field Sparrow 8
Song Sparrow 51
White-throated Sparrow 3
White-crowned Sparrow 1
Red-winged Blackbird 80
Common Grackle 111
Brown-headed Cowbird 12
Baltimore Oriole 44
House Finch 10
American Goldfinch 57
House Sparrow 5

1396 total birds reported count day
73 species reported count day