The Plainfield Christmas Bird Count

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Summarizing 54 Years of the Plainfield CBC
(2016 summary results to be added shortly)

  # years seen Previous High Count High Count Year Last Missed Last Seen
Snow Goose 1 1 2014
2014
Canada Goose 8 890 2011
2013
American Black Duck 16 17 1998
2013
Mallard 19 59 2006
2005
Green-winged Teal 1 1 2003
2003
Canvasback 1 1 2015 2014  
Ring-necked Duck 1 3 2015 2014  
Lesser Scaup 1 2 2015 2014  
Hooded Merganser 8 4 2015
2013
Common Merganser 14 18 2008
2009
Red-breasted Merganser 1 8 1980
1980
Ring-necked Pheasant 8 2 1972, 1973
1973
Ruffed Grouse 52 23 1979
1985
Spruce Grouse* 1 2 2004
2004
Wild Turkey 25 435 1999
1989
Northern Bobwhite 1 1 2010
2010
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 3 1 1986, 2009
1999
Turkey Vulture 1 1 2008
2008
Bald Eagle 7 2 2006 2014
Sharp-shinned Hawk 19 2 2000, 1995, 1994
2013
Cooper's Hawk 16 2 2009
2010
Northern Goshawk 20 4 1995, 1998  
2014
Red-tailed Hawk 28 7 2015
2005
Rough-legged Hawk 7 1  
2008
Golden Eagle 2 1 2011, 2012
2012
American Kestrel 7 2 1974
2005
Merlin 1 1 1982
1982
Ring-billed Gull 11 37 1987
2014
Herring Gull 12 20 1987
2012
Great Black-backed Gull 2 8 1997
1997
Mourning Dove 43 367 1995
2004
Rock Pigeon 42 664 1995
1972
Great Horned Owl 5 1 1965, 1979, 1982
1982
Snowy Owl 2 1 1982
1986
Barred Owl 14 3 2013, 2007, 2001, 1999
2013
Long-eared Owl 1 1 2014
2013
 
Northern Saw-whet Owl 1 1 1986
1986
Belted Kingfisher 10 1  
2012
Red-headed Woodpecker 1 1 2004
2004
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3 1 2012, 2014
2013
Downy Woodpecker 54 73 2014
never
Hairy Woodpecker 54 69 2013
never
Black-backed Woodpecker 4 1  
1991
Northern (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 4 2 2006
2006
Pileated Woodpecker 42 12 1991, 1994
1981
Eastern Phoebe 1 1 1977
1977
Northern Shrike 35 6 1995
2013
Gray Jay 4 1 1983, 1995
1999
Blue Jay 54 715 1978
never
American Crow 52 1751 2015
1965
Common Raven 45 69 2012
1968
Horned Lark 5 19 1995
2007
Black-capped Chickadee 54 1776 1995
never
Boreal Chickadee 15 3 1967, 1980
2001
Tufted Titmouse 27 31 2015
1998
Red-breasted Nuthatch 54 117 1996
never
White-breasted Nuthatch 54 132 2014
never
Brown Creeper 49 25 1994
1978
Carolina Wren 5 3 2014, 2015
2013
Winter Wren 2 1 2002, 2012
2012
Golden-crowned Kinglet 47 69 1996
1975
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3 13 1971
1996
Hermit Thrush 2 2 2008
2012
American Robin 23 31 2013
2006
Varied Thrush 1 1 2003
2003
Northern Mockingbird 1 1 1984
1984
Brown Thrasher 2 1 1976, 1978
1978
European Starling 53 873 2005
1964
Bohemian Waxwing 18 412 2007
2012
Cedar Waxwing 33 168 1997
2012
Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 1 1 1979
1979
American Tree Sparrow 54 152 1974
never
Fox Sparrow 4 6 1981
1994
Song Sparrow 12 3 1974
2013
Swamp Sparrow 1 1 2012
2012
White-throated Sparrow 14 4 1996
2012
White-crowned Sparrow 1 1 1993
1993
Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 48 361 1994
1986
Lapland Longspur 1 3 2010
2010
Snow Bunting 39 300 1967, 1962
2010
Northern Cardinal 47 49 2013
1970
Red-winged Blackbird 13 2 many
2011
Rusty Blackbird 3 2 1997
2004
Common Grackle 30 20 1997
2008
Brown-headed Cowbird 28 165 1982
2011
Pine Grosbeak 39 544 1977
2012
Purple Finch 40 511 2000
2007
House Finch 26 332 1994
2009
Red Crossbill 16 16 1997
2004
White-winged Crossbill 19 171 2000
2008
Common Redpoll 35 473 1993 2013
Hoary Redpoll 1 1 2003
2003
Pine Siskin 43 1428 1991
2013
American Goldfinch 51 1153 1994
1980
Evening Grosbeak 53 2016 1982
2006
House Sparrow 53 520 1982
1984

*The 2004 record of Spruce Grouse on the count was not accepted by the Vermont Bird Records Committee. While this does not necessarily mean this record is inaccurate, it should be viewed with caution. 

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