[TN-Bird] some cbc-related items

  • From: Stephen Stedman <SStedman@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Tennessee Birds <tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2010 12:34:37 -0500

Data for 29 Christmas Bird Counts conducted in Tennessee during the past
(110th) CBC season are now available in the Audubon CBC database; so
far, no data from the Norris CBC have been put into the database.  Does
anyone know if participants fees were collected for the Norris CBC last
December? Or if the compiler will be entering the results of that CBC

Based on data for the 29 CBCs now in the system for the past season, no
species new to the CBC in Tennessee was recorded during the past CBC
season, but all-time high counts for CBCs conducted in Tennessee were
set or tied for 11 species, as follows:


Snow Goose--46970 (Reelfoot Lake)

Bufflehead--356 (Crossville)

Wild Turkey--563 (Clarksville)

Common Loon--228 (Hickory/Priest)

Horned Grebe--766 (Franklin/Coffee)

Eurasian Collared-Dove--515 (Memphis)

Northern Saw-whet Owl--1, tie (Nickajack Lake)

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker--73 (Knoxville)

Eastern Phoebe-52 (Savannah)

Vermilion Flycatcher--1, tie (Savannah)

White-breasted Nuthatch--136 (Crossville)


It may interest Tennessee birders to know that the all-time CBC high
counts for Belted Kingfisher and Pileated Woodpecker in the state were
re-examined recently and found to be in error.  The CBC high count for
BEKI was thought to be 142, but that number has been changed to 66; and
the CBC high count for PIWO was thought to be 112, but that number has
been changed to 60.  Robinson (1990) cited 142 and 112 as the all-time
state high counts for BEKI and PIWO, respectively, based on these
erroneous CBC records, so his text is no longer accurate with regard to
those data. One more reason why his text is in need of an update soon.


Good bird counting, Steve Stedman

Editor of CBCs in TN, American Birds






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