Winter Birding Challenge Results

December 13th - December 26th, 2021

Summary

In the second two weeks of the challenge we are up to 120 registrants. Participants submitted 876 checklists across the province from 36 of the 50 census divisions. An impressive 148 species were reported including 33 species of waterfowl, four shorebirds, six owls, four wrens, ten finches, and 13 sparrows.

Some interesting species reported were Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, King Eider, Harlequin Duck, Barrow's Goldeneye, Purple Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper, Razorbill, American Three-toed Woodpecker, White-eyed Vireo, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, House Wren, American Pipit, Golden-crowned Sparrow, Nelson's Sparrow, and Palm Warbler.

For total species, Lambton jumped out in front with 86, followed by Chatham-Kent (82), Toronto Frontenac (62), Hamilton (49), Peterborough (45), and Middlesex (45).

People can explore the results by species and county in a Google Sheet [here]{ https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-3LvIvg9GFDUJx7NVLo1Y4k97CQ0Kfxm/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=118187139860984701170&rtpof=true&sd=true}

Explore the results on a map

OFO is grateful to Tim Haan for this graphical display of the winter birding challenge data. You can explore the results here: Winter Birding Challenge Results

December 1 - December 12th, 2021

Summary

In the first two weeks of the challenge we are up to 107 registrants. Participants submitted 742 checklists across the province from 36 of the 50 census divisions. An impressive 158 species were reported including 35 species of waterfowl, three grebes, ten gulls, nine hawks, seven owls, nine finches, 13 sparrows, and four warblers.

Unusual Species

Some unusual species reported were Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Ross's Goose, Greater White-fronted Goose, King Eider, Harlequin Duck, Barrow's Goldeneye, Rufous Hummingbird, Purple Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper, AMerican Woodcock, Razorbill, Black-legged Kittiwake, Glaucous-winged Gull, Great Egret, Black Vulture, Eastern Phoebe, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Gray Catbird, Brown Thrasher, Townsend's Solitaire, American Pipit, Golden-crowned Sparrow, Nelson's Sparrow, Western Meadowlark, Orange-crowned Warbler, and Palm Warbler.

County Participation

For total species, Chatham-Kent led the way with 108, followed by Toronto (86), Halton (80), Hamilton (77), and Niagara (71). For checklists, Toronto (95) was tops, followed by Middlesex (57), Niagara (52), Hamilton (46), and Wellington (45).

Explore the Results

Explore the details on a Google Sheet

People can explore the results by species and county in a Google Sheet here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-3LvIvg9GFDUJx7NVLo1Y4k97CQ0Kfxm/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=118187139860984701170&rtpof=true&sd=true

Explore the results on a map

OFO is grateful to Tim Haan for this graphical display of the winter birding challenge data. You can explore the results here: Winter Birding Challenge Results