Winter Feeder Survey 2020 – 2021

Mar 5, 2021 | Bird Feeder Survey, The Sandpiper

The GSBAS Feeder Survey has been run for many years. The reward of the survey is to bring awareness of nature to our doorstep and share our observations with others.

When the survey started last November, a mixed flock was gleaning the remaining crab apples from a tree in my yard, now three months later in the middle of winter I’m awaiting my Witch-Hazel to come into its beautiful golden bloom. 

Welcome all to our Winter 2020-2021 survey! We had a mix of past regulars and happy to say some newcomers joined the survey. The 12 participants were Banaszak, Baker, Cafarelli, Fogarty, Kremer-Parrott, Langholz, Merryman, Preisinger, Sorenson, Weissman, Wilson and Unterschuetz. Ten areas were represented, Babylon, Brightwaters, Blue Point, Deer Park, Lindenhurst, Medford, North Babylon, Patchogue, West Islip, and West Sayville.

Feeder Survey • November 2020/December 2020/ January 2021

Red-tailed Hawk 1/0/0

Sharp-Shinned Hawk 0/1/1

Cooper’s hawk 3/1/2

Rock Pigeon 22/0/8

Mourning Dove 81/77/131

Monk Parakeet 3/2/0

Red-Bellied Woodpecker 6/8/11

Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker 2/0/1

Downy Woodpecker 9/10/14

Hairy Woodpecker 2/6/5

Northern Flicker 0/4/1

Red-tailed Hawk 1/0/0

Sharp-Shinned Hawk 0/1/1

Cooper’s hawk 3/1/2

Rock Pigeon 22/0/8

Mourning Dove 81/77/131

Monk Parakeet 3/2/0

Red-Bellied Woodpecker 6/8/11

Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker 2/0/1

Downy Woodpecker 9/10/14

Hairy Woodpecker 2/6/5

Northern Flicker 0/4/1

Song Sparrow 18/9/18

Dark-Eyed Junco 7/9/13

White-Throated Sparrow 21/21/33

Northern Cardinal 20/17/35

Red-Winged Blackbird 5/0/0

Common Grackle 16/18/2

Brown-Headed Cowbird 2/0/9

House Finch 26/31/40

American Goldfinch 64/17/34

House Sparrow 54/80/88+

OTHER SPECIES

Mallards 2/8/11

Great-Blue Heron 1/0/0

Kingfisher 1/0/0

Pine Siskins 15/0/0

Cedar Waxwings 8/0/0

Ruby-Crowned Kinglet 1/0/0

Great-Horned Owl 0/1/0

Bald Eagle 0/0/1

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