Mad Island Marsh Christmas Bird Count
Page 3

17 December 2001

CBC - Main
 
Legend:
Pen - Peninsula
Mat - Matagorda
STP - Reliant Energy South Texas Project
W. Roads - Western Roads
TNC - The Nature Conservancy - Mad Island Marsh Preserve
WMA - Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept. Mad Island Wildlife Management Area
NEW - New species for CBC
! - might be highest count in the nation this year
Bold Face - highest tally by section
Species
Pen
Mat
Sel
Equi
River
STP
W. Roads
Smith Marsh
TNC
WMA
Bay
Rover
TOTAL
 
American Kestrel
3
31
35
19
20
20
32
2
40
8
3
32
245
!
Merlin
1
 
 
 
1
 
 
 
 
3
 
1
6
lowest
Peregrine Falcon
1
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
2
5
 
...Falcon., sp.
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
 
 
 
 
 
1
 
Wild Turkey
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
0
missed
Northern Bobwhite
 
16
1
2
14
 
 
7
37
24
 
5
106
low
Yellow Rail
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2
 
 
 
2
 
Black Rail
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
 
 
1
 
Clapper Rail
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2
9
 
1
12
lowest
King Rail
 
 
 
 
 
 
2
1
 
8
 
 
11
low
Virginia Rail
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
10
1
 
11
low
Sora
 
 
 
 
 
2
 
3
 
44
 
 
49
 
Common Moorhen
 
3
 
 
 
 
2
7
3
65
 
 
80
lowest
American Coot
15
370
 
 
25
90
 
714
80
750
 
500
2544
 
Sandhill Crane
 
2208
153
75
99
41
100
245
509
528
3
291
4252
 
Black-bellied Plover
20
 
2
 
 
 
25
4
2
2
578
1
634
high
Snowy Plover
30
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5
 
35
highest
Semipalmated Plover
5
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3
 
8
 
Piping Plover
18
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4
 
22
high
Killdeer
17
75
25
1
8
32
120
43
83
53
6
16
479
 
American Oystercatcher
5
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
8
 
14
 
Black-necked Stilt
 
 
 
 
12
50
 
54
8
60
10
 
194
 
American Avocet
273
 
 
 
16
 
 
2
 
3
212
300
806
 
Greater Yellowlegs
30
4
 
 
 
15
 
8
13
35
6
9
120
 
Lesser Yellowlegs
 
1
2
 
 
 
 
 
22
16
3
 
44
low
SOLITARY SANDPIPER
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
 
 
1
3rd year
Willet
67
13
 
 
5
1
 
 
1
852
129
31
1099
highest
Spotted Sandpiper
2
4
3
 
1
9
 
 
1
3
11
 
34
 

Whimbrel

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
 
1
 
Long-billed Curlew
9
22
 
 
 
12
85
250
3
505
7
45
938
highest
Marbled Godwit
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
7
 
8
low
Ruddy Turnstone
49
 
 
 
 
12
 
 
 
 
70
40
171
highest
Red Knot
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
 
1
 
Sanderling
203
 
 
 
 
37
 
 
 
 
4
50
294
 
 
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