Mad Island Marsh Christmas Bird Count
Page 4

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
 
Western Sandpiper
18
 
 
 
2
 
 
 
 
500
6950
10
7480
 
Least Sandpiper
11
 
 
 
 
26
 
 
 
14
200
3
254
 
Dunlin
285
 
100
 
2
 
15
 
200
651
4420
4
5677
 
Stilt Sandpiper
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2
 
2
lowest
Short-billed Dowitcher
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
400
 
400
 
Long-billed Dowitcher
 
15
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
40
75
10
140
lowest
...dowitcher, sp
80
35
20
 
 
 
 
60
20
 
90
55
360
 
Common Snipe
 
3
 
 
 
1
 
80
89
150
 
 
323
 
American Woodcock
 
 
5 
3
 
 
 
 
1
 
 
9
 
Laughing Gull
412
200
1
 
17
11
 
2
25
59
366
110
1203
lowest
Bonaparte's Gull
20
 
 
 
1
 
 
 
 
 
150
 
171
high
Ring-billed Gull
50
6
2
 
23
6
 
1
 
3
62
22
175
lowest
Herring Gull
11
4
 
 
18
 
 
 
 
1
14
1
49
 
Gull-billed Tern
2
4
 
 
1
1
2
 
 
9
9
1
29
low
Caspian Tern
13
11
 
 
 
 
10
1
1
5
129
7
177
low!
Royal Tern
25
 
 
 
 
 
 
3
6
 
9
6
49
lowest
Sandwich Tern
2
 
 
 
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
5
low
Common Tern
2
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
 
4
 
Forster's Tern
64
31
7
 
1
26
 
5
29
21
132
20
336
lowest
Black Skimmer
cw
 
 
 
12
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12
lowest
Rock Dove
 
3
 
 
4
1
 
 
 
 
 
4
12
 
Eurasian Collared Dove
1
94
 
1
3
 
 
 
 
 
3
1
103
highest
White-winged Dove
4
67
 
 
26
 
 
 
 
 
23
1
121
highest
Mourning Dove
49
77
47
75
28
34
103
89
38
89
5
22
656
 
Inca Dove
2
53
10
 
5
 
 
 
4
 
3
3
80
 
Common Ground Dove
 
13
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
13
low
Groove-billed Ani
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
0
missed
Barn Owl
4
4
 
 
 
1
10
 
1
10
 
 
30
low!

Eastern Screech Owl

 
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
 
Great Horned Owl
3
4
 
5
1
4
4
 
 
2
 
2
25
 
Burrowing Owl
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
0
missed
Barred Owl
 
 
3
2
2
3
 
 
 
 
 
1
11
 
Short-eared Owl
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
1
4
 
 
8
low
LESSER NIGHTHAWK
 
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
NEW
 
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