Checklist S62316552

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Owner Paul McKenzie

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  • 1
  • 1.5 mi
Checklist Comments

This was the Columbia, MO 2019 CBC. Cold, overcast, temp. continued to drop throughout the day so by the time I started this part, it was around 32 degrees with a biting NW wind 15-18 mph. On this checklist, I parked at the north end of the Katy Pool parking lot and walked parallel to the north/south levee that borders the east side of Perche Creek. I walked along an open path between the west end of a large stand of Johnson grass and the levee. By walking south I was able to have the light to my back and a strip of woods between the levee and Perche Creek was able to block, in part, the biting NW wind. The Johnson grass was loaded with 8 species of sparrows and in high density in many patches. Sparrows were scattered in flocks that ranged from a few birds to between 50-80 birds. I walked about 1.5 miles south carefully counting birds as I moved south. I would stop every 60-100 yards, spish, and then count the number of birds and percentage of each species. I only counted birds that flushed south of me and ones I was sure was not double counted. In some places the patch of Johnson grass was 80-150 meters wide so the final numbers I counted were surely very conservative.

Observations

  1. Number observed: 27
  2. Number observed: 2
    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 1
    Female 1
    Sex Unknown
  3. Number observed: 6
  4. Number observed: 2
  5. Number observed: 2285

    Details: A very conservative count in 5s, 10s, and 20s. as birds continually landed on the few open water areas, especially towards dusk

  6. Number observed: 17
  7. Number observed: 1
  8. Number observed: 7

    Details: Photos, including one of 4 in same field of view

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  9. Number observed: 20
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  10. Number observed: 8
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  11. Number observed: 31
  12. Number observed: 8
  13. Number observed: 135

    Details: See introductory comments. Birds carefully counted in 1s and 5s; the following is the cumulative tally:
    25, 55, 70, 85, 90, 95, 98, 100, 105, 115, 135

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  14. Number observed: 161

    Details: See introductory comments. Birds carefully counted in 1s and 5s: the following is the cumulative tally: 4. 12. 16. 29. 39. 45. 56. 76. 92. 94. 98. 104. 111. 130, 161

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  15. Number observed: 73

    Details: See introductory comments. Birds carefully counted in 1s and 5s; the following is the cumulative tally: 4, 8, 10, 11, 19, 23, 29, 32, 43, 48, 51, 53, 68, 73

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  16. Number observed: 55
  17. Number observed: 15
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