Christmas Bird Count

The Bald Head Island Conservancy and other volunteers assisted with the Audubon Society’s 2019 Christmas Bird Count on January 5th, 2020. Eighty-three bird species were identified in Bald Head Island’s diverse habitats.

Canada Goose
Blue-winged Teal
Northern Shoveler
Greater Scaup
Black Scoter
Hooded Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Pied-billed Grebe
Mourning Dove
Common Gallinule
American Coot
American Oystercatcher
Black-bellied Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Marbled Godwit
Ruddy Turnstone
Short-billed Dowitcher
Spotted Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Laughing Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Forster's Tern
Royal Tern
Black Skimmer
Red-throated Loon
Common Loon
Northern Gannet
Double-crested Cormorant
Brown Pelican
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Tricolored Heron
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Red-tailed Hawk
Belted Kingfisher
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Phoebe
Blue-headed Vireo
Carolina Chickadee
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
House Wren
Marsh Wren
Carolina Wren
European Starling
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
Eastern Bluebird
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Cedar Waxwing
House Finch
Chipping Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow (including one Ipswich Sparrow)
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Eastern Towhee
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Black-and-white Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Pine Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Northern Cardinal
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