CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT 2020 (JANUARY 2021)
North Kitsap Port Gamble CBC Results - 117 Species/15,940 birds counted
Wild, wet, windy weather didn’t stop the 2020 North Kitsap Port Gamble Christmas Bird Count! On Saturday January 2nd, eleven Stillwaters volunteer birders donned their rain gear and headed out with binoculars and spotting scopes to monitor their subsection of the NKPG CBC circle: Kingston & Indianola. Under Covid-19 protocols, teams were limited to 2-3 people who couldn’t share optics which made the day much different from past CBCs.
Our sightings included a gorgeous flotilla of 142 Common Mergansers by the Kingston Marina Boat Ramp and 4 Brown Creepers in the woods at the Kingston Village Green Community Park. Gulls as always were our greatest ID challenge, but our counts included these gull species: Western; Glaucous-winged; Glaucous-winged x Western hybrid; Mew; Ring-billed. Click here to view a gull identification chart.
Our lists were submitted to Jennifer Standish, the NKGB CBC compiler (Thanks for all your help, Jennifer!) before being included in the complete circle count. This year we submitted our field lists on eBird. For those of you who have eBird accounts you can check out NKPG CBC Jan 2 species counts by clicking on hot spots around Appletree Cove or at Indianola.