Most winters we record ~130-140 species, but a record of 153 was set in 2012-13 when a rash of rarities big and small showed up all over the island. Overall, a grand total of more than 250 species have been recorded in Newfoundland during winter – pretty amazing! You can see a summary of all those records here.
I will keep a running list of of species seen on my website here (also see link in menu bar above). Please send reports to me using one of the methods below, and let me know if you have seen something that isn’t on the list. I’ll post the first reports on December 1 and update as regularly as I can.
Ways to send winter bird reports to me:
– Through the contact page on this website
– Email (jared_jjc AT hotmail.com) using the subject Winter Bird Report
– Post your report on the Newfoundland bird newsgroup (nf.birds)
– Using Facebook or Twitter (tag @birdtherock and/or #NLwinterbirds)
NOTE: I may be traveling outside of the province in early December, so updates could be limited and/or very occasional during that time … but I WILL catch up as soon as I return, so keep the reports coming!
So – get out there and check those ponds and woods roads and keep your feeders filled. Winter birding is here …