I'm not here on the island to do a CBC every year but, when I am here, it's a true Christmas Bird Count, conducted on December 25th, regardless of weather. This year was no exception.
Christmas Day started windy and threatening and rapidly deteriorated into a full-blown blizzard: visibility below 1/4 mile and wind hitting 50 knots (57 mph - 93 km/h).
Not surprisingly, numbers were down but I managed 601 individuals of 26 species (plus 1 additional outside count day).
 

31.. Common Eider
52.. Harlequin Duck
03.. Surf Scoter
01.. White-winged Scoter
02.. Black Scoter
04.. Long-tailed Duck
01.. Bufflehead
04.. Red-breasted Merganser
05.. Common Loon
08.. Great Cormorant
01.. Bald Eagle
01.. Peregrine Falcon
12.. Purple Sandpiper
56.. Black-legged Kittiwake
47.. Herring Gull
05.. Iceland Gull
26.. Great Black-backed Gull
02.. Glaucous Gull
310. Razorbill
02.. Snowy Owl
02.. Common Raven
06.. Song Sparrow
01.. Red-winged Blackbird
16.. Northern Gannet
02.. Double Crested Cormorant
01.. Atlantic Puffin


Seen in count week (CW) or count
period (CP) but not on count day:

01.. VARIED THRUSH

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