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Big Day Results for Olmsted County
Bob Ekblad
View the detail results from 1985 to 2011
Total Species per Big Day (1985-2011)
Year # of
Species
Day Duck
26
Shor
32
Warb
34
Spar
18
 Good Birds for the Day  **
2011 118 5/11 7 9 23 8 Louisiana Waterthrush
2010 116 5/11 10 6 16 12  
2009 129 5/12 10 12 19 10 Summer Tanager
2008 124 5/12 10 7 19 10 Louisiana Waterthrush
2007 139 5/11 9 8 23 10 Greater White-fronted Goose & Cackling Goose (late migrants) & Eastern Screech-Owl
2006 126 5/16 10 7 18 10 Great-tailed Grackle (2nd county record), Louisiana Waterthrush
2005 138 5/13 11 11 21 11 American Golden-Plover
2004 135 5/14 10 9 24 8 White-winged Dove (accidental)
2003
134
5/12
11
10
14
10
Western Tanager (rare)
2002
133
5/13
8
7
22
11
Western Tanager (rare), White-eyed Vireo (rare), Bonaparte's Gull, Connecticut Warbler and Eared, Horned & Western Grebes
2001 131 5/11 10 7 19 11 Great-tailed Grackle (1st county record), Common Moorhen, Swainson's Hawk
2000 132 5/12 12  14 11  9 Swainson's Hawk, Greater Scaup, Franklin's Gull, Caspian & Common Tern
1999 143 5/13 10 9 23 11 Carolina Wren (rare), Lark Sparrow (rare)
1998 131 5/13 10 7 15 13 Henslow's Sparrow (rare), Cattle Egret
1997 137 5/15 10 11 18 11 Western Tanager (rare), Hudsonian Godwit
1996 142 5/16 9 11 19 11 Eared Grebe, Hermit Thrush (late)
1995 121 5/12 9 8 17 10 Western Tanager (rare)
1994 * 152 * 5/11 12 19 20 12 Western Kingbird (rare), Black-bellied Plover
1993 129 5/13 10 12 17 8 Least Bittern (rare), Long-tailed Duck (rare)
1992 118 5/08 5 10 18 11 Red-shouldered Hawk
1991 130 5/09 8 11 19 11 Broad-winged Hawk
1990 127 5/12 7 12 17 11 Rough-legged Hawk (late)
1989 123 5/13 3 9 22 10 White-eyed Vireo (rare), No. Saw-whet Owl
1988  83 5/14 2 9 7 4 Osprey, Cerulean Warbler
1987 112 5/16 3 12 10 8 Yellow-billed Cuckoo (early)
1986  95 5/09 3 9 16 9 Dark-eyed Junco (late)
1985 119 5/10 3 18 15 10 Louisiana Waterthrush, Golden Plover

  View the detail results from 1985 to 2011

 
There are 226 species on the composite list (since 1985)
 
Year      Species Added
2009 Summer Tanager
2007 Greater White-fronted Goose, Cackling Goose & Eastern Screech-Owl
2004 White-winged Dove and Snow Goose
2002 Boneparte's Gull & Connecticut Warbler
2001 Great-tailed Grackle & Common Moorhen
2000 Swainson's Hawk and Greater Scaup
1999 Carolina Wren, Lark Sparrow and Willet

Participants in the record 1994 Big Day count were Jerry Bonkoski, Bob Ekblad, Chuck Krulas, Jerry Pruett and Jeff Stephenson.

** Most good birds listed have been seen only once or twice on the Big Day counts. Some of these are noted for their early arrival or late departure from the area