Results of Pooled Data Event in Cumberland, DeKalb, Fentress, Jackson, Putnam, and White Counties, Tennessee, Using Data Collected According to Great Backyard Bird Count Protocols1518 February 2013

Female Long-tailed Duck first found at Lake Breckenridge, Cumberland County, Tennessee, during the Pooled Data Event conducted in that county 17 February 2013 as part of the Great Backyard Bird Count; photo Edmund K. LeGrand (21 February 2013).  This record also became the first for Cumberland County.

 

The data below for 101 species of birds occurring in the Upper Cumberland Region during late winter 20122013 derive from results of the Pooled Data Event (PDE) as recorded on Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) checklists (powered by eBird) from six Upper Cumberland Region countiesCumberland, DeKalb, Fentress, Jackson, Putnam, and White counties, Tennessee.  Pooled data were collected 1518 February 2013. Many thanks to all the observers who submitted checklists from these counties on one or more of those dates; thanks are due also to other Regional observers who submitted data to the GBBC database for one or more of the four days of the GBBC.

    To see a map (Figure 1) of the Upper Cumberland Region highlighting counties in which GBBC data from the PDE were collected 1518 February 2013, click on this link:

    Almost all data provided below derive from checklists representing a time frame between 15 minutes and 2 hours in duration. In most cases the data arrived as a forwarded copy of the checklist results sent to observers (on request) as e-mail generated by the GBBC data-entry program.

   The weather during the 2013 version of the Pooled Data Event was generally conducive to the collection of bird data during all days of the event.

    Here are links to pages of this website for the GBBC Central Node and for a page comparing GBBC species totals and  CBC species totals:

 

Table 1. Results of GBBC Pooled Data Events (PDE) in the Upper Cumberland Region during 2013.

County Cumberland DeKalb Fentress Jackson Putnam   White
             
Date of PDE (February) 17 18 15 17 16 16
             
Number of Sites Surveyed 12 10 16 25 16 11
             
Number of Observers 1 4 2 4 3 2
             
Total Hours:Minutes of Effort 8:15 6:15 9:54 12:38 11:27 8:15
             
Greater White-fronted Goose -- 2 -- -- -- --
Snow Goose, white morph -- 1 -- -- -- --
Canada Goose 84 33 10 70 58 81
Mute Swan (exotic) 1 -- -- -- -- --
Wood Duck 4 -- 6 2 1 26
Gadwall 8 -- 30 -- 10 30
Mallard 31 20 18 3 15 70
Northern Shoveler 2 -- -- -- 13 2
Northern Pintail -- -- -- -- -- 1
Green-winged Teal -- -- -- -- 4 --
             
County Cumberland DeKalb Fentress Jackson Putnam   White
             
Canvasback 10 -- -- -- -- --
Redhead 66 -- 4 -- 60 2
Ring-necked Duck 217 -- 34 -- 8 65
Lesser Scaup 12 -- -- -- -- --
Long-tailed Duck 1 -- -- -- -- --
Bufflehead 138 8 1 -- 7 8
Hooded Merganser 27 1 23 -- 13 12
Ruddy Duck 260 -- -- -- 5 2
Northern Bobwhite -- -- -- -- -- 14
Wild Turkey -- 2 36 13 19 --
Common Loon 1 6 -- -- -- --
Pied-billed Grebe 134 2 1 -- 13 --
Horned Grebe 4 71 -- -- -- --
Great Blue Heron -- 4 1 32 3 1
             
County Cumberland DeKalb Fentress Jackson Putnam   White
             
Black Vulture -- 4 -- 67 77 6
Turkey Vulture 18 18 15 44 17 31
Sharp-shinned Hawk -- -- 1 -- -- 1
Cooper's Hawk 1 -- -- 2 2 --
Bald Eagle 1 ad 1 -- 1 ad, 1 im -- --
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 -- 15 6 3 5
Red-tailed Hawk 1 4 3 13 3 1
Sandhill Crane 328 59 10 -- 160 --
American Coot 201 -- -- -- 39 6
Killdeer 12 12 11 1 31 16
Wilson's Snipe 2 3 1 -- -- 19
American Woodcock -- -- -- 5 -- --
Ring-billed Gull -- 23 -- 123 -- --
Rock Pigeon 5 -- 30 13 55 63
Eurasian Collared-Dove -- -- -- -- -- 3
Mourning Dove 16 23 139 39 23 79
             
County Cumberland DeKalb Fentress Jackson Putnam   White
             
Barn Owl -- -- -- -- 1 --
Eastern Screech-Owl 2 -- -- 3 -- --
Barred Owl 1 -- -- 1 -- --
Belted Kingfisher -- 2 3 6 2 1
Red-headed Woodpecker 2 -- -- -- 1 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker 12 8 17 9 21 15
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1 -- -- 2 1 --
Downy Woodpecker 5 4 11 11 10 3
Hairy Woodpecker -- -- 6 -- -- 1
Northern Flicker 4 1 8 10 6 5
Pileated Woodpecker 6 2 10 7 5 3
American Kestrel 3 2 8 5 3 7
Eastern Phoebe 1 -- -- 2 1 3
Loggerhead Shrike -- 3 -- -- -- 1
Blue Jay 17 8 25 28 73 64
American Crow 32 30 104 185 91 59
Horned Lark 2 -- 1 -- 20 --
Tree Swallow -- -- -- -- -- 4
             
County Cumberland DeKalb Fentress Jackson Putnam   White
             
Carolina Chickadee 25 7 34 41 26 14
Tufted Titmouse 27 18 21 23 42 29
Red-breasted Nuthatch 6 -- 4 -- 2 --
White-breasted Nuthatch 9 10 13 6 14 5
Brown-headed Nuthatch -- -- -- -- 2 --
Brown Creeper 2 -- 1 -- 1 --
Winter Wren 4 1 4 1 -- --
Carolina Wren 16 4 39 38 24 13
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1 1 9 10 -- 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet -- -- -- 2 -- 2
Eastern Bluebird 30 20 39 53 17 43
Hermit Thrush 8 -- 1 18 2 2
American Robin 134 77 133 130 156 105
Northern Mockingbird 2 3 14 17 9 15
Brown Thrasher -- -- -- -- 2 2
European Starling 111 25 176 49 134 136
American Pipit -- -- -- -- 40 --
Cedar Waxwing -- -- -- -- 14 --
             
County Cumberland DeKalb Fentress Jackson Putnam   White
             
Pine Warbler -- -- -- -- 2 --
Palm Warbler -- -- -- -- -- 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 4 8 6 51 11 29
Eastern Towhee 4 3 8 45 23 10
Chipping Sparrow 16 5 -- -- 1 2
Field Sparrow 30 -- 14 47 -- 36
Savannah Sparrow -- 2 5 1 -- --
Fox Sparrow 1 -- 2 2 -- 4
Song Sparrow 22 3 68 36 27 47
Swamp Sparrow 3 -- 10 10 3 26
White-throated Sparrow 15 12 28 83 26 46
White-crowned Sparrow 13 18 29 29 7 7
Dark-eyed Junco 22 3 46 37 10 10
Northern Cardinal 39 22 38 79 49 41
             
County Cumberland DeKalb Fentress Jackson Putnam   White
             
Red-winged Blackbird 7 16 184 16 41 302
Eastern Meadowlark 12 18 24 17 5 6
Rusty Blackbird -- -- 2 -- -- --
Common Grackle -- -- 40 -- 1 303
Brown-headed Cowbird -- 30 -- -- 1 --
Purple Finch 1 -- 1 6 5 4
House Finch 31 13 2 4 17 30
Red-Crossbill -- -- 1 -- -- --
Pine Siskin -- -- -- 1 1 --
American Goldfinch 11 19 4 38 60 23
House Sparrow 4 1 15 2 11 40
             
Total Individuals 2285 696 1607 1918 1660 2047
             
Total Species 71 54 63 58 71 68
             
County Cumberland DeKalb Fentress Jackson Putnam White

 

Table 2. Results of GBBC PDE in Cumberland County, Tennessee, 17 February 2013.

Site 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Total
                         
Date (February) 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17
                         
Observer EKL EKL EKL EKL EKL EKL EKL EKL EKL EKL EKL EKL 1
                         
Start CST 0700 0855 0935 1025 1100 1140 1315 1348 1505 1540 1615 1700 0700
End CST 0845 0930 1010 1100 1125 1210 1345 1413 1535 1605 1700 1720 1840
                         
Total Hr:Min 2:05 0:35 0:35 0:35 0:25 0:30 0:30 0:25 0:30 0:25 1:20 0:20 8:15
                         
Canada Goose   2 25     3       4 10 40 84
Mute Swan                     1   1
Wood Duck                 2   2   4
Gadwall                     8   8
Mallard     4     2     12   8 5 31
Northern Shoveler                 2       2
Canvasback                 10       10
Redhead     16           1   49   66
Ring-necked Duck     20     4     150   35 8 217
Lesser Scaup                 10   2   12
Bufflehead           2     7   125 4 138
Long-tailed Duck     1                   1
Hooded Merganser     8         4 3   10 2 27
Ruddy Duck                 10   250   260
Common Loon                     1   1
Pied-billed Grebe     2           2   130   134
Horned Grebe                     4   4
Turkey Vulture         11 6   1         18
Cooper's Hawk                     1   1
Bald Eagle                     1   1
Red-shouldered Hawk         1     1         2
Red-tailed Hawk       1                 1
American Coot                 1   200   201
Sandhill Crane   63 183 22               60 328
Killdeer   7       1         1 3 12
Wilson's Snipe   2                     2
Rock Pigeon           5             5
Mourning Dove 4             1 1 7 2 1 16
Eastern Screech-Owl 1     1                 2
Barred Owl 1                       1
Red-headed Woodpecker                     2   2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4 2   3   1       1 1   12
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker       1                 1
Downy Woodpecker 2 1   1             1   5
Northern Flicker     1         1   2     4
Pileated Woodpecker 4 1   1                 6
American Kestrel           1       2     3
Eastern Phoebe       1                 1
Blue Jay 1 4 2 2 8               17
American Crow 3 2 2 4 2 2 2 4 3 8     32
Horned Lark           1           1 2
Carolina Chickadee 17 2 1 3     1       1   25
Tufted Titmouse 11 6 1 3 4   1   1       27
Red-breasted Nuthatch 5 1                     6
White-breasted Nuthatch 3 2   2             1 1 9
Brown Creeper 2                       2
Winter Wren 3             1         4
Carolina Wren 3 2   5 1 2 1       1 1 16
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1                       1
Eastern Bluebird 1 4 1   10     7     7   30
Hermit Thrush       4 1   2 1         8
American Robin 50 9 4 1 1   10 1 1 28 11 18 134
Northern Mockingbird   2                     2
European Starling   53       45 1     2 10   111
Yellow-rumped Warbler   1   2 1               4
Eastern Towhee       3             1   4
Chipping Sparrow   15 1                   16
Field Sparrow 24 1     1   4           30
Fox Sparrow 1                       1
Song Sparrow 13   3   3 1 1       1   22
Swamp Sparrow 3                       3
White-throated Sparrow 11     4                 15
White-crowned Sparrow           13             13
Dark-eyed Junco 3 10 1   3           5   22
Northern Cardinal 21 2   2 1 1 3 1 1 3 4   39
Red-winged Blackbird   1             1     5 7
Eastern Meadowlark   4           1       7 12
Purple Finch 1                       1
House Finch 4   3       1       22 1 31
American Goldfinch 11                       11
House Sparrow 1                   3   4
                         
Total Individuals 209 199 279 66 48 90 27 24 218 57 911 157 2285
                         
Species Total 29 25 19 20 14 16 11 12 18 9 34 15 71

Key to Observer Initials:

Initials Name
EKL Edmund K. LeGrand

Sites Surveyed in Cumberland County, Tennessee:

11631 Leffle Webb Rd. (also 18201840 CST)
2Leffle Webb Rd. (5.4 mi)
3Lake Breckenridge
4Old Rt. 28 (1.5 mi)
5East Valley Rd. (2.3 mi)
6Winningham Rd. (1 mi)
7Pleasant Hill (0.5 mi)
8West Lake Ave. (3.4 mi out and back)
9Lake Hiawatha
10Nicholson Rd. (1.0 mi)
11Lake Tansi (also 17:3018:05 CST)
12Dunbar Rd. to Shadow Mt. (5.0 mi out and back)

 

Table 3. Results of GBBC PDE in DeKalb County, Tennessee (10 sites), 18 February 2013.

Site 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Total
                       
Observer(s) JCF JCF JCF JCF JCF MJH MJH MJH PJH CDW, JCF 4
                       
Start CST 0630 0730 0800 0820 0940 1100 1200 1330 0700 1630 0630
End CST 0700 0745 0815 0835 1025 1130 1300 1430 0830 1645 1645
                       
Total Hrs.: Mins. 0:30 0:15 0:15 0:15 0:45 0:30 1:00 1:00 1:30 0:15 6:15
                       
Greater White-fronted Goose     2               2
Snow Goose, white morph     1               1
Canada Goose     31       2       33
Mallard     2   13     5     20
Bufflehead     3 5             8
Hooded Merganser         1           1
Wild Turkey           2         2
Common Loon           2 4       6
Pied-billed Grebe           1 1       2
Horned Grebe             71       71
Great Blue Heron       1       3     4
Black Vulture   2         2       4
Turkey Vulture         1 5 9 1 1 1 18
Bald Eagle             1       1
Red-tailed Hawk         1 1 1 1     4
Sandhill Crane             59       59
Killdeer     10 2             12
Wilson's Snipe     3               3
Ring-billed Gull             8 15     23
Mourning Dove 5 1 5   1   5   4 2 23
Belted Kingfisher       1   1         2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1     1   1 2 1   2 8
Downy Woodpecker             1   1 2 4
Northern Flicker             1       1
Pileated Woodpecker           1 1       2
American Kestrel     1   1           2
Loggerhead Shrike   3                 3
Blue Jay       1 4         3 8
American Crow 1 1   1 14 1 3 4 5   30
Carolina Chickadee           2 3 1   1 7
Tufted Titmouse       4 2 1 2 1 4 4 18
White-breasted Nuthatch           2 2 1 2 3 10
Winter Wren           1         1
Carolina Wren           2 1 1     4
Golden-crowned Kinglet               1     1
Eastern Bluebird 1 3 4 5     4 1   2 20
American Robin 6   19 2 21   4 1   24 77
Northern Mockingbird       1 2           3
European Starling 2   10 13             25
Yellow-rumped Warbler       1     5 2     8
Eastern Towhee       2 1           3
Chipping Sparrow             5       5
Savannah Sparrow         2           2
Song Sparrow 1       1         1 3
White-throated Sparrow         2 5       5 12
White-crowned Sparrow 18                   18
Dark-eyed Junco                   3 3
Northern Cardinal 2     2 5 1   5 2 5 22
Red-winged Blackbird 13     2         1   16
Eastern Meadowlark 2 5 3   8           18
Brown-headed Cowbird 30                   30
House Finch 6           1   5 1 13
American Goldfinch 12               7   19
House Sparrow 1                   1
                       
Total Individuals 101 15 94 44 80 29 198 44 32 59 696
                       
Total Species 15 6 13 16 17 16 25 17 10 15 54

Key to Observer Initials:

Initials Name
JCF Judy C. Fuson
MJH Michael J. Hawkins
PJH Peggy J. Huffstetler
CDW Carol D. Williams

Sites Surveyed in DeKalb County, Tennessee:

1Student's Home Rd. (JCF Residence)
2Student's Home Rd. (JCF)
3Vaughn Rd. (JCF)
4Pirtle Nursery JCF)
5County House Rd. JCF)
61563 Love Colony Rd. (MJH Residence)
7Floating Mill Recreation Area (MJH)
8Buffalo Valley Nature Trail (MJH)
93900 Hurricane Ridge Rd. (PJH Residence)
103909 Cookeville Hwy. (CDW Residence,  JCF)

 

Table 4. Results of GBBC PDE in Fentress County, Tennessee (16 sites), 15 February 2013.

Number of Sites 3 5 8 16
         
Observer(s) EKL, SJS EKL SJS 2
         
Start CST 0655 0955 1021 0655
End CST 0937 1430 1630 1630
Total Hrs.:Mins 2:23 3:10 4:21 9:54
         
Canada Goose 4 2 4 10
Wood Duck 6     6
Gadwall     30 30
Mallard   5 13 18
Redhead     4 4
Ring-necked Duck   22 12 34
Bufflehead     1 1
Hooded Merganser 3   20 23
Wild Turkey   5 31 36
Pied-billed Grebe     1 1
Great Blue Heron   1   1
Turkey Vulture   12 3 15
Sharp-shinned Hawk   1   1
Red-shouldered Hawk 3 2 10 15
Red-tailed Hawk 2   1 3
American Kestrel   4 4 8
Sandhill Crane 10     10
Killdeer 5 3 3 11
Wilson's Snipe 1     1
Rock Pigeon   30   30
Mourning Dove 52 11 76 139
Belted Kingfisher   1 2 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker 6 3 8 17
Downy Woodpecker 3   8 11
Hairy Woodpecker   2 4 6
Northern Flicker 4 3 1 8
Pileated Woodpecker 1 5 4 10
Blue Jay 13 5 7 25
American Crow 18 57 29 104
Horned Lark 1     1
Carolina Chickadee 7 10 17 34
Tufted Titmouse 10 3 8 21
Red-breasted Nuthatch   4   4
White-breasted Nuthatch 4 4 5 13
Brown Creeper   1   1
Winter Wren   1 3 4
Carolina Wren 16 8 15 39
Golden-crowned Kinglet   1 8 9
Eastern Bluebird 15 8 16 39
Hermit Thrush   1   1
American Robin 39 20 74 133
Northern Mockingbird 5 4 5 14
European Starling 39 94 43 176
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2 3 1 6
Eastern Towhee 3 3 2 8
Field Sparrow 6 2 6 14
Savannah Sparrow   5   5
Fox Sparrow   2   2
Song Sparrow 28 8 32 68
Swamp Sparrow 2 1 7 10
White-throated Sparrow 8 14 6 28
White-crowned Sparrow 28 1   29
Dark-eyed Junco 20 3 23 46
Northern Cardinal 15 6 17 38
Red-winged Blackbird 48 33 103 184
Eastern Meadowlark 13 10 1 24
Rusty Blackbird     2 2
Common Grackle 2 30 8 40
Purple Finch     1 1
House Finch     2 2
Red Crossbill   1   1
American Goldfinch 1   3 4
House Sparrow 11   4 15
         
Total Individuals 464 455 688 1607
         
Total Species 38 47 49 63

Key to Observer Initials:

Initials Name
EKL Edmund K. LeGrand
SJS Stephen J. Stedman

Sites Surveyed in Fentress County, Tennessee:

Clarkrange Industrial Park (EKL, SJS)
Loyd Hall Rd. (EKL, SJS)
Rock Quarry Rd., East and West (EKL, SJS)
Clear Creek Rd. (EKL)
Sandy Rd. (EKL)
Leo Norris Rd. (EKL)
Glenobey Rd. (EKL)
Boatland Rd. (EKL)
Whispering Pines Lake (SJS)
Pall Mall area; York Hist. Site (SJS)
Delk Creek Rd. (SJS)
Colditz Cove SNA (SJS)
Stockton Rd. (SJS)
Stockton Chapel Rd. (SJS)
Fentress County Reservoir area (SJS)
Pond N side of Rt. 62 W of Midway Freewill Baptist Church (SJS)

 

Table 5. Results of GBBC PDE in Jackson County, Tennessee (25 sites), 17 February 2013.

Number of Sites 15 1 9 25
         
Date (February) 17 17 17 17
         
Observers WAW, TMS NSL SJS 4
         
Start CST 0700 0655 1231 0700
End CST 1600 0755 1813 1813
         
Total Time 7:15 1:00 4:23 12:38
         
Canada Goose 17   53 70
Wood Duck 2     2
Mallard     3 3
Wild Turkey     13 13
Great Blue Heron 15   17 32
Black Vulture 7   60 67
Turkey Vulture 19   25 44
Cooper's Hawk 1   1 2
Bald Eagle 2     2
Red-shouldered Hawk 5   1 6
Red-tailed Hawk 10   3 13
Killdeer 1     1
American Woodcock     5 5
Ring-billed Gull 58   65 123
Rock Pigeon 13     13
Mourning Dove 20 5 14 39
Eastern Screech-Owl 3     3
Barred Owl     1 1
Belted Kingfisher 4   2 6
Red-bellied Woodpecker 6 1 2 9
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2     2
Downy Woodpecker 10   1 11
Northern Flicker 9   1 10
Pileated Woodpecker 5   2 7
American Kestrel 3   2 5
Eastern Phoebe 1   1 2
Blue Jay 19 3 6 28
American Crow 136   49 185
Carolina Chickadee 29 1 11 41
Tufted Titmouse 19 1 3 23
White-breasted Nuthatch 5 1   6
Winter Wren     1 1
Carolina Wren 28   10 38
Golden-crowned Kinglet 9   1 10
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1   1 2
Eastern Bluebird 50   3 53
Hermit Thrush 10   8 18
American Robin 100   30 130
Northern Mockingbird 10   7 17
European Starling 40   9 49
Yellow-rumped Warbler 26   25 51
Eastern Towhee 15   30 45
Field Sparrow 23   24 47
Savannah Sparrow 1     1
Fox Sparrow     2 2
Song Sparrow 25   11 36
Swamp Sparrow 4   6 10
White-throated Sparrow 37   46 83
White-crowned Sparrow 6   23 29
Dark-eyed Junco 37     37
Northern Cardinal 42   37 79
Red-winged Blackbird     16 16
Eastern Meadowlark 15   2 17
Purple Finch   6   6
House Finch   3 1 4
Pine Siskin   1   1
American Goldfinch 6 31 1 38
House Sparrow     2 2
         
Total Individuals 906 53 959 1918
         
Total Species 47 10 47 58

Key to Observer Initials:

Initials Name
NSL Nancy S. Layzer
TMS Thomas M. Saya
SJS Stephen J. Stedman
WAW Winston A. Walden

Sites Surveyed in Jackson County, Tennessee (115 by WAW, TMS; 16 by NSL; 1725 by SJS):

1Roaring River Recreation Area
2Rt. 135 pull-out at guard rail
3Rt. 135 pull-out to bridge
4Roaring River Rd. (mile 1)
5Roaring River Rd. (miles 28)
6New Hope Rd. north to Rt. 85
7Greenwood Ridge Rd.
8Gaw Branch Rd. from Roaring River Rd. to Rt. 85
9Big Bottom Rd. (3 mi)
10Lock Branch Rd.
11Intersection Trace Creek Rd. & Rt. 262
12Wartrace Park
13Smith Bend Rd. (miles 13)
14Smith Bend Rd. (mile 4)
15Brooks Bend Ln. from Smith Bend Rd. to Cook's Ln.
16Bullington Ln.
17Rt. 53 from Indian Creek to Granville
18Holleman's Bend Rd.
19Fort Blount Ferry Rd. (5.5 mi)
20White's Bend Rd. from intersection to road to Camp Discovery to northern terminus
21Free State Rd. (6.8 mi)
22Gainesboro Port Authority, Rt. 53 northeast of Gainesboro
23"Mute Swan" Cove, 0.5 mi northeast of Port Authority, Rt. 53
24Roaring River Rec. Area (night)
25Roaring River Rd. (1 mi) (night)

 

Table 6. Results of GBBC PDE in Putnam County, Tennessee (16 sites), 16 February 2013.

Number of Sites 4 1 11 16
         
Date (February) 16 16 16 16
         
Observer JCF GKE SJS 3
         
Start CST 0715 1200 0630 0630
End CST 1600 1400 1242 1600
         
Total Time