A total of 14,266 individuals of 122 species (123 taxa: 113 countable, 10 non-countable) were tallied by 29 participants during the 51st annual Miami-Dade Christmas Bird Count on December 19, 2020. No new birds were added to the checklist this year and only two unusual birds were tallied: Barn Owl, seen during count week, and a Nashville Warbler, seen on count day. New high counts were obtained for Egyptian Goose, Blue-winged Teal, Indian Peafowl, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Orange-winged Parrot and Cape May Warbler. Eleven parrot species and eighteen warbler species were seen during the count. Remarkably, the exact same number of Blue-gray Gnatcatchers were seen in 2019 and 2020!
Here are the totals:
American Flamingo (Hialeah Park flock)-188
Great Blue Heron (Blue form)-35
Little Blue Heron-15
Lesser Black-backed Gull-21
Great Black-backed Gull-1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)-770
Barn Owl (count week)
Great Crested Flycatcher-1
Cape May Warbler-11
Black-throated Blue Warbler-14
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)-200
Black-throated Green Warbler-1
Thanks to the following participants for making these results possible:
Miriam Avello, Joe Barros, Bill Boeringer, John Boyd, John Camp, Andrea Diamond, Nancy Freedman, Lawrence Gladsden, Luis Gles, Elizabeth Golden, Luis Gonzalez, James Jones, Lyndy Lambert, Natalie Mahomar, Larry Manfredi, Bianca Mijares, Joseph Montes de Oca, Dennis Olle, Alice Pace, Robert Pace, Stephen Paez, Gary Pappas, Lorena Siqueira, Leigh Emerson Smith, Bertha Vazquez, Facel Vega, Steve Woodmansee and Xu Zhang.