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2009 Results: Bellingham, Washington

This town report includes all data submitted to the town and to all postal codes associated with the town.

Other years: 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012


Species [taxonomic]
[alphabetic]
Number of Birds   Number of Checklists
Reporting the Species
Brant 24       1      
Canada Goose 75       6      
Trumpeter Swan 47       3      
Wood Duck 84       2      
American Wigeon 313       2      
Mallard 618       14      
Northern Pintail 50       1      
Ring-necked Duck 15       3      
Greater Scaup 34       2      
Surf Scoter 400       5      
White-winged Scoter 15       2      
Long-tailed Duck 1       1      
Bufflehead 79       10      
Common Goldeneye 92       6      
Barrow's Goldeneye 2       1      
Hooded Merganser 6       1      
Common Merganser 23       4      
Red-breasted Merganser 8       3      
Common Loon 11       7      
Pied-billed Grebe 5       2      
Horned Grebe 3       2      
Red-necked Grebe 6       3      
Western Grebe 14       4      
Double-crested Cormorant 967       5      
Great Blue Heron 12       9      
Green Heron 1       1      
Turkey Vulture 1       1      
Bald Eagle 43       18      
Northern Harrier 2       2      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2       2      
Cooper's Hawk 3       3      
Red-tailed Hawk 19       10      
Merlin 4       4      
American Coot 96       2      
Killdeer 6       3      
Black Oystercatcher 1       1      
Dunlin 600       3      
Ring-billed Gull 4       1      
Herring Gull 10       1      
Thayer's Gull 2       1      
Glaucous-winged Gull 815       12      
Rock Pigeon 100       4      
Band-tailed Pigeon 2       1      
Mourning Dove 10       2      
Western Screech-Owl 1       1      
Great Horned Owl 1       1      
Northern Pygmy-Owl 1       1      
Barred Owl 2       2      
Northern Saw-whet Owl 2       1      
Anna's Hummingbird 7       7      
Belted Kingfisher 5       4      
Red-breasted Sapsucker 1       1      
Downy Woodpecker 52       16      
Hairy Woodpecker 20       12      
Northern Flicker 60       20      
Pileated Woodpecker 5       4      
Steller's Jay 126       24      
American Crow 63       5      
Northwestern Crow 127       7      
Common Raven 32       14      
Black-capped Chickadee 229       38      
Mountain Chickadee 17       7      
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 86       23      
Bushtit 194       18      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 43       26      
Brown Creeper 2       2      
Bewick's Wren 9       7      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 21       3      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 7       4      
American Robin 97       22      
Varied Thrush 54       20      
European Starling 135       12      
Orange-crowned Warbler 1       1      
Townsend's Warbler 1       1      
Spotted Towhee 105       33      
Fox Sparrow 21       9      
Song Sparrow 79       27      
White-crowned Sparrow 12       5      
Golden-crowned Sparrow 7       4      
Dark-eyed Junco 560       46      
Red-winged Blackbird 43       4      
Purple Finch 8       4      
House Finch 118       17      
Pine Siskin 298       19      
American Goldfinch 73       6      
Evening Grosbeak 2       1      
House Sparrow 340       26      
Total 7,692             

A total of 87 species were reported.

See a summary for Washington.

This report was updated 15-Jan-2013 09:05 ET.