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2012 Results: Charlotte, North Carolina

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
Canada Goose 463       59      
Wood Duck 10       3      
Mallard 266       39      
Ring-necked Duck 112       3      
Hooded Merganser 16       3      
Ruddy Duck 1       1      
Wild Turkey 7       1      
Pied-billed Grebe 5       3      
Double-crested Cormorant 1       1      
Great Blue Heron 54       26      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 3       1      
Black Vulture 79       24      
Turkey Vulture 89       36      
Osprey 3       2      
Northern Harrier 1       1      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3       3      
Cooper's Hawk 26       24      
Red-shouldered Hawk 96       68      
Red-tailed Hawk 54       39      
American Coot 202       2      
Killdeer 17       7      
American Woodcock 2       1      
Ring-billed Gull 77       17      
Herring Gull 24       3      
Rock Pigeon 97       15      
Eurasian Collared-Dove 8       2      
Mourning Dove 1,048       274      
Great Horned Owl 6       4      
Barred Owl 24       19      
Rufous Hummingbird 1       1      
Belted Kingfisher 9       8      
Red-headed Woodpecker 28       20      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 306       217      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 35       31      
Downy Woodpecker 414       255      
Hairy Woodpecker 36       21      
Northern Flicker 49       40      
Pileated Woodpecker 5       5      
Peregrine Falcon 1       1      
Eastern Phoebe 69       46      
Blue-headed Vireo 1       1      
Blue Jay 258       129      
American Crow 687       181      
Fish Crow 5       1      
Common Raven 1       1      
Purple Martin 4       1      
Carolina Chickadee 1,263       375      
Tufted Titmouse 738       298      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 2       1      
White-breasted Nuthatch 110       72      
Brown-headed Nuthatch 291       170      
Brown Creeper 14       12      
House Wren 59       20      
Winter Wren 10       7      
Carolina Wren 586       296      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 2       2      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 41       32      
Eastern Bluebird 560       211      
Hermit Thrush 14       13      
American Robin 2,062       266      
Gray Catbird 10       8      
Northern Mockingbird 273       177      
Brown Thrasher 116       96      
European Starling 545       106      
Cedar Waxwing 977       46      
Orange-crowned Warbler 4       4      
Common Yellowthroat 3       2      
Pine Warbler 127       87      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 226       135      
Eastern Towhee 324       179      
Chipping Sparrow 147       39      
Field Sparrow 42       19      
Savannah Sparrow 8       2      
Fox Sparrow 19       10      
Song Sparrow 208       95      
Swamp Sparrow 7       4      
White-throated Sparrow 898       214      
White-crowned Sparrow 34       10      
Dark-eyed Junco 1,093       225      
Northern Cardinal 2,035       391      
Red-winged Blackbird 141       25      
Eastern Meadowlark 8       3      
Rusty Blackbird 62       3      
Common Grackle 748       88      
Brown-headed Cowbird 84       27      
Baltimore Oriole 25       11      
Purple Finch 93       30      
House Finch 1,303       268      
Pine Siskin 30       11      
American Goldfinch 726       144      
House Sparrow 332       74      
Total 21,103             

A total of 91 species were reported.

See a summary for North Carolina.

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