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2006 Results: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

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

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Species [taxonomic]
[alphabetic]
Number of Birds   Number of Checklists
Reporting the Species
Wood Duck 40       4      
Mallard 5       1      
Lesser Scaup 7       2      
Bufflehead 48       9      
Hooded Merganser 147       19      
Red-breasted Merganser 1       1      
Wild Turkey 5       1      
Red-throated Loon 1       1      
Common Loon 18       4      
Pied-billed Grebe 27       11      
Wood Stork 1       1      
Northern Gannet 6       1      
Double-crested Cormorant 183       23      
Great Cormorant 1       1      
Anhinga 19       7      
Brown Pelican 85       15      
Great Blue Heron 59       31      
Great Egret 118       33      
Snowy Egret 136       31      
Little Blue Heron 9       8      
Tricolored Heron 18       8      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 13       1      
White Ibis 240       17      
Black Vulture 12       6      
Turkey Vulture 33       8      
Osprey 42       26      
Bald Eagle 4       3      
Northern Harrier 2       2      
Cooper's Hawk 1       1      
Red-shouldered Hawk 12       7      
Red-tailed Hawk 9       7      
Clapper Rail 4       2      
American Coot 69       4      
Black-bellied Plover 8       1      
American Oystercatcher 5       1      
Spotted Sandpiper 1       1      
Willet 146       6      
Marbled Godwit 125       1      
Ruddy Turnstone 5       1      
Sanderling 106       4      
Western Sandpiper 20       1      
Dunlin 19       2      
Bonaparte's Gull 3       1      
Laughing Gull 24       7      
Ring-billed Gull 553       15      
Herring Gull 5       2      
Forster's Tern 23       5      
Eurasian Collared-Dove 2       1      
Mourning Dove 110       35      
Common Ground-Dove 5       1      
Eastern Screech-Owl 5       3      
Great Horned Owl 1       1      
Barred Owl 2       1      
Belted Kingfisher 10       9      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 66       37      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 8       6      
Downy Woodpecker 53       20      
Hairy Woodpecker 4       3      
Northern Flicker 11       6      
Pileated Woodpecker 13       11      
Eastern Phoebe 15       10      
Blue-headed Vireo 1       1      
Blue Jay 110       33      
American Crow 256       45      
Fish Crow 10       4      
Purple Martin 7       1      
Tree Swallow 139       2      
Carolina Chickadee 235       64      
Tufted Titmouse 106       46      
White-breasted Nuthatch 7       5      
Brown-headed Nuthatch 31       18      
Brown Creeper 1       1      
Carolina Wren 111       47      
Marsh Wren 1       1      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 11       6      
Eastern Bluebird 135       39      
Hermit Thrush 8       6      
American Robin 17       4      
Gray Catbird 9       7      
Northern Mockingbird 47       32      
Brown Thrasher 21       15      
European Starling 84       4      
Cedar Waxwing 41       4      
Black-and-white Warbler 2       2      
Orange-crowned Warbler 1       1      
Common Yellowthroat 2       1      
Palm Warbler 12       5      
Pine Warbler 33       17      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 607       41      
Yellow-throated Warbler 4       4      
Eastern Towhee 47       14      
Chipping Sparrow 120       27      
Field Sparrow 1       1      
Savannah Sparrow 6       4      
Song Sparrow 10       4      
Swamp Sparrow 8       4      
White-throated Sparrow 29       9      
White-crowned Sparrow 2       1      
Northern Cardinal 195       58      
Red-winged Blackbird 936       20      
Rusty Blackbird 3       1      
Common Grackle 268       7      
Boat-tailed Grackle 77       11      
Brown-headed Cowbird 9       4      
Purple Finch 12       7      
House Finch 69       26      
American Goldfinch 181       33      
House Sparrow 15       3      
Total 6,760             

A total of 108 species were reported.

See a summary for South Carolina.

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