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2009 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.

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
Wood Duck 11       4      
Mallard 2       1      
Ring-necked Duck 3       1      
Bufflehead 83       6      
Hooded Merganser 54       7      
Red-breasted Merganser 38       2      
Red-throated Loon 2       1      
Common Loon 4       2      
Pied-billed Grebe 50       5      
Wood Stork 19       3      
Double-crested Cormorant 260       28      
Anhinga 43       15      
American White Pelican 15       1      
Brown Pelican 123       16      
Great Blue Heron 69       33      
Great Egret 124       32      
Snowy Egret 199       28      
Little Blue Heron 40       13      
Tricolored Heron 10       6      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 7       2      
White Ibis 207       29      
Black Vulture 16       5      
Turkey Vulture 36       8      
Osprey 40       21      
Bald Eagle 11       10      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1       1      
Cooper's Hawk 2       2      
Red-shouldered Hawk 6       5      
Red-tailed Hawk 5       3      
Clapper Rail 3       3      
King Rail 1       1      
Black-bellied Plover 26       2      
Semipalmated Plover 515       3      
Piping Plover 3       2      
Killdeer 17       4      
American Oystercatcher 15       6      
Willet 92       4      
Marbled Godwit 160       3      
Ruddy Turnstone 20       2      
Red Knot 21       1      
Sanderling 103       3      
Western Sandpiper 12       1      
Least Sandpiper 10       1      
Dunlin 1,350       3      
Short-billed Dowitcher 314       3      
Bonaparte's Gull 21       2      
Laughing Gull 113       6      
Ring-billed Gull 324       13      
Herring Gull 62       3      
Great Black-backed Gull 2       1      
Forster's Tern 43       3      
Black Skimmer 41       2      
Rock Pigeon 23       2      
Eurasian Collared-Dove 15       1      
Mourning Dove 90       20      
Barred Owl 2       2      
Belted Kingfisher 21       9      
Red-headed Woodpecker 2       2      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 63       37      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2       2      
Downy Woodpecker 16       12      
Hairy Woodpecker 1       1      
Northern Flicker 7       4      
Pileated Woodpecker 3       2      
Eastern Phoebe 14       8      
Loggerhead Shrike 3       2      
Blue-headed Vireo 1       1      
Blue Jay 56       32      
American Crow 359       41      
Fish Crow 117       15      
Tree Swallow 52       3      
Carolina Chickadee 308       80      
Tufted Titmouse 254       70      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1       1      
White-breasted Nuthatch 19       13      
Brown-headed Nuthatch 98       33      
Carolina Wren 249       74      
House Wren 2       2      
Marsh Wren 3       2      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 28       8      
Eastern Bluebird 206       52      
Hermit Thrush 1       1      
American Robin 12       2      
Gray Catbird 3       2      
Northern Mockingbird 85       37      
Brown Thrasher 14       10      
European Starling 32       3      
Cedar Waxwing 205       16      
Black-and-white Warbler 3       1      
Common Yellowthroat 1       1      
Palm Warbler 22       4      
Pine Warbler 33       14      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 627       32      
Yellow-throated Warbler 2       2      
Eastern Towhee 39       26      
Chipping Sparrow 150       37      
Field Sparrow 30       12      
Savannah Sparrow 51       14      
Saltmarsh Sparrow 1       1      
Seaside Sparrow 2       1      
Song Sparrow 11       4      
White-throated Sparrow 18       11      
Dark-eyed Junco 1       1      
Northern Cardinal 361       84      
Red-winged Blackbird 741       49      
Eastern Meadowlark 1       1      
Rusty Blackbird 52       1      
Common Grackle 71       14      
Boat-tailed Grackle 30       5      
Brown-headed Cowbird 185       20      
Purple Finch 14       9      
House Finch 99       43      
Pine Siskin 15       7      
American Goldfinch 484       61      
Total 10,159             

A total of 114 species were reported.

See a summary for South Carolina.

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