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2011 Results: Indianapolis, Indiana

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 600       44      
Mute Swan 3       1      
Wood Duck 6       1      
Gadwall 4       1      
American Wigeon 3       2      
American Black Duck 4       1      
Mallard 268       29      
Northern Pintail 6       1      
Green-winged Teal 10       1      
Redhead 4       1      
Ring-necked Duck 8       1      
Lesser Scaup 8       1      
Common Goldeneye 22       2      
Hooded Merganser 24       4      
Great Blue Heron 16       12      
Turkey Vulture 17       14      
Bald Eagle 7       3      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1       1      
Cooper's Hawk 18       16      
Red-shouldered Hawk 9       5      
Red-tailed Hawk 19       15      
American Kestrel 3       3      
Peregrine Falcon 1       1      
American Coot 1       1      
Sandhill Crane 710       14      
Killdeer 3       1      
Ring-billed Gull 85       2      
Rock Pigeon 90       10      
Mourning Dove 458       86      
Eastern Screech-Owl 1       1      
Great Horned Owl 1       1      
Barred Owl 2       2      
Belted Kingfisher 4       4      
Red-headed Woodpecker 13       9      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 76       48      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 6       4      
Downy Woodpecker 158       76      
Hairy Woodpecker 24       19      
Northern Flicker 28       20      
Pileated Woodpecker 21       15      
Eastern Phoebe 1       1      
Blue Jay 120       50      
American Crow 218       44      
Horned Lark 6       3      
Carolina Chickadee 199       74      
Black-capped Chickadee 3       1      
Tufted Titmouse 226       58      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 11       8      
White-breasted Nuthatch 154       69      
Brown Creeper 7       5      
Carolina Wren 59       38      
Eastern Bluebird 22       7      
Hermit Thrush 1       1      
American Robin 250       55      
Northern Mockingbird 9       9      
Brown Thrasher 2       1      
European Starling 2,300       72      
Cedar Waxwing 24       2      
Eastern Towhee 1       1      
American Tree Sparrow 77       17      
Field Sparrow 10       3      
Fox Sparrow 1       1      
Song Sparrow 29       14      
Swamp Sparrow 1       1      
White-throated Sparrow 75       20      
White-crowned Sparrow 2       2      
Dark-eyed Junco 178       50      
Northern Cardinal 527       113      
Red-winged Blackbird 3,608       27      
Common Grackle 937       24      
Brown-headed Cowbird 7       2      
Purple Finch 40       13      
House Finch 314       74      
Pine Siskin 7       4      
American Goldfinch 338       65      
House Sparrow 939       83      
Total 13,445             

A total of 76 species were reported.

See a summary for Indiana.

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