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2012 Results: Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, John F. Kennedy Space Center, Florida

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
American Wigeon 2,023       3      
Mottled Duck 21       5      
Blue-winged Teal 1,250       9      
Northern Shoveler 663       10      
Northern Pintail 1,848       9      
Canvasback 12       1      
Redhead 21       4      
Greater Scaup 5       2      
Lesser Scaup 518       7      
Hooded Merganser 117       7      
Red-breasted Merganser 13       3      
Pied-billed Grebe 268       10      
Horned Grebe 3       2      
Wood Stork 36       3      
Double-crested Cormorant 83       8      
Anhinga 18       5      
American White Pelican 926       10      
Brown Pelican 57       8      
American Bittern 4       3      
Great Blue Heron 118       11      
Great Egret 400       10      
Snowy Egret 374       11      
Little Blue Heron 82       11      
Tricolored Heron 226       11      
Reddish Egret 58       11      
Green Heron 5       4      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1       1      
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 1       1      
White Ibis 508       10      
Glossy Ibis 130       9      
Roseate Spoonbill 186       10      
Black Vulture 142       10      
Turkey Vulture 210       10      
Osprey 37       11      
Northern Harrier 11       7      
Cooper's Hawk 2       2      
Bald Eagle 14       7      
Red-shouldered Hawk 8       4      
Red-tailed Hawk 1       1      
Sora 2       2      
Common Gallinule 141       8      
American Coot 22,113       9      
Limpkin 4       1      
Sandhill Crane 4       1      
Black-bellied Plover 75       7      
Wilson's Plover 2       1      
Semipalmated Plover 5       2      
Killdeer 54       9      
American Avocet 660       7      
Spotted Sandpiper 3       1      
Greater Yellowlegs 55       9      
Willet 166       7      
Lesser Yellowlegs 224       9      
Whimbrel 2       1      
Marbled Godwit 7       2      
Ruddy Turnstone 22       4      
Red Knot 37       1      
Sanderling 114       6      
Western Sandpiper 451       5      
Least Sandpiper 1,293       5      
Dunlin 7,407       7      
Stilt Sandpiper 2       1      
Short-billed Dowitcher 225       5      
Long-billed Dowitcher 17       1      
Wilson's Snipe 5       4      
Laughing Gull 153       7      
Ring-billed Gull 1,302       9      
Herring Gull 1       1      
Great Black-backed Gull 1       1      
Caspian Tern 6       2      
Common Tern 2       1      
Forster's Tern 53       8      
Royal Tern 34       6      
Black Skimmer 254       5      
Rock Pigeon 25       2      
Eurasian Collared-Dove 4       1      
Mourning Dove 65       5      
Common Ground-Dove 9       2      
Great Horned Owl 2       1      
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1       1      
Belted Kingfisher 42       10      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 6       5      
Northern Flicker 10       4      
Pileated Woodpecker 1       1      
American Kestrel 11       2      
Peregrine Falcon 2       2      
Eastern Phoebe 7       5      
Loggerhead Shrike 4       2      
White-eyed Vireo 1       1      
Blue Jay 3       2      
Florida Scrub-Jay 6       3      
Fish Crow 11       2      
Tree Swallow 607       9      
Tufted Titmouse 1       1      
Carolina Wren 5       3      
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1       1      
American Robin 2,053       7      
Gray Catbird 15       4      
Northern Mockingbird 9       4      
European Starling 7       1      
Common Yellowthroat 2       2      
Northern Parula 1       1      
Palm Warbler 7       4      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 89       5      
Eastern Towhee 1       1      
Savannah Sparrow 28       5      
Saltmarsh Sparrow 1       1      
Northern Cardinal 13       3      
Painted Bunting 3       2      
Red-winged Blackbird 139       9      
Eastern Meadowlark 4       2      
Common Grackle 35       4      
Boat-tailed Grackle 141       7      
Brown-headed Cowbird 16       1      
Total 48,684             

A total of 114 species were reported.

See a summary for Florida.

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