Great Backyard Bird Count
Home Submit your bird checklist Explore the results

2012 Results: Melbourne, 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
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 27       1      
Mute Swan 1       1      
Wood Duck 10       4      
Gadwall 8       2      
Mottled Duck 60       12      
Blue-winged Teal 232       12      
Northern Shoveler 33       8      
Northern Pintail 8       1      
Ring-necked Duck 142       13      
Lesser Scaup 10       2      
Bufflehead 9       1      
Hooded Merganser 78       12      
Red-breasted Merganser 8       1      
Ruddy Duck 2       2      
Pied-billed Grebe 147       13      
Wood Stork 44       12      
Double-crested Cormorant 108       18      
Anhinga 199       16      
American White Pelican 3       1      
Brown Pelican 147       9      
American Bittern 3       2      
Least Bittern 1       1      
Great Blue Heron 121       21      
Great Egret 54       18      
Snowy Egret 39       15      
Little Blue Heron 30       14      
Tricolored Heron 61       14      
Reddish Egret 2       2      
Cattle Egret 91       5      
Green Heron 16       7      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 2       2      
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 1       1      
White Ibis 440       28      
Glossy Ibis 126       14      
Roseate Spoonbill 2       1      
Black Vulture 51       12      
Turkey Vulture 107       21      
Osprey 39       17      
Northern Harrier 5       5      
Cooper's Hawk 2       2      
Bald Eagle 12       9      
Red-shouldered Hawk 14       11      
Red-tailed Hawk 1       1      
Clapper Rail 1       1      
Sora 2       2      
Common Gallinule 172       13      
American Coot 5,027       16      
Limpkin 28       10      
Sandhill Crane 52       17      
Killdeer 14       5      
Greater Yellowlegs 2       2      
Lesser Yellowlegs 2       2      
Wilson's Snipe 9       3      
Laughing Gull 10       1      
Ring-billed Gull 161       6      
Herring Gull 39       4      
Lesser Black-backed Gull 2       1      
Caspian Tern 6       6      
Common Tern 1       1      
Forster's Tern 4       2      
Royal Tern 8       5      
Rock Pigeon 119       4      
Eurasian Collared-Dove 6       4      
White-winged Dove 21       9      
Mourning Dove 113       29      
Common Ground-Dove 50       3      
Barred Owl 1       1      
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 17       9      
Belted Kingfisher 17       13      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 32       19      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2       2      
Downy Woodpecker 6       6      
Pileated Woodpecker 6       5      
Crested Caracara 9       6      
American Kestrel 10       8      
Eastern Phoebe 9       7      
Loggerhead Shrike 19       11      
Blue Jay 50       21      
Fish Crow 105       8      
Purple Martin 10       1      
Tree Swallow 410       14      
Tufted Titmouse 2       1      
House Wren 1       1      
Sedge Wren 1       1      
Carolina Wren 5       3      
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2       2      
American Robin 349       14      
Gray Catbird 16       11      
Northern Mockingbird 93       26      
Brown Thrasher 1       1      
European Starling 65       12      
Black-and-white Warbler 1       1      
Orange-crowned Warbler 1       1      
Common Yellowthroat 2       2      
Northern Parula 10       4      
Palm Warbler 48       13      
Pine Warbler 5       3      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 127       23      
Yellow-throated Warbler 6       5      
Chipping Sparrow 11       3      
Field Sparrow 11       3      
Savannah Sparrow 21       7      
Northern Cardinal 52       23      
Indigo Bunting 16       2      
Painted Bunting 39       11      
Red-winged Blackbird 92       10      
Eastern Meadowlark 3       3      
Common Grackle 298       20      
Boat-tailed Grackle 200       13      
Brown-headed Cowbird 523       14      
House Finch 45       8      
American Goldfinch 22       4      
House Sparrow 21       6      
Total 11,137             

A total of 113 species were reported.

See a summary for Florida.

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