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2008 Results: Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, John F. Kennedy Space Center, Florida

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Species [taxonomic]
[alphabetic]
Number of Birds   Number of Checklists
Reporting the Species
American Black Duck 1       1      
Mallard 21       2      
Mottled Duck 51       9      
Blue-winged Teal 711       12      
Northern Shoveler 518       10      
Northern Pintail 1,088       8      
Green-winged Teal 24       4      
Redhead 22       1      
Ring-necked Duck 15       2      
Greater Scaup 2       1      
Lesser Scaup 349       5      
Long-tailed Duck 1       1      
Hooded Merganser 31       4      
Red-breasted Merganser 8       1      
Common Loon 8       1      
Pied-billed Grebe 214       10      
Wood Stork 86       9      
Double-crested Cormorant 67       9      
Anhinga 65       8      
American White Pelican 502       6      
Brown Pelican 187       9      
American Bittern 3       2      
Great Blue Heron 114       10      
Great Egret 197       10      
Snowy Egret 326       10      
Little Blue Heron 57       10      
Tricolored Heron 128       10      
Reddish Egret 10       5      
Cattle Egret 24       3      
Green Heron 2       2      
White Ibis 374       10      
Glossy Ibis 154       7      
Roseate Spoonbill 102       10      
Black Vulture 160       8      
Turkey Vulture 175       10      
Osprey 65       9      
Bald Eagle 11       7      
Northern Harrier 5       5      
Cooper's Hawk 2       1      
Red-shouldered Hawk 8       2      
Red-tailed Hawk 2       2      
Crested Caracara 1       1      
American Kestrel 1       1      
Peregrine Falcon 1       1      
American Coot 3,594       9      
Sandhill Crane 21       1      
Black-bellied Plover 7       1      
Wilson's Plover 4       1      
Semipalmated Plover 20       1      
Killdeer 19       6      
Black-necked Stilt 5       2      
American Avocet 163       6      
Greater Yellowlegs 20       5      
Willet 7       2      
Lesser Yellowlegs 36       5      
Ruddy Turnstone 21       2      
Least Sandpiper 78       2      
Dunlin 28       2      
Wilson's Snipe 3       3      
Laughing Gull 24       5      
Ring-billed Gull 683       9      
Herring Gull 1       1      
Great Black-backed Gull 70       6      
Caspian Tern 2       2      
Forster's Tern 8       1      
Royal Tern 10       4      
Black Skimmer 102       6      
Rock Pigeon 42       1      
Mourning Dove 25       4      
Common Ground-Dove 8       3      
Great Horned Owl 2       2      
Belted Kingfisher 36       11      
Northern Flicker 1       1      
Pileated Woodpecker 1       1      
Eastern Phoebe 1       1      
Western Kingbird 1       1      
White-eyed Vireo 1       1      
Florida Scrub-Jay 2       1      
American Crow 9       2      
Fish Crow 22       2      
Tree Swallow 321       5      
Carolina Wren 1       1      
Sedge Wren 1       1      
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1       1      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1       1      
American Robin 37       4      
Gray Catbird 2       2      
Northern Mockingbird 5       3      
Common Yellowthroat 2       2      
Palm Warbler 7       2      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 30       5      
Eastern Towhee 5       1      
Chipping Sparrow 1       1      
Savannah Sparrow 25       2      
Saltmarsh Sparrow 10       1      
Swamp Sparrow 1       1      
Northern Cardinal 10       3      
Red-winged Blackbird 42       4      
Common Grackle 9       3      
Boat-tailed Grackle 41       5      
Brown-headed Cowbird 1       1      
American Goldfinch 1       1      
Total 11,524             

A total of 102 species were reported.

See a summary for Florida.

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