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2012 Results: Ocean Springs, Mississippi

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 15       3      
Mottled Duck 2       1      
Lesser Scaup 1       1      
Bufflehead 21       4      
Hooded Merganser 44       9      
Red-breasted Merganser 45       4      
Common Loon 25       7      
Pied-billed Grebe 14       6      
Horned Grebe 69       4      
Double-crested Cormorant 119       8      
American White Pelican 38       1      
Brown Pelican 196       14      
Great Blue Heron 26       13      
Great Egret 218       13      
Snowy Egret 160       11      
Tricolored Heron 1       1      
Reddish Egret 1       1      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1       1      
Black Vulture 1       1      
Turkey Vulture 7       3      
Osprey 8       7      
Northern Harrier 5       4      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2       2      
Cooper's Hawk 2       2      
Bald Eagle 1       1      
Red-shouldered Hawk 4       3      
Red-tailed Hawk 4       3      
Clapper Rail 7       2      
Black-bellied Plover 8       5      
Semipalmated Plover 10       1      
American Oystercatcher 57       5      
Spotted Sandpiper 2       2      
Greater Yellowlegs 2       1      
Willet 91       7      
Ruddy Turnstone 49       5      
Sanderling 6       1      
Least Sandpiper 34       1      
Dunlin 12       2      
Bonaparte's Gull 23       2      
Laughing Gull 468       12      
Ring-billed Gull 36       5      
Herring Gull 5       3      
Caspian Tern 2       1      
Forster's Tern 36       6      
Royal Tern 86       6      
Sandwich Tern 3       2      
Rock Pigeon 43       3      
Eurasian Collared-Dove 6       4      
White-winged Dove 13       4      
Mourning Dove 300       45      
Common Ground-Dove 3       2      
Eastern Screech-Owl 1       1      
Black-chinned Hummingbird 2       2      
Belted Kingfisher 13       11      
Red-headed Woodpecker 2       1      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 52       26      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 11       7      
Downy Woodpecker 17       14      
Hairy Woodpecker 1       1      
Northern Flicker 14       8      
Pileated Woodpecker 7       7      
Eastern Phoebe 2       2      
Loggerhead Shrike 2       2      
White-eyed Vireo 2       1      
Blue-headed Vireo 2       2      
Blue Jay 123       38      
American Crow 27       4      
Fish Crow 50       6      
Purple Martin 20       6      
Tree Swallow 3       1      
Barn Swallow 1       1      
Carolina Chickadee 103       38      
Tufted Titmouse 81       28      
Brown-headed Nuthatch 9       6      
Brown Creeper 1       1      
House Wren 3       2      
Carolina Wren 32       19      
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1       1      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1       1      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 24       10      
Eastern Bluebird 33       14      
Hermit Thrush 3       2      
American Robin 146       6      
Gray Catbird 1       1      
Northern Mockingbird 43       28      
Brown Thrasher 18       9      
European Starling 80       3      
Cedar Waxwing 27       2      
Orange-crowned Warbler 8       5      
Pine Warbler 9       4      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 71       13      
Painted Redstart 1       1      
Eastern Towhee 21       4      
Chipping Sparrow 326       16      
Field Sparrow 13       2      
Savannah Sparrow 2       2      
Henslow's Sparrow 7       1      
Song Sparrow 10       6      
Swamp Sparrow 1       1      
White-throated Sparrow 36       9      
Dark-eyed Junco 12       4      
Northern Cardinal 288       54      
Red-winged Blackbird 318       25      
Common Grackle 15       5      
Boat-tailed Grackle 25       3      
Brown-headed Cowbird 56       6      
Purple Finch 5       2      
House Finch 61       20      
Pine Siskin 21       2      
American Goldfinch 458       32      
House Sparrow 95       13      
Total 5,149             

A total of 111 species were reported.

See a summary for Mississippi.

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