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2002 Results: Palo Alto, California

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 2       1      
Gadwall 14       1      
Mallard 128       5      
Cinnamon Teal 11       1      
Northern Shoveler 16       2      
Green-winged Teal 10       2      
Canvasback 33       2      
Greater Scaup 3       2      
Lesser Scaup 2       1      
Bufflehead 2       2      
Ruddy Duck 43       2      
California Quail 35       1      
Pied-billed Grebe 5       1      
Brown Pelican 1       1      
Great Egret 2       2      
Snowy Egret 1       1      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 3       1      
Turkey Vulture 2       1      
White-tailed Kite 4       2      
Northern Harrier 3       2      
Cooper's Hawk 1       1      
Red-shouldered Hawk 2       1      
Red-tailed Hawk 9       3      
American Kestrel 1       1      
American Coot 63       2      
Killdeer 14       1      
Black-necked Stilt 3       1      
American Avocet 215       1      
Greater Yellowlegs 1       1      
Willet 170       1      
Long-billed Curlew 9       1      
Marbled Godwit 40       1      
Western Sandpiper 125       1      
Ring-billed Gull 100       1      
California Gull 32       2      
Rock Pigeon 14       2      
Mourning Dove 122       12      
Red-masked Parakeet 32       1      
Anna's Hummingbird 33       9      
Acorn Woodpecker 4       2      
Nuttall's Woodpecker 6       2      
Downy Woodpecker 2       1      
Hairy Woodpecker 1       1      
Northern Flicker 3       2      
Black Phoebe 16       6      
Steller's Jay 7       3      
Western Scrub-Jay 34       9      
American Crow 26       7      
Common Raven 4       2      
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 28       5      
Oak Titmouse 10       7      
Bushtit 73       6      
White-breasted Nuthatch 1       1      
Bewick's Wren 12       3      
House Wren 1       1      
Pacific Wren 1       1      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2       1      
Wrentit 1       1      
Western Bluebird 4       1      
Hermit Thrush 3       3      
American Robin 405       10      
Northern Mockingbird 5       2      
California Thrasher 2       2      
American Pipit 25       1      
Cedar Waxwing 50       1      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 39       4      
Spotted Towhee 4       2      
California Towhee 16       8      
Savannah Sparrow 2       1      
Fox Sparrow 3       2      
Song Sparrow 16       3      
White-crowned Sparrow 79       9      
Golden-crowned Sparrow 15       3      
Dark-eyed Junco 18       4      
Red-winged Blackbird 31       2      
Western Meadowlark 35       2      
House Finch 142       8      
Lesser Goldfinch 92       6      
American Goldfinch 63       3      
House Sparrow 49       4      
Total 2,636             

A total of 80 species were reported.

See a summary for California.

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