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2008 Results: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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 165       7      
Mute Swan 1       1      
Gadwall 1       1      
American Black Duck 3       1      
Mallard 64       4      
Ring-necked Duck 14       1      
Double-crested Cormorant 3       2      
Black Vulture 3       1      
Turkey Vulture 8       5      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1       1      
Cooper's Hawk 4       3      
Red-tailed Hawk 11       8      
American Kestrel 2       2      
Merlin 1       1      
Peregrine Falcon 3       3      
American Coot 41       1      
Killdeer 2       1      
Ring-billed Gull 487       5      
Herring Gull 29       3      
Rock Pigeon 151       15      
Mourning Dove 143       31      
Belted Kingfisher 3       2      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 17       9      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1       1      
Downy Woodpecker 26       14      
Hairy Woodpecker 14       6      
Northern Flicker 7       3      
Pileated Woodpecker 1       1      
Blue Jay 31       10      
American Crow 22       9      
Carolina Chickadee 57       17      
Black-capped Chickadee 46       13      
Tufted Titmouse 45       11      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1       1      
White-breasted Nuthatch 23       11      
Brown Creeper 1       1      
Carolina Wren 24       15      
Winter Wren 1       1      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 7       7      
Eastern Bluebird 6       1      
American Robin 155       10      
Gray Catbird 1       1      
Northern Mockingbird 4       4      
European Starling 401       19      
Cedar Waxwing 2       1      
Eastern Towhee 1       1      
American Tree Sparrow 33       5      
Field Sparrow 9       2      
Fox Sparrow 1       1      
Song Sparrow 69       17      
White-throated Sparrow 48       16      
White-crowned Sparrow 12       1      
Dark-eyed Junco 122       30      
Northern Cardinal 89       38      
Red-winged Blackbird 14       5      
Common Grackle 7       3      
Brown-headed Cowbird 3       2      
Baltimore Oriole 1       1      
Purple Finch 3       2      
House Finch 113       21      
American Goldfinch 50       16      
House Sparrow 602       41      
Total 3,210             

A total of 62 species were reported.

See a summary for Pennsylvania.

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