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

2009 Results: San Diego, 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
Brant 629       6      
Canada Goose 8       3      
Wood Duck 3       1      
Gadwall 156       6      
American Wigeon 1,253       8      
Mallard 133       15      
Blue-winged Teal 121       6      
Cinnamon Teal 78       4      
Northern Shoveler 154       6      
Northern Pintail 320       7      
Green-winged Teal 282       6      
Canvasback 3       1      
Redhead 247       2      
Ring-necked Duck 34       3      
Greater Scaup 19       3      
Lesser Scaup 253       6      
Surf Scoter 57       5      
Bufflehead 117       7      
Common Goldeneye 4       1      
Hooded Merganser 1       1      
Common Merganser 5       1      
Red-breasted Merganser 15       5      
Ruddy Duck 454       7      
California Quail 48       6      
Red-throated Loon 16       2      
Pacific Loon 10       2      
Common Loon 48       2      
Pied-billed Grebe 62       10      
Horned Grebe 18       3      
Eared Grebe 24       6      
Western Grebe 11       2      
Clark's Grebe 2       2      
Black-vented Shearwater 2       1      
Brandt's Cormorant 60       3      
Double-crested Cormorant 518       10      
Pelagic Cormorant 19       1      
American White Pelican 56       6      
Brown Pelican 245       11      
Great Blue Heron 38       10      
Great Egret 85       8      
Snowy Egret 84       10      
Little Blue Heron 12       5      
Reddish Egret 1       1      
Cattle Egret 2       1      
Green Heron 4       1      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 4       1      
Turkey Vulture 4       3      
Osprey 15       8      
White-tailed Kite 3       2      
Northern Harrier 2       1      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1       1      
Cooper's Hawk 14       14      
Red-shouldered Hawk 10       7      
Red-tailed Hawk 37       12      
American Kestrel 14       7      
Merlin 1       1      
Peregrine Falcon 3       2      
Clapper Rail 1       1      
American Coot 1,298       9      
Black-bellied Plover 238       5      
Pacific Golden-Plover 1       1      
Semipalmated Plover 18       2      
Killdeer 12       5      
Black-necked Stilt 16       2      
American Avocet 150       7      
Spotted Sandpiper 9       4      
Wandering Tattler 2       1      
Greater Yellowlegs 3       2      
Willet 173       11      
Whimbrel 11       7      
Long-billed Curlew 10       5      
Marbled Godwit 474       8      
Ruddy Turnstone 7       2      
Black Turnstone 11       1      
Surfbird 3       1      
Sanderling 91       1      
Western Sandpiper 729       5      
Least Sandpiper 36       4      
Dunlin 114       3      
Short-billed Dowitcher 37       3      
Long-billed Dowitcher 27       3      
Wilson's Snipe 28       1      
Red Phalarope 4       1      
Bonaparte's Gull 650       1      
Heermann's Gull 77       6      
Mew Gull 2       1      
Ring-billed Gull 688       12      
Western Gull 612       14      
California Gull 611       8      
Herring Gull 10       2      
Thayer's Gull 1       1      
Glaucous-winged Gull 13       6      
Caspian Tern 4       3      
Forster's Tern 51       5      
Royal Tern 30       4      
Black Skimmer 342       2      
Rock Pigeon 656       12      
Mourning Dove 292       45      
Common Ground-Dove 7       2      
Mitred Parakeet 21       4      
Red-masked Parakeet 26       4      
Red-crowned Parrot 19       3      
Great Horned Owl 1       1      
Anna's Hummingbird 129       49      
Costa's Hummingbird 10       10      
Allen's Hummingbird 2       2      
Belted Kingfisher 9       5      
Nuttall's Woodpecker 7       7      
Downy Woodpecker 1       1      
Northern Flicker 2       2      
Hammond's Flycatcher 1       1      
Pacific-slope Flycatcher 2       1      
Black Phoebe 57       30      
Say's Phoebe 8       7      
Cassin's Kingbird 30       11      
Western Scrub-Jay 70       27      
American Crow 451       39      
Common Raven 51       17      
Horned Lark 21       3      
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 3       2      
Tree Swallow 2       1      
Oak Titmouse 1       1      
Bushtit 66       13      
White-breasted Nuthatch 1       1      
Bewick's Wren 19       15      
House Wren 5       5      
Marsh Wren 3       2      
California Gnatcatcher 1       1      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 6       6      
Wrentit 14       13      
Western Bluebird 19       5      
Hermit Thrush 4       4      
American Robin 2       1      
Northern Mockingbird 31       23      
California Thrasher 4       4      
European Starling 515       6      
American Pipit 1       1      
Cedar Waxwing 63       2      
Phainopepla 3       2      
Orange-crowned Warbler 15       6      
Nashville Warbler 1       1      
Common Yellowthroat 1       1      
Yellow Warbler 2       1      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 167       26      
Townsend's Warbler 5       5      
Spotted Towhee 20       14      
California Towhee 64       31      
Chipping Sparrow 16       2      
Vesper Sparrow 2       1      
Savannah Sparrow 26       4      
Fox Sparrow 2       1      
Song Sparrow 50       28      
Lincoln's Sparrow 9       7      
White-crowned Sparrow 416       37      
Golden-crowned Sparrow 1       1      
Dark-eyed Junco 21       8      
Red-winged Blackbird 78       6      
Brewer's Blackbird 38       3      
Great-tailed Grackle 14       2      
Brown-headed Cowbird 5       2      
Purple Finch 6       1      
House Finch 861       51      
Pine Siskin 7       2      
Lesser Goldfinch 390       35      
American Goldfinch 66       6      
House Sparrow 142       12      
Total 17,474             

A total of 166 species were reported.

See a summary for California.

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