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2008 Results: Santa Cruz, 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 6       1      
Canada Goose 4       3      
Wood Duck 4       1      
Mallard 50       5      
Surf Scoter 140       6      
Bufflehead 27       4      
Common Goldeneye 2       2      
Red-breasted Merganser 8       2      
Ruddy Duck 6       1      
California Quail 2       1      
Red-throated Loon 13       3      
Pacific Loon 1       1      
Common Loon 2       2      
Pied-billed Grebe 8       3      
Horned Grebe 16       5      
Red-necked Grebe 2       2      
Eared Grebe 5       4      
Western Grebe 69       6      
Clark's Grebe 2       1      
Brandt's Cormorant 84       4      
Double-crested Cormorant 38       7      
Pelagic Cormorant 19       3      
Brown Pelican 17       4      
Great Blue Heron 11       5      
Great Egret 1       1      
Snowy Egret 1       1      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 7       2      
Turkey Vulture 2       1      
White-tailed Kite 2       1      
Northern Harrier 1       1      
Red-shouldered Hawk 1       1      
Red-tailed Hawk 8       4      
American Kestrel 1       1      
Merlin 1       1      
Peregrine Falcon 1       1      
Virginia Rail 1       1      
American Coot 25       3      
Black Oystercatcher 6       2      
Spotted Sandpiper 2       1      
Wandering Tattler 1       1      
Willet 13       5      
Whimbrel 1       1      
Marbled Godwit 3       3      
Black Turnstone 24       3      
Surfbird 74       2      
Sanderling 8       1      
Mew Gull 93       5      
Ring-billed Gull 1       1      
Western Gull 268       6      
California Gull 213       8      
Glaucous-winged Gull 100       5      
Forster's Tern 1       1      
Marbled Murrelet 1       1      
Rock Pigeon 179       7      
Eurasian Collared-Dove 10       2      
Mourning Dove 58       11      
Great Horned Owl 1       1      
Anna's Hummingbird 25       14      
Belted Kingfisher 1       1      
Acorn Woodpecker 2       1      
Nuttall's Woodpecker 1       1      
Downy Woodpecker 3       3      
Hairy Woodpecker 1       1      
Northern Flicker 4       1      
Black Phoebe 25       6      
Say's Phoebe 3       2      
Hutton's Vireo 2       2      
Steller's Jay 4       3      
Western Scrub-Jay 33       10      
American Crow 96       7      
Common Raven 4       2      
Barn Swallow 1       1      
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 88       9      
Oak Titmouse 8       6      
Bushtit 160       5      
Pygmy Nuthatch 8       1      
Bewick's Wren 12       4      
House Wren 2       2      
Marsh Wren 4       2      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 48       5      
Wrentit 16       2      
Hermit Thrush 3       2      
American Robin 136       4      
Northern Mockingbird 16       5      
California Thrasher 1       1      
European Starling 192       4      
Cedar Waxwing 265       7      
Orange-crowned Warbler 5       3      
Common Yellowthroat 8       2      
American Redstart 1       1      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 243       4      
Townsend's Warbler 18       4      
Spotted Towhee 2       2      
California Towhee 49       10      
Fox Sparrow 3       3      
Song Sparrow 27       5      
Lincoln's Sparrow 6       3      
White-throated Sparrow 1       1      
White-crowned Sparrow 121       12      
Golden-crowned Sparrow 84       7      
Dark-eyed Junco 20       5      
Red-winged Blackbird 188       4      
Western Meadowlark 9       3      
Brewer's Blackbird 242       6      
Brown-headed Cowbird 10       2      
Purple Finch 20       2      
House Finch 156       12      
Lesser Goldfinch 88       9      
American Goldfinch 293       9      
House Sparrow 54       9      
Total 4,457             

A total of 110 species were reported.

See a summary for California.

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