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2008 Results: British Columbia

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See list of localities in British Columbia with reports.


Species [taxonomic]
[alphabetic]
Number of Birds   Number of Checklists
Reporting the Species
Snow Goose 2,727       8      
Brant 357       5      
Cackling Goose 245       1      
Canada Goose 4,686       148      
Mute Swan 30       7      
Trumpeter Swan 2,121       49      
Tundra Swan 4       2      
Wood Duck 160       14      
Gadwall 183       25      
Eurasian Wigeon 215       17      
American Wigeon 3,436       89      
American Black Duck 6       1      
Mallard 10,501       221      
Cinnamon Teal 2       1      
Northern Shoveler 141       16      
Northern Pintail 981       32      
Green-winged Teal 728       50      
Canvasback 75       7      
Redhead 2       2      
Ring-necked Duck 202       27      
Greater Scaup 214       17      
Lesser Scaup 240       27      
Harlequin Duck 210       30      
Surf Scoter 606       33      
White-winged Scoter 213       11      
Black Scoter 587       8      
Long-tailed Duck 57       3      
Bufflehead 1,603       148      
Common Goldeneye 689       84      
Barrow's Goldeneye 533       44      
Hooded Merganser 166       52      
Common Merganser 379       93      
Red-breasted Merganser 189       46      
Ruddy Duck 9       4      
California Quail 1,043       55      
Ring-necked Pheasant 66       27      
Ruffed Grouse 55       27      
Spruce Grouse 1       1      
Dusky Grouse 1       1      
Sharp-tailed Grouse 9       3      
Wild Turkey 26       4      
Red-throated Loon 5       5      
Pacific Loon 841       26      
Common Loon 123       47      
Pied-billed Grebe 36       18      
Horned Grebe 108       26      
Red-necked Grebe 15       11      
Eared Grebe 5       3      
Western Grebe 42       8      
Clark's Grebe 2       2      
Brandt's Cormorant 15       1      
Double-crested Cormorant 333       66      
Pelagic Cormorant 207       34      
American Bittern 1       1      
Great Blue Heron 314       126      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 18       5      
Turkey Vulture 5       2      
Bald Eagle 1,262       336      
Northern Harrier 24       19      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 19       17      
Cooper's Hawk 31       28      
Northern Goshawk 16       10      
Red-tailed Hawk 175       93      
Rough-legged Hawk 4       3      
Golden Eagle 12       5      
American Kestrel 13       10      
Merlin 21       18      
Peregrine Falcon 3       3      
Virginia Rail 2       1      
American Coot 698       43      
Sandhill Crane 10       3      
Black-bellied Plover 42       2      
Killdeer 46       27      
Black Oystercatcher 93       20      
Spotted Sandpiper 10       1      
Greater Yellowlegs 3       1      
Willet 1       1      
Black Turnstone 251       13      
Western Sandpiper 10       1      
Dunlin 5,628       7      
Long-billed Dowitcher 6       2      
Bonaparte's Gull 13       2      
Mew Gull 839       49      
Ring-billed Gull 54       6      
Western Gull 105       15      
California Gull 267       17      
Herring Gull 531       38      
Thayer's Gull 172       13      
Glaucous-winged Gull 5,125       171      
Glaucous Gull 19       8      
Common Murre 160       4      
Pigeon Guillemot 7       3      
Marbled Murrelet 17       7      
Rhinoceros Auklet 1       1      
Rock Pigeon 1,517       90      
Band-tailed Pigeon 58       11      
Eurasian Collared-Dove 10       3      
Mourning Dove 163       22      
Barn Owl 3       3      
Great Horned Owl 23       16      
Northern Pygmy-Owl 18       18      
Barred Owl 13       11      
Short-eared Owl 8       5      
Northern Saw-whet Owl 7       7      
Anna's Hummingbird 200       101      
Rufous Hummingbird 3       3      
Belted Kingfisher 27       24      
Red-breasted Sapsucker 15       14      
Downy Woodpecker 509       327      
Hairy Woodpecker 240       167      
American Three-toed Woodpecker 2       2      
Black-backed Woodpecker 2       2      
Northern Flicker 996       436      
Pileated Woodpecker 198       139      
Say's Phoebe 2       1      
Northern Shrike 3       2      
Hutton's Vireo 7       7      
Gray Jay 69       23      
Steller's Jay 818       290      
Blue Jay 83       32      
Black-billed Magpie 213       58      
Clark's Nutcracker 33       11      
American Crow 1,120       127      
Northwestern Crow 10,708       379      
Common Raven 1,539       296      
Sky Lark 29       3      
Tree Swallow 1       1      
Violet-green Swallow 4       1      
Black-capped Chickadee 3,953       615      
Mountain Chickadee 215       64      
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 1,002       227      
Boreal Chickadee 1       1      
Bushtit 1,950       139      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 913       370      
White-breasted Nuthatch 36       20      
Pygmy Nuthatch 124       18      
Brown Creeper 74       56      
Bewick's Wren 91       57      
Pacific Wren 137       58      
Marsh Wren 44       17      
American Dipper 42       24      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 419       87      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 80       36      
Mountain Bluebird 2       1      
Townsend's Solitaire 9       8      
Hermit Thrush 12       8      
American Robin 1,597       249      
Varied Thrush 272       148      
Gray Catbird 2       2      
European Starling 4,740       312      
Bohemian Waxwing 1,989       22      
Cedar Waxwing 664       9      
Snow Bunting 29       2      
Orange-crowned Warbler 5       5      
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1       1      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 50       6      
Townsend's Warbler 4       4      
Spotted Towhee 962       362      
American Tree Sparrow 22       6      
Savannah Sparrow 5       3      
Fox Sparrow 295       149      
Song Sparrow 983       372      
Lincoln's Sparrow 2       2      
Swamp Sparrow 2       1      
White-throated Sparrow 17       9      
Harris's Sparrow 4       3      
White-crowned Sparrow 176       52      
Golden-crowned Sparrow 464       113      
Dark-eyed Junco 6,320       632      
Red-winged Blackbird 2,075       155      
Western Meadowlark 18       3      
Rusty Blackbird 20       1      
Brewer's Blackbird 95       13      
Brown-headed Cowbird 4       4      
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch 477       14      
Pine Grosbeak 682       70      
Purple Finch 382       109      
Cassin's Finch 24       8      
House Finch 2,074       361      
Red Crossbill 329       54      
White-winged Crossbill 229       20      
Common Redpoll 2,948       105      
Hoary Redpoll 72       15      
Pine Siskin 6,841       391      
American Goldfinch 709       81      
Evening Grosbeak 1,295       69      
House Sparrow 1,465       223      
Total 117,547             

A total of 187 species were reported.

See list of localities in British Columbia with reports.

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