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2012 Results: British Columbia

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See list of localities in British Columbia with reports.


Species [alphabetic]
[taxonomic]
Number of Birds   Number of Checklists
Reporting the Species
American Coot 2,829       63      
American Crow 1,749       202      
American Dipper 53       34      
American Goldfinch 1,358       146      
American Kestrel 34       13      
American Pipit 38       1      
American Robin 2,728       430      
American Three-toed Woodpecker 6       5      
American Tree Sparrow 69       11      
American Wigeon 8,170       148      
Anna's Hummingbird 657       351      
Bald Eagle 2,039       446      
Band-tailed Pigeon 87       19      
Barn Owl 2       2      
Barn Swallow 15       3      
Barred Owl 32       20      
Barrow's Goldeneye 570       51      
Belted Kingfisher 60       51      
Bewick's Wren 181       111      
Black Oystercatcher 136       33      
Black Scoter 204       11      
Black Turnstone 167       13      
Black-bellied Plover 496       6      
Black-billed Magpie 318       119      
Black-capped Chickadee 6,199       1,016      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 7       2      
Blue Jay 126       40      
Bohemian Waxwing 2,338       34      
Bonaparte's Gull 15       4      
Boreal Chickadee 25       12      
Brandt's Cormorant 125       15      
Brant 492       10      
Brewer's Blackbird 869       29      
Brown Creeper 177       127      
Brown-headed Cowbird 97       9      
Bufflehead 2,476       195      
Bushtit 3,103       223      
Cackling Goose 213       11      
California Gull 179       18      
California Quail 2,071       93      
Canada Goose 11,078       252      
Canvasback 80       14      
Cassin's Finch 14       7      
Cedar Waxwing 317       21      
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 2,657       573      
Chukar 84       4      
Cinnamon Teal 1       1      
Clark's Nutcracker 35       19      
Common Goldeneye 663       105      
Common Loon 95       39      
Common Merganser 648       145      
Common Murre 61       5      
Common Raven 4,841       568      
Common Redpoll 9,520       392      
Cooper's Hawk 83       80      
Dark-eyed Junco 11,630       1,092      
Double-crested Cormorant 587       97      
Downy Woodpecker 785       517      
Dunlin 36,142       9      
Eared Grebe 7       5      
Eurasian Collared-Dove 443       85      
Eurasian Wigeon 82       28      
European Starling 14,777       449      
Evening Grosbeak 2,198       123      
Fox Sparrow 783       335      
Gadwall 356       35      
Glaucous Gull 12       8      
Glaucous-winged Gull 20,300       288      
Golden Eagle 8       7      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 578       100      
Golden-crowned Sparrow 919       204      
Gray Jay 196       71      
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch 117       6      
Great Blue Heron 609       187      
Great Horned Owl 44       26      
Greater Scaup 1,852       29      
Greater White-fronted Goose 217       11      
Greater Yellowlegs 18       7      
Green-winged Teal 1,835       58      
Gyrfalcon 1       1      
Hairy Woodpecker 554       338      
Harlequin Duck 368       39      
Harris's Sparrow 2       1      
Hermit Thrush 15       10      
Herring Gull 707       57      
Hoary Redpoll 64       8      
Hooded Merganser 292       62      
Horned Grebe 149       43      
Horned Lark 2       1      
House Finch 4,029       676      
House Sparrow 3,083       407      
Hutton's Vireo 7       6      
Killdeer 62       14      
Lesser Black-backed Gull 3       2      
Lesser Scaup 1,008       46      
Lincoln's Sparrow 26       18      
Long-billed Curlew 1       1      
Long-billed Dowitcher 3       1      
Long-tailed Duck 128       11      
Mallard 19,698       349      
Marbled Godwit 2       1      
Marbled Murrelet 6       3      
Marsh Wren 55       24      
Merlin 41       40      
Mew Gull 4,578       63      
Mountain Chickadee 646       173      
Mourning Dove 351       61      
Mute Swan 64       9      
Northern Flicker 1,641       815      
Northern Goshawk 2       2      
Northern Harrier 59       24      
Northern Hawk Owl 4       4      
Northern Pintail 2,570       50      
Northern Pygmy-Owl 13       12      
Northern Saw-whet Owl 11       10      
Northern Shoveler 376       30      
Northern Shrike 23       22      
Northwestern Crow 24,787       521      
Orange-crowned Warbler 1       1      
Pacific Loon 35       16      
Pacific Wren 133       62      
Pelagic Cormorant 221       30      
Peregrine Falcon 23       14      
Pied-billed Grebe 56       31      
Pigeon Guillemot 51       9      
Pileated Woodpecker 270       196      
Pine Grosbeak 1,310       157      
Pine Siskin 16,149       644      
Purple Finch 619       134      
Pygmy Nuthatch 151       31      
Red Crossbill 132       17      
Red-breasted Merganser 366       47      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1,205       586      
Red-breasted Sapsucker 29       20      
Red-necked Grebe 26       16      
Red-tailed Hawk 288       131      
Red-throated Loon 18       5      
Red-winged Blackbird 3,887       259      
Redhead 777       6      
Rhinoceros Auklet 21       2      
Ring-billed Gull 631       31      
Ring-necked Duck 666       62      
Ring-necked Pheasant 24       7      
Rock Pigeon 3,051       169      
Rough-legged Hawk 8       6      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 86       38      
Ruddy Duck 70       6      
Ruffed Grouse 72       52      
Rusty Blackbird 6       2      
Sanderling 16       2      
Sandhill Crane 11       3      
Savannah Sparrow 41       9      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 67       63      
Sharp-tailed Grouse 10       2      
Short-eared Owl 5       4      
Sky Lark 3       1      
Snow Bunting 233       5      
Snow Goose 2,880       14      
Snowy Owl 174       8      
Song Sparrow 1,808       667      
Spotted Towhee 1,750       647      
Spruce Grouse 14       7      
Steller's Jay 1,164       404      
Surf Scoter 1,844       55      
Surfbird 196       3      
Swamp Sparrow 4       1      
Thayer's Gull 1,124       20      
Townsend's Solitaire 25       15      
Townsend's Warbler 8       8      
Tree Swallow 3       1      
Trumpeter Swan 5,510       114      
Tundra Swan 52       6      
Turkey Vulture 6       5      
Varied Thrush 779       381      
Virginia Rail 2       2      
Western Bluebird 25       7      
Western Grebe 28       10      
Western Gull 52       22      
Western Meadowlark 35       6      
Western Sandpiper 9       1      
Western Screech-Owl 2       2      
White-breasted Nuthatch 58       39      
White-crowned Sparrow 514       110      
White-throated Sparrow 18       14      
White-winged Crossbill 6       1      
White-winged Scoter 310       16      
Wild Turkey 31       5      
Willet 1       1      
Wilson's Snipe 7       3      
Wood Duck 468       41      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 17       12      
Total 280,305             

A total of 191 species were reported.

See list of localities in British Columbia with reports.

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