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2004 Results: Nova Scotia

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See list of localities in Nova Scotia with reports.


Species [taxonomic]
[alphabetic]
Number of Birds   Number of Checklists
Reporting the Species
Snow Goose 1       1      
Brant 523       1      
Canada Goose 1,047       7      
Gadwall 1       1      
American Wigeon 16       3      
American Black Duck 2,220       45      
Mallard 620       24      
Northern Pintail 6       4      
Tufted Duck 1       1      
Greater Scaup 184       4      
Lesser Scaup 5       2      
Common Eider 1,741       11      
Harlequin Duck 9       3      
Surf Scoter 45       6      
White-winged Scoter 63       4      
Black Scoter 1,625       4      
Long-tailed Duck 90       7      
Bufflehead 203       19      
Common Goldeneye 196       19      
Hooded Merganser 25       4      
Common Merganser 63       10      
Red-breasted Merganser 97       17      
Ring-necked Pheasant 147       34      
Ruffed Grouse 11       4      
Red-throated Loon 1       1      
Common Loon 71       17      
Horned Grebe 30       8      
Red-necked Grebe 12       4      
Double-crested Cormorant 2       1      
Great Cormorant 38       5      
Turkey Vulture 2       1      
Bald Eagle 76       32      
Northern Harrier 1       1      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 6       6      
Broad-winged Hawk 1       1      
Red-tailed Hawk 24       14      
Rough-legged Hawk 5       4      
American Kestrel 1       1      
Merlin 1       1      
Peregrine Falcon 1       1      
Sanderling 30       1      
Purple Sandpiper 32       2      
Dunlin 61       1      
Black-legged Kittiwake 1       1      
Bonaparte's Gull 3       3      
Black-headed Gull 57       8      
Ring-billed Gull 40       6      
Herring Gull 1,393       94      
Iceland Gull 41       9      
Glaucous Gull 8       4      
Great Black-backed Gull 812       35      
Dovekie 3       3      
Common Murre 1       1      
Thick-billed Murre 9       2      
Razorbill 7       1      
Black Guillemot 33       6      
Rock Pigeon 525       69      
Mourning Dove 1,152       91      
Great Horned Owl 1       1      
Snowy Owl 4       1      
Barred Owl 9       9      
Short-eared Owl 2       2      
Downy Woodpecker 148       95      
Hairy Woodpecker 66       53      
Northern Flicker 34       27      
Pileated Woodpecker 13       12      
Northern Shrike 3       3      
Gray Jay 10       6      
Blue Jay 778       139      
American Crow 1,201       154      
Common Raven 113       35      
Horned Lark 28       3      
Black-capped Chickadee 994       183      
Boreal Chickadee 11       4      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 154       85      
White-breasted Nuthatch 41       29      
Brown Creeper 5       4      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 17       4      
American Robin 489       23      
Northern Mockingbird 2       2      
European Starling 1,562       112      
Bohemian Waxwing 755       16      
Cedar Waxwing 216       12      
Lapland Longspur 18       2      
Snow Bunting 115       5      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 23       3      
American Tree Sparrow 225       36      
Fox Sparrow 1       1      
Song Sparrow 106       30      
Swamp Sparrow 1       1      
White-throated Sparrow 126       35      
White-crowned Sparrow 1       1      
Dark-eyed Junco 629       101      
Northern Cardinal 9       2      
Dickcissel 1       1      
Red-winged Blackbird 14       9      
Rusty Blackbird 2       2      
Common Grackle 28       5      
Brown-headed Cowbird 7       2      
Purple Finch 109       28      
White-winged Crossbill 2       1      
Common Redpoll 3,343       110      
Pine Siskin 421       33      
American Goldfinch 1,010       94      
Evening Grosbeak 563       37      
House Sparrow 398       38      
Total 27,227             

A total of 106 species were reported.

See list of localities in Nova Scotia with reports.

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