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2005 Results: Nova Scotia

Other years: 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

See list of localities in Nova Scotia with reports.


Species [taxonomic]
[alphabetic]
Number of Birds   Number of Checklists
Reporting the Species
Brant 7       1      
Canada Goose 2,701       6      
American Black Duck 927       28      
Mallard 286       16      
Northern Pintail 6       2      
Greater Scaup 55       1      
Common Eider 468       12      
Harlequin Duck 4       2      
Surf Scoter 41       3      
White-winged Scoter 14       1      
Black Scoter 25       2      
Long-tailed Duck 80       4      
Bufflehead 54       14      
Common Goldeneye 136       13      
Barrow's Goldeneye 5       2      
Hooded Merganser 2       1      
Common Merganser 64       9      
Red-breasted Merganser 124       14      
Ring-necked Pheasant 60       26      
Ruffed Grouse 5       3      
Spruce Grouse 5       5      
Red-throated Loon 1       1      
Common Loon 52       17      
Horned Grebe 10       4      
Red-necked Grebe 5       2      
Double-crested Cormorant 2       1      
Great Cormorant 43       5      
Bald Eagle 82       21      
Northern Harrier 2       2      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 8       8      
Red-tailed Hawk 27       14      
Rough-legged Hawk 1       1      
Merlin 2       2      
Peregrine Falcon 1       1      
Sanderling 35       1      
Purple Sandpiper 30       1      
Dunlin 20       1      
Ring-billed Gull 18       4      
Herring Gull 1,572       61      
Iceland Gull 9       2      
Glaucous Gull 4       2      
Great Black-backed Gull 827       26      
Thick-billed Murre 3       1      
Black Guillemot 21       7      
Rock Pigeon 519       58      
Mourning Dove 799       74      
Snowy Owl 3       1      
Barred Owl 2       2      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4       4      
Downy Woodpecker 112       66      
Hairy Woodpecker 82       52      
Black-backed Woodpecker 1       1      
Northern Flicker 18       13      
Pileated Woodpecker 8       8      
Gray Jay 2       2      
Blue Jay 496       91      
American Crow 849       119      
Common Raven 162       28      
Black-capped Chickadee 859       128      
Boreal Chickadee 10       4      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 85       39      
White-breasted Nuthatch 21       14      
Brown Creeper 3       3      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 4       2      
American Robin 30       17      
Brown Thrasher 4       4      
European Starling 1,674       80      
Bohemian Waxwing 25       1      
Cedar Waxwing 36       3      
Snow Bunting 35       2      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1       1      
Eastern Towhee 1       1      
American Tree Sparrow 113       28      
Chipping Sparrow 18       3      
Savannah Sparrow 2       2      
Fox Sparrow 1       1      
Song Sparrow 136       47      
White-throated Sparrow 125       35      
Dark-eyed Junco 625       98      
Northern Cardinal 6       1      
Red-winged Blackbird 121       5      
Common Grackle 124       7      
Brown-headed Cowbird 13       2      
Purple Finch 827       89      
Red Crossbill 4       1      
Common Redpoll 9       3      
Pine Siskin 237       38      
American Goldfinch 2,333       128      
Evening Grosbeak 265       16      
House Sparrow 155       26      
Total 18,803             

A total of 90 species were reported.

See list of localities in Nova Scotia with reports.

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