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2005 Results: Ontario

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

See list of localities in Ontario with reports.


Species [taxonomic]
[alphabetic]
Number of Birds   Number of Checklists
Reporting the Species
Canada Goose 6,060       99      
Mute Swan 216       15      
Trumpeter Swan 47       4      
Tundra Swan 96       3      
Gadwall 3       1      
American Black Duck 679       29      
Mallard 5,325       76      
Canvasback 341       3      
Redhead 140       8      
Ring-necked Duck 11       2      
Greater Scaup 550       16      
Lesser Scaup 384       6      
Common Eider 1       1      
White-winged Scoter 199       4      
Black Scoter 36       3      
Long-tailed Duck 1,954       10      
Bufflehead 569       19      
Common Goldeneye 4,188       40      
Barrow's Goldeneye 5       2      
Hooded Merganser 27       7      
Common Merganser 1,178       33      
Red-breasted Merganser 85       12      
Gray Partridge 28       6      
Ring-necked Pheasant 28       7      
Ruffed Grouse 71       42      
Spruce Grouse 7       3      
Sharp-tailed Grouse 3       1      
Wild Turkey 493       39      
Great Blue Heron 4       4      
Bald Eagle 30       22      
Northern Harrier 8       7      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 71       60      
Cooper's Hawk 67       58      
Northern Goshawk 7       3      
Red-shouldered Hawk 8       7      
Red-tailed Hawk 177       90      
Rough-legged Hawk 17       9      
Golden Eagle 3       2      
American Kestrel 19       15      
Merlin 8       8      
Gyrfalcon 2       2      
Peregrine Falcon 9       5      
American Coot 1       1      
Ring-billed Gull 1,192       39      
Herring Gull 2,503       49      
Lesser Black-backed Gull 2       1      
Glaucous Gull 2       1      
Great Black-backed Gull 24       6      
Rock Pigeon 2,264       134      
Mourning Dove 4,876       660      
Eastern Screech-Owl 2       2      
Great Horned Owl 9       7      
Snowy Owl 7       3      
Northern Hawk Owl 2       2      
Barred Owl 31       29      
Great Gray Owl 180       50      
Short-eared Owl 1       1      
Boreal Owl 1       1      
Belted Kingfisher 3       3      
Red-headed Woodpecker 27       18      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 91       79      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2       2      
Downy Woodpecker 1,101       587      
Hairy Woodpecker 724       372      
Black-backed Woodpecker 5       4      
Northern Flicker 12       11      
Pileated Woodpecker 85       64      
Northern Shrike 26       21      
Gray Jay 58       26      
Blue Jay 3,114       610      
American Crow 2,653       391      
Common Raven 579       121      
Horned Lark 344       30      
Black-capped Chickadee 5,874       858      
Boreal Chickadee 21       5      
Tufted Titmouse 31       20      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 480       280      
White-breasted Nuthatch 739       426      
Brown Creeper 19       19      
Carolina Wren 27       18      
Winter Wren 10       5      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 2       1      
Eastern Bluebird 12       3      
American Robin 217       27      
Varied Thrush 1       1      
Northern Mockingbird 16       14      
European Starling 5,003       345      
Bohemian Waxwing 456       10      
Cedar Waxwing 419       15      
Lapland Longspur 12       1      
Snow Bunting 1,473       26      
Pine Warbler 2       2      
Eastern Towhee 3       3      
American Tree Sparrow 1,936       298      
Field Sparrow 89       18      
Fox Sparrow 4       4      
Song Sparrow 115       50      
White-throated Sparrow 121       47      
White-crowned Sparrow 61       19      
Dark-eyed Junco 4,021       539      
Northern Cardinal 1,862       568      
Red-winged Blackbird 28       9      
Rusty Blackbird 2       1      
Common Grackle 54       14      
Brown-headed Cowbird 202       28      
Pine Grosbeak 1,324       141      
Purple Finch 454       79      
House Finch 1,667       275      
Red Crossbill 9       2      
White-winged Crossbill 22       3      
Common Redpoll 9,107       287      
Hoary Redpoll 127       23      
Pine Siskin 688       69      
American Goldfinch 6,854       516      
Evening Grosbeak 646       45      
House Sparrow 6,319       409      
Total 93,604             

A total of 116 species were reported.

See list of localities in Ontario with reports.

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