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2009 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 6,633       209      
Mute Swan 657       28      
Trumpeter Swan 193       18      
Tundra Swan 63       8      
Wood Duck 4       2      
Gadwall 23       6      
American Black Duck 289       43      
Mallard 8,644       161      
Northern Shoveler 4       1      
Northern Pintail 3       2      
Green-winged Teal 3       2      
Canvasback 750       10      
Redhead 205       15      
Ring-necked Duck 11       5      
Greater Scaup 1,681       15      
Lesser Scaup 220       15      
King Eider 4       4      
Harlequin Duck 5       2      
Surf Scoter 90       4      
White-winged Scoter 95       16      
Long-tailed Duck 1,780       41      
Bufflehead 777       57      
Common Goldeneye 2,257       87      
Hooded Merganser 95       20      
Common Merganser 1,521       66      
Red-breasted Merganser 250       26      
Ruddy Duck 8       2      
Ring-necked Pheasant 50       25      
Ruffed Grouse 134       79      
Spruce Grouse 2       1      
Sharp-tailed Grouse 14       5      
Wild Turkey 826       60      
Horned Grebe 12       5      
Red-necked Grebe 1       1      
Great Blue Heron 21       13      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 3       1      
Bald Eagle 115       52      
Northern Harrier 15       10      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 63       60      
Cooper's Hawk 96       89      
Northern Goshawk 9       9      
Red-shouldered Hawk 1       1      
Red-tailed Hawk 316       154      
Rough-legged Hawk 65       27      
American Kestrel 38       16      
Merlin 3       3      
Peregrine Falcon 8       7      
American Coot 10       5      
Bonaparte's Gull 45       3      
Ring-billed Gull 3,657       76      
Herring Gull 1,715       69      
Iceland Gull 3       3      
Glaucous Gull 6       4      
Great Black-backed Gull 46       17      
Rock Pigeon 3,806       228      
Mourning Dove 6,690       1,007      
Eastern Screech-Owl 8       7      
Great Horned Owl 12       10      
Snowy Owl 37       19      
Northern Hawk Owl 1       1      
Barred Owl 13       13      
Great Gray Owl 3       3      
Long-eared Owl 2       2      
Short-eared Owl 4       3      
Boreal Owl 3       1      
Northern Saw-whet Owl 4       2      
Belted Kingfisher 8       8      
Red-headed Woodpecker 4       4      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 192       161      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1       1      
Downy Woodpecker 1,747       1,013      
Hairy Woodpecker 1,136       673      
Northern Flicker 32       26      
Pileated Woodpecker 142       113      
Northern Shrike 19       18      
Gray Jay 217       84      
Blue Jay 4,279       981      
Black-billed Magpie 4       1      
American Crow 9,835       734      
Common Raven 1,348       258      
Horned Lark 255       35      
Black-capped Chickadee 9,747       1,591      
Boreal Chickadee 44       9      
Tufted Titmouse 48       24      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1,201       551      
White-breasted Nuthatch 1,042       574      
Brown Creeper 38       30      
Carolina Wren 27       24      
Winter Wren 17       7      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 32       7      
Eastern Bluebird 33       13      
American Robin 554       118      
Northern Mockingbird 17       14      
European Starling 8,910       557      
Bohemian Waxwing 737       14      
Cedar Waxwing 580       34      
Lapland Longspur 8       3      
Snow Bunting 1,378       44      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 5       4      
Eastern Towhee 3       3      
American Tree Sparrow 1,902       366      
Chipping Sparrow 2       1      
Field Sparrow 8       6      
Song Sparrow 209       75      
Swamp Sparrow 10       6      
White-throated Sparrow 117       57      
White-crowned Sparrow 33       22      
Dark-eyed Junco 4,613       819      
Northern Cardinal 2,667       928      
Red-winged Blackbird 20       13      
Rusty Blackbird 7       5      
Common Grackle 122       33      
Brown-headed Cowbird 358       51      
Pine Grosbeak 2,648       266      
Purple Finch 1,133       231      
House Finch 2,163       462      
Red Crossbill 14       2      
White-winged Crossbill 295       51      
Common Redpoll 22,120       886      
Hoary Redpoll 162       85      
Pine Siskin 12,558       809      
American Goldfinch 12,509       1,087      
Evening Grosbeak 719       69      
House Sparrow 8,072       719      
Total 160,223             

A total of 124 species were reported.

See list of localities in Ontario with reports.

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