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2005 Results: Alaska

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

See list of localities in Alaska with reports.


Species [taxonomic]
[alphabetic]
Number of Birds   Number of Checklists
Reporting the Species
Emperor Goose 663       5      
Canada Goose 1,143       23      
Trumpeter Swan 10       2      
Tundra Swan 4       1      
Gadwall 102       10      
Eurasian Wigeon 3       2      
American Wigeon 178       10      
Mallard 4,295       70      
Northern Pintail 30       5      
Green-winged Teal 127       8      
Ring-necked Duck 16       4      
Greater Scaup 2,076       15      
Lesser Scaup 12       3      
Steller's Eider 203       5      
Common Eider 18       3      
Harlequin Duck 421       32      
Surf Scoter 835       30      
White-winged Scoter 546       14      
Black Scoter 319       14      
Long-tailed Duck 582       23      
Bufflehead 502       42      
Common Goldeneye 295       33      
Barrow's Goldeneye 908       57      
Hooded Merganser 8       2      
Common Merganser 866       36      
Red-breasted Merganser 435       40      
Ruffed Grouse 9       4      
Spruce Grouse 3       2      
Willow Ptarmigan 45       6      
Rock Ptarmigan 1       1      
White-tailed Ptarmigan 8       1      
Red-throated Loon 3       2      
Pacific Loon 96       11      
Common Loon 64       18      
Yellow-billed Loon 1       1      
Horned Grebe 155       22      
Red-necked Grebe 8       5      
Double-crested Cormorant 79       9      
Pelagic Cormorant 242       20      
Great Blue Heron 38       23      
Bald Eagle 2,081       136      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 9       8      
Northern Goshawk 3       3      
Merlin 1       1      
Peregrine Falcon 1       1      
Black Oystercatcher 290       7      
Black Turnstone 14       2      
Surfbird 40       1      
Sanderling 159       6      
Rock Sandpiper 313       6      
Dunlin 500       2      
Wilson's Snipe 2       1      
Black-legged Kittiwake 22       3      
Mew Gull 4,267       25      
Herring Gull 318       14      
Thayer's Gull 56       5      
Slaty-backed Gull 1       1      
Glaucous-winged Gull 7,597       66      
Glaucous Gull 39       4      
Common Murre 952       23      
Thick-billed Murre 3       1      
Pigeon Guillemot 209       11      
Marbled Murrelet 540       24      
Rock Pigeon 177       9      
Great Horned Owl 2       2      
Northern Pygmy-Owl 1       1      
Boreal Owl 1       1      
Northern Saw-whet Owl 1       1      
Belted Kingfisher 28       22      
Red-breasted Sapsucker 1       1      
Downy Woodpecker 51       35      
Hairy Woodpecker 48       41      
American Three-toed Woodpecker 3       1      
Black-backed Woodpecker 3       2      
Northern Shrike 11       9      
Gray Jay 100       34      
Steller's Jay 286       76      
Black-billed Magpie 700       140      
Northwestern Crow 3,233       83      
Common Raven 1,384       201      
Black-capped Chickadee 702       146      
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 314       59      
Boreal Chickadee 190       61      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 314       130      
Brown Creeper 11       10      
Pacific Wren 49       15      
American Dipper 13       6      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 90       13      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 5       4      
American Robin 64       8      
Varied Thrush 91       33      
European Starling 35       5      
Bohemian Waxwing 263       12      
Lapland Longspur 2       1      
Snow Bunting 183       12      
McKay's Bunting 47       6      
American Tree Sparrow 39       18      
Fox Sparrow 9       6      
Song Sparrow 91       35      
White-crowned Sparrow 4       2      
Golden-crowned Sparrow 15       6      
Dark-eyed Junco 884       99      
Rusty Blackbird 13       3      
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch 42       1      
Pine Grosbeak 304       52      
Red Crossbill 119       17      
White-winged Crossbill 319       32      
Common Redpoll 8,440       192      
Hoary Redpoll 29       9      
Pine Siskin 1,498       63      
Total 52,975             

A total of 110 species were reported.

See list of localities in Alaska with reports.

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