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2012 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
Glaucous-winged Gull 8,115       59      
Rock Sandpiper 5,255       12      
Mallard 3,650       70      
Common Redpoll 3,408       146      
Mew Gull 3,048       37      
Common Raven 2,476       270      
Northwestern Crow 2,162       67      
Dunlin 2,023       3      
Long-tailed Duck 1,717       46      
Bald Eagle 1,636       155      
Common Murre 1,633       34      
Pine Siskin 1,544       47      
Black-capped Chickadee 1,390       201      
Pine Grosbeak 1,300       118      
Greater Scaup 1,161       21      
Emperor Goose 1,104       9      
Barrow's Goldeneye 951       51      
Surf Scoter 942       31      
Canada Goose 880       21      
Black-billed Magpie 795       176      
White-winged Scoter 729       28      
Common Goldeneye 629       47      
Rock Pigeon 578       21      
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch 496       12      
Harlequin Duck 425       38      
Bufflehead 406       53      
Dark-eyed Junco 404       50      
Marbled Murrelet 385       29      
Black Scoter 307       10      
Boreal Chickadee 306       93      
Willow Ptarmigan 286       7      
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 242       46      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 231       109      
Red-breasted Merganser 225       35      
Common Merganser 216       47      
Pacific Loon 167       22      
Snow Bunting 167       12      
Gray Jay 157       63      
Pelagic Cormorant 153       28      
Steller's Eider 152       2      
European Starling 151       10      
Sanderling 150       1      
American Wigeon 140       13      
Bohemian Waxwing 126       4      
Common Loon 120       37      
Green-winged Teal 114       3      
Steller's Jay 114       44      
Downy Woodpecker 107       63      
Red-necked Grebe 88       23      
Common Eider 79       3      
Thayer's Gull 79       4      
Trumpeter Swan 79       11      
Hairy Woodpecker 72       49      
Horned Grebe 58       17      
Gadwall 53       4      
Pigeon Guillemot 50       10      
Song Sparrow 48       26      
Surfbird 47       1      
Red Crossbill 38       3      
Double-crested Cormorant 35       6      
White-crowned Sparrow 33       9      
American Tree Sparrow 30       5      
Hoary Redpoll 29       13      
Lesser Scaup 28       6      
McKay's Bunting 28       5      
Great Blue Heron 24       15      
Belted Kingfisher 23       16      
American Dipper 22       12      
Black-legged Kittiwake 21       2      
Northern Pintail 21       5      
Golden-crowned Sparrow 20       11      
Brant 18       3      
Hooded Merganser 16       2      
Ring-necked Duck 16       3      
Northern Hawk Owl 15       12      
Northern Goshawk 14       12      
Black Oystercatcher 13       4      
Black Turnstone 13       1      
White-winged Crossbill 13       4      
Spruce Grouse 12       8      
Great Horned Owl 11       8      
Brown Creeper 10       10      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 10       10      
Fox Sparrow 7       5      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 7       4      
Herring Gull 6       3      
Northern Shrike 6       6      
Red-throated Loon 6       2      
Yellow-billed Loon 6       3      
Glaucous Gull 5       4      
Boreal Owl 4       4      
Eurasian Collared-Dove 4       2      
Golden Eagle 4       1      
Northern Pygmy-Owl 4       4      
Northern Saw-whet Owl 4       3      
Ruffed Grouse 4       3      
American Coot 3       3      
American Robin 3       2      
American Three-toed Woodpecker 3       3      
Great Gray Owl 3       2      
Lincoln's Sparrow 3       3      
Pacific Wren 3       3      
Tufted Duck 3       1      
Merlin 2       2      
Northern Shoveler 2       1      
Rough-legged Hawk 2       2      
Brambling 1       1      
Eurasian Wigeon 1       1      
Peregrine Falcon 1       1      
Red-tailed Hawk 1       1      
Rock Ptarmigan 1       1      
Short-eared Owl 1       1      
Varied Thrush 1       1      
Total 54,140             

A total of 113 species were reported.

See list of localities in Alaska with reports.

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