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2006 Results: Alabama

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

See list of localities in Alabama with reports.


Species [taxonomic]
[alphabetic]
Number of Birds   Number of Checklists
Reporting the Species
Greater White-fronted Goose 4       1      
Snow Goose 11       3      
Canada Goose 588       52      
Tundra Swan 2       1      
Wood Duck 114       30      
Gadwall 13       3      
American Wigeon 66       5      
American Black Duck 21       4      
Mallard 444       54      
Mottled Duck 11       2      
Northern Shoveler 60       1      
Northern Pintail 45       4      
Canvasback 5       2      
Redhead 6       3      
Ring-necked Duck 327       15      
Lesser Scaup 65       3      
White-winged Scoter 3       1      
Long-tailed Duck 5       1      
Bufflehead 13       5      
Common Goldeneye 1       1      
Hooded Merganser 10       5      
Red-breasted Merganser 135       5      
Ruddy Duck 38       4      
Northern Bobwhite 40       6      
Wild Turkey 100       16      
Common Loon 155       20      
Pied-billed Grebe 39       15      
Masked Booby 9       1      
Northern Gannet 12       3      
Double-crested Cormorant 945       27      
Anhinga 6       4      
American White Pelican 12       1      
Brown Pelican 318       39      
American Bittern 1       1      
Least Bittern 3       1      
Great Blue Heron 210       91      
Great Egret 106       20      
Snowy Egret 86       8      
Little Blue Heron 2       2      
Tricolored Heron 1       1      
Reddish Egret 1       1      
Cattle Egret 1       1      
Green Heron 1       1      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1       1      
Black Vulture 189       31      
Turkey Vulture 255       52      
Osprey 24       14      
Bald Eagle 29       13      
Northern Harrier 14       9      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 18       11      
Cooper's Hawk 59       35      
Red-shouldered Hawk 48       40      
Red-tailed Hawk 374       154      
Rough-legged Hawk 8       6      
American Kestrel 32       21      
Merlin 2       2      
Peregrine Falcon 3       3      
American Coot 1,468       19      
Sandhill Crane 16       4      
Black-bellied Plover 8       1      
Killdeer 937       210      
American Oystercatcher 4       1      
American Avocet 4       1      
Spotted Sandpiper 3       1      
Greater Yellowlegs 13       2      
Willet 40       12      
Lesser Yellowlegs 3       1      
Long-billed Curlew 5       1      
Ruddy Turnstone 26       4      
Sanderling 212       17      
Least Sandpiper 5       3      
Pectoral Sandpiper 10       1      
Dunlin 7       1      
Long-billed Dowitcher 4       1      
Wilson's Snipe 26       8      
American Woodcock 27       13      
Bonaparte's Gull 24       4      
Laughing Gull 1,666       37      
Ring-billed Gull 1,206       38      
Herring Gull 499       17      
Lesser Black-backed Gull 2       1      
Common Tern 13       3      
Forster's Tern 58       8      
Royal Tern 148       8      
Sandwich Tern 8       1      
Rock Pigeon 2,047       299      
Eurasian Collared-Dove 317       67      
White-winged Dove 29       10      
Mourning Dove 5,026       831      
Common Ground-Dove 306       57      
Barn Owl 2       2      
Eastern Screech-Owl 3       3      
Great Horned Owl 24       17      
Barred Owl 20       16      
Short-eared Owl 1       1      
Chuck-will's-widow 6       1      
Eastern Whip-poor-will 2       2      
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 34       18      
Black-chinned Hummingbird 11       7      
Costa's Hummingbird 1       1      
Rufous Hummingbird 18       9      
Allen's Hummingbird 1       1      
Belted Kingfisher 39       31      
Red-headed Woodpecker 62       44      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 498       321      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 80       63      
Downy Woodpecker 461       282      
Hairy Woodpecker 55       40      
Red-cockaded Woodpecker 1       1      
Northern Flicker 140       80      
Pileated Woodpecker 67       54      
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1       1      
Eastern Phoebe 51       36      
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 1       1      
Loggerhead Shrike 33       14      
White-eyed Vireo 2       2      
Blue-headed Vireo 9       4      
Blue Jay 1,746       639      
American Crow 6,379       689      
Fish Crow 128       11      
Horned Lark 4       1      
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 44       17      
Purple Martin 1,193       157      
Tree Swallow 664       155      
Carolina Chickadee 2,676       742      
Tufted Titmouse 1,444       578      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 14       9      
White-breasted Nuthatch 564       261      
Brown-headed Nuthatch 549       187      
Brown Creeper 22       15      
Carolina Wren 735       372      
House Wren 301       97      
Winter Wren 53       21      
Sedge Wren 4       2      
Marsh Wren 4       2      
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 12       7      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 35       17      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 88       44      
Eastern Bluebird 573       196      
Hermit Thrush 19       16      
American Robin 5,711       601      
Gray Catbird 42       17      
Northern Mockingbird 1,371       512      
Brown Thrasher 188       128      
European Starling 11,652       248      
American Pipit 198       9      
Cedar Waxwing 513       37      
Black-and-white Warbler 11       4      
Orange-crowned Warbler 9       7      
Common Yellowthroat 19       9      
Palm Warbler 10       5      
Pine Warbler 225       115      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 447       96      
Yellow-throated Warbler 6       5      
Eastern Towhee 352       190      
Bachman's Sparrow 8       5      
Chipping Sparrow 4,219       323      
Clay-colored Sparrow 8       3      
Field Sparrow 462       98      
Vesper Sparrow 17       5      
Lark Sparrow 6       5      
Lark Bunting 2       1      
Savannah Sparrow 245       24      
Grasshopper Sparrow 32       9      
Henslow's Sparrow 1       1      
Le Conte's Sparrow 1       1      
Nelson's Sparrow 1       1      
Seaside Sparrow 4       2      
Fox Sparrow 94       39      
Song Sparrow 693       188      
Lincoln's Sparrow 11       4      
Swamp Sparrow 177       17      
White-throated Sparrow 1,366       260      
White-crowned Sparrow 234       43      
Dark-eyed Junco 1,142       225      
Summer Tanager 4       4      
Scarlet Tanager 2       2      
Northern Cardinal 5,066       965      
Indigo Bunting 15       5      
Painted Bunting 4       4      
Dickcissel 1       1      
Red-winged Blackbird 71,236       247      
Eastern Meadowlark 198       23      
Rusty Blackbird 1,080       25      
Brewer's Blackbird 630       27      
Common Grackle 19,692       122      
Boat-tailed Grackle 55       3      
Brown-headed Cowbird 2,027       115      
Baltimore Oriole 23       11      
Purple Finch 990       218      
House Finch 1,750       298      
Red Crossbill 10       1      
Pine Siskin 114       24      
American Goldfinch 10,481       537      
House Sparrow 2,233       157      
Total 183,220             

A total of 195 species were reported.

See list of localities in Alabama with reports.

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