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2008 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 10       7      
Ross's Goose 2       2      
Canada Goose 867       118      
Wood Duck 183       34      
Gadwall 378       8      
American Wigeon 1       1      
American Black Duck 20       3      
Mallard 507       41      
Mottled Duck 4       1      
Blue-winged Teal 5       2      
Northern Shoveler 85       3      
Northern Pintail 8       1      
Green-winged Teal 6       1      
Canvasback 1       1      
Redhead 3       2      
Ring-necked Duck 447       18      
Greater Scaup 2       1      
Lesser Scaup 587       7      
Bufflehead 62       9      
Common Goldeneye 17       4      
Hooded Merganser 188       8      
Red-breasted Merganser 65       3      
Ruddy Duck 602       3      
Northern Bobwhite 10       2      
Wild Turkey 142       16      
Pacific Loon 1       1      
Common Loon 86       19      
Pied-billed Grebe 278       24      
Horned Grebe 217       3      
Northern Gannet 54       7      
Double-crested Cormorant 2,307       35      
Anhinga 11       8      
American White Pelican 170       4      
Brown Pelican 371       28      
American Bittern 1       1      
Great Blue Heron 451       124      
Great Egret 208       25      
Snowy Egret 29       5      
Little Blue Heron 4       4      
Tricolored Heron 5       3      
Reddish Egret 2       1      
Cattle Egret 3       1      
Green Heron 7       5      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 9       3      
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 7       3      
White Ibis 3       3      
Black Vulture 358       52      
Turkey Vulture 567       107      
Osprey 44       19      
Bald Eagle 10       10      
Northern Harrier 17       12      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 34       27      
Cooper's Hawk 65       53      
Red-shouldered Hawk 126       80      
Red-tailed Hawk 223       133      
American Kestrel 86       43      
Merlin 4       3      
Peregrine Falcon 4       4      
American Coot 3,302       22      
Sandhill Crane 15       2      
Black-bellied Plover 8       1      
Semipalmated Plover 6       1      
Piping Plover 12       1      
Killdeer 255       65      
American Oystercatcher 4       1      
Greater Yellowlegs 9       7      
Willet 25       11      
Ruddy Turnstone 3       1      
Sanderling 142       13      
Western Sandpiper 72       1      
Least Sandpiper 19       2      
Dunlin 51       3      
Short-billed Dowitcher 8       1      
Wilson's Snipe 186       11      
American Woodcock 2       2      
Bonaparte's Gull 263       9      
Laughing Gull 655       23      
Ring-billed Gull 1,591       33      
Herring Gull 219       13      
Glaucous Gull 1       1      
Great Black-backed Gull 3       1      
Caspian Tern 1       1      
Common Tern 2       1      
Forster's Tern 92       16      
Royal Tern 119       11      
Rock Pigeon 854       59      
Eurasian Collared-Dove 259       55      
White-winged Dove 11       3      
Mourning Dove 4,171       770      
Common Ground-Dove 30       9      
Barn Owl 2       2      
Eastern Screech-Owl 4       4      
Great Horned Owl 8       8      
Barred Owl 18       13      
Northern Saw-whet Owl 1       1      
Rufous Hummingbird 5       5      
Buff-bellied Hummingbird 1       1      
Belted Kingfisher 79       59      
Red-headed Woodpecker 103       73      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 568       409      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 131       106      
Downy Woodpecker 666       422      
Hairy Woodpecker 84       65      
Northern Flicker 135       80      
Pileated Woodpecker 74       57      
Eastern Phoebe 124       81      
Loggerhead Shrike 22       6      
White-eyed Vireo 3       2      
Blue-headed Vireo 4       4      
Blue Jay 1,299       467      
American Crow 2,058       407      
Fish Crow 108       10      
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 23       14      
Purple Martin 86       27      
Tree Swallow 2       1      
Carolina Chickadee 2,141       720      
Tufted Titmouse 1,511       580      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 86       60      
White-breasted Nuthatch 506       279      
Brown-headed Nuthatch 395       213      
Brown Creeper 20       16      
Carolina Wren 701       398      
House Wren 145       88      
Winter Wren 10       5      
Sedge Wren 12       3      
Marsh Wren 1       1      
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 18       7      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 11       5      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 101       63      
Eastern Bluebird 1,011       295      
Hermit Thrush 40       28      
American Robin 13,803       461      
Gray Catbird 15       10      
Northern Mockingbird 933       447      
Brown Thrasher 187       131      
European Starling 5,516       100      
American Pipit 529       8      
Cedar Waxwing 2,114       104      
Black-and-white Warbler 1       1      
Orange-crowned Warbler 8       8      
Common Yellowthroat 8       5      
Palm Warbler 30       12      
Pine Warbler 399       138      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 718       156      
Yellow-throated Warbler 1       1      
Eastern Towhee 452       222      
Bachman's Sparrow 5       1      
Chipping Sparrow 3,185       290      
Field Sparrow 570       86      
Vesper Sparrow 51       7      
Savannah Sparrow 156       20      
Grasshopper Sparrow 2       2      
Fox Sparrow 44       23      
Song Sparrow 647       146      
Swamp Sparrow 38       21      
White-throated Sparrow 1,048       252      
White-crowned Sparrow 150       38      
Dark-eyed Junco 1,435       329      
Northern Cardinal 4,361       883      
Red-winged Blackbird 12,986       292      
Eastern Meadowlark 150       17      
Rusty Blackbird 163       10      
Brewer's Blackbird 560       29      
Common Grackle 22,684       193      
Boat-tailed Grackle 5       2      
Brown-headed Cowbird 2,381       122      
Purple Finch 1,294       294      
House Finch 2,796       495      
Pine Siskin 403       69      
American Goldfinch 11,437       623      
Evening Grosbeak 13       6      
House Sparrow 1,051       209      
Total 127,004             

A total of 173 species were reported.

See list of localities in Alabama with reports.

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