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2009 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 40       1      
Snow Goose 1,721       13      
Canada Goose 1,176       122      
Wood Duck 262       42      
Gadwall 189       10      
American Wigeon 25       7      
American Black Duck 12       5      
Mallard 400       54      
Mottled Duck 2       1      
Blue-winged Teal 9       3      
Northern Shoveler 90       12      
Northern Pintail 14       5      
Green-winged Teal 52       6      
Canvasback 9       4      
Redhead 9       4      
Ring-necked Duck 451       25      
Greater Scaup 13       4      
Lesser Scaup 204       13      
Bufflehead 154       17      
Common Goldeneye 12       4      
Hooded Merganser 63       15      
Red-breasted Merganser 46       9      
Ruddy Duck 27       7      
Northern Bobwhite 28       11      
Wild Turkey 161       28      
Common Loon 103       25      
Pied-billed Grebe 68       27      
Horned Grebe 20       4      
Northern Gannet 20       5      
Double-crested Cormorant 838       52      
Anhinga 5       4      
American White Pelican 30       6      
Brown Pelican 512       30      
American Bittern 1       1      
Great Blue Heron 442       121      
Great Egret 225       33      
Snowy Egret 23       4      
Little Blue Heron 6       3      
Tricolored Heron 4       2      
Reddish Egret 3       2      
Cattle Egret 9       2      
Green Heron 1       1      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 10       4      
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 9       3      
Black Vulture 307       65      
Turkey Vulture 449       123      
Osprey 29       16      
Bald Eagle 34       22      
Northern Harrier 18       11      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 39       28      
Cooper's Hawk 71       56      
Red-shouldered Hawk 169       104      
Broad-winged Hawk 1       1      
Red-tailed Hawk 260       153      
American Kestrel 78       50      
Merlin 10       6      
Peregrine Falcon 21       8      
Clapper Rail 1       1      
Sora 7       3      
American Coot 1,144       30      
Sandhill Crane 2,803       12      
Whooping Crane 3       1      
Black-bellied Plover 26       3      
Semipalmated Plover 100       1      
Piping Plover 27       2      
Killdeer 726       110      
American Oystercatcher 3       1      
Greater Yellowlegs 9       5      
Willet 46       11      
Lesser Yellowlegs 6       2      
Ruddy Turnstone 38       6      
Sanderling 334       15      
Western Sandpiper 10       1      
Least Sandpiper 10       4      
Pectoral Sandpiper 8       3      
Dunlin 311       5      
Short-billed Dowitcher 22       2      
Wilson's Snipe 73       15      
American Woodcock 16       5      
Bonaparte's Gull 655       13      
Laughing Gull 1,054       24      
Franklin's Gull 7       2      
Ring-billed Gull 2,318       43      
Herring Gull 247       23      
Great Black-backed Gull 2       2      
Caspian Tern 11       1      
Common Tern 6       3      
Forster's Tern 210       17      
Royal Tern 80       9      
Rock Pigeon 828       73      
Eurasian Collared-Dove 448       87      
White-winged Dove 109       5      
Mourning Dove 3,662       699      
Common Ground-Dove 57       19      
Barn Owl 5       5      
Eastern Screech-Owl 17       10      
Great Horned Owl 28       19      
Barred Owl 22       14      
Eastern Whip-poor-will 2       1      
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 5       5      
Rufous Hummingbird 6       6      
Belted Kingfisher 84       57      
Red-headed Woodpecker 139       88      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 474       315      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 101       79      
Downy Woodpecker 620       379      
Hairy Woodpecker 80       57      
Northern Flicker 103       68      
Pileated Woodpecker 81       63      
Eastern Phoebe 145       98      
Loggerhead Shrike 39       29      
Blue-headed Vireo 16       10      
Blue Jay 1,226       455      
American Crow 2,127       445      
Fish Crow 34       16      
Horned Lark 10       5      
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 10       4      
Purple Martin 61       23      
Tree Swallow 33       2      
Carolina Chickadee 1,560       560      
Tufted Titmouse 1,223       490      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 27       20      
White-breasted Nuthatch 389       237      
Brown-headed Nuthatch 340       182      
Brown Creeper 48       31      
Carolina Wren 684       346      
House Wren 80       53      
Winter Wren 25       18      
Sedge Wren 2       1      
Marsh Wren 3       2      
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 5       5      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 55       27      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 175       111      
Eastern Bluebird 1,114       334      
Hermit Thrush 22       16      
American Robin 4,625       435      
Gray Catbird 11       8      
Northern Mockingbird 1,037       454      
Brown Thrasher 247       159      
European Starling 2,091       117      
American Pipit 228       14      
Cedar Waxwing 4,385       136      
Lapland Longspur 9       3      
Black-and-white Warbler 1       1      
Orange-crowned Warbler 10       9      
Common Yellowthroat 13       8      
Palm Warbler 32       13      
Pine Warbler 305       133      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 778       180      
Yellow-throated Warbler 2       2      
Eastern Towhee 373       196      
Chipping Sparrow 2,943       251      
Field Sparrow 414       76      
Vesper Sparrow 91       13      
Savannah Sparrow 181       22      
Grasshopper Sparrow 4       3      
Fox Sparrow 23       13      
Song Sparrow 422       109      
Swamp Sparrow 55       20      
White-throated Sparrow 885       225      
White-crowned Sparrow 68       23      
Dark-eyed Junco 745       228      
Northern Cardinal 3,492       763      
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1       1      
Red-winged Blackbird 13,555       256      
Eastern Meadowlark 306       40      
Rusty Blackbird 157       23      
Brewer's Blackbird 360       29      
Common Grackle 14,810       174      
Boat-tailed Grackle 21       4      
Brown-headed Cowbird 1,823       112      
Hooded Oriole 1       1      
Baltimore Oriole 5       5      
Purple Finch 682       178      
House Finch 1,855       422      
Pine Siskin 4,362       176      
American Goldfinch 5,859       474      
Evening Grosbeak 9       4      
House Sparrow 1,050       184      
Total 103,947             

A total of 179 species were reported.

See list of localities in Alabama with reports.

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