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2010 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 115       2      
Snow Goose 451       2      
Ross's Goose 2       1      
Cackling Goose 2       1      
Canada Goose 1,134       112      
Wood Duck 165       36      
Gadwall 8       4      
American Wigeon 35       3      
American Black Duck 10       1      
Mallard 541       67      
Mottled Duck 4       1      
Blue-winged Teal 9       4      
Northern Shoveler 124       6      
Green-winged Teal 2       1      
Canvasback 16       4      
Redhead 10       3      
Ring-necked Duck 244       10      
Greater Scaup 3       3      
Lesser Scaup 98       9      
Bufflehead 101       16      
Common Goldeneye 9       2      
Hooded Merganser 75       9      
Red-breasted Merganser 25       3      
Ruddy Duck 106       4      
Northern Bobwhite 29       4      
Wild Turkey 182       21      
Common Loon 93       23      
Pied-billed Grebe 151       26      
Horned Grebe 5       2      
Northern Gannet 19       5      
Double-crested Cormorant 9,154       42      
Anhinga 6       4      
American White Pelican 216       13      
Brown Pelican 359       35      
Great Blue Heron 625       138      
Great Egret 436       20      
Snowy Egret 30       10      
Little Blue Heron 5       5      
Tricolored Heron 3       3      
Reddish Egret 2       1      
Cattle Egret 28       3      
Green Heron 1       1      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 12       5      
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 2       2      
Black Vulture 248       64      
Turkey Vulture 412       118      
Osprey 31       23      
Bald Eagle 23       14      
Northern Harrier 13       11      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 35       28      
Cooper's Hawk 88       77      
Red-shouldered Hawk 113       79      
Red-tailed Hawk 204       144      
American Kestrel 41       33      
Merlin 3       3      
Peregrine Falcon 4       3      
Clapper Rail 3       3      
American Coot 1,209       40      
Sandhill Crane 21       4      
Black-bellied Plover 3       3      
Semipalmated Plover 1       1      
Piping Plover 1       1      
Killdeer 286       73      
American Oystercatcher 2       1      
Greater Yellowlegs 1       1      
Willet 24       12      
Lesser Yellowlegs 1       1      
Ruddy Turnstone 1       1      
Sanderling 116       15      
Western Sandpiper 6       1      
Least Sandpiper 18       4      
Dunlin 8       3      
Short-billed Dowitcher 3       1      
Wilson's Snipe 295       7      
American Woodcock 12       6      
Bonaparte's Gull 121       7      
Laughing Gull 1,044       17      
Ring-billed Gull 8,625       40      
Herring Gull 460       20      
Lesser Black-backed Gull 1       1      
Caspian Tern 1       1      
Forster's Tern 215       16      
Royal Tern 81       14      
Black Skimmer 27       3      
Rock Pigeon 720       40      
Eurasian Collared-Dove 296       45      
White-winged Dove 32       7      
Mourning Dove 4,776       799      
Common Ground-Dove 79       23      
Barn Owl 3       3      
Eastern Screech-Owl 8       6      
Great Horned Owl 23       17      
Barred Owl 15       12      
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3       3      
Rufous Hummingbird 1       1      
Belted Kingfisher 56       48      
Red-headed Woodpecker 180       102      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 705       508      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 127       103      
Downy Woodpecker 828       497      
Hairy Woodpecker 102       72      
Northern Flicker 165       94      
Pileated Woodpecker 79       50      
Eastern Phoebe 152       110      
Loggerhead Shrike 10       10      
White-eyed Vireo 6       5      
Blue-headed Vireo 5       5      
Blue Jay 1,790       633      
American Crow 3,228       473      
Fish Crow 170       16      
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 4       2      
Purple Martin 32       13      
Tree Swallow 24       9      
Carolina Chickadee 2,412       821      
Tufted Titmouse 1,981       751      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 26       14      
White-breasted Nuthatch 510       319      
Brown-headed Nuthatch 451       243      
Brown Creeper 37       24      
Carolina Wren 1,079       592      
House Wren 82       50      
Winter Wren 37       17      
Sedge Wren 2       1      
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1       1      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 39       23      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 144       120      
Eastern Bluebird 1,240       383      
Hermit Thrush 43       35      
American Robin 7,648       639      
Gray Catbird 15       7      
Northern Mockingbird 994       563      
Brown Thrasher 281       200      
European Starling 2,771       125      
American Pipit 332       9      
Cedar Waxwing 1,212       59      
Orange-crowned Warbler 26       24      
Common Yellowthroat 11       5      
Palm Warbler 43       9      
Pine Warbler 585       236      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 947       273      
Yellow-throated Warbler 6       6      
Eastern Towhee 785       368      
Chipping Sparrow 3,693       393      
Field Sparrow 587       101      
Vesper Sparrow 201       12      
Lark Sparrow 4       1      
Savannah Sparrow 216       27      
Fox Sparrow 48       23      
Song Sparrow 784       192      
Swamp Sparrow 121       17      
White-throated Sparrow 2,373       402      
White-crowned Sparrow 108       31      
Dark-eyed Junco 2,212       449      
Western Tanager 1       1      
Northern Cardinal 6,150       1,048      
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1       1      
Red-winged Blackbird 4,832       262      
Eastern Meadowlark 277       28      
Rusty Blackbird 579       21      
Brewer's Blackbird 159       16      
Common Grackle 12,921       146      
Boat-tailed Grackle 10       3      
Brown-headed Cowbird 1,485       125      
Baltimore Oriole 5       4      
Purple Finch 1,186       253      
House Finch 2,723       520      
Pine Siskin 251       63      
American Goldfinch 10,865       684      
House Sparrow 1,849       243      
Total 119,448             

A total of 169 species were reported.

See list of localities in Alabama with reports.

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