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2012 Results: Alabama

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See list of localities in Alabama with reports.


Species [taxonomic]
[alphabetic]
Number of Birds   Number of Checklists
Reporting the Species
American Robin 11,538       518      
American Goldfinch 5,705       479      
Red-winged Blackbird 5,165       269      
Cedar Waxwing 4,523       167      
Northern Cardinal 3,600       771      
European Starling 3,387       116      
Common Grackle 3,187       147      
Mourning Dove 2,867       680      
American Coot 2,675       41      
American Crow 2,488       472      
Chipping Sparrow 2,443       261      
House Finch 1,653       412      
Carolina Chickadee 1,613       623      
Tufted Titmouse 1,361       547      
Brown-headed Cowbird 1,264       127      
Double-crested Cormorant 1,190       36      
Canada Goose 1,185       145      
Ring-billed Gull 1,109       31      
Blue Jay 1,056       436      
Dark-eyed Junco 1,055       269      
Eastern Bluebird 925       314      
House Sparrow 899       152      
Laughing Gull 891       25      
Northern Mockingbird 786       406      
White-throated Sparrow 729       217      
Turkey Vulture 677       122      
Carolina Wren 635       351      
Downy Woodpecker 584       380      
Herring Gull 566       14      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 565       185      
Song Sparrow 563       116      
Purple Finch 541       156      
Ruddy Duck 538       3      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 526       338      
Black Vulture 431       75      
Eastern Towhee 414       200      
Field Sparrow 365       68      
Great Blue Heron 360       125      
Ring-necked Duck 348       14      
Wild Turkey 337       27      
Rock Pigeon 336       51      
White-breasted Nuthatch 336       218      
Brown-headed Nuthatch 291       165      
Wood Duck 291       54      
Mallard 281       47      
Red-tailed Hawk 270       172      
Pine Warbler 249       125      
Killdeer 247       85      
Brown Thrasher 236       170      
American White Pelican 232       4      
Brown Pelican 230       36      
Savannah Sparrow 221       24      
Pied-billed Grebe 198       25      
Northern Flicker 190       103      
Gadwall 167       8      
Eurasian Collared-Dove 153       60      
Rusty Blackbird 150       12      
Forster's Tern 145       12      
Red-shouldered Hawk 138       96      
White Ibis 138       5      
Red-headed Woodpecker 136       84      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 127       104      
White-crowned Sparrow 115       23      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 108       49      
Pine Siskin 107       36      
Eastern Meadowlark 105       26      
Eastern Phoebe 104       83      
Great Egret 96       32      
Brewer's Blackbird 92       10      
Common Ground-Dove 90       24      
Hairy Woodpecker 90       65      
Swamp Sparrow 90       19      
Bonaparte's Gull 89       10      
Pileated Woodpecker 89       70      
Northern Gannet 87       3      
Fish Crow 86       24      
House Wren 86       45      
White-winged Dove 83       15      
Hooded Merganser 80       18      
Sanderling 75       6      
Purple Martin 72       20      
Wilson's Snipe 58       5      
Belted Kingfisher 57       50      
Boat-tailed Grackle 56       4      
Cooper's Hawk 56       51      
Northern Shoveler 54       4      
American Kestrel 50       29      
Brown Creeper 50       36      
Common Loon 47       17      
Fox Sparrow 45       23      
Tree Swallow 39       6      
American Pipit 38       5      
Red-breasted Merganser 37       6      
Bufflehead 32       6      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 31       18      
Osprey 28       14      
Barred Owl 25       17      
Vesper Sparrow 24       8      
Hermit Thrush 21       16      
Horned Grebe 21       5      
Loggerhead Shrike 20       15      
Common Yellowthroat 19       7      
Dunlin 19       2      
Royal Tern 19       4      
Lesser Scaup 18       2      
Northern Bobwhite 17       2      
Palm Warbler 17       10      
Snowy Egret 17       4      
Greater White-fronted Goose 16       2      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 14       13      
Bald Eagle 13       9      
Orange-crowned Warbler 13       13      
Great Horned Owl 12       10      
Greater Scaup 11       2      
Rufous Hummingbird 11       10      
Winter Wren 11       6      
Anhinga 10       6      
Sandhill Crane 10       2      
Gray Catbird 9       6      
White-eyed Vireo 9       4      
Whooping Crane 9       1      
American Black Duck 8       2      
American Wigeon 8       1      
Blue-winged Teal 8       2      
Ruddy Turnstone 8       2      
Northern Harrier 7       6      
American Woodcock 6       3      
Green-winged Teal 6       2      
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 6       6      
Western Sandpiper 6       2      
Willet 6       3      
Blue-headed Vireo 5       5      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 5       5      
Barn Owl 4       3      
Cattle Egret 4       2      
Pectoral Sandpiper 4       1      
Redhead 4       1      
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3       2      
Broad-tailed Hummingbird 3       3      
Clapper Rail 3       2      
Eastern Screech-Owl 3       3      
Least Sandpiper 3       1      
Little Blue Heron 3       3      
Merlin 3       3      
Baltimore Oriole 2       2      
Black-bellied Plover 2       1      
Caspian Tern 2       1      
Northern Pintail 2       1      
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2       1      
Yellow-throated Warbler 2       2      
Black Scoter 1       1      
Common Merganser 1       1      
Greater Yellowlegs 1       1      
Henslow's Sparrow 1       1      
King Rail 1       1      
Lesser Yellowlegs 1       1      
Mottled Duck 1       1      
Snowy Plover 1       1      
Tricolored Heron 1       1      
Wilson's Warbler 1       1      
Total 78,451             

A total of 160 species were reported.

See list of localities in Alabama with reports.

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