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1999 Results: California

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

See list of localities in California with reports.


Species [taxonomic]
[alphabetic]
Number of Birds   Number of Checklists
Reporting the Species
Canada Goose 7,954       168      
Wood Duck 240       15      
Gadwall 219       21      
American Wigeon 1,236       43      
Mallard 3,765       332      
Cinnamon Teal 225       32      
Northern Shoveler 6,335       35      
Northern Pintail 420       20      
Green-winged Teal 994       24      
Canvasback 3,356       27      
Redhead 51       10      
Ring-necked Duck 689       31      
Lesser Scaup 781       28      
Bufflehead 805       103      
Common Goldeneye 181       34      
Hooded Merganser 52       13      
Common Merganser 159       38      
Red-breasted Merganser 52       5      
Ruddy Duck 2,858       86      
California Quail 4,014       278      
Ring-necked Pheasant 3       2      
Common Loon 36       10      
Pied-billed Grebe 263       83      
Horned Grebe 36       12      
Eared Grebe 2,006       3      
Western Grebe 350       42      
Clark's Grebe 44       15      
Double-crested Cormorant 3,102       97      
Great Blue Heron 513       131      
Great Egret 689       132      
Snowy Egret 282       107      
Cattle Egret 4,274       15      
Green Heron 27       21      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 231       37      
Turkey Vulture 1,525       413      
Osprey 40       28      
White-tailed Kite 115       74      
Bald Eagle 52       17      
Northern Harrier 83       33      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 130       117      
Cooper's Hawk 169       142      
Red-shouldered Hawk 387       258      
Red-tailed Hawk 1,017       525      
Ferruginous Hawk 16       11      
Golden Eagle 57       23      
American Kestrel 372       183      
Merlin 27       27      
Peregrine Falcon 22       17      
Prairie Falcon 12       10      
Virginia Rail 4       3      
Sora 4       4      
American Coot 10,611       195      
Black-bellied Plover 23       3      
Killdeer 473       111      
Black-necked Stilt 1,341       18      
American Avocet 1,654       27      
Spotted Sandpiper 18       14      
Greater Yellowlegs 105       17      
Long-billed Curlew 353       9      
Western Sandpiper 1,788       15      
Least Sandpiper 109       9      
Dunlin 73       4      
Long-billed Dowitcher 780       7      
Common Snipe 44       6      
Bonaparte's Gull 130       4      
Mew Gull 430       23      
Ring-billed Gull 6,012       105      
California Gull 8,263       253      
Herring Gull 1,745       19      
Glaucous-winged Gull 23       7      
Forster's Tern 38       10      
Rock Pigeon 5,484       334      
Band-tailed Pigeon 1,927       200      
Spotted Dove 235       66      
Mourning Dove 11,373       1,832      
Barn Owl 25       19      
Western Screech-Owl 16       13      
Great Horned Owl 75       47      
Burrowing Owl 17       4      
White-throated Swift 193       13      
Anna's Hummingbird 3,183       1,406      
Costa's Hummingbird 124       60      
Rufous Hummingbird 109       51      
Allen's Hummingbird 224       139      
Belted Kingfisher 78       64      
Acorn Woodpecker 984       281      
Red-breasted Sapsucker 45       42      
Nuttall's Woodpecker 393       286      
Downy Woodpecker 130       110      
Hairy Woodpecker 58       50      
White-headed Woodpecker 20       15      
Northern Flicker 945       531      
Black Phoebe 894       525      
Say's Phoebe 110       63      
Loggerhead Shrike 61       20      
Hutton's Vireo 84       57      
Steller's Jay 2,048       486      
Western Scrub-Jay 5,640       1,871      
Black-billed Magpie 157       27      
Yellow-billed Magpie 687       119      
American Crow 8,655       1,072      
Common Raven 1,519       337      
Horned Lark 487       8      
Black-capped Chickadee 20       7      
Mountain Chickadee 345       77      
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 1,707       493      
Oak Titmouse 1,223       501      
Bushtit 3,209       388      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 278       150      
White-breasted Nuthatch 505       215      
Pygmy Nuthatch 169       36      
Brown Creeper 55       34      
Cactus Wren 74       20      
Rock Wren 17       10      
Bewick's Wren 248       135      
House Wren 187       59      
Pacific Wren 26       19      
Marsh Wren 113       27      
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 41       21      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 91       26      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 728       389      
Wrentit 170       76      
Western Bluebird 706       155      
Mountain Bluebird 26       8      
Hermit Thrush 329       243      
American Robin 15,006       1,131      
Varied Thrush 203       100      
Northern Mockingbird 1,636       875      
California Thrasher 128       91      
European Starling 7,601       501      
American Pipit 722       16      
Cedar Waxwing 7,921       258      
Phainopepla 65       16      
Orange-crowned Warbler 95       63      
Common Yellowthroat 56       31      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2,897       539      
Townsend's Warbler 167       101      
Spotted Towhee 1,098       455      
Rufous-crowned Sparrow 39       23      
California Towhee 2,867       1,135      
Chipping Sparrow 650       71      
Lark Sparrow 482       48      
Savannah Sparrow 250       21      
Fox Sparrow 364       179      
Song Sparrow 1,061       289      
Lincoln's Sparrow 58       27      
White-throated Sparrow 459       116      
White-crowned Sparrow 11,234       1,328      
Golden-crowned Sparrow 3,933       674      
Dark-eyed Junco 9,639       1,176      
Red-winged Blackbird 6,616       298      
Tricolored Blackbird 117       14      
Western Meadowlark 1,010       120      
Brewer's Blackbird 9,084       382      
Brown-headed Cowbird 1,542       39      
Purple Finch 1,127       225      
Cassin's Finch 318       52      
House Finch 18,775       1,767      
Pine Siskin 4,017       314      
Lesser Goldfinch 3,731       453      
American Goldfinch 7,737       585      
Evening Grosbeak 392       14      
House Sparrow 9,275       944      
Total 272,906             

A total of 163 species were reported.

See list of localities in California with reports.

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