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2000 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
Greater White-fronted Goose 1,738       17      
Snow Goose 7,482       15      
Ross's Goose 160       5      
Canada Goose 3,020       154      
Tundra Swan 915       9      
Wood Duck 180       41      
Gadwall 397       26      
American Wigeon 1,301       41      
Mallard 5,710       355      
Cinnamon Teal 351       34      
Northern Shoveler 2,153       33      
Northern Pintail 1,635       22      
Green-winged Teal 233       17      
Canvasback 244       23      
Redhead 3       2      
Ring-necked Duck 385       42      
Greater Scaup 187       16      
Lesser Scaup 381       24      
Surf Scoter 129       16      
Bufflehead 612       61      
Common Goldeneye 217       36      
Barrow's Goldeneye 4       1      
Hooded Merganser 30       7      
Common Merganser 178       41      
Red-breasted Merganser 6       3      
Ruddy Duck 2,473       61      
Mountain Quail 8       1      
California Quail 4,136       294      
Gambel's Quail 72       9      
Ring-necked Pheasant 125       23      
Wild Turkey 641       42      
Red-throated Loon 1       1      
Pacific Loon 341       6      
Pied-billed Grebe 301       83      
Horned Grebe 15       3      
Eared Grebe 146       21      
Western Grebe 377       52      
Clark's Grebe 54       16      
Wood Stork 1       1      
Brandt's Cormorant 189       16      
Double-crested Cormorant 1,195       112      
Pelagic Cormorant 5       2      
American White Pelican 209       22      
Brown Pelican 277       30      
Great Blue Heron 365       150      
Great Egret 457       137      
Snowy Egret 683       119      
Cattle Egret 97       17      
Green Heron 19       12      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 337       44      
Turkey Vulture 2,179       481      
California Condor 4       1      
Osprey 34       23      
White-tailed Kite 114       75      
Bald Eagle 223       20      
Northern Harrier 93       55      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 107       100      
Cooper's Hawk 177       149      
Red-shouldered Hawk 399       255      
Swainson's Hawk 2       2      
Zone-tailed Hawk 2       1      
Red-tailed Hawk 946       586      
Ferruginous Hawk 1       1      
Rough-legged Hawk 11       2      
Golden Eagle 25       19      
American Kestrel 296       206      
Merlin 26       25      
Peregrine Falcon 17       15      
American Coot 8,473       152      
Sandhill Crane 619       5      
Semipalmated Plover 8       1      
Killdeer 369       95      
Black-necked Stilt 315       14      
American Avocet 937       20      
Greater Yellowlegs 762       5      
Willet 555       31      
Whimbrel 26       8      
Long-billed Curlew 39       3      
Marbled Godwit 1,229       17      
Ruddy Turnstone 5       1      
Black Turnstone 38       2      
Sanderling 57       4      
Western Sandpiper 76       3      
Least Sandpiper 10       1      
Dunlin 62       3      
Common Snipe 7       2      
Bonaparte's Gull 24       1      
Heermann's Gull 43       5      
Mew Gull 62       7      
Ring-billed Gull 1,411       43      
Western Gull 4,882       181      
California Gull 5,977       115      
Herring Gull 789       17      
Glaucous-winged Gull 17       2      
Least Tern 50       1      
Caspian Tern 6       3      
Forster's Tern 7       3      
Elegant Tern 2       1      
Black Skimmer 11       1      
Common Murre 50       1      
Rhinoceros Auklet 3       1      
Rock Pigeon 5,508       415      
Band-tailed Pigeon 2,075       194      
Spotted Dove 118       44      
Mourning Dove 10,201       1,569      
Common Ground-Dove 219       34      
Greater Roadrunner 25       20      
Barn Owl 130       31      
Great Horned Owl 70       46      
White-throated Swift 72       6      
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1       1      
Black-chinned Hummingbird 44       33      
Anna's Hummingbird 2,640       1,218      
Costa's Hummingbird 64       42      
Rufous Hummingbird 55       29      
Allen's Hummingbird 266       113      
Belted Kingfisher 89       68      
Lewis's Woodpecker 1       1      
Acorn Woodpecker 751       237      
Red-breasted Sapsucker 49       46      
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 3       2      
Nuttall's Woodpecker 311       224      
Downy Woodpecker 123       95      
Hairy Woodpecker 50       35      
White-headed Woodpecker 9       9      
Northern Flicker 717       413      
Pileated Woodpecker 1       1      
Western Wood-Pewee 3       2      
Pacific-slope Flycatcher 42       7      
Black Phoebe 917       550      
Say's Phoebe 89       59      
Cassin's Kingbird 28       17      
Western Kingbird 11       11      
Loggerhead Shrike 32       21      
Bell's Vireo 25       4      
Gray Vireo 2       1      
Plumbeous Vireo 1       1      
Hutton's Vireo 48       25      
Steller's Jay 910       285      
Western Scrub-Jay 3,598       1,400      
Black-billed Magpie 75       13      
Yellow-billed Magpie 838       106      
American Crow 13,154       1,084      
Common Raven 2,377       402      
Horned Lark 30       1      
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 61       12      
Purple Martin 3       1      
Tree Swallow 377       46      
Violet-green Swallow 100       16      
Barn Swallow 75       9      
Black-capped Chickadee 1       1      
Mountain Chickadee 206       62      
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 995       328      
Oak Titmouse 203       73      
Verdin 30       8      
Bushtit 2,976       377      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 69       44      
White-breasted Nuthatch 310       186      
Pygmy Nuthatch 134       25      
Brown Creeper 26       21      
Cactus Wren 48       15      
Rock Wren 4       3      
Canyon Wren 3       2      
Bewick's Wren 219       130      
House Wren 201       47      
Pacific Wren 30       20      
Marsh Wren 50       16      
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 53       18      
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher 4       1      
American Dipper 2       2      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 4       4      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 438       240      
Wrentit 128       67      
Western Bluebird 425       129      
Townsend's Solitaire 3       3      
Hermit Thrush 130       99      
American Robin 6,709       686      
Varied Thrush 166       32      
Northern Mockingbird 1,131       707      
California Thrasher 137       87      
Le Conte's Thrasher 1       1      
European Starling 8,077       439      
American Pipit 112       16      
Bohemian Waxwing 51       1      
Cedar Waxwing 3,662       152      
Phainopepla 34       18      
Orange-crowned Warbler 59       40      
Nashville Warbler 1       1      
Common Yellowthroat 64       34      
Yellow Warbler 2       1      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2,276       408      
Grace's Warbler 4       2      
Townsend's Warbler 85       53      
Black-throated Green Warbler 1       1      
Wilson's Warbler 24       13      
Spotted Towhee 710       326      
Rufous-crowned Sparrow 31       15      
Canyon Towhee 2       1      
California Towhee 1,939       854      
Chipping Sparrow 113       25      
Brewer's Sparrow 8       1      
Vesper Sparrow 8       1      
Lark Sparrow 170       34      
Black-throated Sparrow 207       30      
Sage Sparrow 1       1      
Savannah Sparrow 94       20      
Grasshopper Sparrow 2       1      
Fox Sparrow 115       69      
Song Sparrow 1,106       268      
Lincoln's Sparrow 20       14      
White-throated Sparrow 75       33      
White-crowned Sparrow 10,443       1,267      
Golden-crowned Sparrow 2,748       499      
Dark-eyed Junco 7,002       944      
Red-winged Blackbird 4,126       248      
Tricolored Blackbird 108       6      
Western Meadowlark 480       50      
Yellow-headed Blackbird 10       1      
Brewer's Blackbird 7,293       286      
Great-tailed Grackle 13       2      
Brown-headed Cowbird 23       4      
Purple Finch 277       66      
Cassin's Finch 58       12      
House Finch 16,514       1,592      
Pine Siskin 1,579       127      
Lesser Goldfinch 4,248       539      
Lawrence's Goldfinch 33       11      
American Goldfinch 5,503       476      
Evening Grosbeak 3       1      
House Sparrow 8,880       948      
Total 221,370             

A total of 230 species were reported.

See list of localities in California with reports.

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