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2001 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 536       13      
Snow Goose 2,956       14      
Ross's Goose 59       4      
Brant 552       3      
Canada Goose 4,062       166      
Tundra Swan 165       10      
Wood Duck 127       36      
Gadwall 504       36      
American Wigeon 1,298       46      
Mallard 4,134       355      
Blue-winged Teal 10       7      
Cinnamon Teal 455       46      
Northern Shoveler 5,059       55      
Northern Pintail 2,011       35      
Green-winged Teal 1,717       30      
Canvasback 356       29      
Redhead 19       7      
Ring-necked Duck 741       45      
Tufted Duck 1       1      
Greater Scaup 1,400       14      
Lesser Scaup 671       45      
Surf Scoter 369       22      
Black Scoter 2       1      
Long-tailed Duck 4       2      
Bufflehead 829       89      
Common Goldeneye 767       45      
Barrow's Goldeneye 18       3      
Hooded Merganser 59       16      
Common Merganser 343       48      
Red-breasted Merganser 33       13      
Ruddy Duck 2,863       82      
Mountain Quail 179       14      
California Quail 3,845       297      
Gambel's Quail 303       23      
Ring-necked Pheasant 91       23      
Sooty Grouse 1       1      
Wild Turkey 722       55      
Red-throated Loon 5       3      
Pacific Loon 7       6      
Common Loon 1       1      
Pied-billed Grebe 379       74      
Horned Grebe 39       10      
Eared Grebe 326       29      
Western Grebe 1,552       62      
Clark's Grebe 43       19      
Brandt's Cormorant 190       24      
Double-crested Cormorant 1,694       136      
Pelagic Cormorant 80       12      
American White Pelican 520       26      
Brown Pelican 523       54      
American Bittern 8       5      
Great Blue Heron 472       180      
Great Egret 642       181      
Snowy Egret 390       114      
Little Blue Heron 1       1      
Cattle Egret 255       21      
Green Heron 23       22      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 252       25      
White-faced Ibis 131       2      
Turkey Vulture 1,848       490      
Osprey 44       35      
White-tailed Kite 161       93      
Bald Eagle 29       20      
Northern Harrier 155       69      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 115       109      
Cooper's Hawk 174       152      
Red-shouldered Hawk 360       242      
Red-tailed Hawk 1,072       571      
Ferruginous Hawk 24       9      
Rough-legged Hawk 7       5      
Golden Eagle 29       19      
American Kestrel 371       233      
Merlin 19       19      
Peregrine Falcon 32       27      
Prairie Falcon 10       7      
Clapper Rail 1       1      
Virginia Rail 4       4      
Sora 4       4      
American Coot 10,474       188      
Sandhill Crane 435       10      
Black-bellied Plover 23       3      
Killdeer 730       126      
Black Oystercatcher 21       5      
Black-necked Stilt 394       26      
American Avocet 517       24      
Spotted Sandpiper 8       7      
Greater Yellowlegs 151       32      
Willet 367       42      
Whimbrel 29       13      
Long-billed Curlew 238       20      
Marbled Godwit 378       24      
Ruddy Turnstone 38       7      
Black Turnstone 177       13      
Surfbird 13       3      
Sanderling 371       13      
Western Sandpiper 81       6      
Least Sandpiper 156       5      
Dunlin 97       9      
Short-billed Dowitcher 25       2      
Long-billed Dowitcher 25       2      
Common Snipe 19       8      
Black-legged Kittiwake 1       1      
Bonaparte's Gull 2       1      
Heermann's Gull 71       18      
Mew Gull 788       16      
Ring-billed Gull 3,007       161      
Western Gull 3,176       127      
California Gull 6,382       239      
Herring Gull 517       56      
Thayer's Gull 16       5      
Glaucous-winged Gull 174       19      
Caspian Tern 12       5      
Forster's Tern 67       16      
Black Skimmer 150       1      
Pigeon Guillemot 130       4      
Marbled Murrelet 4       1      
Rock Pigeon 5,958       414      
Band-tailed Pigeon 2,002       189      
Eurasian Collared-Dove 4       2      
Spotted Dove 109       41      
White-winged Dove 1       1      
Mourning Dove 14,870       1,785      
Inca Dove 21       1      
Common Ground-Dove 218       43      
Nanday Parakeet 24       3      
Mitred Parakeet 28       1      
Yellow-chevroned Parakeet 26       3      
Red-crowned Parrot 63       7      
Yellow-headed Parrot 1       1      
Greater Roadrunner 51       36      
Barn Owl 46       28      
Western Screech-Owl 3       3      
Great Horned Owl 102       64      
Burrowing Owl 12       7      
Long-eared Owl 1       1      
White-throated Swift 134       14      
Black-chinned Hummingbird 55       39      
Anna's Hummingbird 2,969       1,365      
Costa's Hummingbird 119       73      
Broad-tailed Hummingbird 1       1      
Rufous Hummingbird 55       27      
Allen's Hummingbird 203       103      
Belted Kingfisher 61       51      
Lewis's Woodpecker 14       4      
Acorn Woodpecker 737       238      
Williamson's Sapsucker 1       1      
Red-breasted Sapsucker 52       39      
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 34       20      
Nuttall's Woodpecker 351       249      
Downy Woodpecker 187       139      
Hairy Woodpecker 76       49      
White-headed Woodpecker 14       12      
Northern Flicker 881       501      
Pileated Woodpecker 11       8      
Pacific-slope Flycatcher 15       10      
Black Phoebe 1,096       615      
Say's Phoebe 132       77      
Vermilion Flycatcher 1       1      
Cassin's Kingbird 61       32      
Western Kingbird 2       1      
Loggerhead Shrike 51       30      
Northern Shrike 1       1      
Bell's Vireo 12       9      
Cassin's Vireo 1       1      
Hutton's Vireo 67       47      
Steller's Jay 1,877       449      
Western Scrub-Jay 4,430       1,674      
Black-billed Magpie 74       14      
Yellow-billed Magpie 835       144      
Clark's Nutcracker 16       2      
American Crow 12,158       1,156      
Common Raven 1,963       392      
Horned Lark 1,371       13      
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 110       10      
Tree Swallow 1,033       39      
Violet-green Swallow 7       4      
Barn Swallow 59       14      
Black-capped Chickadee 11       6      
Mountain Chickadee 565       128      
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 1,551       486      
Oak Titmouse 842       405      
Juniper Titmouse 18       10      
Verdin 44       16      
Bushtit 3,667       415      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 307       146      
White-breasted Nuthatch 440       242      
Pygmy Nuthatch 242       52      
Brown Creeper 67       46      
Cactus Wren 77       35      
Rock Wren 9       7      
Canyon Wren 5       4      
Bewick's Wren 267       182      
House Wren 194       49      
Pacific Wren 20       18      
Marsh Wren 91       24      
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 43       20      
California Gnatcatcher 7       6      
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher 1       1      
American Dipper 12       7      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 49       21      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 603       330      
Wrentit 102       50      
Western Bluebird 747       170      
Mountain Bluebird 159       12      
Townsend's Solitaire 7       5      
Hermit Thrush 228       158      
American Robin 9,945       969      
Varied Thrush 53       32      
Northern Mockingbird 1,389       810      
California Thrasher 160       105      
Crissal Thrasher 3       1      
Le Conte's Thrasher 5       4      
European Starling 11,586       538      
American Pipit 290       27      
Cedar Waxwing 6,758       229      
Phainopepla 41       16      
Orange-crowned Warbler 97       52      
Nashville Warbler 1       1      
Virginia's Warbler 1       1      
Common Yellowthroat 103       42      
Yellow Warbler 6       1      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2,730       568      
Black-throated Gray Warbler 2       2      
Townsend's Warbler 126       60      
Hermit Warbler 1       1      
Wilson's Warbler 11       10      
Spotted Towhee 846       404      
Rufous-crowned Sparrow 73       21      
Canyon Towhee 8       4      
California Towhee 2,379       1,039      
Abert's Towhee 54       8      
Chipping Sparrow 273       54      
Brewer's Sparrow 5       1      
Vesper Sparrow 11       1      
Lark Sparrow 467       49      
Black-throated Sparrow 169       32      
Sage Sparrow 6       4      
Savannah Sparrow 589       27      
Fox Sparrow 250       136      
Song Sparrow 1,430       320      
Lincoln's Sparrow 43       31      
White-throated Sparrow 46       29      
Harris's Sparrow 1       1      
White-crowned Sparrow 10,371       1,324      
Golden-crowned Sparrow 3,254       582      
Dark-eyed Junco 10,639       1,334      
Summer Tanager 1       1      
Western Tanager 2       2      
Northern Cardinal 1       1      
Black-headed Grosbeak 1       1      
Red-winged Blackbird 10,154       249      
Tricolored Blackbird 202       21      
Western Meadowlark 1,284       134      
Yellow-headed Blackbird 25       2      
Brewer's Blackbird 8,725       356      
Great-tailed Grackle 66       5      
Brown-headed Cowbird 370       32      
Scott's Oriole 1       1      
Purple Finch 1,509       279      
Cassin's Finch 711       99      
House Finch 17,506       1,765      
Red Crossbill 31       4      
Pine Siskin 5,093       413      
Lesser Goldfinch 7,071       786      
Lawrence's Goldfinch 92       19      
American Goldfinch 10,385       743      
Evening Grosbeak 907       47      
House Sparrow 8,325       935      
Nutmeg Mannikin 1       1      
Total 280,444             

A total of 269 species were reported.

See list of localities in California with reports.

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