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2002 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 1,023       17      
Snow Goose 2,349       22      
Ross's Goose 16       7      
Brant 1,746       14      
Canada Goose 4,054       238      
Tundra Swan 314       9      
Wood Duck 318       49      
Gadwall 888       52      
Eurasian Wigeon 6       5      
American Wigeon 2,035       84      
Mallard 5,886       428      
Blue-winged Teal 12       4      
Cinnamon Teal 447       49      
Northern Shoveler 3,657       63      
Northern Pintail 2,790       34      
Green-winged Teal 928       44      
Canvasback 689       55      
Redhead 25       8      
Ring-necked Duck 447       46      
Tufted Duck 3       3      
Greater Scaup 1,469       47      
Lesser Scaup 894       62      
Surf Scoter 397       26      
White-winged Scoter 8       3      
Black Scoter 19       2      
Long-tailed Duck 1       1      
Bufflehead 1,459       145      
Common Goldeneye 615       73      
Barrow's Goldeneye 133       17      
Hooded Merganser 65       20      
Common Merganser 1,567       73      
Red-breasted Merganser 37       13      
Ruddy Duck 4,252       120      
Mountain Quail 28       5      
California Quail 5,044       348      
Gambel's Quail 207       15      
Ring-necked Pheasant 38       23      
Wild Turkey 676       47      
Red-throated Loon 8       5      
Pacific Loon 3       1      
Common Loon 42       17      
Pied-billed Grebe 537       141      
Horned Grebe 47       17      
Eared Grebe 387       43      
Western Grebe 889       73      
Clark's Grebe 43       13      
Brandt's Cormorant 312       22      
Double-crested Cormorant 2,408       162      
Pelagic Cormorant 120       17      
American White Pelican 3,241       51      
Brown Pelican 162       23      
American Bittern 12       4      
Great Blue Heron 401       205      
Great Egret 560       213      
Snowy Egret 512       153      
Cattle Egret 567       20      
Green Heron 53       34      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 266       58      
White-faced Ibis 131       4      
Turkey Vulture 2,051       562      
Osprey 38       32      
White-tailed Kite 194       116      
Bald Eagle 63       20      
Northern Harrier 163       85      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 116       108      
Cooper's Hawk 225       181      
Red-shouldered Hawk 408       281      
Swainson's Hawk 1       1      
Red-tailed Hawk 1,236       680      
Ferruginous Hawk 19       15      
Rough-legged Hawk 10       8      
Golden Eagle 25       19      
American Kestrel 371       235      
Merlin 32       30      
Peregrine Falcon 29       23      
Prairie Falcon 5       4      
Virginia Rail 13       8      
Sora 13       8      
American Coot 12,414       250      
Sandhill Crane 4,813       18      
Black-bellied Plover 164       15      
Semipalmated Plover 13       2      
Killdeer 886       160      
Black Oystercatcher 38       11      
Black-necked Stilt 544       39      
American Avocet 1,507       44      
Spotted Sandpiper 109       18      
Greater Yellowlegs 211       26      
Willet 2,350       46      
Lesser Yellowlegs 14       3      
Whimbrel 55       11      
Long-billed Curlew 882       39      
Marbled Godwit 1,169       32      
Ruddy Turnstone 19       6      
Black Turnstone 137       13      
Surfbird 269       8      
Sanderling 424       14      
Western Sandpiper 821       26      
Least Sandpiper 1,907       28      
Rock Sandpiper 25       1      
Dunlin 1,230       17      
Ruff 2       2      
Short-billed Dowitcher 144       7      
Long-billed Dowitcher 988       23      
Common Snipe 96       22      
Wilson's Phalarope 1       1      
Bonaparte's Gull 45       1      
Heermann's Gull 49       3      
Mew Gull 76       13      
Ring-billed Gull 3,310       125      
Western Gull 2,257       107      
California Gull 4,869       258      
Herring Gull 811       43      
Thayer's Gull 12       6      
Glaucous-winged Gull 346       28      
Glaucous Gull 1       1      
Caspian Tern 13       8      
Forster's Tern 68       12      
Black Skimmer 10       2      
Pigeon Guillemot 23       2      
Rock Pigeon 5,680       419      
Band-tailed Pigeon 2,118       199      
Eurasian Collared-Dove 32       14      
African Collared-Dove 1       1      
Spotted Dove 51       16      
Mourning Dove 12,959       2,038      
Common Ground-Dove 202       33      
Rose-ringed Parakeet 46       2      
Nanday Parakeet 17       6      
Mitred Parakeet 88       6      
Red-masked Parakeet 36       2      
Yellow-chevroned Parakeet 18       5      
Red-crowned Parrot 121       16      
Yellow-headed Parrot 40       4      
Greater Roadrunner 43       28      
Barn Owl 36       28      
Western Screech-Owl 21       16      
Great Horned Owl 98       56      
Burrowing Owl 17       5      
Spotted Owl 1       1      
Northern Saw-whet Owl 1       1      
Common Poorwill 3       2      
White-throated Swift 98       7      
Black-chinned Hummingbird 82       50      
Anna's Hummingbird 3,591       1,545      
Costa's Hummingbird 99       49      
Rufous Hummingbird 64       44      
Allen's Hummingbird 185       108      
Belted Kingfisher 135       107      
Lewis's Woodpecker 36       10      
Acorn Woodpecker 989       344      
Red-breasted Sapsucker 59       44      
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 22       16      
Nuttall's Woodpecker 455       323      
Downy Woodpecker 211       155      
Hairy Woodpecker 59       45      
White-headed Woodpecker 17       8      
Northern Flicker 977       547      
Pileated Woodpecker 30       20      
Pacific-slope Flycatcher 15       7      
Black Phoebe 1,192       673      
Say's Phoebe 127       83      
Vermilion Flycatcher 7       4      
Cassin's Kingbird 73       34      
Loggerhead Shrike 37       26      
Bell's Vireo 5       5      
Hutton's Vireo 95       49      
Gray Jay 2       1      
Pinyon Jay 290       2      
Steller's Jay 1,602       468      
Western Scrub-Jay 5,537       1,988      
Black-billed Magpie 12       2      
Yellow-billed Magpie 1,249       162      
American Crow 13,823       1,320      
Common Raven 1,388       404      
Horned Lark 155       6      
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 113       10      
Tree Swallow 1,509       51      
Violet-green Swallow 123       14      
Barn Swallow 30       3      
Cliff Swallow 1       1      
Black-capped Chickadee 7       3      
Mountain Chickadee 150       51      
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 2,010       626      
Oak Titmouse 1,313       642      
Juniper Titmouse 20       12      
Verdin 27       13      
Bushtit 4,445       505      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 129       70      
White-breasted Nuthatch 468       282      
Pygmy Nuthatch 186       63      
Brown Creeper 64       44      
Cactus Wren 47       16      
Rock Wren 9       3      
Canyon Wren 3       3      
Bewick's Wren 292       188      
House Wren 145       72      
Pacific Wren 32       19      
Marsh Wren 161       37      
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 12       11      
California Gnatcatcher 19       9      
American Dipper 6       4      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 72       21      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 662       359      
Wrentit 279       92      
Western Bluebird 945       205      
Mountain Bluebird 54       9      
Townsend's Solitaire 12       11      
Hermit Thrush 409       281      
American Robin 16,087       1,566      
Varied Thrush 205       81      
Northern Mockingbird 1,608       917      
California Thrasher 199       125      
Le Conte's Thrasher 1       1      
European Starling 8,726       533      
American Pipit 211       22      
Cedar Waxwing 9,315       328      
Phainopepla 39       23      
Northern Waterthrush 1       1      
Tennessee Warbler 1       1      
Orange-crowned Warbler 108       60      
Nashville Warbler 2       1      
Common Yellowthroat 110       59      
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1       1      
Palm Warbler 1       1      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 3,714       639      
Black-throated Gray Warbler 8       7      
Townsend's Warbler 149       77      
Wilson's Warbler 70       16      
Green-tailed Towhee 2       2      
Spotted Towhee 1,444       626      
Rufous-crowned Sparrow 97       32      
Canyon Towhee 16       9      
California Towhee 2,862       1,265      
Abert's Towhee 35       10      
Chipping Sparrow 561       58      
Brewer's Sparrow 6       2      
Black-chinned Sparrow 3       2      
Lark Sparrow 452       44      
Black-throated Sparrow 138       24      
Sage Sparrow 20       7      
Savannah Sparrow 306       39      
Fox Sparrow 353       190      
Song Sparrow 1,948       461      
Lincoln's Sparrow 107       47      
White-throated Sparrow 108       52      
Harris's Sparrow 2       2      
White-crowned Sparrow 11,399       1,457      
Golden-crowned Sparrow 4,250       743      
Dark-eyed Junco 10,758       1,433      
Western Tanager 2       2      
Northern Cardinal 2       1      
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 6       2      
Black-headed Grosbeak 2       1      
Painted Bunting 1       1      
Red-winged Blackbird 7,912       351      
Tricolored Blackbird 162       18      
Western Meadowlark 1,473       145      
Yellow-headed Blackbird 19       5      
Brewer's Blackbird 11,205       431      
Great-tailed Grackle 246       16      
Brown-headed Cowbird 831       59      
Hooded Oriole 3       3      
Scott's Oriole 6       5      
Purple Finch 1,189       268      
Cassin's Finch 531       112      
House Finch 20,283       2,034      
Red Crossbill 22       3      
Common Redpoll 2       2      
Pine Siskin 2,460       254      
Lesser Goldfinch 9,344       983      
Lawrence's Goldfinch 126       18      
American Goldfinch 9,320       788      
Evening Grosbeak 7       4      
House Sparrow 10,471       1,020      
Total 322,526             

A total of 275 species were reported.

See list of localities in California with reports.

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