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2004 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 95       10      
Snow Goose 1,363       18      
Ross's Goose 27       8      
Brant 4,101       23      
Canada Goose 6,305       136      
Tundra Swan 97       4      
Wood Duck 242       33      
Gadwall 266       35      
Eurasian Wigeon 7       5      
American Wigeon 2,426       81      
Mallard 4,258       339      
Blue-winged Teal 103       20      
Cinnamon Teal 355       45      
Northern Shoveler 3,404       53      
Northern Pintail 751       40      
Green-winged Teal 1,004       41      
Canvasback 365       22      
Redhead 174       6      
Ring-necked Duck 650       33      
Greater Scaup 864       19      
Lesser Scaup 1,860       32      
Harlequin Duck 1       1      
Surf Scoter 1,259       28      
White-winged Scoter 6       4      
Black Scoter 6       3      
Bufflehead 981       77      
Common Goldeneye 232       29      
Barrow's Goldeneye 14       4      
Hooded Merganser 79       23      
Common Merganser 289       39      
Red-breasted Merganser 57       14      
Ruddy Duck 1,718       73      
Mountain Quail 87       7      
California Quail 3,377       238      
Gambel's Quail 145       13      
Chukar 9       2      
Ring-necked Pheasant 17       7      
Wild Turkey 593       21      
Red-throated Loon 16       7      
Pacific Loon 51       15      
Common Loon 40       20      
Pied-billed Grebe 284       75      
Horned Grebe 19       11      
Eared Grebe 286       46      
Western Grebe 1,809       51      
Clark's Grebe 19       10      
Northern Fulmar 2       2      
Brandt's Cormorant 1,155       27      
Neotropic Cormorant 3       1      
Double-crested Cormorant 1,966       119      
Pelagic Cormorant 203       18      
American White Pelican 480       38      
Brown Pelican 190       14      
American Bittern 10       6      
Least Bittern 1       1      
Great Blue Heron 351       142      
Great Egret 538       170      
Snowy Egret 1,314       131      
Little Blue Heron 2       1      
Cattle Egret 398       17      
Green Heron 31       24      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 173       37      
White-faced Ibis 108       3      
Turkey Vulture 1,794       364      
California Condor 3       1      
Osprey 24       21      
White-tailed Kite 145       90      
Bald Eagle 11       8      
Northern Harrier 103       67      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 94       88      
Cooper's Hawk 223       186      
Red-shouldered Hawk 299       201      
Red-tailed Hawk 1,033       530      
Ferruginous Hawk 16       10      
Rough-legged Hawk 11       5      
Golden Eagle 25       21      
American Kestrel 341       182      
Merlin 34       32      
Peregrine Falcon 23       21      
Prairie Falcon 15       14      
Virginia Rail 12       6      
Sora 19       11      
American Coot 8,307       177      
Sandhill Crane 2,258       3      
Black-bellied Plover 393       31      
Pacific Golden-Plover 2       1      
Semipalmated Plover 65       10      
Killdeer 526       106      
Black Oystercatcher 73       20      
Black-necked Stilt 399       32      
American Avocet 998       28      
Spotted Sandpiper 38       25      
Wandering Tattler 12       6      
Greater Yellowlegs 67       27      
Willet 719       45      
Lesser Yellowlegs 22       5      
Whimbrel 52       15      
Long-billed Curlew 227       21      
Marbled Godwit 644       44      
Ruddy Turnstone 38       9      
Black Turnstone 187       20      
Surfbird 144       11      
Sanderling 1,213       25      
Western Sandpiper 2,296       17      
Least Sandpiper 732       12      
Rock Sandpiper 1       1      
Dunlin 327       7      
Short-billed Dowitcher 55       4      
Long-billed Dowitcher 375       15      
Wilson's Snipe 22       11      
Red Phalarope 2       1      
Black-legged Kittiwake 1       1      
Bonaparte's Gull 317       13      
Heermann's Gull 309       27      
Mew Gull 728       21      
Ring-billed Gull 2,719       99      
Western Gull 2,717       107      
California Gull 6,762       212      
Herring Gull 213       33      
Thayer's Gull 13       9      
Glaucous-winged Gull 232       23      
Caspian Tern 7       4      
Forster's Tern 41       9      
Royal Tern 13       3      
Common Murre 70       6      
Marbled Murrelet 3       2      
Ancient Murrelet 1       1      
Rock Pigeon 5,726       309      
Band-tailed Pigeon 1,918       161      
Eurasian Collared-Dove 23       6      
Spotted Dove 26       10      
White-winged Dove 29       11      
Mourning Dove 10,633       1,638      
Inca Dove 28       2      
Common Ground-Dove 133       14      
Greater Roadrunner 25       18      
Barn Owl 37       22      
Western Screech-Owl 17       11      
Great Horned Owl 94       60      
Northern Pygmy-Owl 6       5      
Burrowing Owl 5       3      
Long-eared Owl 4       2      
Short-eared Owl 10       2      
Northern Saw-whet Owl 4       3      
Vaux's Swift 22       2      
White-throated Swift 1,137       13      
Anna's Hummingbird 2,996       1,295      
Costa's Hummingbird 58       36      
Rufous Hummingbird 38       27      
Allen's Hummingbird 251       138      
Belted Kingfisher 82       72      
Lewis's Woodpecker 3       2      
Acorn Woodpecker 798       240      
Gila Woodpecker 4       2      
Williamson's Sapsucker 1       1      
Red-naped Sapsucker 4       4      
Red-breasted Sapsucker 28       26      
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 11       9      
Nuttall's Woodpecker 329       243      
Downy Woodpecker 154       111      
Hairy Woodpecker 60       32      
White-headed Woodpecker 5       3      
Northern Flicker 683       349      
Pileated Woodpecker 15       12      
Gray Flycatcher 2       1      
Pacific-slope Flycatcher 6       4      
Black Phoebe 1,250       676      
Say's Phoebe 131       87      
Vermilion Flycatcher 9       7      
Ash-throated Flycatcher 1       1      
Cassin's Kingbird 140       47      
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 1       1      
Loggerhead Shrike 81       33      
Northern Shrike 3       3      
Hutton's Vireo 95       46      
Gray Jay 12       3      
Pinyon Jay 12       1      
Steller's Jay 1,025       283      
Island Scrub-Jay 8       1      
Western Scrub-Jay 4,299       1,413      
Black-billed Magpie 6       4      
Yellow-billed Magpie 1,496       63      
Clark's Nutcracker 3       2      
American Crow 20,179       1,187      
Common Raven 1,562       329      
Horned Lark 80       6      
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 13       5      
Tree Swallow 505       31      
Violet-green Swallow 13       5      
Cliff Swallow 55       5      
Black-capped Chickadee 23       6      
Mountain Chickadee 124       35      
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 1,270       332      
Oak Titmouse 990       470      
Juniper Titmouse 10       6      
Verdin 27       15      
Bushtit 3,700       408      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 56       37      
White-breasted Nuthatch 330       178      
Pygmy Nuthatch 180       26      
Brown Creeper 63       28      
Cactus Wren 37       21      
Rock Wren 12       7      
Canyon Wren 17       11      
Bewick's Wren 295       176      
House Wren 151       63      
Pacific Wren 33       17      
Marsh Wren 128       26      
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 18       13      
California Gnatcatcher 14       6      
American Dipper 1       1      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 65       11      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 623       246      
Wrentit 231       77      
Western Bluebird 520       119      
Mountain Bluebird 63       10      
Townsend's Solitaire 2       2      
Hermit Thrush 264       167      
American Robin 13,804       805      
Varied Thrush 44       14      
Northern Mockingbird 1,232       752      
Sage Thrasher 2       2      
Brown Thrasher 1       1      
California Thrasher 174       104      
Crissal Thrasher 1       1      
European Starling 7,501       492      
American Pipit 264       23      
Cedar Waxwing 4,662       180      
Phainopepla 27       13      
Black-and-white Warbler 1       1      
Orange-crowned Warbler 86       49      
Nashville Warbler 3       3      
Common Yellowthroat 158       86      
Yellow Warbler 12       6      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2,539       508      
Black-throated Gray Warbler 7       6      
Townsend's Warbler 183       66      
Hermit Warbler 2       2      
Wilson's Warbler 3       2      
Spotted Towhee 1,364       518      
Rufous-crowned Sparrow 142       24      
California Towhee 2,240       892      
Abert's Towhee 7       4      
Chipping Sparrow 89       22      
Brewer's Sparrow 40       5      
Vesper Sparrow 58       6      
Lark Sparrow 333       18      
Black-throated Sparrow 29       6      
Sage Sparrow 8       4      
Savannah Sparrow 606       39      
Fox Sparrow 280       112      
Song Sparrow 1,370       349      
Lincoln's Sparrow 41       26      
Swamp Sparrow 3       3      
White-throated Sparrow 39       31      
White-crowned Sparrow 8,200       1,067      
Golden-crowned Sparrow 3,937       531      
Dark-eyed Junco 5,605       803      
Western Tanager 12       5      
Red-winged Blackbird 10,685       215      
Tricolored Blackbird 141       14      
Western Meadowlark 1,600       93      
Yellow-headed Blackbird 105       3      
Brewer's Blackbird 9,227       277      
Great-tailed Grackle 246       24      
Brown-headed Cowbird 470       32      
Hooded Oriole 1       1      
Bullock's Oriole 1       1      
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch 4       1      
Purple Finch 505       117      
Cassin's Finch 143       25      
House Finch 17,040       1,623      
Red Crossbill 14       4      
Pine Siskin 173       37      
Lesser Goldfinch 7,745       777      
Lawrence's Goldfinch 122       12      
American Goldfinch 7,955       633      
Evening Grosbeak 4       1      
House Sparrow 14,421       913      
Total 276,943             

A total of 279 species were reported.

See list of localities in California with reports.

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