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2005 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 2,483       24      
Snow Goose 2,194       16      
Ross's Goose 10       6      
Brant 2,350       17      
Canada Goose 20,415       261      
Tundra Swan 2,324       9      
Wood Duck 313       52      
Gadwall 505       45      
Eurasian Wigeon 11       10      
American Wigeon 3,539       80      
Mallard 4,332       420      
Blue-winged Teal 113       16      
Cinnamon Teal 221       34      
Northern Shoveler 2,261       48      
Northern Pintail 2,881       31      
Green-winged Teal 610       42      
Canvasback 414       30      
Redhead 47       9      
Ring-necked Duck 504       48      
Greater Scaup 707       30      
Lesser Scaup 2,204       61      
Harlequin Duck 3       3      
Surf Scoter 1,158       42      
White-winged Scoter 21       5      
Black Scoter 4       2      
Long-tailed Duck 3       3      
Bufflehead 1,813       141      
Common Goldeneye 321       45      
Barrow's Goldeneye 32       6      
Hooded Merganser 70       28      
Common Merganser 648       58      
Red-breasted Merganser 64       20      
Ruddy Duck 2,728       89      
Mountain Quail 92       11      
California Quail 3,353       229      
Gambel's Quail 145       17      
Chukar 1       1      
Ring-necked Pheasant 9       8      
Wild Turkey 649       35      
Red-throated Loon 16       6      
Pacific Loon 26       9      
Common Loon 41       17      
Pied-billed Grebe 333       120      
Horned Grebe 50       20      
Eared Grebe 189       49      
Western Grebe 667       48      
Clark's Grebe 89       14      
Northern Fulmar 1       1      
Brandt's Cormorant 232       23      
Double-crested Cormorant 2,688       162      
Pelagic Cormorant 131       18      
American White Pelican 608       35      
Brown Pelican 640       27      
American Bittern 16       11      
Great Blue Heron 315       154      
Great Egret 565       165      
Snowy Egret 751       145      
Cattle Egret 84       9      
Green Heron 34       28      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 232       33      
White-faced Ibis 301       4      
Turkey Vulture 1,577       410      
Osprey 45       33      
White-tailed Kite 169       103      
Bald Eagle 75       28      
Northern Harrier 158       66      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 129       121      
Cooper's Hawk 242       213      
Red-shouldered Hawk 425       257      
Swainson's Hawk 8       6      
Red-tailed Hawk 1,065       500      
Ferruginous Hawk 11       10      
Rough-legged Hawk 17       6      
Golden Eagle 24       20      
American Kestrel 325       199      
Merlin 36       35      
Peregrine Falcon 18       17      
Prairie Falcon 8       7      
Clapper Rail 20       7      
Virginia Rail 9       8      
Sora 16       10      
American Coot 8,953       212      
Sandhill Crane 2,534       17      
Black-bellied Plover 134       9      
Pacific Golden-Plover 1       1      
Semipalmated Plover 22       3      
Killdeer 645       128      
Mountain Plover 12       2      
Black Oystercatcher 41       15      
Black-necked Stilt 537       38      
American Avocet 2,373       42      
Spotted Sandpiper 23       18      
Wandering Tattler 3       3      
Greater Yellowlegs 144       29      
Willet 2,525       63      
Lesser Yellowlegs 21       6      
Whimbrel 89       11      
Long-billed Curlew 447       34      
Marbled Godwit 3,185       55      
Ruddy Turnstone 16       6      
Black Turnstone 160       14      
Surfbird 46       5      
Red Knot 5       1      
Sanderling 1,252       21      
Western Sandpiper 2,328       20      
Least Sandpiper 2,180       20      
Rock Sandpiper 1       1      
Dunlin 1,788       11      
Short-billed Dowitcher 384       8      
Long-billed Dowitcher 194       8      
Wilson's Snipe 34       9      
Red Phalarope 2       1      
Black-legged Kittiwake 18       4      
Bonaparte's Gull 548       9      
Heermann's Gull 311       17      
Mew Gull 574       17      
Ring-billed Gull 5,004       127      
Western Gull 2,958       151      
Yellow-footed Gull 3       2      
California Gull 9,309       247      
Herring Gull 839       35      
Thayer's Gull 53       7      
Glaucous-winged Gull 276       26      
Caspian Tern 23       8      
Forster's Tern 80       15      
Royal Tern 13       3      
Black Skimmer 84       3      
Common Murre 4,073       5      
Marbled Murrelet 2       1      
Rock Pigeon 5,840       337      
Band-tailed Pigeon 1,344       188      
Eurasian Collared-Dove 89       16      
Spotted Dove 50       12      
White-winged Dove 16       5      
Mourning Dove 12,605       1,446      
Inca Dove 2       1      
Common Ground-Dove 94       19      
Greater Roadrunner 28       20      
Barn Owl 42       27      
Western Screech-Owl 9       7      
Great Horned Owl 72       49      
Northern Pygmy-Owl 4       4      
Burrowing Owl 5       5      
Barred Owl 1       1      
Long-eared Owl 26       3      
Short-eared Owl 6       2      
Northern Saw-whet Owl 2       2      
Common Poorwill 1       1      
Vaux's Swift 2       1      
White-throated Swift 146       13      
Anna's Hummingbird 2,647       1,117      
Costa's Hummingbird 77       32      
Rufous Hummingbird 103       71      
Allen's Hummingbird 282       151      
Belted Kingfisher 98       80      
Lewis's Woodpecker 39       6      
Acorn Woodpecker 740       230      
Williamson's Sapsucker 3       3      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1       1      
Red-naped Sapsucker 4       4      
Red-breasted Sapsucker 38       34      
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 16       6      
Nuttall's Woodpecker 348       257      
Downy Woodpecker 147       118      
Hairy Woodpecker 47       30      
White-headed Woodpecker 25       9      
Northern Flicker 715       376      
Pileated Woodpecker 15       13      
Gray Flycatcher 4       2      
Pacific-slope Flycatcher 3       3      
Black Phoebe 1,032       555      
Say's Phoebe 92       69      
Vermilion Flycatcher 3       3      
Ash-throated Flycatcher 2       2      
Cassin's Kingbird 48       26      
Western Kingbird 1       1      
Loggerhead Shrike 34       22      
Northern Shrike 2       2      
Hutton's Vireo 63       33      
Gray Jay 27       9      
Pinyon Jay 14       2      
Steller's Jay 902       277      
Western Scrub-Jay 3,104       1,190      
Black-billed Magpie 96       9      
Yellow-billed Magpie 1,835       135      
Clark's Nutcracker 26       10      
American Crow 28,528       1,044      
Common Raven 1,215       306      
Horned Lark 40       7      
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 68       10      
Tree Swallow 420       49      
Violet-green Swallow 162       15      
Barn Swallow 23       5      
Cliff Swallow 66       3      
Black-capped Chickadee 95       8      
Mountain Chickadee 405       77      
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 1,099       316      
Oak Titmouse 818       405      
Juniper Titmouse 9       3      
Verdin 74       11      
Bushtit 2,357       341      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 275       99      
White-breasted Nuthatch 400       222      
Pygmy Nuthatch 134       38      
Brown Creeper 75       32      
Cactus Wren 32       17      
Rock Wren 28       8      
Canyon Wren 11       9      
Bewick's Wren 225       139      
House Wren 184       56      
Pacific Wren 66       13      
Marsh Wren 238       30      
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 27       21      
California Gnatcatcher 3       2      
American Dipper 3       2      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 118       14      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 559       265      
Wrentit 216       70      
Western Bluebird 596       159      
Mountain Bluebird 19       10      
Townsend's Solitaire 10       6      
Hermit Thrush 175       88      
American Robin 2,541       385      
Varied Thrush 99       22      
Northern Mockingbird 1,200       634      
California Thrasher 98       61      
Le Conte's Thrasher 2       1      
European Starling 8,776       396      
American Pipit 122       16      
Cedar Waxwing 4,626       165      
Phainopepla 13       12      
Northern Waterthrush 1       1      
Orange-crowned Warbler 91       48      
Nashville Warbler 1       1      
Common Yellowthroat 108       44      
Yellow Warbler 2       2      
Palm Warbler 1       1      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2,901       418      
Black-throated Gray Warbler 5       4      
Townsend's Warbler 143       70      
Hermit Warbler 2       2      
Wilson's Warbler 15       4      
Green-tailed Towhee 1       1      
Spotted Towhee 969       401      
Rufous-crowned Sparrow 94       31      
California Towhee 1,997       856      
Abert's Towhee 7       5      
Chipping Sparrow 310       43      
Brewer's Sparrow 12       3      
Vesper Sparrow 23       6      
Lark Sparrow 670       66      
Black-throated Sparrow 45       11      
Sage Sparrow 12       6      
Savannah Sparrow 179       41      
Fox Sparrow 256       105      
Song Sparrow 1,092       293      
Lincoln's Sparrow 79       49      
Swamp Sparrow 2       2      
White-throated Sparrow 85       42      
White-crowned Sparrow 9,240       1,073      
Golden-crowned Sparrow 3,084       495      
Dark-eyed Junco 7,799       919      
Summer Tanager 2       2      
Red-winged Blackbird 8,134       283      
Tricolored Blackbird 218       13      
Western Meadowlark 1,092       123      
Brewer's Blackbird 10,816       269      
Great-tailed Grackle 230       21      
Brown-headed Cowbird 249       36      
Hooded Oriole 3       3      
Bullock's Oriole 2       1      
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch 3       1      
Pine Grosbeak 4       3      
Purple Finch 944       163      
Cassin's Finch 40       15      
House Finch 16,264       1,445      
Red Crossbill 71       10      
Pine Siskin 4,264       364      
Lesser Goldfinch 7,712       771      
Lawrence's Goldfinch 106       16      
American Goldfinch 5,953       601      
Evening Grosbeak 35       5      
House Sparrow 6,703       744      
Total 307,523             

A total of 283 species were reported.

See list of localities in California with reports.

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