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2006 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
Fulvous Whistling-Duck 1       1      
Greater White-fronted Goose 1,138       20      
Snow Goose 6,813       20      
Ross's Goose 262       5      
Brant 1,811       15      
Cackling Goose 86       4      
Canada Goose 4,344       250      
Tundra Swan 806       7      
Wood Duck 501       59      
Gadwall 632       65      
Eurasian Wigeon 10       8      
American Wigeon 4,531       114      
Mallard 5,771       409      
Blue-winged Teal 130       21      
Cinnamon Teal 586       79      
Northern Shoveler 9,120       100      
Northern Pintail 2,202       44      
Green-winged Teal 2,381       68      
Canvasback 222       32      
Redhead 39       10      
Ring-necked Duck 598       61      
Tufted Duck 1       1      
Greater Scaup 3,019       22      
Lesser Scaup 1,525       67      
Harlequin Duck 5       2      
Surf Scoter 418       24      
White-winged Scoter 12       3      
Black Scoter 7       2      
Long-tailed Duck 4       2      
Bufflehead 2,683       143      
Common Goldeneye 380       40      
Barrow's Goldeneye 30       7      
Hooded Merganser 82       25      
Common Merganser 872       60      
Red-breasted Merganser 52       17      
Ruddy Duck 4,527       124      
Mountain Quail 87       10      
California Quail 4,794       296      
Gambel's Quail 347       24      
Ring-necked Pheasant 94       27      
Wild Turkey 989       84      
Red-throated Loon 15       5      
Pacific Loon 1       1      
Common Loon 53       14      
Pied-billed Grebe 530       156      
Horned Grebe 70       22      
Red-necked Grebe 5       3      
Eared Grebe 286       57      
Western Grebe 576       44      
Clark's Grebe 34       15      
Brandt's Cormorant 612       25      
Double-crested Cormorant 2,630       173      
Pelagic Cormorant 234       17      
American White Pelican 4,099       36      
Brown Pelican 160       17      
American Bittern 26       9      
Great Blue Heron 403       191      
Great Egret 860       247      
Snowy Egret 705       177      
Cattle Egret 6,501       20      
Green Heron 51       34      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 326       56      
White-faced Ibis 931       14      
Turkey Vulture 1,916       465      
Osprey 69       51      
White-tailed Kite 219       137      
Bald Eagle 68       33      
Northern Harrier 149       74      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 111       99      
Cooper's Hawk 266       222      
Red-shouldered Hawk 386       260      
Swainson's Hawk 13       6      
Red-tailed Hawk 1,054       549      
Ferruginous Hawk 29       7      
Rough-legged Hawk 5       4      
Golden Eagle 39       25      
American Kestrel 369       214      
Merlin 31       29      
Peregrine Falcon 24       20      
Prairie Falcon 19       14      
Clapper Rail 14       4      
Virginia Rail 11       6      
Sora 13       13      
American Coot 19,999       292      
Sandhill Crane 2,697       17      
Black-bellied Plover 828       32      
Semipalmated Plover 121       8      
Killdeer 775       148      
Mountain Plover 82       2      
Black Oystercatcher 43       13      
Black-necked Stilt 1,561       63      
American Avocet 5,700       66      
Spotted Sandpiper 22       20      
Wandering Tattler 2       2      
Greater Yellowlegs 194       48      
Willet 1,647       76      
Lesser Yellowlegs 11       7      
Whimbrel 57       16      
Long-billed Curlew 459       49      
Marbled Godwit 1,330       51      
Ruddy Turnstone 9       3      
Black Turnstone 85       12      
Surfbird 81       6      
Red Knot 12       1      
Sanderling 355       23      
Western Sandpiper 4,640       31      
Least Sandpiper 2,516       35      
Rock Sandpiper 2       2      
Dunlin 326       14      
Stilt Sandpiper 2       2      
Short-billed Dowitcher 518       15      
Long-billed Dowitcher 1,157       25      
Wilson's Snipe 38       13      
Black-legged Kittiwake 17       1      
Bonaparte's Gull 420       7      
Heermann's Gull 31       8      
Mew Gull 619       21      
Ring-billed Gull 11,262       131      
Western Gull 4,310       112      
Yellow-footed Gull 1       1      
California Gull 5,635       202      
Herring Gull 733       30      
Thayer's Gull 3       3      
Glaucous-winged Gull 73       20      
Glaucous Gull 1       1      
Caspian Tern 31       5      
Forster's Tern 41       12      
Royal Tern 130       5      
Black Skimmer 139       3      
Common Murre 3,003       2      
Marbled Murrelet 3       2      
Cassin's Auklet 1       1      
Horned Puffin 1       1      
Rock Pigeon 7,045       365      
Band-tailed Pigeon 2,081       186      
Eurasian Collared-Dove 162       36      
Spotted Dove 25       5      
White-winged Dove 19       7      
Mourning Dove 8,957       1,395      
Inca Dove 12       3      
Common Ground-Dove 99       17      
Rosy-faced Lovebird 5       1      
Nanday Parakeet 4       1      
Mitred Parakeet 34       3      
Red-masked Parakeet 12       1      
Yellow-chevroned Parakeet 55       14      
Red-crowned Parrot 412       24      
Lilac-crowned Parrot 25       1      
Yellow-headed Parrot 15       1      
Greater Roadrunner 41       31      
Barn Owl 88       52      
Western Screech-Owl 14       11      
Great Horned Owl 95       56      
Northern Pygmy-Owl 11       9      
Burrowing Owl 20       7      
Long-eared Owl 31       4      
Northern Saw-whet Owl 3       3      
Lesser Nighthawk 2       1      
Vaux's Swift 3       1      
White-throated Swift 240       14      
Anna's Hummingbird 2,449       1,109      
Costa's Hummingbird 76       52      
Rufous Hummingbird 88       58      
Allen's Hummingbird 370       180      
Belted Kingfisher 120       107      
Lewis's Woodpecker 51       16      
Acorn Woodpecker 996       311      
Williamson's Sapsucker 1       1      
Red-breasted Sapsucker 50       47      
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 2       1      
Nuttall's Woodpecker 383       281      
Downy Woodpecker 163       132      
Hairy Woodpecker 59       39      
White-headed Woodpecker 6       2      
Northern Flicker 828       436      
Pileated Woodpecker 26       21      
Gray Flycatcher 4       4      
Pacific-slope Flycatcher 6       5      
Black Phoebe 1,333       699      
Eastern Phoebe 1       1      
Say's Phoebe 207       122      
Vermilion Flycatcher 7       7      
Dusky-capped Flycatcher 1       1      
Ash-throated Flycatcher 6       5      
Tropical Kingbird 18       8      
Cassin's Kingbird 92       39      
Thick-billed Kingbird 1       1      
Loggerhead Shrike 75       40      
Northern Shrike 1       1      
Plumbeous Vireo 1       1      
Hutton's Vireo 145       68      
Gray Jay 12       5      
Pinyon Jay 12       3      
Steller's Jay 1,267       347      
Island Scrub-Jay 3       1      
Western Scrub-Jay 3,465       1,326      
Black-billed Magpie 31       6      
Yellow-billed Magpie 1,089       138      
Clark's Nutcracker 5       3      
American Crow 17,420       1,007      
Common Raven 2,018       398      
Horned Lark 46       7      
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 265       27      
Tree Swallow 1,455       72      
Violet-green Swallow 273       24      
Barn Swallow 37       8      
Cliff Swallow 17       10      
Black-capped Chickadee 17       5      
Mountain Chickadee 260       80      
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 1,310       405      
Oak Titmouse 1,026       518      
Verdin 77       25      
Bushtit 2,655       333      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 152       86      
White-breasted Nuthatch 424       234      
Pygmy Nuthatch 132       40      
Brown Creeper 62       37      
Cactus Wren 54       25      
Rock Wren 49       20      
Canyon Wren 15       7      
Bewick's Wren 333       208      
House Wren 236       90      
Pacific Wren 50       20      
Marsh Wren 127       38      
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 49       26      
California Gnatcatcher 12       6      
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher 4       2      
American Dipper 5       5      
Red-whiskered Bulbul 4       1      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 100       26      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1,093       413      
Wrentit 216       65      
Western Bluebird 1,062       233      
Mountain Bluebird 26       10      
Townsend's Solitaire 12       7      
Swainson's Thrush 1       1      
Hermit Thrush 348       225      
American Robin 5,156       591      
Varied Thrush 196       45      
Northern Mockingbird 1,087       616      
Sage Thrasher 6       2      
California Thrasher 152       94      
Le Conte's Thrasher 4       2      
European Starling 9,287       482      
American Pipit 497       39      
Cedar Waxwing 4,411       212      
Phainopepla 42       21      
Ovenbird 1       1      
Black-and-white Warbler 4       3      
Orange-crowned Warbler 173       110      
Nashville Warbler 4       4      
Common Yellowthroat 221       74      
American Redstart 1       1      
Northern Parula 1       1      
Yellow Warbler 14       8      
Palm Warbler 3       3      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 3,714       549      
Grace's Warbler 1       1      
Black-throated Gray Warbler 9       8      
Townsend's Warbler 173       84      
Hermit Warbler 4       2      
Wilson's Warbler 12       10      
Painted Redstart 2       2      
Green-tailed Towhee 2       2      
Spotted Towhee 1,218       522      
Rufous-crowned Sparrow 135       25      
California Towhee 2,357       908      
Abert's Towhee 29       10      
Chipping Sparrow 233       40      
Brewer's Sparrow 307       10      
Vesper Sparrow 1       1      
Lark Sparrow 430       65      
Black-throated Sparrow 150       21      
Sage Sparrow 30       11      
Savannah Sparrow 637       59      
Fox Sparrow 451       186      
Song Sparrow 949       273      
Lincoln's Sparrow 151       71      
Swamp Sparrow 6       4      
White-throated Sparrow 111       63      
White-crowned Sparrow 10,877       1,129      
Golden-crowned Sparrow 4,936       622      
Dark-eyed Junco 8,969       972      
Western Tanager 10       4      
Northern Cardinal 2       1      
Indigo Bunting 1       1      
Red-winged Blackbird 8,000       281      
Tricolored Blackbird 256       13      
Western Meadowlark 2,460       164      
Yellow-headed Blackbird 225       2      
Brewer's Blackbird 9,405       311      
Great-tailed Grackle 411       34      
Brown-headed Cowbird 185       38      
Hooded Oriole 6       4      
Baltimore Oriole 1       1      
Purple Finch 776       158      
Cassin's Finch 1       1      
House Finch 13,163       1,397      
Red Crossbill 13       2      
Pine Siskin 1,047       110      
Lesser Goldfinch 8,639       805      
Lawrence's Goldfinch 183       19      
American Goldfinch 7,837       646      
Evening Grosbeak 28       7      
House Sparrow 5,839       740      
Nutmeg Mannikin 43       6      
Total 337,635             

A total of 306 species were reported.

See list of localities in California with reports.

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