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2007 Results: California

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See list of localities in California with reports.


Species [taxonomic]
[alphabetic]
Number of Birds   Number of Checklists
Reporting the Species
Greater White-fronted Goose 10,775       41      
Snow Goose 28,113       47      
Ross's Goose 14,003       22      
Brant 93       7      
Cackling Goose 1,536       21      
Canada Goose 11,828       456      
Mute Swan 1       1      
Tundra Swan 1,824       14      
Wood Duck 581       81      
Gadwall 1,247       99      
Eurasian Wigeon 16       11      
American Wigeon 6,201       156      
Mallard 10,473       606      
Blue-winged Teal 38       12      
Cinnamon Teal 716       83      
Northern Shoveler 14,543       113      
Northern Pintail 5,181       75      
Green-winged Teal 1,907       74      
Canvasback 1,631       70      
Redhead 59       25      
Ring-necked Duck 1,013       92      
Tufted Duck 2       2      
Greater Scaup 3,394       39      
Lesser Scaup 4,362       74      
Harlequin Duck 21       4      
Surf Scoter 599       41      
White-winged Scoter 3       2      
Black Scoter 17       3      
Bufflehead 3,472       242      
Common Goldeneye 808       85      
Barrow's Goldeneye 21       10      
Hooded Merganser 259       38      
Common Merganser 1,744       96      
Red-breasted Merganser 61       21      
Ruddy Duck 9,187       203      
Mountain Quail 117       15      
California Quail 6,201       391      
Gambel's Quail 445       18      
Chukar 1       1      
Ring-necked Pheasant 53       31      
Sooty Grouse 2       2      
Wild Turkey 2,476       134      
Red-throated Loon 12       9      
Pacific Loon 27       6      
Common Loon 47       21      
Pied-billed Grebe 640       197      
Horned Grebe 57       27      
Red-necked Grebe 9       4      
Eared Grebe 1,961       65      
Western Grebe 15,631       90      
Clark's Grebe 5,417       36      
Sooty Shearwater 1       1      
Short-tailed Shearwater 5       1      
Black-vented Shearwater 1       1      
Brandt's Cormorant 1,369       33      
Double-crested Cormorant 3,672       270      
Pelagic Cormorant 74       20      
American White Pelican 3,619       48      
Brown Pelican 1,325       38      
American Bittern 19       17      
Least Bittern 1       1      
Great Blue Heron 676       294      
Great Egret 1,402       329      
Snowy Egret 825       247      
Little Blue Heron 4       4      
Reddish Egret 1       1      
Cattle Egret 743       25      
Green Heron 74       51      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 411       83      
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 4       2      
White-faced Ibis 2,764       22      
Turkey Vulture 3,366       761      
California Condor 1       1      
Osprey 103       77      
White-tailed Kite 297       181      
Bald Eagle 91       51      
Northern Harrier 365       137      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 158       143      
Cooper's Hawk 406       340      
Northern Goshawk 1       1      
Red-shouldered Hawk 723       463      
Swainson's Hawk 7       4      
Red-tailed Hawk 1,908       896      
Ferruginous Hawk 51       25      
Rough-legged Hawk 25       14      
Golden Eagle 48       36      
American Kestrel 551       322      
Merlin 46       42      
Peregrine Falcon 52       43      
Prairie Falcon 12       9      
Black Rail 1       1      
Clapper Rail 4       2      
Virginia Rail 14       10      
Sora 19       10      
American Coot 43,226       422      
Sandhill Crane 7,929       36      
Black-bellied Plover 867       18      
Semipalmated Plover 268       4      
Killdeer 1,318       236      
Black Oystercatcher 48       15      
Black-necked Stilt 1,875       70      
American Avocet 2,449       59      
Spotted Sandpiper 54       32      
Wandering Tattler 4       4      
Greater Yellowlegs 195       56      
Willet 1,548       66      
Lesser Yellowlegs 20       10      
Whimbrel 33       11      
Long-billed Curlew 676       40      
Marbled Godwit 1,727       47      
Ruddy Turnstone 29       4      
Black Turnstone 150       15      
Surfbird 48       8      
Sanderling 513       18      
Western Sandpiper 1,347       32      
Least Sandpiper 579       30      
Rock Sandpiper 1       1      
Dunlin 2,579       22      
Stilt Sandpiper 1       1      
Short-billed Dowitcher 113       6      
Long-billed Dowitcher 1,384       32      
Wilson's Snipe 75       28      
Black-legged Kittiwake 1,666       3      
Bonaparte's Gull 193       13      
Laughing Gull 16       1      
Heermann's Gull 144       7      
Mew Gull 517       28      
Ring-billed Gull 11,981       178      
Western Gull 5,386       150      
Yellow-footed Gull 5       3      
California Gull 31,884       309      
Herring Gull 2,615       55      
Thayer's Gull 49       13      
Lesser Black-backed Gull 2       2      
Glaucous-winged Gull 820       39      
Caspian Tern 248       12      
Forster's Tern 107       20      
Royal Tern 2       1      
Black Skimmer 242       3      
Common Murre 10,511       8      
Marbled Murrelet 4       2      
Ancient Murrelet 1       1      
Rhinoceros Auklet 207       2      
Rock Pigeon 7,475       497      
Band-tailed Pigeon 3,430       301      
Eurasian Collared-Dove 221       49      
Spotted Dove 14       5      
White-winged Dove 9       4      
Mourning Dove 11,907       1,947      
Inca Dove 15       3      
Common Ground-Dove 199       36      
Rose-ringed Parakeet 130       7      
Nanday Parakeet 4       2      
Mitred Parakeet 14       2      
Yellow-chevroned Parakeet 105       16      
White-fronted Parrot 1       1      
Red-crowned Parrot 1,587       39      
Lilac-crowned Parrot 3       1      
Red-lored Parrot 1       1      
Yellow-headed Parrot 18       5      
Greater Roadrunner 59       40      
Barn Owl 61       54      
Western Screech-Owl 36       30      
Great Horned Owl 187       113      
Northern Pygmy-Owl 9       8      
Burrowing Owl 39       21      
Spotted Owl 1       1      
Barred Owl 1       1      
Great Gray Owl 1       1      
Long-eared Owl 23       4      
Short-eared Owl 1       1      
Northern Saw-whet Owl 4       4      
Lesser Nighthawk 2       1      
Common Poorwill 5       3      
Vaux's Swift 90       2      
White-throated Swift 287       24      
Anna's Hummingbird 4,049       1,697      
Costa's Hummingbird 170       80      
Rufous Hummingbird 204       90      
Allen's Hummingbird 508       244      
Belted Kingfisher 146       116      
Lewis's Woodpecker 30       15      
Acorn Woodpecker 1,705       556      
Gila Woodpecker 3       2      
Williamson's Sapsucker 1       1      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 5       5      
Red-naped Sapsucker 2       2      
Red-breasted Sapsucker 95       73      
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 17       12      
Nuttall's Woodpecker 705       469      
Downy Woodpecker 279       198      
Hairy Woodpecker 85       61      
White-headed Woodpecker 12       9      
Northern Flicker 1,291       673      
Gilded Flicker 3       1      
Pileated Woodpecker 38       33      
Gray Flycatcher 6       4      
Pacific-slope Flycatcher 6       5      
Black Phoebe 1,950       1,022      
Eastern Phoebe 1       1      
Say's Phoebe 181       131      
Vermilion Flycatcher 2       2      
Tropical Kingbird 1       1      
Cassin's Kingbird 125       62      
Thick-billed Kingbird 1       1      
Loggerhead Shrike 53       35      
Northern Shrike 2       2      
Bell's Vireo 2       2      
Plumbeous Vireo 1       1      
Hutton's Vireo 170       80      
Gray Jay 17       4      
Pinyon Jay 4       2      
Steller's Jay 1,351       434      
Western Scrub-Jay 4,881       1,914      
Black-billed Magpie 37       7      
Yellow-billed Magpie 1,011       143      
Clark's Nutcracker 3       2      
American Crow 21,500       1,478      
Common Raven 4,415       583      
Horned Lark 1,518       17      
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 64       18      
Tree Swallow 1,959       151      
Violet-green Swallow 192       24      
Barn Swallow 90       23      
Cliff Swallow 561       16      
Black-capped Chickadee 17       3      
Mountain Chickadee 365       96      
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 1,771       574      
Oak Titmouse 1,813       844      
Juniper Titmouse 5       1      
Verdin 97       21      
Bushtit 4,735       540      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 101       59      
White-breasted Nuthatch 731       404      
Pygmy Nuthatch 158       56      
Brown Creeper 76       45      
Cactus Wren 80       31      
Rock Wren 32       10      
Canyon Wren 16       12      
Bewick's Wren 568       370      
House Wren 368       134      
Pacific Wren 70       26      
Marsh Wren 267       63      
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 74       25      
California Gnatcatcher 30       9      
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher 5       2      
American Dipper 10       7      
Red-whiskered Bulbul 11       4      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 94       29      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1,091       547      
Wrentit 325       107      
Western Bluebird 1,796       420      
Mountain Bluebird 188       35      
Townsend's Solitaire 26       15      
Hermit Thrush 354       257      
American Robin 11,147       1,152      
Varied Thrush 583       209      
Northern Mockingbird 1,727       992      
Sage Thrasher 12       4      
California Thrasher 230       137      
Le Conte's Thrasher 11       9      
European Starling 20,771       672      
American Pipit 244       41      
Cedar Waxwing 8,809       346      
Phainopepla 91       48      
Worm-eating Warbler 3       3      
Northern Waterthrush 1       1      
Black-and-white Warbler 1       1      
Orange-crowned Warbler 250       126      
Nashville Warbler 3       3      
Common Yellowthroat 128       75      
Yellow Warbler 6       5      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 5,342       945      
Black-throated Gray Warbler 13       10      
Townsend's Warbler 196       120      
Wilson's Warbler 13       8      
Green-tailed Towhee 1       1      
Spotted Towhee 2,014       815      
Rufous-crowned Sparrow 182       52      
California Towhee 2,863       1,193      
Abert's Towhee 22       8      
American Tree Sparrow 1       1      
Chipping Sparrow 409       66      
Clay-colored Sparrow 3       3      
Brewer's Sparrow 16       3      
Vesper Sparrow 380       9      
Lark Sparrow 969       93      
Black-throated Sparrow 180       30      
Sage Sparrow 109       16      
Lark Bunting 4       4      
Savannah Sparrow 1,264       83      
Grasshopper Sparrow 1       1      
Fox Sparrow 419       206      
Song Sparrow 1,748       447      
Lincoln's Sparrow 278       98      
Swamp Sparrow 12       2      
White-throated Sparrow 120       60      
White-crowned Sparrow 13,432       1,500      
Golden-crowned Sparrow 5,102       784      
Dark-eyed Junco 11,283       1,435      
Hepatic Tanager 1       1      
Western Tanager 22       14      
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1       1      
Red-winged Blackbird 13,750       421      
Tricolored Blackbird 554       22      
Western Meadowlark 2,301       227      
Yellow-headed Blackbird 28       9      
Brewer's Blackbird 13,868       410      
Great-tailed Grackle 714       45      
Brown-headed Cowbird 950       48      
Orchard Oriole 1       1      
Hooded Oriole 6       3      
Bullock's Oriole 5       3      
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch 80       1      
Purple Finch 1,136       237      
Cassin's Finch 20       8      
House Finch 20,064       2,049      
Red Crossbill 43       6      
Pine Siskin 663       129      
Lesser Goldfinch 12,956       1,246      
Lawrence's Goldfinch 386       25      
American Goldfinch 11,629       858      
Evening Grosbeak 37       6      
House Sparrow 9,433       1,055      
Orange Bishop 2       2      
Nutmeg Mannikin 28       4      
Total 599,456             

A total of 326 species were reported.

See list of localities in California with reports.

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