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