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2010 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 7,896       60      
Snow Goose 28,337       55      
Ross's Goose 1,355       15      
Brant 885       18      
Cackling Goose 443       26      
Canada Goose 13,563       706      
Mute Swan 74       23      
Tundra Swan 1,676       31      
Egyptian Goose 11       6      
Wood Duck 916       127      
Mandarin Duck 11       4      
Gadwall 1,796       133      
Eurasian Wigeon 22       18      
American Wigeon 8,313       197      
Mallard 12,461       860      
Blue-winged Teal 232       25      
Cinnamon Teal 680       77      
Northern Shoveler 21,913       138      
Northern Pintail 27,285       85      
Green-winged Teal 1,586       73      
Canvasback 1,073       52      
Redhead 192       18      
Ring-necked Duck 1,425       104      
Tufted Duck 1       1      
Greater Scaup 1,475       39      
Lesser Scaup 3,430       97      
Harlequin Duck 1       1      
Surf Scoter 1,613       55      
White-winged Scoter 129       3      
Black Scoter 22       3      
Bufflehead 5,693       293      
Common Goldeneye 1,750       147      
Barrow's Goldeneye 40       16      
Hooded Merganser 263       60      
Common Merganser 1,414       157      
Red-breasted Merganser 61       22      
Ruddy Duck 5,155       184      
Mountain Quail 89       17      
California Quail 5,812       472      
Gambel's Quail 385       40      
Ring-necked Pheasant 128       34      
Indian Peafowl 45       8      
Wild Turkey 2,066       171      
Red-throated Loon 46       16      
Pacific Loon 24       11      
Common Loon 60       24      
Pied-billed Grebe 760       257      
Horned Grebe 79       25      
Eared Grebe 1,110       62      
Western Grebe 1,746       115      
Clark's Grebe 277       42      
Laysan Albatross 1       1      
Northern Fulmar 73       1      
Pink-footed Shearwater 2       2      
Sooty Shearwater 75       2      
Black-vented Shearwater 28       3      
Red-billed Tropicbird 1       1      
Brandt's Cormorant 2,815       31      
Double-crested Cormorant 5,668       397      
Pelagic Cormorant 275       26      
American White Pelican 534       68      
Brown Pelican 2,660       114      
American Bittern 19       11      
Least Bittern 3       3      
Great Blue Heron 740       312      
Great Egret 1,407       469      
Snowy Egret 1,179       312      
Little Blue Heron 11       4      
Reddish Egret 3       3      
Cattle Egret 1,389       26      
Green Heron 71       50      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 534       96      
White-faced Ibis 1,778       29      
Turkey Vulture 3,997       944      
California Condor 27       9      
Osprey 109       86      
White-tailed Kite 270       161      
Bald Eagle 208       85      
Northern Harrier 310       144      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 192       165      
Cooper's Hawk 438       371      
Northern Goshawk 2       1      
Red-shouldered Hawk 1,028       624      
Swainson's Hawk 10       9      
Zone-tailed Hawk 1       1      
Red-tailed Hawk 2,441       1,040      
Ferruginous Hawk 29       25      
Rough-legged Hawk 6       6      
Golden Eagle 56       43      
American Kestrel 638       313      
Merlin 57       54      
Peregrine Falcon 54       47      
Prairie Falcon 14       14      
Clapper Rail 10       6      
Virginia Rail 26       13      
Sora 23       15      
American Coot 32,123       503      
Sandhill Crane 7,269       45      
Black-bellied Plover 1,860       27      
Pacific Golden-Plover 2       1      
Semipalmated Plover 138       2      
Killdeer 1,543       284      
Black Oystercatcher 180       22      
Black-necked Stilt 1,213       81      
American Avocet 3,597       73      
Spotted Sandpiper 110       53      
Wandering Tattler 4       3      
Greater Yellowlegs 253       69      
Willet 3,119       81      
Lesser Yellowlegs 13       8      
Whimbrel 102       27      
Long-billed Curlew 893       45      
Marbled Godwit 3,161       58      
Ruddy Turnstone 36       7      
Black Turnstone 397       26      
Surfbird 108       13      
Red Knot 65       3      
Sanderling 996       31      
Western Sandpiper 2,940       34      
Least Sandpiper 2,006       35      
Dunlin 2,417       23      
Short-billed Dowitcher 369       12      
Long-billed Dowitcher 1,229       30      
Wilson's Snipe 152       15      
Black-legged Kittiwake 3       2      
Bonaparte's Gull 117       12      
Heermann's Gull 1,591       34      
Mew Gull 433       24      
Ring-billed Gull 9,066       252      
Western Gull 6,594       217      
California Gull 12,801       410      
Herring Gull 1,029       57      
Thayer's Gull 5       4      
Glaucous-winged Gull 185       36      
Caspian Tern 35       9      
Forster's Tern 279       34      
Royal Tern 94       15      
Black Skimmer 481       10      
Pomarine Jaeger 3       1      
Parasitic Jaeger 10       2      
Common Murre 74       2      
Pigeon Guillemot 1       1      
Marbled Murrelet 3       1      
Xantus's Murrelet 10       2      
Cassin's Auklet 81       2      
Rhinoceros Auklet 12       1      
Rock Pigeon 14,336       677      
Band-tailed Pigeon 3,588       281      
Eurasian Collared-Dove 1,178       254      
Spotted Dove 20       4      
White-winged Dove 11       6      
Mourning Dove 13,808       2,498      
Inca Dove 1       1      
Common Ground-Dove 74       22      
Rose-ringed Parakeet 28       6      
Mitred Parakeet 163       8      
Red-masked Parakeet 48       8      
Yellow-chevroned Parakeet 301       23      
Red-crowned Parrot 371       36      
Red-lored Parrot 3       1      
Yellow-headed Parrot 5       2      
Greater Roadrunner 63       47      
Barn Owl 83       62      
Western Screech-Owl 38       30      
Great Horned Owl 204       131      
Northern Pygmy-Owl 9       9      
Burrowing Owl 38       23      
Spotted Owl 3       2      
Long-eared Owl 8       5      
Short-eared Owl 4       3      
Northern Saw-whet Owl 5       5      
Common Poorwill 8       3      
Vaux's Swift 23       2      
White-throated Swift 817       51      
Anna's Hummingbird 6,589       2,296      
Costa's Hummingbird 239       92      
Rufous Hummingbird 197       104      
Allen's Hummingbird 728       289      
Belted Kingfisher 184       145      
Lewis's Woodpecker 218       39      
Acorn Woodpecker 2,867       725      
Gila Woodpecker 4       1      
Williamson's Sapsucker 5       5      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 4       4      
Red-naped Sapsucker 13       7      
Red-breasted Sapsucker 135       124      
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 33       20      
Nuttall's Woodpecker 1,073       687      
Downy Woodpecker 363       262      
Hairy Woodpecker 125       81      
White-headed Woodpecker 18       13      
Black-backed Woodpecker 1       1      
Northern Flicker 1,779       917      
Gilded Flicker 1       1      
Pileated Woodpecker 43       36      
Hammond's Flycatcher 1       1      
Gray Flycatcher 2       2      
Pacific-slope Flycatcher 3       3      
Black Phoebe 2,792       1,339      
Say's Phoebe 338       215      
Vermilion Flycatcher 11       5      
Ash-throated Flycatcher 1       1      
Cassin's Kingbird 341       118      
Loggerhead Shrike 83       45      
Plumbeous Vireo 4       4      
Cassin's Vireo 1       1      
Hutton's Vireo 229       101      
Gray Jay 15       4      
Steller's Jay 1,757       512      
Island Scrub-Jay 9       3      
Western Scrub-Jay 6,656       2,417      
Black-billed Magpie 85       20      
Yellow-billed Magpie 1,846       323      
Clark's Nutcracker 14       6      
American Crow 29,828       1,952      
Common Raven 3,712       791      
Horned Lark 298       20      
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 20       8      
Tree Swallow 1,278       151      
Violet-green Swallow 64       13      
Barn Swallow 17       8      
Cliff Swallow 24       10      
Black-capped Chickadee 50       15      
Mountain Chickadee 465       115      
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 2,047       619      
Oak Titmouse 2,769       1,160      
Verdin 53       31      
Bushtit 6,901       798      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 161       86      
White-breasted Nuthatch 1,203       610      
Pygmy Nuthatch 310       85      
Brown Creeper 95       60      
Cactus Wren 158       68      
Rock Wren 79       37      
Canyon Wren 44       26      
Bewick's Wren 957       499      
House Wren 391       159      
Pacific Wren 38       22      
Marsh Wren 415       73      
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 66       21      
California Gnatcatcher 22       10      
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher 3       2      
American Dipper 6       6      
Red-whiskered Bulbul 29       9      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 211       43      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1,217       550      
Wrentit 475       160      
Western Bluebird 2,845       587      
Mountain Bluebird 85       15      
Townsend's Solitaire 5       4      
Hermit Thrush 341       251      
American Robin 15,498       1,389      
Varied Thrush 67       31      
Northern Mockingbird 2,499       1,335      
Sage Thrasher 5       3      
California Thrasher 344       202      
Le Conte's Thrasher 5       3      
European Starling 16,859       860      
American Pipit 600       53      
Cedar Waxwing 10,467       432      
Phainopepla 245       88      
Orange-crowned Warbler 226       142      
Nashville Warbler 1       1      
Common Yellowthroat 385       95      
Yellow Warbler 16       9      
Palm Warbler 1       1      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 7,724       1,129      
Grace's Warbler 1       1      
Black-throated Gray Warbler 11       8      
Townsend's Warbler 207       126      
Wilson's Warbler 13       11      
Spotted Towhee 2,301       931      
Rufous-crowned Sparrow 154       52      
California Towhee 3,625       1,450      
Abert's Towhee 2       1      
Chipping Sparrow 373       78      
Clay-colored Sparrow 1       1      
Brewer's Sparrow 8       2      
Vesper Sparrow 73       14      
Lark Sparrow 871       110      
Black-throated Sparrow 185       43      
Sage Sparrow 99       9      
Savannah Sparrow 1,059       110      
Grasshopper Sparrow 3       2      
Fox Sparrow 366       171      
Song Sparrow 2,791       602      
Lincoln's Sparrow 147       73      
White-throated Sparrow 72       59      
Harris's Sparrow 1       1      
White-crowned Sparrow 15,797       1,937      
Golden-crowned Sparrow 4,460       821      
Dark-eyed Junco 12,363       1,832      
Western Tanager 3       3      
Black-headed Grosbeak 3       3      
Red-winged Blackbird 15,110       613      
Tricolored Blackbird 2,070       20      
Western Meadowlark 3,726       255      
Yellow-headed Blackbird 16       3      
Brewer's Blackbird 18,241       615      
Great-tailed Grackle 1,412       84      
Brown-headed Cowbird 670       70      
Bullock's Oriole 7       4      
Scott's Oriole 8       8      
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch 9       2      
Pine Grosbeak 6       3      
Purple Finch 1,299       279      
Cassin's Finch 149       27      
House Finch 27,124       2,701      
Red Crossbill 31       5      
Pine Siskin 751       98      
Lesser Goldfinch 19,983       1,734      
Lawrence's Goldfinch 186       30      
American Goldfinch 10,694       958      
Evening Grosbeak 14       4      
House Sparrow 14,038       1,478      
Orange Bishop 31       3      
Nutmeg Mannikin 238       29      
Total 630,704             

A total of 317 species were reported.

See list of localities in California with reports.

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