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2011 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 9,772       37      
Snow Goose 21,525       45      
Ross's Goose 108       14      
Brant 635       11      
Cackling Goose 9,230       19      
Canada Goose 9,462       555      
Mute Swan 8       6      
Tundra Swan 1,509       13      
Egyptian Goose 16       4      
Wood Duck 610       87      
Mandarin Duck 5       2      
Gadwall 1,427       88      
Eurasian Wigeon 24       14      
American Wigeon 11,852       169      
Mallard 8,160       655      
Blue-winged Teal 136       21      
Cinnamon Teal 508       61      
Northern Shoveler 8,281       116      
Northern Pintail 3,794       65      
Green-winged Teal 2,126       66      
Canvasback 933       55      
Redhead 171       17      
Ring-necked Duck 1,202       86      
Greater Scaup 1,581       42      
Lesser Scaup 1,186       56      
Surf Scoter 1,407       37      
White-winged Scoter 5       2      
Black Scoter 1       1      
Long-tailed Duck 4       3      
Bufflehead 3,009       230      
Common Goldeneye 861       106      
Barrow's Goldeneye 19       9      
Hooded Merganser 134       41      
Common Merganser 707       121      
Red-breasted Merganser 70       18      
Ruddy Duck 6,113       157      
Helmeted Guineafowl 1       1      
Mountain Quail 152       16      
California Quail 7,167       513      
Gambel's Quail 358       30      
Chukar 14       4      
Ring-necked Pheasant 64       23      
Indian Peafowl 56       5      
Wild Turkey 2,112       171      
Red-throated Loon 10       5      
Pacific Loon 3       2      
Common Loon 55       17      
Pied-billed Grebe 576       192      
Horned Grebe 102       13      
Red-necked Grebe 3       2      
Eared Grebe 326       55      
Western Grebe 2,646       81      
Clark's Grebe 194       39      
Brandt's Cormorant 352       19      
Double-crested Cormorant 2,931       300      
Pelagic Cormorant 172       18      
American White Pelican 423       34      
Brown Pelican 350       47      
American Bittern 7       5      
Great Blue Heron 453       228      
Great Egret 1,052       327      
Snowy Egret 787       239      
Little Blue Heron 2       1      
Reddish Egret 4       2      
Cattle Egret 184       25      
Green Heron 69       56      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 551       85      
White-faced Ibis 253       15      
Turkey Vulture 2,787       766      
California Condor 5       2      
Osprey 73       62      
White-tailed Kite 257       131      
Bald Eagle 243       69      
Northern Harrier 253       105      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 179       160      
Cooper's Hawk 453       369      
Northern Goshawk 2       2      
Red-shouldered Hawk 890       573      
Swainson's Hawk 23       20      
Red-tailed Hawk 1,713       785      
Ferruginous Hawk 17       16      
Rough-legged Hawk 20       3      
Golden Eagle 53       38      
American Kestrel 458       252      
Merlin 32       31      
Peregrine Falcon 41       32      
Prairie Falcon 20       15      
Clapper Rail 5       2      
Virginia Rail 16       9      
Sora 11       8      
American Coot 26,262       402      
Sandhill Crane 3,961       39      
Black-bellied Plover 1,211       24      
Semipalmated Plover 114       4      
Killdeer 634       168      
Black Oystercatcher 61       14      
Black-necked Stilt 1,321       53      
American Avocet 2,837       52      
Spotted Sandpiper 63       42      
Greater Yellowlegs 116       34      
Willet 3,259       64      
Lesser Yellowlegs 11       4      
Whimbrel 61       19      
Long-billed Curlew 169       26      
Marbled Godwit 7,520       51      
Ruddy Turnstone 15       3      
Black Turnstone 147       14      
Surfbird 53       7      
Red Knot 36       1      
Sanderling 790       15      
Western Sandpiper 1,559       20      
Least Sandpiper 999       22      
Dunlin 8,541       16      
Short-billed Dowitcher 569       13      
Long-billed Dowitcher 1,145       19      
Wilson's Snipe 35       7      
Black-legged Kittiwake 46       2      
Bonaparte's Gull 173       8      
Heermann's Gull 53       10      
Mew Gull 284       23      
Ring-billed Gull 5,776       176      
Western Gull 4,074       149      
California Gull 14,969       370      
Herring Gull 519       36      
Thayer's Gull 11       4      
Glaucous-winged Gull 263       42      
Glaucous Gull 1       1      
Caspian Tern 29       11      
Forster's Tern 120       28      
Royal Tern 3       2      
Black Skimmer 3       1      
Pomarine Jaeger 2       2      
Common Murre 1       1      
Pigeon Guillemot 4       1      
Rock Pigeon 7,767       523      
Band-tailed Pigeon 2,278       254      
Eurasian Collared-Dove 1,305       271      
Spotted Dove 22       1      
White-winged Dove 20       8      
Mourning Dove 13,547       2,131      
Inca Dove 3       1      
Common Ground-Dove 79       25      
Rose-ringed Parakeet 1       1      
Nanday Parakeet 22       2      
Mitred Parakeet 35       5      
Red-masked Parakeet 83       8      
Yellow-chevroned Parakeet 105       13      
Red-crowned Parrot 126       17      
Lilac-crowned Parrot 2       1      
Red-lored Parrot 21       6      
Yellow-headed Parrot 20       2      
Greater Roadrunner 46       35      
Barn Owl 90       53      
Western Screech-Owl 23       14      
Great Horned Owl 135       86      
Northern Pygmy-Owl 6       6      
Burrowing Owl 30       14      
Barred Owl 1       1      
Long-eared Owl 8       2      
Short-eared Owl 11       3      
Northern Saw-whet Owl 2       2      
Common Poorwill 3       1      
Vaux's Swift 32       2      
White-throated Swift 320       20      
Black-chinned Hummingbird 2       2      
Anna's Hummingbird 4,448       1,860      
Costa's Hummingbird 122       67      
Rufous Hummingbird 140       74      
Allen's Hummingbird 585       253      
Belted Kingfisher 125       106      
Lewis's Woodpecker 78       18      
Acorn Woodpecker 1,756       556      
Gila Woodpecker 2       2      
Red-naped Sapsucker 5       5      
Red-breasted Sapsucker 83       79      
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 35       23      
Nuttall's Woodpecker 791       562      
Downy Woodpecker 308       228      
Hairy Woodpecker 72       59      
White-headed Woodpecker 20       16      
Northern Flicker 1,602       811      
Pileated Woodpecker 28       24      
Gray Flycatcher 2       2      
Pacific-slope Flycatcher 2       2      
Black Phoebe 1,915       1,009      
Say's Phoebe 212       137      
Vermilion Flycatcher 11       8      
Ash-throated Flycatcher 1       1      
Tropical Kingbird 3       3      
Cassin's Kingbird 179       84      
Brown Shrike 1       1      
Loggerhead Shrike 66       40      
Northern Shrike 1       1      
Plumbeous Vireo 2       1      
Hutton's Vireo 139       70      
Gray Jay 21       5      
Pinyon Jay 16       2      
Steller's Jay 1,553       432      
Island Scrub-Jay 10       3      
Western Scrub-Jay 5,331       2,067      
Black-billed Magpie 121       21      
Yellow-billed Magpie 1,263       222      
Clark's Nutcracker 63       12      
American Crow 12,974       1,598      
Common Raven 3,040       638      
Horned Lark 934       26      
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 127       18      
Tree Swallow 3,389       99      
Violet-green Swallow 739       49      
Barn Swallow 53       2      
Cliff Swallow 101       12      
Black-capped Chickadee 20       9      
Mountain Chickadee 498       112      
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 1,874       600      
Oak Titmouse 2,254       1,004      
Juniper Titmouse 2       1      
Verdin 51       23      
Bushtit 5,015       576      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 341       196      
White-breasted Nuthatch 934       534      
Pygmy Nuthatch 329       98      
Brown Creeper 55       46      
Cactus Wren 67       34      
Rock Wren 24       19      
Canyon Wren 15       11      
Bewick's Wren 683       394      
House Wren 188       103      
Pacific Wren 25       11      
Marsh Wren 295       49      
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 36       17      
California Gnatcatcher 15       8      
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher 2       1      
American Dipper 5       4      
Red-whiskered Bulbul 40       10      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 76       23      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 805       414      
Wrentit 316       114      
Western Bluebird 1,767       421      
Mountain Bluebird 57       14      
Townsend's Solitaire 10       6      
Hermit Thrush 233       167      
American Robin 11,482       911      
Varied Thrush 106       41      
Northern Mockingbird 1,666       958      
California Thrasher 283       153      
Le Conte's Thrasher 8       4      
European Starling 15,580       641      
American Pipit 549       45      
Cedar Waxwing 4,699       223      
Phainopepla 69       39      
Lapland Longspur 2       1      
Ovenbird 1       1      
Black-and-white Warbler 2       2      
Orange-crowned Warbler 179       114      
Common Yellowthroat 165       75      
Yellow Warbler 6       5      
Palm Warbler 1       1      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 6,711       957      
Black-throated Gray Warbler 3       3      
Townsend's Warbler 158       104      
Wilson's Warbler 4       4      
Spotted Towhee 2,091       872      
Rufous-crowned Sparrow 112       40      
California Towhee 3,390       1,458      
Abert's Towhee 14       8      
Chipping Sparrow 211       45      
Brewer's Sparrow 2       1      
Vesper Sparrow 24       7      
Lark Sparrow 1,022       116      
Black-throated Sparrow 89       21      
Sage Sparrow 27       8      
Savannah Sparrow 704       73      
Fox Sparrow 420       155      
Song Sparrow 1,906       502      
Lincoln's Sparrow 96       60      
Swamp Sparrow 1       1      
White-throated Sparrow 69       55      
Harris's Sparrow 2       2      
White-crowned Sparrow 14,563       1,762      
Golden-crowned Sparrow 4,511       809      
Dark-eyed Junco 14,188       1,685      
Hepatic Tanager 1       1      
Western Tanager 1       1      
Black-headed Grosbeak 3       3      
Indigo Bunting 2       2      
Red-winged Blackbird 13,146       470      
Tricolored Blackbird 190       20      
Western Meadowlark 1,971       161      
Yellow-headed Blackbird 45       4      
Brewer's Blackbird 12,873       389      
Great-tailed Grackle 1,140       60      
Brown-headed Cowbird 424       43      
Orchard Oriole 1       1      
Bullock's Oriole 8       7      
Scott's Oriole 1       1      
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch 421       7      
Black Rosy-Finch 2       2      
Purple Finch 996       250      
Cassin's Finch 132       32      
House Finch 21,729       2,263      
Red Crossbill 29       7      
Pine Siskin 3,473       278      
Lesser Goldfinch 14,543       1,393      
Lawrence's Goldfinch 62       18      
American Goldfinch 11,660       940      
Evening Grosbeak 167       22      
House Sparrow 10,939       1,179      
Nutmeg Mannikin 202       31      
Total 487,314             

A total of 308 species were reported.

See list of localities in California with reports.

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