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2012 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 [alphabetic]
[taxonomic]
Number of Birds   Number of Checklists
Reporting the Species
Abert's Towhee 22       11      
Acorn Woodpecker 2,755       801      
Allen's Hummingbird 1,178       465      
American Avocet 4,083       82      
American Bittern 15       12      
American Coot 56,741       712      
American Crow 25,338       2,281      
American Dipper 18       13      
American Goldfinch 12,496       1,032      
American Kestrel 726       403      
American Pipit 596       50      
American Redstart 1       1      
American Robin 13,485       1,401      
American White Pelican 2,105       72      
American Wigeon 9,434       261      
Ancient Murrelet 2       2      
Anna's Hummingbird 6,925       2,564      
Bald Eagle 131       86      
Baltimore Oriole 2       2      
Band-tailed Pigeon 4,198       335      
Barn Owl 99       74      
Barn Swallow 36       10      
Barrow's Goldeneye 20       7      
Belted Kingfisher 180       150      
Bewick's Wren 983       601      
Black Oystercatcher 109       29      
Black Phoebe 2,865       1,477      
Black Scoter 60       8      
Black Skimmer 122       2      
Black Turnstone 179       13      
Black-and-white Warbler 1       1      
Black-bellied Plover 2,072       43      
Black-billed Magpie 53       12      
Black-capped Chickadee 25       10      
Black-chinned Hummingbird 23       2      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 726       120      
Black-footed Albatross 2       2      
Black-necked Stilt 2,245       104      
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher 10       3      
Black-throated Gray Warbler 22       16      
Black-throated Sparrow 218       40      
Black-vented Shearwater 152       2      
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 163       53      
Blue-winged Teal 136       28      
Bonaparte's Gull 188       9      
Brandt's Cormorant 747       31      
Brant 428       13      
Brewer's Blackbird 14,634       530      
Brewer's Sparrow 5       2      
Brown Creeper 113       67      
Brown Pelican 1,858       129      
Brown-headed Cowbird 1,882       53      
Bufflehead 4,726       347      
Bullock's Oriole 4       4      
Burrowing Owl 30       14      
Bushtit 7,208       852      
Cackling Goose 9,487       33      
Cactus Wren 108       52      
California Condor 12       4      
California Gnatcatcher 32       17      
California Gull 11,219       522      
California Quail 7,584       598      
California Thrasher 284       170      
California Towhee 4,442       1,817      
Canada Goose 16,877       756      
Canvasback 1,282       61      
Canyon Wren 8       8      
Caspian Tern 104       3      
Cassin's Auklet 2       1      
Cassin's Finch 200       39      
Cassin's Kingbird 342       139      
Cassin's Vireo 4       3      
Cattle Egret 2,351       28      
Cedar Waxwing 7,357       375      
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 2,331       760      
Chipping Sparrow 252       64      
Chukar 6       1      
Cinnamon Teal 889       100      
Clapper Rail 25       17      
Clark's Grebe 345       47      
Clark's Nutcracker 35       10      
Clay-colored Sparrow 2       2      
Cliff Swallow 98       12      
Common Gallinule 103       38      
Common Goldeneye 1,174       131      
Common Ground-Dove 138       33      
Common Loon 105       41      
Common Merganser 954       127      
Common Murre 32       6      
Common Poorwill 4       2      
Common Raven 4,367       935      
Common Redpoll 1       1      
Common Yellowthroat 261       125      
Cooper's Hawk 594       474      
Costa's Hummingbird 263       121      
Dark-eyed Junco 15,053       1,960      
Double-crested Cormorant 5,367       393      
Downy Woodpecker 345       259      
Dunlin 1,861       26      
Eared Grebe 1,343       120      
Eastern Phoebe 1       1      
Egyptian Goose 7       4      
Eurasian Collared-Dove 2,009       491      
Eurasian Wigeon 27       17      
European Starling 12,167       847      
Evening Grosbeak 39       5      
Ferruginous Hawk 41       26      
Forster's Tern 220       25      
Fox Sparrow 580       243      
Gadwall 6,146       121      
Gambel's Quail 428       38      
Gila Woodpecker 3       2      
Glaucous Gull 5       4      
Glaucous-winged Gull 818       69      
Golden Eagle 61       45      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 113       27      
Golden-crowned Sparrow 5,245       907      
Grace's Warbler 2       2      
Gray Flycatcher 8       5      
Gray Jay 5       1      
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch 148       1      
Great Blue Heron 801       371      
Great Egret 1,485       512      
Great Horned Owl 225       132      
Great-tailed Grackle 1,069       81      
Greater Roadrunner 105       81      
Greater Scaup 958       54      
Greater White-fronted Goose 14,078       66      
Greater Yellowlegs 246       76      
Green Heron 90       72      
Green-tailed Towhee 1       1      
Green-winged Teal 3,693       133      
Hairy Woodpecker 118       90      
Harris's Hawk 4       2      
Harris's Sparrow 2       2      
Heermann's Gull 172       20      
Hermit Thrush 407       280      
Hermit Warbler 3       3      
Herring Gull 1,224       71      
Hooded Merganser 217       75      
Hooded Warbler 1       1      
Horned Grebe 348       53      
Horned Lark 586       29      
House Finch 25,155       2,865      
House Sparrow 11,737       1,353      
House Wren 289       151      
Hutton's Vireo 193       105      
Inca Dove 1       1      
Indian Peafowl 128       18      
Island Scrub-Jay 7       3      
Juniper Titmouse 4       3      
Killdeer 1,511       289      
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 41       27      
Lark Sparrow 1,027       90      
Laughing Gull 2       1      
Lawrence's Goldfinch 262       34      
Le Conte's Thrasher 4       3      
Least Bittern 2       1      
Least Sandpiper 3,511       72      
Lesser Goldfinch 19,559       1,896      
Lesser Scaup 2,969       84      
Lesser Yellowlegs 36       20      
Lewis's Woodpecker 54       15      
Lilac-crowned Parrot 2       1      
Lincoln's Sparrow 203       129      
Little Blue Heron 13       9      
Loggerhead Shrike 145       73      
Long-billed Curlew 780       60      
Long-billed Dowitcher 1,726       35      
Long-eared Owl 34       4      
Long-tailed Duck 1       1      
Magnolia Warbler 1       1      
Mallard 14,646       911      
Mandarin Duck 11       4      
Marbled Godwit 2,150       61      
Marbled Murrelet 4       2      
Marsh Wren 338       66      
Merlin 71       61      
Mew Gull 638       38      
Mitred Parakeet 118       7      
Mountain Bluebird 287       36      
Mountain Chickadee 574       168      
Mountain Plover 150       1      
Mountain Quail 99       15      
Mourning Dove 13,397       2,500      
Mute Swan 28       14      
Nanday Parakeet 20       1      
Nashville Warbler 3       3      
Northern Flicker 1,574       842      
Northern Fulmar 1       1      
Northern Harrier 312       164      
Northern Mockingbird 2,240       1,227      
Northern Pintail 9,963       100      
Northern Pygmy-Owl 10       10      
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 100       23      
Northern Saw-whet Owl 5       5      
Northern Shoveler 24,491       209      
Nutmeg Mannikin 484       49      
Nuttall's Woodpecker 945       678      
Oak Titmouse 2,382       1,139      
Orange Bishop 14       1      
Orange-crowned Warbler 256       167      
Osprey 126       88      
Pacific Loon 63       15      
Pacific Wren 40       22      
Pacific-slope Flycatcher 9       5      
Palm Warbler 1       1      
Parasitic Jaeger 1       1      
Pelagic Cormorant 195       26      
Peregrine Falcon 49       43      
Phainopepla 114       52      
Pied-billed Grebe 1,147       308      
Pileated Woodpecker 36       29      
Pine Grosbeak 2       1      
Pine Siskin 1,716       186      
Pink-footed Shearwater 1       1      
Pinyon Jay 48       4      
Plumbeous Vireo 2       1      
Pomarine Jaeger 1       1      
Prairie Falcon 38       30      
Purple Finch 1,284       319      
Pygmy Nuthatch 397       95      
Red Crossbill 32       3      
Red Knot 12       2      
Red-breasted Merganser 144       34      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 173       99      
Red-breasted Sapsucker 116       101      
Red-crowned Parrot 1,599       41      
Red-lored Parrot 15       4      
Red-masked Parakeet 53       6      
Red-naped Sapsucker 11       8      
Red-necked Grebe 4       3      
Red-shouldered Hawk 1,159       726      
Red-tailed Hawk 2,628       1,251      
Red-throated Loon 135       14      
Red-whiskered Bulbul 246       17      
Red-winged Blackbird 18,400       566      
Reddish Egret 2       2      
Redhead 96       20      
Rhinoceros Auklet 77       2      
Ring-billed Gull 7,497       272      
Ring-necked Duck 1,671       127      
Ring-necked Pheasant 106       35      
Rock Pigeon 10,657       667      
Rock Wren 39       20      
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1       1      
Rose-ringed Parakeet 74       10      
Ross's Goose 43,042       13      
Rough-legged Hawk 4       3      
Royal Tern 122       9      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1,061       571      
Ruddy Duck 8,913       291      
Ruddy Turnstone 20       4      
Ruff 1       1      
Rufous Hummingbird 151       88      
Rufous-crowned Sparrow 118       40      
Sage Sparrow 108       20      
Sage Thrasher 22       17      
Sanderling 2,093       39      
Sandhill Crane 8,177       33      
Savannah Sparrow 2,548       125      
Say's Phoebe 409       233      
Scott's Oriole 4       4      
Semipalmated Plover 186       12      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 206       178      
Short-billed Dowitcher 554       11      
Short-eared Owl 6       4      
Snow Goose 69,993       57      
Snowy Egret 1,209       368      
Snowy Plover 431       18      
Song Sparrow 2,586       661      
Sora 19       15      
Spotted Dove 11       4      
Spotted Sandpiper 109       60      
Spotted Towhee 2,424       1,044      
Steller's Jay 1,764       536      
Stilt Sandpiper 50       1      
Surf Scoter 1,256       49      
Surfbird 65       8      
Swainson's Hawk 11       10      
Swamp Sparrow 1       1      
Thayer's Gull 49       14      
Thick-billed Kingbird 1       1      
Townsend's Solitaire 9       7      
Townsend's Warbler 236       154      
Tree Swallow 2,331       129      
Tricolored Blackbird 928       16      
Tropical Kingbird 6       6      
Tufted Duck 1       1      
Tundra Swan 1,031       25      
Turkey Vulture 5,384       1,173      
Varied Thrush 308       106      
Verdin 83       28      
Vermilion Flycatcher 19       13      
Vesper Sparrow 41       12      
Violet-green Swallow 68       14      
Virginia Rail 22       13      
Warbling Vireo 1       1      
Western Bluebird 2,655       627      
Western Grebe 2,419       143      
Western Gull 7,434       308      
Western Kingbird 2       2      
Western Meadowlark 3,592       247      
Western Sandpiper 1,387       35      
Western Screech-Owl 41       34      
Western Scrub-Jay 6,914       2,564      
Western Tanager 12       6      
Whimbrel 175       44      
White-breasted Nuthatch 1,038       579      
White-crowned Sparrow 21,434       2,232      
White-faced Ibis 1,843       36      
White-fronted Parrot 4       1      
White-headed Woodpecker 18       11      
White-tailed Kite 457       279      
White-throated Sparrow 137       83      
White-throated Swift 406       33      
White-winged Dove 13       5      
White-winged Scoter 28       4      
Wild Turkey 2,530       221      
Willet 2,645       102      
Williamson's Sapsucker 2       2      
Wilson's Snipe 102       32      
Wilson's Warbler 11       9      
Wood Duck 1,010       103      
Wrentit 303       136      
Yellow Warbler 24       17      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2       2      
Yellow-billed Magpie 1,045       203      
Yellow-chevroned Parakeet 110       19      
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 2       1      
Yellow-headed Blackbird 23       5      
Yellow-headed Parrot 36       7      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 6,849       1,273      
Total 751,944             

A total of 333 species were reported.

See list of localities in California with reports.

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