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2006 Results: Connecticut

Other years: 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

See list of localities in Connecticut with reports.


Species [taxonomic]
[alphabetic]
Number of Birds   Number of Checklists
Reporting the Species
Brant 186       3      
Canada Goose 3,216       79      
Mute Swan 67       21      
Wood Duck 8       3      
American Wigeon 12       1      
American Black Duck 184       24      
Mallard 1,089       58      
Northern Shoveler 1       1      
Canvasback 104       2      
Ring-necked Duck 224       4      
Greater Scaup 27       1      
Lesser Scaup 4       1      
Long-tailed Duck 228       2      
Bufflehead 147       6      
Common Goldeneye 175       3      
Hooded Merganser 88       15      
Common Merganser 355       18      
Red-breasted Merganser 53       7      
Ring-necked Pheasant 1       1      
Ruffed Grouse 3       3      
Wild Turkey 620       57      
Red-throated Loon 5       2      
Common Loon 3       2      
Pied-billed Grebe 1       1      
Horned Grebe 2       1      
Double-crested Cormorant 2       1      
Great Cormorant 77       6      
Great Blue Heron 9       9      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1       1      
Black Vulture 12       5      
Turkey Vulture 150       55      
Bald Eagle 31       11      
Northern Harrier 12       8      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 36       35      
Cooper's Hawk 28       26      
Northern Goshawk 4       4      
Red-shouldered Hawk 22       17      
Red-tailed Hawk 178       121      
Rough-legged Hawk 1       1      
Golden Eagle 2       2      
American Kestrel 5       4      
Merlin 2       2      
Peregrine Falcon 10       9      
American Coot 21       2      
Killdeer 1       1      
Wilson's Snipe 1       1      
American Woodcock 1       1      
Bonaparte's Gull 5       1      
Black-headed Gull 1       1      
Ring-billed Gull 859       41      
Herring Gull 1,268       64      
Lesser Black-backed Gull 1       1      
Great Black-backed Gull 130       20      
Rock Pigeon 634       46      
Mourning Dove 2,862       469      
Monk Parakeet 94       7      
Barn Owl 1       1      
Eastern Screech-Owl 1       1      
Great Horned Owl 8       6      
Barred Owl 1       1      
Long-eared Owl 1       1      
Northern Saw-whet Owl 1       1      
Belted Kingfisher 10       10      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 410       312      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 6       5      
Downy Woodpecker 1,033       475      
Hairy Woodpecker 307       194      
Northern Flicker 111       76      
Pileated Woodpecker 21       18      
Eastern Phoebe 2       2      
Northern Shrike 1       1      
Blue Jay 1,305       393      
American Crow 2,738       306      
Fish Crow 69       11      
Common Raven 4       3      
Horned Lark 6       1      
Black-capped Chickadee 2,763       587      
Tufted Titmouse 1,837       535      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 87       54      
White-breasted Nuthatch 766       400      
Brown Creeper 33       30      
Carolina Wren 230       147      
Winter Wren 24       16      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 13       5      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1       1      
Eastern Bluebird 186       55      
Hermit Thrush 12       11      
American Robin 966       140      
Gray Catbird 6       6      
Northern Mockingbird 51       44      
European Starling 3,156       191      
Cedar Waxwing 189       15      
Snow Bunting 22       2      
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1       1      
Pine Warbler 3       3      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 24       1      
Eastern Towhee 49       33      
American Tree Sparrow 477       93      
Field Sparrow 21       7      
Savannah Sparrow 16       5      
Grasshopper Sparrow 1       1      
Fox Sparrow 40       30      
Song Sparrow 310       139      
Swamp Sparrow 6       2      
White-throated Sparrow 1,497       304      
Dark-eyed Junco 3,610       496      
Northern Cardinal 1,366       456      
Red-winged Blackbird 485       65      
Rusty Blackbird 3       2      
Common Grackle 277       62      
Brown-headed Cowbird 187       22      
Purple Finch 29       14      
House Finch 1,376       302      
Common Redpoll 29       7      
Pine Siskin 21       9      
American Goldfinch 3,418       392      
House Sparrow 1,805       223      
Total 44,692             

A total of 117 species were reported.

See list of localities in Connecticut with reports.

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