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2008 Results: Florida

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See list of localities in Florida with reports.


Species [taxonomic]
[alphabetic]
Number of Birds   Number of Checklists
Reporting the Species
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 1,324       36      
Fulvous Whistling-Duck 591       10      
Greater White-fronted Goose 1       1      
Snow Goose 29       10      
Canada Goose 1,352       149      
Mute Swan 6       2      
Egyptian Goose 14       4      
Muscovy Duck 1,207       223      
Wood Duck 1,100       212      
Gadwall 11       6      
American Wigeon 105       17      
American Black Duck 12       4      
Mallard 2,394       357      
Mottled Duck 1,555       237      
Blue-winged Teal 6,714       114      
Northern Shoveler 1,478       40      
Northern Pintail 1,247       22      
Green-winged Teal 751       41      
Canvasback 50       10      
Redhead 691       17      
Ring-necked Duck 3,913       105      
Greater Scaup 20       7      
Lesser Scaup 9,315       130      
Surf Scoter 5       1      
White-winged Scoter 1       1      
Long-tailed Duck 3       2      
Bufflehead 553       51      
Common Goldeneye 2       2      
Hooded Merganser 1,220       158      
Red-breasted Merganser 490       57      
Ruddy Duck 596       20      
Northern Bobwhite 144       27      
Indian Peafowl 60       9      
Wild Turkey 647       96      
Red-throated Loon 3       2      
Common Loon 337       79      
Pied-billed Grebe 1,483       302      
Horned Grebe 361       34      
Eared Grebe 4       2      
Wood Stork 2,226       428      
Magnificent Frigatebird 22       17      
Northern Gannet 377       26      
Double-crested Cormorant 11,115       662      
Anhinga 3,030       638      
American White Pelican 7,258       109      
Brown Pelican 4,589       449      
American Bittern 40       26      
Least Bittern 16       2      
Great Blue Heron 2,357       850      
Great Egret 4,293       854      
Snowy Egret 4,483       516      
Little Blue Heron 1,480       507      
Tricolored Heron 1,062       309      
Reddish Egret 68       38      
Cattle Egret 5,904       295      
Green Heron 248       136      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 337       71      
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 262       62      
White Ibis 17,870       835      
Scarlet Ibis 4       4      
Glossy Ibis 2,465       154      
Roseate Spoonbill 1,863       62      
Black Vulture 6,739       750      
Turkey Vulture 11,727       1,099      
Osprey 1,800       766      
Swallow-tailed Kite 6       6      
Snail Kite 31       12      
Bald Eagle 572       317      
Northern Harrier 200       89      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 60       51      
Cooper's Hawk 181       151      
Red-shouldered Hawk 1,320       692      
Broad-winged Hawk 39       15      
Short-tailed Hawk 10       10      
Swainson's Hawk 3       3      
Red-tailed Hawk 400       271      
Crested Caracara 59       26      
American Kestrel 478       196      
Merlin 15       12      
Peregrine Falcon 32       22      
Clapper Rail 38       15      
King Rail 2       2      
Virginia Rail 6       3      
Sora 27       12      
Purple Swamphen 54       6      
Purple Gallinule 99       40      
American Coot 148,996       277      
Limpkin 258       122      
Sandhill Crane 18,370       399      
Whooping Crane 23       9      
Black-bellied Plover 1,483       47      
Wilson's Plover 215       16      
Semipalmated Plover 1,070       29      
Piping Plover 109       10      
Killdeer 1,185       235      
American Oystercatcher 142       23      
Black-necked Stilt 163       14      
American Avocet 248       15      
Spotted Sandpiper 78       35      
Solitary Sandpiper 3       3      
Greater Yellowlegs 414       54      
Willet 2,373       82      
Lesser Yellowlegs 1,087       39      
Whimbrel 10       5      
Long-billed Curlew 1       1      
Marbled Godwit 230       9      
Ruddy Turnstone 777       45      
Red Knot 732       11      
Sanderling 2,361       60      
Western Sandpiper 1,603       18      
Least Sandpiper 2,311       49      
Dunlin 4,849       38      
Stilt Sandpiper 68       7      
Short-billed Dowitcher 1,422       21      
Long-billed Dowitcher 10,144       8      
Wilson's Snipe 80       47      
American Woodcock 9       7      
Bonaparte's Gull 897       55      
Laughing Gull 14,952       393      
Ring-billed Gull 22,401       497      
Herring Gull 8,198       172      
Iceland Gull 1       1      
Lesser Black-backed Gull 44       15      
Glaucous Gull 1       1      
Great Black-backed Gull 156       21      
Brown Noddy 5       1      
Sooty Tern 2       1      
Gull-billed Tern 5       4      
Caspian Tern 246       41      
Common Tern 1       1      
Forster's Tern 1,594       123      
Royal Tern 1,438       106      
Sandwich Tern 188       22      
Black Skimmer 5,791       61      
Parasitic Jaeger 3       2      
Rock Pigeon 3,638       294      
White-crowned Pigeon 32       4      
Eurasian Collared-Dove 2,287       444      
White-winged Dove 1,013       204      
Mourning Dove 9,165       1,832      
Common Ground-Dove 1,169       301      
Budgerigar 31       3      
Rose-ringed Parakeet 3       2      
Nanday Parakeet 277       33      
Monk Parakeet 672       93      
Blue-crowned Parakeet 7       1      
Chestnut-fronted Macaw 12       1      
White-winged Parakeet 1       1      
Yellow-chevroned Parakeet 21       4      
Red-crowned Parrot 99       3      
Yellow-naped Parrot 12       1      
Smooth-billed Ani 1       1      
Barn Owl 13       10      
Eastern Screech-Owl 58       41      
Great Horned Owl 91       58      
Burrowing Owl 34       16      
Barred Owl 169       109      
Short-eared Owl 1       1      
Eastern Whip-poor-will 19       14      
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 141       108      
Black-chinned Hummingbird 11       9      
Rufous Hummingbird 10       10      
Buff-bellied Hummingbird 3       3      
Belted Kingfisher 735       406      
Red-headed Woodpecker 175       125      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2,230       1,182      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 203       164      
Downy Woodpecker 761       495      
Hairy Woodpecker 34       29      
Red-cockaded Woodpecker 41       18      
Northern Flicker 260       145      
Pileated Woodpecker 569       380      
Least Flycatcher 1       1      
Eastern Phoebe 650       357      
Vermilion Flycatcher 2       2      
Great Crested Flycatcher 63       38      
Cassin's Kingbird 1       1      
Western Kingbird 20       8      
Eastern Kingbird 2       2      
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 18       7      
Loggerhead Shrike 377       189      
White-eyed Vireo 207       111      
Blue-headed Vireo 101       64      
Blue Jay 3,818       1,340      
Florida Scrub-Jay 103       28      
American Crow 7,960       742      
Fish Crow 14,746       442      
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 443       5      
Purple Martin 701       130      
Tree Swallow 14,688       213      
Barn Swallow 1       1      
Cave Swallow 2       2      
Carolina Chickadee 1,856       698      
Tufted Titmouse 2,208       847      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 17       6      
White-breasted Nuthatch 82       60      
Brown-headed Nuthatch 127       53      
Brown Creeper 6       5      
Carolina Wren 1,843       803      
House Wren 563       200      
Winter Wren 12       3      
Sedge Wren 101       16      
Marsh Wren 41       15      
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1,144       331      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 12       7      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 502       218      
Eastern Bluebird 1,023       313      
Hermit Thrush 83       56      
American Robin 85,055       796      
Gray Catbird 810       419      
Northern Mockingbird 3,438       1,381      
Brown Thrasher 360       244      
Common Hill Myna 2       1      
Common Myna 37       11      
European Starling 5,248       307      
American Pipit 65       13      
Sprague's Pipit 1       1      
Cedar Waxwing 2,229       87      
Ovenbird 26       19      
Louisiana Waterthrush 2       1      
Northern Waterthrush 7       3      
Black-and-white Warbler 129       91      
Orange-crowned Warbler 75       59      
Nashville Warbler 2       2      
Common Yellowthroat 346       110      
American Redstart 9       9      
Cape May Warbler 2       2      
Northern Parula 154       78      
Yellow Warbler 19       11      
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1       1      
Palm Warbler 2,547       487      
Pine Warbler 1,458       351      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 5,773       822      
Yellow-throated Warbler 112       81      
Prairie Warbler 49       35      
Black-throated Green Warbler 2       1      
Bananaquit 2       2      
Eastern Towhee 411       172      
Bachman's Sparrow 22       9      
Chipping Sparrow 8,585       549      
Field Sparrow 223       45      
Vesper Sparrow 43       13      
Lark Sparrow 3       2      
Savannah Sparrow 705       77      
Grasshopper Sparrow 44       11      
Henslow's Sparrow 4       2      
Nelson's Sparrow 22       3      
Saltmarsh Sparrow 10       1      
Seaside Sparrow 12       4      
Song Sparrow 277       78      
Lincoln's Sparrow 1       1      
Swamp Sparrow 229       70      
White-throated Sparrow 288       66      
White-crowned Sparrow 40       9      
Dark-eyed Junco 15       3      
Summer Tanager 16       16      
Western Tanager 1       1      
Northern Cardinal 6,975       1,918      
Lazuli Bunting 1       1      
Indigo Bunting 244       40      
Painted Bunting 686       226      
Red-winged Blackbird 11,858       790      
Eastern Meadowlark 423       57      
Rusty Blackbird 98       8      
Brewer's Blackbird 59       15      
Common Grackle 11,841       738      
Boat-tailed Grackle 7,329       492      
Bronzed Cowbird 7       3      
Brown-headed Cowbird 4,976       221      
Bullock's Oriole 1       1      
Spot-breasted Oriole 20       12      
Baltimore Oriole 209       83      
Purple Finch 34       16      
House Finch 1,653       403      
Pine Siskin 86       19      
American Goldfinch 10,056       751      
House Sparrow 2,570       342      
Total 647,352             

A total of 277 species were reported.

See list of localities in Florida with reports.

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