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2012 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 2,144       67      
Fulvous Whistling-Duck 323       9      
Snow Goose 4       3      
Canada Goose 1,771       176      
Mute Swan 51       8      
Black Swan 25       4      
Egyptian Goose 88       21      
Muscovy Duck 28       2      
Wood Duck 1,204       204      
Gadwall 43       17      
American Wigeon 2,600       21      
American Black Duck 8       1      
Mallard 353       54      
Mottled Duck 1,973       319      
Blue-winged Teal 8,125       180      
Cinnamon Teal 1       1      
Northern Shoveler 2,022       61      
Northern Pintail 1,950       25      
Green-winged Teal 751       35      
Canvasback 101       7      
Redhead 3,193       25      
Ring-necked Duck 4,145       134      
Greater Scaup 182       17      
Lesser Scaup 21,329       145      
Black Scoter 16       3      
Bufflehead 786       72      
Common Goldeneye 6       5      
Hooded Merganser 1,534       225      
Red-breasted Merganser 867       74      
Ruddy Duck 126       15      
Northern Bobwhite 128       20      
Indian Peafowl 2       2      
Wild Turkey 658       87      
Red-throated Loon 4       1      
Common Loon 376       89      
Pied-billed Grebe 2,331       464      
Horned Grebe 133       42      
Wood Stork 1,770       519      
Magnificent Frigatebird 83       18      
Northern Gannet 482       24      
Double-crested Cormorant 11,402       774      
Anhinga 2,952       689      
American White Pelican 3,725       138      
Brown Pelican 7,019       578      
American Bittern 63       32      
Least Bittern 5       5      
Great Blue Heron 2,697       969      
Great Egret 4,850       940      
Snowy Egret 3,594       569      
Little Blue Heron 1,891       565      
Tricolored Heron 1,823       425      
Reddish Egret 117       45      
Cattle Egret 4,192       309      
Green Heron 277       135      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 280       79      
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 131       44      
White Ibis 18,066       1,023      
Glossy Ibis 3,070       211      
White-faced Ibis 3       1      
Roseate Spoonbill 775       109      
Black Vulture 7,787       930      
Turkey Vulture 10,007       1,241      
Osprey 2,349       935      
White-tailed Kite 3       3      
Swallow-tailed Kite 14       8      
Snail Kite 93       13      
Northern Harrier 248       91      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 44       41      
Cooper's Hawk 189       157      
Bald Eagle 597       341      
Red-shouldered Hawk 1,395       791      
Broad-winged Hawk 8       7      
Short-tailed Hawk 9       7      
Swainson's Hawk 4       2      
Red-tailed Hawk 316       209      
Clapper Rail 20       11      
King Rail 4       4      
Virginia Rail 6       3      
Sora 101       30      
Purple Swamphen 61       6      
Purple Gallinule 145       39      
Common Gallinule 10,878       316      
American Coot 148,758       425      
Limpkin 566       193      
Sandhill Crane 2,720       452      
Whooping Crane 23       12      
Black-bellied Plover 676       70      
Snowy Plover 19       6      
Wilson's Plover 52       11      
Semipalmated Plover 871       41      
Piping Plover 40       10      
Killdeer 1,313       260      
American Oystercatcher 118       33      
Black-necked Stilt 1,049       13      
American Avocet 793       18      
Spotted Sandpiper 79       49      
Solitary Sandpiper 7       6      
Greater Yellowlegs 640       77      
Willet 1,419       143      
Lesser Yellowlegs 1,056       60      
Whimbrel 13       8      
Long-billed Curlew 6       4      
Marbled Godwit 521       22      
Ruddy Turnstone 1,096       93      
Red Knot 135       10      
Sanderling 2,912       122      
Western Sandpiper 1,541       30      
Least Sandpiper 2,011       56      
Dunlin 10,491       58      
Stilt Sandpiper 138       4      
Short-billed Dowitcher 695       26      
Long-billed Dowitcher 1,057       9      
Wilson's Snipe 254       71      
American Woodcock 9       3      
Bonaparte's Gull 626       49      
Laughing Gull 14,421       448      
Ring-billed Gull 15,332       577      
Herring Gull 1,630       177      
Lesser Black-backed Gull 58       14      
Glaucous Gull 3       2      
Great Black-backed Gull 63       28      
Gull-billed Tern 3       1      
Caspian Tern 335       60      
Common Tern 13       6      
Forster's Tern 2,015       185      
Royal Tern 2,305       168      
Sandwich Tern 222       32      
Black Skimmer 6,462       88      
Pomarine Jaeger 2       2      
Rock Pigeon 3,146       240      
White-crowned Pigeon 6       2      
Eurasian Collared-Dove 2,129       480      
White-winged Dove 1,039       237      
Mourning Dove 10,996       2,156      
Common Ground-Dove 1,465       381      
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1       1      
Mangrove Cuckoo 2       1      
Barn Owl 7       6      
Eastern Screech-Owl 53       41      
Great Horned Owl 102       70      
Burrowing Owl 19       12      
Barred Owl 185       136      
Chuck-will's-widow 5       5      
Eastern Whip-poor-will 6       6      
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 234       153      
Black-chinned Hummingbird 11       11      
Rufous Hummingbird 29       24      
Buff-bellied Hummingbird 1       1      
Belted Kingfisher 745       459      
Red-headed Woodpecker 249       146      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2,700       1,454      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 175       151      
Downy Woodpecker 923       628      
Hairy Woodpecker 22       18      
Red-cockaded Woodpecker 14       6      
Northern Flicker 221       138      
Pileated Woodpecker 660       455      
Crested Caracara 61       31      
American Kestrel 495       240      
Merlin 14       14      
Peregrine Falcon 40       19      
Budgerigar 2       1      
Nanday Parakeet 126       25      
Monk Parakeet 567       73      
Blue-crowned Parakeet 56       9      
Green Parakeet 9       1      
Mitred Parakeet 38       2      
Red-masked Parakeet 123       4      
White-eyed Parakeet 26       1      
Chestnut-fronted Macaw 2       1      
Blue-and-yellow Macaw 19       4      
Yellow-chevroned Parakeet 8       2      
Red-crowned Parrot 8       2      
Eastern Phoebe 644       401      
Vermilion Flycatcher 3       2      
Great Crested Flycatcher 71       42      
La Sagra's Flycatcher 1       1      
Cassin's Kingbird 4       4      
Western Kingbird 24       6      
Gray Kingbird 5       5      
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 14       6      
Loggerhead Shrike 313       177      
White-eyed Vireo 327       172      
Yellow-throated Vireo 17       9      
Blue-headed Vireo 77       61      
Black-whiskered Vireo 2       2      
Blue Jay 4,845       1,634      
Florida Scrub-Jay 557       35      
American Crow 4,729       740      
Fish Crow 10,702       560      
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1,630       9      
Purple Martin 1,152       141      
Tree Swallow 3,055,693       355      
Barn Swallow 3       1      
Carolina Chickadee 1,958       774      
Tufted Titmouse 2,788       1,003      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 3       3      
White-breasted Nuthatch 60       48      
Brown-headed Nuthatch 168       63      
Brown Creeper 3       3      
House Wren 422       168      
Winter Wren 3       3      
Sedge Wren 35       19      
Marsh Wren 71       21      
Carolina Wren 1,976       961      
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1,041       340      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 13       6      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 386       200      
Eastern Bluebird 1,581       467      
Hermit Thrush 82       60      
American Robin 39,493       782      
Gray Catbird 1,089       485      
Northern Mockingbird 3,815       1,586      
Brown Thrasher 379       282      
Common Hill Myna 4       1      
Common Myna 16       6      
European Starling 6,751       342      
American Pipit 73       5      
Cedar Waxwing 14,804       370      
Ovenbird 23       16      
Louisiana Waterthrush 2       1      
Northern Waterthrush 4       3      
Black-and-white Warbler 138       98      
Orange-crowned Warbler 83       69      
Common Yellowthroat 352       103      
American Redstart 4       4      
Cape May Warbler 3       2      
Northern Parula 204       112      
Yellow Warbler 4       4      
Black-throated Blue Warbler 5       5      
Palm Warbler 2,811       609      
Pine Warbler 1,191       382      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 8,645       953      
Yellow-throated Warbler 188       139      
Prairie Warbler 49       40      
Black-throated Green Warbler 2       2      
Yellow-breasted Chat 2       1      
Green-tailed Towhee 1       1      
Eastern Towhee 535       154      
Bachman's Sparrow 32       6      
Chipping Sparrow 9,344       707      
Field Sparrow 121       29      
Vesper Sparrow 32       11      
Savannah Sparrow 812       115      
Grasshopper Sparrow 57       16      
Henslow's Sparrow 2       2      
Le Conte's Sparrow 1       1      
Saltmarsh Sparrow 1       1      
Seaside Sparrow 1       1      
Fox Sparrow 1       1      
Song Sparrow 208       53      
Lincoln's Sparrow 4       4      
Swamp Sparrow 269       63      
White-throated Sparrow 280       71      
White-crowned Sparrow 12       5      
Dark-eyed Junco 20       4      
Summer Tanager 12       11      
Western Tanager 3       3      
Northern Cardinal 8,315       2,171      
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2       2      
Blue Grosbeak 1       1      
Indigo Bunting 356       54      
Painted Bunting 1,339       339      
Dickcissel 2       2      
Red-winged Blackbird 36,482       853      
Eastern Meadowlark 165       45      
Rusty Blackbird 15       1      
Brewer's Blackbird 3       1      
Common Grackle 13,687       832      
Boat-tailed Grackle 10,287       611      
Shiny Cowbird 11       2      
Bronzed Cowbird 8       5      
Brown-headed Cowbird 6,095       278      
Bullock's Oriole 1       1      
Spot-breasted Oriole 14       8      
Baltimore Oriole 341       99      
House Finch 2,082       492      
Pine Siskin 23       11      
American Goldfinch 3,780       542      
House Sparrow 3,286       362      
Total 3,683,813             

A total of 280 species were reported.

See list of localities in Florida with reports.

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