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2012 Results: Georgia

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See list of localities in Georgia with reports.


Species [taxonomic]
[alphabetic]
Number of Birds   Number of Checklists
Reporting the Species
Greater White-fronted Goose 6       2      
Snow Goose 5       2      
Canada Goose 5,397       500      
Wood Duck 368       79      
Gadwall 294       13      
American Wigeon 20       3      
American Black Duck 19       5      
Mallard 1,198       213      
Blue-winged Teal 72       10      
Northern Shoveler 496       10      
Northern Pintail 8       2      
Green-winged Teal 160       12      
Canvasback 5       1      
Redhead 30       4      
Ring-necked Duck 608       32      
Greater Scaup 8       2      
Lesser Scaup 84       15      
Bufflehead 253       38      
Hooded Merganser 1,298       84      
Red-breasted Merganser 23       6      
Ruddy Duck 132       12      
Northern Bobwhite 40       10      
Wild Turkey 483       67      
Red-throated Loon 8       3      
Common Loon 21       12      
Pied-billed Grebe 338       86      
Horned Grebe 26       7      
Wood Stork 104       29      
Northern Gannet 12       4      
Double-crested Cormorant 1,436       88      
Anhinga 152       39      
American White Pelican 16       3      
Brown Pelican 495       41      
American Bittern 1       1      
Great Blue Heron 477       255      
Great Egret 556       113      
Snowy Egret 207       30      
Little Blue Heron 22       11      
Tricolored Heron 56       13      
Cattle Egret 35       9      
Green Heron 11       8      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 220       11      
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 21       4      
White Ibis 374       31      
Roseate Spoonbill 1       1      
Black Vulture 1,825       290      
Turkey Vulture 2,326       496      
Osprey 69       46      
Northern Harrier 33       24      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 78       66      
Cooper's Hawk 202       176      
Bald Eagle 70       42      
Red-shouldered Hawk 613       402      
Broad-winged Hawk 1       1      
Red-tailed Hawk 593       412      
Clapper Rail 118       18      
King Rail 4       2      
Virginia Rail 3       2      
Sora 5       3      
Common Gallinule 139       10      
American Coot 2,563       57      
Sandhill Crane 9,570       118      
Black-bellied Plover 493       7      
Wilson's Plover 16       3      
Semipalmated Plover 290       6      
Piping Plover 15       2      
Killdeer 697       86      
American Oystercatcher 93       3      
American Avocet 165       5      
Spotted Sandpiper 4       3      
Greater Yellowlegs 31       11      
Willet 229       10      
Lesser Yellowlegs 9       4      
Whimbrel 7       3      
Marbled Godwit 11       2      
Ruddy Turnstone 207       6      
Red Knot 3       2      
Sanderling 75       3      
Western Sandpiper 823       11      
Least Sandpiper 223       4      
Purple Sandpiper 26       2      
Dunlin 1,261       13      
Short-billed Dowitcher 1,577       7      
Wilson's Snipe 134       19      
American Woodcock 3       3      
Bonaparte's Gull 30       7      
Black-headed Gull 5       5      
Laughing Gull 699       33      
Ring-billed Gull 2,847       76      
Herring Gull 264       23      
Lesser Black-backed Gull 6       2      
Great Black-backed Gull 2       2      
Caspian Tern 6       2      
Forster's Tern 136       21      
Royal Tern 133       15      
Black Skimmer 678       4      
Rock Pigeon 2,074       117      
Eurasian Collared-Dove 216       72      
White-winged Dove 1       1      
Mourning Dove 8,709       2,177      
Common Ground-Dove 142       40      
Barn Owl 10       9      
Eastern Screech-Owl 19       16      
Great Horned Owl 38       30      
Barred Owl 87       62      
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 7       7      
Black-chinned Hummingbird 2       2      
Rufous Hummingbird 14       13      
Belted Kingfisher 198       153      
Red-headed Woodpecker 350       237      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2,164       1,495      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 367       306      
Downy Woodpecker 2,644       1,638      
Hairy Woodpecker 392       298      
Northern Flicker 411       261      
Pileated Woodpecker 477       343      
American Kestrel 71       55      
Merlin 2       2      
Peregrine Falcon 3       3      
Eastern Phoebe 530       328      
Loggerhead Shrike 48       29      
White-eyed Vireo 40       21      
Blue-headed Vireo 28       18      
Blue Jay 3,231       1,270      
American Crow 9,773       1,474      
Fish Crow 1,807       93      
Common Raven 12       2      
Horned Lark 8       3      
Purple Martin 153       21      
Tree Swallow 426       20      
Carolina Chickadee 8,335       2,595      
Tufted Titmouse 7,016       2,340      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 16       5      
White-breasted Nuthatch 2,566       1,433      
Brown-headed Nuthatch 1,912       1,063      
Brown Creeper 124       81      
House Wren 509       210      
Winter Wren 83       38      
Sedge Wren 8       7      
Marsh Wren 83       13      
Carolina Wren 3,367       1,738      
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4       4      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 188       101      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 548       345      
Eastern Bluebird 4,172       1,444      
Hermit Thrush 150       121      
American Robin 16,293       1,399      
Gray Catbird 131       76      
Northern Mockingbird 1,850       1,064      
Brown Thrasher 851       603      
European Starling 4,852       297      
American Pipit 329       11      
Cedar Waxwing 17,951       542      
Black-and-white Warbler 22       16      
Orange-crowned Warbler 28       21      
Nashville Warbler 1       1      
Common Yellowthroat 56       35      
Palm Warbler 57       32      
Pine Warbler 1,814       827      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 3,896       805      
Yellow-throated Warbler 82       17      
Eastern Towhee 1,885       1,037      
Bachman's Sparrow 1       1      
Chipping Sparrow 9,894       1,077      
Field Sparrow 957       188      
Vesper Sparrow 28       10      
Savannah Sparrow 556       69      
Henslow's Sparrow 1       1      
Nelson's Sparrow 12       4      
Saltmarsh Sparrow 20       4      
Seaside Sparrow 13       5      
Fox Sparrow 61       33      
Song Sparrow 1,782       677      
Swamp Sparrow 286       49      
White-throated Sparrow 1,859       624      
White-crowned Sparrow 106       48      
Dark-eyed Junco 4,228       1,067      
Summer Tanager 7       4      
Northern Cardinal 11,704       2,816      
Painted Bunting 9       4      
Red-winged Blackbird 25,037       709      
Eastern Meadowlark 424       49      
Rusty Blackbird 324       21      
Brewer's Blackbird 3       2      
Common Grackle 18,314       346      
Boat-tailed Grackle 726       37      
Brown-headed Cowbird 1,993       206      
Baltimore Oriole 115       30      
Purple Finch 1,284       372      
House Finch 6,308       1,636      
Pine Siskin 684       173      
American Goldfinch 12,070       1,606      
House Sparrow 1,551       312      
Total 258,996             

A total of 193 species were reported.

See list of localities in Georgia with reports.

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