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1999 Results: Iowa

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

See list of localities in Iowa with reports.


Species [taxonomic]
[alphabetic]
Number of Birds   Number of Checklists
Reporting the Species
Snow Goose 795       3      
Canada Goose 8,445       53      
Gadwall 24       5      
American Wigeon 1       1      
Mallard 4,286       21      
Northern Pintail 52       3      
Ring-necked Duck 81       3      
Lesser Scaup 2       1      
Common Goldeneye 6       3      
Common Merganser 6       3      
Northern Bobwhite 1       1      
Ring-necked Pheasant 81       19      
Wild Turkey 291       14      
Great Blue Heron 3       1      
Bald Eagle 70       23      
Northern Harrier 6       5      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 16       13      
Cooper's Hawk 2       2      
Red-tailed Hawk 111       55      
Rough-legged Hawk 4       2      
American Kestrel 22       15      
Ring-billed Gull 151       3      
Herring Gull 16       1      
Rock Pigeon 385       22      
Mourning Dove 431       93      
Great Horned Owl 12       8      
Barred Owl 12       10      
Belted Kingfisher 1       1      
Red-headed Woodpecker 21       16      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 169       97      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 6       3      
Downy Woodpecker 392       144      
Hairy Woodpecker 117       64      
Northern Flicker 44       28      
Pileated Woodpecker 9       7      
Blue Jay 502       135      
American Crow 1,386       127      
Horned Lark 30       1      
Black-capped Chickadee 916       176      
Tufted Titmouse 147       53      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 23       7      
White-breasted Nuthatch 292       113      
Brown Creeper 22       16      
Carolina Wren 8       7      
Winter Wren 1       1      
Eastern Bluebird 18       3      
American Robin 627       30      
European Starling 3,284       118      
Cedar Waxwing 82       7      
American Tree Sparrow 557       61      
Fox Sparrow 2       2      
Song Sparrow 43       10      
Swamp Sparrow 1       1      
White-throated Sparrow 43       11      
Harris's Sparrow 43       9      
White-crowned Sparrow 3       2      
Dark-eyed Junco 2,023       189      
Northern Cardinal 829       170      
Red-winged Blackbird 417       9      
Rusty Blackbird 1       1      
Common Grackle 720       25      
Brown-headed Cowbird 20       5      
Purple Finch 209       37      
House Finch 867       100      
Pine Siskin 54       17      
American Goldfinch 1,136       104      
House Sparrow 1,992       169      
Total 32,369             

A total of 67 species were reported.

See list of localities in Iowa with reports.

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