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2012 Results: Iowa

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See list of localities in Iowa with reports.


Species [taxonomic]
[alphabetic]
Number of Birds   Number of Checklists
Reporting the Species
Canada Goose 36,082       345      
Greater White-fronted Goose 7,299       23      
Mallard 6,352       77      
House Sparrow 6,202       602      
Snow Goose 4,666       21      
European Starling 4,111       327      
Dark-eyed Junco 4,083       672      
American Crow 3,943       522      
American Goldfinch 3,345       413      
Northern Cardinal 2,526       712      
Black-capped Chickadee 2,410       656      
House Finch 1,817       356      
Ring-billed Gull 1,472       20      
Rock Pigeon 1,224       95      
Mourning Dove 1,131       296      
Downy Woodpecker 1,123       564      
American Tree Sparrow 1,111       126      
Blue Jay 1,054       417      
White-breasted Nuthatch 985       460      
Bald Eagle 953       271      
Wild Turkey 536       59      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 521       355      
Red-tailed Hawk 497       259      
Cedar Waxwing 409       15      
Red-winged Blackbird 407       25      
Purple Finch 381       119      
Hairy Woodpecker 347       235      
American Robin 344       95      
Tufted Titmouse 286       151      
Horned Lark 228       27      
Common Goldeneye 221       10      
Common Grackle 211       36      
Song Sparrow 175       25      
Trumpeter Swan 157       18      
Cackling Goose 154       6      
Northern Pintail 131       7      
Pine Siskin 129       29      
Eurasian Collared-Dove 110       47      
American Kestrel 109       59      
Northern Flicker 96       73      
Eurasian Tree Sparrow 84       17      
Herring Gull 82       6      
Ring-necked Pheasant 74       24      
Red-headed Woodpecker 65       43      
Tundra Swan 61       2      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 56       35      
White-throated Sparrow 56       26      
Brown Creeper 53       36      
Blue-winged Teal 50       1      
Lesser Scaup 45       3      
Cooper's Hawk 40       38      
Common Redpoll 37       1      
Harris's Sparrow 36       17      
Eastern Bluebird 35       17      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 35       34      
Common Merganser 33       6      
Barred Owl 31       22      
Western Meadowlark 30       2      
Northern Harrier 25       18      
Rusty Blackbird 24       2      
Great Horned Owl 23       16      
Canvasback 22       6      
Brown-headed Cowbird 19       4      
Pileated Woodpecker 18       15      
White-crowned Sparrow 18       11      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 15       8      
Ross's Goose 11       4      
Snow Bunting 11       2      
Winter Wren 11       7      
Carolina Wren 8       8      
Killdeer 8       4      
Wood Duck 8       3      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 8       4      
Great Blue Heron 7       3      
Turkey Vulture 7       3      
American White Pelican 6       2      
Eastern Screech-Owl 6       6      
Northern Bobwhite 6       3      
Rough-legged Hawk 6       6      
Fox Sparrow 5       4      
Greater Scaup 5       1      
Hooded Merganser 5       3      
Red-shouldered Hawk 5       5      
Redhead 5       2      
Belted Kingfisher 4       4      
Northern Saw-whet Owl 4       2      
Ring-necked Duck 4       2      
Long-eared Owl 3       3      
Northern Mockingbird 3       2      
Short-eared Owl 3       2      
Snowy Owl 3       3      
Swamp Sparrow 3       2      
Golden Eagle 2       2      
Peregrine Falcon 2       2      
American Black Duck 1       1      
American Coot 1       1      
American Wigeon 1       1      
Brown Thrasher 1       1      
Bullock's Oriole 1       1      
Gadwall 1       1      
Green-winged Teal 1       1      
Lesser Black-backed Gull 1       1      
Northern Shrike 1       1      
Spotted Towhee 1       1      
Total 98,574             

A total of 104 species were reported.

See list of localities in Iowa with reports.

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