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1999 Results: Illinois

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

See list of localities in Illinois with reports.


Species [taxonomic]
[alphabetic]
Number of Birds   Number of Checklists
Reporting the Species
Canada Goose 17,597       310      
Wood Duck 32       10      
Gadwall 10       4      
American Wigeon 4       1      
American Black Duck 86       7      
Mallard 2,791       213      
Ring-necked Duck 113       10      
Lesser Scaup 88       10      
Bufflehead 17       8      
Common Goldeneye 413       15      
Hooded Merganser 17       4      
Common Merganser 105       12      
Northern Bobwhite 26       7      
Ring-necked Pheasant 30       12      
Wild Turkey 397       22      
Pied-billed Grebe 1       1      
Great Blue Heron 169       12      
Bald Eagle 42       12      
Northern Harrier 6       6      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 37       36      
Cooper's Hawk 46       45      
Red-shouldered Hawk 6       6      
Red-tailed Hawk 324       216      
Rough-legged Hawk 2       2      
American Kestrel 109       66      
American Coot 116       14      
Killdeer 53       30      
Ring-billed Gull 587       18      
Herring Gull 219       20      
Rock Pigeon 551       81      
Mourning Dove 4,617       1,031      
Eastern Screech-Owl 5       4      
Great Horned Owl 43       29      
Barred Owl 18       16      
Belted Kingfisher 7       7      
Red-headed Woodpecker 97       68      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 561       405      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 16       14      
Downy Woodpecker 1,534       763      
Hairy Woodpecker 222       165      
Northern Flicker 137       102      
Pileated Woodpecker 11       8      
Blue Jay 1,197       514      
American Crow 4,456       888      
Horned Lark 62       15      
Carolina Chickadee 432       131      
Black-capped Chickadee 2,952       843      
Tufted Titmouse 836       339      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 43       33      
White-breasted Nuthatch 791       375      
Brown Creeper 79       68      
Carolina Wren 110       67      
Winter Wren 53       7      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 12       3      
Eastern Bluebird 43       20      
American Robin 1,023       208      
Northern Mockingbird 79       67      
European Starling 8,494       619      
Cedar Waxwing 34       5      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2       2      
Eastern Towhee 10       6      
American Tree Sparrow 1,308       185      
Chipping Sparrow 7       3      
Field Sparrow 640       68      
Fox Sparrow 31       15      
Song Sparrow 430       120      
Swamp Sparrow 5       3      
White-throated Sparrow 473       128      
White-crowned Sparrow 163       52      
Dark-eyed Junco 6,717       1,020      
Northern Cardinal 4,667       1,167      
Red-winged Blackbird 2,335       177      
Eastern Meadowlark 2       2      
Rusty Blackbird 180       14      
Common Grackle 5,730       279      
Brown-headed Cowbird 180       52      
Purple Finch 1,070       213      
House Finch 4,177       645      
Pine Siskin 42       13      
American Goldfinch 4,191       599      
House Sparrow 11,333       957      
Total 95,651             

A total of 81 species were reported.

See list of localities in Illinois with reports.

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