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2005 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
Greater White-fronted Goose 777       11      
Snow Goose 8,894       15      
Ross's Goose 4       2      
Canada Goose 22,755       390      
Mute Swan 69       9      
Tundra Swan 23       4      
Wood Duck 63       20      
Gadwall 62       5      
American Wigeon 3       2      
American Black Duck 70       9      
Mallard 4,189       186      
Northern Shoveler 90       3      
Northern Pintail 11       3      
Green-winged Teal 1       1      
Canvasback 23       5      
Redhead 60       1      
Ring-necked Duck 435       6      
Greater Scaup 7       2      
Lesser Scaup 625       13      
Surf Scoter 1       1      
White-winged Scoter 1       1      
Long-tailed Duck 250       1      
Bufflehead 28       6      
Common Goldeneye 1,547       24      
Hooded Merganser 69       11      
Common Merganser 706       21      
Red-breasted Merganser 8       3      
Ruddy Duck 522       5      
Northern Bobwhite 31       4      
Ring-necked Pheasant 65       21      
Wild Turkey 386       30      
Pied-billed Grebe 1       1      
Double-crested Cormorant 123       4      
American White Pelican 60       2      
Great Blue Heron 67       28      
Black Vulture 9       3      
Turkey Vulture 110       28      
Bald Eagle 151       42      
Northern Harrier 40       22      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 47       45      
Cooper's Hawk 121       107      
Northern Goshawk 6       6      
Red-shouldered Hawk 16       11      
Red-tailed Hawk 401       222      
Rough-legged Hawk 12       6      
Golden Eagle 1       1      
American Kestrel 124       59      
Merlin 1       1      
Peregrine Falcon 3       3      
American Coot 77       10      
Killdeer 108       47      
Wilson's Snipe 1       1      
American Woodcock 4       4      
Ring-billed Gull 7,743       89      
Herring Gull 1,746       54      
Thayer's Gull 20       2      
Iceland Gull 6       1      
Lesser Black-backed Gull 8       5      
Glaucous Gull 5       3      
Rock Pigeon 1,560       97      
Eurasian Collared-Dove 33       5      
Mourning Dove 6,320       943      
Monk Parakeet 65       2      
Barn Owl 6       6      
Eastern Screech-Owl 7       7      
Great Horned Owl 41       34      
Barred Owl 29       21      
Long-eared Owl 4       4      
Short-eared Owl 11       2      
Belted Kingfisher 16       15      
Red-headed Woodpecker 109       84      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 693       468      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 10       8      
Downy Woodpecker 1,510       707      
Hairy Woodpecker 389       249      
Northern Flicker 214       147      
Pileated Woodpecker 39       33      
Loggerhead Shrike 1       1      
Northern Shrike 4       4      
Blue Jay 1,080       440      
American Crow 3,167       406      
Horned Lark 85       16      
Carolina Chickadee 297       96      
Black-capped Chickadee 2,067       688      
Tufted Titmouse 774       335      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 284       161      
White-breasted Nuthatch 958       462      
Brown Creeper 60       46      
Carolina Wren 238       157      
Winter Wren 23       19      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 9       4      
Eastern Bluebird 172       44      
Hermit Thrush 1       1      
American Robin 1,021       202      
Northern Mockingbird 118       92      
Brown Thrasher 1       1      
European Starling 23,155       669      
Cedar Waxwing 229       19      
Lapland Longspur 52       1      
Snow Bunting 48       11      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 15       5      
Eastern Towhee 6       6      
American Tree Sparrow 1,652       199      
Chipping Sparrow 6       3      
Field Sparrow 285       74      
Savannah Sparrow 67       3      
Fox Sparrow 41       24      
Song Sparrow 499       138      
Lincoln's Sparrow 1       1      
Swamp Sparrow 14       4      
White-throated Sparrow 600       160      
White-crowned Sparrow 148       50      
Dark-eyed Junco 5,753       820      
Northern Cardinal 5,568       1,014      
Red-winged Blackbird 10,179       211      
Eastern Meadowlark 40       9      
Rusty Blackbird 180       17      
Common Grackle 11,735       240      
Brown-headed Cowbird 867       96      
Purple Finch 600       147      
House Finch 4,030       653      
Common Redpoll 8       3      
Pine Siskin 186       43      
American Goldfinch 4,953       627      
Evening Grosbeak 6       1      
House Sparrow 11,213       846      
Eurasian Tree Sparrow 210       41      
Total 156,548             

A total of 127 species were reported.

See list of localities in Illinois with reports.

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