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2012 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 5,623       36      
Snow Goose 87,841       48      
Ross's Goose 21       5      
Cackling Goose 656       19      
Canada Goose 53,794       821      
Mute Swan 98       20      
Trumpeter Swan 177       13      
Tundra Swan 117       9      
Wood Duck 56       22      
Gadwall 704       16      
American Wigeon 19       7      
American Black Duck 43       15      
Mallard 9,547       407      
Northern Shoveler 316       14      
Northern Pintail 577       22      
Green-winged Teal 375       9      
Canvasback 435       16      
Redhead 70       16      
Ring-necked Duck 279       21      
Greater Scaup 115       8      
Lesser Scaup 520       16      
Harlequin Duck 2       2      
Surf Scoter 2       2      
White-winged Scoter 20       3      
Bufflehead 39       13      
Common Goldeneye 3,528       63      
Hooded Merganser 62       15      
Common Merganser 2,045       54      
Red-breasted Merganser 267       12      
Ruddy Duck 94       8      
Northern Bobwhite 21       5      
Ring-necked Pheasant 45       24      
Wild Turkey 565       52      
Common Loon 4       1      
Pied-billed Grebe 22       7      
Horned Grebe 1       1      
Red-necked Grebe 1       1      
Double-crested Cormorant 13       6      
American White Pelican 87       7      
Great Blue Heron 162       78      
Black Vulture 11       5      
Turkey Vulture 421       109      
Northern Harrier 72       29      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 65       61      
Cooper's Hawk 234       209      
Bald Eagle 710       125      
Red-shouldered Hawk 31       23      
Red-tailed Hawk 784       439      
Rough-legged Hawk 27       14      
American Coot 1,546       33      
Sandhill Crane 851       37      
Killdeer 120       49      
American Woodcock 18       11      
Bonaparte's Gull 8       1      
Ring-billed Gull 6,120       139      
Herring Gull 2,175       87      
Thayer's Gull 4       3      
Glaucous Gull 1       1      
Great Black-backed Gull 1       1      
Rock Pigeon 1,526       139      
Eurasian Collared-Dove 136       51      
Mourning Dove 5,406       1,291      
Barn Owl 1       1      
Eastern Screech-Owl 6       6      
Great Horned Owl 72       56      
Snowy Owl 9       8      
Barred Owl 74       49      
Long-eared Owl 4       4      
Short-eared Owl 17       5      
Northern Saw-whet Owl 4       4      
Belted Kingfisher 40       37      
Red-headed Woodpecker 154       93      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1,280       796      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 27       21      
Downy Woodpecker 2,344       1,246      
Hairy Woodpecker 447       327      
Northern Flicker 206       148      
Pileated Woodpecker 49       36      
American Kestrel 181       106      
Peregrine Falcon 4       4      
Monk Parakeet 77       6      
Eastern Phoebe 6       5      
Loggerhead Shrike 3       3      
Northern Shrike 4       4      
Blue Jay 1,728       650      
American Crow 4,305       677      
Horned Lark 246       44      
Carolina Chickadee 601       179      
Black-capped Chickadee 3,941       1,224      
Tufted Titmouse 1,223       475      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 110       77      
White-breasted Nuthatch 1,773       862      
Brown Creeper 118       89      
Winter Wren 13       9      
Carolina Wren 227       149      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 14       6      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1       1      
Eastern Bluebird 313       115      
Mountain Bluebird 1       1      
Hermit Thrush 6       6      
American Robin 1,621       368      
Northern Mockingbird 82       64      
Brown Thrasher 3       2      
European Starling 23,576       780      
Cedar Waxwing 443       31      
Lapland Longspur 79       4      
Snow Bunting 10       3      
Pine Warbler 1       1      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 28       13      
Spotted Towhee 1       1      
Eastern Towhee 30       16      
American Tree Sparrow 1,945       311      
Field Sparrow 50       26      
Savannah Sparrow 27       5      
Le Conte's Sparrow 2       2      
Fox Sparrow 38       21      
Song Sparrow 638       190      
Swamp Sparrow 46       18      
White-throated Sparrow 616       142      
White-crowned Sparrow 268       82      
Dark-eyed Junco 6,740       1,300      
Northern Cardinal 7,294       1,659      
Red-winged Blackbird 9,873       289      
Eastern Meadowlark 89       21      
Rusty Blackbird 121       8      
Common Grackle 20,477       187      
Brown-headed Cowbird 6,845       90      
Purple Finch 457       176      
House Finch 4,453       985      
White-winged Crossbill 80       5      
Common Redpoll 166       23      
Pine Siskin 771       176      
American Goldfinch 6,356       962      
European Goldfinch 2       2      
House Sparrow 15,862       1,263      
Eurasian Tree Sparrow 382       39      
Total 317,731             

A total of 136 species were reported.

See list of localities in Illinois with reports.

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