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2009 Results: Kentucky

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See list of localities in Kentucky with reports.


Species [taxonomic]
[alphabetic]
Number of Birds   Number of Checklists
Reporting the Species
Greater White-fronted Goose 250       1      
Snow Goose 552       8      
Ross's Goose 2       2      
Cackling Goose 12       2      
Canada Goose 7,161       196      
Mute Swan 13       3      
Tundra Swan 8       3      
Wood Duck 53       13      
Gadwall 195       15      
American Wigeon 14       2      
American Black Duck 39       7      
Mallard 2,460       102      
Northern Shoveler 195       9      
Northern Pintail 230       2      
Green-winged Teal 65       1      
Canvasback 158       10      
Redhead 30       4      
Ring-necked Duck 107       11      
Greater Scaup 4       1      
Lesser Scaup 67       8      
White-winged Scoter 3       2      
Bufflehead 34       8      
Common Goldeneye 20       7      
Hooded Merganser 42       15      
Ruddy Duck 72       1      
Northern Bobwhite 47       14      
Wild Turkey 1,164       71      
Pied-billed Grebe 40       9      
Horned Grebe 2       2      
Double-crested Cormorant 30       5      
American White Pelican 700       4      
Great Blue Heron 175       91      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 2       1      
Black Vulture 376       71      
Turkey Vulture 1,088       210      
Bald Eagle 38       21      
Northern Harrier 17       10      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 36       30      
Cooper's Hawk 73       64      
Red-shouldered Hawk 75       54      
Red-tailed Hawk 284       163      
Golden Eagle 1       1      
American Kestrel 112       65      
American Coot 274       20      
Sandhill Crane 4,117       20      
Whooping Crane 1       1      
Killdeer 275       64      
Wilson's Snipe 20       5      
American Woodcock 23       8      
Bonaparte's Gull 210       7      
Ring-billed Gull 1,810       32      
Herring Gull 90       12      
Forster's Tern 12       2      
Rock Pigeon 1,863       91      
Eurasian Collared-Dove 19       11      
Mourning Dove 5,511       860      
Barn Owl 3       3      
Eastern Screech-Owl 13       8      
Great Horned Owl 27       22      
Barred Owl 7       5      
Belted Kingfisher 34       28      
Red-headed Woodpecker 121       83      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 585       400      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 53       45      
Downy Woodpecker 841       478      
Hairy Woodpecker 191       139      
Northern Flicker 175       113      
Pileated Woodpecker 150       100      
Eastern Phoebe 22       16      
Loggerhead Shrike 2       2      
Blue Jay 1,682       570      
American Crow 2,450       352      
Horned Lark 53       9      
Carolina Chickadee 2,259       717      
Tufted Titmouse 1,792       634      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 35       26      
White-breasted Nuthatch 652       339      
Brown Creeper 42       30      
Carolina Wren 631       342      
Winter Wren 92       34      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 17       10      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 7       6      
Eastern Bluebird 722       217      
Hermit Thrush 7       4      
American Robin 8,333       714      
Northern Mockingbird 566       366      
Brown Thrasher 21       19      
European Starling 23,169       548      
American Pipit 1       1      
Cedar Waxwing 762       49      
Pine Warbler 6       6      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 202       39      
Eastern Towhee 218       125      
American Tree Sparrow 322       77      
Chipping Sparrow 7       2      
Field Sparrow 695       124      
Savannah Sparrow 25       9      
Fox Sparrow 97       45      
Song Sparrow 1,223       337      
Swamp Sparrow 47       12      
White-throated Sparrow 1,169       289      
White-crowned Sparrow 497       117      
Dark-eyed Junco 2,280       504      
Northern Cardinal 4,364       884      
Red-winged Blackbird 1,846       157      
Eastern Meadowlark 272       61      
Rusty Blackbird 140       23      
Common Grackle 7,102       202      
Brown-headed Cowbird 781       59      
Purple Finch 729       198      
House Finch 1,908       456      
White-winged Crossbill 15       1      
Pine Siskin 1,393       93      
American Goldfinch 8,420       679      
House Sparrow 3,035       451      
Total 112,581             

A total of 115 species were reported.

See list of localities in Kentucky with reports.

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