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2000 Results: Massachusetts

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

See list of localities in Massachusetts with reports.


Species [taxonomic]
[alphabetic]
Number of Birds   Number of Checklists
Reporting the Species
Canada Goose 1,922       66      
Mute Swan 92       14      
Wood Duck 39       5      
Gadwall 3       1      
Eurasian Wigeon 1       1      
American Wigeon 5       2      
American Black Duck 518       24      
Mallard 1,442       49      
Northern Pintail 1       1      
Green-winged Teal 6       1      
Canvasback 59       2      
Ring-necked Duck 8       1      
Greater Scaup 42       5      
Lesser Scaup 14       1      
Common Eider 687       7      
Harlequin Duck 17       1      
Surf Scoter 24       2      
White-winged Scoter 5       2      
Bufflehead 312       22      
Common Goldeneye 60       6      
Hooded Merganser 28       7      
Common Merganser 79       12      
Red-breasted Merganser 63       14      
Northern Bobwhite 60       6      
Ring-necked Pheasant 6       3      
Ruffed Grouse 3       3      
Wild Turkey 287       24      
Red-throated Loon 3       1      
Common Loon 6       2      
Horned Grebe 4       3      
Great Cormorant 42       3      
Great Blue Heron 19       18      
Turkey Vulture 7       3      
Bald Eagle 10       7      
Northern Harrier 12       6      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 29       28      
Cooper's Hawk 25       25      
Northern Goshawk 2       2      
Red-shouldered Hawk 5       3      
Red-tailed Hawk 124       91      
Rough-legged Hawk 16       3      
American Kestrel 3       3      
Merlin 1       1      
Peregrine Falcon 1       1      
Killdeer 1       1      
Sanderling 106       1      
Purple Sandpiper 6       1      
Common Snipe 1       1      
Bonaparte's Gull 6       3      
Ring-billed Gull 433       13      
Herring Gull 808       77      
Iceland Gull 1       1      
Great Black-backed Gull 90       19      
Rock Pigeon 1,635       116      
Mourning Dove 3,998       616      
Eastern Screech-Owl 9       7      
Great Horned Owl 8       6      
Barred Owl 8       8      
Long-eared Owl 9       1      
Short-eared Owl 3       2      
Belted Kingfisher 7       6      
Red-headed Woodpecker 1       1      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 149       133      
Downy Woodpecker 1,070       566      
Hairy Woodpecker 296       177      
Northern Flicker 114       89      
Pileated Woodpecker 19       18      
Northern Shrike 8       4      
Blue Jay 2,748       631      
American Crow 2,547       524      
Fish Crow 3       2      
Common Raven 43       12      
Horned Lark 2       1      
Black-capped Chickadee 3,215       763      
Tufted Titmouse 2,204       687      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 300       188      
White-breasted Nuthatch 1,045       549      
Brown Creeper 90       74      
Carolina Wren 293       207      
Winter Wren 49       19      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 7       5      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1       1      
Eastern Bluebird 147       42      
Hermit Thrush 6       6      
American Robin 1,443       135      
Gray Catbird 13       8      
Northern Mockingbird 116       93      
European Starling 5,382       347      
Bohemian Waxwing 360       3      
Cedar Waxwing 964       24      
Snow Bunting 22       2      
Black-and-white Warbler 1       1      
Palm Warbler 1       1      
Pine Warbler 8       2      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 27       11      
Eastern Towhee 3       2      
American Tree Sparrow 961       165      
Field Sparrow 84       13      
Savannah Sparrow 6       3      
Fox Sparrow 41       14      
Song Sparrow 469       150      
Swamp Sparrow 5       2      
White-throated Sparrow 478       147      
White-crowned Sparrow 2       2      
Dark-eyed Junco 4,792       663      
Northern Cardinal 1,692       603      
Red-winged Blackbird 414       17      
Eastern Meadowlark 26       1      
Rusty Blackbird 2       2      
Common Grackle 226       35      
Brown-headed Cowbird 83       9      
Purple Finch 449       116      
House Finch 1,610       312      
White-winged Crossbill 1       1      
Common Redpoll 511       51      
Pine Siskin 223       44      
American Goldfinch 3,711       478      
Evening Grosbeak 164       12      
House Sparrow 4,281       383      
Total 56,149             

A total of 119 species were reported.

See list of localities in Massachusetts with reports.

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