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2005 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
Brant 159       3      
Canada Goose 2,301       67      
Mute Swan 111       26      
Wood Duck 8       7      
Gadwall 2       1      
American Wigeon 4       1      
American Black Duck 259       24      
Mallard 1,066       41      
Northern Pintail 2       1      
Ring-necked Duck 20       7      
Greater Scaup 31       3      
King Eider 2       1      
Common Eider 603       12      
Harlequin Duck 47       2      
Surf Scoter 15       2      
White-winged Scoter 43       2      
Black Scoter 1       1      
Long-tailed Duck 3       2      
Bufflehead 279       18      
Common Goldeneye 184       10      
Hooded Merganser 52       16      
Common Merganser 92       14      
Red-breasted Merganser 82       13      
Northern Bobwhite 27       5      
Ring-necked Pheasant 12       4      
Ruffed Grouse 10       7      
Wild Turkey 396       32      
Red-throated Loon 2       1      
Common Loon 9       8      
Horned Grebe 3       1      
Eared Grebe 1       1      
Double-crested Cormorant 31       5      
Great Cormorant 23       5      
Great Blue Heron 7       7      
Turkey Vulture 23       16      
Bald Eagle 17       8      
Northern Harrier 8       6      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 32       32      
Cooper's Hawk 27       26      
Northern Goshawk 2       2      
Red-shouldered Hawk 1       1      
Red-tailed Hawk 125       75      
Rough-legged Hawk 4       2      
American Kestrel 3       3      
Peregrine Falcon 1       1      
American Coot 5       3      
Sanderling 1       1      
Ring-billed Gull 515       32      
Herring Gull 1,683       68      
Iceland Gull 4       1      
Lesser Black-backed Gull 1       1      
Glaucous Gull 5       1      
Great Black-backed Gull 109       19      
Rock Pigeon 823       63      
Mourning Dove 2,594       406      
Eastern Screech-Owl 5       5      
Great Horned Owl 7       6      
Snowy Owl 2       2      
Barred Owl 6       5      
Long-eared Owl 1       1      
Belted Kingfisher 1       1      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 190       156      
Downy Woodpecker 879       470      
Hairy Woodpecker 259       177      
Northern Flicker 62       50      
Pileated Woodpecker 14       14      
Northern Shrike 1       1      
Blue Jay 1,250       304      
American Crow 1,723       252      
Fish Crow 5       2      
Common Raven 9       6      
Horned Lark 13       1      
Black-capped Chickadee 2,416       549      
Boreal Chickadee 18       8      
Tufted Titmouse 1,428       465      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 95       52      
White-breasted Nuthatch 808       418      
Brown Creeper 19       18      
Carolina Wren 250       176      
Winter Wren 18       15      
Marsh Wren 1       1      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 15       5      
Eastern Bluebird 108       31      
Hermit Thrush 2       2      
American Robin 1,237       107      
Gray Catbird 5       4      
Northern Mockingbird 74       62      
European Starling 2,296       210      
Cedar Waxwing 305       20      
Snow Bunting 22       3      
Pine Warbler 14       8      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 6       4      
Yellow-breasted Chat 3       1      
Eastern Towhee 4       3      
American Tree Sparrow 772       131      
Chipping Sparrow 17       6      
Clay-colored Sparrow 1       1      
Field Sparrow 46       12      
Savannah Sparrow 1       1      
Fox Sparrow 4       3      
Song Sparrow 241       117      
Swamp Sparrow 8       4      
White-throated Sparrow 277       101      
White-crowned Sparrow 3       2      
Dark-eyed Junco 2,797       431      
Northern Cardinal 1,448       454      
Red-winged Blackbird 396       51      
Rusty Blackbird 6       4      
Common Grackle 94       31      
Brown-headed Cowbird 124       18      
Pine Grosbeak 3       3      
Purple Finch 333       82      
House Finch 731       190      
Red Crossbill 1       1      
White-winged Crossbill 1       1      
Common Redpoll 59       12      
Hoary Redpoll 2       2      
Pine Siskin 42       9      
American Goldfinch 2,276       337      
House Sparrow 1,864       239      
Total 36,988             

A total of 120 species were reported.

See list of localities in Massachusetts with reports.

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