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2008 Results: Maryland

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

See list of localities in Maryland with reports.


Species [taxonomic]
[alphabetic]
Number of Birds   Number of Checklists
Reporting the Species
Greater White-fronted Goose 2       1      
Snow Goose 11,653       16      
Ross's Goose 1       1      
Brant 90       5      
Cackling Goose 1       1      
Canada Goose 64,084       384      
Mute Swan 89       32      
Tundra Swan 1,074       40      
Wood Duck 72       16      
Gadwall 436       16      
American Wigeon 251       16      
American Black Duck 483       35      
Mallard 3,810       195      
Blue-winged Teal 3       2      
Northern Shoveler 289       18      
Northern Pintail 783       15      
Green-winged Teal 681       9      
Canvasback 7,071       38      
Redhead 55       8      
Ring-necked Duck 1,108       37      
Greater Scaup 826       13      
Lesser Scaup 1,594       24      
Harlequin Duck 1       1      
Surf Scoter 179       9      
White-winged Scoter 8       2      
Long-tailed Duck 194       20      
Bufflehead 1,760       101      
Common Goldeneye 132       21      
Hooded Merganser 419       57      
Common Merganser 756       33      
Red-breasted Merganser 330       24      
Ruddy Duck 5,899       31      
Northern Bobwhite 11       4      
Ring-necked Pheasant 3       3      
Wild Turkey 240       19      
Red-throated Loon 32       9      
Common Loon 99       26      
Pied-billed Grebe 52       17      
Horned Grebe 103       19      
Red-necked Grebe 1       1      
Northern Gannet 16       6      
Double-crested Cormorant 122       13      
Great Cormorant 17       2      
American White Pelican 42       3      
Brown Pelican 18       3      
American Bittern 10       1      
Great Blue Heron 217       141      
Great Egret 1       1      
Snowy Egret 6       1      
Little Blue Heron 2       1      
Tricolored Heron 31       1      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 74       3      
Black Vulture 906       190      
Turkey Vulture 1,686       432      
Bald Eagle 195       103      
Northern Harrier 56       32      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 87       83      
Cooper's Hawk 107       96      
Red-shouldered Hawk 243       175      
Red-tailed Hawk 230       171      
Golden Eagle 1       1      
American Kestrel 26       22      
Merlin 8       8      
Peregrine Falcon 10       8      
Clapper Rail 2       1      
Virginia Rail 6       2      
American Coot 591       19      
Black-bellied Plover 3       1      
Killdeer 200       35      
American Oystercatcher 22       6      
Greater Yellowlegs 20       4      
Ruddy Turnstone 38       5      
Sanderling 123       8      
Western Sandpiper 7       2      
Least Sandpiper 8       1      
Purple Sandpiper 141       5      
Dunlin 725       4      
Wilson's Snipe 24       8      
American Woodcock 5       3      
Bonaparte's Gull 73       8      
Little Gull 1       1      
Ring-billed Gull 8,545       172      
Herring Gull 4,207       112      
Lesser Black-backed Gull 2       2      
Great Black-backed Gull 904       44      
Rock Pigeon 1,329       101      
Eurasian Collared-Dove 4       2      
Mourning Dove 7,292       1,331      
Barn Owl 6       5      
Eastern Screech-Owl 4       4      
Great Horned Owl 19       14      
Barred Owl 29       21      
Short-eared Owl 4       3      
Belted Kingfisher 60       55      
Red-headed Woodpecker 18       13      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1,131       810      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 122       102      
Downy Woodpecker 1,753       1,034      
Hairy Woodpecker 293       227      
Northern Flicker 315       173      
Pileated Woodpecker 159       130      
Eastern Phoebe 9       8      
Northern Shrike 1       1      
Blue Jay 2,804       927      
American Crow 7,524       784      
Fish Crow 1,423       63      
Common Raven 24       15      
Horned Lark 211       6      
Tree Swallow 14       3      
Carolina Chickadee 3,694       1,250      
Black-capped Chickadee 106       35      
Tufted Titmouse 2,927       1,150      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 596       371      
White-breasted Nuthatch 1,550       867      
Brown-headed Nuthatch 27       11      
Brown Creeper 132       113      
Carolina Wren 1,187       707      
Winter Wren 56       33      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 72       23      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 60       40      
Eastern Bluebird 847       260      
Hermit Thrush 37       32      
American Robin 8,096       551      
Gray Catbird 59       39      
Northern Mockingbird 621       429      
Brown Thrasher 11       9      
European Starling 15,048       620      
American Pipit 117       3      
Cedar Waxwing 1,489       94      
Lapland Longspur 2       1      
Snow Bunting 32       1      
Common Yellowthroat 1       1      
Pine Warbler 18       9      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 216       46      
Yellow-throated Warbler 1       1      
Eastern Towhee 119       58      
American Tree Sparrow 112       28      
Chipping Sparrow 90       45      
Field Sparrow 416       77      
Savannah Sparrow 125       9      
Fox Sparrow 69       38      
Song Sparrow 1,060       424      
Swamp Sparrow 106       14      
White-throated Sparrow 3,878       679      
White-crowned Sparrow 244       56      
Dark-eyed Junco 7,927       1,176      
Northern Cardinal 5,929       1,465      
Painted Bunting 2       2      
Red-winged Blackbird 6,619       441      
Eastern Meadowlark 16       5      
Rusty Blackbird 44       4      
Common Grackle 19,780       444      
Boat-tailed Grackle 36       4      
Brown-headed Cowbird 1,135       164      
Baltimore Oriole 3       3      
Purple Finch 331       112      
House Finch 5,000       955      
Common Redpoll 1       1      
Pine Siskin 95       26      
American Goldfinch 7,054       908      
Evening Grosbeak 1       1      
House Sparrow 6,842       833      
Total 253,017             

A total of 162 species were reported.

See list of localities in Maryland with reports.

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