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2008 Results: Michigan

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See list of localities in Michigan with reports.


Species [taxonomic]
[alphabetic]
Number of Birds   Number of Checklists
Reporting the Species
Canada Goose 7,069       148      
Mute Swan 1,156       87      
Trumpeter Swan 77       18      
Tundra Swan 577       12      
Wood Duck 25       9      
Gadwall 84       4      
American Wigeon 6       2      
American Black Duck 237       33      
Mallard 8,886       204      
Northern Shoveler 7       1      
Northern Pintail 4       3      
Green-winged Teal 10       1      
Canvasback 4,709       27      
Redhead 5,038       30      
Ring-necked Duck 110       9      
Greater Scaup 2,046       13      
Lesser Scaup 80       10      
White-winged Scoter 7       4      
Black Scoter 2       2      
Long-tailed Duck 763       5      
Bufflehead 617       53      
Common Goldeneye 2,232       56      
Hooded Merganser 86       17      
Common Merganser 3,200       71      
Red-breasted Merganser 52       9      
Ruddy Duck 29       6      
Northern Bobwhite 1       1      
Ring-necked Pheasant 152       48      
Ruffed Grouse 47       27      
Spruce Grouse 1       1      
Sharp-tailed Grouse 43       5      
Wild Turkey 3,209       189      
Pied-billed Grebe 4       3      
Horned Grebe 4       1      
Great Blue Heron 86       33      
Turkey Vulture 33       19      
Bald Eagle 149       86      
Northern Harrier 25       23      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 107       102      
Cooper's Hawk 235       209      
Northern Goshawk 8       7      
Red-shouldered Hawk 18       17      
Red-tailed Hawk 318       201      
Rough-legged Hawk 53       25      
Golden Eagle 1       1      
American Kestrel 41       30      
Merlin 3       3      
Peregrine Falcon 9       7      
American Coot 278       10      
Sandhill Crane 12       6      
Killdeer 1       1      
Wilson's Snipe 1       1      
Bonaparte's Gull 1       1      
Ring-billed Gull 2,492       58      
Herring Gull 1,536       70      
Lesser Black-backed Gull 4       3      
Glaucous Gull 5       5      
Great Black-backed Gull 35       4      
Rock Pigeon 2,284       131      
Mourning Dove 13,744       1,605      
Eastern Screech-Owl 27       21      
Great Horned Owl 19       14      
Snowy Owl 2       2      
Barred Owl 15       13      
Long-eared Owl 11       3      
Short-eared Owl 3       1      
Northern Saw-whet Owl 1       1      
Belted Kingfisher 23       18      
Red-headed Woodpecker 118       75      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1,464       1,008      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 19       18      
Downy Woodpecker 3,344       1,582      
Hairy Woodpecker 1,427       787      
Northern Flicker 323       249      
Pileated Woodpecker 258       188      
Northern Shrike 15       14      
Gray Jay 19       7      
Blue Jay 5,084       1,278      
American Crow 5,087       739      
Common Raven 272       67      
Horned Lark 918       39      
Black-capped Chickadee 9,250       1,904      
Boreal Chickadee 7       4      
Tufted Titmouse 2,802       1,057      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1,831       967      
White-breasted Nuthatch 2,994       1,388      
Brown Creeper 77       57      
Carolina Wren 189       141      
Winter Wren 4       4      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 12       5      
Eastern Bluebird 531       123      
Hermit Thrush 1       1      
American Robin 1,138       112      
Northern Mockingbird 3       3      
Brown Thrasher 1       1      
European Starling 10,522       588      
Bohemian Waxwing 1,439       16      
Cedar Waxwing 892       70      
Lapland Longspur 8       3      
Snow Bunting 1,020       38      
Pine Warbler 5       5      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 9       3      
Eastern Towhee 1       1      
American Tree Sparrow 4,606       589      
Field Sparrow 2       2      
Savannah Sparrow 1       1      
Fox Sparrow 26       14      
Song Sparrow 336       132      
Swamp Sparrow 2       2      
White-throated Sparrow 196       85      
White-crowned Sparrow 119       47      
Dark-eyed Junco 11,059       1,558      
Northern Cardinal 8,216       1,693      
Red-winged Blackbird 64       31      
Common Grackle 741       77      
Brown-headed Cowbird 438       33      
Pine Grosbeak 784       75      
Purple Finch 1,262       289      
House Finch 4,823       886      
Red Crossbill 2       1      
Common Redpoll 3,567       312      
Hoary Redpoll 2       2      
Pine Siskin 378       82      
American Goldfinch 13,254       1,379      
Evening Grosbeak 290       30      
House Sparrow 9,393       984      
Total 172,795             

A total of 126 species were reported.

See list of localities in Michigan with reports.

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