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2011 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
Greater White-fronted Goose 1       1      
Snow Goose 1       1      
Canada Goose 11,547       355      
Mute Swan 1,149       118      
Trumpeter Swan 230       22      
Tundra Swan 71       7      
Wood Duck 25       12      
Gadwall 132       10      
American Wigeon 5       3      
American Black Duck 262       39      
Mallard 9,602       256      
Northern Shoveler 3       2      
Northern Pintail 5       4      
Green-winged Teal 1       1      
Canvasback 569       12      
Redhead 17,953       47      
Ring-necked Duck 140       10      
Greater Scaup 2,661       21      
Lesser Scaup 1,207       20      
Harlequin Duck 5       5      
Surf Scoter 1       1      
White-winged Scoter 36       12      
Long-tailed Duck 117       8      
Bufflehead 1,152       56      
Common Goldeneye 2,090       82      
Hooded Merganser 254       31      
Common Merganser 4,867       73      
Red-breasted Merganser 205       20      
Ruddy Duck 2       2      
Ring-necked Pheasant 44       23      
Ruffed Grouse 66       42      
Sharp-tailed Grouse 1       1      
Wild Turkey 2,081       147      
Common Loon 2       1      
Horned Grebe 11       7      
Great Blue Heron 27       17      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 3       1      
Turkey Vulture 71       32      
Bald Eagle 209       109      
Northern Harrier 7       6      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 77       77      
Cooper's Hawk 208       187      
Northern Goshawk 2       2      
Red-shouldered Hawk 8       7      
Red-tailed Hawk 313       225      
Rough-legged Hawk 36       21      
Golden Eagle 1       1      
American Kestrel 18       16      
Merlin 1       1      
Peregrine Falcon 3       3      
American Coot 62       8      
Sandhill Crane 197       65      
Killdeer 8       4      
Black-legged Kittiwake 1       1      
Bonaparte's Gull 12       1      
Ring-billed Gull 5,976       64      
Herring Gull 3,008       66      
Glaucous Gull 3       3      
Great Black-backed Gull 6       4      
Rock Pigeon 1,499       142      
Mourning Dove 8,274       1,452      
Eastern Screech-Owl 20       16      
Great Horned Owl 23       17      
Snowy Owl 4       4      
Barred Owl 18       13      
Belted Kingfisher 10       7      
Red-headed Woodpecker 38       22      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1,519       1,072      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1       1      
Downy Woodpecker 3,359       1,631      
Hairy Woodpecker 1,173       739      
Northern Flicker 312       236      
Pileated Woodpecker 245       178      
Northern Shrike 16       15      
Gray Jay 25       5      
Blue Jay 4,257       1,249      
American Crow 6,503       1,016      
Common Raven 223       80      
Horned Lark 488       41      
Black-capped Chickadee 9,439       2,076      
Boreal Chickadee 6       2      
Tufted Titmouse 3,133       1,286      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 889       508      
White-breasted Nuthatch 2,748       1,453      
Brown Creeper 138       121      
Carolina Wren 169       125      
Winter Wren 6       4      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 41       18      
Eastern Bluebird 572       186      
American Robin 1,021       203      
Varied Thrush 1       1      
Gray Catbird 1       1      
Northern Mockingbird 7       6      
European Starling 11,697       652      
American Pipit 4       1      
Bohemian Waxwing 260       4      
Cedar Waxwing 1,367       87      
Lapland Longspur 3       2      
Snow Bunting 770       26      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2       2      
Eastern Towhee 10       8      
American Tree Sparrow 4,110       599      
Field Sparrow 2       2      
Fox Sparrow 18       12      
Song Sparrow 288       138      
White-throated Sparrow 217       85      
White-crowned Sparrow 99       36      
Dark-eyed Junco 9,245       1,388      
Northern Cardinal 7,427       1,698      
Red-winged Blackbird 502       114      
Rusty Blackbird 2       1      
Common Grackle 525       85      
Brown-headed Cowbird 342       53      
Pine Grosbeak 227       27      
Purple Finch 234       79      
House Finch 4,615       914      
White-winged Crossbill 74       4      
Common Redpoll 2,414       98      
Hoary Redpoll 24       10      
Pine Siskin 1,448       157      
American Goldfinch 13,984       1,442      
Evening Grosbeak 66       9      
House Sparrow 10,420       1,048      
Total 183,329             

A total of 123 species were reported.

See list of localities in Michigan with reports.

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