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2003 Results: Mississippi

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

See list of localities in Mississippi with reports.


Species [taxonomic]
[alphabetic]
Number of Birds   Number of Checklists
Reporting the Species
Snow Goose 30,274       4      
Canada Goose 733       75      
Wood Duck 222       46      
Gadwall 224       12      
American Wigeon 20       6      
American Black Duck 5       4      
Mallard 601       56      
Mottled Duck 9       3      
Blue-winged Teal 37       2      
Northern Shoveler 486       10      
Northern Pintail 10       5      
Green-winged Teal 162       4      
Canvasback 56       3      
Redhead 1       1      
Ring-necked Duck 287       14      
Greater Scaup 4       2      
Lesser Scaup 379       18      
Bufflehead 200       14      
Common Goldeneye 1       1      
Hooded Merganser 33       8      
Red-breasted Merganser 2       1      
Ruddy Duck 68       5      
Northern Bobwhite 46       9      
Wild Turkey 298       23      
Common Loon 11       7      
Pied-billed Grebe 145       29      
Horned Grebe 5       3      
Northern Gannet 1       1      
Double-crested Cormorant 842       48      
Anhinga 15       4      
American White Pelican 114       18      
Brown Pelican 244       35      
Great Blue Heron 265       120      
Great Egret 204       51      
Snowy Egret 95       23      
Little Blue Heron 30       9      
Tricolored Heron 5       4      
Cattle Egret 53       8      
Green Heron 6       6      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 22       5      
Glossy Ibis 4       2      
Black Vulture 513       68      
Turkey Vulture 710       107      
Osprey 10       9      
Bald Eagle 12       9      
Northern Harrier 26       23      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 30       23      
Cooper's Hawk 22       20      
Red-shouldered Hawk 84       46      
Red-tailed Hawk 197       97      
American Kestrel 40       27      
Merlin 2       2      
Clapper Rail 20       5      
Sora 5       4      
American Coot 316       11      
Sandhill Crane 25       12      
Killdeer 320       81      
Black-necked Stilt 10       1      
Spotted Sandpiper 2       2      
Solitary Sandpiper 8       3      
Greater Yellowlegs 4       2      
Willet 34       2      
Sanderling 17       2      
Western Sandpiper 18       3      
Least Sandpiper 6       2      
Pectoral Sandpiper 1       1      
Dunlin 10       1      
Stilt Sandpiper 1       1      
Short-billed Dowitcher 25       1      
Wilson's Snipe 60       7      
American Woodcock 28       7      
Bonaparte's Gull 388       5      
Laughing Gull 831       51      
Ring-billed Gull 567       19      
Herring Gull 53       12      
Great Black-backed Gull 6       3      
Caspian Tern 28       3      
Forster's Tern 18       5      
Royal Tern 7       3      
Black Skimmer 126       2      
Rock Pigeon 1,274       38      
Eurasian Collared-Dove 397       99      
White-winged Dove 15       11      
Mourning Dove 4,065       833      
Inca Dove 1       1      
Common Ground-Dove 69       13      
Barn Owl 11       4      
Eastern Screech-Owl 7       6      
Great Horned Owl 7       5      
Barred Owl 26       15      
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2       2      
Black-chinned Hummingbird 5       4      
Rufous Hummingbird 38       31      
Allen's Hummingbird 1       1      
Calliope Hummingbird 4       4      
Belted Kingfisher 81       57      
Red-headed Woodpecker 175       100      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 888       570      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 117       75      
Downy Woodpecker 411       254      
Hairy Woodpecker 45       30      
Northern Flicker 267       111      
Pileated Woodpecker 95       60      
Eastern Phoebe 66       45      
Vermilion Flycatcher 1       1      
Loggerhead Shrike 33       22      
White-eyed Vireo 7       4      
Blue-headed Vireo 3       3      
Blue Jay 2,199       773      
American Crow 2,160       417      
Fish Crow 128       27      
Purple Martin 107       25      
Tree Swallow 75       6      
Barn Swallow 1       1      
Carolina Chickadee 1,715       620      
Tufted Titmouse 1,595       589      
White-breasted Nuthatch 69       30      
Brown-headed Nuthatch 183       87      
Brown Creeper 16       13      
Carolina Wren 858       431      
House Wren 80       40      
Winter Wren 12       5      
Marsh Wren 7       4      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 50       13      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 103       52      
Eastern Bluebird 985       317      
Veery 1       1      
Hermit Thrush 49       32      
American Robin 8,019       682      
Gray Catbird 27       22      
Northern Mockingbird 1,404       665      
Brown Thrasher 439       247      
European Starling 2,046       105      
American Pipit 125       6      
Cedar Waxwing 1,683       63      
Black-and-white Warbler 5       1      
Prothonotary Warbler 1       1      
Orange-crowned Warbler 21       13      
Common Yellowthroat 20       3      
Palm Warbler 8       4      
Pine Warbler 604       155      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1,270       191      
Yellow-throated Warbler 3       2      
Eastern Towhee 561       239      
Chipping Sparrow 2,977       318      
Field Sparrow 329       45      
Vesper Sparrow 10       2      
Savannah Sparrow 83       17      
Grasshopper Sparrow 4       1      
Henslow's Sparrow 1       1      
Le Conte's Sparrow 2       2      
Fox Sparrow 57       29      
Song Sparrow 561       72      
Swamp Sparrow 204       24      
White-throated Sparrow 5,107       525      
White-crowned Sparrow 144       33      
Dark-eyed Junco 2,438       391      
Summer Tanager 3       3      
Northern Cardinal 10,366       998      
Black-headed Grosbeak 2       2      
Indigo Bunting 4       2      
Painted Bunting 1       1      
Red-winged Blackbird 5,921       415      
Eastern Meadowlark 244       42      
Rusty Blackbird 688       8      
Brewer's Blackbird 336       19      
Common Grackle 13,020       277      
Boat-tailed Grackle 142       11      
Brown-headed Cowbird 4,010       233      
Baltimore Oriole 17       14      
Purple Finch 92       30      
House Finch 2,121       429      
American Goldfinch 15,667       721      
House Sparrow 2,641       336      
Total 142,731             

A total of 174 species were reported.

See list of localities in Mississippi with reports.

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