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2005 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
Greater White-fronted Goose 228       11      
Snow Goose 86       10      
Ross's Goose 7       2      
Canada Goose 1,739       135      
Wood Duck 647       99      
Gadwall 642       13      
American Wigeon 56       7      
Mallard 1,316       109      
Mottled Duck 22       3      
Blue-winged Teal 546       21      
Northern Shoveler 1,076       22      
Northern Pintail 374       12      
Green-winged Teal 864       18      
Canvasback 11       6      
Redhead 38       14      
Ring-necked Duck 745       30      
Greater Scaup 9       4      
Lesser Scaup 1,771       33      
Bufflehead 317       27      
Common Goldeneye 14       4      
Hooded Merganser 87       15      
Red-breasted Merganser 53       14      
Ruddy Duck 337       22      
Northern Bobwhite 191       36      
Wild Turkey 486       60      
Common Loon 121       38      
Pied-billed Grebe 125       31      
Horned Grebe 102       14      
Eared Grebe 19       6      
Northern Gannet 1       1      
Double-crested Cormorant 24,480       88      
Anhinga 16       5      
American White Pelican 1,311       83      
Brown Pelican 403       32      
American Bittern 8       3      
Great Blue Heron 402       169      
Great Egret 1,590       126      
Snowy Egret 246       22      
Little Blue Heron 41       9      
Tricolored Heron 28       8      
Cattle Egret 13       4      
Green Heron 1       1      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 51       13      
White Ibis 407       7      
Black Vulture 607       107      
Turkey Vulture 888       209      
Osprey 26       17      
Bald Eagle 40       28      
Northern Harrier 59       28      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 23       22      
Cooper's Hawk 57       42      
Red-shouldered Hawk 84       59      
Red-tailed Hawk 332       193      
Golden Eagle 1       1      
American Kestrel 73       43      
Clapper Rail 24       5      
Virginia Rail 1       1      
Sora 5       4      
American Coot 866       29      
Sandhill Crane 4       2      
Black-bellied Plover 10       2      
Semipalmated Plover 14       1      
Piping Plover 2       1      
Killdeer 586       108      
American Oystercatcher 1       1      
Black-necked Stilt 30       1      
Spotted Sandpiper 2       2      
Greater Yellowlegs 73       8      
Willet 34       6      
Lesser Yellowlegs 45       6      
Marbled Godwit 2       1      
Ruddy Turnstone 10       1      
Sanderling 25       3      
Least Sandpiper 20       6      
Pectoral Sandpiper 1       1      
Dunlin 102       4      
Short-billed Dowitcher 7       1      
Wilson's Snipe 39       11      
American Woodcock 31       12      
Bonaparte's Gull 4,635       67      
Laughing Gull 1,678       32      
Ring-billed Gull 1,547       62      
Herring Gull 791       62      
Caspian Tern 2       2      
Forster's Tern 58       15      
Royal Tern 38       5      
Black Skimmer 522       8      
Rock Pigeon 1,143       96      
Eurasian Collared-Dove 652       191      
White-winged Dove 73       16      
Mourning Dove 4,953       986      
Barn Owl 28       18      
Eastern Screech-Owl 14       11      
Great Horned Owl 42       21      
Barred Owl 38       32      
Short-eared Owl 11       7      
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 7       7      
Black-chinned Hummingbird 1       1      
Rufous Hummingbird 18       13      
Buff-bellied Hummingbird 1       1      
Belted Kingfisher 134       90      
Red-headed Woodpecker 512       274      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1,271       631      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 143       108      
Downy Woodpecker 663       355      
Hairy Woodpecker 78       55      
Northern Flicker 298       165      
Pileated Woodpecker 153       107      
Eastern Phoebe 132       84      
Western Kingbird 1       1      
Loggerhead Shrike 83       54      
White-eyed Vireo 2       2      
Blue-headed Vireo 40       23      
Blue Jay 4,277       1,176      
American Crow 109,710       611      
Fish Crow 238       54      
Horned Lark 9       6      
Purple Martin 350       71      
Tree Swallow 781       10      
Carolina Chickadee 2,602       780      
Tufted Titmouse 1,876       655      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 107       55      
White-breasted Nuthatch 165       91      
Brown-headed Nuthatch 160       84      
Brown Creeper 59       33      
Carolina Wren 1,055       481      
House Wren 278       101      
Winter Wren 92       18      
Sedge Wren 13       9      
Marsh Wren 37       13      
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 7       5      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 59       21      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 151       86      
Eastern Bluebird 1,363       434      
Hermit Thrush 64       47      
American Robin 9,588       943      
Gray Catbird 10       6      
Northern Mockingbird 2,385       919      
Brown Thrasher 879       397      
European Starling 6,258       245      
American Pipit 80       18      
Cedar Waxwing 5,429       197      
Orange-crowned Warbler 37       24      
Common Yellowthroat 73       25      
Palm Warbler 30       2      
Pine Warbler 507       167      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2,851       237      
Eastern Towhee 831       356      
Chipping Sparrow 1,904       305      
Field Sparrow 896       156      
Vesper Sparrow 35       13      
Savannah Sparrow 329       30      
Le Conte's Sparrow 11       6      
Fox Sparrow 91       39      
Song Sparrow 491       160      
Swamp Sparrow 148       45      
White-throated Sparrow 2,801       425      
White-crowned Sparrow 222       65      
Dark-eyed Junco 1,955       436      
Summer Tanager 1       1      
Western Tanager 1       1      
Northern Cardinal 7,946       1,247      
Red-winged Blackbird 62,207       545      
Eastern Meadowlark 478       55      
Rusty Blackbird 281       34      
Brewer's Blackbird 860       75      
Common Grackle 60,987       550      
Boat-tailed Grackle 198       9      
Brown-headed Cowbird 5,301       281      
Orchard Oriole 1       1      
Purple Finch 1,616       369      
House Finch 2,121       493      
Pine Siskin 1,005       166      
Lesser Goldfinch 4       4      
American Goldfinch 20,817       969      
House Sparrow 2,976       371      
Total 393,007             

A total of 176 species were reported.

See list of localities in Mississippi with reports.

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