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2008 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 959       3      
Snow Goose 24,830       4      
Ross's Goose 7       1      
Canada Goose 1,112       110      
Wood Duck 231       54      
Gadwall 423       12      
American Wigeon 56       7      
Mallard 831       71      
Mottled Duck 13       6      
Blue-winged Teal 22       2      
Northern Shoveler 885       16      
Northern Pintail 1,266       3      
Green-winged Teal 70       6      
Canvasback 41       6      
Redhead 8       3      
Ring-necked Duck 584       13      
Greater Scaup 12       2      
Lesser Scaup 1,050       23      
Bufflehead 112       10      
Hooded Merganser 148       22      
Red-breasted Merganser 17       10      
Ruddy Duck 1,472       12      
Northern Bobwhite 2       2      
Wild Turkey 97       13      
Common Loon 34       14      
Pied-billed Grebe 120       35      
Horned Grebe 56       17      
Double-crested Cormorant 2,188       76      
Anhinga 20       12      
American White Pelican 228       24      
Brown Pelican 738       83      
Great Blue Heron 502       147      
Great Egret 517       86      
Snowy Egret 110       48      
Little Blue Heron 18       14      
Tricolored Heron 11       9      
Reddish Egret 2       1      
Green Heron 1       1      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 16       6      
White Ibis 115       8      
Black Vulture 501       97      
Turkey Vulture 508       114      
Osprey 78       42      
Swallow-tailed Kite 2       1      
Bald Eagle 26       21      
Northern Harrier 34       18      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 15       15      
Cooper's Hawk 56       49      
Red-shouldered Hawk 82       55      
Red-tailed Hawk 214       124      
Rough-legged Hawk 1       1      
American Kestrel 56       27      
Merlin 1       1      
Peregrine Falcon 3       3      
Clapper Rail 9       7      
American Coot 429       28      
Sandhill Crane 25       14      
Black-bellied Plover 13       4      
Semipalmated Plover 5       1      
Piping Plover 4       1      
Killdeer 299       64      
American Oystercatcher 6       1      
Spotted Sandpiper 10       4      
Greater Yellowlegs 3       3      
Willet 38       5      
Lesser Yellowlegs 3       2      
Long-billed Curlew 2       1      
Marbled Godwit 3       2      
Ruddy Turnstone 34       4      
Sanderling 32       5      
Western Sandpiper 4       1      
Least Sandpiper 24       5      
Dunlin 227       3      
Wilson's Snipe 30       3      
American Woodcock 13       6      
Bonaparte's Gull 680       19      
Laughing Gull 1,254       72      
Ring-billed Gull 3,883       36      
Herring Gull 188       29      
Caspian Tern 3       2      
Forster's Tern 70       6      
Royal Tern 9       4      
Black Skimmer 111       5      
Rock Pigeon 864       67      
Eurasian Collared-Dove 513       150      
White-winged Dove 249       54      
Mourning Dove 3,978       752      
Barn Owl 6       4      
Eastern Screech-Owl 2       2      
Great Horned Owl 13       10      
Barred Owl 18       13      
Short-eared Owl 5       4      
Chimney Swift 1       1      
Rufous Hummingbird 12       11      
Calliope Hummingbird 2       2      
Buff-bellied Hummingbird 1       1      
Belted Kingfisher 115       87      
Red-headed Woodpecker 198       129      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 552       351      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 114       94      
Downy Woodpecker 254       179      
Hairy Woodpecker 38       28      
Northern Flicker 115       74      
Pileated Woodpecker 100       55      
Eastern Phoebe 88       68      
Loggerhead Shrike 36       20      
White-eyed Vireo 64       9      
Blue-headed Vireo 6       6      
Blue Jay 1,520       537      
American Crow 1,474       229      
Fish Crow 192       26      
Horned Lark 15       2      
Purple Martin 115       39      
Tree Swallow 34       9      
Carolina Chickadee 1,504       522      
Tufted Titmouse 1,195       411      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 179       99      
White-breasted Nuthatch 91       64      
Brown-headed Nuthatch 183       104      
Brown Creeper 30       22      
Carolina Wren 641       310      
House Wren 31       16      
Winter Wren 4       2      
Sedge Wren 26       6      
Marsh Wren 31       11      
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 18       5      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 40       8      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 103       59      
Eastern Bluebird 851       314      
Hermit Thrush 33       18      
American Robin 10,091       435      
Gray Catbird 149       41      
Northern Mockingbird 1,102       514      
Brown Thrasher 297       185      
European Starling 2,451       137      
Cedar Waxwing 2,029       111      
Orange-crowned Warbler 10       8      
Common Yellowthroat 2       2      
Palm Warbler 24       10      
Pine Warbler 286       107      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 459       132      
Eastern Towhee 405       219      
Bachman's Sparrow 3       1      
Chipping Sparrow 3,174       327      
Field Sparrow 877       110      
Vesper Sparrow 8       4      
Savannah Sparrow 106       23      
Henslow's Sparrow 7       2      
Le Conte's Sparrow 4       2      
Seaside Sparrow 7       1      
Fox Sparrow 48       14      
Song Sparrow 698       102      
Swamp Sparrow 124       30      
White-throated Sparrow 1,662       298      
White-crowned Sparrow 163       48      
Dark-eyed Junco 1,063       226      
Northern Cardinal 4,544       837      
Painted Bunting 1       1      
Red-winged Blackbird 12,887       358      
Eastern Meadowlark 58       13      
Rusty Blackbird 317       17      
Brewer's Blackbird 1,068       38      
Common Grackle 17,334       177      
Boat-tailed Grackle 211       23      
Brown-headed Cowbird 4,371       193      
Purple Finch 1,199       232      
House Finch 1,672       345      
Pine Siskin 310       36      
American Goldfinch 17,900       641      
House Sparrow 1,799       233      
Total 152,486             

A total of 170 species were reported.

See list of localities in Mississippi with reports.

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