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2009 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 268       7      
Snow Goose 29,519       16      
Ross's Goose 9       2      
Cackling Goose 7       2      
Canada Goose 1,434       121      
Wood Duck 328       56      
Gadwall 552       20      
American Wigeon 113       3      
Mallard 845       82      
Mottled Duck 8       2      
Blue-winged Teal 8       3      
Northern Shoveler 2,260       23      
Northern Pintail 147       4      
Green-winged Teal 487       8      
Canvasback 269       9      
Redhead 4       2      
Ring-necked Duck 1,175       20      
Greater Scaup 29       1      
Lesser Scaup 1,830       25      
Surf Scoter 1       1      
Bufflehead 206       20      
Common Goldeneye 15       3      
Hooded Merganser 118       18      
Red-breasted Merganser 21       4      
Ruddy Duck 460       15      
Northern Bobwhite 37       7      
Wild Turkey 144       23      
Common Loon 30       14      
Pied-billed Grebe 101       35      
Horned Grebe 39       3      
Double-crested Cormorant 3,629       49      
Anhinga 62       14      
American White Pelican 486       15      
Brown Pelican 342       53      
Great Blue Heron 362       132      
Great Egret 359       81      
Snowy Egret 102       38      
Little Blue Heron 18       12      
Tricolored Heron 7       7      
Cattle Egret 9       2      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 9       6      
White Ibis 99       6      
Black Vulture 619       88      
Turkey Vulture 446       119      
Osprey 29       19      
Bald Eagle 39       23      
Northern Harrier 36       23      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 24       23      
Cooper's Hawk 36       33      
Red-shouldered Hawk 97       51      
Red-tailed Hawk 256       114      
American Kestrel 196       37      
Merlin 1       1      
Clapper Rail 22       12      
American Coot 1,252       34      
Sandhill Crane 16       8      
Black-bellied Plover 2       1      
Semipalmated Plover 5       3      
Killdeer 551       88      
American Oystercatcher 19       2      
Spotted Sandpiper 4       3      
Greater Yellowlegs 16       8      
Willet 162       4      
Lesser Yellowlegs 10       2      
Marbled Godwit 3       1      
Ruddy Turnstone 17       3      
Sanderling 43       3      
Dunlin 58       2      
Short-billed Dowitcher 40       1      
Wilson's Snipe 113       8      
American Woodcock 34       8      
Bonaparte's Gull 102       6      
Laughing Gull 1,149       45      
Franklin's Gull 3       1      
Ring-billed Gull 785       27      
Herring Gull 72       17      
Caspian Tern 2       1      
Forster's Tern 46       8      
Royal Tern 37       3      
Black Skimmer 355       6      
Rock Pigeon 847       45      
Eurasian Collared-Dove 411       109      
White-winged Dove 221       46      
Mourning Dove 3,748       693      
Common Ground-Dove 6       3      
Barn Owl 6       5      
Eastern Screech-Owl 6       4      
Great Horned Owl 8       6      
Barred Owl 26       21      
Rufous Hummingbird 7       6      
Calliope Hummingbird 2       2      
Buff-bellied Hummingbird 1       1      
Belted Kingfisher 105       69      
Red-headed Woodpecker 189       124      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 556       350      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 109       87      
Downy Woodpecker 323       208      
Hairy Woodpecker 32       29      
Red-cockaded Woodpecker 6       2      
Northern Flicker 123       68      
Pileated Woodpecker 104       69      
Eastern Phoebe 131       69      
Vermilion Flycatcher 1       1      
Loggerhead Shrike 83       29      
White-eyed Vireo 135       11      
Blue-headed Vireo 7       6      
Blue Jay 1,605       544      
American Crow 1,916       270      
Fish Crow 124       30      
Horned Lark 29       6      
Purple Martin 83       24      
Tree Swallow 20       7      
Carolina Chickadee 1,647       528      
Tufted Titmouse 1,079       406      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 12       9      
White-breasted Nuthatch 96       62      
Brown-headed Nuthatch 166       70      
Brown Creeper 49       15      
Carolina Wren 800       373      
House Wren 205       72      
Winter Wren 66       10      
Sedge Wren 6       3      
Marsh Wren 27       9      
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 11       8      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 39       18      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 166       90      
Eastern Bluebird 1,147       294      
Hermit Thrush 36       24      
American Robin 4,872       329      
Gray Catbird 24       18      
Northern Mockingbird 1,127       486      
Brown Thrasher 244       143      
European Starling 2,423       83      
American Pipit 39       5      
Cedar Waxwing 1,695       70      
Black-and-white Warbler 1       1      
Orange-crowned Warbler 19       12      
Common Yellowthroat 25       10      
Palm Warbler 112       6      
Pine Warbler 357       128      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1,256       183      
Yellow-breasted Chat 1       1      
Eastern Towhee 365       161      
Bachman's Sparrow 4       2      
Chipping Sparrow 3,209       320      
Field Sparrow 616       74      
Vesper Sparrow 14       3      
Savannah Sparrow 107       14      
Henslow's Sparrow 7       4      
Seaside Sparrow 2       1      
Fox Sparrow 37       14      
Song Sparrow 550       108      
Swamp Sparrow 330       46      
White-throated Sparrow 2,015       276      
White-crowned Sparrow 149       32      
Dark-eyed Junco 1,391       260      
Summer Tanager 4       4      
Northern Cardinal 4,523       802      
Red-winged Blackbird 5,386       293      
Eastern Meadowlark 305       36      
Rusty Blackbird 855       11      
Brewer's Blackbird 1,158       25      
Common Grackle 15,646       148      
Boat-tailed Grackle 295       22      
Brown-headed Cowbird 2,766       143      
Orchard Oriole 1       1      
Baltimore Oriole 5       5      
Purple Finch 376       129      
House Finch 1,084       293      
Pine Siskin 1,490       142      
American Goldfinch 11,092       568      
House Sparrow 1,690       251      
Total 136,834             

A total of 172 species were reported.

See list of localities in Mississippi with reports.

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