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2011 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 1,443       11      
Snow Goose 8,598       16      
Cackling Goose 7       2      
Canada Goose 664       80      
Wood Duck 424       41      
Gadwall 376       11      
American Wigeon 61       5      
Mallard 847       53      
Mottled Duck 19       5      
Blue-winged Teal 29       5      
Northern Shoveler 916       11      
Northern Pintail 2       2      
Green-winged Teal 349       11      
Canvasback 27       3      
Redhead 13       2      
Ring-necked Duck 231       24      
Greater Scaup 92       2      
Lesser Scaup 241       10      
Surf Scoter 4       2      
Bufflehead 163       17      
Common Goldeneye 1       1      
Hooded Merganser 78       10      
Red-breasted Merganser 3       2      
Ruddy Duck 355       7      
Northern Bobwhite 34       7      
Wild Turkey 58       10      
Common Loon 7       4      
Pied-billed Grebe 131       24      
Horned Grebe 2       2      
Double-crested Cormorant 2,333       30      
Anhinga 21       7      
American White Pelican 429       8      
Brown Pelican 180       28      
American Bittern 1       1      
Great Blue Heron 282       79      
Great Egret 575       56      
Snowy Egret 104       27      
Little Blue Heron 2       2      
Tricolored Heron 9       4      
Green Heron 1       1      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 6       1      
White Ibis 84       6      
Black Vulture 393       63      
Turkey Vulture 668       111      
Osprey 27       19      
Bald Eagle 26       16      
Northern Harrier 60       22      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 23       20      
Cooper's Hawk 40       34      
Red-shouldered Hawk 86       48      
Red-tailed Hawk 166       85      
Golden Eagle 1       1      
American Kestrel 42       9      
Merlin 1       1      
Clapper Rail 36       7      
King Rail 2       1      
Sora 1       1      
American Coot 1,194       22      
Sandhill Crane 18       8      
Black-bellied Plover 18       3      
Wilson's Plover 1       1      
Semipalmated Plover 20       1      
Piping Plover 1       1      
Killdeer 384       50      
American Oystercatcher 27       2      
Black-necked Stilt 1       1      
Spotted Sandpiper 1       1      
Greater Yellowlegs 30       4      
Willet 49       8      
Lesser Yellowlegs 4       1      
Long-billed Curlew 3       2      
Marbled Godwit 105       5      
Ruddy Turnstone 12       4      
Sanderling 155       5      
Western Sandpiper 50       1      
Least Sandpiper 138       4      
Dunlin 1,625       4      
Short-billed Dowitcher 50       1      
Wilson's Snipe 230       10      
American Woodcock 16       7      
Bonaparte's Gull 33       8      
Laughing Gull 488       19      
Ring-billed Gull 400       20      
Herring Gull 179       15      
Caspian Tern 3       3      
Forster's Tern 329       11      
Royal Tern 4       2      
Black Skimmer 386       6      
Rock Pigeon 386       18      
Eurasian Collared-Dove 356       84      
White-winged Dove 61       20      
Mourning Dove 2,675       426      
Common Ground-Dove 69       25      
Barn Owl 5       4      
Eastern Screech-Owl 3       3      
Great Horned Owl 18       12      
Barred Owl 42       15      
Short-eared Owl 1       1      
Belted Kingfisher 71       50      
Red-headed Woodpecker 227       91      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 483       243      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 82       57      
Downy Woodpecker 269       160      
Hairy Woodpecker 26       23      
Red-cockaded Woodpecker 1       1      
Northern Flicker 142       56      
Pileated Woodpecker 106       59      
Eastern Phoebe 44       29      
Loggerhead Shrike 18       11      
White-eyed Vireo 9       5      
Blue-headed Vireo 2       2      
Blue Jay 1,325       371      
American Crow 1,700       196      
Fish Crow 232       41      
Horned Lark 11       3      
Purple Martin 49       18      
Tree Swallow 5       2      
Carolina Chickadee 1,208       393      
Tufted Titmouse 1,063       328      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 15       13      
White-breasted Nuthatch 89       51      
Brown-headed Nuthatch 141       70      
Brown Creeper 27       17      
Carolina Wren 557       232      
House Wren 130       42      
Winter Wren 55       13      
Sedge Wren 14       10      
Marsh Wren 6       4      
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 6       4      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 46       8      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 120       56      
Eastern Bluebird 543       205      
Hermit Thrush 9       8      
American Robin 3,605       230      
Gray Catbird 18       8      
Northern Mockingbird 683       295      
Brown Thrasher 268       136      
European Starling 891       58      
American Pipit 106       4      
Cedar Waxwing 2,936       85      
Orange-crowned Warbler 27       25      
Common Yellowthroat 46       10      
Palm Warbler 9       2      
Pine Warbler 262       105      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1,072       132      
Eastern Towhee 312       125      
Chipping Sparrow 2,113       202      
Field Sparrow 234       38      
Vesper Sparrow 47       6      
Savannah Sparrow 78       10      
Grasshopper Sparrow 6       3      
Henslow's Sparrow 3       1      
Le Conte's Sparrow 1       1      
Nelson's Sparrow 1       1      
Seaside Sparrow 5       2      
Fox Sparrow 66       26      
Song Sparrow 358       75      
Swamp Sparrow 206       28      
White-throated Sparrow 1,294       198      
White-crowned Sparrow 38       13      
Dark-eyed Junco 947       160      
Northern Cardinal 3,661       568      
Red-winged Blackbird 5,652       230      
Eastern Meadowlark 100       17      
Rusty Blackbird 1,229       22      
Brewer's Blackbird 1,583       29      
Common Grackle 10,547       110      
Boat-tailed Grackle 79       4      
Bronzed Cowbird 2       2      
Brown-headed Cowbird 4,412       180      
Purple Finch 500       114      
House Finch 722       194      
Pine Siskin 175       38      
American Goldfinch 5,965       355      
House Sparrow 1,321       169      
Total 90,755             

A total of 175 species were reported.

See list of localities in Mississippi with reports.

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