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2005 Results: Montana

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

See list of localities in Montana with reports.


Species [taxonomic]
[alphabetic]
Number of Birds   Number of Checklists
Reporting the Species
Snow Goose 30       1      
Canada Goose 11,614       85      
Trumpeter Swan 49       5      
Tundra Swan 8       2      
Wood Duck 18       2      
Gadwall 53       6      
American Wigeon 8       2      
Mallard 15,547       76      
Northern Shoveler 8       4      
Northern Pintail 72       6      
Green-winged Teal 202       9      
Canvasback 1       1      
Redhead 55       3      
Ring-necked Duck 216       11      
Lesser Scaup 26       3      
Bufflehead 377       10      
Common Goldeneye 1,179       29      
Barrow's Goldeneye 23       7      
Hooded Merganser 23       2      
Common Merganser 94       13      
Ruddy Duck 5       1      
Gray Partridge 67       9      
Ring-necked Pheasant 231       45      
Ruffed Grouse 15       6      
Sharp-tailed Grouse 6       2      
Wild Turkey 113       10      
Pied-billed Grebe 4       2      
Eared Grebe 3       1      
Great Blue Heron 46       10      
Bald Eagle 235       69      
Northern Harrier 20       12      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 15       15      
Cooper's Hawk 7       6      
Northern Goshawk 2       2      
Red-tailed Hawk 74       37      
Rough-legged Hawk 57       29      
Golden Eagle 24       16      
American Kestrel 7       7      
Merlin 2       2      
Gyrfalcon 2       2      
Prairie Falcon 8       7      
American Coot 795       8      
Killdeer 31       8      
Wilson's Snipe 5       4      
Ring-billed Gull 5       3      
Rock Pigeon 1,319       55      
Eurasian Collared-Dove 2       1      
Mourning Dove 63       16      
Western Screech-Owl 1       1      
Great Horned Owl 31       19      
Snowy Owl 2       2      
Short-eared Owl 2       2      
Northern Saw-whet Owl 1       1      
Belted Kingfisher 19       17      
Downy Woodpecker 158       92      
Hairy Woodpecker 136       75      
American Three-toed Woodpecker 2       1      
Black-backed Woodpecker 2       1      
Northern Flicker 294       122      
Pileated Woodpecker 28       16      
Northern Shrike 11       9      
Gray Jay 30       14      
Pinyon Jay 147       3      
Steller's Jay 72       32      
Blue Jay 59       24      
Black-billed Magpie 950       132      
Clark's Nutcracker 153       51      
American Crow 343       49      
Common Raven 410       92      
Horned Lark 29       2      
Black-capped Chickadee 900       163      
Mountain Chickadee 337       93      
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 12       7      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 251       103      
White-breasted Nuthatch 82       51      
Pygmy Nuthatch 105       24      
Brown Creeper 27       20      
Pacific Wren 2       1      
Marsh Wren 4       1      
American Dipper 15       8      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 3       1      
Townsend's Solitaire 41       25      
American Robin 231       21      
European Starling 662       43      
American Pipit 1       1      
Bohemian Waxwing 2,133       18      
Cedar Waxwing 139       5      
American Tree Sparrow 158       28      
Song Sparrow 110       26      
White-throated Sparrow 5       2      
Harris's Sparrow 1       1      
White-crowned Sparrow 12       4      
Dark-eyed Junco 247       52      
Red-winged Blackbird 792       44      
Western Meadowlark 6       2      
Brewer's Blackbird 10       1      
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch 495       6      
Pine Grosbeak 14       8      
Cassin's Finch 79       10      
House Finch 1,829       136      
Red Crossbill 32       10      
Common Redpoll 1,374       58      
Pine Siskin 398       40      
American Goldfinch 355       40      
Evening Grosbeak 340       13      
House Sparrow 2,162       91      
Total 49,010             

A total of 106 species were reported.

See list of localities in Montana with reports.

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