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2004 Results: North Carolina

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

See list of localities in North Carolina with reports.


Species [taxonomic]
[alphabetic]
Number of Birds   Number of Checklists
Reporting the Species
Snow Goose 571       7      
Ross's Goose 6       2      
Canada Goose 4,135       302      
Mute Swan 23       4      
Tundra Swan 2,383       10      
Wood Duck 118       24      
Gadwall 117       8      
Eurasian Wigeon 4       2      
American Wigeon 2,429       9      
American Black Duck 123       7      
Mallard 1,618       156      
Blue-winged Teal 14       1      
Northern Shoveler 223       7      
Northern Pintail 470       8      
Green-winged Teal 277       7      
Canvasback 68       5      
Redhead 10       4      
Ring-necked Duck 312       25      
Greater Scaup 7       2      
Lesser Scaup 293       12      
Surf Scoter 9       1      
Black Scoter 1       1      
Bufflehead 326       29      
Common Goldeneye 7       3      
Hooded Merganser 137       26      
Common Merganser 1       1      
Red-breasted Merganser 90       9      
Ruddy Duck 119       15      
Northern Bobwhite 42       9      
Ruffed Grouse 3       2      
Wild Turkey 173       20      
Red-throated Loon 31       2      
Common Loon 77       23      
Pied-billed Grebe 142       45      
Horned Grebe 9       6      
Red-necked Grebe 4       1      
Eared Grebe 3       1      
Northern Gannet 10,792       10      
Double-crested Cormorant 367       31      
Great Cormorant 3       2      
Brown Pelican 963       50      
American Bittern 1       1      
Great Blue Heron 176       130      
Great Egret 34       12      
Snowy Egret 10       9      
Little Blue Heron 11       7      
Tricolored Heron 6       5      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 3       1      
White Ibis 131       17      
Black Vulture 75       31      
Turkey Vulture 1,012       300      
Osprey 7       6      
Bald Eagle 18       11      
Northern Harrier 17       13      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 47       43      
Cooper's Hawk 83       70      
Red-shouldered Hawk 163       110      
Red-tailed Hawk 207       160      
American Kestrel 37       29      
Merlin 4       4      
Peregrine Falcon 5       3      
American Coot 853       24      
Black-bellied Plover 1       1      
Semipalmated Plover 1       1      
Piping Plover 1       1      
Killdeer 129       44      
American Oystercatcher 6       3      
American Avocet 75       1      
Willet 40       5      
Lesser Yellowlegs 3       1      
Marbled Godwit 2       1      
Sanderling 85       5      
Western Sandpiper 1       1      
Dunlin 200       1      
American Woodcock 7       3      
Bonaparte's Gull 362       5      
Laughing Gull 78       12      
Ring-billed Gull 4,733       121      
Herring Gull 611       47      
Lesser Black-backed Gull 6       4      
Great Black-backed Gull 161       25      
Forster's Tern 18       3      
Royal Tern 18       2      
Razorbill 40       2      
Rock Pigeon 681       68      
Eurasian Collared-Dove 32       7      
Mourning Dove 7,928       1,624      
Barn Owl 2       2      
Eastern Screech-Owl 1       1      
Great Horned Owl 21       15      
Barred Owl 35       24      
Short-eared Owl 1       1      
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2       2      
Black-chinned Hummingbird 2       2      
Rufous Hummingbird 5       5      
Calliope Hummingbird 1       1      
Belted Kingfisher 55       51      
Red-headed Woodpecker 106       74      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1,387       1,021      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 226       198      
Downy Woodpecker 1,344       928      
Hairy Woodpecker 116       102      
Red-cockaded Woodpecker 1       1      
Northern Flicker 287       191      
Pileated Woodpecker 111       94      
Eastern Phoebe 93       63      
Loggerhead Shrike 5       5      
Blue-headed Vireo 2       2      
Blue Jay 2,530       966      
American Crow 3,448       768      
Fish Crow 73       17      
Common Raven 3       2      
Horned Lark 1       1      
Purple Martin 8       5      
Tree Swallow 117       11      
Carolina Chickadee 4,536       1,639      
Black-capped Chickadee 9       5      
Tufted Titmouse 3,510       1,434      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 41       24      
White-breasted Nuthatch 1,062       626      
Brown-headed Nuthatch 976       534      
Brown Creeper 57       50      
Carolina Wren 2,472       1,286      
House Wren 91       39      
Winter Wren 13       11      
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2       1      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 58       29      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 236       173      
Eastern Bluebird 1,838       640      
Hermit Thrush 91       62      
American Robin 13,635       1,006      
Gray Catbird 62       28      
Northern Mockingbird 1,148       730      
Brown Thrasher 305       263      
European Starling 11,681       470      
American Pipit 62       2      
Cedar Waxwing 948       44      
Orange-crowned Warbler 3       3      
Common Yellowthroat 35       9      
Palm Warbler 3       2      
Pine Warbler 463       231      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2,248       650      
Eastern Towhee 1,401       725      
American Tree Sparrow 1       1      
Chipping Sparrow 2,102       242      
Field Sparrow 227       53      
Vesper Sparrow 4       1      
Savannah Sparrow 84       22      
Fox Sparrow 195       94      
Song Sparrow 1,873       578      
Swamp Sparrow 50       18      
White-throated Sparrow 4,445       852      
White-crowned Sparrow 71       10      
Dark-eyed Junco 8,948       1,293      
Western Tanager 1       1      
Northern Cardinal 8,408       1,865      
Red-winged Blackbird 3,416       147      
Eastern Meadowlark 129       32      
Rusty Blackbird 195       15      
Common Grackle 7,777       394      
Boat-tailed Grackle 492       30      
Brown-headed Cowbird 493       78      
Baltimore Oriole 62       20      
Purple Finch 1,475       323      
House Finch 4,991       1,093      
Common Redpoll 2       1      
Pine Siskin 778       60      
American Goldfinch 11,143       1,238      
Evening Grosbeak 1       1      
House Sparrow 2,321       463      
Total 161,272             

A total of 170 species were reported.

See list of localities in North Carolina with reports.

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