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2005 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 967       17      
Canada Goose 5,841       421      
Tundra Swan 159       11      
Wood Duck 259       66      
Gadwall 76       6      
American Wigeon 840       4      
American Black Duck 50       11      
Mallard 1,940       244      
Blue-winged Teal 5       1      
Northern Shoveler 195       9      
Northern Pintail 46       5      
Green-winged Teal 40       6      
Canvasback 70       4      
Redhead 108       7      
Ring-necked Duck 1,360       33      
Greater Scaup 42       5      
Lesser Scaup 785       15      
Surf Scoter 175       8      
White-winged Scoter 1       1      
Black Scoter 280       10      
Long-tailed Duck 21       4      
Bufflehead 340       41      
Common Goldeneye 1       1      
Hooded Merganser 655       56      
Common Merganser 2       1      
Red-breasted Merganser 273       18      
Ruddy Duck 334       23      
Northern Bobwhite 43       10      
Ruffed Grouse 1       1      
Wild Turkey 349       41      
Red-throated Loon 206       5      
Common Loon 102       31      
Pied-billed Grebe 101       42      
Horned Grebe 6       4      
Red-necked Grebe 1       1      
Northern Gannet 1,902       12      
Double-crested Cormorant 5,262       68      
Great Cormorant 20       10      
Brown Pelican 414       67      
American Bittern 1       1      
Great Blue Heron 371       241      
Great Egret 105       45      
Snowy Egret 35       17      
Little Blue Heron 24       20      
Tricolored Heron 31       13      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 28       2      
White Ibis 354       31      
Black Vulture 322       90      
Turkey Vulture 1,438       331      
Osprey 17       13      
Bald Eagle 28       20      
Northern Harrier 19       11      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 79       69      
Cooper's Hawk 118       97      
Red-shouldered Hawk 234       163      
Red-tailed Hawk 353       234      
American Kestrel 40       34      
Merlin 3       3      
Peregrine Falcon 7       7      
Clapper Rail 3       1      
King Rail 3       1      
American Coot 449       30      
Black-bellied Plover 22       4      
Semipalmated Plover 10       4      
Piping Plover 6       3      
Killdeer 242       87      
American Oystercatcher 24       8      
Greater Yellowlegs 5       5      
Willet 32       8      
Lesser Yellowlegs 5       1      
Ruddy Turnstone 2       1      
Red Knot 3       2      
Sanderling 25       6      
Least Sandpiper 17       2      
Short-billed Dowitcher 30       2      
Wilson's Snipe 6       4      
American Woodcock 18       11      
Bonaparte's Gull 98       13      
Little Gull 2       1      
Laughing Gull 290       47      
Ring-billed Gull 11,689       196      
Herring Gull 1,058       71      
Lesser Black-backed Gull 9       4      
Great Black-backed Gull 247       29      
Forster's Tern 102       18      
Royal Tern 13       3      
Black Skimmer 25       2      
Rock Pigeon 983       106      
Eurasian Collared-Dove 77       23      
Mourning Dove 8,963       1,829      
Barn Owl 3       3      
Eastern Screech-Owl 24       20      
Great Horned Owl 29       21      
Barred Owl 52       38      
Northern Saw-whet Owl 1       1      
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 45       22      
Rufous Hummingbird 15       11      
Belted Kingfisher 102       89      
Red-headed Woodpecker 200       148      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1,686       1,238      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 220       186      
Downy Woodpecker 1,443       954      
Hairy Woodpecker 231       181      
Red-cockaded Woodpecker 16       9      
Northern Flicker 464       288      
Pileated Woodpecker 216       160      
Eastern Phoebe 143       76      
Loggerhead Shrike 14       11      
Blue-headed Vireo 5       3      
Blue Jay 3,248       1,208      
American Crow 4,651       950      
Fish Crow 210       52      
Common Raven 35       15      
Purple Martin 28       8      
Tree Swallow 70       15      
Carolina Chickadee 5,485       1,840      
Tufted Titmouse 4,760       1,700      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 213       123      
White-breasted Nuthatch 1,287       778      
Brown-headed Nuthatch 1,150       641      
Brown Creeper 68       54      
Carolina Wren 3,094       1,493      
House Wren 252       96      
Winter Wren 49       30      
Sedge Wren 8       3      
Marsh Wren 4       4      
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4       4      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 155       66      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 298       193      
Eastern Bluebird 2,290       803      
Hermit Thrush 210       152      
American Robin 11,630       1,065      
Gray Catbird 222       135      
Northern Mockingbird 1,816       1,084      
Brown Thrasher 618       475      
European Starling 5,053       490      
American Pipit 10       2      
Cedar Waxwing 3,943       117      
Snow Bunting 20       2      
Black-and-white Warbler 2       2      
Orange-crowned Warbler 6       4      
Common Yellowthroat 18       9      
Palm Warbler 8       6      
Pine Warbler 670       344      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2,548       737      
Eastern Towhee 1,847       923      
Chipping Sparrow 2,664       401      
Field Sparrow 768       141      
Vesper Sparrow 21       8      
Savannah Sparrow 196       35      
Henslow's Sparrow 11       4      
Saltmarsh Sparrow 1       1      
Seaside Sparrow 5       2      
Fox Sparrow 401       193      
Song Sparrow 1,515       561      
Lincoln's Sparrow 14       4      
Swamp Sparrow 42       16      
White-throated Sparrow 4,815       950      
White-crowned Sparrow 44       23      
Dark-eyed Junco 9,214       1,409      
Northern Cardinal 11,039       2,193      
Painted Bunting 17       3      
Red-winged Blackbird 10,844       268      
Eastern Meadowlark 73       32      
Rusty Blackbird 422       27      
Brewer's Blackbird 12       4      
Common Grackle 3,730       439      
Boat-tailed Grackle 640       67      
Brown-headed Cowbird 1,724       178      
Baltimore Oriole 140       68      
Purple Finch 1,784       476      
House Finch 4,610       1,135      
Red Crossbill 2       2      
Pine Siskin 618       144      
American Goldfinch 12,190       1,344      
Evening Grosbeak 8       4      
House Sparrow 2,456       389      
Total 182,246             

A total of 177 species were reported.

See list of localities in North Carolina with reports.

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