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2008 Results: New York

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

See list of localities in New York with reports.


Species [taxonomic]
[alphabetic]
Number of Birds   Number of Checklists
Reporting the Species
Pink-footed Goose 2       2      
Greater White-fronted Goose 6       4      
Snow Goose 7,298       27      
Brant 3,331       22      
Canada Goose 39,155       518      
Mute Swan 743       92      
Trumpeter Swan 13       3      
Tundra Swan 32       9      
Wood Duck 46       15      
Gadwall 299       22      
Eurasian Wigeon 1       1      
American Wigeon 342       16      
American Black Duck 2,755       125      
Mallard 8,748       323      
Northern Shoveler 344       12      
Northern Pintail 33       12      
Green-winged Teal 52       10      
Canvasback 3,399       25      
Redhead 2,359       24      
Ring-necked Duck 769       37      
Greater Scaup 5,465       26      
Lesser Scaup 1,872       25      
Common Eider 18       4      
Surf Scoter 1,036       6      
White-winged Scoter 3,253       15      
Black Scoter 3,083       5      
Long-tailed Duck 322       27      
Bufflehead 1,731       76      
Common Goldeneye 1,433       63      
Hooded Merganser 537       78      
Common Merganser 1,854       88      
Red-breasted Merganser 750       58      
Ruddy Duck 962       21      
Northern Bobwhite 11       3      
Ring-necked Pheasant 36       26      
Ruffed Grouse 82       40      
Wild Turkey 5,176       353      
Red-throated Loon 5       1      
Common Loon 122       32      
Pied-billed Grebe 34       11      
Horned Grebe 32       10      
Red-necked Grebe 1       1      
Double-crested Cormorant 100       19      
Great Cormorant 6       4      
American Bittern 3       2      
Great Blue Heron 85       69      
Great Egret 1       1      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 16       6      
Black Vulture 37       9      
Turkey Vulture 262       98      
Bald Eagle 185       77      
Northern Harrier 84       53      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 194       187      
Cooper's Hawk 238       227      
Northern Goshawk 28       22      
Red-shouldered Hawk 36       27      
Red-tailed Hawk 961       641      
Rough-legged Hawk 101       50      
Golden Eagle 2       1      
American Kestrel 39       33      
Merlin 16       16      
Peregrine Falcon 38       28      
American Coot 409       27      
Black-bellied Plover 2       1      
Killdeer 5       5      
Greater Yellowlegs 3       2      
Lesser Yellowlegs 2       1      
Sanderling 92       6      
Dunlin 1       1      
American Woodcock 4       4      
Black-legged Kittiwake 3       1      
Bonaparte's Gull 44       6      
Little Gull 2       1      
Ring-billed Gull 8,824       280      
Herring Gull 7,190       278      
Iceland Gull 2       1      
Lesser Black-backed Gull 7       5      
Slaty-backed Gull 1       1      
Glaucous Gull 5       3      
Great Black-backed Gull 1,553       107      
Rock Pigeon 6,490       453      
Mourning Dove 21,169       3,024      
Monk Parakeet 323       22      
Barn Owl 5       4      
Eastern Screech-Owl 50       23      
Great Horned Owl 29       24      
Snowy Owl 5       5      
Barred Owl 50       39      
Long-eared Owl 2       2      
Short-eared Owl 25       9      
Northern Saw-whet Owl 5       5      
Belted Kingfisher 40       33      
Red-headed Woodpecker 3       3      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2,195       1,664      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 95       73      
Downy Woodpecker 6,054       3,136      
Hairy Woodpecker 2,431       1,563      
Black-backed Woodpecker 4       3      
Northern Flicker 436       315      
Pileated Woodpecker 299       251      
Northern Shrike 32       30      
Gray Jay 20       7      
Blue Jay 10,970       2,800      
American Crow 58,429       2,353      
Fish Crow 168       19      
Common Raven 313       117      
Horned Lark 492       36      
Tree Swallow 24       6      
Black-capped Chickadee 19,451       3,897      
Boreal Chickadee 24       8      
Tufted Titmouse 6,714       2,473      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1,581       911      
White-breasted Nuthatch 5,105       2,687      
Brown Creeper 159       119      
Carolina Wren 694       499      
Winter Wren 153       63      
Marsh Wren 10       7      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 68       21      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 8       6      
Eastern Bluebird 633       166      
Hermit Thrush 31       16      
American Robin 7,207       467      
Gray Catbird 33       24      
Northern Mockingbird 297       210      
Brown Thrasher 4       4      
European Starling 25,920       1,285      
Bohemian Waxwing 45       1      
Cedar Waxwing 1,755       99      
Lapland Longspur 17       6      
Snow Bunting 3,645       86      
Orange-crowned Warbler 2       2      
Common Yellowthroat 3       1      
Palm Warbler 2       2      
Pine Warbler 9       5      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 86       18      
Yellow-breasted Chat 5       2      
Eastern Towhee 32       20      
American Tree Sparrow 7,295       1,199      
Chipping Sparrow 91       40      
Field Sparrow 234       69      
Savannah Sparrow 31       12      
Fox Sparrow 162       54      
Song Sparrow 1,662       523      
Swamp Sparrow 75       21      
White-throated Sparrow 5,222       959      
White-crowned Sparrow 208       76      
Dark-eyed Junco 20,864       3,078      
Northern Cardinal 9,881       3,086      
Red-winged Blackbird 2,418       219      
Eastern Meadowlark 13       2      
Rusty Blackbird 63       9      
Common Grackle 5,299       261      
Boat-tailed Grackle 22       4      
Brown-headed Cowbird 879       141      
Pine Grosbeak 528       58      
Purple Finch 1,859       455      
House Finch 7,832       1,472      
Red Crossbill 36       4      
White-winged Crossbill 4       1      
Common Redpoll 12,831       665      
Hoary Redpoll 6       6      
Pine Siskin 347       73      
American Goldfinch 15,305       2,093      
Evening Grosbeak 2,001       96      
House Sparrow 17,479       1,793      
Total 414,621             

A total of 165 species were reported.

See list of localities in New York with reports.

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