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2012 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
Canada Goose 78,809       1,265      
Snow Goose 39,695       78      
European Starling 28,116       1,640      
Ring-billed Gull 27,720       403      
American Crow 24,414       2,949      
American Goldfinch 21,555       2,480      
House Sparrow 19,461       2,020      
Redhead 19,065       19      
Mourning Dove 18,621       3,317      
Black-capped Chickadee 17,545       4,200      
Brant 17,517       54      
Dark-eyed Junco 17,412       3,033      
Mallard 14,191       706      
Herring Gull 13,462       690      
Blue Jay 11,434       3,097      
Rock Pigeon 8,586       785      
House Finch 8,243       1,683      
Northern Cardinal 7,753       3,041      
Bonaparte's Gull 7,430       50      
Tufted Titmouse 5,787       2,427      
Downy Woodpecker 5,776       3,211      
American Robin 5,661       725      
Greater Scaup 5,424       38      
Long-tailed Duck 4,801       63      
White-breasted Nuthatch 4,210       2,404      
American Tree Sparrow 4,018       768      
Common Grackle 3,722       408      
American Coot 3,436       74      
White-throated Sparrow 3,228       697      
Red-breasted Merganser 3,005       115      
Common Goldeneye 2,981       105      
American Black Duck 2,678       163      
Bufflehead 2,645       160      
Wild Turkey 2,531       214      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2,493       1,911      
Canvasback 2,357       30      
Hairy Woodpecker 2,330       1,619      
Common Merganser 2,239       158      
Ruddy Duck 2,219       45      
Red-winged Blackbird 1,867       303      
Purple Finch 1,731       521      
Song Sparrow 1,442       489      
Red-tailed Hawk 1,352       811      
Mute Swan 1,125       286      
Pine Siskin 1,120       159      
Great Black-backed Gull 1,112       168      
Brown-headed Cowbird 1,024       105      
Eastern Bluebird 963       330      
Turkey Vulture 934       218      
Gadwall 787       72      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 751       434      
Lesser Scaup 722       28      
Northern Shoveler 691       38      
Black Scoter 656       5      
American Wigeon 633       47      
Carolina Wren 623       397      
Surf Scoter 622       18      
Cedar Waxwing 576       59      
Northern Mockingbird 565       299      
White-winged Scoter 546       24      
Tundra Swan 525       16      
Hooded Merganser 519       96      
Northern Flicker 417       275      
Dunlin 365       3      
Pileated Woodpecker 347       283      
Common Raven 342       129      
Field Sparrow 318       69      
Snow Bunting 282       15      
Ring-necked Duck 270       45      
Common Eider 259       12      
Bohemian Waxwing 256       4      
Horned Grebe 252       41      
Bald Eagle 240       151      
Evening Grosbeak 235       23      
Sanderling 215       10      
Common Loon 209       71      
Monk Parakeet 206       14      
Brown Creeper 196       164      
Common Redpoll 187       50      
Great Blue Heron 180       122      
Cooper's Hawk 169       155      
Northern Pintail 161       26      
Double-crested Cormorant 145       48      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 139       128      
Fish Crow 137       27      
Horned Lark 131       15      
Green-winged Teal 127       23      
Black-bellied Plover 117       6      
White-crowned Sparrow 111       52      
Northern Harrier 104       61      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 102       34      
Winter Wren 101       50      
Great Cormorant 99       29      
Ring-necked Pheasant 99       38      
Black Vulture 90       24      
Red-throated Loon 90       40      
Ruffed Grouse 82       56      
White-winged Crossbill 82       6      
Chipping Sparrow 66       28      
Great Horned Owl 66       43      
Rusty Blackbird 65       14      
Wood Duck 65       25      
Belted Kingfisher 63       56      
Gray Catbird 63       45      
Swamp Sparrow 63       25      
Pied-billed Grebe 61       28      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 55       27      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 55       46      
Killdeer 53       14      
Red-shouldered Hawk 53       42      
Fox Sparrow 51       23      
Purple Sandpiper 49       7      
Rough-legged Hawk 49       30      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 46       6      
American Kestrel 43       31      
Eastern Screech-Owl 40       29      
Eastern Towhee 39       29      
Savannah Sparrow 36       10      
Barred Owl 33       24      
Trumpeter Swan 33       5      
Northern Shrike 31       23      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 29       7      
Peregrine Falcon 28       23      
Boat-tailed Grackle 27       3      
Harlequin Duck 26       7      
Lesser Black-backed Gull 23       8      
American Woodcock 21       9      
Hermit Thrush 17       13      
Gray Jay 16       5      
Eastern Meadowlark 14       5      
Tree Swallow 13       5      
Iceland Gull 12       5      
Red-necked Grebe 12       5      
Red Crossbill 11       5      
Short-eared Owl 11       5      
Northern Gannet 10       4      
Ruddy Turnstone 10       4      
Snowy Owl 10       9      
Great Egret 9       9      
Razorbill 9       8      
Red-headed Woodpecker 8       8      
Merlin 6       6      
American Oystercatcher 5       3      
Greater White-fronted Goose 5       4      
Pine Warbler 5       5      
American Three-toed Woodpecker 4       2      
Brown Thrasher 4       2      
Northern Goshawk 4       4      
American Pipit 3       2      
Golden Eagle 3       3      
King Eider 3       3      
Lapland Longspur 3       3      
Pine Grosbeak 3       2      
Seaside Sparrow 3       1      
Baltimore Oriole 2       2      
Barn Owl 2       2      
Black-backed Woodpecker 2       2      
Eurasian Wigeon 2       2      
Glaucous Gull 2       2      
Northern Bobwhite 2       1      
Northern Saw-whet Owl 2       1      
Thayer's Gull 2       1      
Western Grebe 2       2      
Yellow-breasted Chat 2       2      
American Bittern 1       1      
Barrow's Goldeneye 1       1      
Common Tern 1       1      
Lincoln's Sparrow 1       1      
Marsh Wren 1       1      
Red Knot 1       1      
Rufous Hummingbird 1       1      
Virginia Rail 1       1      
Total 501,891             

A total of 172 species were reported.

See list of localities in New York with reports.

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