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