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2012 Results: Rhode Island

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

See list of localities in Rhode Island with reports.


Species [taxonomic]
[alphabetic]
Number of Birds   Number of Checklists
Reporting the Species
Brant 992       13      
Canada Goose 3,273       52      
Mute Swan 226       23      
Wood Duck 3       1      
Gadwall 53       3      
American Wigeon 45       6      
American Black Duck 221       16      
Mallard 330       31      
Ring-necked Duck 16       2      
Greater Scaup 150       1      
Lesser Scaup 100       1      
Common Eider 813       9      
Harlequin Duck 66       7      
Surf Scoter 106       2      
White-winged Scoter 31       2      
Black Scoter 192       3      
Long-tailed Duck 17       1      
Bufflehead 301       20      
Common Goldeneye 273       12      
Hooded Merganser 85       14      
Common Merganser 76       7      
Red-breasted Merganser 232       17      
Ruddy Duck 580       4      
Ring-necked Pheasant 3       2      
Wild Turkey 230       13      
Red-throated Loon 14       2      
Common Loon 33       10      
Horned Grebe 82       4      
Red-necked Grebe 7       1      
Northern Gannet 3       1      
Double-crested Cormorant 5       2      
Great Cormorant 54       8      
Great Blue Heron 14       8      
Turkey Vulture 24       10      
Northern Harrier 7       6      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 10       7      
Cooper's Hawk 18       17      
Bald Eagle 5       4      
Red-shouldered Hawk 3       3      
Red-tailed Hawk 34       23      
Rough-legged Hawk 1       1      
American Coot 83       4      
Sanderling 92       6      
Purple Sandpiper 5       2      
American Woodcock 5       1      
Black-headed Gull 1       1      
Ring-billed Gull 110       10      
Herring Gull 984       33      
Iceland Gull 1       1      
Lesser Black-backed Gull 3       2      
Great Black-backed Gull 91       18      
Razorbill 1       1      
Rock Pigeon 130       21      
Mourning Dove 478       116      
Eastern Screech-Owl 1       1      
Great Horned Owl 4       2      
Snowy Owl 2       2      
Barred Owl 1       1      
Belted Kingfisher 4       4      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 60       52      
Downy Woodpecker 214       116      
Hairy Woodpecker 19       13      
Northern Flicker 34       24      
Pileated Woodpecker 4       4      
Peregrine Falcon 2       2      
Blue Jay 102       40      
American Crow 319       61      
Common Raven 1       1      
Black-capped Chickadee 396       151      
Tufted Titmouse 288       114      
White-breasted Nuthatch 159       86      
Brown Creeper 17       15      
Winter Wren 3       2      
Carolina Wren 79       36      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 12       2      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2       1      
Eastern Bluebird 7       3      
Hermit Thrush 1       1      
American Robin 99       26      
Gray Catbird 7       5      
Northern Mockingbird 20       13      
European Starling 843       53      
Cedar Waxwing 6       2      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 6       3      
American Tree Sparrow 40       16      
Field Sparrow 5       2      
Savannah Sparrow 2       2      
Fox Sparrow 12       6      
Song Sparrow 80       40      
Swamp Sparrow 1       1      
White-throated Sparrow 155       48      
Dark-eyed Junco 544       110      
Northern Cardinal 338       136      
Red-winged Blackbird 35       15      
Common Grackle 179       17      
Brown-headed Cowbird 9       3      
Purple Finch 11       4      
House Finch 280       69      
American Goldfinch 335       64      
House Sparrow 924       88      
Total 16,374             

A total of 100 species were reported.

See list of localities in Rhode Island with reports.

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