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2012 Results: Washington

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See list of localities in Washington with reports.


Species [taxonomic]
[alphabetic]
Number of Birds   Number of Checklists
Reporting the Species
Greater White-fronted Goose 38       7      
Emperor Goose 4       2      
Snow Goose 67,291       15      
Brant 4,135       28      
Cackling Goose 7,167       33      
Canada Goose 17,232       416      
Mute Swan 4       3      
Trumpeter Swan 5,051       47      
Tundra Swan 1,896       26      
Wood Duck 947       79      
Gadwall 697       73      
Eurasian Wigeon 72       31      
American Wigeon 12,304       244      
Mallard 15,364       575      
Blue-winged Teal 1       1      
Cinnamon Teal 16       8      
Northern Shoveler 2,001       88      
Northern Pintail 5,097       74      
Green-winged Teal 1,171       80      
Canvasback 50       15      
Redhead 44       8      
Ring-necked Duck 711       109      
Tufted Duck 3       3      
Greater Scaup 983       37      
Lesser Scaup 1,175       55      
Harlequin Duck 177       27      
Surf Scoter 3,750       99      
White-winged Scoter 625       34      
Black Scoter 75       12      
Long-tailed Duck 106       10      
Bufflehead 3,576       334      
Common Goldeneye 1,808       170      
Barrow's Goldeneye 377       73      
Hooded Merganser 375       103      
Common Merganser 1,083       138      
Red-breasted Merganser 584       72      
Ruddy Duck 747       28      
Mountain Quail 9       2      
California Quail 2,596       173      
Chukar 6       2      
Gray Partridge 8       2      
Ring-necked Pheasant 92       47      
Ruffed Grouse 9       3      
Wild Turkey 450       30      
Red-throated Loon 34       16      
Pacific Loon 51       17      
Common Loon 158       53      
Yellow-billed Loon 1       1      
Pied-billed Grebe 193       76      
Horned Grebe 597       97      
Red-necked Grebe 139       28      
Eared Grebe 60       11      
Western Grebe 499       64      
Brandt's Cormorant 607       34      
Double-crested Cormorant 1,737       196      
Pelagic Cormorant 456       43      
American White Pelican 22       5      
American Bittern 3       3      
Great Blue Heron 736       242      
Great Egret 14       7      
Green Heron 4       3      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 2       1      
Turkey Vulture 11       4      
Golden Eagle 18       11      
Northern Harrier 154       79      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 121       111      
Cooper's Hawk 137       117      
Northern Goshawk 1       1      
Bald Eagle 1,110       457      
Red-tailed Hawk 629       341      
Rough-legged Hawk 17       13      
Virginia Rail 14       5      
American Coot 11,204       161      
Sandhill Crane 40       4      
Black-bellied Plover 728       8      
Killdeer 222       71      
Black Oystercatcher 31       9      
Spotted Sandpiper 12       5      
Greater Yellowlegs 17       7      
Willet 1       1      
Ruddy Turnstone 1       1      
Black Turnstone 495       11      
Surfbird 72       3      
Sanderling 1,110       17      
Western Sandpiper 59       3      
Least Sandpiper 100       1      
Dunlin 2,926       26      
Long-billed Dowitcher 2       1      
Wilson's Snipe 6       4      
Bonaparte's Gull 43       9      
Mew Gull 2,112       57      
Ring-billed Gull 346       43      
Western Gull 976       76      
California Gull 357       50      
Herring Gull 148       35      
Thayer's Gull 30       9      
Iceland Gull 1       1      
Glaucous-winged Gull 3,997       248      
Common Murre 39       8      
Pigeon Guillemot 212       41      
Marbled Murrelet 10       5      
Rhinoceros Auklet 24       9      
Rock Pigeon 2,477       199      
Band-tailed Pigeon 393       64      
Eurasian Collared-Dove 625       132      
Mourning Dove 2,322       370      
Barn Owl 11       9      
Western Screech-Owl 5       4      
Great Horned Owl 62       36      
Snowy Owl 31       12      
Northern Pygmy-Owl 6       6      
Barred Owl 15       13      
Short-eared Owl 1       1      
Northern Saw-whet Owl 9       8      
Anna's Hummingbird 1,537       871      
Rufous Hummingbird 31       20      
Belted Kingfisher 134       112      
Lewis's Woodpecker 8       4      
Red-breasted Sapsucker 60       49      
Downy Woodpecker 640       462      
Hairy Woodpecker 334       236      
White-headed Woodpecker 10       7      
Northern Flicker 2,179       1,089      
Pileated Woodpecker 172       132      
American Kestrel 220       122      
Merlin 40       39      
Gyrfalcon 2       2      
Peregrine Falcon 21       17      
Prairie Falcon 4       4      
Say's Phoebe 5       3      
Loggerhead Shrike 1       1      
Northern Shrike 11       10      
Hutton's Vireo 13       10      
Gray Jay 48       20      
Steller's Jay 2,500       870      
Western Scrub-Jay 399       175      
Black-billed Magpie 646       149      
Clark's Nutcracker 78       11      
American Crow 14,060       1,049      
Northwestern Crow 416       40      
Common Raven 701       225      
Horned Lark 177       16      
Tree Swallow 60       12      
Violet-green Swallow 13       4      
Barn Swallow 54       5      
Black-capped Chickadee 6,347       1,548      
Mountain Chickadee 304       93      
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 3,141       952      
Bushtit 4,393       364      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1,690       832      
White-breasted Nuthatch 69       38      
Pygmy Nuthatch 225       56      
Brown Creeper 93       76      
Rock Wren 5       3      
Canyon Wren 4       3      
Pacific Wren 250       104      
Marsh Wren 60       36      
Bewick's Wren 434       325      
American Dipper 21       13      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 510       126      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 269       137      
Western Bluebird 17       7      
Mountain Bluebird 18       3      
Townsend's Solitaire 8       8      
Hermit Thrush 22       22      
American Robin 41,672       1,086      
Varied Thrush 1,655       738      
European Starling 13,528       640      
American Pipit 13       3      
Bohemian Waxwing 142       7      
Cedar Waxwing 591       26      
Orange-crowned Warbler 5       5      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 311       104      
Townsend's Warbler 315       208      
Spotted Towhee 2,616       1,189      
American Tree Sparrow 20       1      
Sage Sparrow 14       3      
Savannah Sparrow 75       11      
Fox Sparrow 544       298      
Song Sparrow 2,316       986      
Lincoln's Sparrow 53       15      
White-throated Sparrow 23       17      
Harris's Sparrow 2       2      
White-crowned Sparrow 1,044       202      
Golden-crowned Sparrow 1,596       361      
Dark-eyed Junco 17,789       1,956      
Red-winged Blackbird 4,842       472      
Western Meadowlark 62       21      
Yellow-headed Blackbird 1       1      
Brewer's Blackbird 1,350       51      
Brown-headed Cowbird 91       14      
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch 5       2      
Pine Grosbeak 14       2      
Purple Finch 768       238      
Cassin's Finch 150       26      
House Finch 6,415       1,041      
Red Crossbill 117       23      
Common Redpoll 324       28      
Pine Siskin 13,305       923      
Lesser Goldfinch 12       6      
American Goldfinch 4,735       470      
Evening Grosbeak 2,393       187      
House Sparrow 4,624       589      
Total 364,696             

A total of 203 species were reported.

See list of localities in Washington with reports.

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