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Top Ten Lists for 2005

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Most Frequently Reported Birds

Rank   Species Checklists
1 Northern Cardinal 29,456  
2 Mourning Dove 28,745  
3 Dark-eyed Junco 24,029  
4 American Goldfinch 21,943  
5 Downy Woodpecker 21,200  
6 Blue Jay 20,103  
7 House Finch 19,809  
8 Tufted Titmouse 18,821  
9 American Crow 17,600  
10 Black-capped Chickadee 17,047  
Statistics updated 09-Jan-2012 16:15 ET

Most Numerous Birds

Rank   Species Individuals
1 Snow Goose 835,369  
2 Canada Goose 688,625  
3 Red-winged Blackbird 480,889  
4 European Starling 340,047  
5 American Crow 283,411  
6 Common Grackle 252,779  
7 American Goldfinch 250,758  
8 Mourning Dove 190,540  
9 House Sparrow 177,394  
10 Dark-eyed Junco 174,325  
Statistics updated 09-Jan-2012 16:15 ET

States/Provinces Submitting the Most Checklists

Rank   State/Province Checklists
1 New York 2,983  
2 North Carolina 2,697  
3 Pennsylvania 2,654  
4 Virginia 2,490  
5 California 2,423  
6 Georgia 2,412  
7 Mississippi 2,361  
8 Ohio 2,282  
9 Florida 2,129  
10 Michigan 1,996  
Statistics updated 15-Feb-2011 16:22 ET

States/Provinces Reporting the Most Species

Rank   State/Province Species
1 Texas 376  
2 California 285  
3 Florida 274  
4 Arizona 227  
5 Georgia 221  
6 Oregon 213  
7 South Carolina 211  
8 Washington 196  
9 Louisiana 182  
10 North Carolina 178  
Statistics updated 15-Feb-2011 16:22 ET

States/Provinces Reporting the Most Birds

Rank   State/Province Individuals
1 Pennsylvania 623,317  
2 Texas 544,003  
3 Mississippi 393,015  
4 Missouri 375,060  
5 Nebraska 344,179  
6 California 307,710  
7 New York 272,272  
8 Florida 254,280  
9 New Jersey 197,323  
10 Virginia 190,597  
Statistics updated 15-Feb-2011 16:22 ET

Localities Submitting the Most Checklists

Rank   City Checklists
1 Gautier, Mississippi 433  
2 Charlotte, North Carolina 331  
3 Olive Branch, Mississippi 322  
4 Cincinnati, Ohio 289  
5 Fultondale, Alabama 267  
6 Atlanta, Georgia 233  
7 Virginia Beach, Virginia 212  
8 Wilmington, North Carolina 173  
9 Marietta, Georgia 156  
10 Williamsburg, Virginia 153  
Statistics updated 15-Feb-2011 16:22 ET

Localities Reporting the Most Species

Rank   City Species
1 Corpus Christi, Texas 169  
2 Rockport, Texas 155  
3 Lakeport, California 149  
4 Los Osos, California 143  
4 Naples, Florida 143  
6 Gautier, Mississippi 137  
7 Tallahassee, Florida 135  
8 Savannah, Georgia 133  
9 Arcata, California 128  
9 Orlando, Florida 128  
Statistics updated 15-Feb-2011 16:22 ET

Localities Reporting the Most Birds

Rank   City Individuals
1 Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge, Missouri 291,246  
2 Needville, Texas 204,260  
3 Kleinfeltersville, Pennsylvania 154,883  
4 Gautier, Mississippi 118,794  
5 Vicksburg, Mississippi 113,316  
6 Mount Vernon, Pennsylvania 103,737  
7 Ellinwood, Kansas 74,164  
8 Gibbon, Nebraska 64,074  
9 Shoemakersville, Pennsylvania 58,353  
10 Clay Center, Nebraska 52,113  
Statistics updated 15-Feb-2011 16:22 ET