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Top Ten Lists for 2008

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Most Frequently Reported Birds

Rank   Species Checklists
1 Northern Cardinal 43,956  
2 Mourning Dove 42,105  
3 Dark-eyed Junco 39,497  
4 Downy Woodpecker 33,921  
5 American Goldfinch 31,787  
6 Blue Jay 31,056  
7 House Finch 29,986  
8 Tufted Titmouse 28,037  
9 Black-capped Chickadee 26,775  
10 American Crow 26,719  
Statistics updated 09-Jan-2012 16:15 ET

Most Numerous Birds

Rank   Species Individuals
1 Snow Goose 927,059  
2 Canada Goose 778,867  
3 European Starling 767,754  
4 American Robin 534,560  
5 Common Grackle 509,020  
6 American Crow 363,385  
7 American Goldfinch 338,498  
8 Dark-eyed Junco 307,984  
9 Red-winged Blackbird 302,864  
10 Mourning Dove 268,950  
Statistics updated 09-Jan-2012 16:15 ET

States/Provinces Submitting the Most Checklists

Rank   State/Province Checklists
1 New York 5,384  
2 North Carolina 4,520  
3 Pennsylvania 4,328  
4 California 4,272  
5 Ohio 3,864  
6 Virginia 3,792  
7 Florida 3,495  
8 Georgia 3,136  
9 Texas 3,022  
10 New Jersey 2,890  
Statistics updated 15-Feb-2011 16:22 ET

States/Provinces Reporting the Most Species

Rank   State/Province Species
1 Texas 333  
2 California 320  
3 Florida 279  
4 Arizona 256  
5 Georgia 221  
6 Louisiana 214  
6 Washington 214  
8 Oregon 211  
9 North Carolina 195  
10 British Columbia 187  
Statistics updated 15-Feb-2011 16:22 ET

States/Provinces Reporting the Most Birds

Rank   State/Province Individuals
1 New Jersey 657,150  
2 Florida 652,229  
3 Washington 563,474  
4 California 538,949  
5 Virginia 461,390  
6 Pennsylvania 417,273  
7 New York 414,621  
8 Texas 410,911  
9 Missouri 404,124  
10 Indiana 382,182  
Statistics updated 15-Feb-2011 16:22 ET

Localities Submitting the Most Checklists

Rank   City Checklists
1 Charlotte, North Carolina 493  
2 Mentor, Ohio 460  
3 Tallahassee, Florida 437  
4 Richmond, Virginia 359  
5 Winston-Salem, North Carolina 326  
6 Durham, North Carolina 294  
7 Cincinnati, Ohio 282  
8 Virginia Beach, Virginia 272  
9 Knoxville, Tennessee 264  
10 Birmingham, Alabama 258  
Statistics updated 15-Feb-2011 16:22 ET

Localities Reporting the Most Species

Rank   City Species
1 Corpus Christi, Texas 185  
2 Savannah, Georgia 166  
3 Rockport, Texas 165  
4 Tallahassee, Florida 151  
5 Lakeport, California 142  
5 Jacksonville, Florida 142  
7 Mission, Texas 137  
8 Saint Petersburg, Florida 135  
9 Weslaco, Texas 134  
10 Wilmington, North Carolina 133  
Statistics updated 15-Feb-2011 16:22 ET

Localities Reporting the Most Birds

Rank   City Individuals
1 Yakima, Washington 299,102  
2 Smithville, Missouri 243,160  
3 Dugger, Indiana 217,020  
4 Mannington Mills, New Jersey 150,403  
5 Clewiston, Florida 143,744  
6 Woodstown, New Jersey 130,981  
7 Parsons, Kansas 102,709  
8 Ashburn, Virginia 101,735  
9 Tallahassee, Florida 76,113  
10 Willard, Utah 50,956  
Statistics updated 15-Feb-2011 16:22 ET