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Top Ten Lists for 2012

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Most Frequently Reported Birds

Rank   Species Checklists
1 Northern Cardinal 48,932  
2 Mourning Dove 48,021  
3 Dark-eyed Junco 43,875  
4 Downy Woodpecker 38,356  
5 American Crow 36,159  
6 House Finch 35,912  
7 American Goldfinch 34,857  
8 Blue Jay 34,046  
9 Black-capped Chickadee 33,311  
10 Tufted Titmouse 32,253  
Statistics updated 15-Jan-2013 09:05 ET

Most Numerous Birds

Rank   Species Individuals
1 Snow Goose 3,259,470  
2 Tree Swallow 3,060,171  
3 Red-winged Blackbird 1,722,306  
4 Canada Goose 933,154  
5 Common Grackle 578,633  
6 European Starling 514,305  
7 American Robin 345,477  
8 American Goldfinch 321,518  
9 American Coot 312,492  
10 Mallard 312,131  
Statistics updated 15-Jan-2013 09:05 ET

States/Provinces Submitting the Most Checklists

Rank   State/Province Checklists
1 New York 6,614  
2 California 5,619  
3 Pennsylvania 5,420  
4 North Carolina 5,116  
5 Texas 4,577  
6 Ontario 4,452  
7 Virginia 4,163  
8 Ohio 3,958  
9 Florida 3,865  
10 Georgia 3,782  
Statistics updated 15-Jan-2013 09:10 ET

States/Provinces Reporting the Most Species

Rank   State/Province Species
1 California 333  
2 Texas 327  
3 Florida 280  
4 Arizona 239  
5 Oregon 205  
6 Washington 203  
7 South Carolina 198  
8 Georgia 193  
9 British Columbia 191  
10 New Mexico 190  
Statistics updated 15-Jan-2013 09:10 ET

States/Provinces Reporting the Most Birds

Rank   State/Province Individuals
1 Florida 3,683,813  
2 Missouri 2,185,172  
3 Delaware 1,399,619  
4 California 751,944  
5 Pennsylvania 623,943  
6 Texas 602,367  
7 Ohio 520,941  
8 New York 501,891  
9 Indiana 424,802  
10 Washington 364,696  
Statistics updated 15-Jan-2013 09:10 ET

Localities Submitting the Most Checklists

Rank   City Checklists
1 Bay Shore, New York 522  
2 Charlotte, North Carolina 471  
3 Corvallis, Oregon 370  
4 Atlanta, Georgia 368  
5 Tallahassee, Florida 352  
6 Raleigh, North Carolina 343  
7 Cincinnati, Ohio 331  
8 Richmond, Virginia 323  
9 Mentor, Ohio 320  
10 Durham, North Carolina 315  
Statistics updated 15-Jan-2013 09:10 ET

Localities Reporting the Most Species

Rank   City Species
1 Corpus Christi, Texas 184  
2 Rockport, Texas 166  
3 San Diego, California 165  
4 Savannah, Georgia 156  
5 Saint Augustine, Florida 155  
6 San Antonio, Texas 150  
7 Napa, California 147  
7 Tallahassee, Florida 147  
9 Tucson, Arizona 139  
10 Weslaco, Texas 136  
Statistics updated 15-Jan-2013 09:10 ET

Localities Reporting the Most Birds

Rank   City Individuals
1 Ruskin, Florida 3,019,227  
2 Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge, Missouri 2,012,055  
3 Newark, Delaware 1,044,699  
4 Cincinnati, Ohio 311,989  
5 Owensville, Indiana 186,984  
6 Allensville, Kentucky 150,256  
7 Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Delaware 127,588  
8 Clewiston, Florida 123,704  
9 Milton, Delaware 105,258  
10 Nazareth, Pennsylvania 93,210  
Statistics updated 15-Jan-2013 09:10 ET