Have you ever wondered what birds were most commonly reported to eBird? I have collected data from eBird for the years 1900-2012 (all months/weeks) as of 2/2/2013. Data has been rolled up by State/Province for the Lower 48 States, all of Canada, and Alaska (but not Hawaii).
Yes. I know 2015 is almost here and this is data through 2012. But I’ve done all this in my “spare” time. I will update it when I get a chance. For now, I find this stuff still very fascinating. Oh, one other thing. This is still 2012 taxonomy, too.
The number of positive checklists (those checklists submitted indicating a positive sighting–either 1 or more birds) has been summed for each species out of nearly 6 million checklists. Want to know the species with the most positive checklists? The birds that are most commonly reported in all of North America? Here you go!
|21||Great Blue Heron|
|87||Great Crested Flycatcher|
|92||Great Black-backed Gull|
|95||American Black Duck|
|99||Northern Rough-winged Swallow|