Top 100 Most Reported Species in eBird in North America

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!

Rank Species
1 Mourning Dove
2 American Crow
3 American Robin
4 Northern Cardinal
5 Blue Jay
6 European Starling
7 American Goldfinch
8 Song Sparrow
9 Downy Woodpecker
10 Red-winged Blackbird
11 Mallard
12 House Finch
13 Canada Goose
14 Black-capped Chickadee
15 House Sparrow
16 Dark-eyed Junco
17 Red-bellied Woodpecker
18 Northern Flicker
19 Tufted Titmouse
20 Turkey Vulture
21 Great Blue Heron
22 White-breasted Nuthatch
23 Red-tailed Hawk
24 Northern Mockingbird
25 Common Grackle
26 Ring-billed Gull
27 Yellow-rumped Warbler
28 Carolina Wren
29 Rock Pigeon
30 Killdeer
31 Double-crested Cormorant
32 Carolina Chickadee
33 White-throated Sparrow
34 Brown-headed Cowbird
35 Barn Swallow
36 Chipping Sparrow
37 Gray Catbird
38 Tree Swallow
39 Common Yellowthroat
40 Eastern Bluebird
41 Hairy Woodpecker
42 Belted Kingfisher
43 Great Egret
44 Cedar Waxwing
45 Herring Gull
46 American Coot
47 Eastern Phoebe
48 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
49 Common Raven
50 American Kestrel
51 White-crowned Sparrow
52 House Wren
53 Eastern Towhee
54 Pied-billed Grebe
55 Red-breasted Nuthatch
56 Bald Eagle
57 Yellow Warbler
58 Wood Duck
59 Bufflehead
60 Red-eyed Vireo
61 Osprey
62 Pileated Woodpecker
63 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
64 Red-shouldered Hawk
65 Northern Harrier
66 Chimney Swift
67 Savannah Sparrow
68 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
69 Cooper’s Hawk
70 Indigo Bunting
71 Gadwall
72 Northern Shoveler
73 Spotted Towhee
74 Pine Siskin
75 Snowy Egret
76 Brown Thrasher
77 Eastern Kingbird
78 Green-winged Teal
79 Black Vulture
80 Baltimore Oriole
81 American Wigeon
82 Anna’s Hummingbird
83 Golden-crowned Kinglet
84 Field Sparrow
85 Western Scrub-Jay
86 Ruddy Duck
87 Great Crested Flycatcher
88 Black Phoebe
89 Ring-necked Duck
90 Hermit Thrush
91 Swamp Sparrow
92 Great Black-backed Gull
93 Eastern Wood-Pewee
94 Common Merganser
95 American Black Duck
96 Eurasian Collared-Dove
97 Lesser Goldfinch
98 Green Heron
99 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
100 Greater Yellowlegs

 

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