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Top animal species that observers are recording.

 

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Tom Grey

All Time Top Animal Species Observed

Rank Species Number of Observations
1 American robin (Turdus migratorius) 19339
2 black-capped chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 16169
3 house sparrow (Passer domesticus) 10726
4 blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 10580
5 northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 10237
6 bumblebee (Bombus spp.) 9986
7 ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) 9513
8 American goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) 9369
9 monarch (Danaus plexippus) 8940
10 mourning dove (Zenaida macroura) 8697
11 American crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 8108
12 dark-eyed junco (Junco hyemalis) 8015
13 white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) 7884
14 eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) 7222
15 fox squirrel (Sciurus niger) 6843
16 red-winged blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 6296
17 downy woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 6284
18 great blue heron (Ardea herodias) 5969
19 red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 5803
20 Carolina wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 5669
21 Canada goose (Branta canadensis) 5560
22 eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus) 5272
23 eastern cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus) 4371
24 mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 3861
25 European starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 3789

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