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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) 17438
2 black-capped chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 13470
3 bumblebee (Bombus spp.) 9222
4 blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 9167
5 northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 9137
6 house sparrow (Passer domesticus) 9128
7 ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) 8671
8 American goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) 8525
9 monarch (Danaus plexippus) 7875
10 mourning dove (Zenaida macroura) 7742
11 dark-eyed junco (Junco hyemalis) 7115
12 American crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 6766
13 white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) 6700
14 eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) 6240
15 downy woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 5505
16 red-winged blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 5363
17 fox squirrel (Sciurus niger) 5188
18 red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 5061
19 great blue heron (Ardea herodias) 4950
20 Carolina wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 4938
21 eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus) 4867
22 Canada goose (Branta canadensis) 4589
23 eastern cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus) 3636
24 red admiral (Vanessa atalanta) 3324
25 European starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 3308

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