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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) 20214
2 black-capped chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 17247
3 blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 11300
4 house sparrow (Passer domesticus) 11203
5 northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 10799
6 bumblebee (Bombus spp.) 10642
7 ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) 10054
8 American goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) 9958
9 monarch (Danaus plexippus) 9947
10 mourning dove (Zenaida macroura) 9285
11 American crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 8857
12 dark-eyed junco (Junco hyemalis) 8417
13 white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) 8372
14 eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) 7681
15 fox squirrel (Sciurus niger) 7547
16 red-winged blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 6748
17 downy woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 6741
18 great blue heron (Ardea herodias) 6586
19 red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 6298
20 Canada goose (Branta canadensis) 6103
21 Carolina wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 6030
22 eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus) 5599
23 eastern cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus) 4717
24 mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 4382
25 European starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 4091

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