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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) 19821
2 black-capped chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 16653
3 blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 10982
4 house sparrow (Passer domesticus) 10902
5 northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 10561
6 bumblebee (Bombus spp.) 10400
7 ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) 9922
8 American goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) 9731
9 monarch (Danaus plexippus) 9633
10 mourning dove (Zenaida macroura) 9036
11 American crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 8522
12 dark-eyed junco (Junco hyemalis) 8243
13 white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) 8164
14 eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) 7487
15 fox squirrel (Sciurus niger) 7113
16 red-winged blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 6585
17 downy woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 6551
18 great blue heron (Ardea herodias) 6332
19 red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 6098
20 Carolina wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 5868
21 Canada goose (Branta canadensis) 5860
22 eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus) 5475
23 eastern cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus) 4582
24 mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 4169
25 European starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 3965

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