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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
26 mourning cloak (Nymphalis antiopa) 3079
27 white-throated sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) 3075
28 red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) 3044
29 mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 3001
30 cabbage white (Pieris rapae ) 2944
31 northern mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) 2882
32 eastern bluebird (Sialia sialis) 2875
33 eastern phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) 2840
34 American toad (Anaxyrus americanus) 2798
35 common loon (Gavia immer) 2648
36 cedar waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) 2609
37 tree swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) 2590
38 tufted titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 2582
39 American bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus) 2505
40 killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) 2449
41 bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) 2342
42 pipevine swallowtail (Battus philenor) 2334
43 Anna's hummingbird (Calypte anna) 2291
44 Baltimore oriole (Icterus galbula) 2268
45 barn swallow (Hirundo rustica) 2257
46 eastern tailed-blue (Cupido comyntas) 2228
47 house wren (Troglodytes aedon) 2221
48 great spangled fritillary (Speyeria cybele) 2180
49 Cooper's hawk (Accipiter cooperii) 2079
50 California ground squirrel (Spermophilus beecheyi) 2077

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