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Top animal species that observers are recording.

 

Image credit:
Tom Grey

All Time Top Animal Species Observed

Rank Species Number of Observations
26 red admiral (Vanessa atalanta) 3866
27 mourning cloak (Nymphalis antiopa) 3818
28 red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) 3730
29 eastern bluebird (Sialia sialis) 3667
30 American toad (Anaxyrus americanus) 3599
31 white-throated sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) 3589
32 cabbage white (Pieris rapae) 3479
33 eastern phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) 3413
34 northern mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) 3327
35 tufted titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 3221
36 tree swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) 3072
37 common loon (Gavia immer) 3063
38 killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) 2976
39 bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) 2953
40 American bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus) 2904
41 cedar waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) 2892
42 Anna's hummingbird (Calypte anna) 2808
43 barn swallow (Hirundo rustica) 2735
44 pipevine swallowtail (Battus philenor) 2689
45 Baltimore oriole (Icterus galbula) 2654
46 common yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 2621
47 eastern tailed-blue (Cupido comyntas) 2565
48 great spangled fritillary (Speyeria cybele) 2547
49 house wren (Troglodytes aedon) 2536
50 grey catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 2503

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