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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 red admiral (Vanessa atalanta) 3948
27 mourning cloak (Nymphalis antiopa) 3932
28 red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) 3891
29 eastern bluebird (Sialia sialis) 3795
30 American toad (Anaxyrus americanus) 3745
31 white-throated sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) 3704
32 cabbage white (Pieris rapae) 3591
33 eastern phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) 3495
34 tufted titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 3424
35 northern mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) 3382
36 common loon (Gavia immer) 3174
37 tree swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) 3120
38 bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) 3088
39 killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) 3006
40 cedar waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) 2985
41 American bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus) 2950
42 Anna's hummingbird (Calypte anna) 2939
43 barn swallow (Hirundo rustica) 2768
44 pipevine swallowtail (Battus philenor) 2739
45 common yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 2686
46 white-breasted nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 2674
47 Baltimore oriole (Icterus galbula) 2673
48 eastern tailed-blue (Cupido comyntas) 2631
49 great spangled fritillary (Speyeria cybele) 2612
50 house wren (Troglodytes aedon) 2580

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