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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) 3559
27 red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) 3507
28 mourning cloak (Nymphalis antiopa) 3456
29 white-throated sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) 3394
30 eastern bluebird (Sialia sialis) 3370
31 northern mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) 3241
32 American toad (Anaxyrus americanus) 3238
33 eastern phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) 3212
34 cabbage white (Pieris rapae ) 3186
35 tufted titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 2998
36 tree swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) 2893
37 common loon (Gavia immer) 2873
38 killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) 2783
39 bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) 2762
40 American bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus) 2717
41 cedar waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) 2712
42 Anna's hummingbird (Calypte anna) 2667
43 pipevine swallowtail (Battus philenor) 2559
44 Baltimore oriole (Icterus galbula) 2520
45 barn swallow (Hirundo rustica) 2514
46 house wren (Troglodytes aedon) 2395
47 eastern tailed-blue (Cupido comyntas) 2383
48 great spangled fritillary (Speyeria cybele) 2368
49 common yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 2357
50 Cooper's hawk (Accipiter cooperii) 2269

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