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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
51 California ground squirrel (Spermophilus beecheyi) 2136
52 American kestrel (Falco sparverius) 2134
53 eastern tent caterpillar (Malacosoma americanum) 2127
54 acorn woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus) 2084
55 five-lined skink (Plestiodon fasciatus) 2080
56 luna moth (Actias luna) 2058
57 common buckeye (Junonia coenia) 2053
58 grey catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 2012
59 brown-headed cowbird (Molothrus ater) 2000
60 barred owl (Strix varia) 1914
61 ruby-crowned kinglet (Regulus calendula) 1879
62 white-breasted nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 1854
63 yellow-rumped warbler (Dendroica coronata) 1839
64 woodchuck (Marmota monax) 1819
65 spring peeper (Pseudacris crucifer) 1777
66 spring azure (Celastrina ladon complex) 1760
67 curve-billed thrasher (Toxostoma curvirostre) 1754
68 common whitetail (Plathemis lydia) 1749
69 wood thrush (Hylocichla mustelina) 1730
70 wood frog (Lithobates sylvaticus) 1630
71 white-winged dove (Zenaida asiatica) 1501
72 broad-winged hawk (Buteo platypterus) 1500
73 raccoon (Procyon lotor) 1474
74 wood duck (Aix sponsa) 1456
75 mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) 1453

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