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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 common yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 2073
52 American kestrel (Falco sparverius) 2048
53 eastern tent caterpillar (Malacosoma americanum) 2040
54 five-lined skink (Plestiodon fasciatus) 2022
55 acorn woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus) 2005
56 luna moth (Actias luna) 1974
57 common buckeye (Junonia coenia) 1960
58 brown-headed cowbird (Molothrus ater) 1919
59 grey catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 1884
60 barred owl (Strix varia) 1799
61 woodchuck (Marmota monax) 1780
62 ruby-crowned kinglet (Regulus calendula) 1753
63 yellow-rumped warbler (Dendroica coronata) 1711
64 curve-billed thrasher (Toxostoma curvirostre) 1697
65 common whitetail (Plathemis lydia) 1691
66 spring azure (Celastrina ladon complex) 1675
67 wood thrush (Hylocichla mustelina) 1672
68 spring peeper (Pseudacris crucifer) 1622
69 wood frog (Lithobates sylvaticus) 1540
70 white-breasted nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 1512
71 white-winged dove (Zenaida asiatica) 1418
72 mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) 1414
73 broad-winged hawk (Buteo platypterus) 1408
74 wood duck (Aix sponsa) 1399
75 cliff swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota) 1357

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