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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 Cooper's hawk (Accipiter cooperii) 2303
52 common buckeye (Junonia coenia) 2287
53 American kestrel (Falco sparverius) 2270
54 eastern tent caterpillar (Malacosoma americanum) 2257
55 brown-headed cowbird (Molothrus ater) 2215
56 white-breasted nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 2210
57 California ground squirrel (Spermophilus beecheyi) 2205
58 spring peeper (Pseudacris crucifer) 2189
59 five-lined skink (Plestiodon fasciatus) 2168
60 luna moth (Actias luna) 2163
61 acorn woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus) 2157
62 barred owl (Strix varia) 2119
63 ruby-crowned kinglet (Regulus calendula) 2096
64 yellow-rumped warbler (Dendroica coronata) 2070
65 woodchuck (Marmota monax) 2011
66 spring azure (Celastrina ladon complex) 1959
67 common whitetail (Plathemis lydia) 1906
68 wood frog (Lithobates sylvaticus) 1876
69 wood thrush (Hylocichla mustelina) 1838
70 curve-billed thrasher (Toxostoma curvirostre) 1807
71 painted turtle (Chrysemys picta) 1731
72 common green darner (Anax junius) 1658
73 broad-winged hawk (Buteo platypterus) 1654
74 sandhill crane (Grus canadensis) 1629
75 wood duck (Aix sponsa) 1617

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