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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 white-breasted nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 2510
52 common buckeye (Junonia coenia) 2503
53 Cooper's hawk (Accipiter cooperii) 2397
54 American kestrel (Falco sparverius) 2397
55 spring peeper (Pseudacris crucifer) 2372
56 brown-headed cowbird (Molothrus ater) 2364
57 eastern tent caterpillar (Malacosoma americanum) 2337
58 barred owl (Strix varia) 2290
59 yellow-rumped warbler (Dendroica coronata) 2275
60 ruby-crowned kinglet (Regulus calendula) 2270
61 luna moth (Actias luna) 2245
62 California ground squirrel (Spermophilus beecheyi) 2237
63 five-lined skink (Plestiodon fasciatus) 2232
64 acorn woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus) 2211
65 woodchuck (Marmota monax) 2165
66 spring azure (Celastrina ladon complex) 2137
67 common whitetail (Plathemis lydia) 2067
68 wood frog (Lithobates sylvaticus) 2018
69 wood thrush (Hylocichla mustelina) 1900
70 common green darner (Anax junius) 1896
71 painted turtle (Chrysemys picta) 1885
72 curve-billed thrasher (Toxostoma curvirostre) 1850
73 sandhill crane (Grus canadensis) 1799
74 broad-winged hawk (Buteo platypterus) 1798
75 wood duck (Aix sponsa) 1758

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