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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
76 raccoon (Procyon lotor) 1338
77 common green darner (Anax junius) 1338
78 painted turtle (Chrysemys picta) 1325
79 winter wren (Troglodytes troglodytes) 1310
80 red-eyed vireo (Vireo olivaceus) 1282
81 sandhill crane (Grus canadensis) 1278
82 ebony jewelwing (Calopteryx maculata) 1256
83 green frog (Lithobates clamitans) 1230
84 chimney swift (Chaetura pelagica) 1225
85 osprey (Pandion haliaetus) 1219
86 common gartersnake (Thamnophis sirtalis) 1174
87 western bluebird (Sialia mexicana) 1172
88 eastern carpenter bee (Xylocopa virginica) 1159
89 song sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 1089
90 orange sulphur (Colias eurytheme ) 1031
91 scarlet tanager (Piranga olivacea) 1022
92 northern leopard frog (Lithobates pipiens) 990
93 northern parula (Parula americana) 978
94 coyote (Canis latrans) 971
95 green sweat bee (Agapostemon texanus) 789
96 lesser goldfinch (Carduelis psaltria) 785
97 hooded warbler (Wilsonia citrina) 768
98 gray treefrog (Hyla versicolor) 765
99 black phoebe (Sayornis nigricans) 764
100 bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus) 762

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