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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 sandhill crane (Grus canadensis) 1577
77 cliff swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota) 1570
78 white-winged dove (Zenaida asiatica) 1557
79 mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) 1486
80 winter wren (Troglodytes troglodytes) 1483
81 osprey (Pandion haliaetus) 1467
82 red-eyed vireo (Vireo olivaceus) 1451
83 ebony jewelwing (Calopteryx maculata) 1418
84 song sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 1404
85 green frog (Lithobates clamitans) 1394
86 common gartersnake (Thamnophis sirtalis) 1387
87 eastern carpenter bee (Xylocopa virginica) 1350
88 chimney swift (Chaetura pelagica) 1296
89 western bluebird (Sialia mexicana) 1286
90 coyote (Canis latrans) 1262
91 northern parula (Parula americana) 1174
92 scarlet tanager (Piranga olivacea) 1154
93 orange sulphur (Colias eurytheme ) 1148
94 northern leopard frog (Lithobates pipiens) 1123
95 honeybee (Apis mellifera) 973
96 hooded warbler (Wilsonia citrina) 906
97 green sweat bee (Agapostemon texanus) 905
98 gray treefrog (Hyla versicolor) 902
99 wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) 887
100 black phoebe (Sayornis nigricans) 868

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