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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
1 American robin (Turdus migratorius) 17416
2 black-capped chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 13425
3 bumblebee (Bombus spp.) 9209
4 blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 9131
5 northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 9116
6 house sparrow (Passer domesticus) 9069
7 ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) 8657
8 American goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) 8508
9 monarch (Danaus plexippus) 7862
10 mourning dove (Zenaida macroura) 7719
11 dark-eyed junco (Junco hyemalis) 7094
12 American crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 6736
13 white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) 6681
14 eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) 6217
15 downy woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 5485
16 red-winged blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 5354
17 fox squirrel (Sciurus niger) 5170
18 red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 5041
19 great blue heron (Ardea herodias) 4933
20 Carolina wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 4920
21 eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus) 4861
22 Canada goose (Branta canadensis) 4574
23 eastern cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus) 4074
24 red admiral (Vanessa atalanta) 3318
25 European starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 3300

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