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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) 19367
2 black-capped chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 16190
3 house sparrow (Passer domesticus) 10728
4 blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 10604
5 northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 10259
6 bumblebee (Bombus spp.) 10009
7 ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) 9547
8 American goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) 9394
9 monarch (Danaus plexippus) 9000
10 mourning dove (Zenaida macroura) 8716
11 American crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 8131
12 dark-eyed junco (Junco hyemalis) 8027
13 white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) 7905
14 eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) 7241
15 fox squirrel (Sciurus niger) 6853
16 red-winged blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 6316
17 downy woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 6303
18 great blue heron (Ardea herodias) 5992
19 red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 5824
20 Carolina wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 5684
21 Canada goose (Branta canadensis) 5577
22 eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus) 5292
23 eastern cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus) 4390
24 mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 3877
25 European starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 3799

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