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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) 18366
2 black-capped chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 15633
3 house sparrow (Passer domesticus) 10531
4 blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 9898
5 northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 9685
6 bumblebee (Bombus spp.) 9471
7 ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) 8925
8 American goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) 8924
9 mourning dove (Zenaida macroura) 8220
10 monarch (Danaus plexippus) 8202
11 dark-eyed junco (Junco hyemalis) 7656
12 American crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 7465
13 white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) 7373
14 eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) 6755
15 fox squirrel (Sciurus niger) 6566
16 downy woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 5910
17 red-winged blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 5812
18 red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 5429
19 great blue heron (Ardea herodias) 5425
20 Carolina wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 5286
21 Canada goose (Branta canadensis) 5095
22 eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus) 4993
23 eastern cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus) 4068
24 European starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 3561
25 mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 3454

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