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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) 20002
2 black-capped chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 16955
3 blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 11126
4 house sparrow (Passer domesticus) 11084
5 northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 10668
6 bumblebee (Bombus spp.) 10552
7 ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) 10004
8 American goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) 9835
9 monarch (Danaus plexippus) 9806
10 mourning dove (Zenaida macroura) 9144
11 American crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 8682
12 dark-eyed junco (Junco hyemalis) 8314
13 white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) 8254
14 eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) 7582
15 fox squirrel (Sciurus niger) 7399
16 red-winged blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 6671
17 downy woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 6639
18 great blue heron (Ardea herodias) 6465
19 red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 6198
20 Canada goose (Branta canadensis) 5971
21 Carolina wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 5949
22 eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus) 5541
23 eastern cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus) 4646
24 mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 4262
25 European starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 4020

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