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Summary by Species

The list below summarizes the data for each species recorded on the count. Clicking the species' name will provide more detailed statistics, as well as a trend chart and tables of the actual count results for that species.
1. Greater White-fronted Goose
Count Circle: Avg. of 6 in 10 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 6 in 5 counts.
2. Snow Goose
Count Circle: Avg. of 8.3 in 23 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 4 in 16 counts.
3. Ross's Goose
Count Circle: Avg. of 1.7 in 3 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 1.7 in 3 counts.
4. Cackling Goose
Count Circle: Avg. of 134.1 in 10 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 31.4 in 7 counts.
5. Canada Goose
Count Circle: Avg. of 16841.3 in 38 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 4396 in 38 counts.
6. Mute Swan
Count Circle: Avg. of 3.6 in 19 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 3.3 in 6 counts.
7. Trumpeter Swan
Count Circle: 1 seen in 2013 only.
Fermilab Site: 1 seen in 2013 only.
8. Tundra Swan
Count Circle: Avg. of 2 in 4 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 2.5 in 2 counts.
9. Wood Duck
Count Circle: Avg. of 3.9 in 26 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 2 in 6 counts.
10. Gadwall
Count Circle: Avg. of 13.7 in 18 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 5.3 in 4 counts.
11. American Wigeon
Count Circle: Avg. of 6.4 in 13 counts.
Fermilab Site: 1 seen in 1988 only.
12. American Black Duck
Count Circle: Avg. of 71.8 in 38 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 13.2 in 32 counts.
13. Mallard
Count Circle: Avg. of 3521.8 in 38 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 810.4 in 38 counts.
14. Blue-winged Teal
Count Circle: Avg. of 2 in 2 counts.
Fermilab Site: Not seen.
15. Northern Shoveler
Count Circle: Avg. of 31.9 in 15 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 25.5 in 6 counts.
16. Northern Pintail
Count Circle: Avg. of 4.7 in 18 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 2.4 in 5 counts.
17. Green-winged Teal
Count Circle: Avg. of 16.1 in 11 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 3.6 in 5 counts.
18. Canvasback
Count Circle: Avg. of 5.8 in 9 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 1 in 2 counts.
19. Redhead
Count Circle: Avg. of 2.3 in 3 counts.
Fermilab Site: 1 seen in 2009 only.
20. Ring-necked Duck
Count Circle: Avg. of 10.9 in 9 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 1.3 in 4 counts.
21. Greater Scaup
Count Circle: Avg. of 1 in 2 counts.
Fermilab Site: Not seen.
22. Lesser Scaup
Count Circle: Avg. of 1.9 in 13 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 1 in 3 counts.
23. Long-tailed Duck
Count Circle: Avg. of 1 in 2 counts.
Fermilab Site: Not seen.
24. Bufflehead
Count Circle: Avg. of 1.8 in 6 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 1.5 in 2 counts.
25. Common Goldeneye
Count Circle: Avg. of 102 in 38 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 90.1 in 18 counts.
26. Hooded Merganser
Count Circle: Avg. of 4.3 in 24 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 2.8 in 12 counts.
27. Common Merganser
Count Circle: Avg. of 31.8 in 22 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 17.5 in 15 counts.
28. Red-breasted Merganser
Count Circle: 1 seen in 2004 only.
Fermilab Site: Not seen.
29. Ruddy Duck
Count Circle: Avg. of 2.9 in 10 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 1.5 in 4 counts.
30. Ring-necked Pheasant
Count Circle: Avg. of 44.7 in 37 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 21.1 in 27 counts.
31. Wild Turkey
Count Circle: Avg. of 6.2 in 14 counts.
Fermilab Site: Not seen.
32. Northern Bobwhite
Count Circle: Avg. of 6 in 2 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 6 in 2 counts.
33. Pied-billed Grebe
Count Circle: Avg. of 1.6 in 21 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 1 in 4 counts.
34. Double-crested Cormorant
Count Circle: Avg. of 1.3 in 4 counts.
Fermilab Site: Not seen.
35. Great Blue Heron
Count Circle: Avg. of 16.8 in 30 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 6.7 in 24 counts.
36. Great Egret
Count Circle: 1 seen in 1999 only.
Fermilab Site: Not seen.
37. Black-crowned Night-Heron
Count Circle: Avg. of 1 in 5 counts.
Fermilab Site: Not seen.
38. Turkey Vulture
Count Circle: 3 seen in 1996 only.
Fermilab Site: Not seen.
39. Bald Eagle
Count Circle: Avg. of 5.9 in 15 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 1 in 2 counts.
40. Northern Harrier
Count Circle: Avg. of 7.4 in 33 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 3.8 in 28 counts.
41. Sharp-shinned Hawk
Count Circle: Avg. of 3.4 in 30 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 1.5 in 15 counts.
42. Cooper's Hawk
Count Circle: Avg. of 13.8 in 29 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 2.7 in 20 counts.
43. Northern Goshawk
Count Circle: Avg. of 1.5 in 4 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 1 in 2 counts.
44. Red-shouldered Hawk
Count Circle: Avg. of 1 in 3 counts.
Fermilab Site: 1 seen in 2000 only.
45. Red-tailed Hawk
Count Circle: Avg. of 74.6 in 38 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 14 in 38 counts.
46. Rough-legged Hawk
Count Circle: Avg. of 8.4 in 33 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 5 in 22 counts.
47. Golden Eagle
Count Circle: 1 seen in 2003 only.
Fermilab Site: Not seen.
48. American Kestrel
Count Circle: Avg. of 22.2 in 38 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 5.7 in 36 counts.
49. Merlin
Count Circle: Avg. of 1 in 4 counts.
Fermilab Site: Not seen.
50. Peregrine Falcon
Count Circle: Avg. of 1.3 in 7 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 1 in 2 counts.
51. Virginia Rail
Count Circle: 1 seen in 1989 only.
Fermilab Site: Not seen.
52. American Coot
Count Circle: Avg. of 19 in 21 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 1.6 in 5 counts.
53. Sandhill Crane
Count Circle: Avg. of 170.8 in 5 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 51 in 2 counts.
54. Killdeer
Count Circle: Avg. of 2 in 8 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 4.5 in 2 counts.
55. Wilson's Snipe
Count Circle: Avg. of 2.4 in 29 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 1.7 in 15 counts.
56. Ring-billed Gull
Count Circle: Avg. of 194.4 in 37 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 14.2 in 27 counts.
57. Herring Gull
Count Circle: Avg. of 178.6 in 38 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 16.3 in 28 counts.
58. Thayer's Gull
Count Circle: Avg. of 1.6 in 7 counts.
Fermilab Site: Not seen.
59. Iceland Gull
Count Circle: Avg. of 1 in 2 counts.
Fermilab Site: Not seen.
60. Lesser Black-backed Gull
Count Circle: Avg. of 1 in 4 counts.
Fermilab Site: Not seen.
61. Glaucous Gull
Count Circle: Avg. of 1 in 3 counts.
Fermilab Site: Not seen.
62. Great Black-backed Gull
Count Circle: 1 seen in 2006 only.
Fermilab Site: Not seen.
63. Rock Pigeon
Count Circle: Avg. of 533.4 in 38 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 47.2 in 36 counts.
64. Eurasian Collared-Dove
Count Circle: 1 seen in 2011 only.
Fermilab Site: Not seen.
65. Mourning Dove
Count Circle: Avg. of 591.8 in 38 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 95.1 in 37 counts.
66. Monk Parakeet
Count Circle: 4 seen in 1990 only.
Fermilab Site: Not seen.
67. Eastern Screech Owl
Count Circle: Avg. of 9.9 in 33 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 2.2 in 18 counts.
68. Great Horned Owl
Count Circle: Avg. of 16 in 37 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 5.5 in 31 counts.
69. Snowy Owl
Count Circle: 1 seen in 1983 only.
Fermilab Site: 1 seen in 1983 only.
70. Barred Owl
Count Circle: Avg. of 2.3 in 4 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 1.5 in 2 counts.
71. Long-eared Owl
Count Circle: Avg. of 6 in 26 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 3.6 in 12 counts.
72. Short-eared Owl
Count Circle: Avg. of 3.4 in 18 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 1.9 in 10 counts.
73. Northern Saw-whet Owl
Count Circle: Avg. of 1.8 in 4 counts.
Fermilab Site: Not seen.
74. Belted Kingfisher
Count Circle: Avg. of 10.1 in 38 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 1.4 in 21 counts.
75. Red-headed Woodpecker
Count Circle: Avg. of 3.3 in 30 counts.
Fermilab Site: 1 seen in 1984 only.
76. Red-bellied Woodpecker
Count Circle: Avg. of 77.8 in 38 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 7.5 in 29 counts.
77. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Count Circle: Avg. of 3 in 25 counts.
Fermilab Site: 1 seen in 2003 only.
78. Downy Woodpecker
Count Circle: Avg. of 185.6 in 38 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 17.2 in 38 counts.
79. Hairy Woodpecker
Count Circle: Avg. of 32.1 in 38 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 3.3 in 27 counts.
80. Northern Flicker
Count Circle: Avg. of 17.7 in 38 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 6.3 in 32 counts.
81. Pileated Woodpecker
Count Circle: 1 seen in 2013 only.
Fermilab Site: Not seen.
82. Eastern Phoebe
Count Circle: Avg. of 1 in 2 counts.
Fermilab Site: Not seen.
83. Loggerhead Shrike
Count Circle: Avg. of 1 in 2 counts.
Fermilab Site: 1 seen in 1977 only.
84. Northern Shrike
Count Circle: Avg. of 3.9 in 30 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 2 in 16 counts.
85. Blue Jay
Count Circle: Avg. of 93.1 in 38 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 6.3 in 29 counts.
86. American Crow
Count Circle: Avg. of 575.6 in 38 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 29.8 in 34 counts.
87. Horned Lark
Count Circle: Avg. of 61.7 in 37 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 15.2 in 26 counts.
88. Black-capped Chickadee
Count Circle: Avg. of 606.5 in 38 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 61.5 in 38 counts.
89. Tufted Titmouse
Count Circle: Avg. of 9.3 in 36 counts.
Fermilab Site: Not seen.
90. Red-breasted Nuthatch
Count Circle: Avg. of 13.9 in 36 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 3.9 in 15 counts.
91. White-breasted Nuthatch
Count Circle: Avg. of 89.8 in 38 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 8.2 in 34 counts.
92. Brown Creeper
Count Circle: Avg. of 35.3 in 38 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 2.6 in 27 counts.
93. Carolina Wren
Count Circle: Avg. of 3.1 in 21 counts.
Fermilab Site: Not seen.
94. Winter Wren
Count Circle: Avg. of 2.9 in 25 counts.
Fermilab Site: 1 seen in 2002 only.
95. Sedge Wren
Count Circle: 1 seen in 2011 only.
Fermilab Site: Not seen.
96. Marsh Wren
Count Circle: 1 seen in 2001 only.
Fermilab Site: Not seen.
97. Golden-crowned Kinglet
Count Circle: Avg. of 14.6 in 34 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 2.1 in 7 counts.
98. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Count Circle: Avg. of 1.7 in 7 counts.
Fermilab Site: Not seen.
99. Eastern Bluebird
Count Circle: Avg. of 27.4 in 18 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 6.9 in 9 counts.
100. Townsend's Solitaire
Count Circle: 1 seen in 2007 only.
Fermilab Site: Not seen.
101. Hermit Thrush
Count Circle: Avg. of 3.5 in 24 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 1 in 2 counts.
102. American Robin
Count Circle: Avg. of 345.6 in 38 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 52.8 in 22 counts.
103. Gray Catbird
Count Circle: Avg. of 2 in 2 counts.
Fermilab Site: Not seen.
104. Northern Mockingbird
Count Circle: 1 seen in 1991 only.
Fermilab Site: Not seen.
105. Brown Thrasher
Count Circle: Avg. of 1.2 in 15 counts.
Fermilab Site: 1 seen in 1996 only.
106. European Starling
Count Circle: Avg. of 2657.1 in 38 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 128.8 in 38 counts.
107. American Pipit
Count Circle: 1 seen in 2013 only.
Fermilab Site: 1 seen in 2013 only.
108. Cedar Waxwing
Count Circle: Avg. of 218.4 in 38 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 54.9 in 8 counts.
109. Yellow-rumped Warbler
Count Circle: Avg. of 9.1 in 29 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 1.7 in 7 counts.
110. Palm Warbler
Count Circle: 1 seen in 2009 only.
Fermilab Site: Not seen.
111. American Redstart
Count Circle: 1 seen in 1990 only.
Fermilab Site: Not seen.
112. Common Yellowthroat
Count Circle: 1 seen in 2001 only.
Fermilab Site: Not seen.
113. Spotted Towhee
Count Circle: 1 seen in 2003 only.
Fermilab Site: Not seen.
114. Eastern Towhee
Count Circle: Avg. of 1.5 in 8 counts.
Fermilab Site: 5 seen in 1976 only.
115. American Tree Sparrow
Count Circle: Avg. of 1115.2 in 38 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 253.7 in 38 counts.
116. Chipping Sparrow
Count Circle: Avg. of 3 in 2 counts.
Fermilab Site: Not seen.
117. Field Sparrow
Count Circle: Avg. of 4.7 in 16 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 4 in 3 counts.
118. Vesper Sparrow
Count Circle: Avg. of 4 in 3 counts.
Fermilab Site: 1 seen in 1981 only.
119. Savannah Sparrow
Count Circle: Avg. of 7.6 in 9 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 1 in 2 counts.
120. Le Conte's Sparrow
Count Circle: 1 seen in 2000 only.
Fermilab Site: 1 seen in 2000 only.
121. Fox Sparrow
Count Circle: Avg. of 10.6 in 28 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 3 in 12 counts.
122. Song Sparrow
Count Circle: Avg. of 78.7 in 38 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 15.2 in 37 counts.
123. Lincoln's Sparrow
Count Circle: Avg. of 1 in 6 counts.
Fermilab Site: Not seen.
124. Swamp Sparrow
Count Circle: Avg. of 36.4 in 38 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 4.8 in 29 counts.
125. White-throated Sparrow
Count Circle: Avg. of 75.5 in 38 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 7.9 in 18 counts.
126. Harris's Sparrow
Count Circle: Avg. of 1 in 2 counts.
Fermilab Site: Not seen.
127. White-crowned Sparrow
Count Circle: Avg. of 11.7 in 35 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 2.7 in 13 counts.
128. Dark-eyed Junco
Count Circle: Avg. of 974.6 in 38 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 135.1 in 38 counts.
129. Lapland Longspur
Count Circle: Avg. of 12.3 in 12 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 11.6 in 5 counts.
130. Snow Bunting
Count Circle: Avg. of 11.7 in 19 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 12.3 in 3 counts.
131. Northern Cardinal
Count Circle: Avg. of 446.2 in 38 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 36.2 in 38 counts.
132. Yellow Grosbeak
Count Circle: 1 seen in 2001 only.
Fermilab Site: 1 seen in 2001 only.
133. Indigo Bunting
Count Circle: 1 seen in 2009 only.
Fermilab Site: Not seen.
134. Red-winged Blackbird
Count Circle: Avg. of 56.8 in 37 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 9.8 in 20 counts.
135. Eastern Meadowlark
Count Circle: Avg. of 6.7 in 10 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 5 in 3 counts.
136. Rusty Blackbird
Count Circle: Avg. of 9.4 in 14 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 4.7 in 9 counts.
137. Brewer's Blackbird
Count Circle: Avg. of 1.6 in 5 counts.
Fermilab Site: 1 seen in 2011 only.
138. Common Grackle
Count Circle: Avg. of 4.4 in 26 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 2.5 in 4 counts.
139. Brown-headed Cowbird
Count Circle: Avg. of 11.2 in 19 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 26 in 3 counts.
140. Pine Grosbeak
Count Circle: 2 seen in 1977 only.
Fermilab Site: Not seen.
141. Purple Finch
Count Circle: Avg. of 14.5 in 29 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 3 in 2 counts.
142. House Finch
Count Circle: Avg. of 280.8 in 27 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 23.3 in 22 counts.
143. Red Crossbill
Count Circle: Avg. of 1 in 4 counts.
Fermilab Site: Not seen.
144. Common Redpoll
Count Circle: Avg. of 3.6 in 7 counts.
Fermilab Site: 2 seen in 2007 only.
145. Pine Siskin
Count Circle: Avg. of 63.6 in 28 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 2 in 6 counts.
146. American Goldfinch
Count Circle: Avg. of 355.6 in 38 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 29 in 36 counts.
147. Evening Grosbeak
Count Circle: Avg. of 4.8 in 5 counts.
Fermilab Site: Not seen.
148. House Sparrow
Count Circle: Avg. of 728.4 in 38 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 45.6 in 38 counts.
149. Individual Count
Count Circle: Avg. of 31672.4 in 38 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 6370.3 in 38 counts.
150. Species Count
Count Circle: Avg. of 70.2 in 38 counts.
Fermilab Site: Avg. of 40.4 in 38 counts.

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