Great Backyard Bird Count 2011 Results
Participants have until March 1st to submit their Great Backyard Bird Count checklists, but you can explore the 2011 data right now.
You can look at top ten lists, maps of particular species, state tallies or get nerdy with some of the detailed reports!
I particularly enjoyed looking at the Top Ten Lists for 2011. The list called Localities Submitting the Most Checklists caught my eye. As of this writing, Mentor, Ohio submitted the most checklists out of all other cities in North America! They actually tripled the number of checklists of the second place city! Wow, there must be a lot of birdwatchers in Mentor!
Top ten lists to see. I’ll post the top 5 of a few of them, but you’ll have to visit the Great Backyard Bird Count results page to see the rest!
As of this writing, here are the Most Frequently Report Birds.
- Northern Cardinal
- Mourning Dove
- Dark-eyed Junco
- Downy Woodpecker
- American Goldfinch
- Blue Jay
- American Crow
- Black-capped Chickadee
- House Finch
- Tufted Titmouse
What I found interesting about the list above is that three of the birds are primarily found only in the eastern parts of North America. This could be that there are just a lot of them, but it also correlates to the fact that most of the checklist submitted are from states where these birds are.
The Most Numerous Birds so far are:
During last year’s Great Backyard Bird Count, the American Robin was the most numerous bird in North America. This year, the European Starling more than doubled its numbers to take over the number one spot.
It looks like New York is pulling ahead in the States/Provinces Submitting the Most Checklists competition:
- New York
- North Carolina
Here’s an interesting piece of information. New York has been number one 11 times in the Great Backyard Bird Count’s 14 year history!
Visit the Great Backyard Bird Count website to explore the rest of the 2011 results!