Posted by: Sandy Steinman | March 24, 2019

Great Backyard Bird Count Results

From Cornell Lab of Ornithology

GBBC Sets New Records

By every measure, this year’s event topped all previous levels of participation, checklists, and species reported. Below are the figures as of March 14, 2019.

Species6,699   Checklists204,921  Estimated Participants224,781
Our top-10 list for species appearing on the greatest number of checklists shows the Northern Cardinal once again in the top spot.

Species Number of Checklists
Northern Cardinal 56,785
Dark-eyed Junco 50,397
Mourning Dove 45,449
Downy Woodpecker 42,095
Blue Jay 40,386
American Crow 39,467
House Finch 37,726
House Sparrow 37,149
Black-capped Chickadee 35,757
White-breasted Nuthatch 33,284

Data totals as of March 6, 2019

The top-10 list above reflects species common in the United States and Canada because of continued high participation in the region. Record-breaking participation from other countries generated valuable data documenting the diversity of species across the globe. See the top-10 list below of countries reporting the greatest number of species. Asterisks represent new species number records during the GBBC!

Country Number of Species
Colombia 1,095*
Ecuador 948*
Brazil 844*
India 843*
Mexico 755
Peru 724*
Costa Rica 686*
United States 669*
Argentina 613*
Thailand 556

Data totals as of March 6, 2019


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