2012 PAMC eBird results

Prothonotary Warbler - 22 were reported to eBird for the 2012 PAMC (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

[dc]E[/dc]ncouraging Pennsylvania birders to enter their PAMC data into eBird was a definite success. After two weeks, over 800 checklists were submitted, for a total of 220 species. We don’t yet know the official total number of species reported from the PAMC this year because reports are still being compiled, however, last year there were a total of 238 species reported. This puts the eBird total very close to the probable total which is fantastic.

This total included 22 species of waterfowl (26 with loons and grebes), including all 3 species of swans. Raptors were well represented with 14 species seen. Osprey (97) and Bald Eagle (89) numbers were good as their populations continue to grow, while migrants and rare breeders were found in low numbers such as Northern Harrier (6), Merlin (1) and Golden Eagle (1).

Numbers of rails were low with just Virginia Rail (11) and Sora (13) reported. Just 2 weeks prior to the count, Alex and I had 10 Virginia Rails just at Julian Wetlands in Centre County. 15 species of shorebirds were reported with most of them being the expected. Upland Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper, and White-rumped Sandpipers, Dunlin and Short-billed Dowitchers were good finds.

The expected 35 species of warblers were reported with really good numbers of Ovenbird (1,589), Common Yellowthroat (1,417), American Redstart (1,083), Yellow (2,108), Yellow-rumped (733), Chestnut-sided (531) and Black-throated Green Warblers (530). Also good to see were some winged warblers with Golden-winged (33), Blue-winged (121) and Brewster’s Warblers (4) reported.

The most common songbirds were Red-eyed Vireo (2,209), American Robin (4,532), Gray Catbird (3,472), and Red-winged Blackbird (2,987).

Some of the rarer reports included Brant, Trumpeter Swan, Golden Eagle, Sandhill Crane, Upland Sandpiper, Connecticut Warbler, Henslow’s Sparrow, Summer Tanager and Dickcissel. (links take you to eBird maps of sightings from this May)

Notable misses from the eBird total that I noticed are Red-throated Loon, Great Cormorant, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Northern Goshawk, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Forster’s Tern, Black Tern, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Short-eared Owl. Are there other species that you would have expected but don’t see on this list?

May 12, 2012
Number of Species221
Number of Individuals79,361
Number of Checklists809
Species NameSpecies Count
Snow Goose5
Canada Goose3,056
Mute Swan26
Trumpeter Swan1
Tundra Swan14
Wood Duck471
American Wigeon1
American Black Duck6
Blue-winged Teal17
Green-winged Teal5
Ring-necked Duck6
Lesser Scaup6
Greater/Lesser Scaup1
Common Goldeneye1
Hooded Merganser53
Common Merganser89
Red-breasted Merganser6
Ruddy Duck43
Northern Bobwhite2
Ring-necked Pheasant22
Ruffed Grouse40
Wild Turkey167
Common Loon26
Pied-billed Grebe12
Horned Grebe14
Double-crested Cormorant403
American Bittern4
Least Bittern1
Great Blue Heron337
Great Egret31
Green Heron79
Black-crowned Night-Heron5
Black Vulture177
Turkey Vulture1,119
Bald Eagle89
Northern Harrier6
Sharp-shinned Hawk23
Cooper's Hawk39
Red-shouldered Hawk35
Broad-winged Hawk50
Red-tailed Hawk293
Golden Eagle1
American Kestrel59
Peregrine Falcon13
Virginia Rail11
Common Gallinule3
American Coot60
Sandhill Crane2
Semipalmated Plover87
Spotted Sandpiper228
Solitary Sandpiper227
Greater Yellowlegs62
Lesser Yellowlegs76
Upland Sandpiper7
Semipalmated Sandpiper14
Least Sandpiper1,071
White-rumped Sandpiper2
Pectoral Sandpiper1
Short-billed Dowitcher19
Wilson's Snipe12
American Woodcock29
Bonaparte's Gull37
Laughing Gull2
Ring-billed Gull785
Herring Gull288
Great Black-backed Gull25
Caspian Tern11
Common Tern1
Rock Pigeon518
Mourning Dove1,191
Yellow-billed Cuckoo42
Black-billed Cuckoo84
Barn Owl2
Eastern Screech-Owl33
Great Horned Owl30
Barred Owl40
Long-eared Owl1
Northern Saw-whet Owl19
Common Nighthawk29
Eastern Whip-poor-will99
Chimney Swift775
Ruby-throated Hummingbird164
Belted Kingfisher133
Red-headed Woodpecker17
Red-bellied Woodpecker726
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker128
Downy Woodpecker336
Hairy Woodpecker117
Northern Flicker425
Pileated Woodpecker139
Olive-sided Flycatcher3
Eastern Wood-Pewee336
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher2
Acadian Flycatcher210
Alder Flycatcher17
Willow Flycatcher76
Least Flycatcher185
Eastern Phoebe463
Great Crested Flycatcher466
Eastern Kingbird452
White-eyed Vireo120
Yellow-throated Vireo92
Blue-headed Vireo198
Warbling Vireo462
Philadelphia Vireo10
Red-eyed Vireo2,209
Blue Jay1,599
American Crow1,423
Fish Crow196
Common Raven63
Horned Lark28
Northern Rough-winged Swallow450
Purple Martin278
Tree Swallow1,909
Bank Swallow139
Barn Swallow1,689
Cliff Swallow494
Carolina Chickadee356
Black-capped Chickadee403
Carolina/Black-capped Chickadee140
Tufted Titmouse771
Red-breasted Nuthatch21
White-breasted Nuthatch273
Brown Creeper34
Carolina Wren411
House Wren513
Winter Wren15
Marsh Wren12
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher596
Golden-crowned Kinglet20
Ruby-crowned Kinglet18
Eastern Bluebird472
Gray-cheeked Thrush4
Swainson's Thrush69
Hermit Thrush89
Wood Thrush1,160
American Robin4,532
Gray Catbird3,472
Northern Mockingbird289
Brown Thrasher199
European Starling2,050
American Pipit7
Cedar Waxwing1,555
Worm-eating Warbler82
Louisiana Waterthrush144
Northern Waterthrush151
Blue-winged Warbler121
Brewster's Warbler (hybrid)4
Golden-winged Warbler33
Black-and-white Warbler438
Prothonotary Warbler22
Tennessee Warbler130
Nashville Warbler83
Connecticut Warbler1
Mourning Warbler19
Kentucky Warbler17
Common Yellowthroat1,417
Hooded Warbler298
American Redstart1,083
Cape May Warbler54
Cerulean Warbler62
Northern Parula370
Magnolia Warbler310
Bay-breasted Warbler40
Blackburnian Warbler456
Yellow Warbler2,108
Chestnut-sided Warbler531
Blackpoll Warbler245
Black-throated Blue Warbler471
Palm Warbler21
Pine Warbler56
Yellow-rumped Warbler733
Yellow-throated Warbler15
Prairie Warbler158
Black-throated Green Warbler530
Canada Warbler104
Wilson's Warbler25
Yellow-breasted Chat38
Eastern Towhee1,137
Chipping Sparrow1,192
Field Sparrow450
Vesper Sparrow6
Savannah Sparrow64
Grasshopper Sparrow67
Henslow's Sparrow9
Song Sparrow1,419
Lincoln's Sparrow7
Swamp Sparrow184
White-throated Sparrow168
White-crowned Sparrow91
Dark-eyed Junco168
Summer Tanager3
Scarlet Tanager948
Northern Cardinal1,489
Rose-breasted Grosbeak401
Blue Grosbeak5
Indigo Bunting831
Red-winged Blackbird2,987
Eastern Meadowlark155
Rusty Blackbird4
Common Grackle2,001
Brown-headed Cowbird770
Orchard Oriole201
Baltimore Oriole1,354
Purple Finch65
House Finch449
Pine Siskin7
American Goldfinch1,303
House Sparrow842