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Top birds of Canada and the United States: All

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1 (I) = Introduced population established solely as result of direct or indirect human intervention; synonymous with non-native and non-indigenous. 1986
2 (A) = Accidental occurrence based on one or two (rarely more) records, and unlikely to occur regularly. 91
3 (E) = Extinct; a recent member of the avifauna that no longer exists. < 5
4 (Ex) = Extirpated; no longer occurs in area of interest, but other populations still exist elsewhere. < 5

Top birds of Canada and the United States: Albatrosses

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Oct 21 2010
1 Wandering Albatross, Diomedea exulans (A) 512
2 Short-tailed Albatross, Phoebastria albatrus 131
3 Laysan Albatross, Phoebastria immutabilis 120
4 Black-browed Albatross, Thalassarche melanophris (A) 91
5 Black-footed Albatross, Phoebastria nigripes 68
6 Shy Albatross, Thalassarche cauta (C) 47
7 Yellow-nosed Albatross, Thalassarche chlororhynchos (C) 30
8 Light-mantled Albatross, Phoebetria palpebrata (A) 28

Top birds of Canada and the United States: Auks, murres, and puffins

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Oct 21 2010
1 Great Auk, Pinguinus impennis (E) 902
2 Atlantic Puffin, Fratercula arctica 601
3 Common Murre, Uria aalge 170
4 Razorbill, Alca torda 140
5 Tufted Puffin, Fratercula cirrhata 117
6 Marbled Murrelet, Brachyramphus marmoratus 109
7 Horned Puffin, Fratercula corniculata 83
8 Crested Auklet, Aethia cristatella 81
9 Xantus's Murrelet, Synthliboramphus hypoleucus 66
10 Thick-billed Murre, Uria lomvia 65
11 Black Guillemot, Cepphus grylle 64
12 Rhinoceros Auklet, Cerorhinca monocerata 45
13 Ancient Murrelet, Synthliboramphus antiquus 36
14 Pigeon Guillemot, Cepphus columba 33
15 Least Auklet, Aethia pusilla 25
16 Cassin's Auklet, Ptychoramphus aleuticus 25
17 Kittlitz's Murrelet, Brachyramphus brevirostris 17
18 Parakeet Auklet, Aethia psittacula 14
19 Craveri's Murrelet, Synthliboramphus craveri 14
20 Whiskered Auklet, Aethia pygmaea 11
21 Long-billed Murrelet, Brachyramphus perdix 7
22 Dovekie, Alle alle < 5

Top birds of Canada and the United States: Bitterns, herons, and egrets

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
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1 Great Blue Heron, Ardea herodias 1733
2 Great Egret, Ardea alba 772
3 Cattle Egret, Bubulcus ibis 391
4 Green Heron, Butorides virescens 297
5 Snowy Egret, Egretta thula 290
6 Black-crowned Night-Heron, Nycticorax nycticorax 261
7 Little Egret, Egretta garzetta (C) 166
8 American Bittern, Botaurus lentiginosus 134
9 Little Blue Heron, Egretta caerulea 133
10 Tricolored Heron, Egretta tricolor 123
11 Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Nyctanassa violacea 110
12 Reddish Egret, Egretta rufescens 87
13 Least Bittern, Ixobrychus exilis 79
14 Western Reef-Heron, Egretta gularis (A) 78
15 Intermediate Egret, Mesophoyx intermedia (A) 71
16 Chinese Egret, Egretta eulophotes (A) 60
17 Yellow Bittern, Ixobrychus sinensis (A) 50
18 Chinese Pond-Heron, Ardeola bacchus (A) 38
19 Gray Heron, Ardea cinerea (A) < 5

Top birds of Canada and the United States: Boobies and gannets

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Oct 21 2010
1 Blue-footed Booby, Sula nebouxii (C) 868
2 Northern Gannet, Morus bassanus 316
3 Red-footed Booby, Sula sula (C) 224
4 Brown Booby, Sula leucogaster 154
5 Masked Booby, Sula dactylatra 146

Top birds of Canada and the United States: Caracaras and falcons

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Oct 21 2010
1 Peregrine Falcon, Falco peregrinus 3912
2 Merlin, Falco columbarius 618
3 American Kestrel, Falco sparverius 560
4 Gyrfalcon, Falco rusticolus 534
5 American Coot, Fulica americana 273
6 Common Moorhen, Gallinula chloropus 160
7 Corn Crake, Crex crex (C) 146
8 Eurasian Coot, Fulica atra (A) 127
9 Prairie Falcon, Falco mexicanus 125
10 Eurasian Hobby, Falco subbuteo (C) 106
11 Purple Gallinule, Porphyrio martinica 87
12 Northern Caracara, Caracara cheriway 79
13 Clapper Rail, Rallus longirostris 69
14 Red-footed Falcon, Falco vespertinus (A) 68
15 Aplomado Falcon, Falco femoralis 66
16 Sora, Porzana carolina 59
17 King Rail, Rallus elegans 57
18 Virginia Rail, Rallus limicola 43
19 Yellow Rail, Coturnicops noveboracensis 40
20 Black Rail, Laterallus jamaicensis 38
21 Spotted Rail, Pardirallus maculatus (A) 17
22 Collared Forest-falcon, Micrastur semitorquatus (A) 17
23 Paint-billed Crake, Neocrex erythrops (A) 7
24 Eurasian Kestrel, Falco tinnunculus (C) < 5

Top birds of Canada and the United States: Pigeons and doves

Pigeons_and_doves>Pigeons and doves listed here.

Top birds of Canada and the United States: Cormorants

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Oct 21 2010
1 Great Cormorant, Phalacrocorax carbo 328
2 Double-crested Cormorant, Phalacrocorax auritus 227
3 Neotropic Cormorant, Phalacrocorax brasilianus 64
4 Brandt's Cormorant, Phalacrocorax penicillatus 64
5 Pelagic Cormorant, Phalacrocorax pelagicus 35
6 Red-faced Cormorant, Phalacrocorax urile 20

Top birds of Canada and the United States: Curassows and guans

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1 Wild Turkey, Meleagris gallopavo 1923
2 Rock Ptarmigan, Lagopus mutus 929
3 Ruffed Grouse, Bonasa umbellus 711
4 Greater Prairie-Chicken, Tympanuchus cupido 342
5 Gray Partridge, Perdix perdix (I) 288
6 Sharp-tailed Grouse, Tympanuchus phasianellus 212
7 Gunnison Sage-Grouse, Centrocercus minimus 170
8 Spruce Grouse, Dendragapus canadensis 159
9 White-tailed Ptarmigan, Lagopus leucurus 83
10 Plain Chachalaca, Ortalis vetula 75
11 Dusky Grouse, Dendragapus obscurus 68
12 Himalayan Snowcock, Tetraogallus himalayensis (I) 57
13 Sooty Grouse, Dendragapus fuliginosus 56
14 Lesser Prairie-Chicken, Tympanuchus pallidicinctus 47
15 Columbian Sharp-tailed Grouse, T. phasianellus columbianus 15
16 Willow Ptarmigan, Lagopus lagopus < 5
17 Chukar, Alectoris chukar (I) < 5
18 Ring-necked Pheasant, Phasianus colchicus (I) < 5

Top birds of Canada and the United States: Ducks, geese, and swans

Ducks,_geese,_and_swans>Ducks, geese, and swans listed here.

Top birds of Canada and the United States: Eagles, kites, and allies

Eagles,_kites,_and_allies>Eagles, kites, and allies listed here.

Top birds of Canada and the United States: Finches

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Oct 21 2010
1 American Goldfinch, Carduelis tristis 597
2 Common Chaffinch, Fringilla coelebs (C) 225
3 House Finch, Carpodacus mexicanus 204
4 Purple Finch, Carpodacus purpureus 145
5 Eurasian Bullfinch, Pyrrhula pyrrhula (C) 101
6 Brambling, Fringilla montifringilla 94
7 Eurasian Siskin, Carduelis spinus (A) 73
8 Pine Siskin, Carduelis pinus 60
9 Pine Grosbeak, Pinicola enucleator 57
10 Evening Grosbeak, Coccothraustes vespertinus 56
11 Hawfinch, Coccothraustes coccothraustes (C) 51
12 Common Redpoll, Carduelis flammea 42
13 Lesser Goldfinch, Carduelis psaltria 42
14 Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch, Leucosticte tephrocotis 38
15 Common Rosefinch, Carpodacus erythrinus (C) 38
16 Cassin's Finch, Carpodacus cassinii 36
17 Lawrence's Goldfinch, Carduelis lawrencei 31
18 Oriental Greenfinch, Carduelis sinica (C) 22
19 Black Rosy-Finch, Leucosticte atrata 21
20 Brown-capped Rosy-Finch, Leucosticte australis 10
21 White-winged Crossbill, Loxia leucoptera < 5
22 Red Crossbill, Loxia curvirostra < 5
23 Hoary Redpoll, Carduelis hornemanni < 5

Top birds of Canada and the United States: Grebes

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1 Pied-billed Grebe, Podilymbus podiceps 115
2 Western Grebe, Aechmorphorus occidentalis 92
3 Red-necked Grebe, Podiceps grisegena 91
4 Eared Grebe, Podiceps nigricollis 87
5 Clark's Grebe, Aechmorphorus clarkii 55
6 Least Grebe, Tachybaptus dominicus 54
7 Horned Grebe, Podiceps auritus < 5

Top birds of Canada and the United States: Gulls, terns, and skimmers

Gulls,_terns,_and_skimmers>Gulls, terns, and skimmers listed here.

Top birds of Canada and the United States: Hummingbirds

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Oct 21 2010
1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Archilochus colubris 307
2 Anna's Hummingbird, Calypte anna 215
3 Rufous Hummingbird, Selasphorus rufus 190
4 Black-chinned Hummingbird, Archilochus alexandri 107
5 Green Violetear, Colibri thalassinus 104
6 Allen's Hummingbird, Selasphorus sasin 81
7 Costa's Hummingbird, Calypte costae 64
8 Blue-throated Hummingbird, Lampornis clemenciae 58
9 Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Selasphorus platycercus 54
10 Calliope Hummingbird, Stellula calliope 53
11 Broad-billed Hummingbird, Cynanthus latirostris 37
12 Magnificent Hummingbird, Eugenes fulgens 29
13 Buff-bellied Hummingbird, Amazilia yucatanensis 27
14 Green-breasted Mango, Anthracothorax prevostii (C) 25
15 Xantus's Hummingbird, Hylocharis xantusii (A) 24
16 Berylline Hummingbird, Amazilia beryllina 23
17 White-eared Hummingbird, Hylocharis leucotis 20
18 Bumblebee Hummingbird, Atthis heloisa (A) 18
19 Violet-crowned Hummingbird, Amazilia violiceps 17
20 Cinnamon Hummingbird, Amazilia rutila (A) 15
21 Lucifer Hummingbird, Calothorax lucifer 12
22 Plain-capped Starthroat, Heliomaster constantii (C) 11
23 Bahama Woodstar, Calliphlox evelynae (A) 10

Top birds of Canada and the United States: Ibises and spoonbills

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Oct 21 2010
1 Scarlet Ibis, Eudocimus ruber (A) 484
2 Roseate Spoonbill, Ajaia ajaja 266
3 American White Ibis, Eudocimus albus 260
4 Glossy Ibis, Plegadis falcinellus 178
5 White-faced Ibis, Plegadis chihi 49

Top birds of Canada and the United States: Jays, crows, magpies, and ravens

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1 Blue Jay, Cyanocitta cristata 2162
2 Common Raven, Corvus corax 2140
3 American Crow, Corvus brachyrhynchos 539
4 Steller's Jay, Cyanocitta stelleri 478
5 Black-billed Magpie, Pica hudsonia 287
6 Gray Jay, Perisoreus canadensis 250
7 Western Scrub Jay, Aphelocoma californica 203
8 Florida Scrub Jay, Aphelocoma coerulescens 183
9 Clark's Nutcracker, Nucifraga columbiana 143
10 Chihuahuan Raven, Corvus cryptoleucus 134
11 Yellow-billed Magpie, Pica nuttalli 94
12 Fish Crow, Corvus ossifragus 77
13 Green Jay, Cyanocorax yncas 73
14 Mexican Jay, Aphelocoma ultramarina 69
15 Northwestern Crow, Corvus caurinus 65
16 Pinyon Jay, Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus 60
17 Brown Jay, Cyanocorax morio 46
18 Island Scrub Jay, Aphelocoma insularis 44
19 Tamaulipas Crow, Corvus imparatus 21
20 Eurasian Jackdaw, Corvus monedula (C) < 5

Top birds of Canada and the United States: Kingfishers

Kingfishers>Kingfishers listed here.

Top birds of Canada and the United States: Lapwings and plovers

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 Piping Plover, Charadrius melodus 289
2 Killdeer, Charadrius vociferus 242
3 Northern Lapwing, Vanellus vanellus (C) 123
4 Black-bellied Plover, Pluvialis squatarola 116
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