Spring Bird Count 
Clinton County, Illinois  1972~2019

 Mean

 High Count

Historic Total

Snow Goose - injured

2

12

84

Ross's Goose - injured ** 1 1

Canada Goose

33

159

1558

Mute Swan - feral ** 2 4

Wood Duck

14

41

664

Blue-winged Teal

52

708

2451

Northern Shoveler

25

201

1170

Gadwall

5

102

249

American Wigeon

1

6

25

Mallard

35

73

1647

American Black Duck

**

1

1

Northern Pintail

**

1

4

Green-winged Teal

1

8

31

Canvasback

**

1

2

Redhead

**

2

11

Ring-necked Duck

**

4

9

Greater Scaup ** 2 3

Lesser Scaup

3

40

127

Bufflehead

**

2

7

Common Goldeneye ** 1 1

Hooded Merganser

2

13

92

Red-breasted Merganser

**

5

18

Ruddy Duck

2

16

86

Northern Bobwhite

9

27

400

Ring-necked Pheasant - feral

1

5

28

Wild Turkey

4

21

185

Pied-billed Grebe

 2

 12

78

Horned Grebe ** 2 2
Eared Grebe ** 1 1
Western Grebe ** 1 2

Rock Pigeon - feral

20

80

939

Eurasian Collared-Dove - feral 2 13 114

Mourning Dove

61

166

2867

Yellow-billed Cuckoo 6 50 293

Black-billed Cuckoo

**

3

16

Common Nighthawk

7

50

316

Eastern Whip-poor-will

2

11

74

Chimney Swift

76

252

3595

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

8

26

360

King Rail ** 1 2

Virginia Rail

**

7

20

Sora

3

24

142

Common Gallinule

**

1

1

American Coot

35

263

1660

Black-necked Stilt 1 8 32
American Avocet ** 1 1

Black-bellied Plover

1

7

25

American Golden-Plover

6

80

291

Killdeer

40

121

1878

Semipalmated Plover

9

86

419

Piping Plover ** 2 2
Hudsonian Godwit ** 1 1

Marbled Godwit

**

2

2

Ruddy Turnstone

**

3

5

Ruff ** 1 1

Stilt Sandpiper

1

22

53

Sanderling ** 3 6

Dunlin

16

307

762

Baird's Sandpiper

**

2

2

Least Sandpiper

58

669

2748

White-rumped Sandpiper

3

44

131

Pectoral Sandpiper

41

350

1943

Semipalmated Sandpiper

4

40

189

Western Sandpiper

**

1

2

Short-billed Dowitcher

4

80

191

Long-billed Dowitcher

4

149

209

American Woodcock

2

10

77

Wilson's Snipe

1

7

33

Spotted Sandpiper 12 53 587
Solitary Sandpiper 10 48 472

Lesser Yellowlegs

51

469

2394

Willet

1

34

53

Greater Yellowlegs 12 78 584

Wilson's Phalarope

1

9

41

Bonaparte's Gull

23

345

1064

Laughing Gull

**

4

8

Franklin's Gull

1

7

25

Ring-billed Gull

163

811

7664

Herring Gull

1

7

34

Lesser Black-backed Gull ** 1 1
Least Tern ** 3 3

Caspian Tern

7

82

319

Black Tern

2

32

105

Common Tern

7

75

333

Forster's Tern

19

163

885

Common Loon

**

3

10

Double-crested Cormorant

563

8000

26440

American White Pelican

42

760

1991

American Bittern

**

2

7

Least Bittern

**

1

3

Great Blue Heron

43

180

2013

Great Egret

11

72

523

Snowy Egret

**

4

13

Little Blue Heron

1

14

34

Cattle Egret

4

47

189

Green Heron

5

32

214

Black-crowned Night-Heron

**

6

16

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

**

3

6

Glossy Ibis ** 1 1

Turkey Vulture

34

200

1603

Osprey

2

19

75

Northern Harrier

**

3

18

Sharp-shinned Hawk

**

2

17

Cooper's Hawk

1

5

39

Bald Eagle 2 19 109
Mississippi Kite ** 1 3

Red-shouldered Hawk

2

11

112

Broad-winged Hawk

**

7

16

Red-tailed Hawk

7

25

346

Barn Owl ** 2 8

Eastern Screech-Owl

1

7

70

Great Horned Owl

3

21

126

Barred Owl

7

25

324

Belted Kingfisher

2

10

93

Red-headed Woodpecker

13

46

597

Red-bellied Woodpecker

23

82

1069

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

**

1

2

Downy Woodpecker

12

35

550

Hairy Woodpecker

4

15

189

Northern Flicker

7

15

322

Pileated Woodpecker

3

10

146

American Kestrel

4

14

191

Peregrine Falcon

**

2

4

Monk Parakeet - feral ** 6 7

Great Crested Flycatcher

16

64

733

Eastern Kingbird

33

176

1573

Olive-sided Flycatcher

**

1

2

Eastern Wood-Pewee

14

54

676

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

**

2

2

Acadian Flycatcher

5

27

228

Alder Flycatcher ** 2 3

Willow Flycatcher

**

3

18

Least Flycatcher

4

27

211

Eastern Phoebe

9

31

442

Loggerhead Shrike

3

18

156

White-eyed Vireo

13

45

600

Bell's Vireo

2

9

89

Yellow-throated Vireo

7

30

310

Blue-headed Vireo

1

6

44

Philadelphia Vireo

1

5

34

Warbling Vireo

21

72

1000

Red-eyed Vireo

17

56

798

Blue Jay

48

152

2251

American Crow

38

132

1763

Fish Crow

3

37

153

Horned Lark

48

210

2235

Bank Swallow

19

307

916

Tree Swallow

136

2000

6369

Northern Rough-winged Swallow

26

300

1210

Purple Martin

51

242

2225

Barn Swallow

106

341

4998

Cliff Swallow

107

782

5026

Carolina Chickadee

21

62

1003

Tufted Titmouse

35

114

1647

Red-breasted Nuthatch

**

3

11

White-breasted Nuthatch

10

32

451

Brown Creeper ** 1 1

House Wren

17

64

786

Winter Wren

**

1

2

Sedge Wren

1

15

32

Marsh Wren

1

7

25

Carolina Wren

17

68

816

Bewick's Wren

**

1

1

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

37

101

1729

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

3

10

136

Eastern Bluebird

12

56

578

Veery

2

14

88

Gray-cheeked Thrush

5

20

251

Swainson's Thrush

20

95

953

Hermit Thrush

**

3

6

Wood Thrush

15

61

693

American Robin

166

508

7788

Gray Catbird

31

95

1438

Brown Thrasher

22

71

1011

Northern Mockingbird

8

38

399

European Starling - feral

147

451

6888

Cedar Waxwing

16

56

768

House Sparrow - feral 185 454 8706

Eurasian Tree Sparrow - feral

** 6 13

American Pipit

5

60

232

House Finch - feral

7

27

331

Purple Finch

**

5

6

Pine Siskin

**

1

2

American Goldfinch

67

197

3157

Grasshopper Sparrow

5

20

216

Lark Sparrow

**

2

8

Chipping Sparrow

22

92

1015

Clay-colored Sparrow

**

2

8

Field Sparrow

28

87

1326

Dark-eyed Junco

**

1

2

White-crowned Sparrow

14

63

638

Harris's Sparrow

**

1

1

White-throated Sparrow

23

318

1091

Vesper Sparrow

**

6

14

Henslow's Sparrow ** 4 21

Savannah Sparrow

9

46

421

Song Sparrow

33

89

1547

Lincoln's Sparrow

1

10

65

Swamp Sparrow

3

24

150

Eastern Towhee

25

69

1175

Yellow-breasted Chat

6

21

275

Bobolink

25

141

1198

Eastern Meadowlark

51

131

2390

Western Meadowlark

*

1

3

Orchard Oriole

6

32

285

Baltimore Oriole

24

78

1106

Red-winged Blackbird

391

894

18385

Brown-headed Cowbird

67

123

3146

Rusty Blackbird

*

3

3

Common Grackle

235

590

11027

Ovenbird

6

41

282

Worm-eating Warbler

**

3

13

Louisiana Waterthrush

1

3

27

Northern Waterthrush

9

48

410

Golden-winged Warbler

3

25

138

Blue-winged Warbler

1

17

62

Black-and-white Warbler

5

24

221

Prothonotary Warbler

6

18

283

Tennessee Warbler

52

160

2427

Orange-crowned Warbler

**

3

16

Nashville Warbler

12

61

562

Mourning Warbler

**

1

6

Kentucky Warbler

4

15

180

Common Yellowthroat

35

101

1628

Hooded Warbler

**

2

7

American Redstart

17

63

817

Cape May Warbler

2

14

86

Cerulean Warbler

1

5

35

Northern Parula

9

27

436

Magnolia Warbler

5

29

234

Bay-breasted Warbler

2

11

78

Blackburnian Warbler

2

13

94

Yellow Warbler

21

69

1009

Chestnut-sided Warbler

4

18

211

Blackpoll Warbler

12

45

587

Palm Warbler

26

207

1201

Pine Warbler

1

5

27

Yellow-rumped Warbler

65

615

3042

Yellow-throated Warbler

2

9

90

Prairie Warbler

**

2

14

Black-throated Green Warbler

8

30

358

Canada Warbler

**

3

8

Wilson's Warbler

1

7

36

Summer Tanager

6

29

288

Scarlet Tanager

6

18

300

Northern Cardinal

93

174

4394

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

21

98

964

Blue Grosbeak

2

9

88

Indigo Bunting

104

269

4910

Dickcissel

57

268

2661