Alachua Audubon Society

A chapter of the National Audubon Society

North American Migration Count, Fall 1995-1999

The NAMC instituted a fall count once the spring count was solidly established. It takes place every third Saturday in September, and thus gives a much better picture of fall migration than the spring count gives of spring migration. Five years are shown here. Check out our warbler tallies, which consistently outrank those of every other participating county in Florida by a magnitude of three or four!

Year

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

Date

16-Sep

21-Sep

20-Sep

19-Sep

18-Sep

Observers

34

38

39

52

43

Species

129

137

125

125

134

Individuals

8509

10982

9209

10350

12461

Pied-billed Grebe

47

114

28

25

48

Double-crested Cormorant

179

90

9

24

113

Anhinga

129

178

111

368

149

American Bittern

1

1

1

9

Least Bittern

3

7

8

13

1

Great Blue Heron

97

76

81

103

84

Great Egret

116

309

92

201

114

Snowy Egret

51

218

61

102

33

Little Blue Heron

75

163

65

187

87

Tricolored Heron

29

98

25

49

28

Cattle Egret

1029

943

1560

1498

995

Green Heron

25

34

21

59

35

Black-crowned Night-Heron

9

22

33

26

5

White Ibis

82

189

95

153

660

Glossy Ibis

5

8

38

58

109

Wood Stork

6

2

22

25

110

Wood Duck

20

32

46

168

95

Mottled Duck

4

11

39

26

30

Blue-winged Teal

63

22

48

188

145

Northern Shoveler

3

1

Gadwall

3

Ring-necked Duck

14

duck, sp.

33

Black Vulture

81

140

100

105

59

Turkey Vulture

227

177

107

139

236

Osprey

8

6

3

13

21

Bald Eagle

14

29

17

14

19

Northern Harrier

5

1

Sharp-shinned Hawk

1

Cooper’s Hawk

5

1

2

5

Red-shouldered Hawk

53

29

62

43

54

Red-tailed Hawk

7

4

9

4

2

American Kestrel

5

20

6

5

21

Merlin

1

3

Falco, sp.

1

Wild Turkey

3

14

19

28

6

Northern Bobwhite

19

14

9

Yellow Rail

1

King Rail

8

2

1

Virginia Rail

1

Sora

2

3

9

1

Purple Gallinule

3

2

16

57

10

Common Moorhen

579

367

586

316

101

American Coot

4

113

33

8

7

Limpkin

4

9

13

4

2

Sandhill Crane

9

32

9

19

37

Semipalmated Plover

4

Killdeer

23

25

16

8

15

Greater Yellowlegs

1

Lesser Yellowlegs

1

31

Solitary Sandpiper

4

3

3

3

Spotted Sandpiper

2

2

1

1

Least Sandpiper

3

2

4

2

White-rumped Sandpiper

2

Pectoral Sandpiper

3

4

Stilt Sandpiper

1

dowitcher, sp.

5

Common Snipe

1

2

2

2

25

Ring-billed Gull

1

gull, sp.

1

Royal Tern

1

Forster’s Tern

2

1

1

1

1

Black Tern

20

1

5

8

tern, sp.

1

Rock Dove

245

230

185

156

112

Eurasian Collared-Dove

10

5

9

26

Mourning Dove

126

196

113

278

335

Common Ground-Dove

1

11

6

2

3

Budgerigar

1

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

44

28

17

34

21

Barn Owl

1

Eastern Screech Owl

9

23

15

11

7

Great Horned Owl

7

14

6

10

4

Barred Owl

17

28

23

24

15

Common Nighthawk

11

1

1

4

3

Chuck-will’s-widow

2

2

6

4

4

Whip-poor-will

2

4

2

1

Chimney Swift

56

41

140

67

272

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

1

3

51

6

35

Belted Kingfisher

17

18

23

43

37

Red-headed Woodpecker

12

65

93

33

63

Red-bellied Woodpecker

150

181

250

145

192

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

1

Downy Woodpecker

88

120

156

108

147

Hairy Woodpecker

1

Northern Flicker

7

5

15

6

8

Pileated Woodpecker

52

67

115

73

76

Eastern Wood-Pewee

10

10

15

10

11

Acadian Flycatcher

35

45

74

38

68

Empidonax, sp.

19

11

13

16

22

Eastern Phoebe

3

Great Crested Flycatcher

2

3

1

3

5

Eastern Kingbird

3

15

2

4

4

Purple Martin

2

1

11

1

Tree Swallow

11

4

Northern Rough-winged Swallow

1

Bank Swallow

1

Cliff Swallow

1

Barn Swallow

5

81

2

34

73

swallow, sp.

4

Blue Jay

155

256

180

185

259

American Crow

165

226

136

243

352

Fish Crow

65

62

30

37

58

crow, sp.

40

53

129

30

249

Carolina Chickadee

47

53

40

49

80

Tufted Titmouse

215

256

298

261

343

Brown-headed Nuthatch

8

4

15

2

12

Carolina Wren

233

275

346

299

411

House Wren

1

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

4

2

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

171

226

236

263

299

Eastern Bluebird

6

54

8

8

54

Veery

56

58

58

208

88

Gray-cheeked Thrush

2

1

Swainson’s Thrush

4

12

13

Wood Thrush

2

2

Gray Catbird

4

19

5

5

6

Northern Mockingbird

102

102

112

150

146

Brown Thrasher

30

30

21

30

39

Loggerhead Shrike

15

20

9

18

23

European Starling

11

21

45

118

73

White-eyed Vireo

253

342

383

279

438

Blue-headed Vireo

1

1

Yellow-throated Vireo

12

12

10

17

17

Red-eyed Vireo

212

186

208

308

212

Blue-winged Warbler

14

18

15

16

17

Golden-winged Warbler

2

4

3

2

6

Tennessee Warbler

3

2

3

12

Nashville Warbler

2

Northern Parula

150

156

139

209

166

Yellow Warbler

27

53

74

25

24

Chestnut-sided Warbler

15

11

5

13

21

Magnolia Warbler

1

4

3

33

Black-throated Blue Warbler

6

6

2

16

5

Black-throated Green Warbler

1

1

1

Blackburnian Warbler

18

5

7

4

2

Yellow-throated Warbler

27

39

56

46

35

Pine Warbler

71

50

85

51

74

Prairie Warbler

34

73

35

29

15

Palm Warbler

2

43

2

4

15

Cerulean Warbler

1

2

3

1

Black-and-white Warbler

37

38

22

54

57

American Redstart

47

107

45

117

94

Prothonotary Warbler

15

5

5

19

8

Worm-eating Warbler

8

3

9

22

Swainson’s Warbler

1

Ovenbird

71

78

82

146

90

Northern Waterthrush

24

38

20

23

41

Louisiana Waterthrush

1

1

2

2

Kentucky Warbler

1

3

8

10

2

Common Yellowthroat

159

230

148

78

210

Hooded Warbler

16

10

21

19

19

Canada Warbler

1

Summer Tanager

28

60

41

30

87

Scarlet Tanager

1

2

2

10

Northern Cardinal

257

382

452

332

536

Blue Grosbeak

1

10

2

2

3

Indigo Bunting

11

32

9

3

19

Painted Bunting

1

Eastern Towhee

72

60

85

55

68

Bobolink

1

5

Red-winged Blackbird

698

1626

493

734

1134

Eastern Meadowlark

1

3

2

Boat-tailed Grackle

189

438

221

378

419

Common Grackle

609

109

30

90

426

Brown-headed Cowbird

62

187

16

83

140

Baltimore Oriole

4

3

7

7

8

House Finch

57

2

82

180

House Sparrow

59

2

3

12

146

Last Updated July 1st, 2016, Trina Anderson