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Statistics from Alabama Breeding Bird Atlas 2000-2006

Table 1.  Statistics for breeding evidence in 585 priority or CE blocks.
Table 2.  Statistics for breeding evidence in priority blocks for level III ecoregions.
Table 3.  Statistics for breeding evidence in all 5087 blocks.

Table 1. Statistics for breeding evidence in 585 priority or CE blocks.

  Total              
  # CE % In CE Confirmed % Confirmed Probable % Probable Possible % Possible
Species Name Blocks Blocks Records Records Records Records Records Records
Canada Goose 163 27.9% 87 53% 32 20% 44 27%
Wood Duck 265 45.3% 86 32% 110 42% 69 26%
American Black Duck 2 0.3% 1 50%   0% 1 50%
Mallard 138 23.6% 45 33% 43 31% 50 36%
Mottled Duck 1 0.2% 1 100%   0%   0%
Blue-winged Teal 1 0.2%   0% 1 100%   0%
Hooded Merganser 6 1.0% 3 50%   0% 3 50%
Wild Turkey 426 72.8% 121 28% 118 28% 187 44%
Northern Bobwhite 545 93.2% 54 10% 258 47% 233 43%
Pied-billed Grebe 19 3.2% 3 16% 6 32% 10 53%
Double-crested Cormorant 1 0.2% 1 100%   0%   0%
Anhinga 18 3.1% 1 6% 2 11% 15 83%
American Bittern 1 0.2%   0%   0% 1 100%
Least Bittern 6 1.0%   0%   0% 6 100%
Great Blue Heron 24 4.1% 22 92% 1 4% 1 4%
Great Egret 7 1.2% 6 86%   0% 1 14%
Snowy Egret 28     0%   0%   0%
Little Blue Heron 1 0.2% 1 100%   0%   0%
Tricolored Heron 4     0%   0%   0%
Cattle Egret 6 1.0% 6 100%   0%   0%
Green Heron 377 64.4% 17 5% 81 21% 279 74%
Black-crowned Night-Heron 8 1.4% 1 13%   0% 7 88%
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 26 4.4% 6 23% 2 8% 18 69%
White Ibis 18     0%   0%   0%
Black Vulture 52 8.9% 7 13% 11 21% 34 65%
Turkey Vulture 46 7.9% 4 9% 13 28% 29 63%
Osprey 31 5.3% 14 45% 2 6% 15 48%
Swallow-tailed Kite 1 0.2% 1 100%   0%   0%
Mississippi Kite 77 13.2% 6 8% 20 26% 51 66%
Bald Eagle 8 1.4% 8 100%   0%   0%
Sharp-shinned Hawk 38 6.5% 5 13% 3 8% 30 79%
Cooper's Hawk 159 27.2% 13 8% 18 11% 128 81%
Red-shouldered Hawk 473 80.9% 93 20% 104 22% 276 58%
Broad-winged Hawk 236 40.3% 41 17% 35 15% 160 68%
Red-tailed Hawk 464 79.3% 96 21% 93 20% 275 59%
American Kestrel 98 16.8% 20 20% 20 20% 58 59%
Clapper Rail 3 0.5% 1 33%   0% 2 67%
King Rail 10 1.7% 1 10% 4 40% 5 50%
Purple Gallinule 7 1.2% 3 43% 1 14% 3 43%
Common Moorhen 9 1.5% 5 56% 1 11% 3 33%
American Coot 1 0.2%   0% 1 100%   0%
Killdeer 400 68.4% 110 28% 109 27% 181 45%
Black-necked Stilt 1 0.2%   0% 1 100%   0%
Willet 1     0%   0%   0%
American Woodcock 50 8.5% 1 2% 25 50% 24 48%
Laughing Gull 8     0%   0%   0%
Least Tern 4     0%   0%   0%
Gull-billed Tern 1 0.2%   0%   0% 1 100%
Royal Tern 4     0%   0%   0%
Black Skimmer 2     0%   0%   0%
Rock Pigeon 206 35.2% 32 16% 60 29% 114 55%
Eurasian Collared-Dove 222 37.9% 17 8% 85 38% 120 54%
White-winged Dove 1 0.2%   0% 1 100%   0%
Mourning Dove 584 99.8% 136 23% 373 64% 75 13%
Common Ground-Dove 94 16.1% 3 3% 45 48% 46 49%
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 548 93.7% 64 12% 177 32% 307 56%
Black-billed Cuckoo 1 0.2%   0%   0% 1 100%
Barn Owl 40 6.8% 22 55% 6 15% 12 30%
Eastern Screech-Owl 326 55.7% 14 4% 63 19% 249 76%
Great Horned Owl 287 49.1% 20 7% 87 30% 180 63%
Barred Owl 400 68.4% 32 8% 153 38% 215 54%
Common Nighthawk 85 14.5% 4 5% 35 41% 46 54%
Chuck-will's-widow 505 86.3% 7 1% 203 40% 295 58%
Whip-poor-will 159 27.2%   0% 41 26% 118 74%
Chimney Swift 558 95.4% 58 10% 191 34% 309 55%
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 490 83.8% 12 2% 156 32% 322 66%
Belted Kingfisher 247 42.2% 64 26% 53 21% 130 53%
Red-headed Woodpecker 387 66.2% 97 25% 99 26% 191 49%
Red-bellied Woodpecker 584 99.8% 191 33% 233 40% 160 27%
Downy Woodpecker 579 99.0% 88 15% 185 32% 306 53%
Hairy Woodpecker 285 48.7% 18 6% 52 18% 215 75%
Red-cockaded Woodpecker 3 0.5%   0% 1 33% 2 67%
Northern Flicker 376 64.3% 33 9% 74 20% 269 72%
Pileated Woodpecker 503 86.0% 35 7% 132 26% 336 67%
Eastern Wood-Pewee 492 84.1% 26 5% 155 32% 311 63%
Acadian Flycatcher 425 72.6% 13 3% 133 31% 279 66%
Willow Flycatcher 1 0.2%   0% 1 100%   0%
Eastern Phoebe 426 72.8% 217 51% 86 20% 123 29%
Great Crested Flycatcher 575 98.3% 130 23% 218 38% 227 39%
Eastern Kingbird 569 97.3% 186 33% 232 41% 151 27%
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 1 0.2%   0% 1 100%   0%
Loggerhead Shrike 250 42.7% 73 29% 44 18% 133 53%
White-eyed Vireo 582 99.5% 85 15% 334 57% 163 28%
Yellow-throated Vireo 475 81.2% 14 3% 113 24% 348 73%
Blue-headed Vireo 25 4.3% 2 8% 4 16% 19 76%
Warbling Vireo 1 0.2%   0%   0% 1 100%
Red-eyed Vireo 555 94.9% 43 8% 286 52% 226 41%
Blue Jay 582 99.5% 191 33% 250 43% 141 24%
American Crow 583 99.7% 187 32% 244 42% 152 26%
Fish Crow 177 30.3% 14 8% 31 18% 132 75%
Horned Lark 32 5.5% 2 6% 10 31% 20 63%
Purple Martin 523 89.4% 405 77% 34 7% 84 16%
Tree Swallow 33 5.6% 16 48% 6 18% 11 33%
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 424 72.5% 104 25% 103 24% 217 51%
Cliff Swallow 110 18.8% 75 68% 9 8% 26 24%
Barn Swallow 542 92.6% 384 71% 62 11% 96 18%
Carolina Chickadee 583 99.7% 219 38% 218 37% 146 25%
Tufted Titmouse 582 99.5% 202 35% 280 48% 100 17%
White-breasted Nuthatch 237 40.5% 29 12% 67 28% 141 59%
Brown-headed Nuthatch 380 65.0% 80 21% 98 26% 202 53%
Carolina Wren 585 100.0% 205 35% 314 54% 66 11%
House Wren 15 2.6% 3 20% 2 13% 10 67%
Marsh Wren 1 0.2%   0% 1 100%   0%
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 577 98.6% 164 28% 256 44% 157 27%
Eastern Bluebird 574 98.1% 419 73% 115 20% 40 7%
Wood Thrush 552 94.4% 16 3% 261 47% 275 50%
American Robin 410 70.1% 174 42% 118 29% 118 29%
Gray Catbird 348 59.5% 39 11% 73 21% 236 68%
Northern Mockingbird 572 97.8% 297 52% 221 39% 54 9%
Brown Thrasher 573 97.9% 198 35% 201 35% 174 30%
European Starling 451 77.1% 265 59% 67 15% 119 26%
Cedar Waxwing 31 5.3% 7 23% 9 29% 15 48%
Blue-winged Warbler 34 5.8% 5 15% 6 18% 23 68%
Northern Parula 374 63.9% 28 7% 132 35% 214 57%
Yellow Warbler 8 1.4%   0% 1 13% 7 88%
Black-throated Green Warbler 29 5.0% 4 14% 8 28% 17 59%
Yellow-throated Warbler 181 30.9% 6 3% 27 15% 148 82%
Pine Warbler 561 95.9% 148 26% 200 36% 213 38%
Prairie Warbler 434 74.2% 77 18% 161 37% 196 45%
Cerulean Warbler 2 0.3% 1 50%   0% 1 50%
Black-and-white Warbler 213 36.4% 19 9% 51 24% 143 67%
American Redstart 79 13.5% 6 8% 23 29% 50 63%
Prothonotary Warbler 196 33.5% 24 12% 52 27% 120 61%
Worm-eating Warbler 161 27.5% 13 8% 23 14% 125 78%
Swainson's Warbler 156 26.7% 4 3% 33 21% 119 76%
Ovenbird 86 14.7% 1 1% 18 21% 67 78%
Louisiana Waterthrush 279 47.7% 25 9% 71 25% 183 66%
Kentucky Warbler 470 80.3% 26 6% 125 27% 319 68%
Common Yellowthroat 572 97.8% 47 8% 300 52% 225 39%
Hooded Warbler 444 75.9% 22 5% 215 48% 207 47%
Yellow-breasted Chat 575 98.3% 87 15% 383 67% 105 18%
Summer Tanager 578 98.8% 74 13% 299 52% 205 35%
Scarlet Tanager 202 34.5% 12 6% 55 27% 135 67%
Eastern Towhee 584 99.8% 92 16% 417 71% 75 13%
Bachman's Sparrow 30 5.1% 3 10% 13 43% 14 47%
Chipping Sparrow 432 73.8% 123 28% 166 38% 143 33%
Field Sparrow 437 74.7% 56 13% 164 38% 217 50%
Lark Sparrow 23 3.9% 5 22% 5 22% 13 57%
Grasshopper Sparrow 103 17.6% 11 11% 25 24% 67 65%
Song Sparrow 85 14.5% 10 12% 16 19% 59 69%
Northern Cardinal 585 100.0% 289 49% 275 47% 21 4%
Blue Grosbeak 575 98.3% 139 24% 279 49% 157 27%
Indigo Bunting 584 99.8% 178 30% 371 64% 35 6%
Painted Bunting 11 1.9% 2 18% 3 27% 6 55%
Dickcissel 60 10.3% 7 12% 21 35% 32 53%
Red-winged Blackbird 493 84.3% 142 29% 216 44% 135 27%
Eastern Meadowlark 448 76.6% 83 19% 169 38% 196 44%
Common Grackle 529 90.4% 182 34% 145 27% 202 38%
Boat-tailed Grackle 2 0.3% 2 100%   0%   0%
Brown-headed Cowbird 576 98.5% 55 10% 327 57% 194 34%
Orchard Oriole 543 92.8% 126 23% 202 37% 215 40%
Baltimore Oriole 13 2.2% 1 8%   0% 12 92%
House Finch 427 73.0% 138 32% 146 34% 143 33%
Red Crossbill 2 0.3% 1 50%   0% 1 50%
American Goldfinch 337 57.6% 15 4% 151 45% 171 51%
House Sparrow 366 62.6% 205 56% 61 17% 100 27%

Table 2. Statistics for breeding evidence in priority blocks in level III ecoregions. Top

            CE % CE         CE % CE
    CE % CE CE % CE Records  Records     CE % CE Records  Records
    Records  Records Records  Records Ridge Ridge CE % CE Records  Records Southern Southern
    Interior Interior Southwestern Southwestern  and   and  Records  Records Southeastern  Southeastern  Coastal  Coastal 
Species Name

Totals

 Plateau  Plateau  Appalachians  Appalachians  Valley  Valley Piedmont Piedmont Plains Plains Plain Plain
Canada Goose 163 25 48% 40 32% 36 50% 20 26% 38 15% 4 57%
Wood Duck 265 28 54% 64 52% 41 57% 24 32% 104 41% 4 57%
American Black Duck 2 1 2% 1 1%   0%   0%   0%   0%
Mallard 138 21 40% 36 29% 26 36% 17 22% 37 15% 1 14%
Mottled Duck 1   0%   0%   0%   0%   0% 1 14%
Blue-winged Teal 1   0%   0%   0%   0% 1 0%   0%
Hooded Merganser 6 2 4%   0% 1 1% 1 1% 2 1%   0%
Wild Turkey 426 24 46% 69 56% 52 72% 59 78% 218 86% 4 57%
Northern Bobwhite 545 52 100% 114 92% 59 82% 71 93% 244 96% 5 71%
Pied-billed Grebe 19 4 8% 7 6% 3 4%   0% 5 2%   0%
Double-crested Cormorant 1   0% 1 1%   0%   0%   0%   0%
Anhinga 18   0%   0% 1 1%   0% 15 6% 2 29%
American Bittern 1   0%   0%   0%   0% 1 0%   0%
Least Bittern 6   0% 1 1%   0%   0% 3 1% 2 29%
Great Blue Heron 24 4 8% 2 2% 5 7% 3 4% 7 3% 3 43%
Great Egret 7 2 4%   0%   0% 1 1% 4 2%   0%
Little Blue Heron 1   0%   0%   0%   0% 1 0%   0%
Cattle Egret 6 1 2%   0%   0%   0% 4 2% 1 14%
Green Heron 377 42 81% 87 70% 54 75% 36 47% 152 60% 6 86%
Black-crowned Night-Heron 8 1 2% 1 1% 3 4%   0% 2 1% 1 14%
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 26 4 8% 3 2% 5 7%   0% 11 4% 3 43%
Black Vulture 52   0% 9 7% 3 4% 4 5% 35 14% 1 14%
Turkey Vulture 46 1 2% 6 5% 2 3% 5 7% 31 12% 1 14%
Osprey 31 4 8% 8 6% 3 4% 4 5% 9 4% 3 43%
Swallow-tailed Kite 1   0%   0%   0%   0% 1 0%   0%
Mississippi Kite 77   0%   0% 1 1% 4 5% 69 27% 3 43%
Bald Eagle 8 2 4% 1 1%   0% 3 4% 2 1%   0%
Sharp-shinned Hawk 38 7 13% 14 11% 4 6% 5 7% 8 3%   0%
Cooper's Hawk 159 19 37% 53 43% 25 35% 17 22% 44 17% 1 14%
Red-shouldered Hawk 473 18 35% 100 81% 65 90% 65 86% 220 87% 5 71%
Broad-winged Hawk 236 18 35% 65 52% 39 54% 33 43% 78 31% 3 43%
Red-tailed Hawk 464 49 94% 100 81% 62 86% 56 74% 191 75% 6 86%
American Kestrel 98 33 63% 42 34% 12 17% 2 3% 9 4%   0%
Clapper Rail 3   0%   0%   0%   0%   0% 3 43%
King Rail 10 1 2% 2 2%   0%   0% 6 2% 1 14%
Purple Gallinule 7   0%   0%   0%   0% 7 3%   0%
Common Moorhen 9   0%   0%   0%   0% 8 3% 1 14%
American Coot 1 1 2%   0%   0%   0%   0%   0%
Killdeer 400 52 100% 90 73% 64 89% 37 49% 150 59% 7 100%
Black-necked Stilt 1   0%   0%   0%   0%   0% 1 14%
American Woodcock 50 16 31% 9 7% 2 3% 4 5% 18 7% 1 14%
Gull-billed Tern 1   0%   0%   0%   0%   0% 1 14%
Rock Pigeon 206 40 77% 56 45% 34 47% 16 21% 55 22% 5 71%
Eurasian Collared-Dove 222 23 44% 29 23% 21 29% 15 20% 128 50% 6 86%
White-winged Dove 1   0%   0%   0%   0%   0% 1 14%
Mourning Dove 584 52 100% 124 100% 72 100% 76 100% 253 100% 7 100%
Common Ground-Dove 94   0%   0% 1 1% 8 11% 82 32% 3 43%
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 548 51 98% 116 94% 65 90% 73 96% 238 94% 5 71%
Black-billed Cuckoo 1   0% 1 1%   0%   0%   0%   0%
Barn Owl 40 7 13% 10 8% 4 6% 1 1% 17 7% 1 14%
Eastern Screech-Owl 326 31 60% 70 56% 27 38% 29 38% 164 65% 5 71%
Great Horned Owl 287 29 56% 59 48% 20 28% 20 26% 152 60% 7 100%
Barred Owl 400 41 79% 83 67% 44 61% 38 50% 188 74% 6 86%
Common Nighthawk 85 9 17% 7 6% 9 13% 4 5% 50 20% 6 86%
Chuck-will's-widow 505 49 94% 106 85% 49 68% 67 88% 229 90% 5 71%
Whip-poor-will 159 5 10% 59 48% 30 42% 38 50% 27 11%   0%
Chimney Swift 558 51 98% 118 95% 70 97% 71 93% 241 95% 7 100%
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 490 44 85% 103 83% 62 86% 65 86% 210 83% 6 86%
Belted Kingfisher 247 28 54% 57 46% 28 39% 25 33% 104 41% 5 71%
Red-headed Woodpecker 387 27 52% 75 60% 50 69% 46 61% 184 72% 5