Ebird KML file

  Jan Feb March April May June July August Sept Oct Nov Dec
Species 2016 205 185 178 158 163 147 150 164 139 151 144 169
2017 179 179 164 166 157  
Individuals 2016 18,883 10,921 10,936 7,318 7,172 9,160 10,839 15,718 5,950 7,493 6,048 7,210
  2017 18,766 12,279 9,205 6,340 10,982              
Checklists 2016 248 136 147 96 91 97 93 97 83 98 91 124
  2017 200 179 167 157 205              
Species - Individuals - Checklists, Submitted by month 2016,2017

2017 GBBC Summary

March 3, 2017
By Marshall Iliff and Pat Leonard
Another Great Backyard Bird Count is in the books, and thanks to participants from around the world, it was the biggest count in its 20-year history. Bird watchers set a new high bar for number of checklists submitted and total number of species reported. Whether longtime contributors or first-timers, many expressed their enjoyment of the experience.
Schoolchildren in Memphis, Tennessee, clearly had fun with their count. Their teacher wrote to say:
“Our school ‘Backyard Bird Watch’ event was wonderful. As a second grader told the adult leader of her group, ‘This is the best day of my life! I got to see a Downy Woodpecker.’ ” 
We hope many of you experienced a similar thrill during the count!
Let’s look at some of the numbers as of the afternoon of March 3, 2017-they’re pretty impressive!

Estimated Participants: 214,018 (2016 final total estimate: 163,763)
Species: 5,940 (2016 final total: 5,689)
Complete Checklists: 173,826 (2016 final total: 162,052)
Note that some of the numbers may still change slightly as the final checklists for the GBBC dates are added through eBird or flagged reports are validated by our reviewers. Our Top 10 lists tell a few stories, too.

Top 10 most frequently reported species:

(number of GBBC checklists reporting this species)
What’s interesting to note in this list is that the American Crow has bounced all the way up to the number two spot. It has typically come in near the bottom of the Top 10 ever since West Nile Virus appeared in North America in 1999. Perhaps the crows are finally rebounding after the virus took a serious toll on their overall population.
Data totals as of March 3, 2017
Note: All Top 10 species are common in North America, reflecting continued high participation from this region.

Top 10 most numerous species:

(sum of how many individuals were observed across all GBBC checklists):

Top 10 countries by checklists submitted

* New country checklist record
See the current listing for all participating countries.
The list is similar to that of 2016, but the checklist totals are higher, setting new records in 7 of the top 10 countries.

Illawarra Life List