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What is your favorite backyard bird?  

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  1. 1. What is your favorite backyard bird out of these PART 1!!!! :)

    • Yellow Warbler
      7
    • House Sparrow
      0
    • Anna's Hummingbird
      5
    • Crows/Ravens
      3
    • Pelicans
      0
    • Black - Chinned Hummingbird
      4
    • House Finches
      1
    • Starlings
      0


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On 9/7/2021 at 12:56 PM, Quiscalus quiscula said:

Yeah, I agree. Most eBirders are from CA though.

Documentation, please.

And forget that original list.  How the heck many people get pelicans in the back yard?  Brown-headed Nuthatch.  They're fun to watch bouncing around, squeaking like rubber duckies.

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5 hours ago, Charlie Spencer said:

Documentation, please.

And forget that original list.  How the heck many people get pelicans in the back yard?  Brown-headed Nuthatch.  They're fun to watch bouncing around, squeaking like rubber duckies.

I regret saying that three months ago. My point was not to make a sweeping statement, just to say that a significant portion of birders (and whatbirders) are from California.

EDIT: No, not three months ago. Over a year ago.

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14 hours ago, Charlie Spencer said:

Documentation, please.

This is the best I could find. These are how many unique eBirders saw at least one bird in each state/territory/province in the ABA area. It's not perfect because it counts the same person multiple times, and states like California and Florida are popular travel destinations anyway. It'd be great if eBird offered a tool where each person counted only for the territory where they submitted the most checklists.

California 80,846
Florida 63,131
New York 57,602
Texas 55,273
Pennsylvania 42,528
Ontario 42,136
North Carolina 37,824
Arizona 37,240
Virginia 36,799
Ohio 36,678
Washington 36,571
Massachusetts 34,851
Colorado 34,538
Michigan 34,053
Illinois 31,692
New Jersey 30,264
Wisconsin 28,745
Oregon 28,640
Georgia 27,832
Maryland 26,420
Maine 23,861
South Carolina 23,304
Minnesota 23,272
British Columbia 21,900
Tennessee 21,376
Utah 20,617
New Mexico 20,422
Indiana 19,746
Quebec 19,174
Missouri 18,247
Connecticut 16,842
Wyoming 15,030
Montana 14,873
New Hampshire 14,785
Hawaii 14,524
Nevada 13,793
Vermont 13,555
Alaska 13,522
Louisiana 13,281
Alabama 13,063
Idaho 12,815
Alberta 12,788
Delaware 12,073
Kentucky 11,919
Kansas 11,791
Oklahoma 11,366
Iowa 11,240
Arkansas 10,021
West Virginia 9,795
Nebraska 9,688
Rhode Island 8,196
South Dakota 8,149
Mississippi 8,022
District of Columbia 7,960
Nova Scotia 6,855
North Dakota 5,926
New Brunswick 5,714
Manitoba 4,618
Saskatchewan 3,897
Newfoundland and Labrador 2,921
Prince Edward Island 1,963
Yukon Territory 1,503
Northwest Territories 805
Nunavut 650
Saint Pierre and Miquelon 105
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I like blue jays but I have read some article that blue jays other birds eggs, fledglings, or small birds, but the chances of this happening are very slim. You’ll rarely see these songbirds feasting on other birds. I am quite scare about that. Do you know another information.

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9 hours ago, crisevan said:

I like blue jays but I have read some article that blue jays other birds eggs, fledglings, or small birds, but the chances of this happening are very slim. You’ll rarely see these songbirds feasting on other birds. I am quite scare about that. Do you know another information.

Hi, @crisevan, and welcome to Whatbird.

Yes, Blue Jays will include the eggs and nestlings of other species among their food sources.  But they're not the only bird species that does this, and there also plenty of mammals and reptiles that will too.

While it may be unpleasant to think about, the animals that eat eggs and fledglings have to get their nourishment too, and may have young of their own to provide for.  

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