Laura Erickson's For the Birds

Monday, October 3, 2011

Birds killed at greatest frequency at towers

This is from an American Bird Conservancy report, COMMUNICATION TOWERS: A DEADLY HAZARD TO BIRDS

List of Species Killed at Towers Documented by 47 Studies.
The first 60 species listed by number killed, in descending order:

Ovenbird
Ovenbird 22619

Red-eyed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo 19707

Tennessee Warbler
Tennessee Warbler 17689

Common Yellowthroat
Common Yellowthroat 10397

Bay-breasted Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler 10396

American Redstart
American Redstart 8392

Blackpoll Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler 6304

Black-and-white Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler 6099

Philadelphia Vireo
Philadelphia Vireo 4317

Swainson's Thrush
Swainson's Thrush 3943

Palm Warbler
Palm Warbler 3441

Gray Catbird
Gray Catbird 3238

Northern Waterthrush
Northern Waterthrush 3148

Northern Parula
Northern Parula 2662

Magnolia Warbler
Magnolia Warbler 2630

Golden Guide Warblers
Connecticut Warbler 2624

Blackburnian Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler 2538

Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2336

Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2287

White-eyed Vireo
White-eyed Vireo 2222

Cape May Warbler
Cape May Warbler 2199

Black-throated Blue Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler 2061

Indigo Bunting
Indigo Bunting 1892

Unidentified Birds 1833

Gray-cheeked Thrush
Gray-cheeked Thrush 1793

Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1580

Veery
Veery 1511

Chestnut-sided Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1426

Savannah Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow 1335

Black-throated Green Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler 1330

Hooded Warbler
Hooded Warbler 1245

Blue-headed Vireo
Solitary Vireo 1220

Bobolink
Bobolink 1201

Nashville Warbler
Nashville Warbler 1098

Golden-crowned Kinglet
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1071

Prairie Warbler
Prairie Warbler 1018

Katie and Orange-crowned Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler 959

Marsh Wren
Marsh Wren 888

Swamp Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow 850

Mourning Warbler
Mourning Warbler 814

House Wren
House Wren 804

Yellow-throated Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo 801

White-throated Sparrow detail
White-throated Sparrow 797

Chipping Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow 733

Canada Warbler
Canada Warbler 689

Wood Thrush
Wood Thrush 684

Sora
Sora Rail 657

Scarlet Tanager
Scarlet Tanager 615

Grasshopper Sparrow
Grasshopper Sparrow 582

Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 568

Kentucky Warbler
Kentucky Warbler 568

Alder Flycatcher
Traill's Flycatcher 545

Golden-winged Warbler
Golden-winged Warbler 542

Prothonotary Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler 476

Wilson's Warbler
Wilson's Warbler 466

Lincoln's Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow463

Song Sparrow
Song Sparrow 422

Yellow Warbler
Yellow Warbler 419

Red-winged Blackbird
Red-winged Blackbird 410

Brown Thrasher
Brown Thrasher 376

Baltimore Oriole
Northern Oriole 362

1 comment :

  1. A few years past I had the opportunity to help sort through a large box of birds picked up at the base of one tower in central Illinois. It was all too inclusive of the species that might migrate through the area, many of which would have gone undetected, such as the yellow rail.

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