Ring-necked pheasants, American tree sparrows
, northern bobwhites, dark-eyed juncos and American goldfinches were the species most abundant and/or widely distributed on CRP fields.
But the kinds of birds that are most often attracted to backyard birdfeeders everywhere are black-capped chickadees, tufted titmice, white-breasted nuthatches, American goldfinches, mourning doves, downy and hairy woodpeckers, blue jays, house finches, northern cardinals, slate-colored juncos and American tree sparrows
The most common species within the study area include Lapland longspur (Calcarius lapponicus), savannah sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis), American tree sparrow
(Spizella arborea), horned lark (Eremophila alpestris), and least sandpiper (Calidris minutilla).
When the endless winter night falls on the arctic tundra, millions of American tree sparrows
, snow buntings and Lapland long-spurs depart for weedy, wind-swept fields across the northern tier of the lower 48 states.
Among the larger numbers recorded this year - along with the evening grosbeaks, pine grosbeaks and common redpolls - were 731 house sparrows, 689 rock (Dove) pigeons, 533 dark-eyed juncos, 508 cedar waxwings, 478 starlings, 462 American tree sparrows
, 396 American crows, 383 tufted titmouse, 326 American goldfinches, 275 mourning doves, 252 snow buntings, 230 wild turkeys, 217 black-capped chickadees, 204 white-breasted nuthatches, 126 northern cardinals, 131 downy woodpeckers, 111 common ravens and 101 blue jays.