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Table 2.

Bird feeding data collected by 75 students in Biology 131, Ecology & Adaptation, at Radford University in spring 2011.

Bird SpeciesHanging FeedersGround
SunflowerThistleMilletSuet
House finch 365 186 92 46 434 
American goldfinch 250 360 98 40 106 
Sparrow 241 55 209 732 
Tufted titmouse 229 39 47 20 87 
Northern cardinal 185 14 275 
Black-capped chickadee 157 77 94 29 170 
Blue jay 125 15 11 96 258 
White-breasted nuthatch 125 106 36 
Mourning dove 40 31 18 454 
Hairy woodpecker 39 86 
Dark-eyed junco 32 41 51 378 
Red-bellied woodpecker 20 51 
American robin 14 15 155 
Bird SpeciesHanging FeedersGround
SunflowerThistleMilletSuet
House finch 365 186 92 46 434 
American goldfinch 250 360 98 40 106 
Sparrow 241 55 209 732 
Tufted titmouse 229 39 47 20 87 
Northern cardinal 185 14 275 
Black-capped chickadee 157 77 94 29 170 
Blue jay 125 15 11 96 258 
White-breasted nuthatch 125 106 36 
Mourning dove 40 31 18 454 
Hairy woodpecker 39 86 
Dark-eyed junco 32 41 51 378 
Red-bellied woodpecker 20 51 
American robin 14 15 155 

Notes: Values represent number of observed feeding events (seeds taken or suet feeding visits) across all research groups. European starlings and American crows were excluded because of insufficient numbers of observations.

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