Bird Finder

Top Birds in December
within 25 miles of Cary, NC, USA

based on 5735 checklists in 354 hotspots

This page shows the probability of a species appearing on a checklist during the month of December. The change in probability from the previous month is also shown, to highlight which birds are coming and going. Rows with significant changes (< 0.5x or > 2x) are highlighted in red or green. Species that peak in December are indicated with a star. This is based on historical data from eBird, and does not include the current month.

Rank Info Species Chart Peak November December Change Relative
1   Carolina Wren
66.6% 69.1% 2.5% 1.0x
2   Carolina Chickadee
61.6% 64.1% 2.5% 1.0x
3   Northern Cardinal
59.8% 63.2% 3.4% 1.1x
4   White-throated Sparrow
59.6% 61.2% 1.6% 1.0x
5   American Crow
61.8% 59.1% 2.8% 1.0x
6   Tufted Titmouse
52.7% 58.4% 5.7% 1.1x
7   Red-bellied Woodpecker
57.7% 57.2% 0.5% 1.0x
8   Song Sparrow
57.9% 53.9% 4.0% 0.9x
9   Ruby-crowned Kinglet
49.4% 49.2% 0.1% 1.0x
10   Eastern Bluebird
51.6% 48.5% 3.0% 0.9x
11   Blue Jay
50.1% 48.0% 2.1% 1.0x
12   Downy Woodpecker
41.7% 46.9% 5.1% 1.1x
13   Great Blue Heron
44.8% 41.8% 2.9% 0.9x
14   American Goldfinch
44.1% 41.3% 2.8% 0.9x
15   Eastern Towhee
37.4% 40.6% 3.2% 1.1x
16   Northern Flicker
40.5% 38.1% 2.3% 0.9x
17   Turkey Vulture
41.9% 37.5% 4.4% 0.9x
18   Dark-eyed Junco
29.2% 37.4% 8.2% 1.3x
19   Yellow-rumped Warbler
39.3% 35.9% 3.4% 0.9x
20   White-breasted Nuthatch
28.9% 34.9% 6.0% 1.2x
21   Northern Mockingbird
36.5% 34.7% 1.8% 0.9x
22   American Robin
41.2% 34.6% 6.6% 0.8x
23   Brown-headed Nuthatch
29.7% 32.9% 3.2% 1.1x
24   Canada Goose
30.0% 32.1% 2.0% 1.1x
25   Golden-crowned Kinglet
29.2% 31.2% 2.0% 1.1x
26   Ring-billed Gull
22.2% 30.7% 8.4% 1.4x
27   Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
22.6% 30.6% 8.0% 1.4x
28   Mallard
27.0% 28.6% 1.5% 1.1x
29   Double-crested Cormorant
31.4% 28.5% 2.8% 0.9x
30   Eastern Phoebe
34.5% 27.7% 6.8% 0.8x
31   Red-shouldered Hawk
24.5% 26.9% 2.3% 1.1x
32   Mourning Dove
25.6% 25.9% 0.2% 1.0x
33   Belted Kingfisher
26.7% 23.9% 2.8% 0.9x
34   House Finch
23.1% 23.1% 0.0% 1.0x
35   Brown Thrasher
16.9% 21.2% 4.3% 1.3x
36   Hermit Thrush
19.2% 21.1% 1.9% 1.1x
37   Pied-billed Grebe
23.2% 21.1% 2.1% 0.9x
38   Chipping Sparrow
25.2% 20.5% 4.6% 0.8x
39   Field Sparrow
19.0% 20.5% 1.5% 1.1x
40   Hooded Merganser
12.4% 19.6% 7.2% 1.6x
41   Red-tailed Hawk
17.9% 18.6% 0.7% 1.0x
42   European Starling
17.5% 18.1% 0.7% 1.0x
43   Killdeer
22.6% 17.5% 5.1% 0.8x
44   Black Vulture
19.0% 17.4% 1.6% 0.9x
45   Pine Warbler
15.0% 17.3% 2.3% 1.2x
46   Swamp Sparrow
19.2% 17.3% 2.0% 0.9x
47   Ruddy Duck
15.8% 16.3% 0.4% 1.0x
48   Bald Eagle
14.2% 15.5% 1.3% 1.1x
49   Red-winged Blackbird
23.1% 15.3% 7.7% 0.7x
50   Bufflehead
11.0% 15.3% 4.4% 1.4x
51   Winter Wren
12.8% 15.0% 2.3% 1.2x
52   Pileated Woodpecker
13.3% 14.9% 1.6% 1.1x
53   Pine Siskin
11.2% 13.5% 2.3% 1.2x
54   Red-headed Woodpecker
12.3% 12.7% 0.5% 1.0x
55   Bonaparte's Gull
11.4% 11.5% 0.1% 1.0x
56   Cedar Waxwing
11.4% 11.5% 0.1% 1.0x
57   Brown Creeper
7.8% 11.1% 3.3% 1.4x
58   Hairy Woodpecker
9.4% 11.0% 1.6% 1.2x
59   Ring-necked Duck
6.9% 8.0% 1.1% 1.2x
60   Rock Pigeon
8.0% 7.6% 0.3% 1.0x
61   American Kestrel
7.9% 7.0% 0.9% 0.9x
62   Herring Gull
5.5% 7.0% 1.5% 1.3x
63   Fox Sparrow
3.0% 6.6% 3.6% 2.2x
64   Horned Grebe
7.0% 6.4% 0.6% 0.9x
65   Brown-headed Cowbird
9.0% 6.2% 2.8% 0.7x
66   Northern Shoveler
4.8% 5.6% 0.8% 1.2x
67   Purple Finch
4.8% 5.6% 0.8% 1.2x
68   Red-breasted Nuthatch
5.8% 5.5% 0.3% 1.0x
69   Gadwall
6.6% 5.5% 1.1% 0.8x
70   Common Grackle
13.0% 5.3% 7.7% 0.4x
71   Cooper's Hawk
5.1% 5.0% 0.2% 1.0x
72   Savannah Sparrow
6.3% 4.8% 1.5% 0.8x
73   Lesser Scaup
3.0% 4.1% 1.2% 1.4x
74   Eastern Meadowlark
6.4% 4.0% 2.5% 0.6x
75   Wood Duck
4.7% 3.5% 1.1% 0.8x
76   Common Loon
5.3% 3.5% 1.8% 0.7x
77   American Coot
6.4% 3.5% 3.0% 0.5x
78   American Pipit
5.5% 3.4% 2.1% 0.6x
79   Mallard (Domestic type)
3.8% 3.4% 0.4% 0.9x
80   House Wren
4.4% 3.3% 1.1% 0.8x
81   Green-winged Teal
4.2% 3.3% 0.9% 0.8x
82   Barred Owl
2.4% 3.2% 0.8% 1.3x
83   Sharp-shinned Hawk
3.5% 3.1% 0.4% 0.9x
84   Varied Thrush
0% 3.1% 3.1%
85   Rusty Blackbird
4.2% 3.1% 1.2% 0.7x
86   Palm Warbler
5.3% 2.2% 3.0% 0.4x
87   American Black Duck
1.8% 2.1% 0.3% 1.2x
88   Red-breasted Merganser
1.0% 1.9% 0.9% 1.9x
89   Wilson's Snipe
1.9% 1.8% 0.1% 1.0x
90   gull sp.
1.8% 1.8% 0.0% 1.0x
91   Canvasback
0.6% 1.8% 1.3% 3.2x
92   Gray Catbird
2.2% 1.8% 0.4% 0.8x
93   Horned Lark
1.8% 1.6% 0.1% 0.9x
94   Fish Crow
3.7% 1.5% 2.2% 0.4x
95   Great Horned Owl
0.6% 1.3% 0.7% 2.2x
96   Redhead
1.2% 1.3% 0.1% 1.1x
97   House Sparrow
1.0% 1.3% 0.3% 1.3x
98   American Woodcock
0.3% 1.2% 0.9% 4.0x
99   duck sp.
1.4% 1.2% 0.2% 0.9x
100   Orange-crowned Warbler
0.8% 1.2% 0.4% 1.5x
101   Blue-headed Vireo
2.8% 1.2% 1.6% 0.4x
102   American Wigeon
2.1% 1.1% 1.0% 0.5x
103   sparrow sp.
0.8% 1.1% 0.3% 1.3x
104   Greater Scaup
0.3% 1.1% 0.8% 4.1x
105   Peregrine Falcon
1.0% 1.1% 0.1% 1.1x
106   Northern Pintail
0.8% 1.1% 0.3% 1.3x
107   Black-and-white Warbler
0.7% 1.1% 0.3% 1.5x
108   White-crowned Sparrow
1.7% 1.0% 0.6% 0.6x
109   Mute Swan
0.8% 1.0% 0.2% 1.2x
110   Northern Harrier
1.5% 1.0% 0.5% 0.7x
111   Loggerhead Shrike
1.5% 1.0% 0.5% 0.7x
112   Greater White-fronted Goose
0.1% 1.0% 0.9% 9.3x
113   Red Crossbill
0.0% 1.0% 1.0% 56.0x
114   Graylag Goose (Domestic type)
1.3% 1.0% 0.3% 0.8x
115   Lesser Black-backed Gull
0.3% 0.9% 0.7% 3.4x
116   Muscovy Duck (Domestic type)
1.1% 0.9% 0.2% 0.8x
117   Common Raven
0.8% 0.8% 0.0% 1.0x
118   American Bittern
0.4% 0.7% 0.3% 1.7x
119   Greater/Lesser Scaup
0.6% 0.7% 0.1% 1.2x
120   Common Yellowthroat
0.8% 0.7% 0.1% 0.9x
121   Red-necked Grebe
0.2% 0.7% 0.4% 2.8x
122   Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
0.8% 0.5% 0.3% 0.7x
123   Merlin
0.7% 0.5% 0.1% 0.8x
124   hawk sp.
0.6% 0.5% 0.1% 0.9x
125   Least Sandpiper
0.9% 0.5% 0.4% 0.5x
126   blackbird sp.
0.8% 0.5% 0.3% 0.6x
127   Evening Grosbeak
0.1% 0.5% 0.4% 8.7x
128   Eastern Screech-Owl
0.2% 0.5% 0.3% 2.2x
129   Wild Turkey
0.2% 0.5% 0.3% 2.2x
130   crow sp.
0.8% 0.5% 0.4% 0.6x
131   Downy/Hairy Woodpecker
0.3% 0.5% 0.1% 1.3x
132   Great Egret
1.5% 0.4% 1.1% 0.3x
133   Accipiter sp.
0.6% 0.4% 0.2% 0.7x
134   Vesper Sparrow
1.2% 0.4% 0.8% 0.3x
135   Brant
0% 0.4% 0.4%
136   Virginia Rail
0.0% 0.4% 0.3% 20.3x
137   Baltimore Oriole
0.1% 0.3% 0.2% 3.5x
138   Red-throated Loon
0.3% 0.3% 0.0% 0.9x
139   Lincoln's Sparrow
0.7% 0.3% 0.4% 0.4x
140   Great Black-backed Gull
0% 0.3% 0.3%
141   Lapland Longspur
0% 0.3% 0.3%
142   Tundra Swan
0.3% 0.2% 0.0% 0.9x
143   Buteo sp.
0.1% 0.2% 0.1% 1.7x
144   passerine sp.
0.2% 0.2% 0.0% 1.0x
145   Osprey
0.9% 0.2% 0.7% 0.2x
146   Spotted Sandpiper
0.2% 0.2% 0.0% 0.9x
147   Greater Yellowlegs
1.3% 0.2% 1.1% 0.1x
148   Surf Scoter
0.2% 0.2% 0.0% 0.9x
149   Common Merganser
0.3% 0.2% 0.1% 0.6x
150   Common Goldeneye
0.1% 0.2% 0.0% 1.2x
151   Green Heron
0.2% 0.2% 0.1% 0.7x
152   new world vulture sp.
0.1% 0.2% 0.0% 1.2x
153   Laughing Gull
0.4% 0.1% 0.2% 0.4x
154   Blue-winged Teal
0.9% 0.1% 0.8% 0.2x
155   Snow Goose
0.1% 0.1% 0.0% 1.3x
156   Swainson's Thrush
0% 0.1% 0.1%
157   Forster's Tern
0.3% 0.1% 0.1% 0.5x
158   Dunlin
0.7% 0.1% 0.6% 0.2x
159   Long-tailed Duck
0.1% 0.1% 0.0% 1.1x
160   warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.)
0.2% 0.1% 0.1% 0.7x
161   kinglet sp.
0.1% 0.1% 0.0% 1.4x
162   Wilson's Warbler
0% 0.1% 0.1%
163   woodpecker sp.
0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 1.9x
164   Domestic goose sp. (Domestic type)
0.1% 0.1% 0.0% 1.4x
165   Mallard x American Black Duck (hybrid)
0.1% 0.1% 0.0% 1.0x
166   Tree Swallow
0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.5x
167   White-winged Scoter
0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.5x
168   peep sp.
0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 1.9x
169   Sharp-shinned/Cooper's Hawk
0.2% 0.1% 0.1% 0.3x
170   Dickcissel
0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.4x
171   Black-bellied Plover
0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 1.4x
172   House/Purple Finch
0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.4x
173   Eared Grebe
0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.5x
174   Yellow-breasted Chat
0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.9x
175   Northern Rough-winged Swallow
0.1% 0.0% 0.1% 0.4x
176   Western Sandpiper
0% 0.0% 0.0%
177   Marsh Wren
0.1% 0.0% 0.1% 0.4x
178   Northern Bobwhite
0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.5x
179   Northern Goshawk
0% 0.0% 0.0%
180   Northern Parula
0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.6x
181   dabbling duck sp.
0% 0.0% 0.0%
182   Anhinga
0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.6x
183   Black Scoter
0.3% 0.0% 0.2% 0.1x
184   Little Gull
0.8% 0.0% 0.8% 0.0x
185   Red Phalarope
0% 0.0% 0.0%
186   Aythya sp.
0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.9x
187   Iceland Gull
0.3% 0.0% 0.3% 0.1x
188   Ruddy Turnstone
0% 0.0% 0.0%
189   Red-eyed Vireo
0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.5x
190   White-eyed Vireo
0% 0.0% 0.0%
191   Louisiana Waterthrush
0% 0.0% 0.0%
192   Lesser Yellowlegs
0.1% 0.0% 0.1% 0.2x
193   Black-crowned Night-Heron
0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.5x
194   Grasshopper Sparrow
0.1% 0.0% 0.1% 0.2x
195   Sedge Wren
0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.0x
196   Blue Grosbeak
0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.0x
197   Ross's Goose
0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.5x
198   Black-necked Swan
0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.0x
199   Trumpeter Swan
0% 0.0% 0.0%
200   Barnacle Goose
0% 0.0% 0.0%
201   Sandhill Crane
0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.0x
202   merganser sp.
0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.5x