Bird Finder

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

based on 7866 checklists in 354 hotspots

This page shows the probability of a species appearing on a checklist during the month of May. 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 May 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 April May Change Relative
1 Northern Cardinal
80.1% 78.4% 1.6% 1.0x
2 Carolina Wren
69.4% 68.7% 0.7% 1.0x
3 Tufted Titmouse
70.8% 65.0% 5.8% 0.9x
4 Carolina Chickadee
66.9% 59.5% 7.3% 0.9x
5 American Crow
57.4% 57.2% 0.2% 1.0x
6 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
63.4% 56.5% 6.8% 0.9x
7 Red-bellied Woodpecker
60.0% 55.3% 4.7% 0.9x
8 Red-eyed Vireo
31.2% 50.7% 19.6% 1.6x
9 Mourning Dove
46.9% 50.2% 3.2% 1.1x
10 Great Blue Heron
47.4% 49.1% 1.7% 1.0x
11 Eastern Bluebird
46.3% 47.0% 0.7% 1.0x
12 Great Crested Flycatcher
18.8% 46.2% 27.4% 2.5x
13 Blue Jay
51.8% 45.9% 5.9% 0.9x
14 Indigo Bunting
11.8% 45.2% 33.4% 3.8x
15 American Goldfinch
45.6% 44.2% 1.4% 1.0x
16 Canada Goose
50.0% 41.8% 8.3% 0.8x
17 Common Grackle
30.4% 40.1% 9.7% 1.3x
18 Common Yellowthroat
33.8% 40.0% 6.2% 1.2x
19 American Robin
45.9% 39.6% 6.3% 0.9x
20 Turkey Vulture
43.5% 39.4% 4.2% 0.9x
21 Eastern Towhee
49.0% 39.0% 9.9% 0.8x
22 Pine Warbler
41.2% 37.1% 4.1% 0.9x
23 Downy Woodpecker
37.4% 36.9% 0.5% 1.0x
24 Summer Tanager
14.4% 36.7% 22.3% 2.5x
25 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
34.4% 35.8% 1.4% 1.0x
26 Brown-headed Cowbird
35.6% 35.5% 0.2% 1.0x
27 Chipping Sparrow
41.1% 35.3% 5.8% 0.9x
28 Northern Parula
34.5% 34.6% 0.2% 1.0x
29 Northern Mockingbird
31.1% 32.8% 1.7% 1.1x
30 Fish Crow
36.4% 32.8% 3.6% 0.9x
31 Barn Swallow
20.6% 32.6% 12.1% 1.6x
32 Eastern Phoebe
30.4% 31.0% 0.6% 1.0x
33 Gray Catbird
21.1% 30.8% 9.7% 1.5x
34 Chimney Swift
14.1% 29.5% 15.4% 2.1x
35 Brown-headed Nuthatch
30.8% 29.2% 1.6% 0.9x
36 Red-shouldered Hawk
31.1% 28.7% 2.4% 0.9x
37 White-eyed Vireo
33.8% 28.6% 5.2% 0.8x
38 Red-winged Blackbird
27.7% 28.5% 0.7% 1.0x
39 Mallard
30.2% 27.7% 2.5% 0.9x
40 Eastern Kingbird
13.5% 27.1% 13.6% 2.0x
41 Acadian Flycatcher
2.8% 26.2% 23.4% 9.5x
42 House Finch
25.1% 25.9% 0.8% 1.0x
43 European Starling
23.8% 24.9% 1.1% 1.0x
44 Blue Grosbeak
8.6% 24.0% 15.5% 2.8x
45 White-breasted Nuthatch
22.3% 23.6% 1.2% 1.1x
46 American Redstart
8.5% 20.7% 12.2% 2.4x
47 Eastern Wood-Pewee
1.8% 20.2% 18.4% 11.2x
48 Ovenbird
20.6% 19.7% 0.9% 1.0x
49 Double-crested Cormorant
26.7% 19.4% 7.4% 0.7x
50 Killdeer
16.4% 19.0% 2.5% 1.2x
51 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
8.5% 19.0% 10.5% 2.2x
52 Black Vulture
17.7% 19.0% 1.3% 1.1x
53 Pileated Woodpecker
19.2% 18.4% 0.8% 1.0x
54 Spotted Sandpiper
8.6% 18.1% 9.5% 2.1x
55 Brown Thrasher
20.7% 17.7% 3.0% 0.9x
56 Orchard Oriole
6.6% 15.4% 8.7% 2.3x
57 Prothonotary Warbler
11.0% 15.3% 4.2% 1.4x
58 Osprey
16.3% 15.2% 1.1% 0.9x
59 Wood Thrush
8.7% 15.0% 6.3% 1.7x
60 Red-tailed Hawk
14.6% 14.6% 0.0% 1.0x
61 Black-throated Blue Warbler
7.0% 14.4% 7.4% 2.1x
62 Yellow-throated Warbler
18.0% 14.3% 3.6% 0.8x
63 Black-and-white Warbler
14.5% 14.2% 0.2% 1.0x
64 Song Sparrow
22.6% 13.8% 8.8% 0.6x
65 Yellow-billed Cuckoo
1.6% 13.5% 11.9% 8.7x
66 Cedar Waxwing
6.6% 13.3% 6.7% 2.0x
67 Scarlet Tanager
5.2% 13.0% 7.8% 2.5x
68 Wood Duck
14.2% 12.9% 1.3% 0.9x
69 Belted Kingfisher
21.3% 12.3% 9.0% 0.6x
70 Red-headed Woodpecker
15.9% 12.0% 3.9% 0.8x
71 Tree Swallow
11.5% 11.6% 0.1% 1.0x
72 Yellow-rumped Warbler
50.0% 11.6% 38.4% 0.2x
73 Yellow-breasted Chat
2.9% 11.2% 8.3% 3.8x
74 Hooded Warbler
8.4% 10.5% 2.1% 1.3x
75 Green Heron
7.5% 10.4% 2.9% 1.4x
76 Bald Eagle
11.4% 10.3% 1.1% 0.9x
77 Northern Flicker
15.3% 10.1% 5.2% 0.7x
78 Purple Martin
5.9% 9.7% 3.8% 1.6x
79 House Wren
10.8% 9.2% 1.6% 0.9x
80 Eastern Meadowlark
7.0% 8.5% 1.4% 1.2x
81 Prairie Warbler
9.0% 8.4% 0.6% 0.9x
82 Barred Owl
9.2% 8.0% 1.2% 0.9x
83 Louisiana Waterthrush
10.0% 7.8% 2.2% 0.8x
84 Hairy Woodpecker
8.5% 7.7% 0.8% 0.9x
85 Solitary Sandpiper
6.7% 7.5% 0.7% 1.1x
86 Blackpoll Warbler
0.3% 7.2% 7.0% 27.6x
87 Yellow Warbler
3.1% 6.9% 3.8% 2.2x
88 Rock Pigeon
5.7% 6.8% 1.1% 1.2x
89 White-throated Sparrow
55.9% 6.7% 49.2% 0.1x
90 Yellow-throated Vireo
4.9% 6.7% 1.8% 1.4x
91 Swainson's Thrush
1.2% 6.4% 5.3% 5.5x
92 Northern Waterthrush
4.0% 6.2% 2.2% 1.5x
93 Cliff Swallow
2.9% 5.8% 2.9% 2.0x
94 Least Sandpiper
1.3% 5.1% 3.8% 4.0x
95 Field Sparrow
13.2% 4.6% 8.6% 0.3x
96 Mallard (Domestic type)
3.8% 4.3% 0.5% 1.1x
97 Semipalmated Sandpiper
0.1% 4.2% 4.0% 29.4x
98 Veery
1.9% 3.6% 1.7% 1.9x
99 House Sparrow
2.6% 3.5% 0.9% 1.4x
100 Magnolia Warbler
0.2% 3.0% 2.9% 18.5x
101 Bobolink
1.3% 2.9% 1.6% 2.2x
102 Semipalmated Plover
0.3% 2.8% 2.5% 9.5x
103 Cooper's Hawk
3.9% 2.7% 1.2% 0.7x
104 Ring-billed Gull
9.5% 2.4% 7.1% 0.3x
105 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
1.7% 2.2% 0.6% 1.3x
106 Great Egret
2.8% 2.2% 0.5% 0.8x
107 Grasshopper Sparrow
1.0% 2.2% 1.2% 2.2x
108 Hooded Merganser
2.9% 2.1% 0.8% 0.7x
109 crow sp.
1.7% 2.0% 0.3% 1.2x
110 Swamp Sparrow
14.2% 1.9% 12.3% 0.1x
111 Chestnut-sided Warbler
0.3% 1.9% 1.6% 7.5x
112 Red-necked Phalarope
0% 1.7% 1.7%
113 Greater Yellowlegs
0.8% 1.6% 0.8% 1.9x
114 Lesser Yellowlegs
1.6% 1.6% 0.0% 1.0x
115 Bank Swallow
0.5% 1.6% 1.1% 3.3x
116 Kentucky Warbler
0.5% 1.6% 1.1% 3.0x
117 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
30.6% 1.5% 29.0% 0.0x
118 Wild Turkey
1.7% 1.5% 0.1% 0.9x
119 Warbling Vireo
0.0% 1.5% 1.4% 33.4x
120 Worm-eating Warbler
2.8% 1.4% 1.4% 0.5x
121 Caspian Tern
4.1% 1.4% 2.7% 0.3x
122 Savannah Sparrow
4.3% 1.4% 3.0% 0.3x
123 White-rumped Sandpiper
0.0% 1.3% 1.3% 118.6x
124 swallow sp.
1.3% 1.3% 0.0% 1.0x
125 Mississippi Kite
0.1% 1.2% 1.1% 12.3x
126 peep sp.
0.3% 1.2% 0.9% 4.4x
127 Baltimore Oriole
0.6% 1.1% 0.5% 1.9x
128 Blue-headed Vireo
4.5% 1.0% 3.5% 0.2x
129 American Kestrel
1.3% 1.0% 0.3% 0.8x
130 Horned Lark
1.1% 1.0% 0.1% 0.9x
131 Palm Warbler
9.7% 0.9% 8.8% 0.1x
132 Broad-winged Hawk
1.0% 0.9% 0.1% 0.9x
133 Swainson's Warbler
0.0% 0.9% 0.9% 40.1x
134 Dunlin
0.3% 0.9% 0.6% 3.4x
135 Pine Siskin
4.5% 0.8% 3.6% 0.2x
136 Wilson's Warbler
0.0% 0.8% 0.8% 75.6x
137 Cape May Warbler
0.5% 0.8% 0.3% 1.5x
138 Black-throated Green Warbler
0.8% 0.8% 0.1% 0.9x
139 Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
0.4% 0.7% 0.3% 1.8x
140 Muscovy Duck (Domestic type)
0.9% 0.7% 0.2% 0.8x
141 Common Loon
0.8% 0.7% 0.1% 0.9x
142 Least Bittern
0.0% 0.7% 0.6% 15.4x
143 Loggerhead Shrike
0.3% 0.7% 0.3% 1.9x
144 duck sp.
0.7% 0.7% 0.1% 0.9x
145 Canada Warbler
0.0% 0.6% 0.6% 28.5x
146 Eastern Whip-poor-will
0.5% 0.6% 0.1% 1.2x
147 Bay-breasted Warbler
0.0% 0.6% 0.6% 54.6x
148 Great Horned Owl
1.0% 0.5% 0.5% 0.5x
149 warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.)
0.5% 0.5% 0.0% 1.1x
150 Mute Swan
0.9% 0.5% 0.4% 0.6x
151 Graylag Goose (Domestic type)
0.6% 0.5% 0.1% 0.8x
152 Laughing Gull
0.1% 0.5% 0.4% 5.7x
153 hawk sp.
0.6% 0.5% 0.1% 0.9x
154 Ruddy Duck
4.2% 0.5% 3.7% 0.1x
155 Common Tern
0.1% 0.5% 0.4% 4.9x
156 Gray-cheeked Thrush
0.1% 0.5% 0.4% 6.3x
157 Blue-winged Warbler
1.8% 0.4% 1.4% 0.2x
158 Northern Bobwhite
0.1% 0.4% 0.3% 2.8x
159 Willow Flycatcher
0% 0.4% 0.4%
160 Northern Harrier
0.8% 0.4% 0.4% 0.4x
161 Western Sandpiper
0% 0.3% 0.3%
162 Blue-winged Teal
2.7% 0.3% 2.4% 0.1x
163 Hermit Thrush
7.9% 0.3% 7.6% 0.0x
164 Snowy Egret
0.2% 0.3% 0.1% 1.7x
165 Downy/Hairy Woodpecker
0.3% 0.3% 0.0% 1.1x
166 Empidonax sp.
0.1% 0.3% 0.2% 4.6x
167 Red-breasted Merganser
0.9% 0.3% 0.6% 0.3x
168 Sharp-shinned Hawk
1.2% 0.3% 0.9% 0.3x
169 Chuck-will's-widow
0.2% 0.3% 0.1% 1.5x
170 Black-bellied Plover
0.0% 0.3% 0.2% 8.5x
171 Cattle Egret
0.2% 0.3% 0.0% 1.2x
172 Black-billed Cuckoo
0.0% 0.3% 0.3% 24.4x
173 sparrow sp.
0.4% 0.3% 0.2% 0.6x
174 Black Tern
0% 0.3% 0.3%
175 Buteo sp.
0.2% 0.3% 0.0% 1.2x
176 Ring-necked Duck
0.4% 0.2% 0.2% 0.6x
177 Blackburnian Warbler
0.3% 0.2% 0.0% 1.0x
178 Merlin
0.3% 0.2% 0.1% 0.7x
179 White-crowned Sparrow
0.5% 0.2% 0.3% 0.4x
180 Black-necked Stilt
0% 0.2% 0.2%
181 Anhinga
0.1% 0.2% 0.0% 1.3x
182 Pectoral Sandpiper
0.3% 0.2% 0.1% 0.6x
183 Tennessee Warbler
0.1% 0.2% 0.1% 2.7x
184 Common Raven
0.4% 0.2% 0.2% 0.4x
185 Eastern Screech-Owl
0.1% 0.2% 0.0% 1.2x
186 Common Nighthawk
0.0% 0.2% 0.1% 5.0x
187 Little Blue Heron
0.2% 0.2% 0.0% 1.1x
188 Herring Gull
0.8% 0.2% 0.6% 0.2x
189 American Bittern
0.9% 0.2% 0.7% 0.2x
190 Olive-sided Flycatcher
0% 0.2% 0.2%
191 Northern Shoveler
0.3% 0.1% 0.2% 0.5x
192 American Woodcock
0.1% 0.1% 0.0% 1.3x
193 Catharus sp.
0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 1.6x
194 Mallard x American Black Duck (hybrid)
0.0% 0.1% 0.1% 12.8x
195 Whimbrel
0% 0.1% 0.1%
196 Horned Grebe
0.4% 0.1% 0.3% 0.3x
197 Common Gallinule
0.0% 0.1% 0.1% 3.9x
198 passerine sp.
0.2% 0.1% 0.0% 0.8x
199 Pied-billed Grebe
2.9% 0.1% 2.8% 0.0x
200 Dickcissel
0% 0.1% 0.1%
201 Red-breasted Nuthatch
0.6% 0.1% 0.5% 0.2x
202 Willet
0.0% 0.1% 0.1% 2.6x
203 American Pipit
0.2% 0.1% 0.1% 0.5x
204 Least Tern
0% 0.1% 0.1%
205 gull sp.
0.5% 0.1% 0.3% 0.2x
206 Domestic goose sp. (Domestic type)
0.1% 0.1% 0.0% 0.8x
207 American Coot
1.5% 0.1% 1.4% 0.1x
208 Lesser Scaup
1.1% 0.1% 1.0% 0.1x
209 Black-crowned Night-Heron
0.2% 0.1% 0.1% 0.7x
210 woodpecker sp.
0.1% 0.1% 0.0% 1.5x
211 Accipiter sp.
0.3% 0.1% 0.2% 0.3x
212 Bonaparte's Gull
4.6% 0.1% 4.5% 0.0x
213 Glossy Ibis
0.0% 0.1% 0.1% 4.1x
214 Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
0.1% 0.1% 0.0% 1.2x
215 Dark-eyed Junco
5.3% 0.1% 5.2% 0.0x
216 Northern Pintail
0.0% 0.1% 0.1% 7.0x
217 Least Flycatcher
0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 1.7x
218 Wilson's Snipe
1.3% 0.1% 1.2% 0.1x
219 Sterna sp.
0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 1.7x
220 Forster's Tern
0.4% 0.1% 0.3% 0.2x
221 American Black Duck
0.2% 0.1% 0.2% 0.3x
222 Sanderling
0.0% 0.1% 0.1% 5.8x
223 Virginia Rail
0.2% 0.1% 0.1% 0.4x
224 new world vulture sp.
0.1% 0.1% 0.0% 0.8x
225 Brown Creeper
0.4% 0.1% 0.3% 0.1x
226 Lincoln's Sparrow
0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.5x
227 Cerulean Warbler
0.2% 0.1% 0.1% 0.3x
228 Swallow-tailed Kite
0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 4.6x
229 Greater/Lesser Yellowlegs
0.1% 0.1% 0.0% 0.8x
230 Nashville Warbler
0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.4x
231 Gadwall
0.2% 0.0% 0.2% 0.2x
232 Sora
0.1% 0.0% 0.1% 0.3x
233 Sedge Wren
0.3% 0.0% 0.2% 0.2x
234 Lesser Black-backed Gull
0.1% 0.0% 0.1% 0.3x
235 Ruddy Turnstone
0% 0.0% 0.0%
236 Canvasback
0.1% 0.0% 0.1% 0.3x
237 Rusty Blackbird
1.1% 0.0% 1.1% 0.0x
238 Common Merganser