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.
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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  Bluegray Gnatcatcher 

63.4%  56.5%  6.8%  0.9x  
7  Redbellied Woodpecker 

60.0%  55.3%  4.7%  0.9x  
8  Redeyed 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 Roughwinged Swallow 

34.4%  35.8%  1.4%  1.0x  
26  Brownheaded 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  Brownheaded Nuthatch 

30.8%  29.2%  1.6%  0.9x  
36  Redshouldered Hawk 

31.1%  28.7%  2.4%  0.9x  
37  Whiteeyed Vireo 

33.8%  28.6%  5.2%  0.8x  
38  Redwinged 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  Whitebreasted Nuthatch 

22.3%  23.6%  1.2%  1.1x  
46  American Redstart 

8.5%  20.7%  12.2%  2.4x  
47  Eastern WoodPewee 

1.8%  20.2%  18.4%  11.2x  
48  Ovenbird 

20.6%  19.7%  0.9%  1.0x  
49  Doublecrested Cormorant 

26.7%  19.4%  7.4%  0.7x  
50  Killdeer 

16.4%  19.0%  2.5%  1.2x  
51  Rubythroated 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  Redtailed Hawk 

14.6%  14.6%  0.0%  1.0x  
61  Blackthroated Blue Warbler 

7.0%  14.4%  7.4%  2.1x  
62  Yellowthroated Warbler 

18.0%  14.3%  3.6%  0.8x  
63  Blackandwhite Warbler 

14.5%  14.2%  0.2%  1.0x  
64  Song Sparrow 

22.6%  13.8%  8.8%  0.6x  
65  Yellowbilled 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  Redheaded Woodpecker 

15.9%  12.0%  3.9%  0.8x  
71  Tree Swallow 

11.5%  11.6%  0.1%  1.0x  
72  Yellowrumped Warbler 

50.0%  11.6%  38.4%  0.2x  
73  Yellowbreasted 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  Whitethroated Sparrow 

55.9%  6.7%  49.2%  0.1x  
90  Yellowthroated 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  Ringbilled Gull 

9.5%  2.4%  7.1%  0.3x  
105  Rosebreasted 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  Chestnutsided Warbler 

0.3%  1.9%  1.6%  7.5x  
112  Rednecked 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  Rubycrowned 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  Wormeating 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  Whiterumped 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  Blueheaded 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  Broadwinged 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  Blackthroated Green Warbler 

0.8%  0.8%  0.1%  0.9x  
139  Yellowcrowned NightHeron 

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 Whippoorwill 

0.5%  0.6%  0.1%  1.2x  
147  Baybreasted 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  Graycheeked Thrush 

0.1%  0.5%  0.4%  6.3x  
157  Bluewinged 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  Bluewinged 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  Redbreasted Merganser 

0.9%  0.3%  0.6%  0.3x  
168  Sharpshinned Hawk 

1.2%  0.3%  0.9%  0.3x  
169  Chuckwill'swidow 

0.2%  0.3%  0.1%  1.5x  
170  Blackbellied Plover 

0.0%  0.3%  0.2%  8.5x  
171  Cattle Egret 

0.2%  0.3%  0.0%  1.2x  
172  Blackbilled 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  Ringnecked 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  Whitecrowned Sparrow 

0.5%  0.2%  0.3%  0.4x  
180  Blacknecked 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 ScreechOwl 

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  Olivesided 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  Piedbilled Grebe 

2.9%  0.1%  2.8%  0.0x  
200  Dickcissel 

0%  0.1%  0.1%  ∞  
201  Redbreasted 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  Blackcrowned NightHeron 

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  Blackbellied WhistlingDuck 

0.1%  0.1%  0.0%  1.2x  
215  Darkeyed 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  Swallowtailed 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 Blackbacked 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 
