Top Birds in January
within 25 miles of Cary, NC, USA
based on 11914 checklists in 388 hotspots
This page shows the probability of a species appearing on a checklist during the month of January. 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 January are indicated with a star. This is based on historical data from eBird, and does not include recently submitted checklists.
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Rank  Info  Species  Chart  Peak  December  January  Change  Relative  

1  Carolina Wren 

67.9%  61.2%  6.7%  0.9x  
2  Carolina Chickadee 

64.3%  59.9%  4.4%  0.9x  
3  Northern Cardinal 

62.9%  59.7%  3.2%  0.9x  
4  Tufted Titmouse 

58.4%  54.9%  3.5%  0.9x  
5  Whitethroated Sparrow 

61.5%  53.8%  7.6%  0.9x  
6  Redbellied Woodpecker 

58.0%  52.7%  5.2%  0.9x  
7  American Crow 

58.0%  52.5%  5.5%  0.9x  
8  Song Sparrow 

53.8%  50.4%  3.4%  0.9x  
9  Downy Woodpecker 

48.8%  43.5%  5.3%  0.9x  
10  Eastern Bluebird 

49.2%  43.4%  5.8%  0.9x  
11  Rubycrowned Kinglet 

49.6%  42.7%  6.9%  0.9x  
12  Great Blue Heron 

42.6%  39.8%  2.8%  0.9x  
13  Blue Jay 

46.6%  39.7%  6.9%  0.9x  
14  Turkey Vulture 

36.4%  35.1%  1.3%  1.0x  
15  Canada Goose 

32.0%  34.7%  2.7%  1.1x  
16  Yellowrumped Warbler 

36.4%  34.0%  2.4%  0.9x  
17  Eastern Towhee 

39.1%  33.7%  5.4%  0.9x  
18  Mallard 

30.5%  33.2%  2.7%  1.1x  
19  American Robin 

36.2%  33.0%  3.2%  0.9x  
20  Brownheaded Nuthatch 

34.2%  32.5%  1.7%  1.0x  
21  Darkeyed Junco 

36.4%  31.8%  4.6%  0.9x  
22  Whitebreasted Nuthatch 

34.5%  31.0%  3.5%  0.9x  
23  Ringbilled Gull 

29.1%  30.4%  1.3%  1.0x  
24  Mourning Dove 

24.4%  30.2%  5.8%  1.2x  
25  American Goldfinch 

40.9%  29.3%  11.6%  0.7x  
26  Doublecrested Cormorant 

29.1%  29.2%  0.1%  1.0x  
27  Northern Flicker 

38.4%  28.8%  9.6%  0.8x  
28  Northern Mockingbird 

32.6%  28.5%  4.1%  0.9x  
29  Goldencrowned Kinglet 

32.3%  27.7%  4.7%  0.9x  
30  Redshouldered Hawk 

28.2%  26.2%  2.0%  0.9x  
31  Yellowbellied Sapsucker 

31.0%  24.7%  6.3%  0.8x  
32  Eastern Phoebe 

28.5%  23.3%  5.2%  0.8x  
33  House Finch 

23.9%  22.4%  1.5%  0.9x  
34  Pine Warbler 

18.2%  22.1%  3.9%  1.2x  
35  Hooded Merganser 

19.5%  21.3%  1.8%  1.1x  
36  Belted Kingfisher 

24.1%  19.8%  4.3%  0.8x  
37  Hermit Thrush 

22.3%  18.4%  3.9%  0.8x  
38  Bald Eagle 

16.5%  17.2%  0.7%  1.0x  
39  Piedbilled Grebe 

20.2%  16.8%  3.4%  0.8x  
40  Ruddy Duck 

15.4%  16.6%  1.1%  1.1x  
41  Black Vulture 

17.6%  16.2%  1.4%  0.9x  
42  Chipping Sparrow 

20.6%  16.2%  4.4%  0.8x  
43  European Starling 

16.0%  16.1%  0.2%  1.0x  
44  Brown Thrasher 

19.4%  15.8%  3.7%  0.8x  
45  Redtailed Hawk 

16.6%  15.6%  1.0%  0.9x  
46  Bufflehead 

14.6%  15.5%  0.9%  1.1x  
47  Killdeer 

17.3%  15.4%  1.9%  0.9x  
48  Swamp Sparrow 

17.0%  15.1%  1.9%  0.9x  
49  Field Sparrow 

17.9%  13.3%  4.6%  0.7x  
50  Pileated Woodpecker 

15.7%  13.1%  2.6%  0.8x  
51  Redwinged Blackbird 

14.7%  11.7%  3.0%  0.8x  
52  Redheaded Woodpecker 

12.7%  11.4%  1.2%  0.9x  
53  Winter Wren 

15.1%  11.0%  4.1%  0.7x  
54  Hairy Woodpecker 

12.1%  10.4%  1.7%  0.9x  
55  Ringnecked Duck 

8.5%  9.4%  0.9%  1.1x  
56  Brown Creeper 

11.1%  9.2%  1.8%  0.8x  
57  Bonaparte's Gull 

11.5%  8.8%  2.7%  0.8x  
58  Fox Sparrow 

7.0%  7.1%  0.1%  1.0x  
59  Cedar Waxwing 

11.8%  7.0%  4.8%  0.6x  
60  Rock Pigeon 

6.4%  6.4%  0.0%  1.0x  
61  Herring Gull 

5.6%  5.5%  0.0%  1.0x  
62  Gadwall 

5.0%  5.5%  0.4%  1.1x  
63  American Kestrel 

6.3%  5.3%  0.9%  0.8x  
64  Pine Siskin 

9.3%  5.0%  4.2%  0.5x  
65  Brownheaded Cowbird 

5.8%  4.8%  1.0%  0.8x  
66  Common Grackle 

5.8%  4.8%  1.0%  0.8x  
67  Eastern Meadowlark 

3.9%  4.4%  0.5%  1.1x  
68  Lesser Scaup 

3.7%  4.2%  0.5%  1.1x  
69  Horned Grebe 

5.5%  4.1%  1.4%  0.7x  
70  Savannah Sparrow 

4.8%  4.1%  0.7%  0.9x  
71  Purple Finch 

5.4%  4.1%  1.3%  0.8x  
72  Cooper's Hawk 

4.8%  3.9%  0.8%  0.8x  
73  Northern Shoveler 

4.5%  3.9%  0.5%  0.9x  
74  Greenwinged Teal 

3.2%  3.7%  0.5%  1.2x  
75  Fish Crow 

1.3%  3.2%  1.9%  2.5x  
76  Wood Duck 

3.9%  3.2%  0.7%  0.8x  
77  Barred Owl 

3.0%  3.2%  0.1%  1.0x  
78  Rusty Blackbird 

3.3%  2.9%  0.5%  0.9x  
79  Redbreasted Nuthatch 

4.1%  2.9%  1.3%  0.7x  
80  American Coot 

3.1%  2.8%  0.3%  0.9x  
81  American Pipit 

3.2%  2.3%  0.9%  0.7x  
82  Wilson's Snipe 

1.9%  2.0%  0.2%  1.1x  
83  Greater Scaup 

1.0%  1.9%  1.0%  2.0x  
84  Sharpshinned Hawk 

2.6%  1.9%  0.7%  0.7x  
85  American Black Duck 

1.9%  1.9%  0.0%  1.0x  
86  Palm Warbler 

2.5%  1.7%  0.8%  0.7x  
87  Common Loon 

3.1%  1.7%  1.4%  0.5x  
88  Horned Lark 

1.6%  1.7%  0.1%  1.1x  
89  House Sparrow 

1.3%  1.6%  0.3%  1.2x  
90  Whitecrowned Sparrow 

0.9%  1.5%  0.6%  1.7x  
91  gull sp. 

1.8%  1.5%  0.4%  0.8x  
92  Great Egret 

1.2%  1.4%  0.2%  1.1x  
93  American Woodcock 

1.0%  1.4%  0.4%  1.3x  
94  House Wren 

2.9%  1.3%  1.6%  0.5x  
95  Great Horned Owl 

1.3%  1.3%  0.0%  1.0x  
96  Canvasback 

1.4%  1.3%  0.1%  0.9x  
97  American Wigeon 

1.2%  1.3%  0.0%  1.0x  
98  Red Crossbill 

0.9%  1.2%  0.3%  1.4x  
99  Nashville Warbler 

0%  1.2%  1.2%  ∞  
100  Common Goldeneye 

0.1%  1.1%  1.0%  8.3x  
101  duck sp. 

1.2%  1.1%  0.0%  1.0x  
102  Orangecrowned Warbler 

1.0%  1.1%  0.1%  1.1x  
103  Redhead 

1.1%  1.1%  0.0%  1.0x  
104  Mute Swan 

0.8%  1.1%  0.2%  1.3x  
105  Greater/Lesser Scaup 

0.7%  1.1%  0.4%  1.6x  
106  Redbreasted Merganser 

1.4%  1.0%  0.4%  0.7x  
107  Blackandwhite Warbler 

1.0%  1.0%  0.0%  1.0x  
108  new world sparrow sp. 

1.0%  1.0%  0.0%  1.0x  
109  Lesser Blackbacked Gull 

0.7%  0.9%  0.2%  1.3x  
110  Muscovy Duck 

0.8%  0.9%  0.1%  1.1x  
111  Gray Catbird 

1.8%  0.9%  0.9%  0.5x  
112  Blueheaded Vireo 

1.1%  0.8%  0.3%  0.8x  
113  Vesper Sparrow 

0.6%  0.8%  0.2%  1.3x  
114  Common Merganser 

0.3%  0.8%  0.5%  2.8x  
115  Northern Pintail 

1.0%  0.6%  0.3%  0.6x  
116  Loggerhead Shrike 

0.8%  0.6%  0.2%  0.8x  
117  Northern Harrier 

1.1%  0.6%  0.5%  0.6x  
118  Common Raven 

0.8%  0.6%  0.2%  0.7x  
119  Varied Thrush 

2.1%  0.6%  1.5%  0.3x  
120  Graylag Goose 

0.8%  0.6%  0.3%  0.7x  
121  Evening Grosbeak 

0.4%  0.5%  0.2%  1.4x  
122  hawk sp. 

0.5%  0.5%  0.0%  1.1x  
123  Peregrine Falcon 

0.9%  0.5%  0.4%  0.6x  
124  Common Yellowthroat 

0.5%  0.5%  0.0%  0.9x  
125  Eared Grebe 

0.0%  0.5%  0.4%  20.2x  
126  Greater Whitefronted Goose 

0.7%  0.4%  0.2%  0.7x  
127  blackbird sp. 

0.6%  0.4%  0.1%  0.8x  
128  Merlin 

0.5%  0.4%  0.2%  0.7x  
129  Ross's Goose 

0.0%  0.4%  0.4%  16.5x  
130  Downy/Hairy Woodpecker 

0.4%  0.4%  0.0%  0.9x  
131  Wild Turkey 

0.4%  0.4%  0.0%  1.0x  
132  crow sp. 

0.3%  0.3%  0.0%  1.0x  
133  American Bittern 

0.5%  0.3%  0.2%  0.6x  
134  Virginia Rail 

0.2%  0.3%  0.1%  1.3x  
135  Whitewinged Scoter 

0.0%  0.3%  0.2%  6.2x  
136  Accipiter sp. 

0.3%  0.3%  0.0%  0.9x  
137  Great Blackbacked Gull 

0.2%  0.3%  0.1%  1.4x  
138  Longtailed Duck 

0.1%  0.3%  0.2%  3.1x  
139  Baltimore Oriole 

0.2%  0.3%  0.0%  1.1x  
140  Eastern ScreechOwl 

0.3%  0.2%  0.1%  0.8x  
141  Prairie Warbler 

0.1%  0.2%  0.1%  1.7x  
142  Green Heron 

0.2%  0.2%  0.0%  1.3x  
143  Rubycrowned/Goldencrowned Kinglet 

0.1%  0.2%  0.1%  1.5x  
144  Snow Goose 

0.2%  0.2%  0.0%  0.9x  
145  American White Pelican 

0%  0.2%  0.2%  ∞  
146  Bluegray Gnatcatcher 

0.4%  0.1%  0.2%  0.4x  
147  woodpecker sp. 

0.1%  0.1%  0.0%  1.1x  
148  Rednecked Grebe 

0.4%  0.1%  0.3%  0.3x  
149  Surf Scoter 

0.1%  0.1%  0.0%  1.0x  
150  Lincoln's Sparrow 

0.2%  0.1%  0.1%  0.6x  
151  Domestic goose sp. (Domestic type) 

0.1%  0.1%  0.0%  1.1x  
152  Buteo sp. 

0.3%  0.1%  0.2%  0.4x  
153  Sharpshinned/Cooper's Hawk 

0.2%  0.1%  0.1%  0.4x  
154  House/Purple Finch 

0.1%  0.1%  0.0%  1.0x  
155  Iceland Gull 

0.0%  0.1%  0.1%  6.6x  
156  Least Sandpiper 

0.5%  0.1%  0.4%  0.2x  
157  Bluewinged Teal 

0.1%  0.1%  0.0%  0.7x  
158  King Rail 

0%  0.1%  0.1%  ∞  
159  Mallard x American Black Duck (hybrid) 

0.1%  0.1%  0.0%  0.8x  
160  new world vulture sp. 

0.1%  0.1%  0.1%  0.5x  
161  passerine sp. 

0.2%  0.1%  0.2%  0.3x  
162  American/Fish Crow 

0.0%  0.1%  0.0%  2.0x  
163  Tree Swallow 

0.1%  0.1%  0.0%  1.0x  
164  Blackcrowned NightHeron 

0.0%  0.1%  0.0%  5.1x  
165  Tundra Swan 

0.2%  0.1%  0.1%  0.3x  
166  Redthroated Loon 

0.2%  0.1%  0.2%  0.2x  
167  Northern Bobwhite 

0.0%  0.1%  0.0%  2.2x  
168  Pacificslope/Cordilleran Flycatcher (Western Flycatcher) 

0%  0.1%  0.1%  ∞  
169  Spotted Sandpiper 

0.1%  0.0%  0.1%  0.3x  
170  warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.) 

0.1%  0.0%  0.1%  0.3x  
171  Dunlin 

0.1%  0.0%  0.0%  0.5x  
172  Yellowbreasted Chat 

0.1%  0.0%  0.1%  0.2x  
173  Greater Yellowlegs 

0.2%  0.0%  0.2%  0.1x  
174  Osprey 

0.2%  0.0%  0.1%  0.1x  
175  Marsh Wren 

0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.7x  
176  peep sp. 

0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.4x  
177  Anhinga 

0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.5x  
178  Rufous Hummingbird 

0%  0.0%  0.0%  ∞  
179  Glaucous Gull 

0%  0.0%  0.0%  ∞  
180  Sandhill Crane 

0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  1.5x  
181  Red Phalarope 

0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.7x  
182  Aythya sp. 

0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.7x  
183  Swan Goose 

0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  1.5x  
184  Graylag x Canada Goose (hybrid) 

0%  0.0%  0.0%  ∞  
185  merganser sp. 

0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.7x  
186  Blackheaded Gull 

0%  0.0%  0.0%  ∞  
187  California Gull 

0%  0.0%  0.0%  ∞  
188  Wood Thrush 

0%  0.0%  0.0%  ∞  
189  Laughing Gull 

0.2%  0.0%  0.2%  0.0x  
190  Dickcissel 

0.1%  0.0%  0.1%  0.1x  
191  Brown Pelican 

0%  0.0%  0.0%  ∞  
192  Common Redpoll 

0%  0.0%  0.0%  ∞  
193  Lesser Yellowlegs 

0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.2x  
194  Northern Parula 

0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.4x  
195  Veery 

0%  0.0%  0.0%  ∞  
196  Forster's Tern 

0.1%  0.0%  0.1%  0.1x  
197  Western Kingbird 

0%  0.0%  0.0%  ∞  
198  Ashthroated Flycatcher 

0%  0.0%  0.0%  ∞  
199  Eurasian CollaredDove 

0%  0.0%  0.0%  ∞  
200  Great Cormorant 

0%  0.0%  0.0%  ∞  
201  Blue Grosbeak 

0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.7x  
202  shorebird sp. 

0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.7x  
203  nuthatch sp. 

0%  0.0%  0.0%  ∞  
204  goose sp. 

0%  0.0%  0.0%  ∞ 