Top Birds in January
within 25 miles of Cary, NC, USA
based on 9693 checklists in 385 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 the current month.
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Rank  Info  Species  Chart  Peak  December  January  Change  Relative  

1  Carolina Wren 

67.8%  60.9%  6.9%  0.9x  
2  Carolina Chickadee 

64.4%  59.6%  4.7%  0.9x  
3  Northern Cardinal 

62.8%  59.2%  3.7%  0.9x  
4  Tufted Titmouse 

58.3%  54.3%  4.0%  0.9x  
5  Whitethroated Sparrow 

61.5%  52.9%  8.6%  0.9x  
6  American Crow 

58.1%  52.4%  5.7%  0.9x  
7  Redbellied Woodpecker 

57.9%  51.1%  6.8%  0.9x  
8  Song Sparrow 

53.8%  49.7%  4.1%  0.9x  
9  Eastern Bluebird 

49.2%  42.6%  6.7%  0.9x  
10  Downy Woodpecker 

48.8%  42.3%  6.5%  0.9x  
11  Rubycrowned Kinglet 

49.7%  41.0%  8.7%  0.8x  
12  Great Blue Heron 

42.6%  39.5%  3.1%  0.9x  
13  Blue Jay 

46.7%  38.1%  8.6%  0.8x  
14  Turkey Vulture 

36.3%  35.2%  1.1%  1.0x  
15  Canada Goose 

31.9%  35.1%  3.1%  1.1x  
16  Mallard 

30.5%  33.5%  3.0%  1.1x  
17  Eastern Towhee 

39.1%  32.7%  6.4%  0.8x  
18  Yellowrumped Warbler 

36.3%  32.2%  4.1%  0.9x  
19  Ringbilled Gull 

29.0%  31.3%  2.3%  1.1x  
20  American Robin 

36.1%  30.6%  5.5%  0.8x  
21  Darkeyed Junco 

36.4%  30.3%  6.1%  0.8x  
22  Brownheaded Nuthatch 

34.2%  30.2%  4.0%  0.9x  
23  Mourning Dove 

24.3%  30.2%  5.9%  1.2x  
24  Whitebreasted Nuthatch 

34.5%  30.2%  4.4%  0.9x  
25  Northern Mockingbird 

32.6%  29.9%  2.7%  0.9x  
26  Northern Flicker 

38.3%  27.9%  10.4%  0.7x  
27  Doublecrested Cormorant 

29.0%  27.7%  1.3%  1.0x  
28  American Goldfinch 

40.8%  27.6%  13.2%  0.7x  
29  Goldencrowned Kinglet 

32.4%  25.8%  6.6%  0.8x  
30  Redshouldered Hawk 

28.2%  25.0%  3.2%  0.9x  
31  Yellowbellied Sapsucker 

31.0%  24.3%  6.7%  0.8x  
32  Eastern Phoebe 

28.6%  22.8%  5.8%  0.8x  
33  Hooded Merganser 

19.5%  21.9%  2.5%  1.1x  
34  House Finch 

23.9%  21.1%  2.8%  0.9x  
35  Pine Warbler 

18.2%  20.6%  2.4%  1.1x  
36  Belted Kingfisher 

24.1%  20.0%  4.1%  0.8x  
37  Hermit Thrush 

22.3%  17.9%  4.4%  0.8x  
38  Piedbilled Grebe 

20.2%  17.7%  2.4%  0.9x  
39  European Starling 

16.0%  16.8%  0.9%  1.1x  
40  Bald Eagle 

16.5%  16.7%  0.3%  1.0x  
41  Ruddy Duck 

15.4%  16.5%  1.1%  1.1x  
42  Killdeer 

17.3%  16.4%  0.9%  0.9x  
43  Brown Thrasher 

19.4%  16.3%  3.1%  0.8x  
44  Chipping Sparrow 

20.6%  16.2%  4.4%  0.8x  
45  Black Vulture 

17.6%  16.0%  1.6%  0.9x  
46  Redtailed Hawk 

16.6%  15.9%  0.7%  1.0x  
47  Bufflehead 

14.6%  15.7%  1.1%  1.1x  
48  Swamp Sparrow 

17.0%  14.6%  2.3%  0.9x  
49  Field Sparrow 

17.9%  13.7%  4.2%  0.8x  
50  Pileated Woodpecker 

15.7%  12.3%  3.4%  0.8x  
51  Winter Wren 

15.1%  11.0%  4.2%  0.7x  
52  Redheaded Woodpecker 

12.7%  10.8%  1.8%  0.9x  
53  Redwinged Blackbird 

14.7%  10.7%  4.0%  0.7x  
54  Hairy Woodpecker 

12.0%  10.1%  1.9%  0.8x  
55  Brown Creeper 

11.1%  9.0%  2.1%  0.8x  
56  Ringnecked Duck 

8.4%  8.9%  0.5%  1.1x  
57  Bonaparte's Gull 

11.4%  8.8%  2.6%  0.8x  
58  Cedar Waxwing 

11.8%  8.0%  3.8%  0.7x  
59  Rock Pigeon 

6.4%  7.1%  0.7%  1.1x  
60  Fox Sparrow 

6.9%  6.4%  0.6%  0.9x  
61  Herring Gull 

5.6%  6.1%  0.5%  1.1x  
62  Pine Siskin 

9.3%  6.0%  3.3%  0.6x  
63  Gadwall 

5.0%  5.8%  0.7%  1.1x  
64  American Kestrel 

6.3%  5.7%  0.5%  0.9x  
65  Brownheaded Cowbird 

5.8%  4.7%  1.1%  0.8x  
66  Lesser Scaup 

3.7%  4.6%  0.9%  1.2x  
67  Common Grackle 

5.8%  4.4%  1.4%  0.8x  
68  Eastern Meadowlark 

3.9%  4.3%  0.3%  1.1x  
69  Savannah Sparrow 

4.8%  4.2%  0.6%  0.9x  
70  Greenwinged Teal 

3.2%  4.1%  0.9%  1.3x  
71  Northern Shoveler 

4.5%  4.0%  0.5%  0.9x  
72  Cooper's Hawk 

4.8%  4.0%  0.8%  0.8x  
73  Horned Grebe 

5.5%  3.8%  1.7%  0.7x  
74  Redbreasted Nuthatch 

4.1%  3.3%  0.8%  0.8x  
75  Wood Duck 

3.8%  3.2%  0.6%  0.8x  
76  Barred Owl 

3.0%  3.2%  0.2%  1.1x  
77  American Coot 

3.1%  3.2%  0.1%  1.0x  
78  Fish Crow 

1.3%  3.2%  1.9%  2.5x  
79  Purple Finch 

5.4%  3.0%  2.4%  0.6x  
80  Rusty Blackbird 

3.3%  3.0%  0.4%  0.9x  
81  American Pipit 

3.2%  2.3%  1.0%  0.7x  
82  Greater Scaup 

1.0%  2.2%  1.3%  2.3x  
83  American Black Duck 

1.9%  2.1%  0.3%  1.1x  
84  Sharpshinned Hawk 

2.6%  2.0%  0.6%  0.8x  
85  Wilson's Snipe 

1.9%  1.9%  0.1%  1.0x  
86  Horned Lark 

1.6%  1.7%  0.2%  1.1x  
87  Common Loon 

3.1%  1.7%  1.4%  0.5x  
88  Palm Warbler 

2.5%  1.7%  0.8%  0.7x  
89  House Sparrow 

1.3%  1.7%  0.4%  1.3x  
90  Canvasback 

1.4%  1.6%  0.2%  1.1x  
91  Whitecrowned Sparrow 

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

1.8%  1.5%  0.3%  0.8x  
93  Common Goldeneye 

0.1%  1.4%  1.2%  10.0x  
94  House Wren 

2.9%  1.3%  1.6%  0.4x  
95  Redbreasted Merganser 

1.4%  1.3%  0.2%  0.9x  
96  American Woodcock 

1.0%  1.2%  0.2%  1.2x  
97  Mute Swan 

0.8%  1.2%  0.4%  1.5x  
98  Greater/Lesser Scaup 

0.7%  1.2%  0.6%  1.9x  
99  Orangecrowned Warbler 

1.0%  1.2%  0.2%  1.2x  
100  duck sp. 

1.2%  1.2%  0.0%  1.0x  
101  Great Egret 

1.2%  1.1%  0.1%  0.9x  
102  new world sparrow sp. 

1.0%  1.1%  0.1%  1.1x  
103  Redhead 

1.1%  1.1%  0.1%  1.1x  
104  Great Horned Owl 

1.3%  1.1%  0.2%  0.8x  
105  Blackandwhite Warbler 

1.0%  1.0%  0.0%  1.0x  
106  Lesser Blackbacked Gull 

0.7%  1.0%  0.3%  1.5x  
107  Common Merganser 

0.3%  0.9%  0.7%  3.5x  
108  Muscovy Duck 

0.8%  0.9%  0.0%  1.0x  
109  Blueheaded Vireo 

1.1%  0.8%  0.3%  0.7x  
110  American Wigeon 

1.2%  0.7%  0.5%  0.6x  
111  Loggerhead Shrike 

0.8%  0.7%  0.0%  0.9x  
112  Varied Thrush 

2.1%  0.7%  1.4%  0.3x  
113  Gray Catbird 

1.8%  0.7%  1.1%  0.4x  
114  Common Raven 

0.8%  0.6%  0.2%  0.8x  
115  hawk sp. 

0.5%  0.6%  0.1%  1.2x  
116  Graylag Goose 

0.8%  0.6%  0.2%  0.7x  
117  Vesper Sparrow 

0.6%  0.5%  0.0%  1.0x  
118  Peregrine Falcon 

0.9%  0.5%  0.4%  0.6x  
119  Greater Whitefronted Goose 

0.7%  0.5%  0.1%  0.8x  
120  Northern Pintail 

1.0%  0.5%  0.4%  0.5x  
121  Common Yellowthroat 

0.5%  0.5%  0.0%  0.9x  
122  Northern Harrier 

1.1%  0.5%  0.6%  0.5x  
123  Ross's Goose 

0.0%  0.5%  0.4%  20.3x  
124  blackbird sp. 

0.6%  0.5%  0.1%  0.8x  
125  crow sp. 

0.3%  0.4%  0.1%  1.2x  
126  American Bittern 

0.5%  0.4%  0.2%  0.7x  
127  Merlin 

0.5%  0.4%  0.2%  0.7x  
128  Wild Turkey 

0.4%  0.4%  0.0%  1.1x  
129  Virginia Rail 

0.2%  0.4%  0.1%  1.5x  
130  Downy/Hairy Woodpecker 

0.4%  0.4%  0.0%  0.9x  
131  Whitewinged Scoter 

0.0%  0.4%  0.3%  7.7x  
132  Great Blackbacked Gull 

0.2%  0.3%  0.1%  1.7x  
133  Red Crossbill 

0.9%  0.3%  0.6%  0.4x  
134  Longtailed Duck 

0.1%  0.3%  0.2%  3.9x  
135  Accipiter sp. 

0.3%  0.3%  0.0%  1.0x  
136  Baltimore Oriole 

0.2%  0.3%  0.1%  1.3x  
137  Prairie Warbler 

0.1%  0.3%  0.2%  2.1x  
138  Eastern ScreechOwl 

0.3%  0.3%  0.1%  0.8x  
139  Green Heron 

0.2%  0.3%  0.1%  1.6x  
140  Evening Grosbeak 

0.4%  0.2%  0.1%  0.6x  
141  Snow Goose 

0.2%  0.2%  0.0%  1.1x  
142  Rubycrowned/Goldencrowned Kinglet 

0.1%  0.2%  0.1%  1.6x  
143  Bluegray Gnatcatcher 

0.4%  0.2%  0.2%  0.5x  
144  American White Pelican 

0%  0.2%  0.2%  ∞  
145  Surf Scoter 

0.1%  0.2%  0.0%  1.2x  
146  Rednecked Grebe 

0.4%  0.1%  0.3%  0.3x  
147  Lincoln's Sparrow 

0.2%  0.1%  0.1%  0.6x  
148  woodpecker sp. 

0.1%  0.1%  0.0%  1.0x  
149  Domestic goose sp. (Domestic type) 

0.1%  0.1%  0.0%  1.2x  
150  Eared Grebe 

0.0%  0.1%  0.1%  5.0x  
151  Buteo sp. 

0.3%  0.1%  0.1%  0.4x  
152  Iceland Gull 

0.0%  0.1%  0.1%  8.1x  
153  Least Sandpiper 

0.5%  0.1%  0.4%  0.2x  
154  King Rail 

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

0.1%  0.1%  0.0%  1.0x  
156  House/Purple Finch 

0.1%  0.1%  0.0%  1.2x  
157  Bluewinged Teal 

0.1%  0.1%  0.0%  0.7x  
158  Blackcrowned NightHeron 

0.0%  0.1%  0.1%  6.3x  
159  Tundra Swan 

0.2%  0.1%  0.1%  0.4x  
160  Sharpshinned/Cooper's Hawk 

0.2%  0.1%  0.1%  0.4x  
161  new world vulture sp. 

0.1%  0.1%  0.1%  0.5x  
162  Redthroated Loon 

0.2%  0.1%  0.1%  0.3x  
163  Pacificslope/Cordilleran Flycatcher (Western Flycatcher) 

0%  0.1%  0.1%  ∞  
164  Spotted Sandpiper 

0.1%  0.1%  0.1%  0.4x  
165  Dunlin 

0.1%  0.1%  0.0%  0.6x  
166  Nashville Warbler 

0%  0.0%  0.0%  ∞  
167  warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.) 

0.1%  0.0%  0.1%  0.3x  
168  Northern Bobwhite 

0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  1.8x  
169  Barnacle Goose 

0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  3.6x  
170  passerine sp. 

0.2%  0.0%  0.2%  0.2x  
171  Yellowbreasted Chat 

0.1%  0.0%  0.1%  0.3x  
172  Tree Swallow 

0.1%  0.0%  0.0%  0.5x  
173  Greater Yellowlegs 

0.2%  0.0%  0.2%  0.2x  
174  Blacknecked Swan 

0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  2.7x  
175  Osprey 

0.2%  0.0%  0.2%  0.1x  
176  Marsh Wren 

0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.9x  
177  peep sp. 

0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.5x  
178  Anhinga 

0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.6x  
179  Rufous Hummingbird 

0%  0.0%  0.0%  ∞  
180  Glaucous Gull 

0%  0.0%  0.0%  ∞  
181  Sandhill Crane 

0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  1.8x  
182  Mandarin Duck 

0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.9x  
183  Red Phalarope 

0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.9x  
184  Aythya sp. 

0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.9x  
185  Swan Goose 

0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  1.8x  
186  Graylag x Canada Goose (hybrid) 

0%  0.0%  0.0%  ∞  
187  merganser sp. 

0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.9x  
188  Blackheaded Gull 

0%  0.0%  0.0%  ∞  
189  California Gull 

0%  0.0%  0.0%  ∞  
190  Wood Thrush 

0%  0.0%  0.0%  ∞  
191  Laughing Gull 

0.2%  0.0%  0.2%  0.1x  
192  Dickcissel 

0.1%  0.0%  0.1%  0.1x  
193  Brown Pelican 

0%  0.0%  0.0%  ∞  
194  Common Redpoll 

0%  0.0%  0.0%  ∞  
195  Lesser Yellowlegs 

0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.3x  
196  Northern Parula 

0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.5x  
197  Veery 

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

0.1%  0.0%  0.1%  0.1x  
199  Ashthroated Flycatcher 

0%  0.0%  0.0%  ∞  
200  Eurasian CollaredDove 

0%  0.0%  0.0%  ∞  
201  Great Cormorant 

0%  0.0%  0.0%  ∞  
202  Blue Grosbeak 

0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.9x  
203  Common Shelduck 

0%  0.0%  0.0%  ∞  
204  shorebird sp. 

0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.9x  
205  nuthatch sp. 

0%  0.0%  0.0%  ∞  
206  American/Fish Crow 

0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.3x  
207  goose sp. 

0%  0.0%  0.0%  ∞ 