Bird Finder

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.

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   White-throated Sparrow
61.5% 52.9% 8.6% 0.9x
6   American Crow
58.1% 52.4% 5.7% 0.9x
7   Red-bellied 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   Ruby-crowned 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   Yellow-rumped Warbler
36.3% 32.2% 4.1% 0.9x
19   Ring-billed Gull
29.0% 31.3% 2.3% 1.1x
20   American Robin
36.1% 30.6% 5.5% 0.8x
21   Dark-eyed Junco
36.4% 30.3% 6.1% 0.8x
22   Brown-headed Nuthatch
34.2% 30.2% 4.0% 0.9x
23   Mourning Dove
24.3% 30.2% 5.9% 1.2x
24   White-breasted 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   Double-crested Cormorant
29.0% 27.7% 1.3% 1.0x
28   American Goldfinch
40.8% 27.6% 13.2% 0.7x
29   Golden-crowned Kinglet
32.4% 25.8% 6.6% 0.8x
30   Red-shouldered Hawk
28.2% 25.0% 3.2% 0.9x
31   Yellow-bellied 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   Pied-billed 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   Red-tailed 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   Red-headed Woodpecker
12.7% 10.8% 1.8% 0.9x
53   Red-winged 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   Ring-necked 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   Brown-headed 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   Green-winged 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   Red-breasted 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   Sharp-shinned 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   White-crowned 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   Red-breasted 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   Orange-crowned 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   Black-and-white Warbler
1.0% 1.0% 0.0% 1.0x
106   Lesser Black-backed 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   Blue-headed 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 White-fronted 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   White-winged Scoter
0.0% 0.4% 0.3% 7.7x
132   Great Black-backed Gull
0.2% 0.3% 0.1% 1.7x
133   Red Crossbill
0.9% 0.3% 0.6% 0.4x
134   Long-tailed 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 Screech-Owl
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   Ruby-crowned/Golden-crowned Kinglet
0.1% 0.2% 0.1% 1.6x
143   Blue-gray 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   Red-necked 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   Blue-winged Teal
0.1% 0.1% 0.0% 0.7x
158   Black-crowned Night-Heron
0.0% 0.1% 0.1% 6.3x
159   Tundra Swan
0.2% 0.1% 0.1% 0.4x
160   Sharp-shinned/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   Red-throated Loon
0.2% 0.1% 0.1% 0.3x
163   Pacific-slope/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   Yellow-breasted 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   Black-necked 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   Black-headed 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   Ash-throated Flycatcher
0% 0.0% 0.0%
200   Eurasian Collared-Dove
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%