Top Birds in October
within 25 miles of Cary, NC, USA
based on 10394 checklists in 385 hotspots
This page shows the probability of a species appearing on a checklist during the month of October. 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 October 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  September  October  Change  Relative  

1  Carolina Wren 

76.9%  75.3%  1.7%  1.0x  
2  Northern Cardinal 

73.4%  72.2%  1.2%  1.0x  
3  Carolina Chickadee 

71.2%  71.0%  0.2%  1.0x  
4  Blue Jay 

60.4%  70.7%  10.3%  1.2x  
5  Redbellied Woodpecker 

55.9%  68.9%  13.0%  1.2x  
6  American Crow 

64.8%  68.3%  3.5%  1.1x  
7  Tufted Titmouse 

65.4%  65.3%  0.0%  1.0x  
8  Downy Woodpecker 

56.2%  57.5%  1.4%  1.0x  
9  Northern Flicker 

22.5%  54.9%  32.3%  2.4x  
10  Eastern Phoebe 

37.1%  53.9%  16.8%  1.5x  
11  Eastern Bluebird 

42.2%  53.7%  11.5%  1.3x  
12  Turkey Vulture 

39.5%  43.7%  4.2%  1.1x  
13  Great Blue Heron 

44.7%  42.9%  1.8%  1.0x  
14  Northern Mockingbird 

31.1%  42.8%  11.7%  1.4x  
15  Eastern Towhee 

26.3%  37.6%  11.3%  1.4x  
16  Brownheaded Nuthatch 

36.0%  37.0%  1.0%  1.0x  
17  American Robin 

29.3%  35.8%  6.4%  1.2x  
18  Whitebreasted Nuthatch 

36.4%  35.5%  0.9%  1.0x  
19  Redshouldered Hawk 

36.6%  35.4%  1.3%  1.0x  
20  Pine Warbler 

40.5%  35.2%  5.3%  0.9x  
21  Song Sparrow 

9.2%  34.8%  25.6%  3.8x  
22  American Goldfinch 

47.2%  33.5%  13.8%  0.7x  
23  Yellowrumped Warbler 

0.7%  32.8%  32.1%  49.1x  
24  Rubycrowned Kinglet 

2.3%  32.6%  30.4%  14.3x  
25  Brown Thrasher 

30.5%  32.4%  1.9%  1.1x  
26  Belted Kingfisher 

28.1%  29.8%  1.7%  1.1x  
27  House Finch 

19.5%  29.1%  9.6%  1.5x  
28  Gray Catbird 

42.8%  28.5%  14.2%  0.7x  
29  Mourning Dove 

38.3%  28.3%  10.0%  0.7x  
30  Canada Goose 

24.8%  25.9%  1.1%  1.0x  
31  Whitethroated Sparrow 

0.0%  23.9%  23.9%  872.4x  
32  Killdeer 

23.9%  23.4%  0.5%  1.0x  
33  Chipping Sparrow 

14.3%  22.7%  8.4%  1.6x  
34  Mallard 

20.1%  22.3%  2.2%  1.1x  
35  Pileated Woodpecker 

24.5%  22.1%  2.4%  0.9x  
36  Black Vulture 

21.2%  21.7%  0.5%  1.0x  
37  Northern Parula 

25.0%  21.5%  3.5%  0.9x  
38  Doublecrested Cormorant 

15.4%  20.3%  4.9%  1.3x  
39  Yellowbellied Sapsucker 

0.3%  18.6%  18.3%  59.8x  
40  Common Yellowthroat 

29.8%  18.3%  11.6%  0.6x  
41  Fish Crow 

21.9%  17.6%  4.3%  0.8x  
42  Palm Warbler 

4.9%  17.1%  12.2%  3.5x  
43  American Redstart 

30.9%  16.1%  14.8%  0.5x  
44  Great Egret 

29.3%  15.7%  13.6%  0.5x  
45  Bald Eagle 

12.2%  15.2%  2.9%  1.2x  
46  Hairy Woodpecker 

14.2%  15.1%  0.9%  1.1x  
47  Goldencrowned Kinglet 

0%  15.0%  15.0%  ∞  
48  Common Grackle 

5.4%  14.1%  8.7%  2.6x  
49  European Starling 

10.9%  13.7%  2.8%  1.3x  
50  Eastern WoodPewee 

27.8%  13.6%  14.2%  0.5x  
51  Redheaded Woodpecker 

14.8%  13.5%  1.2%  0.9x  
52  Blackthroated Blue Warbler 

5.3%  13.2%  7.8%  2.5x  
53  Cape May Warbler 

9.9%  12.9%  3.1%  1.3x  
54  Blackandwhite Warbler 

24.2%  12.7%  11.5%  0.5x  
55  Redtailed Hawk 

9.4%  12.4%  3.0%  1.3x  
56  Chimney Swift 

24.5%  12.3%  12.2%  0.5x  
57  Magnolia Warbler 

17.5%  12.1%  5.4%  0.7x  
58  Swamp Sparrow 

0.1%  9.9%  9.8%  154.4x  
59  Brownheaded Cowbird 

4.4%  8.9%  4.5%  2.0x  
60  Indigo Bunting 

17.4%  8.3%  9.1%  0.5x  
61  Yellowbilled Cuckoo 

15.4%  8.1%  7.3%  0.5x  
62  House Wren 

8.5%  8.1%  0.4%  0.9x  
63  Redwinged Blackbird 

1.7%  7.9%  6.2%  4.7x  
64  Cooper's Hawk 

5.2%  7.7%  2.5%  1.5x  
65  Redeyed Vireo 

28.6%  7.5%  21.1%  0.3x  
66  Piedbilled Grebe 

1.4%  7.4%  6.0%  5.4x  
67  Osprey 

12.9%  7.4%  5.5%  0.6x  
68  Cedar Waxwing 

7.1%  6.7%  0.4%  0.9x  
69  Scarlet Tanager 

9.5%  6.5%  3.0%  0.7x  
70  Blackpoll Warbler 

0.6%  6.1%  5.4%  9.6x  
71  Wood Duck 

8.5%  5.9%  2.6%  0.7x  
72  Swainson's Thrush 

5.0%  5.9%  0.8%  1.2x  
73  Rosebreasted Grosbeak 

6.8%  5.6%  1.2%  0.8x  
74  Rock Pigeon 

4.5%  5.5%  1.0%  1.2x  
75  American Kestrel 

3.7%  5.5%  1.8%  1.5x  
76  Redbreasted Nuthatch 

1.4%  5.4%  4.0%  3.9x  
77  Whiteeyed Vireo 

33.5%  5.4%  28.2%  0.2x  
78  Blackthroated Green Warbler 

2.3%  5.3%  3.0%  2.3x  
79  Winter Wren 

0.1%  5.1%  5.0%  50.4x  
80  Field Sparrow 

1.6%  5.0%  3.4%  3.1x  
81  Eastern Meadowlark 

1.0%  4.4%  3.4%  4.4x  
82  Ringbilled Gull 

0.4%  4.1%  3.7%  9.9x  
83  Barred Owl 

5.7%  4.1%  1.6%  0.7x  
84  Hermit Thrush 

0.0%  3.9%  3.9%  423.0x  
85  Blueheaded Vireo 

0.9%  3.5%  2.7%  4.2x  
86  Sharpshinned Hawk 

0.7%  3.4%  2.7%  4.9x  
87  Ruddy Duck 

0.1%  3.4%  3.3%  61.7x  
88  Tennessee Warbler 

2.9%  3.4%  0.5%  1.2x  
89  Wood Thrush 

3.4%  3.2%  0.1%  1.0x  
90  Chestnutsided Warbler 

9.5%  3.1%  6.5%  0.3x  
91  Rubythroated Hummingbird 

32.7%  3.0%  29.6%  0.1x  
92  Blackburnian Warbler 

2.2%  2.8%  0.6%  1.3x  
93  Savannah Sparrow 

0.0%  2.8%  2.7%  60.4x  
94  Baybreasted Warbler 

0.9%  2.6%  1.7%  3.0x  
95  Pine Siskin 

0.0%  2.5%  2.5%  137.9x  
96  Bluegray Gnatcatcher 

26.4%  2.5%  23.9%  0.1x  
97  Graycheeked Thrush 

0.6%  2.4%  1.8%  3.8x  
98  Summer Tanager 

22.3%  2.4%  19.9%  0.1x  
99  Darkeyed Junco 

0%  2.3%  2.3%  ∞  
100  Blue Grosbeak 

11.4%  2.2%  9.2%  0.2x  
101  Brown Creeper 

0.0%  2.0%  2.0%  107.9x  
102  Least Sandpiper 

6.2%  1.9%  4.3%  0.3x  
103  Greater Yellowlegs 

2.3%  1.8%  0.5%  0.8x  
104  Muscovy Duck 

1.1%  1.8%  0.7%  1.6x  
105  Ovenbird 

3.4%  1.8%  1.7%  0.5x  
106  American Coot 

0.0%  1.7%  1.6%  37.0x  
107  Spotted Sandpiper 

5.7%  1.7%  4.0%  0.3x  
108  Bluewinged Teal 

2.6%  1.6%  1.0%  0.6x  
109  Tree Swallow 

0.5%  1.5%  1.0%  2.9x  
110  warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.) 

1.6%  1.5%  0.2%  0.9x  
111  Northern Shoveler 

0.7%  1.3%  0.7%  1.9x  
112  Pectoral Sandpiper 

4.7%  1.3%  3.4%  0.3x  
113  American Pipit 

0.0%  1.3%  1.3%  48.1x  
114  Graylag Goose 

1.2%  1.3%  0.1%  1.1x  
115  Northern Harrier 

0.5%  1.3%  0.8%  2.7x  
116  Solitary Sandpiper 

5.1%  1.2%  3.8%  0.2x  
117  Lesser Yellowlegs 

4.5%  1.2%  3.3%  0.3x  
118  Hooded Warbler 

7.0%  1.1%  5.9%  0.2x  
119  Horned Lark 

0.2%  1.1%  0.9%  5.0x  
120  House Sparrow 

0.8%  1.1%  0.3%  1.4x  
121  Yellowthroated Vireo 

7.6%  1.1%  6.5%  0.1x  
122  Merlin 

0.5%  1.1%  0.5%  2.0x  
123  Greenwinged Teal 

0.2%  1.0%  0.8%  5.0x  
124  Green Heron 

10.7%  1.0%  9.7%  0.1x  
125  Yellow Warbler 

3.7%  1.0%  2.7%  0.3x  
126  Northern Waterthrush 

3.6%  1.0%  2.6%  0.3x  
127  crow sp. 

1.1%  1.0%  0.1%  0.9x  
128  Veery 

4.1%  0.9%  3.1%  0.2x  
129  Wilson's Snipe 

0.4%  0.9%  0.5%  2.1x  
130  Bonaparte's Gull 

0.0%  0.9%  0.9%  98.9x  
131  Yellowthroated Warbler 

4.8%  0.9%  3.8%  0.2x  
132  Ringnecked Duck 

0.0%  0.9%  0.8%  31.9x  
133  Purple Finch 

0%  0.9%  0.9%  ∞  
134  Peregrine Falcon 

0.4%  0.8%  0.4%  1.9x  
135  Great Horned Owl 

0.8%  0.8%  0.1%  0.9x  
136  duck sp. 

0.5%  0.8%  0.2%  1.4x  
137  Herring Gull 

0.1%  0.8%  0.6%  6.8x  
138  Nashville Warbler 

1.1%  0.8%  0.4%  0.7x  
139  Northern Roughwinged Swallow 

0.3%  0.8%  0.4%  2.5x  
140  Common Loon 

0%  0.7%  0.7%  ∞  
141  Laughing Gull 

0.4%  0.7%  0.3%  1.8x  
142  Orangecrowned Warbler 

0.0%  0.7%  0.6%  15.2x  
143  Caspian Tern 

1.8%  0.7%  1.1%  0.4x  
144  Gadwall 

0.0%  0.7%  0.6%  18.2x  
145  Prairie Warbler 

4.5%  0.7%  3.8%  0.1x  
146  hawk sp. 

0.8%  0.7%  0.2%  0.8x  
147  Whitecrowned Sparrow 

0.0%  0.6%  0.6%  70.5x  
148  Acadian Flycatcher 

6.8%  0.6%  6.2%  0.1x  
149  Philadelphia Vireo 

1.2%  0.6%  0.6%  0.5x  
150  new world sparrow sp. 

0.3%  0.6%  0.3%  2.2x  
151  Common Raven 

0.5%  0.6%  0.1%  1.1x  
152  Horned Grebe 

0%  0.6%  0.6%  ∞  
153  Forster's Tern 

1.2%  0.6%  0.6%  0.5x  
154  Rusty Blackbird 

0%  0.6%  0.6%  ∞  
155  Empidonax sp. 

2.8%  0.5%  2.2%  0.2x  
156  Franklin's Gull 

0%  0.5%  0.5%  ∞  
157  Marsh Wren 

0.5%  0.5%  0.1%  1.2x  
158  Loggerhead Shrike 

0.2%  0.5%  0.3%  2.5x  
159  Catharus sp. 

0.5%  0.5%  0.0%  1.0x  
160  Vesper Sparrow 

0%  0.5%  0.5%  ∞  
161  Baltimore Oriole 

2.8%  0.5%  2.3%  0.2x  
162  Accipiter sp. 

0.2%  0.5%  0.3%  2.2x  
163  Lincoln's Sparrow 

0.0%  0.5%  0.4%  24.7x  
164  gull sp. 

0.1%  0.5%  0.4%  5.5x  
165  Mute Swan 

0.4%  0.4%  0.1%  1.2x  
166  Wild Turkey 

1.1%  0.4%  0.6%  0.4x  
167  Downy/Hairy Woodpecker 

0.4%  0.4%  0.1%  1.2x  
168  Connecticut Warbler 

0.1%  0.4%  0.3%  2.9x  
169  Semipalmated Sandpiper 

3.0%  0.4%  2.6%  0.1x  
170  blackbird sp. 

0.0%  0.4%  0.3%  8.0x  
171  American GoldenPlover 

0.4%  0.4%  0.1%  0.8x  
172  American Wigeon 

0.0%  0.3%  0.3%  18.9x  
173  Wormeating Warbler 

3.3%  0.3%  3.0%  0.1x  
174  passerine sp. 

0.5%  0.3%  0.1%  0.7x  
175  Barn Swallow 

1.7%  0.3%  1.4%  0.2x  
176  Blackbellied Plover 

0.3%  0.3%  0.0%  1.1x  
177  American Black Duck 

0.1%  0.3%  0.2%  2.2x  
178  Wilson's Warbler 

0.4%  0.3%  0.2%  0.6x  
179  peep sp. 

1.6%  0.3%  1.4%  0.2x  
180  Dunlin 

0.0%  0.3%  0.3%  15.3x  
181  Northern Pintail 

0.0%  0.3%  0.3%  29.5x  
182  Lesser Scaup 

0%  0.3%  0.3%  ∞  
183  American Bittern 

0.0%  0.3%  0.3%  14.7x  
184  Blackbilled Cuckoo 

0.3%  0.3%  0.0%  0.9x  
185  Virginia Rail 

0.1%  0.3%  0.2%  4.7x  
186  swallow sp. 

0.3%  0.3%  0.1%  0.8x  
187  Sharpshinned/Cooper's Hawk 

0.1%  0.3%  0.1%  1.8x  
188  Hooded Merganser 

0.1%  0.2%  0.2%  4.4x  
189  Bobolink 

1.7%  0.2%  1.5%  0.1x  
190  Semipalmated Plover 

3.2%  0.2%  3.0%  0.1x  
191  Common Tern 

0.7%  0.2%  0.5%  0.3x  
192  Eastern ScreechOwl 

0.5%  0.2%  0.2%  0.5x  
193  Broadwinged Hawk 

1.0%  0.2%  0.8%  0.2x  
194  Buteo sp. 

0.2%  0.2%  0.0%  0.9x  
195  Rednecked Grebe 

0%  0.2%  0.2%  ∞  
196  Least Flycatcher 

0.7%  0.2%  0.6%  0.3x  
197  Claycolored Sparrow 

0%  0.2%  0.2%  ∞  
198  Cattle Egret 

0.0%  0.2%  0.2%  21.0x  
199  Anhinga 

0.2%  0.2%  0.1%  0.8x  
200  American Avocet 

0.8%  0.2%  0.6%  0.2x  
201  Whiterumped Sandpiper 

0.4%  0.2%  0.3%  0.4x  
202  Dickcissel 

0.0%  0.2%  0.1%  3.6x  
203  new world vulture sp. 

0.2%  0.2%  0.0%  0.8x  
204  Glossy Ibis 

0.1%  0.2%  0.1%  2.4x  
205  Yellowbreasted Chat 

1.7%  0.1%  1.6%  0.1x  
206  Surf Scoter 

0%  0.1%  0.1%  ∞  
207  Sanderling 

1.0%  0.1%  0.8%  0.2x  
208  Bluewinged Warbler 

4.4%  0.1%  4.3%  0.0x  
209  Great Crested Flycatcher 

10.6%  0.1%  10.5%  0.0x  
210  Sora 

0.2%  0.1%  0.0%  0.7x  
211  Wood Stork 

1.3%  0.1%  1.2%  0.1x  
212  Tricolored Heron 

1.3%  0.1%  1.2%  0.1x  
213  Stilt Sandpiper 

1.9%  0.1%  1.8%  0.1x  
214  American White Pelican 

0%  0.1%  0.1%  ∞  
215  woodpecker sp. 

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

0.1%  0.1%  0.0%  1.2x  
217  Blackcrowned NightHeron 

0.3%  0.1%  0.2%  0.4x  
218  Goldenwinged Warbler 

0.7%  0.1%  0.6%  0.1x  
219  Summer/Scarlet Tanager 

0.1%  0.1%  0.0%  1.0x  
220  Common Nighthawk 

1.0%  0.1%  0.9%  0.1x  
221  Wilson's StormPetrel 

0.0%  0.1%  0.1%  4.7x  
222  shorebird sp. 

0.2%  0.1%  0.1%  0.5x  
223  Redcockaded Woodpecker 

0.0%  0.1%  0.1%  9.5x  
224  Greater/Lesser Yellowlegs 

0.2%  0.1%  0.2%  0.4x  
225  Ruddy Turnstone 

0.2%  0.1%  0.1%  0.4x  
226  Lark Sparrow 
