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Top Birds in October
within 25 miles of Cary, NC, USA

based on 12273 checklists in 395 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 recently submitted checklists.

Rank Info Species Chart Peak September October Change
1   Carolina Wren
77.3% 75.3% 2.0%
2   Northern Cardinal
73.6% 72.1% 1.5%
3   Carolina Chickadee
71.0% 70.8% 0.2%
4   Blue Jay
59.0% 70.1% 11.1%
5   Red-bellied Woodpecker
55.4% 68.9% 13.5%
6   American Crow
65.3% 68.3% 3.0%
7   Tufted Titmouse
65.5% 65.2% 0.3%
8   Downy Woodpecker
56.8% 57.8% 1.0%
9   Eastern Phoebe
38.5% 56.3% 17.9%
10   Northern Flicker
22.6% 55.1% 32.5%
11   Eastern Bluebird
43.2% 53.9% 10.8%
12   Great Blue Heron
45.6% 45.3% 0.3%
13   Turkey Vulture
40.0% 43.6% 3.7%
14   Northern Mockingbird
29.5% 41.3% 11.8%
15   Eastern Towhee
26.5% 37.4% 11.0%
16   Brown-headed Nuthatch
35.1% 35.9% 0.8%
17   Song Sparrow
9.7% 35.8% 26.2%
18   Red-shouldered Hawk
37.0% 35.4% 1.6%
19   Pine Warbler
40.6% 35.0% 5.7%
20   Yellow-rumped Warbler
0.6% 34.8% 34.2%
21   White-breasted Nuthatch
36.2% 34.7% 1.6%
22   American Robin
28.6% 34.1% 5.6%
23   Ruby-crowned Kinglet
2.1% 33.7% 31.6%
24   American Goldfinch
47.2% 33.6% 13.6%
25   Brown Thrasher
30.9% 32.2% 1.2%
26   Belted Kingfisher
27.9% 30.8% 2.8%
27   Gray Catbird
43.1% 28.9% 14.2%
28   House Finch
18.9% 28.5% 9.5%
29   Canada Goose
25.0% 26.2% 1.2%
30   Mourning Dove
36.6% 25.9% 10.7%
31   Killdeer
24.3% 25.1% 0.8%
32   White-throated Sparrow
0.0% 23.9% 23.9%
33   Chipping Sparrow
14.9% 23.3% 8.4%
34   Mallard
20.3% 22.8% 2.6%
35   Northern Parula
24.9% 22.0% 2.9%
36   Pileated Woodpecker
24.8% 21.5% 3.3%
37   Black Vulture
21.4% 21.2% 0.3%
38   Double-crested Cormorant
15.0% 20.6% 5.6%
39   Palm Warbler
5.2% 19.0% 13.9%
40   Common Yellowthroat
30.2% 18.4% 11.8%
41   Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
0.3% 17.6% 17.3%
42   Bald Eagle
12.5% 16.6% 4.1%
43   Great Egret
28.9% 16.5% 12.4%
44   Fish Crow
21.4% 16.4% 5.1%
45   American Redstart
30.5% 15.8% 14.7%
46   Golden-crowned Kinglet
0% 15.5% 15.5%
47   Cape May Warbler
9.6% 14.9% 5.3%
48   Hairy Woodpecker
14.2% 14.6% 0.4%
49   European Starling
10.2% 13.5% 3.2%
50   Eastern Wood-Pewee
28.6% 13.4% 15.1%
51   Black-throated Blue Warbler
4.7% 13.4% 8.7%
52   Common Grackle
5.1% 13.4% 8.3%
53   Red-headed Woodpecker
14.4% 13.4% 1.0%
54   Magnolia Warbler
17.7% 12.6% 5.1%
55   Black-and-white Warbler
24.1% 12.4% 11.7%
56   Chimney Swift
23.7% 12.3% 11.4%
57   Red-tailed Hawk
9.0% 12.0% 2.9%
58   Swamp Sparrow
0.1% 10.1% 10.1%
59   Brown-headed Cowbird
4.3% 8.6% 4.4%
60   Indigo Bunting
18.1% 8.3% 9.8%
61   Osprey
13.2% 8.3% 5.0%
62   Yellow-billed Cuckoo
15.9% 8.3% 7.7%
63   House Wren
8.5% 8.2% 0.3%
64   Pied-billed Grebe
1.3% 7.8% 6.5%
65   Red-winged Blackbird
1.6% 7.6% 6.0%
66   Cooper's Hawk
5.1% 7.1% 1.9%
67   Blackpoll Warbler
0.6% 6.5% 5.9%
68   Red-eyed Vireo
28.7% 6.2% 22.5%
69   Cedar Waxwing
6.4% 6.1% 0.3%
70   White-eyed Vireo
34.7% 5.7% 29.0%
71   Winter Wren
0.1% 5.6% 5.5%
72   Black-throated Green Warbler
2.3% 5.6% 3.3%
73   Wood Duck
8.1% 5.5% 2.6%
74   Ring-billed Gull
0.4% 5.2% 4.8%
75   Scarlet Tanager
9.2% 5.2% 4.0%
76   Rock Pigeon
4.2% 5.1% 0.9%
77   American Kestrel
3.6% 5.1% 1.5%
78   Swainson's Thrush
4.9% 4.9% 0.0%
79   Field Sparrow
1.5% 4.7% 3.2%
80   Rose-breasted Grosbeak
6.4% 4.5% 1.9%
81   Eastern Meadowlark
1.0% 4.4% 3.4%
82   Bay-breasted Warbler
1.2% 4.4% 3.2%
83   Red-breasted Nuthatch
1.2% 4.3% 3.1%
84   Tennessee Warbler
2.7% 3.9% 1.2%
85   Hermit Thrush
0.0% 3.8% 3.8%
86   Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
26.9% 3.7% 23.2%
87   Barred Owl
5.5% 3.6% 1.8%
88   Blue-headed Vireo
0.7% 3.5% 2.7%
89   Ruddy Duck
0.0% 3.3% 3.3%
90   Sharp-shinned Hawk
0.7% 3.1% 2.5%
91   Blackburnian Warbler
2.4% 3.1% 0.7%
92   Savannah Sparrow
0.0% 2.8% 2.8%
93   Chestnut-sided Warbler
9.5% 2.8% 6.7%
94   Ruby-throated Hummingbird
33.3% 2.6% 30.7%
95   Dark-eyed Junco
0% 2.5% 2.5%
96   Greater Yellowlegs
2.8% 2.3% 0.4%
97   Muscovy Duck
1.5% 2.3% 0.8%
98   Least Sandpiper
6.5% 2.2% 4.3%
99   Pine Siskin
0.0% 2.2% 2.1%
100   Blue Grosbeak
11.3% 2.1% 9.2%
101   Wood Thrush
3.3% 2.1% 1.2%
102   Brown Creeper
0.0% 1.9% 1.9%
103   American Coot
0.0% 1.8% 1.8%
104   Lesser Yellowlegs
5.1% 1.8% 3.3%
105   Graylag Goose
1.4% 1.8% 0.4%
106   Blue-winged Teal
2.9% 1.8% 1.1%
107   Green Heron
12.0% 1.8% 10.2%
108   Summer Tanager
21.8% 1.7% 20.0%
109   Gray-cheeked Thrush
0.6% 1.7% 1.0%
110   Tree Swallow
0.5% 1.7% 1.1%
111   Ovenbird
3.4% 1.6% 1.8%
112   Pectoral Sandpiper
4.7% 1.6% 3.1%
113   Spotted Sandpiper
5.8% 1.6% 4.2%
114   American Pipit
0.0% 1.5% 1.5%
115   Yellow-throated Warbler
5.1% 1.4% 3.7%
116   Yellow Warbler
3.9% 1.4% 2.6%
117   Northern Shoveler
1.0% 1.3% 0.3%
118   Northern Harrier
0.6% 1.3% 0.7%
119   Wilson's Snipe
0.6% 1.2% 0.7%
120   Yellow-throated Vireo
8.0% 1.2% 6.8%
121   Merlin
0.5% 1.2% 0.7%
122   Bonaparte's Gull
0.0% 1.2% 1.2%
123   Green-winged Teal
0.2% 1.1% 1.0%
124   Solitary Sandpiper
6.6% 1.1% 5.5%
125   House Sparrow
0.7% 1.0% 0.3%
126   Hooded Warbler
6.8% 1.0% 5.7%
127   Horned Lark
0.2% 1.0% 0.8%
128   Ring-necked Duck
0.0% 0.9% 0.9%
129   Northern Waterthrush
3.8% 0.9% 2.9%
130   Herring Gull
0.1% 0.9% 0.8%
131   Nashville Warbler
1.1% 0.8% 0.3%
132   Peregrine Falcon
0.6% 0.8% 0.3%
133   Great Horned Owl
0.8% 0.8% 0.0%
134   Northern Rough-winged Swallow
0.3% 0.8% 0.5%
135   Laughing Gull
0.3% 0.7% 0.4%
136   Purple Finch
0% 0.7% 0.7%
137   Common Loon
0% 0.7% 0.7%
138   Horned Grebe
0% 0.7% 0.7%
139   Gadwall
0.0% 0.7% 0.7%
140   Prairie Warbler
4.2% 0.7% 3.5%
141   Caspian Tern
1.7% 0.7% 1.0%
142   Common Raven
0.5% 0.6% 0.1%
143   Orange-crowned Warbler
0.0% 0.6% 0.6%
144   White-crowned Sparrow
0.0% 0.6% 0.6%
145   Forster's Tern
1.0% 0.6% 0.5%
146   Franklin's Gull
0% 0.6% 0.6%
147   Philadelphia Vireo
1.1% 0.6% 0.6%
148   Veery
4.3% 0.5% 3.7%
149   Rusty Blackbird
0% 0.5% 0.5%
150   Marsh Wren
0.4% 0.5% 0.1%
151   Acadian Flycatcher
7.8% 0.5% 7.3%
152   Dunlin
0.0% 0.5% 0.4%
153   Loggerhead Shrike
0.2% 0.4% 0.3%
154   Lincoln's Sparrow
0.0% 0.4% 0.4%
155   Wild Turkey
1.1% 0.4% 0.7%
156   Sora
0.2% 0.4% 0.3%
157   Vesper Sparrow
0% 0.4% 0.4%
158   American Wigeon
0.1% 0.4% 0.3%
159   Semipalmated Sandpiper
3.3% 0.4% 2.9%
160   Northern Pintail
0.0% 0.4% 0.4%
161   Mute Swan
0.3% 0.4% 0.1%
162   Baltimore Oriole
2.7% 0.4% 2.3%
163   American Golden-Plover
0.8% 0.4% 0.5%
164   Connecticut Warbler
0.1% 0.4% 0.2%
165   American Black Duck
0.1% 0.3% 0.2%
166   American Avocet
1.1% 0.3% 0.7%
167   Glossy Ibis
0.1% 0.3% 0.3%
168   Anhinga
0.2% 0.3% 0.1%
169   Worm-eating Warbler
3.2% 0.3% 2.9%
170   Barn Swallow
1.7% 0.3% 1.4%
171   Black-bellied Plover
0.2% 0.3% 0.0%
172   Bobolink
1.6% 0.3% 1.3%
173   Wilson's Warbler
0.4% 0.3% 0.1%
174   Common Tern
0.6% 0.3% 0.4%
175   Hooded Merganser
0.0% 0.3% 0.2%
176   Lesser Scaup
0% 0.2% 0.2%
177   Semipalmated Plover
3.7% 0.2% 3.5%
178   American Bittern
0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
179   Black-billed Cuckoo
0.3% 0.2% 0.0%
180   Virginia Rail
0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
181   Eastern Screech-Owl
0.4% 0.2% 0.2%
182   Least Flycatcher
0.9% 0.2% 0.8%
183   Broad-winged Hawk
1.0% 0.2% 0.8%
184   Sanderling
1.1% 0.2% 0.9%
185   White-rumped Sandpiper
0.8% 0.2% 0.6%
186   Dickcissel
0.0% 0.2% 0.1%
187   White Ibis
1.0% 0.2% 0.8%
188   Red-necked Grebe
0% 0.2% 0.2%
189   Stilt Sandpiper
2.1% 0.2% 1.9%
190   Cattle Egret
0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
191   Yellow-breasted Chat
1.7% 0.2% 1.5%
192   Clay-colored Sparrow
0% 0.2% 0.2%
193   Red-breasted Merganser
0% 0.1% 0.1%
194   Blue-winged Warbler
4.1% 0.1% 4.0%
195   Great Crested Flycatcher
11.2% 0.1% 11.1%
196   Surf Scoter
0% 0.1% 0.1%
197   Black Swan
0% 0.1% 0.1%
198   Snowy Egret
1.0% 0.1% 0.9%
199   Common Nighthawk
1.1% 0.1% 1.0%
200   Wood Stork
1.4% 0.1% 1.3%
201   Roseate Spoonbill
0.7% 0.1% 0.6%
202   American White Pelican
0% 0.1% 0.1%
203   Long-billed Dowitcher
0.1% 0.1% 0.0%
204   Tricolored Heron
1.1% 0.1% 1.0%
205   Black-crowned Night-Heron
0.2% 0.1% 0.1%
206   Piping Plover
0% 0.1% 0.1%
207   Wilson's Storm-Petrel
0.0% 0.1% 0.1%
208   Red-cockaded Woodpecker
0.0% 0.1% 0.1%
209   Ruddy Turnstone
0.2% 0.1% 0.1%
210   Lark Sparrow
0.2% 0.1% 0.2%
211   Great Black-backed Gull
0.0% 0.1% 0.0%
212   Short-billed Dowitcher
1.2% 0.1% 1.1%
213   Black Tern
0.7% 0.1% 0.7%
214   Golden-winged Warbler
0.6% 0.1% 0.6%
215   Grasshopper Sparrow
0.0% 0.1% 0.0%
216   Canada Warbler
1.2% 0.1% 1.1%
217   Red-necked Phalarope
0.2% 0.1% 0.2%
218   Black Scoter
0% 0.1% 0.1%
219   Sedge Wren
0.0% 0.1% 0.0%
220   Baird's Sandpiper
0.6% 0.0% 0.6%
221   Northern Bobwhite
0.1% 0.0% 0.0%
222   Black Skimmer
0% 0.0% 0.0%
223   Lesser Black-backed Gull
0.1% 0.0% 0.0%
224   Bufflehead
0% 0.0% 0.0%
225   Eastern Kingbird
2.0% 0.0% 1.9%
226   White Wagtail