Bird Finder

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.

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   Red-bellied 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   Brown-headed Nuthatch
36.0% 37.0% 1.0% 1.0x
17   American Robin
29.3% 35.8% 6.4% 1.2x
18   White-breasted Nuthatch
36.4% 35.5% 0.9% 1.0x
19   Red-shouldered 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   Yellow-rumped Warbler
0.7% 32.8% 32.1% 49.1x
24   Ruby-crowned 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   White-throated 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   Double-crested Cormorant
15.4% 20.3% 4.9% 1.3x
39   Yellow-bellied 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   Golden-crowned 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 Wood-Pewee
27.8% 13.6% 14.2% 0.5x
51   Red-headed Woodpecker
14.8% 13.5% 1.2% 0.9x
52   Black-throated Blue Warbler
5.3% 13.2% 7.8% 2.5x
53   Cape May Warbler
9.9% 12.9% 3.1% 1.3x
54   Black-and-white Warbler
24.2% 12.7% 11.5% 0.5x
55   Red-tailed 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   Brown-headed Cowbird
4.4% 8.9% 4.5% 2.0x
60   Indigo Bunting
17.4% 8.3% 9.1% 0.5x
61   Yellow-billed Cuckoo
15.4% 8.1% 7.3% 0.5x
62   House Wren
8.5% 8.1% 0.4% 0.9x
63   Red-winged Blackbird
1.7% 7.9% 6.2% 4.7x
64   Cooper's Hawk
5.2% 7.7% 2.5% 1.5x
65   Red-eyed Vireo
28.6% 7.5% 21.1% 0.3x
66   Pied-billed 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   Rose-breasted 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   Red-breasted Nuthatch
1.4% 5.4% 4.0% 3.9x
77   White-eyed Vireo
33.5% 5.4% 28.2% 0.2x
78   Black-throated 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   Ring-billed 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   Blue-headed Vireo
0.9% 3.5% 2.7% 4.2x
86   Sharp-shinned 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   Chestnut-sided Warbler
9.5% 3.1% 6.5% 0.3x
91   Ruby-throated 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   Bay-breasted Warbler
0.9% 2.6% 1.7% 3.0x
95   Pine Siskin
0.0% 2.5% 2.5% 137.9x
96   Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
26.4% 2.5% 23.9% 0.1x
97   Gray-cheeked Thrush
0.6% 2.4% 1.8% 3.8x
98   Summer Tanager
22.3% 2.4% 19.9% 0.1x
99   Dark-eyed 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   Blue-winged 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   Yellow-throated Vireo
7.6% 1.1% 6.5% 0.1x
122   Merlin
0.5% 1.1% 0.5% 2.0x
123   Green-winged 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   Yellow-throated Warbler
4.8% 0.9% 3.8% 0.2x
132   Ring-necked 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 Rough-winged 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   Orange-crowned 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   White-crowned 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 Golden-Plover
0.4% 0.4% 0.1% 0.8x
172   American Wigeon
0.0% 0.3% 0.3% 18.9x
173   Worm-eating 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   Black-bellied 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   Black-billed 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   Sharp-shinned/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 Screech-Owl
0.5% 0.2% 0.2% 0.5x
193   Broad-winged Hawk
1.0% 0.2% 0.8% 0.2x
194   Buteo sp.
0.2% 0.2% 0.0% 0.9x
195   Red-necked Grebe
0% 0.2% 0.2%
196   Least Flycatcher
0.7% 0.2% 0.6% 0.3x
197   Clay-colored 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   White-rumped 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   Yellow-breasted 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   Blue-winged 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   Black-crowned Night-Heron
0.3% 0.1% 0.2% 0.4x
218   Golden-winged 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 Storm-Petrel
0.0% 0.1% 0.1% 4.7x
222   shorebird sp.
0.2% 0.1% 0.1% 0.5x
223   Red-cockaded 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