Bird Finder

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

based on 8748 checklists in 388 hotspots

This page shows the probability of a species appearing on a checklist during the month of December. 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 December 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 November December Change Relative
1   Carolina Wren
66.4% 67.9% 1.5% 1.0x
2   Carolina Chickadee
60.3% 64.3% 4.0% 1.1x
3   Northern Cardinal
59.2% 62.9% 3.7% 1.1x
4   White-throated Sparrow
59.6% 61.5% 1.9% 1.0x
5   Tufted Titmouse
51.3% 58.4% 7.1% 1.1x
6   American Crow
60.7% 58.0% 2.7% 1.0x
7   Red-bellied Woodpecker
56.8% 58.0% 1.2% 1.0x
8   Song Sparrow
57.3% 53.8% 3.6% 0.9x
9   Ruby-crowned Kinglet
48.4% 49.6% 1.2% 1.0x
10   Eastern Bluebird
53.2% 49.2% 3.9% 0.9x
11   Downy Woodpecker
42.6% 48.8% 6.3% 1.1x
12   Blue Jay
48.0% 46.6% 1.4% 1.0x
13   Great Blue Heron
43.6% 42.6% 1.0% 1.0x
14   American Goldfinch
41.2% 40.9% 0.3% 1.0x
15   Eastern Towhee
35.1% 39.1% 4.0% 1.1x
16   Northern Flicker
39.9% 38.4% 1.5% 1.0x
17   Turkey Vulture
41.5% 36.4% 5.1% 0.9x
18   Dark-eyed Junco
27.3% 36.4% 9.1% 1.3x
19   Yellow-rumped Warbler
38.0% 36.4% 1.6% 1.0x
20   American Robin
39.6% 36.2% 3.4% 0.9x
21   White-breasted Nuthatch
27.8% 34.5% 6.7% 1.2x
22   Brown-headed Nuthatch
30.0% 34.2% 4.2% 1.1x
23   Northern Mockingbird
35.4% 32.6% 2.8% 0.9x
24   Golden-crowned Kinglet
29.3% 32.3% 3.0% 1.1x
25   Canada Goose
29.8% 32.0% 2.1% 1.1x
26   Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
22.2% 31.0% 8.8% 1.4x
27   Mallard
27.6% 30.5% 3.0% 1.1x
28   Double-crested Cormorant
28.9% 29.1% 0.1% 1.0x
29   Ring-billed Gull
20.0% 29.1% 9.1% 1.5x
30   Eastern Phoebe
35.5% 28.5% 7.0% 0.8x
31   Red-shouldered Hawk
26.2% 28.2% 2.0% 1.1x
32   Mourning Dove
23.5% 24.4% 0.9% 1.0x
33   Belted Kingfisher
26.0% 24.1% 1.9% 0.9x
34   House Finch
23.8% 23.9% 0.1% 1.0x
35   Hermit Thrush
19.9% 22.3% 2.3% 1.1x
36   Chipping Sparrow
26.6% 20.6% 6.0% 0.8x
37   Pied-billed Grebe
20.7% 20.2% 0.5% 1.0x
38   Hooded Merganser
10.9% 19.5% 8.6% 1.8x
39   Brown Thrasher
16.1% 19.4% 3.4% 1.2x
40   Pine Warbler
14.5% 18.2% 3.6% 1.3x
41   Field Sparrow
17.0% 17.9% 0.9% 1.1x
42   Black Vulture
19.8% 17.6% 2.1% 0.9x
43   Killdeer
23.4% 17.3% 6.1% 0.7x
44   Swamp Sparrow
18.1% 17.0% 1.1% 0.9x
45   Red-tailed Hawk
17.0% 16.6% 0.4% 1.0x
46   Bald Eagle
14.9% 16.5% 1.6% 1.1x
47   European Starling
17.1% 16.0% 1.2% 0.9x
48   Pileated Woodpecker
14.3% 15.7% 1.4% 1.1x
49   Ruddy Duck
14.2% 15.4% 1.2% 1.1x
50   Winter Wren
12.8% 15.1% 2.3% 1.2x
51   Red-winged Blackbird
22.5% 14.7% 7.9% 0.7x
52   Bufflehead
9.7% 14.6% 5.0% 1.5x
53   Red-headed Woodpecker
12.3% 12.7% 0.4% 1.0x
54   Hairy Woodpecker
9.7% 12.1% 2.4% 1.2x
55   Cedar Waxwing
11.2% 11.8% 0.7% 1.1x
56   Bonaparte's Gull
9.9% 11.5% 1.5% 1.2x
57   Brown Creeper
7.4% 11.1% 3.7% 1.5x
58   Pine Siskin
7.3% 9.3% 2.0% 1.3x
59   Ring-necked Duck
6.8% 8.5% 1.6% 1.2x
60   Fox Sparrow
2.7% 7.0% 4.3% 2.6x
61   Rock Pigeon
7.3% 6.4% 0.9% 0.9x
62   American Kestrel
7.0% 6.3% 0.7% 0.9x
63   Brown-headed Cowbird
10.5% 5.8% 4.6% 0.6x
64   Common Grackle
13.6% 5.8% 7.8% 0.4x
65   Herring Gull
4.3% 5.6% 1.3% 1.3x
66   Horned Grebe
5.8% 5.5% 0.3% 0.9x
67   Purple Finch
4.1% 5.4% 1.3% 1.3x
68   Gadwall
5.7% 5.0% 0.7% 0.9x
69   Savannah Sparrow
6.6% 4.8% 1.8% 0.7x
70   Cooper's Hawk
5.6% 4.8% 0.8% 0.8x
71   Northern Shoveler
4.0% 4.5% 0.5% 1.1x
72   Red-breasted Nuthatch
4.1% 4.1% 0.0% 1.0x
73   Eastern Meadowlark
6.5% 3.9% 2.6% 0.6x
74   Wood Duck
4.9% 3.9% 1.1% 0.8x
75   Lesser Scaup
2.4% 3.7% 1.3% 1.6x
76   Rusty Blackbird
3.9% 3.3% 0.6% 0.9x
77   American Pipit
5.4% 3.2% 2.2% 0.6x
78   Green-winged Teal
4.0% 3.2% 0.8% 0.8x
79   American Coot
6.2% 3.1% 3.1% 0.5x
80   Common Loon
4.5% 3.1% 1.4% 0.7x
81   Barred Owl
2.6% 3.0% 0.4% 1.2x
82   House Wren
3.8% 2.9% 0.9% 0.8x
83   Sharp-shinned Hawk
3.2% 2.6% 0.5% 0.8x
84   Palm Warbler
5.5% 2.5% 3.0% 0.5x
85   Varied Thrush
0% 2.1% 2.1%
86   American Black Duck
1.5% 1.9% 0.4% 1.2x
87   Wilson's Snipe
1.9% 1.9% 0.0% 1.0x
88   gull sp.
1.7% 1.8% 0.1% 1.1x
89   Gray Catbird
2.2% 1.8% 0.4% 0.8x
90   Horned Lark
2.5% 1.6% 0.9% 0.6x
91   Red-breasted Merganser
0.7% 1.4% 0.7% 2.0x
92   Canvasback
0.6% 1.4% 0.8% 2.4x
93   Great Horned Owl
0.8% 1.3% 0.6% 1.8x
94   House Sparrow
1.0% 1.3% 0.3% 1.3x
95   Fish Crow
3.7% 1.3% 2.4% 0.3x
96   American Wigeon
2.1% 1.2% 0.9% 0.6x
97   Great Egret
2.6% 1.2% 1.3% 0.5x
98   duck sp.
1.3% 1.2% 0.2% 0.9x
99   Blue-headed Vireo
2.4% 1.1% 1.3% 0.5x
100   Redhead
0.8% 1.1% 0.2% 1.3x
101   Northern Harrier
1.3% 1.1% 0.2% 0.8x
102   Orange-crowned Warbler
0.6% 1.0% 0.4% 1.6x
103   American Woodcock
0.3% 1.0% 0.7% 3.6x
104   Black-and-white Warbler
0.6% 1.0% 0.4% 1.6x
105   new world sparrow sp.
0.8% 1.0% 0.2% 1.2x
106   Northern Pintail
0.9% 1.0% 0.1% 1.1x
107   Greater Scaup
0.2% 1.0% 0.8% 5.4x
108   Peregrine Falcon
0.7% 0.9% 0.2% 1.3x
109   Red Crossbill
0.0% 0.9% 0.9% 79.8x
110   White-crowned Sparrow
1.1% 0.9% 0.3% 0.8x
111   Mute Swan
0.6% 0.8% 0.2% 1.3x
112   Graylag Goose
1.0% 0.8% 0.1% 0.9x
113   Muscovy Duck
1.0% 0.8% 0.2% 0.8x
114   Common Raven
0.7% 0.8% 0.0% 1.0x
115   Loggerhead Shrike
1.1% 0.8% 0.3% 0.7x
116   Lesser Black-backed Gull
0.2% 0.7% 0.5% 3.4x
117   Greater White-fronted Goose
0.1% 0.7% 0.6% 9.8x
118   Greater/Lesser Scaup
0.4% 0.7% 0.2% 1.5x
119   Vesper Sparrow
1.4% 0.6% 0.8% 0.4x
120   blackbird sp.
0.9% 0.6% 0.3% 0.7x
121   American Bittern
0.3% 0.5% 0.2% 1.7x
122   Merlin
0.7% 0.5% 0.1% 0.8x
123   Common Yellowthroat
0.6% 0.5% 0.1% 0.8x
124   hawk sp.
0.6% 0.5% 0.1% 0.8x
125   Least Sandpiper
1.1% 0.5% 0.6% 0.5x
126   Red-necked Grebe
0.3% 0.4% 0.2% 1.7x
127   Downy/Hairy Woodpecker
0.3% 0.4% 0.1% 1.3x
128   Evening Grosbeak
0.0% 0.4% 0.4% 11.5x
129   Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
0.6% 0.4% 0.2% 0.6x
130   Wild Turkey
0.2% 0.4% 0.1% 1.6x
131   crow sp.
0.6% 0.3% 0.2% 0.6x
132   Eastern Screech-Owl
0.1% 0.3% 0.2% 2.1x
133   Accipiter sp.
0.5% 0.3% 0.2% 0.6x
134   Common Merganser
0.2% 0.3% 0.1% 1.4x
135   Buteo sp.
0.1% 0.3% 0.1% 1.7x
136   Brant
0% 0.2% 0.2%
137   Virginia Rail
0.1% 0.2% 0.2% 4.2x
138   Baltimore Oriole
0.1% 0.2% 0.2% 3.4x
139   passerine sp.
0.2% 0.2% 0.0% 1.1x
140   Red-throated Loon
0.2% 0.2% 0.0% 1.0x
141   Greater Yellowlegs
1.3% 0.2% 1.1% 0.2x
142   Lincoln's Sparrow
0.5% 0.2% 0.3% 0.4x
143   Tundra Swan
0.3% 0.2% 0.1% 0.6x
144   Sharp-shinned/Cooper's Hawk
0.3% 0.2% 0.1% 0.6x
145   Great Black-backed Gull
0% 0.2% 0.2%
146   Laughing Gull
0.3% 0.2% 0.1% 0.6x
147   Osprey
0.8% 0.2% 0.7% 0.2x
148   Snow Goose
0.3% 0.2% 0.1% 0.6x
149   Lapland Longspur
0.1% 0.2% 0.0% 1.3x
150   Green Heron
0.2% 0.2% 0.0% 1.0x
151   new world vulture sp.
0.2% 0.1% 0.0% 0.9x
152   Common Goldeneye
0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 1.7x
153   warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.)
0.1% 0.1% 0.0% 0.9x
154   Prairie Warbler
0.1% 0.1% 0.0% 1.0x
155   Spotted Sandpiper
0.2% 0.1% 0.0% 0.7x
156   Surf Scoter
0.2% 0.1% 0.0% 0.8x
157   woodpecker sp.
0.1% 0.1% 0.0% 1.6x
158   Yellow-breasted Chat
0.0% 0.1% 0.1% 5.1x
159   Ruby-crowned/Golden-crowned Kinglet
0.1% 0.1% 0.0% 1.7x
160   Blue-winged Teal
0.7% 0.1% 0.6% 0.1x
161   Domestic goose sp. (Domestic type)
0.1% 0.1% 0.0% 1.8x
162   Swainson's Thrush
0.0% 0.1% 0.1% 8.1x
163   Forster's Tern
0.2% 0.1% 0.1% 0.4x
164   Dunlin
0.6% 0.1% 0.5% 0.2x
165   Mallard x American Black Duck (hybrid)
0.1% 0.1% 0.0% 1.0x
166   Dickcissel
0.1% 0.1% 0.0% 1.0x
167   Long-tailed Duck
0.1% 0.1% 0.0% 1.2x
168   House/Purple Finch
0.1% 0.1% 0.0% 0.7x
169   Wilson's Warbler
0% 0.1% 0.1%
170   Tree Swallow
0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.5x
171   Northern Rough-winged Swallow
0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.7x
172   White-winged Scoter
0.2% 0.0% 0.2% 0.2x
173   peep sp.
0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.8x
174   White-eyed Vireo
0% 0.0% 0.0%
175   Lesser Yellowlegs
0.2% 0.0% 0.1% 0.2x
176   Black-bellied Plover
0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.5x
177   Anhinga
0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.0x
178   Black Scoter
0.2% 0.0% 0.2% 0.2x
179   American/Fish Crow
0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.8x
180   Eared Grebe
0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.5x
181   Western Sandpiper
0% 0.0% 0.0%
182   Marsh Wren
0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.3x
183   Northern Bobwhite
0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.5x
184   Northern Goshawk
0% 0.0% 0.0%
185   Northern Parula
0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.7x
186   dabbling duck sp.
0% 0.0% 0.0%
187   Ross's Goose
0.4% 0.0% 0.4% 0.1x
188   Little Gull
0.5% 0.0% 0.5% 0.0x
189   Mandarin Duck
0% 0.0% 0.0%
190   Red Phalarope
0% 0.0% 0.0%
191   Aythya sp.
0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.0x
192   merganser sp.
0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.0x
193   Iceland Gull
0.2% 0.0% 0.2% 0.1x
194   Ruddy Turnstone
0% 0.0% 0.0%
195   Red-eyed Vireo
0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.5x
196   Louisiana Waterthrush
0% 0.0% 0.0%
197   Sora
0.1% 0.0% 0.1% 0.1x
198   Blackpoll Warbler
0.2% 0.0% 0.2% 0.1x
199   Black-crowned Night-Heron
0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.5x
200   Grasshopper Sparrow
0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2x
201   Blue Grosbeak
0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.0x
202   Trumpeter Swan
0% 0.0% 0.0%
203   Long-billed Dowitcher
0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.3x
204   shorebird sp.
0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.3x
205   bird sp.
0% 0.0% 0.0%
206   Sandhill Crane
0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.0x
207   loon sp.
0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.5x
208   swallow sp.
0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.0x
209   Greater/Lesser Yellowlegs
0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.3x
210   Swan Goose
0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.0x
211   Sedge Wren
0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.0x