Top Birds in December
within 25 miles of Cary, NC, USA
based on 8748 checklists in 385 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.
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Rank  Info  Species  Chart  Peak  November  December  Change  Relative  

1  Carolina Wren 

66.4%  67.8%  1.4%  1.0x  
2  Carolina Chickadee 

60.2%  64.4%  4.1%  1.1x  
3  Northern Cardinal 

59.2%  62.8%  3.7%  1.1x  
4  Whitethroated Sparrow 

59.6%  61.5%  1.9%  1.0x  
5  Tufted Titmouse 

51.2%  58.3%  7.1%  1.1x  
6  American Crow 

60.8%  58.1%  2.7%  1.0x  
7  Redbellied Woodpecker 

56.8%  57.9%  1.2%  1.0x  
8  Song Sparrow 

57.3%  53.8%  3.5%  0.9x  
9  Rubycrowned Kinglet 

48.4%  49.7%  1.2%  1.0x  
10  Eastern Bluebird 

53.2%  49.2%  3.9%  0.9x  
11  Downy Woodpecker 

42.5%  48.8%  6.3%  1.1x  
12  Blue Jay 

48.0%  46.7%  1.4%  1.0x  
13  Great Blue Heron 

43.6%  42.6%  1.0%  1.0x  
14  American Goldfinch 

41.2%  40.8%  0.4%  1.0x  
15  Eastern Towhee 

35.1%  39.1%  4.0%  1.1x  
16  Northern Flicker 

39.9%  38.3%  1.6%  1.0x  
17  Darkeyed Junco 

27.3%  36.4%  9.1%  1.3x  
18  Yellowrumped Warbler 

38.0%  36.3%  1.6%  1.0x  
19  Turkey Vulture 

41.5%  36.3%  5.1%  0.9x  
20  American Robin 

39.6%  36.1%  3.5%  0.9x  
21  Whitebreasted Nuthatch 

27.8%  34.5%  6.7%  1.2x  
22  Brownheaded Nuthatch 

30.0%  34.2%  4.2%  1.1x  
23  Northern Mockingbird 

35.4%  32.6%  2.8%  0.9x  
24  Goldencrowned Kinglet 

29.3%  32.4%  3.1%  1.1x  
25  Canada Goose 

29.9%  31.9%  2.0%  1.1x  
26  Yellowbellied Sapsucker 

22.2%  31.0%  8.8%  1.4x  
27  Mallard 

27.6%  30.5%  2.9%  1.1x  
28  Ringbilled Gull 

20.0%  29.0%  9.1%  1.5x  
29  Doublecrested Cormorant 

28.9%  29.0%  0.1%  1.0x  
30  Eastern Phoebe 

35.5%  28.6%  6.9%  0.8x  
31  Redshouldered Hawk 

26.2%  28.2%  2.1%  1.1x  
32  Mourning Dove 

23.5%  24.3%  0.8%  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 

20.0%  22.3%  2.3%  1.1x  
36  Chipping Sparrow 

26.6%  20.6%  6.0%  0.8x  
37  Piedbilled Grebe 

20.7%  20.2%  0.6%  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%  3.7%  1.3x  
41  Field Sparrow 

17.0%  17.9%  0.9%  1.1x  
42  Black Vulture 

19.8%  17.6%  2.2%  0.9x  
43  Killdeer 

23.4%  17.3%  6.1%  0.7x  
44  Swamp Sparrow 

18.1%  17.0%  1.1%  0.9x  
45  Redtailed 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%  2.4%  1.2x  
51  Redwinged Blackbird 

22.5%  14.7%  7.8%  0.7x  
52  Bufflehead 

9.6%  14.6%  5.0%  1.5x  
53  Redheaded Woodpecker 

12.3%  12.7%  0.4%  1.0x  
54  Hairy Woodpecker 

9.7%  12.0%  2.3%  1.2x  
55  Cedar Waxwing 

11.2%  11.8%  0.7%  1.1x  
56  Bonaparte's Gull 

9.9%  11.4%  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  Ringnecked Duck 

6.8%  8.4%  1.6%  1.2x  
60  Fox Sparrow 

2.7%  6.9%  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  Brownheaded Cowbird 

10.5%  5.8%  4.7%  0.6x  
64  Common Grackle 

13.7%  5.8%  7.9%  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%  0.9%  0.8x  
71  Northern Shoveler 

4.0%  4.5%  0.5%  1.1x  
72  Redbreasted 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%  3.8%  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  Greenwinged Teal 

4.0%  3.2%  0.8%  0.8x  
79  American Coot 

6.2%  3.1%  3.0%  0.5x  
80  Common Loon 

4.5%  3.1%  1.4%  0.7x  
81  Barred Owl 

2.6%  3.0%  0.5%  1.2x  
82  House Wren 

3.8%  2.9%  0.9%  0.8x  
83  Sharpshinned Hawk 

3.2%  2.6%  0.6%  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  Redbreasted 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%  1.4%  0.5x  
98  duck sp. 

1.3%  1.2%  0.2%  0.9x  
99  Blueheaded 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  Orangecrowned Warbler 

0.6%  1.0%  0.4%  1.6x  
103  new world sparrow sp. 

0.8%  1.0%  0.2%  1.2x  
104  Blackandwhite Warbler 

0.6%  1.0%  0.4%  1.6x  
105  American Woodcock 

0.3%  1.0%  0.7%  3.6x  
106  Northern Pintail 

0.9%  1.0%  0.1%  1.1x  
107  Greater Scaup 

0.2%  1.0%  0.8%  5.3x  
108  Peregrine Falcon 

0.7%  0.9%  0.2%  1.3x  
109  Red Crossbill 

0.0%  0.9%  0.9%  79.8x  
110  Whitecrowned Sparrow 

1.1%  0.9%  0.3%  0.8x  
111  Muscovy Duck 

1.0%  0.8%  0.2%  0.8x  
112  Mute Swan 

0.6%  0.8%  0.2%  1.3x  
113  Graylag Goose 

1.0%  0.8%  0.1%  0.9x  
114  Common Raven 

0.8%  0.8%  0.0%  1.0x  
115  Loggerhead Shrike 

1.1%  0.8%  0.3%  0.7x  
116  Lesser Blackbacked Gull 

0.2%  0.7%  0.5%  3.4x  
117  Greater Whitefronted 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%  0.9%  0.4x  
120  blackbird sp. 

0.9%  0.6%  0.3%  0.7x  
121  American Bittern 

0.3%  0.5%  0.2%  1.8x  
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  Rednecked 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  Bluegray 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 ScreechOwl 

0.1%  0.3%  0.2%  2.3x  
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  Redthroated 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  Great Blackbacked Gull 

0%  0.2%  0.2%  ∞  
145  Sharpshinned/Cooper's Hawk 

0.3%  0.2%  0.1%  0.6x  
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  Yellowbreasted Chat 

0.0%  0.1%  0.1%  5.1x  
159  Rubycrowned/Goldencrowned Kinglet 

0.1%  0.1%  0.0%  1.7x  
160  Bluewinged 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  Longtailed 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 Roughwinged Swallow 

0.1%  0.0%  0.0%  0.7x  
172  Whitewinged Scoter 

0.2%  0.0%  0.2%  0.2x  
173  peep sp. 

0.1%  0.0%  0.0%  0.8x  
174  Whiteeyed Vireo 

0%  0.0%  0.0%  ∞  
175  Lesser Yellowlegs 

0.2%  0.0%  0.1%  0.2x  
176  Blackbellied 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  Redeyed 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  Blackcrowned NightHeron 

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  Blacknecked Swan 

0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  1.0x  
203  Trumpeter Swan 

0%  0.0%  0.0%  ∞  
204  Longbilled Dowitcher 

0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.3x  
205  Barnacle Goose 

0%  0.0%  0.0%  ∞  
206  shorebird sp. 

0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.3x  
207  bird sp. 

0%  0.0%  0.0%  ∞  
208  Sandhill Crane 

0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  1.0x  
209  loon sp. 

0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.5x  
210  swallow sp. 

0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  1.0x  
211  Greater/Lesser Yellowlegs 

0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.3x  
212  Swan Goose 

0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  1.0x  
213  Sedge Wren 

0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  1.0x 