Bird Finder

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

based on 8714 checklists in 385 hotspots

This page shows the probability of a species appearing on a checklist during the month of February. 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 February 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 January February Change Relative
1   Northern Cardinal
59.2% 64.0% 4.8% 1.1x
2   Carolina Wren
60.9% 59.8% 1.2% 1.0x
3   Carolina Chickadee
59.6% 59.7% 0.0% 1.0x
4   American Crow
52.4% 57.6% 5.2% 1.1x
5   Tufted Titmouse
54.3% 56.3% 2.0% 1.0x
6   Song Sparrow
49.7% 50.0% 0.3% 1.0x
7   Red-bellied Woodpecker
51.1% 50.0% 1.1% 1.0x
8   White-throated Sparrow
52.9% 49.9% 3.0% 0.9x
9   Eastern Bluebird
42.6% 47.0% 4.4% 1.1x
10   Canada Goose
35.1% 46.0% 10.9% 1.3x
11   American Robin
30.6% 42.2% 11.6% 1.4x
12   Downy Woodpecker
42.3% 40.6% 1.7% 1.0x
13   Turkey Vulture
35.2% 39.5% 4.3% 1.1x
14   Blue Jay
38.1% 38.5% 0.4% 1.0x
15   Great Blue Heron
39.5% 38.0% 1.5% 1.0x
16   Mourning Dove
30.2% 37.3% 7.1% 1.2x
17   Pine Warbler
20.6% 37.0% 16.4% 1.8x
18   Ruby-crowned Kinglet
41.0% 36.5% 4.5% 0.9x
19   Mallard
33.5% 36.4% 2.9% 1.1x
20   Eastern Towhee
32.7% 35.4% 2.6% 1.1x
21   Yellow-rumped Warbler
32.2% 34.8% 2.5% 1.1x
22   Brown-headed Nuthatch
30.2% 31.1% 0.9% 1.0x
23   Double-crested Cormorant
27.7% 30.2% 2.5% 1.1x
24   Red-shouldered Hawk
25.0% 30.0% 5.0% 1.2x
25   White-breasted Nuthatch
30.2% 28.2% 2.0% 0.9x
26   Northern Mockingbird
29.9% 28.1% 1.8% 0.9x
27   Ring-billed Gull
31.3% 28.1% 3.3% 0.9x
28   Dark-eyed Junco
30.3% 26.7% 3.7% 0.9x
29   Northern Flicker
27.9% 25.0% 3.0% 0.9x
30   Eastern Phoebe
22.8% 24.4% 1.6% 1.1x
31   House Finch
21.1% 22.8% 1.7% 1.1x
32   Golden-crowned Kinglet
25.8% 21.7% 4.1% 0.8x
33   American Goldfinch
27.6% 21.1% 6.4% 0.8x
34   Killdeer
16.4% 19.5% 3.2% 1.2x
35   European Starling
16.8% 19.5% 2.6% 1.2x
36   Hooded Merganser
21.9% 18.9% 3.1% 0.9x
37   Belted Kingfisher
20.0% 18.5% 1.5% 0.9x
38   Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
24.3% 17.8% 6.5% 0.7x
39   Red-tailed Hawk
15.9% 17.5% 1.6% 1.1x
40   Chipping Sparrow
16.2% 16.5% 0.3% 1.0x
41   Ruddy Duck
16.5% 16.1% 0.4% 1.0x
42   Black Vulture
16.0% 16.0% 0.0% 1.0x
43   Brown Thrasher
16.3% 15.5% 0.8% 1.0x
44   Pied-billed Grebe
17.7% 15.1% 2.6% 0.9x
45   Red-winged Blackbird
10.7% 14.9% 4.2% 1.4x
46   Bald Eagle
16.7% 14.9% 1.8% 0.9x
47   Bufflehead
15.7% 14.8% 1.0% 0.9x
48   Swamp Sparrow
14.6% 14.1% 0.6% 1.0x
49   Hermit Thrush
17.9% 14.0% 3.9% 0.8x
50   Fish Crow
3.2% 13.9% 10.7% 4.4x
51   Field Sparrow
13.7% 13.1% 0.7% 1.0x
52   Pileated Woodpecker
12.3% 12.0% 0.3% 1.0x
53   Common Grackle
4.4% 11.3% 7.0% 2.6x
54   Red-headed Woodpecker
10.8% 10.9% 0.1% 1.0x
55   Hairy Woodpecker
10.1% 9.4% 0.8% 0.9x
56   Winter Wren
11.0% 8.8% 2.2% 0.8x
57   Ring-necked Duck
8.9% 8.5% 0.4% 1.0x
58   Brown Creeper
9.0% 8.0% 1.0% 0.9x
59   Wood Duck
3.2% 7.8% 4.6% 2.4x
60   Rock Pigeon
7.1% 6.6% 0.5% 0.9x
61   Brown-headed Cowbird
4.7% 5.9% 1.2% 1.3x
62   Lesser Scaup
4.6% 5.7% 1.0% 1.2x
63   Barred Owl
3.2% 5.6% 2.4% 1.7x
64   Eastern Meadowlark
4.3% 5.5% 1.2% 1.3x
65   Cedar Waxwing
8.0% 5.1% 2.9% 0.6x
66   American Kestrel
5.7% 4.8% 1.0% 0.8x
67   Bonaparte's Gull
8.8% 4.7% 4.1% 0.5x
68   Fox Sparrow
6.4% 4.6% 1.8% 0.7x
69   Gadwall
5.8% 4.5% 1.2% 0.8x
70   Pine Siskin
6.0% 4.5% 1.5% 0.8x
71   Cooper's Hawk
4.0% 4.4% 0.4% 1.1x
72   American Coot
3.2% 4.1% 0.9% 1.3x
73   Herring Gull
6.1% 4.0% 2.1% 0.7x
74   Northern Shoveler
4.0% 3.8% 0.1% 1.0x
75   Savannah Sparrow
4.2% 3.4% 0.8% 0.8x
76   American Woodcock
1.2% 2.9% 1.7% 2.4x
77   Wilson's Snipe
1.9% 2.9% 0.9% 1.5x
78   Green-winged Teal
4.1% 2.9% 1.3% 0.7x
79   Rusty Blackbird
3.0% 2.6% 0.4% 0.9x
80   Red-breasted Nuthatch
3.3% 2.5% 0.8% 0.8x
81   Purple Finch
3.0% 2.3% 0.7% 0.8x
82   Greater Scaup
2.2% 2.0% 0.2% 0.9x
83   Sharp-shinned Hawk
2.0% 2.0% 0.0% 1.0x
84   Horned Grebe
3.8% 1.9% 1.8% 0.5x
85   Canvasback
1.6% 1.8% 0.3% 1.2x
86   Red-breasted Merganser
1.3% 1.8% 0.5% 1.4x
87   Horned Lark
1.7% 1.7% 0.0% 1.0x
88   House Sparrow
1.7% 1.6% 0.0% 1.0x
89   American Pipit
2.3% 1.6% 0.7% 0.7x
90   Palm Warbler
1.7% 1.5% 0.2% 0.9x
91   gull sp.
1.5% 1.5% 0.0% 1.0x
92   Mute Swan
1.2% 1.3% 0.0% 1.0x
93   new world sparrow sp.
1.1% 1.2% 0.1% 1.1x
94   Tree Swallow
0.0% 1.2% 1.2% 38.9x
95   Common Loon
1.7% 1.1% 0.6% 0.7x
96   Common Goldeneye
1.4% 1.1% 0.2% 0.8x
97   Redhead
1.1% 1.1% 0.1% 0.9x
98   Greater/Lesser Scaup
1.2% 1.0% 0.2% 0.8x
99   Great Egret
1.1% 1.0% 0.1% 0.9x
100   House Wren
1.3% 1.0% 0.3% 0.8x
101   Lesser Black-backed Gull
1.0% 1.0% 0.0% 1.0x
102   duck sp.
1.2% 1.0% 0.2% 0.8x
103   Great Horned Owl
1.1% 1.0% 0.2% 0.9x
104   Black-and-white Warbler
1.0% 0.9% 0.1% 0.9x
105   American Black Duck
2.1% 0.9% 1.2% 0.4x
106   Muscovy Duck
0.9% 0.9% 0.0% 1.0x
107   crow sp.
0.4% 0.9% 0.4% 2.0x
108   Orange-crowned Warbler
1.2% 0.8% 0.4% 0.7x
109   White-crowned Sparrow
1.5% 0.8% 0.7% 0.5x
110   Graylag Goose
0.6% 0.8% 0.2% 1.3x
111   Merlin
0.4% 0.7% 0.3% 1.8x
112   American Wigeon
0.7% 0.7% 0.1% 0.9x
113   Snow Goose
0.2% 0.6% 0.4% 3.2x
114   Blue-headed Vireo
0.8% 0.6% 0.2% 0.8x
115   White-winged Scoter
0.4% 0.6% 0.2% 1.7x
116   Peregrine Falcon
0.5% 0.6% 0.0% 1.0x
117   Loggerhead Shrike
0.7% 0.5% 0.2% 0.7x
118   blackbird sp.
0.5% 0.5% 0.1% 1.2x
119   hawk sp.
0.6% 0.5% 0.1% 0.8x
120   Common Raven
0.6% 0.5% 0.1% 0.8x
121   Osprey
0.0% 0.5% 0.4% 22.2x
122   Gray Catbird
0.7% 0.4% 0.2% 0.7x
123   Downy/Hairy Woodpecker
0.4% 0.4% 0.1% 1.2x
124   Vesper Sparrow
0.5% 0.4% 0.1% 0.8x
125   Yellow-headed Blackbird
0% 0.4% 0.4%
126   Northern Harrier
0.5% 0.4% 0.0% 0.9x
127   Tundra Swan
0.1% 0.4% 0.4% 5.9x
128   Northern Pintail
0.5% 0.4% 0.1% 0.7x
129   Common Merganser
0.9% 0.4% 0.6% 0.4x
130   Prairie Warbler
0.3% 0.4% 0.1% 1.3x
131   American Bittern
0.4% 0.3% 0.1% 0.8x
132   Common Yellowthroat
0.5% 0.3% 0.2% 0.6x
133   Long-tailed Duck
0.3% 0.3% 0.0% 0.9x
134   Varied Thrush
0.7% 0.3% 0.4% 0.4x
135   Great Black-backed Gull
0.3% 0.3% 0.0% 0.9x
136   Accipiter sp.
0.3% 0.3% 0.0% 0.9x
137   Ruby-crowned/Golden-crowned Kinglet
0.2% 0.3% 0.1% 1.4x
138   House/Purple Finch
0.1% 0.2% 0.1% 2.3x
139   Eastern Screech-Owl
0.3% 0.2% 0.1% 0.8x
140   Greater White-fronted Goose
0.5% 0.2% 0.3% 0.4x
141   Rufous Hummingbird
0.0% 0.2% 0.2% 10.0x
142   Sharp-shinned/Cooper's Hawk
0.1% 0.2% 0.1% 2.9x
143   American White Pelican
0.2% 0.2% 0.0% 1.3x
144   Ross's Goose
0.5% 0.2% 0.3% 0.4x
145   Buteo sp.
0.1% 0.2% 0.1% 1.8x
146   Baltimore Oriole
0.3% 0.2% 0.1% 0.6x
147   Virginia Rail
0.4% 0.2% 0.2% 0.5x
148   new world vulture sp.
0.1% 0.2% 0.1% 2.4x
149   Red-necked Grebe
0.1% 0.2% 0.0% 1.3x
150   Blue-winged Teal
0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 2.1x
151   Wild Turkey
0.4% 0.1% 0.2% 0.4x
152   woodpecker sp.
0.1% 0.1% 0.0% 1.2x
153   Cape May Warbler
0% 0.1% 0.1%
154   King Rail
0.1% 0.1% 0.0% 1.5x
155   Dickcissel
0.0% 0.1% 0.1% 11.1x
156   Black-chinned Hummingbird
0% 0.1% 0.1%
157   Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
0.2% 0.1% 0.1% 0.7x
158   Northern Parula
0.0% 0.1% 0.1% 11.1x
159   Red Crossbill
0.3% 0.1% 0.2% 0.4x
160   Domestic goose sp. (Domestic type)
0.1% 0.1% 0.0% 0.9x
161   Red-throated Loon
0.1% 0.1% 0.0% 1.7x
162   warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.)
0.0% 0.1% 0.1% 2.5x
163   Purple Martin
0% 0.1% 0.1%
164   Evening Grosbeak
0.2% 0.1% 0.2% 0.4x
165   Green Heron
0.3% 0.1% 0.2% 0.4x
166   Northern Rough-winged Swallow
0% 0.1% 0.1%
167   passerine sp.
0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 1.9x
168   Mallard x American Black Duck (hybrid)
0.1% 0.1% 0.0% 0.9x
169   Lincoln's Sparrow
0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.6x
170   Glaucous Gull
0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 3.3x
171   Least Sandpiper
0.1% 0.1% 0.0% 0.6x
172   Eared Grebe
0.1% 0.0% 0.1% 0.4x
173   Marsh Wren
0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.2x
174   Swan Goose
0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.2x
175   Iceland Gull
0.1% 0.0% 0.1% 0.4x
176   Greater Yellowlegs
0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.1x
177   Little Gull
0% 0.0% 0.0%
178   Greater/Lesser Yellowlegs
0% 0.0% 0.0%
179   Laughing Gull
0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.2x
180   Northern Bobwhite
0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.6x
181   Lesser Yellowlegs
0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.2x
182   Surf Scoter
0.2% 0.0% 0.1% 0.1x
183   Black-necked Swan
0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.7x
184   Selasphorus sp.
0% 0.0% 0.0%
185   Mallard/American Black Duck
0% 0.0% 0.0%
186   American/Fish Crow
0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.2x
187   Yellow-breasted Chat
0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.4x
188   White-eyed Vireo
0% 0.0% 0.0%
189   Barn Swallow
0% 0.0% 0.0%
190   Black-throated Blue Warbler
0% 0.0% 0.0%
191   Spotted Sandpiper
0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2x
192   Nashville Warbler
0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.3x
193   Louisiana Waterthrush
0% 0.0% 0.0%
194   Dunlin
0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2x
195   Northern Waterthrush
0% 0.0% 0.0%
196   Eurasian Collared-Dove
0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.1x
197   Sanderling
0% 0.0% 0.0%
198   Trumpeter Swan
0% 0.0% 0.0%
199   Barnacle Goose
0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.3x
200   Larus sp.
0% 0.0% 0.0%
201   shorebird sp.
0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.1x
202   swallow sp.
0% 0.0% 0.0%
203   Sterna sp.
0% 0.0% 0.0%
204   wren sp.
0% 0.0% 0.0%
205   finch sp.
0% 0.0% 0.0%
206   Domestic goose sp. (Domestic type) x Canada Goose (hybrid)
0% 0.0% 0.0%
207   Graylag x Canada Goose (hybrid)
0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.6x
208   merganser sp.
0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.6x