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 the current month.
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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  Redbellied Woodpecker 

51.1%  50.0%  1.1%  1.0x  
8  Whitethroated 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  Rubycrowned 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  Yellowrumped Warbler 

32.2%  34.8%  2.5%  1.1x  
22  Brownheaded Nuthatch 

30.2%  31.1%  0.9%  1.0x  
23  Doublecrested Cormorant 

27.7%  30.2%  2.5%  1.1x  
24  Redshouldered Hawk 

25.0%  30.0%  5.0%  1.2x  
25  Whitebreasted Nuthatch 

30.2%  28.2%  2.0%  0.9x  
26  Northern Mockingbird 

29.9%  28.1%  1.8%  0.9x  
27  Ringbilled Gull 

31.3%  28.1%  3.3%  0.9x  
28  Darkeyed 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  Goldencrowned 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  Yellowbellied Sapsucker 

24.3%  17.8%  6.5%  0.7x  
39  Redtailed 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  Piedbilled Grebe 

17.7%  15.1%  2.6%  0.9x  
45  Redwinged 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  Redheaded 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  Ringnecked 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  Brownheaded 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  Greenwinged Teal 

4.1%  2.9%  1.3%  0.7x  
79  Rusty Blackbird 

3.0%  2.6%  0.4%  0.9x  
80  Redbreasted 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  Sharpshinned 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  Redbreasted 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 Blackbacked 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  Blackandwhite 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  Orangecrowned Warbler 

1.2%  0.8%  0.4%  0.7x  
109  Whitecrowned 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  Blueheaded Vireo 

0.8%  0.6%  0.2%  0.8x  
115  Whitewinged 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  Yellowheaded 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  Longtailed Duck 

0.3%  0.3%  0.0%  0.9x  
134  Varied Thrush 

0.7%  0.3%  0.4%  0.4x  
135  Great Blackbacked Gull 

0.3%  0.3%  0.0%  0.9x  
136  Accipiter sp. 

0.3%  0.3%  0.0%  0.9x  
137  Rubycrowned/Goldencrowned Kinglet 

0.2%  0.3%  0.1%  1.4x  
138  House/Purple Finch 

0.1%  0.2%  0.1%  2.3x  
139  Eastern ScreechOwl 

0.3%  0.2%  0.1%  0.8x  
140  Greater Whitefronted Goose 

0.5%  0.2%  0.3%  0.4x  
141  Rufous Hummingbird 

0.0%  0.2%  0.2%  10.0x  
142  Sharpshinned/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  Rednecked Grebe 

0.1%  0.2%  0.0%  1.3x  
150  Bluewinged 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  Blackchinned Hummingbird 

0%  0.1%  0.1%  ∞  
157  Bluegray 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  Redthroated 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 Roughwinged 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  Blacknecked 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  Yellowbreasted Chat 

0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.4x  
188  Whiteeyed Vireo 

0%  0.0%  0.0%  ∞  
189  Barn Swallow 

0%  0.0%  0.0%  ∞  
190  Blackthroated 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 CollaredDove 

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 