Top Birds in May
within 25 miles of Cary, NC, USA
based on 12715 checklists in 385 hotspots
This page shows the probability of a species appearing on a checklist during the month of May. 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 May 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  April  May  Change  Relative  

1  Northern Cardinal 

80.6%  79.4%  1.2%  1.0x  
2  Carolina Wren 

70.3%  70.0%  0.3%  1.0x  
3  Tufted Titmouse 

70.1%  64.7%  5.3%  0.9x  
4  Carolina Chickadee 

66.9%  60.5%  6.4%  0.9x  
5  American Crow 

56.4%  56.7%  0.2%  1.0x  
6  Bluegray Gnatcatcher 

62.2%  56.4%  5.7%  0.9x  
7  Redbellied Woodpecker 

58.9%  55.2%  3.7%  0.9x  
8  Redeyed Vireo 

29.6%  51.4%  21.8%  1.7x  
9  Eastern Bluebird 

48.0%  49.4%  1.4%  1.0x  
10  Mourning Dove 

46.4%  49.3%  2.9%  1.1x  
11  Great Blue Heron 

45.6%  48.0%  2.4%  1.1x  
12  Great Crested Flycatcher 

19.5%  48.0%  28.5%  2.5x  
13  Indigo Bunting 

11.8%  44.9%  33.0%  3.8x  
14  Blue Jay 

50.3%  44.4%  5.9%  0.9x  
15  American Goldfinch 

44.1%  43.5%  0.6%  1.0x  
16  Canada Goose 

49.4%  42.3%  7.1%  0.9x  
17  Common Yellowthroat 

33.1%  40.7%  7.6%  1.2x  
18  Turkey Vulture 

43.4%  39.4%  4.0%  0.9x  
19  Downy Woodpecker 

39.0%  39.3%  0.2%  1.0x  
20  Pine Warbler 

42.9%  39.0%  3.9%  0.9x  
21  American Robin 

43.1%  38.0%  5.0%  0.9x  
22  Summer Tanager 

13.8%  37.8%  24.0%  2.7x  
23  Eastern Towhee 

46.6%  37.8%  8.8%  0.8x  
24  Chipping Sparrow 

42.3%  37.2%  5.2%  0.9x  
25  Common Grackle 

28.0%  36.9%  8.9%  1.3x  
26  Northern Parula 

36.1%  36.3%  0.1%  1.0x  
27  Brownheaded Cowbird 

35.4%  35.8%  0.4%  1.0x  
28  Eastern Phoebe 

33.2%  34.0%  0.7%  1.0x  
29  Northern Roughwinged Swallow 

30.7%  33.3%  2.6%  1.1x  
30  Fish Crow 

35.4%  33.2%  2.2%  0.9x  
31  Whiteeyed Vireo 

36.0%  31.9%  4.0%  0.9x  
32  Redshouldered Hawk 

32.5%  31.6%  0.9%  1.0x  
33  Northern Mockingbird 

28.7%  31.3%  2.6%  1.1x  
34  Barn Swallow 

18.9%  31.3%  12.4%  1.7x  
35  Gray Catbird 

19.6%  31.3%  11.7%  1.6x  
36  Brownheaded Nuthatch 

31.5%  30.6%  0.9%  1.0x  
37  Mallard 

31.3%  30.4%  0.9%  1.0x  
38  Chimney Swift 

13.4%  28.8%  15.4%  2.1x  
39  House Finch 

25.3%  27.2%  1.9%  1.1x  
40  Redwinged Blackbird 

25.7%  27.1%  1.4%  1.1x  
41  Acadian Flycatcher 

2.5%  26.7%  24.3%  10.7x  
42  Eastern Kingbird 

12.1%  26.4%  14.3%  2.2x  
43  Whitebreasted Nuthatch 

22.1%  23.6%  1.6%  1.1x  
44  Blue Grosbeak 

8.0%  23.4%  15.3%  2.9x  
45  European Starling 

21.8%  22.7%  0.9%  1.0x  
46  American Redstart 

8.3%  22.6%  14.2%  2.7x  
47  Eastern WoodPewee 

1.6%  21.7%  20.1%  13.5x  
48  Black Vulture 

19.9%  21.2%  1.3%  1.1x  
49  Killdeer 

16.7%  20.0%  3.3%  1.2x  
50  Pileated Woodpecker 

20.2%  19.4%  0.8%  1.0x  
51  Doublecrested Cormorant 

26.7%  19.0%  7.6%  0.7x  
52  Rubythroated Hummingbird 

8.5%  19.0%  10.5%  2.2x  
53  Ovenbird 

19.3%  18.7%  0.5%  1.0x  
54  Brown Thrasher 

20.9%  16.8%  4.1%  0.8x  
55  Prothonotary Warbler 

11.8%  16.5%  4.7%  1.4x  
56  Spotted Sandpiper 

7.7%  16.2%  8.5%  2.1x  
57  Osprey 

16.7%  15.5%  1.2%  0.9x  
58  Blackandwhite Warbler 

14.4%  15.4%  1.1%  1.1x  
59  Orchard Oriole 

6.4%  15.2%  8.8%  2.4x  
60  Yellowthroated Warbler 

18.8%  14.8%  4.0%  0.8x  
61  Blackthroated Blue Warbler 

6.6%  14.7%  8.1%  2.2x  
62  Wood Thrush 

8.1%  14.2%  6.1%  1.8x  
63  Song Sparrow 

22.0%  14.1%  7.8%  0.6x  
64  Redtailed Hawk 

13.9%  14.1%  0.2%  1.0x  
65  Tree Swallow 

11.7%  13.2%  1.4%  1.1x  
66  Cedar Waxwing 

6.8%  13.0%  6.2%  1.9x  
67  Wood Duck 

13.8%  12.7%  1.1%  0.9x  
68  Scarlet Tanager 

4.3%  12.1%  7.8%  2.8x  
69  Yellowbilled Cuckoo 

1.2%  12.1%  10.9%  10.2x  
70  Belted Kingfisher 

19.3%  12.0%  7.4%  0.6x  
71  Yellowrumped Warbler 

47.5%  11.3%  36.3%  0.2x  
72  Redheaded Woodpecker 

14.1%  11.1%  2.9%  0.8x  
73  Yellowbreasted Chat 

2.6%  11.1%  8.5%  4.3x  
74  Hooded Warbler 

8.6%  11.0%  2.4%  1.3x  
75  Green Heron 

7.1%  10.7%  3.6%  1.5x  
76  Bald Eagle 

11.8%  10.4%  1.4%  0.9x  
77  Purple Martin 

6.0%  10.1%  4.1%  1.7x  
78  Northern Flicker 

14.1%  9.2%  4.9%  0.7x  
79  House Wren 

10.3%  9.2%  1.1%  0.9x  
80  Hairy Woodpecker 

8.9%  8.3%  0.6%  0.9x  
81  Eastern Meadowlark 

6.5%  8.3%  1.8%  1.3x  
82  Barred Owl 

8.8%  8.1%  0.7%  0.9x  
83  Solitary Sandpiper 

5.8%  8.0%  2.2%  1.4x  
84  Yellow Warbler 

2.7%  7.9%  5.2%  3.0x  
85  Prairie Warbler 

8.3%  7.7%  0.5%  0.9x  
86  Whitethroated Sparrow 

56.2%  7.5%  48.6%  0.1x  
87  Blackpoll Warbler 

0.3%  7.5%  7.2%  28.1x  
88  Northern Waterthrush 

3.7%  7.3%  3.7%  2.0x  
89  Louisiana Waterthrush 

10.0%  7.3%  2.7%  0.7x  
90  Rock Pigeon 

5.7%  6.6%  0.8%  1.1x  
91  Swainson's Thrush 

1.0%  6.5%  5.5%  6.7x  
92  Yellowthroated Vireo 

5.1%  6.4%  1.4%  1.3x  
93  Cliff Swallow 

3.3%  5.5%  2.3%  1.7x  
94  Least Sandpiper 

1.1%  5.2%  4.1%  4.7x  
95  Field Sparrow 

11.7%  3.7%  8.0%  0.3x  
96  Magnolia Warbler 

0.2%  3.7%  3.5%  19.4x  
97  Veery 

1.5%  3.5%  2.0%  2.3x  
98  House Sparrow 

2.5%  3.3%  0.8%  1.3x  
99  Semipalmated Sandpiper 

0.1%  3.1%  3.0%  34.5x  
100  Bobolink 

1.5%  3.0%  1.5%  2.0x  
101  Grasshopper Sparrow 

1.2%  2.9%  1.7%  2.4x  
102  Cooper's Hawk 

3.7%  2.7%  1.0%  0.7x  
103  Great Egret 

2.7%  2.4%  0.3%  0.9x  
104  Rosebreasted Grosbeak 

1.4%  2.4%  0.9%  1.6x  
105  Semipalmated Plover 

0.2%  2.3%  2.1%  11.9x  
106  Kentucky Warbler 

0.7%  1.9%  1.3%  2.9x  
107  Swamp Sparrow 

13.4%  1.9%  11.5%  0.1x  
108  Mississippi Kite 

0.1%  1.9%  1.8%  16.1x  
109  Ringbilled Gull 

7.5%  1.8%  5.7%  0.2x  
110  Warbling Vireo 

0.0%  1.8%  1.8%  37.1x  
111  crow sp. 

1.6%  1.8%  0.2%  1.1x  
112  Hooded Merganser 

2.4%  1.7%  0.7%  0.7x  
113  Chestnutsided Warbler 

0.2%  1.6%  1.4%  8.7x  
114  Rubycrowned Kinglet 

32.6%  1.5%  31.1%  0.0x  
115  Wild Turkey 

1.7%  1.4%  0.3%  0.8x  
116  Rednecked Phalarope 

0%  1.4%  1.4%  ∞  
117  Lesser Yellowlegs 

1.3%  1.4%  0.1%  1.1x  
118  Muscovy Duck 

1.0%  1.3%  0.4%  1.4x  
119  Greater Yellowlegs 

0.7%  1.3%  0.6%  1.8x  
120  Bank Swallow 

0.4%  1.2%  0.9%  3.4x  
121  Savannah Sparrow 

4.0%  1.2%  2.7%  0.3x  
122  Horned Lark 

1.1%  1.2%  0.1%  1.1x  
123  swallow sp. 

1.1%  1.2%  0.1%  1.1x  
124  Wormeating Warbler 

2.4%  1.1%  1.3%  0.5x  
125  Blueheaded Vireo 

4.3%  1.1%  3.2%  0.3x  
126  Caspian Tern 

3.2%  1.0%  2.2%  0.3x  
127  Baltimore Oriole 

0.6%  1.0%  0.4%  1.7x  
128  peep sp. 

0.2%  0.9%  0.7%  4.3x  
129  Palm Warbler 

8.7%  0.9%  7.8%  0.1x  
130  Whiterumped Sandpiper 

0.0%  0.9%  0.9%  128.0x  
131  Pine Siskin 

4.5%  0.9%  3.6%  0.2x  
132  Broadwinged Hawk 

0.9%  0.9%  0.0%  1.0x  
133  Cape May Warbler 

0.5%  0.8%  0.4%  1.8x  
134  American Kestrel 

1.1%  0.8%  0.4%  0.7x  
135  Yellowcrowned NightHeron 

0.4%  0.7%  0.3%  1.9x  
136  Wilson's Warbler 

0.0%  0.7%  0.7%  50.0x  
137  Dunlin 

0.2%  0.6%  0.4%  3.8x  
138  Swainson's Warbler 

0.0%  0.6%  0.5%  16.6x  
139  Loggerhead Shrike 

0.3%  0.6%  0.3%  2.2x  
140  Blackthroated Green Warbler 

0.6%  0.6%  0.0%  1.0x  
141  duck sp. 

0.7%  0.6%  0.2%  0.7x  
142  warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.) 

0.5%  0.5%  0.1%  1.2x  
143  Graycheeked Thrush 

0.0%  0.5%  0.5%  10.9x  
144  hawk sp. 

0.6%  0.5%  0.0%  1.0x  
145  Great Horned Owl 

0.9%  0.5%  0.4%  0.6x  
146  Eastern Whippoorwill 

0.5%  0.5%  0.0%  1.0x  
147  Baybreasted Warbler 

0.0%  0.5%  0.4%  22.1x  
148  Common Loon 

0.6%  0.5%  0.2%  0.7x  
149  Canada Warbler 

0.0%  0.5%  0.4%  21.7x  
150  Graylag Goose 

0.6%  0.4%  0.2%  0.7x  
151  Least Bittern 

0.0%  0.4%  0.4%  14.9x  
152  Northern Harrier 

0.7%  0.4%  0.3%  0.6x  
153  Bluewinged Teal 

2.5%  0.4%  2.1%  0.2x  
154  Mute Swan 

0.6%  0.4%  0.2%  0.6x  
155  Chuckwill'swidow 

0.3%  0.4%  0.1%  1.3x  
156  Northern Bobwhite 

0.1%  0.3%  0.2%  3.3x  
157  Hermit Thrush 

8.6%  0.3%  8.2%  0.0x  
158  Sharpshinned Hawk 

1.1%  0.3%  0.8%  0.3x  
159  Ruddy Duck 

3.3%  0.3%  3.0%  0.1x  
160  Laughing Gull 

0.1%  0.3%  0.3%  5.0x  
161  Blackbilled Cuckoo 

0.0%  0.3%  0.3%  43.8x  
162  Anhinga 

0.1%  0.3%  0.2%  2.8x  
163  Common Tern 

0.1%  0.3%  0.2%  4.7x  
164  Downy/Hairy Woodpecker 

0.3%  0.3%  0.0%  1.0x  
165  Bluewinged Warbler 

1.3%  0.3%  1.0%  0.2x  
166  Willow Flycatcher 

0%  0.3%  0.3%  ∞  
167  Empidonax sp. 

0.1%  0.3%  0.2%  4.9x  
168  Blackburnian Warbler 

0.2%  0.3%  0.1%  1.4x  
169  Olivesided Flycatcher 

0%  0.3%  0.3%  ∞  
170  Buteo sp. 

0.2%  0.3%  0.1%  1.4x  
171  Snowy Egret 

0.1%  0.2%  0.1%  2.0x  
172  Redbreasted Merganser 

0.7%  0.2%  0.5%  0.3x  
173  American Coot 

1.1%  0.2%  0.8%  0.2x  
174  Western Sandpiper 

0%  0.2%  0.2%  ∞  
175  Blackbellied Plover 

0.0%  0.2%  0.2%  10.1x  
176  Pectoral Sandpiper 

0.2%  0.2%  0.0%  0.9x  
177  new world sparrow sp. 

0.4%  0.2%  0.2%  0.5x  
178  Common Nighthawk 

0.0%  0.2%  0.2%  14.6x  
179  Shortbilled Dowitcher 

0.1%  0.2%  0.1%  2.7x  
180  Common Raven 

0.4%  0.2%  0.2%  0.5x  
181  Merlin 

0.3%  0.2%  0.1%  0.6x  
182  Catharus sp. 

0.1%  0.2%  0.1%  2.1x  
183  Whitecrowned Sparrow 

0.5%  0.2%  0.3%  0.4x  
184  Cattle Egret 

0.2%  0.2%  0.0%  0.9x  
185  passerine sp. 

0.2%  0.2%  0.0%  0.8x  
186  Black Tern 

0%  0.2%  0.2%  ∞  
187  Ringnecked Duck 

0.4%  0.1%  0.3%  0.3x  
188  American Bittern 

1.2%  0.1%  1.0%  0.1x  
189  Eastern ScreechOwl 

0.2%  0.1%  0.0%  0.8x  
190  Blacknecked Stilt 

0%  0.1%  0.1%  ∞  
191  Bonaparte's Gull 

3.8%  0.1%  3.7%  0.0x  
192  Tennessee Warbler 

0.1%  0.1%  0.1%  2.2x  
193  Redbreasted Nuthatch 

1.1%  0.1%  1.0%  0.1x  
194  woodpecker sp. 

0.1%  0.1%  0.0%  1.1x  
195  Domestic goose sp. (Domestic type) 

0.1%  0.1%  0.0%  0.8x  
196  Herring Gull 

0.6%  0.1%  0.5%  0.2x  
197  Little Blue Heron 

0.1%  0.1%  0.0%  0.8x  
198  Northern Shoveler 

0.2%  0.1%  0.1%  0.5x  
199  Mallard x American Black Duck (hybrid) 

0.0%  0.1%  0.1%  3.6x  
200  new world vulture sp. 

0.1%  0.1%  0.0%  1.0x  
201  Summer/Scarlet Tanager 

0.0%  0.1%  0.1%  2.4x  
202  Ruddy Turnstone 

0%  0.1%  0.1%  ∞  
203  Piedbilled Grebe 

2.6%  0.1%  2.5%  0.0x  
204  Tricolored Heron 

0.0%  0.1%  0.1%  6.7x  
205  gull sp. 

0.5%  0.1%  0.4%  0.2x  
206  Accipiter sp. 

0.2%  0.1%  0.1%  0.4x  
207  American Woodcock 

0.1%  0.1%  0.0%  0.7x  
208  vireo sp. 

0.1%  0.1%  0.0%  0.9x  
209  American Pipit 

0.2%  0.1%  0.1%  0.4x  
210  Least Tern 

0%  0.1%  0.1%  ∞  
211  Whimbrel 

0%  0.1%  0.1%  ∞  
212  Dickcissel 

0%  0.1%  0.1%  ∞  
213  Horned Grebe 

0.3%  0.1%  0.2%  0.3x  
214  Common Gallinule 

0.0%  0.1%  0.1%  3.7x  
215  Willet 

0.0%  0.1%  0.0%  2.5x  
216  Blackcrowned NightHeron 

0.1%  0.1%  0.0%  0.7x  
217  shorebird sp. 

0.0%  0.1%  0.0%  1.4x  
218  Lesser Scaup 

0.7%  0.1%  0.7%  0.1x  
219  Glossy Ibis 

0.0%  0.1%  0.0%  3.0x  
220  Blackbellied WhistlingDuck 

0.0%  0.1%  0.0%  1.3x  
221  Least Flycatcher 

0.0%  0.1%  0.0%  2.0x  
222  Forster's Tern 

0.3%  0.1%  0.2%  0.2x  
223  Wilson's Snipe 

1.0%  0.1%  1.0%  0.1x  
224  Darkeyed Junco 

4.7%  0.0%  4.6%  0.0x  
225  Cerulean Warbler 

0.1%  0.0%  0.1%  0.4x  
226  American Black Duck 
