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Top Birds at Lake Benson in December
relative to other locations within 25 miles of Cary, NC, USA

based on 72 checklists

This page shows the probability of a species appearing on a checklist at Lake Benson during the month of December. The difference in probability relative to other nearby locations is also shown, to highlight which birds are particularly likely to be found (or not found) at this specific location. The chart shows how many distinct species have historically been observed at this location for each month of the year.

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Rank Info Pics Species Entire Region This Location Difference Relative
1   Carolina Wren 67.7% 87.5% 19.8% 1.3x
2   Pied-billed Grebe 19.6% 86.1% 66.5% 4.4x
3   Carolina Chickadee 64.2% 84.7% 20.5% 1.3x
4   Tufted Titmouse 58.1% 81.9% 23.8% 1.4x
5   Red-bellied Woodpecker 57.7% 81.9% 24.2% 1.4x
6   Eastern Bluebird 49.0% 80.6% 31.6% 1.6x
7   Double-crested Cormorant 28.6% 80.6% 51.9% 2.8x
8   American Crow 57.9% 79.2% 21.3% 1.4x
9   Ring-billed Gull 28.6% 79.2% 50.5% 2.8x
10   Northern Cardinal 62.7% 77.8% 15.1% 1.2x
11   Great Blue Heron 42.3% 77.8% 35.4% 1.8x
12   Mallard 30.2% 76.4% 46.2% 2.5x
13   Ruby-crowned Kinglet 49.5% 72.2% 22.7% 1.5x
14   White-throated Sparrow 61.4% 70.8% 9.4% 1.2x
15   American Robin 35.9% 68.1% 32.2% 1.9x
16   Downy Woodpecker 48.7% 66.7% 18.0% 1.4x
17   Ruddy Duck 15.0% 65.3% 50.2% 4.3x
18   Brown-headed Nuthatch 33.9% 63.9% 30.0% 1.9x
19   Canada Goose 31.7% 63.9% 32.2% 2.0x
20   Bald Eagle 16.1% 63.9% 47.8% 4.0x
21   American Goldfinch 40.6% 62.5% 21.9% 1.5x
22   Hooded Merganser 19.1% 61.1% 42.0% 3.2x
23   Blue Jay 46.6% 59.7% 13.2% 1.3x
24   Dark-eyed Junco 36.2% 56.9% 20.7% 1.6x
25   Golden-crowned Kinglet 32.2% 55.6% 23.3% 1.7x
26   Eastern Phoebe 28.4% 55.6% 27.2% 2.0x
27   White-breasted Nuthatch 34.4% 54.2% 19.8% 1.6x
28   Song Sparrow 53.8% 52.8% 1.0% 1.0x
29   Yellow-rumped Warbler 36.2% 52.8% 16.6% 1.5x
30   Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 30.8% 52.8% 22.0% 1.7x
31   Chipping Sparrow 20.3% 52.8% 32.5% 2.6x
32   Red-shouldered Hawk 28.0% 51.4% 23.3% 1.8x
33   Northern Flicker 38.2% 50.0% 11.8% 1.3x
34   European Starling 15.7% 50.0% 34.3% 3.2x
35   Northern Mockingbird 32.5% 48.6% 16.1% 1.5x
36   Eastern Towhee 39.1% 45.8% 6.8% 1.2x
37   Belted Kingfisher 23.9% 43.1% 19.2% 1.8x
38   Pine Warbler 18.0% 43.1% 25.1% 2.4x
39   Killdeer 17.1% 40.3% 23.2% 2.4x
40   House Finch 23.8% 38.9% 15.1% 1.6x
41   Pileated Woodpecker 15.5% 38.9% 23.4% 2.5x
42   Rusty Blackbird 3.1% 38.9% 35.8% 12.7x
43   Mute Swan 0.5% 38.9% 38.4% 75.0x
44   Turkey Vulture 36.3% 37.5% 1.2% 1.0x
45   Northern Shoveler 4.2% 37.5% 33.3% 9.0x
46   Brown-headed Cowbird 5.6% 34.7% 29.1% 6.2x
47   Hermit Thrush 22.2% 30.6% 8.3% 1.4x
48   Cedar Waxwing 11.7% 30.6% 18.9% 2.6x
49   Bufflehead 14.5% 29.2% 14.7% 2.0x
50   Brown Creeper 10.9% 29.2% 18.2% 2.7x
51   Pine Siskin 9.1% 29.2% 20.0% 3.2x
52   Ring-necked Duck 8.3% 27.8% 19.5% 3.4x
53   Gadwall 4.8% 26.4% 21.5% 5.5x
54   Green-winged Teal 3.0% 26.4% 23.4% 8.8x
55   Red-tailed Hawk 16.6% 23.6% 7.1% 1.4x
56   Red-winged Blackbird 14.6% 23.6% 9.0% 1.6x
57   Common Grackle 5.6% 22.2% 16.6% 3.9x
58   Brown Thrasher 19.4% 20.8% 1.4% 1.1x
59   American Black Duck 1.7% 20.8% 19.1% 12.0x
60   Mourning Dove 24.4% 19.4% 4.9% 0.8x
61   American Coot 3.0% 18.1% 15.0% 6.0x
62   Swamp Sparrow 17.0% 16.7% 0.3% 1.0x
63   Winter Wren 15.1% 16.7% 1.5% 1.1x
64   Purple Finch 5.3% 15.3% 9.9% 2.9x
65   Wood Duck 3.7% 15.3% 11.5% 4.1x
66   Field Sparrow 18.0% 11.1% 6.8% 0.6x
67   Black Vulture 17.6% 11.1% 6.5% 0.6x
68   Hairy Woodpecker 12.0% 11.1% 0.9% 0.9x
69   American Wigeon 1.2% 11.1% 9.9% 9.5x
70   Horned Grebe 5.5% 9.7% 4.3% 1.8x
71   Barred Owl 3.0% 9.7% 6.7% 3.3x
72   Wilson's Snipe 1.8% 9.7% 7.9% 5.4x
73   Blue-headed Vireo 1.0% 9.7% 8.7% 9.6x
74   Black-and-white Warbler 0.9% 9.7% 8.8% 10.4x
75   Great Egret 1.2% 8.3% 7.2% 7.1x
76   Herring Gull 5.6% 6.9% 1.4% 1.2x
77   Great Horned Owl 1.3% 6.9% 5.7% 5.4x
78   American Woodcock 1.0% 6.9% 6.0% 7.3x
79   Cooper's Hawk 4.8% 5.6% 0.8% 1.2x
80   Lesser Scaup 3.7% 5.6% 1.9% 1.5x
81   Sharp-shinned Hawk 2.6% 5.6% 3.0% 2.1x
82   Red-headed Woodpecker 12.7% 4.2% 8.6% 0.3x
83   Bonaparte's Gull 11.5% 4.2% 7.3% 0.4x
84   Red-breasted Nuthatch 4.1% 4.2% 0.0% 1.0x
85   Common Loon 3.1% 4.2% 1.1% 1.3x
86   Canvasback 1.4% 4.2% 2.8% 3.1x
87   Fish Crow 1.3% 4.2% 2.9% 3.3x
88   Northern Pintail 1.0% 4.2% 3.2% 4.4x
89   Fox Sparrow 7.0% 2.8% 4.2% 0.4x
90   Palm Warbler 2.5% 2.8% 0.3% 1.1x
91   Least Sandpiper 0.5% 2.8% 2.3% 6.0x
92   Wild Turkey 0.3% 2.8% 2.4% 8.3x
93   Tundra Swan 0.2% 2.8% 2.6% 16.1x
94   American Kestrel 6.3% 1.4% 4.9% 0.2x
95   Red-breasted Merganser 1.4% 1.4% 0.0% 1.0x
96   duck sp. 1.2% 1.4% 0.2% 1.2x
97   Redhead 1.1% 1.4% 0.3% 1.3x
98   Greater Scaup 1.0% 1.4% 0.4% 1.5x
99   Loggerhead Shrike 0.7% 1.4% 0.6% 1.9x
100   Greater/Lesser Scaup 0.7% 1.4% 0.7% 2.1x
101   Red-necked Grebe 0.4% 1.4% 1.0% 3.2x
102   Downy/Hairy Woodpecker 0.4% 1.4% 1.0% 3.4x
103   Common Goldeneye 0.1% 1.4% 1.3% 11.0x
104   Blue-winged Teal 0.1% 1.4% 1.3% 15.1x
105   Domestic goose sp. (Domestic type) 0.1% 1.4% 1.3% 15.1x