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

based on 89 checklists

This page shows the probability of a species appearing on a checklist at Lake Raleigh 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   Double-crested Cormorant 28.5% 82.0% 53.5% 2.9x
2   Great Blue Heron 42.3% 78.7% 36.4% 1.9x
3   White-throated Sparrow 61.3% 76.4% 15.1% 1.2x
4   Mallard 30.1% 76.4% 46.3% 2.5x
5   Carolina Wren 67.8% 73.0% 5.2% 1.1x
6   Carolina Chickadee 64.3% 70.8% 6.5% 1.1x
7   Song Sparrow 53.6% 70.8% 17.2% 1.3x
8   Northern Cardinal 62.8% 67.4% 4.6% 1.1x
9   Ruddy Duck 14.9% 67.4% 52.5% 4.5x
10   Northern Mockingbird 32.3% 64.0% 31.8% 2.0x
11   Bufflehead 14.1% 64.0% 49.9% 4.5x
12   Pied-billed Grebe 19.7% 62.9% 43.2% 3.2x
13   American Crow 58.0% 61.8% 3.8% 1.1x
14   Yellow-rumped Warbler 36.1% 60.7% 24.6% 1.7x
15   Ruby-crowned Kinglet 49.6% 59.6% 10.0% 1.2x
16   Tufted Titmouse 58.3% 58.4% 0.1% 1.0x
17   Eastern Towhee 38.9% 58.4% 19.5% 1.5x
18   Blue Jay 46.6% 56.2% 9.6% 1.2x
19   Canada Goose 31.7% 55.1% 23.4% 1.7x
20   Belted Kingfisher 23.7% 55.1% 31.3% 2.3x
21   Red-bellied Woodpecker 58.0% 53.9% 4.0% 0.9x
22   Brown Thrasher 19.1% 47.2% 28.1% 2.5x
23   American Robin 36.0% 44.9% 8.9% 1.2x
24   Ring-billed Gull 28.9% 43.8% 14.9% 1.5x
25   American Goldfinch 40.8% 41.6% 0.8% 1.0x
26   Downy Woodpecker 48.9% 40.4% 8.4% 0.8x
27   Northern Shoveler 4.1% 40.4% 36.4% 9.9x
28   Northern Flicker 38.4% 36.0% 2.4% 0.9x
29   Dark-eyed Junco 36.4% 33.7% 2.7% 0.9x
30   Bald Eagle 16.3% 33.7% 17.4% 2.1x
31   Mute Swan 0.5% 33.7% 33.2% 67.9x
32   Golden-crowned Kinglet 32.4% 32.6% 0.2% 1.0x
33   Mourning Dove 24.2% 32.6% 8.4% 1.3x
34   House Finch 23.9% 29.2% 5.4% 1.2x
35   Hermit Thrush 22.2% 29.2% 7.0% 1.3x
36   Ring-necked Duck 8.2% 28.1% 19.9% 3.4x
37   White-breasted Nuthatch 34.6% 27.0% 7.6% 0.8x
38   Red-shouldered Hawk 28.2% 27.0% 1.3% 1.0x
39   Turkey Vulture 36.5% 24.7% 11.7% 0.7x
40   Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 31.1% 23.6% 7.5% 0.8x
41   Field Sparrow 17.8% 23.6% 5.8% 1.3x
42   Eastern Bluebird 49.5% 21.3% 28.2% 0.4x
43   Eastern Phoebe 28.7% 20.2% 8.5% 0.7x
44   Rock Pigeon 6.3% 19.1% 12.8% 3.0x
45   Wood Duck 3.7% 19.1% 15.4% 5.2x
46   Red-winged Blackbird 14.6% 18.0% 3.3% 1.2x
47   Hooded Merganser 19.5% 16.9% 2.6% 0.9x
48   Winter Wren 15.1% 16.9% 1.7% 1.1x
49   Cedar Waxwing 11.8% 16.9% 5.1% 1.4x
50   Gadwall 4.9% 16.9% 12.0% 3.4x
51   Killdeer 17.3% 14.6% 2.7% 0.8x
52   Swamp Sparrow 17.0% 14.6% 2.4% 0.9x
53   European Starling 16.0% 13.5% 2.5% 0.8x
54   Pine Warbler 18.3% 12.4% 5.9% 0.7x
55   Red-tailed Hawk 16.7% 11.2% 5.4% 0.7x
56   Wilson's Snipe 1.8% 11.2% 9.5% 6.3x
57   Great Egret 1.1% 11.2% 10.1% 9.9x
58   Hairy Woodpecker 12.1% 10.1% 1.9% 0.8x
59   Brown Creeper 11.1% 10.1% 1.0% 0.9x
60   Brown-headed Nuthatch 34.4% 9.0% 25.4% 0.3x
61   Cooper's Hawk 4.7% 9.0% 4.3% 1.9x
62   Orange-crowned Warbler 0.9% 9.0% 8.1% 9.6x
63   Pileated Woodpecker 15.8% 7.9% 7.9% 0.5x
64   Rusty Blackbird 3.3% 7.9% 4.6% 2.4x
65   Canvasback 1.3% 7.9% 6.5% 6.0x
66   Black Vulture 17.7% 6.7% 11.0% 0.4x
67   Chipping Sparrow 20.7% 5.6% 15.1% 0.3x
68   Lesser Scaup 3.7% 4.5% 0.8% 1.2x
69   Gray Catbird 1.7% 4.5% 2.8% 2.6x
70   duck sp. 1.1% 4.5% 3.4% 4.0x
71   American Coot 3.1% 3.4% 0.2% 1.1x
72   Sharp-shinned Hawk 2.6% 3.4% 0.8% 1.3x
73   gull sp. 1.8% 3.4% 1.6% 1.9x
74   Downy/Hairy Woodpecker 0.4% 3.4% 3.0% 8.8x
75   Red-headed Woodpecker 12.8% 2.2% 10.5% 0.2x
76   Pine Siskin 9.4% 2.2% 7.1% 0.2x
77   Herring Gull 5.6% 2.2% 3.4% 0.4x
78   Purple Finch 5.5% 2.2% 3.2% 0.4x
79   Red-breasted Nuthatch 4.2% 2.2% 1.9% 0.5x
80   Green-winged Teal 3.2% 2.2% 0.9% 0.7x
81   Barred Owl 3.0% 2.2% 0.8% 0.7x
82   Fox Sparrow 7.0% 1.1% 5.9% 0.2x
83   Brown-headed Cowbird 5.9% 1.1% 4.8% 0.2x
84   Common Grackle 5.8% 1.1% 4.7% 0.2x
85   House Wren 2.9% 1.1% 1.8% 0.4x
86   Red-breasted Merganser 1.4% 1.1% 0.3% 0.8x
87   Great Horned Owl 1.3% 1.1% 0.2% 0.8x
88   Redhead 1.1% 1.1% 0.1% 1.1x
89   Northern Harrier 1.1% 1.1% 0.1% 1.1x
90   new world sparrow sp. 1.0% 1.1% 0.1% 1.1x
91   Northern Pintail 1.0% 1.1% 0.1% 1.1x
92   White-crowned Sparrow 0.9% 1.1% 0.3% 1.3x
93   Loggerhead Shrike 0.8% 1.1% 0.4% 1.5x
94   blackbird sp. 0.6% 1.1% 0.6% 2.0x
95   hawk sp. 0.5% 1.1% 0.6% 2.3x
96   Buteo sp. 0.2% 1.1% 0.9% 4.6x
97   shorebird sp. 0% 1.1% 1.1%