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

based on 93 checklists

This page shows the probability of a species appearing on a checklist at Lake Raleigh during the month of May. 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   Northern Cardinal 79.4% 84.9% 5.6% 1.1x
2   Carolina Wren 70.0% 78.5% 8.5% 1.1x
3   American Crow 56.6% 73.1% 16.6% 1.3x
4   Canada Goose 42.1% 71.0% 28.9% 1.7x
5   Fish Crow 33.0% 68.8% 35.9% 2.1x
6   Tufted Titmouse 64.7% 67.7% 3.0% 1.0x
7   Great Blue Heron 47.9% 62.4% 14.5% 1.3x
8   Northern Rough-winged Swallow 33.1% 59.1% 26.1% 1.8x
9   Eastern Towhee 37.6% 58.1% 20.4% 1.5x
10   European Starling 22.4% 58.1% 35.6% 2.6x
11   Carolina Chickadee 60.5% 55.9% 4.6% 0.9x
12   Blue Jay 44.4% 53.8% 9.4% 1.2x
13   Northern Mockingbird 31.2% 52.7% 21.5% 1.7x
14   Red-bellied Woodpecker 55.2% 51.6% 3.6% 0.9x
15   House Finch 27.0% 51.6% 24.6% 1.9x
16   Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 56.5% 50.5% 5.9% 0.9x
17   Gray Catbird 31.2% 48.4% 17.2% 1.6x
18   Common Grackle 36.8% 47.3% 10.5% 1.3x
19   Mourning Dove 49.3% 46.2% 3.1% 0.9x
20   Barn Swallow 31.2% 45.2% 13.9% 1.4x
21   Red-shouldered Hawk 31.5% 41.9% 10.4% 1.3x
22   Cedar Waxwing 12.8% 41.9% 29.1% 3.3x
23   American Robin 38.0% 40.9% 2.9% 1.1x
24   Great Crested Flycatcher 48.0% 39.8% 8.3% 0.8x
25   Red-winged Blackbird 27.0% 38.7% 11.7% 1.4x
26   Common Yellowthroat 40.7% 37.6% 3.1% 0.9x
27   Mallard 30.3% 37.6% 7.3% 1.2x
28   American Goldfinch 43.6% 36.6% 7.0% 0.8x
29   Chimney Swift 28.8% 35.5% 6.7% 1.2x
30   Killdeer 19.9% 34.4% 14.5% 1.7x
31   Brown Thrasher 16.7% 33.3% 16.7% 2.0x
32   Song Sparrow 14.0% 32.3% 18.2% 2.3x
33   Belted Kingfisher 11.8% 32.3% 20.4% 2.7x
34   Eastern Phoebe 34.0% 31.2% 2.8% 0.9x
35   Eastern Kingbird 26.4% 31.2% 4.8% 1.2x
36   Eastern Bluebird 49.6% 30.1% 19.4% 0.6x
37   Wood Duck 12.6% 28.0% 15.3% 2.2x
38   Red-eyed Vireo 51.6% 26.9% 24.7% 0.5x
39   Indigo Bunting 45.0% 25.8% 19.2% 0.6x
40   Turkey Vulture 39.5% 25.8% 13.7% 0.7x
41   White-eyed Vireo 32.0% 25.8% 6.2% 0.8x
42   Brown-headed Nuthatch 30.6% 25.8% 4.8% 0.8x
43   Double-crested Cormorant 19.0% 23.7% 4.7% 1.2x
44   Bald Eagle 10.3% 23.7% 13.4% 2.3x
45   Downy Woodpecker 39.4% 21.5% 17.9% 0.5x
46   Mute Swan 0.2% 20.4% 20.2% 92.1x
47   Orchard Oriole 15.2% 19.4% 4.1% 1.3x
48   Pine Warbler 39.2% 18.3% 20.9% 0.5x
49   Green Heron 10.7% 16.1% 5.5% 1.5x
50   Chipping Sparrow 37.3% 15.1% 22.3% 0.4x
51   Rock Pigeon 6.5% 15.1% 8.6% 2.3x
52   White-breasted Nuthatch 23.7% 14.0% 9.7% 0.6x
53   Red-tailed Hawk 14.1% 14.0% 0.1% 1.0x
54   Summer Tanager 38.0% 12.9% 25.1% 0.3x
55   Northern Parula 36.5% 11.8% 24.6% 0.3x
56   Brown-headed Cowbird 36.0% 11.8% 24.1% 0.3x
57   American Redstart 22.6% 11.8% 10.8% 0.5x
58   Ruby-throated Hummingbird 19.1% 11.8% 7.2% 0.6x
59   Spotted Sandpiper 16.3% 11.8% 4.4% 0.7x
60   Blue Grosbeak 23.4% 10.8% 12.7% 0.5x
61   Prothonotary Warbler 16.5% 9.7% 6.8% 0.6x
62   Black-throated Blue Warbler 14.7% 9.7% 5.0% 0.7x
63   Yellow-rumped Warbler 11.3% 9.7% 1.6% 0.9x
64   Osprey 15.5% 7.5% 8.0% 0.5x
65   Black-and-white Warbler 15.5% 7.5% 8.0% 0.5x
66   Solitary Sandpiper 8.0% 7.5% 0.5% 0.9x
67   Hairy Woodpecker 8.3% 6.5% 1.9% 0.8x
68   Swainson's Thrush 6.5% 6.5% 0.0% 1.0x
69   Least Sandpiper 5.2% 6.5% 1.2% 1.2x
70   Acadian Flycatcher 26.9% 5.4% 21.5% 0.2x
71   Wood Thrush 14.3% 5.4% 8.9% 0.4x
72   Barred Owl 8.1% 5.4% 2.7% 0.7x
73   Pileated Woodpecker 19.5% 4.3% 15.2% 0.2x
74   Ovenbird 18.8% 4.3% 14.5% 0.2x
75   Yellow-breasted Chat 11.1% 4.3% 6.8% 0.4x
76   White-throated Sparrow 7.6% 4.3% 3.3% 0.6x
77   Blackpoll Warbler 7.5% 4.3% 3.2% 0.6x
78   Eastern Wood-Pewee 21.8% 3.2% 18.6% 0.1x
79   Tree Swallow 13.2% 3.2% 10.0% 0.2x
80   Purple Martin 10.1% 3.2% 6.9% 0.3x
81   Northern Flicker 9.3% 3.2% 6.0% 0.3x
82   House Wren 9.2% 3.2% 6.0% 0.3x
83   Yellow Warbler 7.9% 3.2% 4.7% 0.4x
84   Louisiana Waterthrush 7.3% 3.2% 4.1% 0.4x
85   Yellow-throated Vireo 6.4% 3.2% 3.2% 0.5x
86   Semipalmated Plover 2.3% 3.2% 0.9% 1.4x
87   crow sp. 1.8% 3.2% 1.4% 1.8x
88   Scarlet Tanager 12.2% 2.2% 10.0% 0.2x
89   Yellow-billed Cuckoo 12.1% 2.2% 10.0% 0.2x
90   Northern Waterthrush 7.4% 2.2% 5.2% 0.3x
91   swallow sp. 1.2% 2.2% 1.0% 1.8x
92   Blue-winged Teal 0.4% 2.2% 1.8% 5.8x
93   Hermit Thrush 0.3% 2.2% 1.8% 6.6x
94   Ruddy Duck 0.3% 2.2% 1.8% 6.8x
95   Downy/Hairy Woodpecker 0.3% 2.2% 1.9% 7.5x
96   Wilson's Snipe 0.0% 2.2% 2.1% 54.3x
97   Black Vulture 21.3% 1.1% 20.2% 0.1x
98   Yellow-throated Warbler 14.9% 1.1% 13.8% 0.1x
99   Red-headed Woodpecker 11.2% 1.1% 10.1% 0.1x
100   Hooded Warbler 11.1% 1.1% 10.0% 0.1x
101   Prairie Warbler 7.8% 1.1% 6.7% 0.1x
102   Magnolia Warbler 3.7% 1.1% 2.6% 0.3x
103   Semipalmated Sandpiper 3.2% 1.1% 2.1% 0.3x
104   Cooper's Hawk 2.8% 1.1% 1.7% 0.4x
105   Great Egret 2.4% 1.1% 1.3% 0.5x
106   Swamp Sparrow 1.9% 1.1% 0.8% 0.6x
107   Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1.5% 1.1% 0.4% 0.7x
108   Palm Warbler 0.9% 1.1% 0.2% 1.2x
109   Black-throated Green Warbler 0.6% 1.1% 0.5% 1.9x
110   duck sp. 0.5% 1.1% 0.5% 2.0x
111   warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.) 0.5% 1.1% 0.5% 2.0x
112   Common Loon 0.5% 1.1% 0.6% 2.4x
113   Northern Harrier 0.4% 1.1% 0.7% 2.8x
114   Anhinga 0.3% 1.1% 0.8% 3.7x
115   Common Raven 0.2% 1.1% 0.9% 6.2x
116   thrush sp. 0% 1.1% 1.1%