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

based on 23 checklists

This page shows the probability of a species appearing on a checklist at University Lake, Chapel Hill 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   American Robin 37.9% 87.0% 49.0% 2.3x
2   Northern Cardinal 79.4% 82.6% 3.2% 1.0x
3   Great Blue Heron 47.9% 82.6% 34.7% 1.7x
4   Tufted Titmouse 64.7% 78.3% 13.6% 1.2x
5   Carolina Chickadee 60.5% 78.3% 17.8% 1.3x
6   American Crow 56.6% 73.9% 17.3% 1.3x
7   Carolina Wren 70.0% 69.6% 0.5% 1.0x
8   Red-bellied Woodpecker 55.1% 69.6% 14.4% 1.3x
9   Red-eyed Vireo 51.4% 69.6% 18.2% 1.4x
10   Mourning Dove 49.3% 69.6% 20.3% 1.4x
11   Blue Jay 44.4% 69.6% 25.2% 1.6x
12   Eastern Phoebe 33.9% 69.6% 35.7% 2.1x
13   Summer Tanager 37.8% 65.2% 27.5% 1.7x
14   Northern Rough-winged Swallow 33.2% 65.2% 32.0% 2.0x
15   Eastern Bluebird 49.4% 60.9% 11.5% 1.2x
16   Great Crested Flycatcher 48.0% 60.9% 12.9% 1.3x
17   Canada Goose 42.3% 60.9% 18.6% 1.4x
18   Pine Warbler 39.0% 60.9% 21.9% 1.6x
19   Chipping Sparrow 37.1% 56.5% 19.4% 1.5x
20   Double-crested Cormorant 19.0% 56.5% 37.6% 3.0x
21   Prothonotary Warbler 16.4% 56.5% 40.1% 3.5x
22   Wood Thrush 14.1% 56.5% 42.4% 4.0x
23   Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 56.4% 52.2% 4.3% 0.9x
24   American Goldfinch 43.5% 52.2% 8.7% 1.2x
25   Brown-headed Nuthatch 30.5% 52.2% 21.6% 1.7x
26   Eastern Wood-Pewee 21.6% 52.2% 30.5% 2.4x
27   Downy Woodpecker 39.2% 47.8% 8.6% 1.2x
28   Northern Parula 36.3% 47.8% 11.6% 1.3x
29   Chimney Swift 28.8% 47.8% 19.0% 1.7x
30   Pileated Woodpecker 19.3% 47.8% 28.5% 2.5x
31   Wood Duck 12.7% 47.8% 35.2% 3.8x
32   Northern Mockingbird 31.3% 43.5% 12.2% 1.4x
33   Barn Swallow 31.3% 43.5% 12.2% 1.4x
34   Mallard 30.3% 43.5% 13.1% 1.4x
35   House Finch 27.1% 43.5% 16.3% 1.6x
36   Scarlet Tanager 12.1% 43.5% 31.4% 3.6x
37   Brown-headed Cowbird 35.8% 39.1% 3.3% 1.1x
38   Fish Crow 33.2% 39.1% 5.9% 1.2x
39   Spotted Sandpiper 16.2% 39.1% 22.9% 2.4x
40   Yellow-throated Warbler 14.8% 39.1% 24.4% 2.7x
41   Red-tailed Hawk 14.0% 39.1% 25.1% 2.8x
42   Bald Eagle 10.3% 39.1% 28.8% 3.8x
43   Eastern Towhee 37.8% 34.8% 3.0% 0.9x
44   Eastern Kingbird 26.4% 34.8% 8.4% 1.3x
45   Belted Kingfisher 11.9% 34.8% 22.8% 2.9x
46   Turkey Vulture 39.4% 30.4% 9.0% 0.8x
47   Acadian Flycatcher 26.7% 30.4% 3.7% 1.1x
48   White-breasted Nuthatch 23.6% 30.4% 6.8% 1.3x
49   American Redstart 22.5% 30.4% 7.9% 1.3x
50   Ruby-throated Hummingbird 19.0% 30.4% 11.4% 1.6x
51   Ovenbird 18.7% 30.4% 11.7% 1.6x
52   Brown Thrasher 16.8% 30.4% 13.7% 1.8x
53   Orchard Oriole 15.2% 30.4% 15.2% 2.0x
54   Hooded Warbler 11.0% 30.4% 19.4% 2.8x
55   Green Heron 10.7% 30.4% 19.8% 2.9x
56   Hairy Woodpecker 8.3% 30.4% 22.2% 3.7x
57   Common Yellowthroat 40.7% 26.1% 14.7% 0.6x
58   Common Grackle 36.9% 26.1% 10.8% 0.7x
59   Black Vulture 21.1% 26.1% 4.9% 1.2x
60   Cedar Waxwing 13.0% 26.1% 13.1% 2.0x
61   Yellow-rumped Warbler 11.2% 26.1% 14.9% 2.3x
62   Yellow Warbler 7.8% 26.1% 18.3% 3.3x
63   Louisiana Waterthrush 7.3% 26.1% 18.8% 3.6x
64   Gray Catbird 31.3% 21.7% 9.6% 0.7x
65   Solitary Sandpiper 8.0% 21.7% 13.7% 2.7x
66   Northern Waterthrush 7.3% 21.7% 14.5% 3.0x
67   Indigo Bunting 44.9% 17.4% 27.5% 0.4x
68   Red-winged Blackbird 27.2% 17.4% 9.8% 0.6x
69   Black-and-white Warbler 15.4% 17.4% 2.0% 1.1x
70   Tree Swallow 13.2% 17.4% 4.2% 1.3x
71   Red-headed Woodpecker 11.1% 17.4% 6.3% 1.6x
72   Barred Owl 8.1% 17.4% 9.3% 2.2x
73   White-eyed Vireo 32.0% 13.0% 18.9% 0.4x
74   Red-shouldered Hawk 31.7% 13.0% 18.6% 0.4x
75   Osprey 15.5% 13.0% 2.4% 0.8x
76   Black-throated Blue Warbler 14.7% 13.0% 1.6% 0.9x
77   Northern Flicker 9.2% 13.0% 3.8% 1.4x
78   Cooper's Hawk 2.7% 13.0% 10.3% 4.8x
79   Yellow-billed Cuckoo 12.1% 8.7% 3.4% 0.7x
80   House Wren 9.2% 8.7% 0.5% 0.9x
81   Swainson's Thrush 6.5% 8.7% 2.2% 1.3x
82   Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2.3% 8.7% 6.4% 3.7x
83   Blue Grosbeak 23.4% 4.3% 19.0% 0.2x
84   European Starling 22.7% 4.3% 18.4% 0.2x
85   Killdeer 20.0% 4.3% 15.7% 0.2x
86   Song Sparrow 14.2% 4.3% 9.8% 0.3x
87   Blackpoll Warbler 7.5% 4.3% 3.1% 0.6x
88   Yellow-throated Vireo 6.4% 4.3% 2.1% 0.7x
89   Magnolia Warbler 3.7% 4.3% 0.7% 1.2x
90   Semipalmated Plover 2.3% 4.3% 2.0% 1.9x
91   Chestnut-sided Warbler 1.6% 4.3% 2.8% 2.7x
92   Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1.5% 4.3% 2.8% 2.9x
93   Savannah Sparrow 1.2% 4.3% 3.1% 3.6x
94   Blue-headed Vireo 1.1% 4.3% 3.2% 3.9x
95   Baltimore Oriole 1.0% 4.3% 3.4% 4.5x
96   Cape May Warbler 0.8% 4.3% 3.5% 5.4x
97   Great Horned Owl 0.5% 4.3% 3.8% 8.5x
98   Short-billed Dowitcher 0.2% 4.3% 4.2% 24.0x