Bird Finder

Top Birds at Brier Creek Reservoir in December
relative to other locations within 25 miles of Cary, NC, USA

based on 59 checklists

This page shows the probability of a species appearing on a checklist at Brier Creek Reservoir 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   Lesser Scaup 3.3% 67.8% 64.5% 20.7x
2   Hooded Merganser 19.2% 66.1% 47.0% 3.5x
3   Ring-necked Duck 8.1% 62.7% 54.6% 7.8x
4   Great Blue Heron 42.5% 55.9% 13.4% 1.3x
5   Double-crested Cormorant 28.9% 50.8% 22.0% 1.8x
6   Greater Scaup 0.6% 50.8% 50.2% 81.8x
7   Ring-billed Gull 28.9% 45.8% 16.8% 1.6x
8   Ruddy Duck 15.3% 37.3% 22.0% 2.4x
9   Bufflehead 14.5% 35.6% 21.1% 2.5x
10   Song Sparrow 54.0% 30.5% 23.4% 0.6x
11   Canada Goose 31.9% 30.5% 1.4% 1.0x
12   Mallard 30.6% 25.4% 5.2% 0.8x
13   Northern Cardinal 63.1% 22.0% 41.1% 0.3x
14   White-throated Sparrow 61.8% 22.0% 39.7% 0.4x
15   American Robin 36.2% 22.0% 14.2% 0.6x
16   Northern Mockingbird 32.7% 22.0% 10.6% 0.7x
17   Pied-billed Grebe 20.1% 22.0% 1.9% 1.1x
18   Carolina Wren 68.2% 20.3% 47.8% 0.3x
19   American Crow 58.3% 20.3% 38.0% 0.3x
20   Ruby-crowned Kinglet 49.9% 20.3% 29.6% 0.4x
21   American Goldfinch 40.9% 16.9% 24.0% 0.4x
22   Yellow-rumped Warbler 36.5% 16.9% 19.5% 0.5x
23   Belted Kingfisher 24.1% 16.9% 7.2% 0.7x
24   Red-tailed Hawk 16.6% 16.9% 0.3% 1.0x
25   Bald Eagle 16.5% 16.9% 0.5% 1.0x
26   Greater/Lesser Scaup 0.6% 16.9% 16.4% 30.7x
27   Mourning Dove 24.4% 13.6% 10.8% 0.6x
28   Killdeer 17.3% 13.6% 3.8% 0.8x
29   Canvasback 1.3% 13.6% 12.3% 10.4x
30   Blue Jay 46.9% 11.9% 35.0% 0.3x
31   Turkey Vulture 36.5% 11.9% 24.6% 0.3x
32   Golden-crowned Kinglet 32.6% 10.2% 22.4% 0.3x
33   European Starling 16.0% 10.2% 5.9% 0.6x
34   Red-winged Blackbird 14.7% 10.2% 4.5% 0.7x
35   Carolina Chickadee 64.7% 8.5% 56.3% 0.1x
36   Eastern Bluebird 49.5% 8.5% 41.0% 0.2x
37   Eastern Towhee 39.3% 8.5% 30.9% 0.2x
38   Black Vulture 17.7% 8.5% 9.2% 0.5x
39   Bonaparte's Gull 11.5% 8.5% 3.0% 0.7x
40   Green-winged Teal 3.1% 8.5% 5.3% 2.7x
41   Downy Woodpecker 49.1% 6.8% 42.3% 0.1x
42   Northern Flicker 38.5% 6.8% 31.8% 0.2x
43   Dark-eyed Junco 36.6% 6.8% 29.8% 0.2x
44   Brown-headed Nuthatch 34.4% 6.8% 27.6% 0.2x
45   House Finch 24.0% 6.8% 17.3% 0.3x
46   Gadwall 5.0% 6.8% 1.8% 1.4x
47   American Black Duck 1.9% 6.8% 4.9% 3.7x
48   Red-bellied Woodpecker 58.3% 5.1% 53.2% 0.1x
49   Field Sparrow 18.0% 5.1% 12.9% 0.3x
50   Northern Shoveler 4.5% 5.1% 0.6% 1.1x
51   gull sp. 1.8% 5.1% 3.3% 2.8x
52   Tufted Titmouse 58.7% 3.4% 55.3% 0.1x
53   Swamp Sparrow 17.1% 3.4% 13.7% 0.2x
54   Winter Wren 15.2% 3.4% 11.8% 0.2x
55   Fox Sparrow 7.0% 3.4% 3.6% 0.5x
56   American Coot 3.1% 3.4% 0.2% 1.1x
57   duck sp. 1.2% 3.4% 2.2% 2.9x
58   White-breasted Nuthatch 34.8% 1.7% 33.1% 0.0x
59   Eastern Phoebe 28.8% 1.7% 27.1% 0.1x
60   Hermit Thrush 22.4% 1.7% 20.7% 0.1x
61   Chipping Sparrow 20.7% 1.7% 19.0% 0.1x
62   Brown Thrasher 19.5% 1.7% 17.8% 0.1x
63   Pileated Woodpecker 15.8% 1.7% 14.1% 0.1x
64   Cedar Waxwing 11.9% 1.7% 10.2% 0.1x
65   Rock Pigeon 6.5% 1.7% 4.8% 0.3x
66   American Kestrel 6.3% 1.7% 4.6% 0.3x
67   Eastern Meadowlark 3.9% 1.7% 2.3% 0.4x
68   House Wren 2.9% 1.7% 1.2% 0.6x
69   Palm Warbler 2.5% 1.7% 0.8% 0.7x
70   Red-breasted Merganser 1.4% 1.7% 0.3% 1.2x
71   Redhead 1.1% 1.7% 0.6% 1.6x
72   Downy/Hairy Woodpecker 0.4% 1.7% 1.3% 4.2x
73   Buteo sp. 0.2% 1.7% 1.5% 7.0x
74   Sharp-shinned/Cooper's Hawk 0.2% 1.7% 1.5% 9.8x
75   Aythya sp. 0.0% 1.7% 1.7% 147.3x