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

based on 121 checklists

This page shows the probability of a species appearing on a checklist at Lake Wheeler marshes 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   Great Blue Heron 47.6% 90.9% 43.3% 1.9x
2   Mallard 29.9% 81.8% 51.9% 2.7x
3   Northern Cardinal 79.4% 79.3% 0.1% 1.0x
4   Canada Goose 42.0% 78.5% 36.5% 1.9x
5   Double-crested Cormorant 18.6% 62.8% 44.2% 3.4x
6   Carolina Wren 70.1% 60.3% 9.8% 0.9x
7   Fish Crow 33.0% 57.9% 24.9% 1.8x
8   Tree Swallow 12.7% 57.9% 45.1% 4.5x
9   American Crow 56.7% 54.5% 2.1% 1.0x
10   Tufted Titmouse 64.8% 52.9% 12.0% 0.8x
11   Great Crested Flycatcher 47.9% 52.9% 5.0% 1.1x
12   Cliff Swallow 5.1% 52.9% 47.8% 10.4x
13   Red-winged Blackbird 26.9% 47.9% 21.0% 1.8x
14   Killdeer 19.7% 47.1% 27.4% 2.4x
15   Blue Jay 44.4% 45.5% 1.0% 1.0x
16   Purple Martin 9.7% 45.5% 35.7% 4.7x
17   Eastern Kingbird 26.2% 44.6% 18.4% 1.7x
18   Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 56.6% 43.8% 12.7% 0.8x
19   Red-bellied Woodpecker 55.3% 43.0% 12.3% 0.8x
20   Common Yellowthroat 40.7% 43.0% 2.3% 1.1x
21   Spotted Sandpiper 16.0% 43.0% 27.0% 2.7x
22   Bald Eagle 10.1% 40.5% 30.4% 4.0x
23   Barn Swallow 31.3% 36.4% 5.1% 1.2x
24   Carolina Chickadee 60.7% 35.5% 25.2% 0.6x
25   Wood Duck 12.5% 33.9% 21.4% 2.7x
26   Pine Warbler 39.1% 33.1% 6.0% 0.8x
27   Eastern Bluebird 49.6% 30.6% 19.0% 0.6x
28   Least Sandpiper 5.0% 30.6% 25.6% 6.1x
29   Indigo Bunting 45.0% 28.9% 16.1% 0.6x
30   Brown-headed Nuthatch 30.6% 28.9% 1.7% 0.9x
31   Red-shouldered Hawk 31.7% 28.1% 3.6% 0.9x
32   Barred Owl 7.9% 27.3% 19.4% 3.5x
33   Chimney Swift 28.9% 22.3% 6.6% 0.8x
34   American Goldfinch 43.7% 20.7% 23.1% 0.5x
35   Turkey Vulture 39.6% 20.7% 18.9% 0.5x
36   Common Grackle 37.1% 19.8% 17.2% 0.5x
37   Gray Catbird 31.4% 19.8% 11.6% 0.6x
38   Osprey 15.4% 19.8% 4.4% 1.3x
39   Pileated Woodpecker 19.4% 18.2% 1.2% 0.9x
40   Summer Tanager 38.0% 17.4% 20.6% 0.5x
41   Downy Woodpecker 39.5% 15.7% 23.8% 0.4x
42   Solitary Sandpiper 7.9% 15.7% 7.8% 2.0x
43   Semipalmated Sandpiper 3.0% 15.7% 12.7% 5.2x
44   Mourning Dove 49.6% 14.9% 34.8% 0.3x
45   Red-tailed Hawk 14.1% 14.9% 0.8% 1.1x
46   Lesser Yellowlegs 1.2% 14.9% 13.6% 11.9x
47   Eastern Phoebe 34.2% 12.4% 21.8% 0.4x
48   Black Vulture 21.2% 12.4% 8.8% 0.6x
49   Belted Kingfisher 12.0% 12.4% 0.4% 1.0x
50   Semipalmated Plover 2.2% 12.4% 10.2% 5.6x
51   Greater Yellowlegs 1.2% 11.6% 10.4% 9.8x
52   White-eyed Vireo 32.1% 9.9% 22.2% 0.3x
53   Red-eyed Vireo 51.8% 9.1% 42.7% 0.2x
54   Great Egret 2.3% 9.1% 6.8% 4.0x
55   Eastern Towhee 38.1% 8.3% 29.8% 0.2x
56   Northern Rough-winged Swallow 33.5% 8.3% 25.3% 0.2x
57   American Redstart 22.7% 8.3% 14.4% 0.4x
58   Pectoral Sandpiper 0.1% 8.3% 8.1% 61.2x
59   Northern Flicker 9.2% 7.4% 1.8% 0.8x
60   Northern Parula 36.6% 6.6% 30.0% 0.2x
61   Black-throated Blue Warbler 14.8% 6.6% 8.1% 0.4x
62   Chipping Sparrow 37.5% 5.8% 31.7% 0.2x
63   Black-and-white Warbler 15.5% 5.8% 9.7% 0.4x
64   Yellow-rumped Warbler 11.3% 5.8% 5.5% 0.5x
65   peep sp. 0.9% 5.8% 4.9% 6.4x
66   Eastern Wood-Pewee 21.8% 5.0% 16.9% 0.2x
67   Brown Thrasher 16.9% 5.0% 11.9% 0.3x
68   Bank Swallow 1.2% 5.0% 3.8% 4.1x
69   Brown-headed Cowbird 36.1% 4.1% 32.0% 0.1x
70   Orchard Oriole 15.3% 4.1% 11.2% 0.3x
71   Blackpoll Warbler 7.5% 4.1% 3.4% 0.6x
72   Hooded Merganser 1.6% 4.1% 2.5% 2.5x
73   Cedar Waxwing 13.1% 3.3% 9.8% 0.3x
74   Northern Mockingbird 31.6% 2.5% 29.1% 0.1x
75   Ruby-throated Hummingbird 19.2% 2.5% 16.7% 0.1x
76   Prothonotary Warbler 16.6% 2.5% 14.1% 0.1x
77   Yellow-billed Cuckoo 12.1% 2.5% 9.7% 0.2x
78   Green Heron 10.8% 2.5% 8.3% 0.2x
79   Red-necked Phalarope 1.4% 2.5% 1.1% 1.8x
80   Caspian Tern 1.0% 2.5% 1.5% 2.5x
81   Dunlin 0.6% 2.5% 1.9% 4.2x
82   White-breasted Nuthatch 23.9% 1.7% 22.2% 0.1x
83   Blue Grosbeak 23.6% 1.7% 21.9% 0.1x
84   Song Sparrow 14.3% 1.7% 12.6% 0.1x
85   Red-headed Woodpecker 11.2% 1.7% 9.6% 0.1x
86   Prairie Warbler 7.8% 1.7% 6.1% 0.2x
87   White-throated Sparrow 7.6% 1.7% 5.9% 0.2x
88   Mute Swan 0.4% 1.7% 1.3% 4.6x
89   Western Sandpiper 0.2% 1.7% 1.5% 8.3x
90   Black-necked Stilt 0.1% 1.7% 1.5% 14.9x
91   Bonaparte's Gull 0.1% 1.7% 1.5% 14.9x
92   Whimbrel 0.1% 1.7% 1.6% 26.0x
93   House Finch 27.4% 0.8% 26.6% 0.0x
94   Acadian Flycatcher 27.0% 0.8% 26.2% 0.0x
95   European Starling 22.9% 0.8% 22.1% 0.0x
96   Yellow-throated Warbler 14.9% 0.8% 14.1% 0.1x
97   Wood Thrush 14.3% 0.8% 13.5% 0.1x
98   Yellow-breasted Chat 11.2% 0.8% 10.3% 0.1x
99   Northern Waterthrush 7.4% 0.8% 6.6% 0.1x
100   Magnolia Warbler 3.7% 0.8% 2.9% 0.2x
101   Cooper's Hawk 2.8% 0.8% 1.9% 0.3x
102   Kentucky Warbler 1.9% 0.8% 1.1% 0.4x
103   Mississippi Kite 1.9% 0.8% 1.1% 0.4x
104   crow sp. 1.8% 0.8% 1.0% 0.5x
105   swallow sp. 1.2% 0.8% 0.4% 0.7x
106   White-rumped Sandpiper 0.9% 0.8% 0.1% 0.9x
107   Great Horned Owl 0.5% 0.8% 0.3% 1.6x
108   Bay-breasted Warbler 0.5% 0.8% 0.4% 1.8x
109   Common Loon 0.5% 0.8% 0.4% 1.8x
110   Graylag Goose 0.4% 0.8% 0.4% 2.0x
111   Anhinga 0.3% 0.8% 0.5% 2.8x
112   Black-bellied Plover 0.2% 0.8% 0.6% 4.0x
113   Catharus sp. 0.2% 0.8% 0.7% 5.0x
114   Wilson's Snipe 0.0% 0.8% 0.8% 17.3x