Most commonly seen birds in Arkansas

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January 12, 2023
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Most commonly seen birds in Arkansas

Stacker compiled a list of the most common birds seen near feeders in Arkansas using data from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Project FeederWatch. Birds are ranked by the percent of sites visited from Dec. 24 to Jan. 6. Ties are broken by the average group size when seen, any further ties were not broken. Data was collected at 24 count sites in Arkansas. States with less than 10 count sites were not included in rankings for each bird.

Project FeederWatch, a citizen science project where participants collect data on birds at their feeders, was founded in Ontario by Erica Dunn and the Long Point Bird Observatory in 1976. The project partnered with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology after 10 years to scale the project across the U.S. and Canada and now has over 20,000 participants.

The data Project FeederWatch collects is used by scientists to understand trends in bird populations. If you would like to participate as a FeederWatcher you can learn more about the project here.

Read on to see which birds are most commonly seen in your state.

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#43. Sharp-shinned Hawk (tie)

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 4%
- Average group size: 1.0
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Idaho: 16%
--- #2. Missouri: 7%
--- #2. Kansas: 7%
--- #2. Utah: 7%
--- #5. Connecticut: 6%
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#43. Red-shouldered Hawk (tie)

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 4%
- Average group size: 1.0
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Florida: 11%
--- #2. Maryland: 9%
--- #2. Oklahoma: 9%
--- #4. North Carolina: 8%
--- #4. Virginia: 8%
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#43. Hermit Thrush (tie)

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 4%
- Average group size: 1.0
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. North Carolina: 18%
--- #2. California: 17%
--- #3. Georgia: 15%
--- #4. Virginia: 13%
--- #5. Alabama: 8%
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#43. Eastern Phoebe

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 4%
- Average group size: 1.0
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Georgia: 41%
--- #2. South Carolina: 26%
--- #3. Louisiana: 23%
--- #4. Florida: 17%
--- #5. North Carolina: 11%
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#42. Red-tailed Hawk

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 4%
- Average group size: 1.12
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Nevada: 20%
--- #2. Mississippi: 9%
--- #3. Tennessee: 6%
--- #3. Connecticut: 6%
--- #3. Massachusetts: 6%

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#41. Golden-crowned Kinglet

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 4%
- Average group size: 1.15
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Louisiana: 5%
--- #1. Alabama: 5%
--- #3. Washington: 4%
--- #3. North Carolina: 4%
--- #3. Arkansas: 4%
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#40. Cedar Waxwing

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 4%
- Average group size: 8.59
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Texas: 16%
--- #2. Mississippi: 9%
--- #2. Idaho: 9%
--- #4. South Carolina: 8%
--- #5. North Carolina: 7%
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#39. Rusty Blackbird

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 4%
- Average group size: 11.63
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Arkansas: 4%
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#38. Orange-crowned Warbler

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 8%
- Average group size: 1.0
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Texas: 28%
--- #2. Mississippi: 18%
--- #3. Nevada: 13%
--- #4. Louisiana: 9%
--- #5. California: 8%
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#37. Pileated Woodpecker

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 8%
- Average group size: 1.09
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Minnesota: 36%
--- #2. Michigan: 19%
--- #2. Wisconsin: 19%
--- #4. Indiana: 18%
--- #5. West Virginia: 15%

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#36. Ruby-crowned Kinglet

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 8%
- Average group size: 1.16
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Georgia: 47%
--- #2. South Carolina: 37%
--- #3. Mississippi: 36%
--- #4. Alabama: 33%
--- #5. North Carolina: 32%
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#35. Song Sparrow

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 8%
- Average group size: 1.28
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Washington: 57%
--- #2. Kentucky: 54%
--- #3. Oregon: 49%
--- #4. West Virginia: 38%
--- #4. Pennsylvania: 38%
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#34. Brown-headed Cowbird

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 8%
- Average group size: 1.29
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Alabama: 23%
--- #2. Ohio: 15%
--- #3. Tennessee: 14%
--- #3. Florida: 14%
--- #3. Delaware: 14%
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#33. White-crowned Sparrow

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 8%
- Average group size: 2.08
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Nevada: 73%
--- #2. California: 69%
--- #3. Arizona: 59%
--- #4. New Mexico: 31%
--- #5. Washington: 20%
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#32. Chipping Sparrow

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 8%
- Average group size: 2.55
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Georgia: 58%
--- #2. Mississippi: 55%
--- #2. South Carolina: 55%
--- #4. North Carolina: 34%
--- #5. Alabama: 33%

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#31. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 13%
- Average group size: 1.05
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. North Carolina: 18%
--- #1. Oklahoma: 18%
--- #3. Georgia: 15%
--- #4. Virginia: 14%
--- #5. Tennessee: 13%
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#30. Hairy Woodpecker

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 13%
- Average group size: 1.17
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Vermont: 72%
--- #2. Maine: 69%
--- #3. New Hampshire: 63%
--- #4. Minnesota: 62%
--- #5. Connecticut: 61%
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#29. Pine Warbler

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 13%
- Average group size: 1.19
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Georgia: 62%
--- #2. South Carolina: 54%
--- #3. North Carolina: 45%
--- #4. Alabama: 35%
--- #5. Florida: 33%
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#28. Yellow-rumped Warbler

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 13%
- Average group size: 1.34
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Nevada: 60%
--- #2. Georgia: 58%
--- #3. South Carolina: 55%
--- #4. North Carolina: 46%
--- #5. Florida: 45%
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#27. Red-winged Blackbird

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 13%
- Average group size: 4.63
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Oklahoma: 35%
--- #2. Mississippi: 27%
--- #3. Colorado: 23%
--- #4. Texas: 20%
--- #5. Utah: 19%

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#26. Cooper's Hawk

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 17%
- Average group size: 1.0
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Nevada: 33%
--- #2. Arizona: 24%
--- #3. Kentucky: 21%
--- #4. New Jersey: 20%
--- #5. Illinois: 17%
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#25. Brown Thrasher

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 17%
- Average group size: 1.04
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Mississippi: 45%
--- #2. Georgia: 38%
--- #3. South Carolina: 31%
--- #4. Alabama: 30%
--- #5. North Carolina: 26%
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#24. Brown Creeper

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 17%
- Average group size: 1.05
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Arkansas: 17%
--- #2. Oklahoma: 12%
--- #3. Maine: 11%
--- #4. Indiana: 10%
--- #5. Maryland: 8%
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#23. Common Grackle

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 21%
- Average group size: 1.67
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Florida: 29%
--- #2. New Jersey: 27%
--- #3. Delaware: 22%
--- #4. Arkansas: 21%
--- #5. Tennessee: 16%
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#22. Purple Finch

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 25%
- Average group size: 2.86
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Mississippi: 27%
--- #2. Arkansas: 25%
--- #2. Georgia: 25%
--- #4. Missouri: 23%
--- #5. North Carolina: 22%

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#21. House Sparrow

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 25%
- Average group size: 3.94
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Iowa: 91%
--- #2. Illinois: 87%
--- #2. Nebraska: 87%
--- #4. Indiana: 80%
--- #5. Ohio: 79%
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#20. Northern Flicker

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 29%
- Average group size: 1.16
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Montana: 72%
--- #2. Colorado: 67%
--- #3. Washington: 65%
--- #4. Oregon: 62%
--- #5. Nevada: 53%
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#19. European Starling

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 29%
- Average group size: 4.83
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Indiana: 74%
--- #2. Kentucky: 69%
--- #3. Ohio: 67%
--- #4. Delaware: 64%
--- #5. Missouri: 56%
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#18. Northern Mockingbird

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 33%
- Average group size: 1.1
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Mississippi: 64%
--- #2. South Carolina: 57%
--- #3. Alabama: 53%
--- #4. Georgia: 49%
--- #5. Tennessee: 46%
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#17. Red-breasted Nuthatch

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 33%
- Average group size: 1.35
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Maine: 71%
--- #2. Alaska: 61%
--- #3. Washington: 50%
--- #4. Wisconsin: 48%
--- #4. Michigan: 48%

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#16. American Robin

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 33%
- Average group size: 1.99
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Nevada: 47%
--- #2. Tennessee: 41%
--- #2. North Carolina: 41%
--- #4. Washington: 39%
--- #4. New Mexico: 39%
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#15. Eastern Bluebird

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 42%
- Average group size: 1.76
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Georgia: 67%
--- #2. North Carolina: 63%
--- #3. South Carolina: 60%
--- #4. Mississippi: 55%
--- #5. Virginia: 50%
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#14. American Crow

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 42%
- Average group size: 2.3
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Oklahoma: 44%
--- #2. Maine: 42%
--- #2. Arkansas: 42%
--- #4. Minnesota: 38%
--- #5. Virginia: 32%
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#13. White-breasted Nuthatch

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 67%
- Average group size: 1.31
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Maine: 87%
--- #2. West Virginia: 85%
--- #3. Connecticut: 84%
--- #3. Vermont: 84%
--- #5. Massachusetts: 83%
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#12. Mourning Dove

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 71%
- Average group size: 2.71
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. West Virginia: 87%
--- #1. Kentucky: 87%
--- #3. New Jersey: 86%
--- #4. Mississippi: 82%
--- #4. Indiana: 82%

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#11. Red-bellied Woodpecker

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 75%
- Average group size: 1.09
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. West Virginia: 87%
--- #2. Ohio: 81%
--- #3. Connecticut: 80%
--- #4. Kentucky: 79%
--- #5. Indiana: 78%
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#10. Carolina Wren

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 75%
- Average group size: 1.19
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. North Carolina: 84%
--- #1. South Carolina: 84%
--- #3. Georgia: 81%
--- #4. Alabama: 80%
--- #5. Virginia: 79%
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#9. American Goldfinch

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 75%
- Average group size: 3.42
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Oklahoma: 79%
--- #2. Missouri: 76%
--- #3. Wisconsin: 75%
--- #3. Arkansas: 75%
--- #5. Maine: 74%
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#8. Blue Jay

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 79%
- Average group size: 1.72
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Nebraska: 87%
--- #2. Indiana: 83%
--- #3. Ohio: 82%
--- #4. Iowa: 81%
--- #5. New Jersey: 80%
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#7. House Finch

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 79%
- Average group size: 3.37
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Arizona: 91%
--- #2. Kentucky: 87%
--- #3. Colorado: 86%
--- #3. New Mexico: 86%
--- #3. Indiana: 86%

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#6. White-throated Sparrow

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 79%
- Average group size: 3.51
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Arkansas: 79%
--- #2. Maryland: 74%
--- #3. New Jersey: 70%
--- #4. Virginia: 68%
--- #5. Delaware: 67%
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#5. Dark-eyed Junco

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 79%
- Average group size: 4.01
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Nebraska: 97%
--- #2. Washington: 95%
--- #2. Oregon: 95%
--- #4. Missouri: 92%
--- #4. Delaware: 92%
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#4. Tufted Titmouse

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 83%
- Average group size: 1.73
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. West Virginia: 100%
--- #2. Connecticut: 92%
--- #3. North Carolina: 90%
--- #3. Georgia: 90%
--- #5. Massachusetts: 89%
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#3. Downy Woodpecker

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 92%
- Average group size: 1.3
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Arkansas: 92%
--- #2. Connecticut: 91%
--- #2. Minnesota: 91%
--- #4. Massachusetts: 90%
--- #5. Iowa: 88%
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#2. Carolina Chickadee

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 96%
- Average group size: 2.21
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Arkansas: 96%
--- #2. Alabama: 93%
--- #3. South Carolina: 92%
--- #4. Oklahoma: 85%
--- #4. Georgia: 85%

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#1. Northern Cardinal

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 96%
- Average group size: 3.38
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Kentucky: 100%
--- #2. Arkansas: 96%
--- #2. Missouri: 96%
--- #4. Maryland: 94%
--- #5. Tennessee: 93%

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