Most commonly seen birds in Florida

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January 12, 2023
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Most commonly seen birds in Florida

Stacker compiled a list of the most common birds seen near feeders in Florida 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 150 count sites in Florida. 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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#50. Anhinga

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 3%
- Average group size: 1.8
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Florida: 3%
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#49. Mottled Duck

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 3%
- Average group size: 3.98
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Florida: 3%
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#48. Hermit Thrush

- 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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#47. Great Egret

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 4%
- Average group size: 1.06
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Florida: 4%
--- #2. South Carolina: 1%
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#46. European Starling

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 4%
- Average group size: 5.8
- 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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#45. Cooper's Hawk

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 5%
- 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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#44. Fish Crow

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 5%
- Average group size: 2.33
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Florida: 5%
--- #2. South Carolina: 2%
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#43. Sandhill Crane

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 5%
- Average group size: 2.57
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Florida: 5%
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#42. Boat-tailed Grackle

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 5%
- Average group size: 2.96
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Florida: 5%
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#41. White Ibis

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 6%
- Average group size: 3.76
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Florida: 6%
--- #2. South Carolina: 1%

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#40. Cedar Waxwing

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 6%
- Average group size: 7.46
- 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. Orange-crowned Warbler

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 7%
- 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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#38. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 7%
- Average group size: 1.13
- 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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#37. Black-and-white Warbler

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 8%
- Average group size: 1.02
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Florida: 8%
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#36. Eurasian Collared-Dove

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 8%
- Average group size: 3.8
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Wyoming: 65%
--- #1. South Dakota: 65%
--- #3. Utah: 63%
--- #4. Idaho: 55%
--- #5. Colorado: 48%

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#35. Pileated Woodpecker

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 9%
- Average group size: 1.16
- 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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#34. House Sparrow

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 10%
- Average group size: 4.83
- 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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#33. Brown Thrasher

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 11%
- 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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#32. Red-shouldered Hawk

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 11%
- Average group size: 1.08
- 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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#31. Ruby-crowned Kinglet

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 11%
- Average group size: 1.1
- 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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#30. Baltimore Oriole

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 13%
- Average group size: 2.33
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. South Carolina: 15%
--- #2. Florida: 13%
--- #3. North Carolina: 7%
--- #4. Georgia: 5%
--- #5. Virginia: 1%
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#29. White-winged Dove

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 14%
- Average group size: 3.48
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Texas: 65%
--- #2. New Mexico: 42%
--- #3. Louisiana: 27%
--- #4. Oklahoma: 15%
--- #4. Arizona: 15%
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#28. Brown-headed Cowbird

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 14%
- Average group size: 3.58
- 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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#27. Red-winged Blackbird

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 16%
- Average group size: 3.99
- 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. Eastern Phoebe

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 17%
- Average group size: 1.02
- 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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#25. American Robin

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 17%
- Average group size: 3.67
- 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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#24. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 19%
- Average group size: 1.24
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Florida: 19%
--- #2. Louisiana: 5%
--- #3. Alabama: 3%
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#23. Ruby-throated Hummingbird

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 23%
- Average group size: 1.17
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Florida: 23%
--- #2. Alabama: 8%
--- #3. Texas: 2%
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#22. Common Ground Dove

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 23%
- Average group size: 2.35
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Florida: 23%
--- #2. Alabama: 5%
--- #2. South Carolina: 5%
--- #2. Georgia: 5%
--- #5. Arizona: 3%
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#21. American Goldfinch

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 24%
- Average group size: 2.21
- 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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#20. Gray Catbird

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 25%
- Average group size: 1.26
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Florida: 25%
--- #2. Mississippi: 9%
--- #3. South Carolina: 4%
--- #4. North Carolina: 2%
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#19. Eastern Bluebird

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 27%
- Average group size: 2.37
- 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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#18. American Crow

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 27%
- Average group size: 2.78
- 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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#17. Yellow-throated Warbler

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 28%
- Average group size: 1.04
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Florida: 28%
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#16. Painted Bunting

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 29%
- Average group size: 2.46
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Florida: 29%

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#15. Common Grackle

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 29%
- Average group size: 5.57
- 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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#14. Chipping Sparrow

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 31%
- Average group size: 4.6
- 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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#13. House Finch

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 32%
- Average group size: 2.31
- 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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#12. Pine Warbler

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 33%
- Average group size: 2.03
- 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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#11. Palm Warbler

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 41%
- Average group size: 1.68
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Florida: 41%
--- #2. Alabama: 3%
--- #2. Georgia: 3%
--- #4. South Carolina: 2%

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#10. Northern Mockingbird

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 43%
- Average group size: 1.17
- 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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#9. Downy Woodpecker

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 44%
- Average group size: 1.27
- 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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#8. Yellow-rumped Warbler

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 45%
- Average group size: 1.77
- 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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#7. Carolina Chickadee

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 46%
- Average group size: 1.69
- 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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#6. Carolina Wren

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 49%
- Average group size: 1.34
- 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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#5. Tufted Titmouse

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 64%
- Average group size: 1.84
- 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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#4. Blue Jay

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 65%
- Average group size: 1.8
- 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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#3. Red-bellied Woodpecker

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 70%
- Average group size: 1.32
- 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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#2. Mourning Dove

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 81%
- Average group size: 3.64
- 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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#1. Northern Cardinal

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 86%
- Average group size: 2.25
- 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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