Most commonly seen birds in Indiana

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January 12, 2023
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Most commonly seen birds in Indiana

Stacker compiled a list of the most common birds seen near feeders in Indiana 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 129 count sites in Indiana. 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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#46. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (tie)

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 2%
- Average group size: 1.0
- 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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#46. Great Blue Heron

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 2%
- Average group size: 1.0
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. South Carolina: 4%
--- #2. Delaware: 3%
--- #2. Alabama: 3%
--- #4. North Carolina: 2%
--- #4. Texas: 2%
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#45. Red-tailed Hawk

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 2%
- Average group size: 1.07
- 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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#44. Canada Goose

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 2%
- Average group size: 5.22
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Oklahoma: 6%
--- #2. Rhode Island: 3%
--- #3. Georgia: 2%
--- #3. Connecticut: 2%
--- #3. Indiana: 2%
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#43. Mallard

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 2%
- Average group size: 5.87
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Utah: 7%
--- #2. South Dakota: 6%
--- #3. Maine: 4%
--- #4. Delaware: 3%
--- #4. Montana: 3%

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#42. Sharp-shinned Hawk

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 3%
- 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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#41. Pine Siskin

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 3%
- Average group size: 2.49
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. New Mexico: 39%
--- #2. Colorado: 16%
--- #3. Arizona: 15%
--- #4. Maine: 14%
--- #5. Alabama: 10%
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#40. Wild Turkey

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 3%
- Average group size: 4.93
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. New Hampshire: 17%
--- #2. Vermont: 14%
--- #2. Maine: 14%
--- #4. Wyoming: 12%
--- #5. Montana: 10%
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#39. Northern Mockingbird

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 4%
- Average group size: 1.0
- 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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#38. Red-shouldered Hawk

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 4%
- Average group size: 1.04
- 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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#37. Red-headed Woodpecker

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 4%
- Average group size: 1.15
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Iowa: 9%
--- #1. Mississippi: 9%
--- #3. Kentucky: 6%
--- #4. Tennessee: 5%
--- #4. Kansas: 5%
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#35. Common Grackle (tie)

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 4%
- Average group size: 1.52
- 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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#35. Chipping Sparrow

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 4%
- Average group size: 1.52
- 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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#34. Red-winged Blackbird

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 5%
- Average group size: 1.72
- 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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#33. White-crowned Sparrow

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 6%
- Average group size: 1.16
- 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. Fox Sparrow

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 8%
- Average group size: 1.61
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Washington: 24%
--- #1. Oregon: 24%
--- #3. Oklahoma: 18%
--- #4. California: 15%
--- #5. Kentucky: 10%
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#31. Eastern Towhee

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 9%
- Average group size: 1.43
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Tennessee: 37%
--- #2. North Carolina: 34%
--- #3. Georgia: 32%
--- #4. Alabama: 25%
--- #5. Mississippi: 18%
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#30. Brown-headed Cowbird

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 9%
- Average group size: 2.33
- 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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#29. Cooper's Hawk

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 10%
- Average group size: 1.03
- 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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#28. Brown Creeper

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 10%
- 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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#27. Purple Finch

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 12%
- Average group size: 2.24
- 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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#26. White-throated Sparrow

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 16%
- Average group size: 1.87
- 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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#25. American Crow

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 16%
- Average group size: 2.45
- 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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#24. Pileated Woodpecker

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 18%
- 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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#23. American Tree Sparrow

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 18%
- Average group size: 1.54
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Wisconsin: 32%
--- #2. South Dakota: 24%
--- #2. Michigan: 24%
--- #4. Vermont: 23%
--- #5. New York: 20%

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#22. Carolina/Black-capped Chickadee

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 20%
- Average group size: 1.58
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. West Virginia: 49%
--- #2. Missouri: 35%
--- #3. Pennsylvania: 29%
--- #4. Virginia: 25%
--- #5. Ohio: 23%
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#21. American Robin

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 26%
- Average group size: 2.25
- 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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#20. Song Sparrow

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 30%
- Average group size: 1.31
- 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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#19. Red-breasted Nuthatch

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 31%
- Average group size: 1.18
- 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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#18. Black-capped Chickadee

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 32%
- Average group size: 2.03
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Vermont: 98%
--- #2. Maine: 96%
--- #2. Massachusetts: 96%
--- #4. Minnesota: 95%
--- #4. Connecticut: 95%

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#17. Eastern Bluebird

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 35%
- Average group size: 2.49
- 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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#16. Hairy Woodpecker

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 36%
- 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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#15. Northern Flicker

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 36%
- Average group size: 1.19
- 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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#14. Carolina Chickadee

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 41%
- Average group size: 1.85
- 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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#13. Carolina Wren

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 45%
- Average group size: 1.13
- 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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#12. American Goldfinch

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 71%
- Average group size: 3.79
- 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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#11. Tufted Titmouse

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 72%
- Average group size: 1.81
- 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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#10. European Starling

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 74%
- Average group size: 4.24
- 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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#9. White-breasted Nuthatch

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 76%
- Average group size: 1.41
- 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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#8. Red-bellied Woodpecker

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 78%
- Average group size: 1.16
- 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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#7. House Sparrow

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 80%
- Average group size: 8.46
- 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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#6. Mourning Dove

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 82%
- Average group size: 3.21
- 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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#5. Blue Jay

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 83%
- Average group size: 2.24
- 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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#4. House Finch

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 86%
- Average group size: 4.28
- 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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#3. Downy Woodpecker

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 88%
- Average group size: 1.64
- 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. Dark-eyed Junco

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 89%
- Average group size: 3.96
- 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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#1. Northern Cardinal

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 93%
- Average group size: 2.76
- 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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