Most commonly seen birds in Louisiana

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January 12, 2023
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Most commonly seen birds in Louisiana

Stacker compiled a list of the most common birds seen near feeders in Louisiana 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 22 count sites in Louisiana. 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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#34. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (tie)

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 5%
- 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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#34. Red-shouldered Hawk (tie)

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 5%
- 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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#34. Loggerhead Shrike (tie)

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 5%
- Average group size: 1.0
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Louisiana: 5%
--- #2. Arizona: 1%
--- #2. South Carolina: 1%
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#34. Hairy Woodpecker (tie)

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 5%
- Average group size: 1.0
- 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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#34. Brown Thrasher (tie)

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 5%
- Average group size: 1.0
- 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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#34. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 5%
- Average group size: 1.0
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Florida: 19%
--- #2. Louisiana: 5%
--- #3. Alabama: 3%
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#33. Golden-crowned Kinglet

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 5%
- Average group size: 1.88
- 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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#32. Orange-crowned Warbler

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 9%
- 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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#31. Cooper's Hawk

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 9%
- Average group size: 1.17
- 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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#30. White-crowned Sparrow

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 9%
- Average group size: 1.63
- 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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#29. Common Grackle

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 9%
- Average group size: 4.47
- 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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#28. European Starling

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 9%
- Average group size: 4.59
- 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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#27. Ruby-crowned Kinglet

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 14%
- Average group size: 1.08
- 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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#26. Song Sparrow

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 14%
- Average group size: 1.82
- 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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#25. American Crow

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 14%
- Average group size: 2.27
- 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. Eastern Bluebird

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 14%
- Average group size: 2.51
- 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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#23. Brown-headed Cowbird

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 14%
- Average group size: 2.64
- 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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#22. Inca Dove

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 14%
- Average group size: 3.0
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Louisiana: 14%
--- #2. Arizona: 12%
--- #3. Texas: 7%
--- #4. New Mexico: 2%
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#21. Red-winged Blackbird

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 14%
- Average group size: 7.94
- 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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#20. Pine Warbler

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 18%
- Average group size: 1.24
- 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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#19. Eurasian Collared-Dove

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 18%
- Average group size: 2.53
- 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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#18. Eastern Phoebe

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 23%
- 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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#17. Red-bellied Woodpecker

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 23%
- Average group size: 1.1
- 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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#16. White-throated Sparrow

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 27%
- Average group size: 4.09
- 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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#15. White-winged Dove

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 27%
- Average group size: 5.02
- 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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#14. Chipping Sparrow

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 32%
- Average group size: 2.97
- 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. Yellow-rumped Warbler

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 36%
- Average group size: 2.16
- 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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#12. Dark-eyed Junco

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 36%
- Average group size: 3.05
- 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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#11. Northern Mockingbird

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 41%
- Average group size: 1.18
- 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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#10. Tufted Titmouse

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 41%
- Average group size: 1.43
- 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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#9. Carolina Wren

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 45%
- Average group size: 1.36
- 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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#8. Blue Jay

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 50%
- Average group size: 1.41
- 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: 50%
- Average group size: 2.75
- 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. Downy Woodpecker

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 55%
- Average group size: 1.19
- 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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#5. Mourning Dove

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 59%
- Average group size: 3.47
- 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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#4. House Sparrow

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 64%
- Average group size: 4.93
- 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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#3. American Goldfinch

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 68%
- Average group size: 3.11
- 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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#2. Carolina Chickadee

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 73%
- Average group size: 1.72
- 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: 77%
- Average group size: 2.97
- 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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