Most commonly seen birds in Nevada

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January 12, 2023
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Most commonly seen birds in Nevada

Stacker compiled a list of the most common birds seen near feeders in Nevada 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 15 count sites in Nevada. 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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#35. Lincoln's Sparrow (tie)

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 7%
- Average group size: 1.0
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Nevada: 7%
--- #2. California: 3%
--- #3. New Mexico: 2%
--- #4. Arizona: 1%
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#35. American Kestrel

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 7%
- Average group size: 1.0
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Nevada: 7%
--- #1. Utah: 7%
--- #3. Idaho: 5%
--- #4. Oregon: 2%
--- #5. Arizona: 1%
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#34. Bewick's Wren

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 7%
- Average group size: 1.09
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Washington: 33%
--- #2. California: 31%
--- #3. Texas: 20%
--- #3. New Mexico: 20%
--- #5. Oregon: 14%
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#33. Song Sparrow

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 7%
- Average group size: 1.16
- 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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#32. Townsend's Solitaire

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 7%
- Average group size: 1.35
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. New Mexico: 16%
--- #2. South Dakota: 12%
--- #2. Wyoming: 12%
--- #4. Colorado: 10%
--- #5. Nevada: 7%

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#31. Pine Siskin

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 7%
- Average group size: 1.53
- 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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#30. Golden-crowned Sparrow

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 7%
- Average group size: 1.65
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. California: 43%
--- #2. Oregon: 36%
--- #3. Washington: 34%
--- #4. Alaska: 11%
--- #5. Nevada: 7%
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#29. Common Raven

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 7%
- Average group size: 1.72
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Alaska: 25%
--- #2. New Mexico: 19%
--- #3. Wyoming: 12%
--- #4. Arizona: 8%
--- #5. California: 7%
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#28. Black-billed Magpie

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 7%
- Average group size: 1.91
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Montana: 59%
--- #2. Wyoming: 47%
--- #3. Idaho: 41%
--- #4. Colorado: 38%
--- #5. Alaska: 36%
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#27. Red-winged Blackbird

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 7%
- Average group size: 6.04
- 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. Ruby-crowned Kinglet

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 13%
- Average group size: 1.0
- 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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#25. Northern Mockingbird

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 13%
- Average group size: 1.03
- 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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#24. Verdin

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 13%
- Average group size: 1.25
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Arizona: 41%
--- #2. Nevada: 13%
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#23. Orange-crowned Warbler

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 13%
- Average group size: 1.4
- 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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#22. European Starling

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 13%
- Average group size: 5.34
- 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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#21. Red-tailed Hawk

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 20%
- Average group size: 1.05
- 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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#20. Downy Woodpecker

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 20%
- Average group size: 1.1
- 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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#19. Mountain Chickadee

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 27%
- Average group size: 1.93
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. New Mexico: 44%
--- #2. Colorado: 30%
--- #3. Montana: 28%
--- #4. Nevada: 27%
--- #5. Wyoming: 24%
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#18. American Goldfinch

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 27%
- Average group size: 2.95
- 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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#17. Rock Pigeon

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 27%
- Average group size: 5.77
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Nevada: 27%
--- #2. South Dakota: 18%
--- #3. Arizona: 17%
--- #4. New Mexico: 16%
--- #5. New York: 6%

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#16. Eurasian Collared-Dove

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 27%
- Average group size: 6.23
- 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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#15. Bushtit

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 27%
- Average group size: 8.16
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. New Mexico: 44%
--- #2. Oregon: 35%
--- #2. Colorado: 35%
--- #4. Washington: 30%
--- #5. Nevada: 27%
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#14. Cooper's Hawk

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 33%
- Average group size: 1.07
- 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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#13. Steller's Jay

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 33%
- Average group size: 2.28
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Washington: 53%
--- #2. Oregon: 42%
--- #3. Nevada: 33%
--- #4. Colorado: 21%
--- #5. Alaska: 18%
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#12. California Quail

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 33%
- Average group size: 11.01
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Nevada: 33%
--- #2. Idaho: 20%
--- #3. California: 10%
--- #4. Oregon: 7%
--- #4. Washington: 7%

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#11. California Scrub-Jay

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 40%
- Average group size: 2.47
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Oregon: 53%
--- #2. California: 49%
--- #3. Nevada: 40%
--- #4. Washington: 10%
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#10. House Sparrow

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 40%
- Average group size: 9.39
- 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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#9. Spotted Towhee

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 47%
- Average group size: 1.79
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Washington: 67%
--- #2. Oregon: 66%
--- #3. Nevada: 47%
--- #3. New Mexico: 47%
--- #5. Utah: 44%
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#8. American Robin

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 47%
- Average group size: 2.07
- 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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#7. Northern Flicker

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 53%
- Average group size: 1.53
- 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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#6. Yellow-rumped Warbler

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 60%
- Average group size: 1.45
- 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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#5. Mourning Dove

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 73%
- Average group size: 3.75
- 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. White-crowned Sparrow

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 73%
- Average group size: 4.65
- 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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#3. House Finch

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 80%
- Average group size: 4.79
- 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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#2. Lesser Goldfinch

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 80%
- Average group size: 5.97
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Nevada: 80%
--- #2. California: 59%
--- #3. Utah: 52%
--- #4. Arizona: 47%
--- #5. Oregon: 43%

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#1. Dark-eyed Junco

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 87%
- Average group size: 2.79
- 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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