Most commonly seen birds in New Hampshire

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January 12, 2023
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Most commonly seen birds in New Hampshire

Stacker compiled a list of the most common birds seen near feeders in New Hampshire 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 115 count sites in New Hampshire. 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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#38. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (tie)

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 2%
- Average group size: 1.14
- 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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#38. Common Raven

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 2%
- Average group size: 1.14
- 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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#37. Common Redpoll

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 2%
- Average group size: 2.3
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Alaska: 21%
--- #2. South Dakota: 6%
--- #3. West Virginia: 3%
--- #4. Michigan: 2%
--- #4. New Hampshire: 2%
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#36. Red-winged Blackbird

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 2%
- Average group size: 2.8
- 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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#34. Red-tailed Hawk (tie)

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 3%
- Average group size: 1.0
- 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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#34. Barred Owl

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 3%
- Average group size: 1.0
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Iowa: 3%
--- #1. New Hampshire: 3%
--- #3. Massachusetts: 2%
--- #4. Vermont: 1%
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#33. 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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#32. Chipping Sparrow

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 4%
- Average group size: 1.47
- 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. Pine Siskin

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 5%
- Average group size: 1.78
- 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. Rock Pigeon

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 5%
- Average group size: 5.62
- 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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#29. Cooper's Hawk

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

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 6%
- Average group size: 1.83
- 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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#27. Brown Creeper

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 7%
- Average group size: 1.02
- 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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#26. Pileated Woodpecker

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 7%
- Average group size: 1.06
- 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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#25. American Robin

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 7%
- Average group size: 2.77
- 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. Northern Flicker

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 8%
- Average group size: 1.05
- 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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#23. Song Sparrow

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 8%
- Average group size: 1.51
- 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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#22. White-throated Sparrow

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 12%
- Average group size: 1.84
- 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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#21. Evening Grosbeak

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 12%
- Average group size: 8.43
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. New Mexico: 17%
--- #2. New Hampshire: 12%
--- #2. Vermont: 12%
--- #4. Maine: 9%
--- #5. Colorado: 7%
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#20. American Tree Sparrow

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 13%
- Average group size: 1.6
- 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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#19. American Crow

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 17%
- Average group size: 2.59
- 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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#18. Wild Turkey

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 17%
- Average group size: 9.36
- 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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#17. European Starling

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 21%
- Average group size: 4.42
- 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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#16. House Sparrow

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 23%
- Average group size: 4.85
- 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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#15. Carolina Wren

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 25%
- Average group size: 1.21
- 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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#14. Eastern Bluebird

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 30%
- Average group size: 3.06
- 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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#13. House Finch

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 33%
- Average group size: 2.82
- 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. Red-breasted Nuthatch

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 41%
- Average group size: 1.27
- 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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#11. Red-bellied Woodpecker

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 42%
- Average group size: 1.07
- 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. American Goldfinch

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 56%
- Average group size: 3.31
- 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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#9. Hairy Woodpecker

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 63%
- Average group size: 1.27
- 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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#8. Mourning Dove

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 63%
- Average group size: 5.02
- 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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#7. Blue Jay

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 64%
- Average group size: 2.68
- 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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#6. Dark-eyed Junco

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 66%
- Average group size: 3.8
- 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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#5. Northern Cardinal

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 68%
- Average group size: 2.07
- 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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#4. White-breasted Nuthatch

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 79%
- Average group size: 1.49
- 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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#3. Downy Woodpecker

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 79%
- Average group size: 1.55
- 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. Tufted Titmouse

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 86%
- Average group size: 2.39
- 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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#1. Black-capped Chickadee

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 93%
- Average group size: 3.98
- 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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