Most commonly seen birds in New Mexico

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January 12, 2023
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Most commonly seen birds in New Mexico

Stacker compiled a list of the most common birds seen near feeders in New Mexico 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 64 count sites in New Mexico. 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. Bridled Titmouse

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 3%
- Average group size: 1.17
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Arizona: 9%
--- #2. New Mexico: 3%
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#49. Lewis's Woodpecker

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 3%
- Average group size: 1.18
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. New Mexico: 3%
--- #2. Colorado: 1%
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#48. Purple Finch

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 3%
- Average group size: 5.43
- 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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#47. Sharp-shinned Hawk

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 5%
- 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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#46. Greater Roadrunner

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 5%
- Average group size: 1.36
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. New Mexico: 5%
--- #2. Arizona: 1%
--- #2. Texas: 1%

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#45. Song Sparrow

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 5%
- Average group size: 2.06
- 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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#44. Chipping Sparrow

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 5%
- Average group size: 2.87
- 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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#43. Steller's Jay

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 5%
- Average group size: 4.27
- 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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#42. Gambel's Quail

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 5%
- Average group size: 7.25
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Arizona: 40%
--- #2. New Mexico: 5%
--- #3. Utah: 4%
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#40. Red-breasted Nuthatch (tie)

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 6%
- Average group size: 1.0
- 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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#40. 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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#39. Ruby-crowned Kinglet

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 8%
- Average group size: 1.02
- 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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#38. Pinyon Jay

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 8%
- Average group size: 25.91
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. New Mexico: 8%
--- #2. Montana: 5%
--- #3. Utah: 4%
--- #4. Arizona: 1%
--- #4. Colorado: 1%
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#37. Pygmy Nuthatch

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 9%
- Average group size: 4.22
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Colorado: 18%
--- #2. California: 10%
--- #3. New Mexico: 9%
--- #4. Arizona: 7%
--- #5. South Dakota: 6%
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#36. Red-winged Blackbird

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 9%
- Average group size: 18.9
- 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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#35. Black-capped Chickadee

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 11%
- Average group size: 1.56
- 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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#34. Downy Woodpecker

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 13%
- Average group size: 1.22
- 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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#33. European Starling

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 13%
- Average group size: 2.04
- 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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#32. Mourning Dove

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 13%
- Average group size: 3.27
- 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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#31. Western Bluebird

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 13%
- Average group size: 4.31
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. New Mexico: 13%
--- #2. Arizona: 9%
--- #3. California: 6%
--- #4. Oregon: 3%

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#30. Townsend's Solitaire

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 16%
- Average group size: 1.08
- 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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#29. Hairy Woodpecker

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 16%
- Average group size: 1.43
- 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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#28. Rock Pigeon

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 16%
- Average group size: 5.11
- 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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#27. Yellow-rumped Warbler

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 17%
- Average group size: 1.56
- 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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#26. Black-billed Magpie

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 17%
- Average group size: 2.52
- 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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#25. American Goldfinch

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 17%
- Average group size: 3.56
- 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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#24. American Crow

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 17%
- Average group size: 4.44
- 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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#23. Evening Grosbeak

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 17%
- Average group size: 5.03
- 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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#22. Common Raven

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 19%
- Average group size: 2.27
- 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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#21. Bewick's Wren

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 20%
- Average group size: 1.01
- 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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#20. Cassin's Finch

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 22%
- Average group size: 2.86
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Colorado: 24%
--- #2. Arizona: 23%
--- #3. New Mexico: 22%
--- #4. Wyoming: 6%
--- #5. Idaho: 5%
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#19. Eurasian Collared-Dove

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 25%
- Average group size: 2.37
- 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. Curve-billed Thrasher

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 27%
- Average group size: 1.18
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Arizona: 47%
--- #2. New Mexico: 27%
--- #3. Texas: 1%
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#17. Lesser Goldfinch

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 27%
- Average group size: 4.57
- 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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#16. Ladder-backed Woodpecker

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 28%
- Average group size: 1.23
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. New Mexico: 28%
--- #2. Arizona: 21%
--- #3. Texas: 11%

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#15. White-breasted Nuthatch

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 28%
- Average group size: 1.31
- 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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#14. Canyon Towhee

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 31%
- Average group size: 1.57
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. New Mexico: 31%
--- #2. Arizona: 15%
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#13. White-crowned Sparrow

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 31%
- Average group size: 2.41
- 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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#12. American Robin

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 39%
- Average group size: 2.04
- 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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#11. Pine Siskin

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 39%
- Average group size: 5.04
- 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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#10. House Sparrow

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 39%
- Average group size: 5.23
- 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. Juniper Titmouse

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 42%
- Average group size: 1.46
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. New Mexico: 42%
--- #2. Utah: 7%
--- #3. Arizona: 4%
--- #4. California: 1%
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#8. White-winged Dove

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 42%
- Average group size: 3.64
- 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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#7. Mountain Chickadee

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 44%
- Average group size: 1.67
- 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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#6. Bushtit

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 44%
- Average group size: 9.5
- 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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#5. Spotted Towhee

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 47%
- Average group size: 1.36
- 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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#4. Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 52%
- Average group size: 2.26
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Utah: 56%
--- #2. New Mexico: 52%
--- #3. Arizona: 16%
--- #3. Colorado: 16%
--- #5. Texas: 4%
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#3. Northern Flicker

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 53%
- Average group size: 1.24
- 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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#2. Dark-eyed Junco

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 83%
- Average group size: 3.47
- 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. House Finch

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 86%
- Average group size: 5.2
- 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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