Most commonly seen birds in Oklahoma

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January 12, 2023
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Most commonly seen birds in Oklahoma

Stacker compiled a list of the most common birds seen near feeders in Oklahoma 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 34 count sites in Oklahoma. 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. Sharp-shinned Hawk

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 3%
- Average group size: 1.05
- 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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#49. Red-tailed Hawk

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 3%
- Average group size: 1.1
- 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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#48. Great Horned Owl

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 3%
- Average group size: 1.85
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Alaska: 4%
--- #2. Oklahoma: 3%
--- #3. Connecticut: 1%
--- #3. Oregon: 1%
--- #3. South Carolina: 1%
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#47. Great-tailed Grackle

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 3%
- Average group size: 3.0
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Arizona: 5%
--- #2. Texas: 3%
--- #2. Oklahoma: 3%
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#46. Yellow-rumped Warbler

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 6%
- Average group size: 1.0
- 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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#45. White-crowned Sparrow

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 6%
- Average group size: 1.07
- 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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#44. Cedar Waxwing

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 6%
- Average group size: 4.58
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Texas: 16%
--- #2. Mississippi: 9%
--- #2. Idaho: 9%
--- #4. South Carolina: 8%
--- #5. North Carolina: 7%
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#43. Eastern Meadowlark

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 6%
- Average group size: 5.02
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Oklahoma: 6%
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#42. Canada Goose

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 6%
- Average group size: 13.76
- 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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#40. Red-shouldered Hawk (tie)

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 9%
- 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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#40. Pileated Woodpecker

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 9%
- Average group size: 1.0
- 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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#39. Hairy Woodpecker

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 9%
- Average group size: 1.21
- 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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#38. Song Sparrow

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 9%
- Average group size: 1.38
- 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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#37. Spotted Towhee

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 9%
- Average group size: 1.47
- 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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#36. Chipping Sparrow

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 9%
- Average group size: 1.81
- 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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#35. Field Sparrow

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 9%
- Average group size: 1.99
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Oklahoma: 9%
--- #2. Tennessee: 7%
--- #3. South Carolina: 5%
--- #4. Texas: 4%
--- #5. Nebraska: 3%
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#34. American Tree Sparrow

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 9%
- Average group size: 2.17
- 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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#33. Brown-headed Cowbird

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 9%
- Average group size: 3.4
- 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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#31. Cooper's Hawk (tie)

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 12%
- 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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#31. Bewick's Wren

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 12%
- Average group size: 1.0
- 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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#30. Brown Creeper

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 12%
- Average group size: 1.28
- 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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#29. Common Grackle

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 12%
- Average group size: 3.39
- 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. Purple Finch

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 15%
- Average group size: 2.07
- 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. American Robin

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 15%
- Average group size: 3.55
- 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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#26. White-winged Dove

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 15%
- Average group size: 3.62
- 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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#25. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 18%
- Average group size: 1.03
- 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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#24. Fox Sparrow

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 18%
- Average group size: 1.67
- 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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#23. Eastern Bluebird

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 18%
- Average group size: 2.45
- 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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#22. Northern Flicker

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 21%
- Average group size: 1.03
- 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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#21. Eurasian Collared-Dove

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 21%
- Average group size: 1.9
- 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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#20. White-breasted Nuthatch

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 24%
- Average group size: 1.19
- 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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#19. White-throated Sparrow

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 24%
- Average group size: 2.42
- 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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#18. Harris's Sparrow

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 26%
- Average group size: 3.17
- States with the highest percent of sites visited
--- #1. Oklahoma: 26%
--- #2. Kansas: 20%
--- #3. Nebraska: 13%
--- #4. Iowa: 9%
--- #5. South Dakota: 6%
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#17. Northern Mockingbird

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 32%
- Average group size: 1.09
- 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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#16. European Starling

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 32%
- Average group size: 4.44
- 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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#15. Red-breasted Nuthatch

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 35%
- Average group size: 1.38
- 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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#14. Red-winged Blackbird

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 35%
- Average group size: 4.74
- 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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#13. American Crow

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 44%
- Average group size: 2.79
- 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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#12. Red-bellied Woodpecker

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 47%
- Average group size: 1.12
- 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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#11. Carolina Wren

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 50%
- 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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#10. House Finch

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 53%
- Average group size: 3.21
- 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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#9. Downy Woodpecker

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 59%
- Average group size: 1.42
- 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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#8. Tufted Titmouse

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 59%
- Average group size: 1.84
- 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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#7. Mourning Dove

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 62%
- Average group size: 2.63
- 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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#6. House Sparrow

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 65%
- Average group size: 5.48
- 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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#5. Blue Jay

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 68%
- Average group size: 2.02
- 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. Northern Cardinal

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 79%
- Average group size: 3.79
- 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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#3. American Goldfinch

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 79%
- Average group size: 5.12
- 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. Dark-eyed Junco

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 82%
- Average group size: 3.92
- 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. Carolina Chickadee

- Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 85%
- Average group size: 2.68
- 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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