The Top 10 Feeder Birds in NC

From data collected through Cornell University's Project FeederWatch, here are the top ten most reported birds in North Carolina:

1. Northern Cardinal
2. Tufted Titmouse
3. Mourning Dove
4. American Goldfinch
5. Carolina Wren
6. Dark-eyed Junco
7. Carolina Chickadee
8. Downy Woodpecker
9. House Finch
10. Red-bellied Woodpecker

And the next 5 were:
11. White-breasted Nuthatch
12. Blue Jay
13. White-throated Sparrow
14. American Robin
15. Eastern Bluebird

Project FeederWatch is a winter-long survey of birds that visit feeders at backyards, nature centers, community areas, and other locales in North America. FeederWatchers periodically count the birds they see at their feeders from November through early April and send their counts to Project FeederWatch. FeederWatch data helps scientists track broadscale movements of winter bird populations and long-term trends in bird distribution and abundance.

Who can participate in ProjectFeederWatch? Anyone with an interest in birds! FeederWatch is conducted by people of all skill levels and backgrounds, including children, families, individuals, classrooms, retired persons, youth groups, nature centers, and bird clubs. 

You can learn more about Project FeederWatch here: