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Most commonly seen birds in Arizona


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Most commonly seen birds in Arizona

Stacker compiled a list of the most common birds seen near feeders in Arizona 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 75 count sites in Arizona. 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. Rosy-faced Lovebird

– Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 7%
– Average group size: 4.0
– States with the highest percent of sites visited
— #1. Arizona: 7%



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#49. Bushtit

– Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 7%
– 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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#48. Orange-crowned Warbler

– Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 8%
– Average group size: 1.0
– 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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#47. Hairy Woodpecker

– Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 8%
– Average group size: 1.08
– 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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#46. Phainopepla

– Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 8%
– Average group size: 1.36
– States with the highest percent of sites visited
— #1. Arizona: 8%
— #2. New Mexico: 2%

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#45. Acorn Woodpecker

– Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 8%
– Average group size: 2.05
– States with the highest percent of sites visited
— #1. California: 13%
— #2. Oregon: 9%
— #3. Arizona: 8%
— #4. New Mexico: 2%



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#44. Common Raven

– Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 8%
– Average group size: 2.44
– 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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#43. Steller’s Jay

– Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 8%
– Average group size: 2.49
– 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. Bridled Titmouse

– Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 9%
– Average group size: 1.4
– States with the highest percent of sites visited
— #1. Arizona: 9%
— #2. New Mexico: 3%



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#41. Gilded Flicker

– Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 9%
– Average group size: 1.42
– States with the highest percent of sites visited
— #1. Arizona: 9%

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#40. Black-throated Sparrow

– Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 9%
– Average group size: 1.57
– States with the highest percent of sites visited
— #1. Arizona: 9%



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#39. Chipping Sparrow

– Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 9%
– Average group size: 2.49
– 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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#38. Western Bluebird

– Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 9%
– Average group size: 6.51
– 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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#37. European Starling

– Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 11%
– Average group size: 2.99
– 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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#36. Bewick’s Wren

– Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 12%
– Average group size: 1.05
– 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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#35. Inca Dove

– Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 12%
– Average group size: 3.89
– States with the highest percent of sites visited
— #1. Louisiana: 14%
— #2. Arizona: 12%
— #3. Texas: 7%
— #4. New Mexico: 2%



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#34. Spotted Towhee

– Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 13%
– Average group size: 1.95
– 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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#33. Broad-billed Hummingbird

– Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 15%
– Average group size: 1.47
– States with the highest percent of sites visited
— #1. Arizona: 15%



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#32. Canyon Towhee

– Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 15%
– Average group size: 1.49
– States with the highest percent of sites visited
— #1. New Mexico: 31%
— #2. Arizona: 15%



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#31. White-winged Dove

– Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 15%
– Average group size: 2.8
– 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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#30. Pine Siskin

– Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 15%
– Average group size: 3.78
– 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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#29. Ruby-crowned Kinglet

– Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 16%
– Average group size: 1.05
– 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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#28. Pyrrhuloxia

– Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 16%
– Average group size: 1.54
– States with the highest percent of sites visited
— #1. Arizona: 16%
— #2. New Mexico: 2%



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#27. Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay

– Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 16%
– Average group size: 3.04
– 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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#26. Rock Pigeon

– Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 17%
– Average group size: 6.3
– 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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#25. White-breasted Nuthatch

– Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 19%
– Average group size: 1.18
– 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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#24. Mountain Chickadee

– Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 19%
– Average group size: 1.99
– 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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#23. Ladder-backed Woodpecker

– Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 21%
– Average group size: 1.33
– States with the highest percent of sites visited
— #1. New Mexico: 28%
— #2. Arizona: 21%
— #3. Texas: 11%



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#22. Costa’s Hummingbird

– Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 21%
– Average group size: 1.51
– States with the highest percent of sites visited
— #1. Arizona: 21%
— #2. California: 3%



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#21. Northern Mockingbird

– Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 23%
– Average group size: 1.07
– 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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#20. American Robin

– Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 23%
– Average group size: 2.96
– 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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#19. Cassin’s Finch

– Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 23%
– Average group size: 3.62
– 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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#18. Cooper’s Hawk

– Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 24%
– Average group size: 1.01
– 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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#17. Cactus Wren

– Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 25%
– Average group size: 1.34
– States with the highest percent of sites visited
— #1. Arizona: 25%



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#16. Northern Flicker

– Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 29%
– Average group size: 1.38
– 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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#15. Northern Cardinal

– Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 31%
– Average group size: 1.36
– 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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#14. Eurasian Collared-Dove

– Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 31%
– Average group size: 2.83
– 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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#13. Dark-eyed Junco

– Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 33%
– Average group size: 3.81
– 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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#12. Yellow-rumped Warbler

– Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 37%
– Average group size: 1.39
– 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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#11. Abert’s Towhee

– Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 40%
– Average group size: 1.62
– States with the highest percent of sites visited
— #1. Arizona: 40%

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#10. Gambel’s Quail

– Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 40%
– Average group size: 8.72
– States with the highest percent of sites visited
— #1. Arizona: 40%
— #2. New Mexico: 5%
— #3. Utah: 4%



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#9. Verdin

– Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 41%
– Average group size: 1.18
– States with the highest percent of sites visited
— #1. Arizona: 41%
— #2. Nevada: 13%



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#8. Curve-billed Thrasher

– Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 47%
– Average group size: 1.37
– States with the highest percent of sites visited
— #1. Arizona: 47%
— #2. New Mexico: 27%
— #3. Texas: 1%



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#7. Lesser Goldfinch

– Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 47%
– Average group size: 3.74
– 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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#6. Anna’s Hummingbird

– Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 48%
– Average group size: 1.51
– States with the highest percent of sites visited
— #1. Oregon: 70%
— #1. Washington: 70%
— #3. California: 65%
— #4. Arizona: 48%

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#5. Gila Woodpecker

– Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 49%
– Average group size: 1.64
– States with the highest percent of sites visited
— #1. Arizona: 49%



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#4. White-crowned Sparrow

– Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 59%
– Average group size: 3.52
– 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 Sparrow

– Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 64%
– Average group size: 6.42
– 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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#2. Mourning Dove

– Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 73%
– Average group size: 7.81
– 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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#1. House Finch

– Sites visited Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: 91%
– Average group size: 5.22
– 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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