Most popular birds

Learn about the most popular birds in your region.

According to the 2014 Great Backyard Bird Count, the top 10 species appearing on the most checklists include:

Rank

Species

# Checklists

1

Northern Cardinal

61,045

2

Dark-eyed Junco

58,077

3

Mourning Dove

50,596

4

Blue Jay

45,027

5

Downy Woodpecker

42,015

6

American Goldfinch

38,348

7

American Crow

37,121

8

House Finch

36,917

9

Tufted Titmouse

36,418

10

House Sparrow

34,910

To learn the most popular birds spotted in your state and county, check out the Great Backyard Bird Count’s cool Explore tool.

With this knowledge you can choose specific species you want to attract in your yard and educate yourself on their needs so you can cater to them.