Asheville, North Carolina

The Top 10 Feeder Birds in NC

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 help scientists track broadscale movements of winter bird populations and long-term trends in bird distribution and abundance.

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. So, the top ten most reported birds in North Carolina are the following:

Cardinal by Todd Arcos

1. Northern Cardinal


Tufted Titmouse by Todd Arcos

2. Tufted Titmouse

Mourning Dove

American Goldfinch







3. Mourning Dove                                                                              4. American Goldfinch

Carolina WrenDark-eyed Junco


5. Carolina Wren


6. Dark-eyed Junco





Carolina Chickadee

Downy Woodpecker



7. Carolina Chickadee

8. Downy Woodpecker


House Finch

Red-bellied 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


You can find out more and join Project FeederWatch by clicking this link: Project FeederWatch