Bird Species

We've rounded up profiles for some of the most popular North American bird species. Learn how to attract these fine feathered friends and listen to their songs.

Red Tailed Hawk in Flight courtesy of Russ Cronberg Photographer

Birds of Prey

Known as raptors, North American birds of prey are fascinating and fun to learn about. Find out more about identifying birds of prey with these helpful profiles.

Wood Duck

Ducks and Geese

Want help identifying the types of ducks and geese in your area? Browse species profiles and colorful pictures of ducks and geese.

Purple Finch

Finches and Buntings

From sociable finches to colorful buntings, these beautiful backyard birds can be seen across North America. Learn about the types of finches and buntings you can spot in your area, and find out how to attract them.

Rufous Hummingbird

Hummingbirds, Swifts and Swallows

Swallows, swifts and hummingbird species are amazing additions to any backyard. Learn how to identify and attract these graceful fliers to your yard, and listen to their songs.

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Bird Species: Medium Sized Birds

Medium-sized land birds

From the pileated woodpecker to the northern flicker, medium-sized birds can be spotted across North America. Learn how to spot them in your area with our helpful species profiles.

White Throated Sparrow


With more than 30 subspecies of song sparrows alone, these spunky birds can be hard to spot and harder still to identify. Enjoy sparrow identification made easy with these species profiles.

Western Tanager

Tanagers and Blackbirds

The early bird gets the worm when it comes to attracting beautiful tanagers and blackbirds. Learn where you can see tanagers throughout summer and how to identify different types of blackbirds.

Song Sparrow


With bird calls that range from sweet-sounding to demanding, there are many types of songbirds in North America. From the common American robin to the brightly-colored blue jay, learn about their habitats and hear their bird songs.

Blackburnian warbler


Small in size, warblers can be seen throughout North America. Learn more about the different types of warblers and how to spot these active birds.

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