15 Small Orange Birds You Should Know
If you spotted a colorful orange bird in your backyard, this collection of beautiful bird pictures shared by readers can help you identify it.
Courtesy Tim White
Orioles are some of the most commonly known orange bird species. Birds & Blooms reader Tim White shared this photo of a Baltimore oriole on the crabapple tree in his backyard. Discover 25 small yellow birds birders should know.
Courtesy Cam Kline
“The Blackburnian warbler is in my opinion one of the most beautiful warblers. I feel like this picture captures the beauty of the bird, and it is one of my favorite pictures I have ever had the pleasure taking,” says Cam Kline.
Courtesy Della Alcorn
“What makes the rufous hummingbird so special to me is that although he’s small, he’s mighty. He guards his feeding area with a passion. This little rufous took up residence on our patio in March 2020 and hung around and entertained us for several weeks. We loved watching his aerial acrobatics while he defended his turf!”
Courtesy Michele Lam
“I chose to enter this photo of an Eastern towhee in the contest because I liked the way the early morning light brought out his striking red eyes. Catching a shot of this fellow perched on a branch singing away was a real thrill for me. Usually I’m only lucky enough to hear the towhees rustling through the leaf litter. It was taken on a hike through the woods behind our home in Rockbridge County, Virginia, in mid-April of this year,” says Michele Lam.
Courtesy Dorrie Milan
“In Michigan, we waited with baited breath in late winter/early spring for our little American robin friends to show up. They usher in a feeling up optimism and confidence that summer is just around the corner,” says Dorrie Milan. If you love these orange bird photos, enjoy 15 cheerful robin bird pictures.
This little American redstart actually followed me through the woods with a curious attitude. Sure he was scolding me too and showing off by fanning his tail and wings. This was on a beautiful spring morning in my backyard in Michigan,” says Martin Torres.
Courtesy Diane Fiedler
“This black-headed grosbeak landed on my deck in Evergreen, Colorado. I had to crack my sliding door slowly so the grosbeak wouldn’t fly away when I stuck my lens around the glass,” says Diane Fiedler.
Courtesy Michael Demoss
“We rarely see orchard orioles in our backyard, but we can always see them throughout the month of April at our local lake in Northeast Texas. They are one of my favorite spring birds,” says Michael Demoss.
Courtesy Nevin Hayter
“I was overly happy when I spotted a varied thrush in my yard, and he waited for me to get my camera. Such beautiful and subtle coloration,” says Nevin Hayter.
Courtesy Lindsey MacFarlane
“I am ever so thankful to live in the northwest corner of Montana. I was able to focus on this adult American avocet for several shots while it was busy gracefully swishing its buffy orange head side to side looking for lunch. Most birds seem to be way out of reach or moving so fast that it makes it hard to capture their beauty with a camera. It was a treat to watch this beautiful orange bird on an early summer morning,” says Lindsey Macfarlane.
Courtesy Francee Strain
This photo of a Say’s phoebe was taken in my yard in Spokane, Washington. This gray and orange bird does not sit still for long. It will quickly perch, look around, and then fly off to snag an insect out of the air,” says Francee Strain. Don’t miss 20 photos of breathtaking blue colored birds.
“This is a spring photo of a spotted towhee on the blackberry vines in my yard. I like how the towhee’s eyes pop with their vibrant orange color and texture added by the thorny vine,” says Gary Mcmillan. Discover 8 yellow and black birds you should look for.
“It was a 2-in-1 good luck shot when I captured this pair of male and female hooded orioles in their wintering range of Mexico while I was vacationing in Cancun. Only nature itself could offer such beautiful orange bird color,” says Alan Hailston. Learn how to attract orioles to your backyard.
Courtesy Erin Brady
“I photographed this barn swallow while walking around Legion Lake in Custer State Park in late June. I spend a lot of time in South Dakota during the summer every year, and I always see a lot of barn swallows. I think their complementary colors of blue and orange are so beautiful. I love the background of this photo as well because the pine cones and pine needles set the perfect mountain scene,” says Erin Brady.