Types of Birds

Types of Bird in the United States and North America

This list is most of the types of birds you can see in the United States. We are continually adding our bird pictures to this list so please check back with us if you don’t see the bird you are looking for. You can also email us and we will add your request. 

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Auks, Murres, and Puffins

Atlantic Puffin

Horned Puffin



Barn Owl

Becards, Tityras, Allies

Blackbirds and Orioles

Baltimore Oriole

Bobolink Picture


Eastern Meadowlark

Red winged blackbird

Red Winged Blackbird

Boobies and Gannets



Cardinals, Grosbeaks, and Buntings

Black Headed Grosbeak Picture

Black-headed Grosbeak

Blue Bunting

Blue Grosbeak

Crimson-collared Grosbeak


Flame-colored Tanager

Hepatic Tanager

Indigo Bunting

Lazuli Bunting

Northern Cardinal 

Painted Bunting Picture

Painted Bunting


Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Scarlet Tanager

Scarlet Tanager

Summer Tanager

Varied Bunting

Western Tanager


Chickadees and Titmice

Black Capped Chickadee

Black-Capped Chickadee

Carolina Chickadee Picture

Carolina Chickadee

Tufted Titmouse Picture

Tufted Titmouse



Sandhill Crane

Sandhill Crane

Whooping Crane


Crows, Jays, and Magpies

American Crow

Black Billed Magpie Picture

Black-billed Magpie

Blue Jay

Brown Jay

California Scrub-Jay

Canada Jay

Chihuahuan Raven

Clark’s Nutcracker

Common Raven

Eurasian Jackdaw

Fish Crow

Florida Scrub Jay

Green Jay

Island Scrub Jay

Mexican Jay

Northwestern Crow

Pinyon Jay

Stellers Jay

Tamaulipas Crow

Woodhouse Scrub Jay

Yellow-billed Magpie

Cuckoos, Roadrunners, Anis

Black Billed Cuckoo

Greater Roadrunner

Greater Roadrunner


Ducks and Geese

American Black Duck Picture

American Black Duck

American Wigeon

Baikal Teal

Barnacle Goose

Barrow’s Goldeneye

Black Scoter

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck

Blue Winged Teal Picture

Blue-winged Teal



Cackling Goose

Canada Goose

Canada Goose


Cinnamon Teal

Common Eider

Common Goldeneye

Common Merganser

Emperor Goose Picture

Emperor Goose

Eurasian Wigeon

Falcated Duck

Fulvous Whistling-Duck



Greater Scaup

Greater White-fronted Goose

Green Winged Teal Picture

Green-winged Teal

Harlequin Duck

Hooded Merganser

King Eider

Lesser Scaup

Long-tailed Duck

Mallard Picture


Masked Duck

Mottled Duck

Muscovy Duck

Mute Swan

Northern Pintail

Northern Shoveler

Pink-footed Goose

Red-breasted Merganser


Ring Necked Duck

Ring-necked Duck

Ross’s Goose

Ruddy Duck


Snow Goose

Spectacled Eider

Steller’s Eider

Surf Scoter

Trumpeter Swan

Tufted Duck

Tundra Swan

White-cheeked Pintail

White-winged Scoter

Whooper Swan

Wood Duck

Wood Duck


American Kestrel

Aplomado Falcon

Crested Caracara

Eurasian Hobby

Eurasian Kestrel

Gyrfalcon Picture



Peregrine Falcon

Prairie Falcon Picture

Prairie Falcon


American Goldfinch

Black Rosy-Finch


Brown-capped Rosy-Finch

Cassin’s Finch

Common Redpoll

Evening Grosbeak

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch

Hoary Redpoll

House Finch

House Finch

Lawrence’s Goldfinch

Lesser Goldfinch

Pine Grosbeak

Pine Siskin

Purple Finch Picture

Purple Finch

Red Crossbill

White-winged Crossbill





Black-capped Gnatcatcher

Black-tailed Gnatcatcher

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

California Gnatcatcher

Grassbirds and Allies


Clark’s Grebe

Eared Grebe

Horned Grebe

Least Grebe

Pied-billed Grebe

Red-necked Grebe

Western Grebe

Gulls and Terns

Arctic Tern Picture

Arctic Tern

California Gull Picture

California Gull

Hawks and Eagles

Bald Eagle

Broad Winged Hawk Picture

Broad winged hawk

Common Black Hawk Picture

Common Black Hawk

Cooper’s Hawk Picture

Coopers Hawk

Ferruginous Hawk

Ferruginous Hawk

Eurasian Hobby

Eurasian Kestrel

Golden Eagle Picture

Golden Eagle

Gray Hawk Picture

Gray Hawk

Harris’s Hawk

Hook-billed Kite


Mississippi Kite

Northern Goshawk

Northern Goshawk

Northern Harrier

Red-shouldered Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk Picture

Red-tailed Hawk

Rough-legged Hawk

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Short-tailed Hawk

Snail Kite

Swainson’s Hawk

Swallow-tailed Kite

White-tailed Hawk

White-tailed Kite

Zone-tailed Hawk

Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns

American Bittern

Black crowned night heron

Black-crowned Night-Heron

Cattle Egret Picture

Cattle Egret

Great Blue Heron Picture

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret

Great Egret

Green Heron

Least Bittern

Little Blue Heron

Little Egret

Reddish Egret

Snowy Egret

Tricolored Heron

Western Reef-Heron

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron


Allen’s Hummingbird