Birds of Prey in the USA! (26 COMMON Species)

Birds of Prey in the USA! (26 COMMON Species)

What kinds of birds of prey can you find in the United States?   This question is common, both for birders and non-birders alike. Raptors are popular animals that tend to catch people’s interest more than most other species. Luckily, in the United States, there are many species that inhabitant all sorts of different habitats.   Today, you will learn about 26 types of raptors […]

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Types of Herons in the United States! (11 species)

Types of Herons in the United States! (11 species)

What kinds of herons can you find in the United States?   If you visit any type of water habitat, you are likely to see at least one species of heron. These elegant birds are typically found in shallow water, which they enjoy wading through to find food.   Some types of herons are easy to spot when they are around, such as Great Blue […]

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Geese and Swans in the United States! (10 species)

Geese and Swans in the United States! (10 species)

Geese and swans are some of the largest birds you will find in the United States!     Assuming you’re near a large body of water, it shouldn’t be too hard to find at least a few different species. They are fairly common in most lakes, estuaries, wetlands, lagoons, bays, or anywhere else they can find food. Most types of geese and swans are also […]

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The 27 MOST Common Birds in the United States! (2021)

The 27 MOST Common Birds in the United States! (2021)

What kinds of birds can you find in the United States?   This question is hard to answer because of the vast number of birds found in the United States. Did you know there have been over 1,000 species recorded here?   As you can imagine, there was no way to include this many birds in the below article. So instead, I tried to focus […]

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7 Doves (& Pigeons) That Live In The United States!

7 Doves (& Pigeons) That Live In The United States!

What kinds of doves can you find in the United States?   Doves and pigeons (which is what larger doves are typically called) are stocky birds characterized by short necks, short slender bills, and a diet that is heavy on seeds. Due to their apparent peaceful nature, they are popular birds and a common visitor to backyards!   Today, you will learn about 7 types […]

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16 Types of Blackbirds in the United States! (ID Guide)

16 Types of Blackbirds in the United States! (ID Guide)

What kinds of blackbirds can you find in the United States?   Blackbirds are incredibly abundant in the United States. But while they are common, some of these species get a bad reputation because of their aggressive personalities and tendency to “bully” smaller songbirds at bird feeders (cough… European Starlings… cough).   The term “blackbird” is a bit wide-ranging. For the sake of this article, […]

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Types of Nuthatches in the United States! (4 species)

Types of Nuthatches in the United States! (4 species)

What kinds of nuthatches can you find in the United States?   Nuthatches are incredibly unique birds and a lot of fun to see in your backyard.     Luckily, they are relatively easy to identify. Nuthatches are known to forage on trees at any angle or orientation and are most commonly seen climbing down trees HEAD first.      If you’re lucky, you may […]

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Types of Chickadees in the United States! (5 species)

Types of Chickadees in the United States! (5 species)

What kinds of chickadees can you find in the United States?   Thanks to their bold and inquisitive personalities, chickadees are one of the most popular birds that visit backyard feeding stations. I love watching them fly in quickly to grab a seed and then immediately fly away to eat in private (or store for later)!   In the United States, you can find 5 […]

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17 Woodpecker Species in the United States! (ID Guide)

17 Woodpecker Species in the United States! (ID Guide)

What kinds of woodpeckers can you find in the United States?   Woodpeckers are one of my favorite birds to attract, and I look for them every day in our backyard. I love watching them eat suet from my feeders, or if I’m lucky, listening to them in the woods as they drum on trees. 🙂   No matter where you live in the United […]

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The 10 Wren Species in the United States! (ID Guide)

The 10 Wren Species in the United States! (ID Guide)

What species of wrens can you find in the United States?   Wrens are incredible birds and they inhabit many different habitats. Even though they are small, wrens are incredibly bold and don’t back down to other species that are much larger than them.   If you encounter one, you can expect to hear loud and complex songs. Once you know what to listen for, […]

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The 3 Bluebird Species Found in the United States! (2021)

The 3 Bluebird Species Found in the United States! (2021)

What types of bluebirds can you find in the United States?   Bluebirds are one of the most popular birds in the United States and have captivated people’s interest and attention for a long time. These small birds, distinguished by their beautiful blue plumage, are actually part of the thrush family (Turdidae).   And while everyone WANTS to attract bluebirds to their backyard, it’s surprisingly […]

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8 Orioles That Live in the United States! (w/ Range Maps)

8 Orioles That Live in the United States! (w/ Range Maps)

What types of orioles can you find in the United States?   Few birds get me as excited as seeing Baltimore Orioles in my backyard each spring, either sipping grape jelly or feeding on orange halves. It’s no wonder these beautiful blackbirds (Yes, all orioles are part of the Icteridae family and considered blackbirds 🙂 ) draw so much attention and are a favorite amongst […]

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16 Types of Hawks in the United States! (2021)

16 Types of Hawks in the United States! (2021)

What types of hawks can you find in the United States?     Getting the chance to see a hawk is always fun. I enjoy watching these raptors everywhere, whether I am in my backyard, hiking in the woods, or even seeing one perched on a fence while I’m driving!   After doing some research, I was amazed at all the different hawk species in […]

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The 4 Types of Eagles Found in the United States! (2021)

The 4 Types of Eagles Found in the United States! (2021)

What types of eagles can you find in the United States?     Whenever they appear, I make sure to stop and watch these incredible birds of prey. I’m always amazed at their beauty, large size, and astonishing ability to soar at extreme heights! And I’m not alone, as eagles have a special place in many people’s hearts and minds. These majestic birds symbolize many […]

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The 3 Types of Vultures Found In The United States! (2021)

The 3 Types of Vultures Found In The United States! (2021)

What types of vultures can you find in the United States?     Lucky for you, no matter where you live in the United States, you should be able to find vultures nearby!   These birds are not considered attractive or “pretty” to most people. Regardless, vultures are incredibly important to the environment because they eat dead animals that most other predators can’t stomach. Eliminating […]

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The 6 Types of Falcons in the United States! (2021)

The 6 Types of Falcons in the United States! (2021)

What types of falcons can you find in the United States?     Lucky for you, no matter where you live in the United States, you should be able to find at least a few falcon species nearby!   Falcons are incredible birds of prey that are known for their speed and exceptional hunting abilities. For example, nothing on the planet is faster than a […]

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18 Owl Species That Live in the United States! (2021)

18 Owl Species That Live in the United States! (2021)

“What types of owls can you see in the United States?”   The above question is common, so I thought I’d help by making a list of all the individual owl species that live in the United States.   The temptation to intersperse this entire article with puns is almost overwhelming.  I could just wing it and beak-off about these birds all day long, but […]

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8 Most Common Hummingbird Species (ID Guide)

8 Most Common Hummingbird Species (ID Guide)

Did you know there are over 350 hummingbird species in the world?   I had no idea!   Unfortunately, less than a dozen types of hummingbirds are commonly seen in the United States and Canada.   For example, where I live in Akron, Ohio, we only get to observe the Ruby-throated Hummingbird during the warm summer months.   Because hummingbirds are incredibly fast and small, […]

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21 Most Common Feeder Birds in Europe (ID Guide!)

21 Most Common Feeder Birds in Europe (ID Guide!)

Ever since starting the live cameras in my backyard in Ohio, I have always felt comfortable helping viewers identify birds they have never seen before. From Northern Cardinals to Blue Jays to Downy Woodpeckers, I have a lot of confidence in helping with any identification question.   But then we added a live bird feeder camera from Germany to the site.   And then another […]

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15 Most Common Birds That Visit My Feeders (ID Guide!)

15 Most Common Birds That Visit My Feeders (ID Guide!)

Do you want to know the most frequently asked question people have while watching my LIVE bird feeder camera?   “What type of bird is that?“   Or I’ve observed from time to time that someone incorrectly identifies a particular species of bird, and other viewers think what they said was correct.   So I thought it was time to create a guide to the […]

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