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State Birds information Each state has its own birding personality, good birding locations, events and bird clubs.

Select your state of interest from the list on the left for specific information.

Each state (except Hawaii) has a mini-guide with 50 common species for that state. The mini-guides, called the Nifty-Fifty, include images, songs, movies (most species) and descriptions for the selected species. Please allow time for the mini-guides to load, as the Flash program is large.

Each mini-guide includes 25 of the most commonly reported birds (for that state), based on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Project Feeder Watch. Additional species were selected based on a variety of criteria, including most often seen, very colorful, offer comparisons of similar species, and to increase the diversity of bird families represented

Adjacent states will usually have only a few different species, but those differences do add up. Over 200 species are represented in the mini-guides.  Select nearby states and then slowly move to more distant ones to increase your exposure to many common species across the country.

If you are relatively new to birding, the following states are well known for offering excellent birding opportunities.


Coastal regions often provide a variety of habitat and birds.

Check the Birding Hot Spots section for 25 excellent birding locations.

Here is a short-cut list for the bird guides for 49 states.

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Wisconsin Ducks – 26 Common Species & Where To See Them

Florida Duck Species – 24 Common & Rare Species

7 Most Common Woodpeckers in Tennessee & How To Identify Them

Woodpeckers in Maryland – 7 Common Species & ID Guide

Woodpeckers in Wisconsin – 8 Common Species [Identification Guide]

Woodpeckers in Florida – 8 Common Species [Field Guide]

Woodpeckers In Illinois – 7 Common Woodpeckers & How To ID Them

Woodpeckers in Virginia – 8 Species To Look For

Woodpeckers In Georgia – 8 Species Native To Georgia

Woodpeckers In Michigan – 8 Common Species You Can See

7 Common Woodpecker Species In Ohio [Field Guide]

Do Owls Live In Wisconsin? 11 Species You Can See in WI

13 Owl Species You Can See In Arizona (Common & Rare)

5 Hawk Species You Can See In South Carolina

Are There Any Owls Living In California? Most Common Species & How To Identify Them

Do Owls Live in Virginia? [Most Common Species You Can See]

14 Common & Rare Owls You Can See In Colorado [The Full List]

Hawk Species You Can See in Minnesota [The Ultimate Field Guide]

Do Hawks Live In Tennessee? The Ultimate Guide To Spot & ID Them

How To Spot Different Hawk Species In North Carolina?

What is the Delaware State Bird? (And Why Not Another Bird?)

Tennessee State Bird – Northern Mockingbird

South Dakota State Bird – Ring-necked Pheasant

25 Most Common Birds of West Virginia (That You Can See!)

What Is The State Bird Of Vermont?

8 Hawks You Can See In Massachusetts [Common & Rare Species]

State Bird Of Wyoming – The Western Meadowlark

What Is The State Bird Of West Virginia?

What Is the State Bird of Rhode Island?

North Dakota State Bird – Western Meadowlark

Birds of Alaska – 20 Most Common Birds (That Will Surprise You!)

New Hampshire State Bird – Purple Finch

Wisconsin State Bird – American Robin

South Dakota Birds – Most Common 30 You Should Know

Connecticut State Bird – American Robin

Utah State Bird | Seagull

New Mexico State Bird – Greater Roadrunner

Owls in Ohio (12 Species That You Can See)

The 12 Common and Rare Owls in Michigan (That You Can See)

Nebraska State Bird – Western Meadowlark

The 30 Most Common Birds of Connecticut (That You Can See)

The 17 Owls in Texas (Commonly Seen & Rare Birds)

Birds of Hawaii – Most Common Species of the State

The 11 Owls in Georgia That You Can See (5 Common & 4 Rare)

11 Owls in Florida That You Can Actually See (If You’re Lucky)

Kentucky State Bird | Northern Cardinal

Birds of Washington – 30 Most Common Bird Species You Can Spot!

Birds of Arkansas – Most Common Birds of the State

Birds of Illinois – Most Common Species You Can Spot

Nevada State Bird | Mountain Bluebird

Hawks in Colorado – 13 Most Common Hawk Species

Montana State Bird – Western Meadowlark (All We Know)

Hawks in Wisconsin – Most Common Species You Can Spot

Maine State Bird – Black-capped Chickadee

Hawks in Maryland – Most Common Hawk Species of the State

30 Most Common Bird Species in New York

15 Most Common Hawks in Arizona

North Carolina State Bird – Northern Cardinal

Most Common Hawks in Illinois – 10 Species You Can Spot

New Jersey State Bird – American Goldfinch

Hawks in Missouri – 11 Species You Can Spot

What is Kansas State Bird? A Look Into Their Lives

Hawks in Indiana – Most Common Species

What is Louisiana State Bird (And Why)?

Top 14 Most Common Hawks in California

Idaho State Bird – Mountain Bluebird

35 Most Common Birds of Alabama

Iowa State Bird – American Goldfinch

Hawks in Iowa – 10 Common & Rare Species You Can Spot

34 Most Common Birds of California [Field Guide]

The 35 Most Popular Birds Of Montana (With Pictures)

What is Virginia’s State Bird? Why This Bird? (Interesting Facts Included)

Minnesota State Bird – The Common Loon

The 35 Most Popular Birds in Wisconsin (Based on Data)

Hawks in Virginia – 7 Most Common Hawks of the State

Based on Data: 25 Most Popular Birds of Georgia (US State)

9 Hawks in Michigan (That You Can Actually See)

Hawks in Ohio – 8 Species You Can Spot In Ohio

Hawks in Texas – 15 Species To Spot In Texas

15 Most Common Birds of Arizona (Based On Data)

33 Backyard and Wild Birds of Pennsylvania

All 8 Hawks That Live in Florida (Field Guide) Pics & ID

Birds of Indiana: Top 35 Most Common

Oregon State Bird – Western Meadowlark

Birds of Missouri – Top 35 Most Common Species

South Carolina State Bird – Carolina Wren

36 Most Common Backyard & Wild Birds of Virginia (Incl. Hawks, Woodpeckers & Owls)

Oklahoma State Bird – Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

Michigan State Bird – American Robin

The 36 Most Common Birds of Florida

Mississippi State Bird | Northern Mockingbird

State Bird of Hawaii – Hawaiian Goose (Interesting Facts & ID)

The 25 Most Common Birds of Rhode Island

State Bird of Arizona – Cactus Wren (Interesting Facts & ID)

Arkansas State Bird – Northern Mockingbird

Based on Data: TOP 27 Most Common Birds of Delaware

Florida State Bird – Northern Mockingbird

Georgia State Bird | Brown Thrasher

30 Most Common Birds In Idaho (That You Can See)

Illinois State Bird | Northern Cardinal

15 Most Common Birds In Iowa – Completed Field Guide

Kansas Birds – Top 40 Most Common Wild Birds

30 Most Common Birds of Kentucky (With Key Identifications)

30 Most Common Birds of Louisiana [Field Guide]

Birds of Maine – Most Common Bird Species Of The State

The 35 Most Common Birds of Maryland

32 Most Common Birds of Massachusetts (Incl. Hawks & Owls)

Michigan Birds – Most Common 21 Species (Based on Data)

Birds of Minnesota – Top 35 Most Common Birds

State Bird of Missouri – Eastern Bluebird

Birds of Nebraska – 25 Common Species You Can Spot

35 Most Common Birds of Nevada (That You Can Spot)

New Hampshire Birds – The 27 Most Common Wild & Backyard

Birds of New Jersey – 24 Most Common Birds

25 Most Common Birds of New Mexico [Field Guide]

20 Most Common Birds of North Carolina (Wild & Backyard)

Most Common Birds of North Dakota (Top 25)

Most Common (Wild and Backyard) Birds Of Oregon

Ruffed Grouse – Pennsylvania State Bird (Interesting Facts & Pics)

Birds of South Carolina – 29 Most Common Birds (Incl. Hawks & Owls)

The 35 Most Common Birds of Tennessee

Birds of Utah – 30 Most Common Birds You Can See

Birds of Vermont – The Most Common Bird Species

What is Washington State Bird?

30 Most Common Birds of Wyoming (That You Can Spot)

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