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15 Most Common Birds of Arizona (Based On Data)

Mourning Dove is common bird of Arizona

The many birds of Arizona make this scenic southwestern state one of the top birding destinations in North America. Montane forests, deserts, and other habitats give The Grand Canyon State an incredible 563 species!

If you live in Arizona or have gone birding there, we bet you’ve seen a lot! But which birds are the most common, which species are good to know?

To help make sense of the birds of Arizona, we used eBird data to make an up-to-date list of the most commonly seen backyard and wild birds in the state.


Most common birds of Arizona

What birds can you expect to see in Arizona? Expect a lot but especially the ones on this list!

To make an accurate and reliable list, we used eBird sightings. It shows most commonly seen birds in Arizona arranged from the most common birds to the least common ones.

PS! Just a reminder that the birds on the bottom of the list are common too!

To help identify these birds, we also included information about appearance and behavior.


Mourning Dove (Most popular bird of Arizona)

Mourning Dove

Photograph © Greg Lavaty.

Scientific name: Zenaida macroura

Length: 12 inches
Weight: 4.2 ounces
Wingspan: 18 inches
hooOOA, hoo, hoo, hoo”

Mourning Doves are medium-sized, grayish-brown doves with long tails. They have small black spots on their wings and a small head with a slender, dark beak.

Males and females also have narrow gray eyerings, a black mark on the face, and pale iridescent gold on the sides of their necks. They look alike except for males having more gray on the head and neck, and more iridescence.

Mourning Dove is the most common birds of Arizona

This dove has fairly long wings and swift, direct flight. When flying, it shows black and white in its tail.

The Mourning Dove occurs in woodlands, gardens, on farms, and in urban areas. This common feeder visitor eats seeds and grains. It also forages in open situations, picking food from the ground.

This pleasant dove species can visit a feeder on its own or forage in small flocks. It builds an unkempt stick nest in bushes and trees and is very common throughout the USA, southern Canada, and Mexico.

Key Identifications:

  • Plain brown and gray dove with a long, pointed tail.
  • Feeds on seeds at feeders and on the ground in open areas.
  • Makes a small, messy nest of sticks in trees.
  • Sings a sad and owl-like “hooOOA, hoo, hoo, hoo”.

The Mourning Dove is the common garden dove in most of its range. It often visits feeders and its cooing song is commonly mistaken for an owl. This species has a short lifespan with many adults only living for a couple of years or less.


House Finch

House Finch

Photograph © John Hansen

Scientific name: Haemorhous mexicanus

Length: 6 inches
Weight: .88 ounces
Wingspan: 10 inches

House Finches are sparrow-sized birds with dark, rounded beaks and fairly long wings. Males are orange-red or rose-red on their head, throat and breast, and have some red on their rump. They also have brownish streaks on their back, flanks, and white belly.

Like the male, female House Finches have two white wing bars on long, gray-brown wings. However, they lack red and are mostly streaked, dull brown-gray birds.

House Finches feed on seeds, buds, fruit, and flowers. They often visit feeders in Arizona but also forage on the ground, and in bushes and trees.

We see these pretty birds in deserts and arid zones, and in parks, farmland, urban areas, and other semi-open habitats.

The House Finch makes a soft cup nest built on a tree, building ledge or other spot with some overhanging cover. They often occur in small groups and live in southern Canada, most of the USA, Mexico, and Hawaii.

Key Identifications:

  • Reddish or plain gray-brown, streaked, sparrow-like bird.
  • Eats seeds, flowers, buds, and fruit. Can visit feeders but also forages on the ground and in bushes and trees.
  • Makes a soft cup nest in trees, on building ledges, and other places.
  • The House Finch often makes a soft, “fidip” call. Males also sing a warbling song from prominent, high perches. It sounds like, “chip,chip,chiprididip,ZREEYachip”.

House Finches are sparrow-like, reddish or brownish, streaked birds. They live in arid zones as well as in parks and urban areas. All of the millions of House Finches that live east of the Rocky Mountains are descendants of birds released on Long Island in 1939.


Gila Woodpecker

Gila Woodpecker

Scientific name: Melanerpes uropygialis

Length: 9.25 inches
Weight: 2.3 ounces
Wingspan: 16 inches
kree! kree kree kree kree!

The Gila Woodpecker is a pale, brown-gray woodpecker with black and white barring on its back, rump, wings, and tail. It has a straight, black beak and shows small white wing patches in bounding flight.

Males have a small red patch on top of their head while females have an all brownish-gray head.

Gila Woodpeckers forage for insects, fruit, and a variety of small animals on cacti and other arid vegetation. On occasion, they attack and eat the nestlings of doves and other bird species. This species finds food by pecking and picking food items from trunks, branches, and even the ground.

The Gila Woodpecker nests in a cavity usually made in a Saguaro cactus or a Mesquite tree.

Gila Woodpeckers are a common and obvious woodpecker species of desert and other arid habitats in Arizona, a few areas in California and New Mexico, and western Mexico.

Key Identifications:

  • Brownish-gray woodpecker with black and white barring on its upperparts, the male has a bit of red on its head.
  • Forages for insects, fruits, and small animals on cactus and arid trees.
  • Excavates nesting holes in Saguaro cactus and Mesquite trees.
  • Makes a loud, slightly rising call, “kree! kree kree kree kree!”.

The Gila Woodpecker is a brown-gray woodpecker with black and white barring on its upperparts. Pairs of this noisy and opportunistic bird are common in arid habitats in Arizona. This species becomes aggressive during the breeding season and attacks most birds that approach its nest.




Scientific name: Auriparus flaviceps

Length: 4.5 inches
Weight: .24 ounces
Wingspan: 6.5 inches
twee tee tee….twee tee tee…twee tee

The Verdin is a small gray bird with a yellow head and short, sharp black beak. They also have a small chestnut patch on the shoulders of their wings, and a small black mark in front of each eye.

Males and females look very similar but female birds are duller. Young birds don’t have any yellow on their head and are overall plain pale gray with short pale beaks.

Verdins feed on small insects and spiders. Small groups forage by quickly moving through thorny, arid vegetation and picking these food items from foliage, twigs, and branches.

The Verdin uses grass, spiderwebs, and plant matter to make a fairly bulky, domed nest with a side entrance. It builds it in small trees or bushes, usually at the edge of a stream bed. Related birds often build their nests near each other.

Verdins live in arid scrubby, and thorny vegetation in the American southwest, Texas, in the northern half of Mexico, and are some of the most common birds of Arizona.

Key Identifications:

  • Small gray bird with yellow on its head and some chestnut in its wings.
  • Feeds on arthropods in arid vegetation.
  • Makes a bulky, domed stick nest with a side entrance in a bush or small tree.
  • Makes clear, sweet, whistled sounds, “twee tee tee….twee tee tee…twee tee”.

The Verdin is a small, pale gray bird with a yellow head. Small groups actively forage in scrubby and arid vegetation in the American southwest, Texas, and northern Mexico. Although the Verdin acts like a chickadee, it is a type of “Penduline-Tit”, a family of birds from Eurasia and Africa.


Lesser Goldfinch

lesser-goldfinch - Tom Grey

Scientific name: Carduelis psaltria

Length: 4.5 inches
Weight: .3 ounces
Wingspan: 8 inches
chip idid see sipachupchipchipasipsipchipadip

The Lesser Goldfinch is a small bird with a grayish, finch-like beak, rather short, forked tail, and long blackish wings with white markings.

Males have a black cap, olive gray-green upperparts, and yellow underparts. Birds that live east of the Rockies have completely black backs. Females are much plainer and are pale brown-olive above and yellow below.

Lesser Goldfinches have quick, bounding flight. They can occur as pairs but, in California and the American southwest, often form sizeable flocks.

This species feeds on a variety of seeds. They often occur in groups with other seed-eating birds as they forage in weedy fields and visit feeders. Lesser Goldfinches pick up seeds from the ground and while perched on stalks of grass-like plants.

The Lesser Goldfinch uses plant fibers to make a small cup nest in a tree.

This species lives in brushy and semi-open woodlands in Arizona and the American southwest north to southern Washington.

Key Identifications:

  • Small finch with olive or black upperparts, yellow underparts, a dark beak, and a small white patch in the wing.
  • Forages for seeds on and near the ground and also visits feeders.
  • Makes a small cup nest out of grass and other plant matter.
  • This species makes clear, high-pitched calls and has a jumbling, tinkling song with warbled and trilled notes, “chip idid see sipachupchipchipasipsipchipadip”.

The Lesser Goldfinch is a small, yellow and olive or black finch with white in their wings and a dark beak. It occurs in brushy habitats and open woodlands, visits feeders, and is most common in California and the American southwest. This species waits for thistle and plenty of other “weedy” plants to have seeds before it builds its nest.


Common Raven

Common Raven

Scientific name: Corvus corax

Length: 24 inches
Weight: 2.6 pounds
Wingspan: 53 inches
Grauk Grauk Grauk Grauk!

The Common Raven is a big, black crow-like bird with long, broad wings and a broad, wedge-shaped tail.

Both sexes look alike and have feathers extending onto the top part of their strong, stout beaks.

This bird is often seen in soaring flight or in direct flight where it gives a few strong flaps between glides.

Common Ravens are omnivores that feed on carrion, small animals, nesting birds, and various other food items. They forage by flying above roads and other places and are always on the lookout for feeding opportunities.

This big Corvid makes a big, bulky nest out of sticks and lines the shallow cup with mud, wool, and other items. It builds its nest on a cliff, tree, bridge, or other structure.

The Common Raven lives in wilderness areas from the Arctic to parts of the northeastern USA and the western USA. In some places, it lives in urban areas.

Key Identifications:

  • Huge, black, crow-like bird with a strong, stout beak and a wedge-shaped tail.
  • An omnivore that feeds on small animals, carrion, and other food items.
  • Makes a big bulky stick nest in trees, on cliffs, and on human-made structures.
  • Common Ravens are vocal birds. One of their most common calls is a load and croaking, “Grauk Grauk Grauk Grauk!”.

The Common Raven is a large, black, crow-like bird of mountains, forest, tundra, and other wild areas. Some also live near people and, in flight, they can sometimes be mistaken for raptors. However, no hawk species is entirely black with a wedge-shaped tail. The Common Raven can mimic human speech and is one of the most intelligent bird species.


Anna’s Hummingbird

Annas Hummingbird

Scientific name: Calypte anna

Length: 4 inches
Weight: .15 ounces
Wingspan: 5.25 inches
zree zree zee zree

The Anna’s Hummingbird is a small bird with a needle-like beak, green back, and green underparts with some gray markings. The male has glittering dark pink on his crown and throat while the female lacks these colors. Instead, she has small green spots on her throat and has some black and white in her tail.

Both sexes have a small white spot behind each eye.

Like other hummingbird species, the Anna’s Hummingbird feeds on nectar from flowers and also catches tiny insects in flight. It feeds from a variety of flowering bushes and other plants and visits hummingbird feeders.

This species makes a tiny cup nest out of spider webs and soft vegetation. It builds its nest in a variety of trees, bushes, and vines.

The Anna’s Hummingbird lives in brushy habitats and gardens from southern British Columbia to Arizona. Most birds are permanent residents but some winter in northwestern Mexico.

Key Identifications:

  • Small green hummingbird with a straight beak, grayish-green underparts, and white spot behind the eye. The male has dark pink on his head and throat.
  • Feeds on small flying insects and nectar.
  • Makes a small cup nest out of spider webs and soft vegetation.
  • Makes dry and scratchy sounds, “zree zree zee zree”.

The Anna’s Hummingbird is a small gray-green hummingbird of gardens and brushy habitats on the Pacific coast. They feed on insects and nectar and often visit feeders. Urban gardens have helped this species expand north from California to Washington and British Columbia.


Curve-billed Thrasher

Curve-billed Thrasher

Scientific name: Toxostoma curvirostre

Length: 11 inches
Weight: 2.8 ounces
Wingspan: 13.5 inches
pur chirip chup chip chichichic chup..

The Curve-billed Thrasher is a fairly large, brown-gray bird with a strong, curved black beak. Males and females look alike and have orange eyes, varied amounts of gray spotting on pale underparts, and a pale tawny color on the undertail.

In flight, this good-sized bird shows rounded wings and small white tips on the end of its long, rounded tail.

Curve-billed Thrashers forage on the ground for insects and seeds. They find food by using their strong beak to move leaf litter and dig in soft, arid soil. These birds can also perch in bushes and cactus to eat fruit.

This species uses grass and other vegetation to make a deep cup nest in cactus or a thorny bush.

Curve-billed Thrashers live in a variety of thorny and arid habitats in southern Arizona, New Mexico, and much of southern, central, and western Texas. Some also live in southeastern Colorado, western Oklahoma, and much of Mexico.

Key Identifications:

  • Large, slender, brown-gray bird with a long tail and strong, curved beak.
  • Forages for insects and seeds on the ground in arid and thorny habitats.
  • Builds a deep cup nest in spiny vegetation.
  • Often makes a loud, brief whistled call, “wik whit”. Sings a long and complex song of many harsh notes, “pur chirip chup chip chichichic chup.

The Curve-billed Thrasher is a good-sized, brown-gray bird with a strong, curved beak. Pairs are common in most parts of their range and visit feeders and water features. This species builds its nest deep in thorny vegetation to protect it from hawks and other predators.


White-winged Dove

White-Winged Dove

Scientific name: Zenaida asiatica

Length: 121.5inches
Weight: 5 ounces
Wingspan: 19 inches
hrrHOOP, who, hroo”

White-winged Doves are sandy brownish and gray doves with rectangular tails. They have a white patch in each wing, a white tail tip, and a dark, slender beak.

Males and females look similar and have blueish eyerings and orange-red eyes. They have a black mark on the lower side of the face and reddish legs and feet.

White-winged Doves have fairly long wings and can fly long distances in quick, direct flight. When flying and perched, the underside of its tail looks black with a broad white tip.

The White-winged Dove lives in gardens, urban areas, farmlands, and other semi-open habitats. It mostly feeds on seeds and grain that it picks up from the ground in farm fields and many other open situations.

This easily seen dove species usually forages in groups and can form large flocks. They make messy stick nests in trees and, in the USA, are mostly found in Texas west to parts of southern California.

Key Identifications:

  • Gray and pale brown dove with white in its wings and a rectangular tail with a black and white tip.
  • Occurs in semi-open habitats where it forages on the ground for grain and seeds.
  • Builds a small, messy stick nest in trees.
  • Sings a classic, cooing dove song “hrrHOOP, who, hroo”.

The White-winged Dove is common, easily seen, and may be spreading north. It feeds on the ground and often occurs in flocks. This species gets most of its water from cactus fruits but, when needed, can fly 25 miles in search of a water source.


Yellow-rumped Warbler

yellow-rumped-warbler - Lora render

Scientific name: Setophaga coronata

Length: 5.5 inches
Weight: .42 ounces
Wingspan: 9.25 inches

The Yellow-rumped Warbler is a small, blue-gray songbird with a yellow rump, crown, and yellow patches on each side of its breast. It also has two white wing bars, dark marks on the back, and white underparts with blackish markings on its breast and sides.

In summer, this species has a blackish face and white markings above and below the eyes. Females are like males but duller. In winter, both sexes of Yellow-rumped Warblers are duller and have more brownish plumage.

The western subspecies has a yellow throat and more white in the wings.

This species feeds on insects and small berries. It picks food from vegetation and briefly flies into the air to catch bugs in flight.

Yellow-rumped Warbler build small cup nests in conifers in Canada and the northeastern and western USA. They spend the winter in semi-open habitats from the southern USA to Central America.

Key Identifications:

  • Small songbird with two pale wing bars and yellow patches on the rump, each side of its breast, and crown.
  • Feeds on insects and small berries.
  • Builds cup nests in conifers in northern and montane forests.
  • The Yellow-rumped Warbler makes a sharp call note, “chup!”, and sings a brief and easy-going warbling song, “si,sit,sit,sit,sit,sue,sue,sue”.

Yellow-rumped Warblers are small, blue-gray or brownish songbirds with two pale wing bars, and yellow patches on the crown, sides of the breast, and rump. In winter, they occur in small flocks that feed on insects and berries in parks and other semi-open habitats. The eastern subspecies is known as the “Myrtle Warbler” and the yellow-throated western subspecies is called, “Audubon’s Warbler”.


Abert’s Towhee


Scientific name: Melozone aberti

Length: 9.5 inches
Weight: 1.6 ounces
Wingspan: 11 inches
pip peep peep chitititititi

The Abert’s Towhee is a robin-sized, brown-gray bird with a black face and pale finch-like beak. Males and females look alike and have a chestnut undertail.

In brief flight between bushes and other arid vegetation, they show rounded wings and a longish, dark, rounded tail.

The Abert’s Towhee forages for insects and seeds on the ground. It finds food by hopping below vegetation and using its feet to scratch in leaf litter. When the bird sees food items, it picks them up from the ground.

This species also visits water features and feeders to eat seeds.

Abert’s Towhees use bark strips and other plant matter to build a bulky cup nest in shrubs and low trees.

This large sparrow is restricted to woodlands and dense brush that grows along streams in the Sonoran Desert. We only find it in the American southwest and adjacent Mexico with most of its range in Arizona.

Key Identifications:

  • A fair-sized, brown-gray bird with black on its face, pale beak, and a tawny undertail.
  • Forages for insects and seeds on the ground, below vegetation along streams in the Sonoran Desert.
  • Builds a bulky cup nest in shrubs and low trees.
  • Makes high-pitched “pinking” calls and pairs often sing together, a descending, cascading song of squealing notes. Males also occasionally sing a whistled song that ends with a trill, “pip peep peep chitititititi”.

The Abert’s Towhee occurs in pairs, is often detected by its high-pitched pinking calls, and visits feeders. DNA studies have shown that the Abert’s Towhee and other brown towhee species are more related to some ground-sparrows in Mexico and Central America than the Eastern and Spotted Towhees.


Gambel’s Quail

gambels quail

Scientific name: Callipepla gambelii

Length: 10 inches
Weight: 6 ounces
Wingspan: 14 inches
ruh rah raha, ruh rah raha

The Gambel’s Quail is a blue-gray quail with a buff belly and a prominent black plume on the front of its head. The male has a black throat with a pale white border, black patch on its belly, and a chestnut cap.

Both sexes have chestnut flanks with white markings but females have a smaller head plume, lack the chestnut cap, and don’t have black on their throats or belly.

This quail occurs in small groups and feeds on seeds, bits of vegetation, and fruits, especially cactus fruit. They mostly forage by walking, scratching on the ground, and picking up food items. This species is also regular at water features and feeders.

The Gambel’s Quail nests by making a shallow scrape on the ground and lining it with bits of vegetation. It usually makes and hides its nest under a cactus or other desert vegetation.

This species lives in deserts of the American southwest and northwestern Mexico.

Key Identifications:

  • Small, beautiful blue-gray quail of desert habitats with a dark plume on the front of its head.
  • Coveys forage for seeds, vegetation, and cactus fruits on and near the ground.
  • Makes a scrape nest on the ground, usually hidden beneath a cactus.
  • Makes clucking and loud calls, especially a rising “raahh!”. It also makes a multi-noted vocalization, “ruh rah raha, ruh rah raha”.

The Gambel’s Quail is a beautifully patterned, blue-gray quail of southwestern deserts. Coveys forage on the ground and are frequent visitors to water features and feeders. After wet winter weather, Gambel’s Quails take advantage of the sudden burst of plant growth and lay more eggs.


Turkey Vulture

turkey vulture

Scientific name: Cathartes aura

Length: 26 inches
Weight: 4 pounds
Wingspan: 67 inches

The Turkey Vulture is a big, dark brownish-black raptor with a small red head and long, broad wings. Males and females look alike and also have a longish tail.

In flight, the way Turkey Vultures soar is one of the best ways to recognize them. They fly with their wings held in a “V” shape and, when gliding, often rock back and forth.

Their flight feathers are also paler than the rest of their wings but they lack the Black Vulture’s white wing patch.

Turkey Vultures are scavengers and most of their diet is carrion. They eat road kill and a wide variety of dead animals. This species forages over every type of habitat and can also fly over urban areas.

It lays two eggs on the ground in caves and hollow logs.

The Turkey Vulture lives in southern Canada and in most of the USA south to southern Argentina.

Key Identifications:

  • Big, dark raptor with a small red head that soars with long wings held in a “V”.
  • Feeds on dead animals.
  • Nests on the ground in caves and hollow logs in secluded areas.
  • Turkey Vultures rarely call and mostly make hissing sounds at their nest.

The Turkey Vulture is commonly seen flying over every type of habitat. They are often seen on their own but can occur in flocks, especially during migration. Unlike most other birds, this species uses its amazing sense of smell to find dead animals.


White-crowned Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow

© Alan D. Wilson

Scientific name: Zonotrichia leucophrys

Length: 7 inches
Weight: 1 ounce
Wingspan: 9.5 inches
tuuur teeteetee zhree zhree zeh

The White-crowned Sparrow is a thrush-sized sparrow with black and white stripes on its head, and a small, finch-like orange or pinkish beak.

Both sexes look alike and have a gray face, gray underparts with pale brown flanks, streaked brown back, and gray-brown rump. Their rounded wings are mottled brown with two pale wing bars.

In winter, young birds have brown and tan stripes on their head.

The White-crowned Sparrow feeds on insects, seeds, grass, buds, and fruit. It forages by picking food items from the ground and in low vegetation. In winter, this species moves around forest and park-like habitats in flocks.

This sparrow makes a cup nest out of grass, bark strips, and other plant matter and builds it on the ground or in a low bush.

White-crowned Sparrows occur in shrubby habitats in Alaska, Canada, the Rocky Mountains, along the Pacific Coast, and winter in much of the western, central, and eastern USA.

Key Identifications:

  • Thrush-sized sparrow with a black and white striped head, gray underparts, orange or pinkish finch-like beak, and two wing bars.
  • Eats insects, seeds, and fruit on and near the ground, often in flocks.
  • Makes a cup nest on or near the ground.
  • Makes a sharp call, “Pick!” and sings a pleasant song, “tuuur teeteetee zhree zhree zeh”.

The White-crowned Sparrow is a fairly large sparrow with black and white stripes on its head. Young birds have brown and tan striped heads and this species occurs in flocks in the winter. Some White-crowned Sparrows are “bilingual” as they learn more than one regional song.


House Sparrow

House Sparrow Passer domesticus)

Scientific name: Passer domesticus

Length: 6.25 inches
Weight: .98 ounces
Wingspan: 9.5 inches

House Sparrows are small, plump gray and brown birds with conical, finch-like beaks. Males have a gray and rufous head with pale cheeks, and black near their eyes and on their throat.

The rest of their underparts are gray and they have brown, streaked backs with rufous highlights. They also have a white mark in the shoulder of each wing and a grayish rump and tail.

Females are plainer brown and buff, have paler beaks, and buff eyebrows.

House Sparrows feed on seeds, grain, and insects. They are regular visitors to bird feeders and often dominate other smaller species. They also forage on the ground in farmlands, parks, urban areas, and other open situations.

The House Sparrow nests in cavities. When searching for suitable nesting sites, they can kill and remove the eggs and young of smaller species like Eastern Bluebirds.

House Sparrows usually live near people and occur in most of North America, including Arizona.

Key Identifications:

  • Brown and gray sparrow with a bold pattern on its head.
  • Feeds on seeds, grain, and insects at feeders and on the ground in urban areas and farmlands.
  • Nests in tree cavities, including nest boxes.
  • This species is vocal and often makes short chirping calls. Its song is a friendly series of chirping sounds, “see,chirrup,see,chirrup,see,chirrup”.

In many places, the House Sparrow is the common urban sparrow. It occurs in pairs and small groups that forage on sidewalks, in parking lots, farm fields, and other familiar places. This species is one of the very few birds that has evolved to live with people and digest the same grains that we eat.

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Birds of Arizona – FAQ

How many bird species are native to Arizona?

In total, 563 bird species are native to Arizona. There are 563 birds on the official bird list for the state.

What is the most common bird in Arizona?

The most common bird in Arizona is the Gila Woodpecker. Sightings in eBird show that this species has been seen more often than any other bird in the state.

What is the largest bird in Arizona?

The largest bird in Arizona is the American White Pelican. This huge bird has a wingspan of nine feet and is 62 inches long. Another contender for the biggest bird in Arizona is the California Condor. This massive raptor has a slightly larger wingspan than the pelican and weighs in at 23 pounds.

What is the smallest bird in Arizona?

The smallest bird in Arizona is the Calliope Hummingbird. This tiny hummingbird is 3.25 inches long.

What is the fastest bird in Arizona?

The fastest bird in Arizona is the Peregrine Falcon. This species is the fastest bird in the world and can fly 200 miles per hour!

About the Author

Sam Crowe

Sam is the founder of He has been birding for over 30 years and has a world list of over 2000 species. He has served as treasurer of the Texas Ornithological Society, Sanctuary Chair of Dallas Audubon, Editor of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's "All About Birds" web site and as a contributing editor for Birding Business magazine. Many of his photographs and videos can be found on the site.

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