Top 10 Birds You'll See in North America
The birds of North America are diverse and beautiful. Some of them can be found in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Here is a list of the top 10 birds you will see in North America.
What are the Most Popular North American Birds
1) Northern Cardinal
The Northern Cardinal is a common bird that is found in North America. It is a very popular bird because it is beautiful and has many colors. They are also very smart birds and they have been known to learn how to talk to people.
The Northern Cardinal lives in North America, mostly the eastern half of the continent. They live in both rural and urban areas, but they prefer areas with trees or thick vegetation. They will also live near water sources, like rivers or lakes.
This section covers the Northern Cardinal - a bird that lives in North America and prefers living near water sources.
2) Red-tailed Hawk
The red-tailed hawk is a large bird of prey in North America. It is often seen soaring over open country and has a distinctive "whoosh" sound. The red-tailed hawk is the most common hawk in North America, and it is also found in Central America, parts of South America, and the Caribbean. The red-tailed hawk can be found in habitats ranging from deserts to rainforests to arctic tundra.
Red-tailed hawks are carnivores that feed primarily on rodents, rabbits, fish and other birds. They have been known to eat snakes, lizards and frogs as well. Red-tailed hawks are also known to take fish from fishermen's lines or steal food from tables at picnics or campgrounds.
3) Northern Flicker
The Northern Flicker is a member of the woodpecker family. They are found in North America, and they are one of the most widespread woodpeckers in North America.
The Northern Flicker has a black back with a white patch on the wings and chest. The neck is brown with black streaks, and it has a red crown on its head. The Northern Flicker has black wings with white bars across them, and they have a long tail that is black at the base and brown at the tip.
4) Brown Thrasher
The brown thrasher is a large songbird that is native to North America. The brown thrasher is an omnivore, meaning that it eats both plants and animals.
The brown thrasher has a variety of vocalizations and songs. It also has a variety of nest building techniques which allow it to nest in many different types of habitats.
5) Barn Swallow
The barn swallow is a migratory bird which spends the winter in Africa and the summer in Europe.
The Barn Swallow is a migratory bird that spends the winter in Africa and summers in Europe. It breeds all over Europe, from Portugal to Russia, but it is not found as far east as India or China, nor as far south as South Africa.
Barn swallows are about 10 cm long with wings that span about 20-25 cm. They have short forked tails and pointed wings. Their faces are grayish-brown above with a line of white feathers below the eye extending up to their ear coverts. The underparts of their body are white with brown barring on their chests.
6) American Robin
The American Robin is a small songbird, with brown upperparts and breast, black head and white cheeks. It is common across North America.
The American robin is the state bird of Connecticut and Michigan.
Killdeer is a small bird that is an important part of the ecosystem. It has a long, slender body and long legs. The brown feathers on its back are edged with black stripes. It has a short tail and large feet.
The killdeer is a ground-nesting bird that builds its nest in the open, often on gravel or sand near water or wet areas, or on bare ground. It lays two to four eggs that are white with brown speckles and average about 1 inch in length.
8) Great Blue Heron
The Great Blue Heron is North America's largest heron. It has a wingspan of up to seven feet, and can weigh up to four pounds. It is found in both saltwater and freshwater habitats, and has a diet that includes fish, frogs, crustaceans and small mammals.
The Great Blue Heron is an uncommon but regular visitor to wetlands on the Gulf Coast of Texas.
9) Western Kingbird
Western Kingbirds are a migratory bird species. They can be found in the United States, Canada, and the southern parts of Mexico.
Kingbirds are not as big as other birds of prey but they have a long tail and a crest on their head that make them seem bigger. Western kingbirds eat insects and small animals such as frogs, lizards, or snakes.
10) American Goldfinch
The American Goldfinch is a small bird that is native to North America. It has a bright yellow body and black wings with white stripes on the edges. The male and female are mostly similar in appearance, but the female has a duller coloration. The American Goldfinch can be found in open woodlands, shrubby fields, and gardens.