- A-Z Animals
According to the August 2018 list of the Arkansas Audubon Society, the state of Arkansas has about 419 bird species. Around 48 of them were classified as rare, four occasional, and 50 accidental. Five were said to have been introduced due to human intervention, three extinct, and five extirpated, i.e., found elsewhere but not in Arkansas.
The Eskimo curlew or northern curlew is one of the three extirpated birds also Critically Endangered at present. While the finches present here like the American goldfinch and house finch are among the smallest, the birds of prey like the red-tailed hawk and sharp-shinned hawk are two of the largest.
The Northern mockingbird has been Arkansas’ state bird since 1929. Known for its unique ability to mimic various sounds from cars to gates as well as calls of other birds, this bird is seen year-round.
Birds of Prey: Sharp-shinned Hawk,Red-Shouldered Hawk, Red-Tailed Hawk
Backyard Birds: Blue Jay, Northern Cardinal, Northern Mockingbird, Eastern Bluebird
Rare Birds: Ivory-Billed Woodpecker, Cinnamon Teal, Black Scoter
Water Birds: Mallard, American Coot, American Wigeon