- A-Z Animals
Connecticut is home to around 451 bird species, according to the checklist that the Avian Records Committee of Connecticut published on the 14th of March 2022. Three of the 451 birds are currently extinct: the Labrador duck, heath hen, and passenger pigeon. The several birds of prey like the sharp-shinned hawk, red-tailed hawk, and osprey are the big birds of Connecticut. When it comes to the smaller birds, the house wren, house sparrow, and American goldfinch top the list.
The American robin, a migratory songbird, has been Connecticut’s official state bird since 1943.
Rare Birds: Trumpeter Swan, Cinnamon Teal, Graylag Goose
Backyard Birds: American Robin, Blue Jay, Black-capped Chickadee