Birds of Georgia

Georgia has around 427 bird species per the August 2020 records, also acknowledged by the GOSRC or the Checklist and Records Committee of the Georgia Ornithological Society. Some species like the passenger pigeon, Carolina parakeet, and ivory-billed woodpecker have gone extinct.

Brown thrasher, a big bird with a long, curved beak and long tail, is officially regarded as the state bird of Georgia.

Birds of Georgia

Backyard Birds: Northern Mockingbird, White-breasted Nuthatch, Song Sparrow, Blue Jay

Migratory Birds:

In summer: – Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Purple Martin, Orchard Oriole

In winter: Northern Cardinal, Carolina Chickadee, Red-bellied Woodpecker

Birds of Prey: Red-tailed Hawk, Osprey, Cooper’s Hawk

Water Birds: Mallard, Northern Pintail, American Wigeon

Common Birds Identification by Color

Blue Birds

  • Eastern Bluebird
  • Indigo Bunting
  • Blue Grosbeak
  • Tree Swallow
  • Blue Jay

Red Birds

  • Northern Cardinal
  • House Finch
  • Red-billed Tropicbird

Yellow Birds

  • American Goldfinch
  • Bullock’s Oriole
  • Cedar Waxwing

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