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

  • Northern Mockingbird
  • Brown Thrasher
  • Eastern Bluebird
  • Turkey Vulture
  • Northern Flicker
  • Osprey
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler
  • American Goldfinch
  • Pine Warbler
  • Red-headed Woodpecker
  • Brown-headed Cowbird
  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • Carolina Wren
  • Eastern Towhee
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
  • White-eyed Vireo
  • Dark-eyed Junco
  • White-throated Sparrow
  • Red-eyed Vireo
  • House Finch
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird
  • Chipping Sparrow
  • Indigo Bunting
  • White-breasted Nuthatch
  • Blue Jay
  • Carolina Chickadee
  • Tufted Titmouse
  • Cedar Waxwing
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker
  • Eastern Phoebe
  • Mourning Dove
  • Red-tailed Hawk
  • Gray Catbird
  • Song Sparrow
  • Northern Cardinal
  • Northern Rough-winged Swallow
  • Brown-headed Nuthatch
  • Vesper Sparrow
  • Belted Kingfisher
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Cooper’s Hawk
  • Hermit Thrush
  • European Starling
  • Mallard
  • Northern Pintail
  • Baltimore Oriole
  • American Robin
  • Eastern Meadowlark
  • Orchard Oriole
  • Bald Eagle
  • Brewer’s Blackbird
  • Pileated Woodpecker
  • Common Grackle
  • Common Yellowthroat
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet

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