- A-Z Animals
The Indiana Bird Records Committee or IBRC enlists a total of 422 birds as per the December 2016 records. The three extinct species in the state include the whooping crane, gray partridge, and the greater prairie chicken.
The northern cardinal has been designated as Indiana’s state bird since 1933. This bright red songbird occurs in Indiana all year round.
All-year-round:Northern Cardinal, Downy Woodpecker, House Finch, House Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco
In Summer: American Robin, Mourning Dove, Red-winged Blackbird, Song Sparrow, Brown Thrasher
In Winter: White-throated Sparrow, American Tree Sparrow, Snowy Owl, White-breasted Nuthatch, Red-bellied Woodpecker
Birds of Prey: Northern Harrier,Bald Eagle,Sharp-shinned Hawk, Broad Winged Hawk, Mississippi Kite
Water Birds: Great Blue Heron, Great Egret,Snowy Egret,Little Blue Heron, Cattle Egret
Rare Birds: Lark Bunting, Royal Tern, Golden-crowned Sparrow,Curlew Sandpiper,Asian Hooded Crane