Birds of Nevada

Nevada has 491 bird species as of the March 2021 records, which the Nevada Bird Records Committee or NNBRC accepts.

Unlike the bustling southern Nevada region, the northern part of the state appears more isolated and secluded, a perfect destination for wildlife lovers and birders. Some prominent birding spots include the Goshute Mountains, Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge, and the Lamoille Canyon, where birds like the ruddy duck, trumpeter swan, and ferruginous hawk.

The more populous southern Nevada also has its share of birds like the lesser goldfinch and northern mockingbird.

The mountain bluebird has been Nevada’s official state bird since 1967.

Birds of Nevada

  • House Finch
  • American Robin
  • Mountain Bluebird
  • Ruddy Duck
  • Pileated Woodpecker
  • Pied-billed Grebe
  • Red-tailed Hawk
  • Black-bellied Whistling-duck
  • Bullock’s Oriole
  • Red-Winged Blackbird
  • Black-Capped Chickadee
  • Red Crossbill
  • Least Bittern
  • Black-crowned Night-Heron
  • Pine Grosbeak
  • Cooper’s Hawk
  • Northern Cardinal
  • Baltimore Oriole
  • Green Heron
  • Calliope Hummingbird
  • Vermilion Flycatcher
  • Pinyon Jay
  • Common Grackle
  • Blue Jay
  • Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher
  • Fox Sparrow
  • Bufflehead
  • Blue Grosbeak
  • Yellow-Throated Warbler
  • Varied Thrush
  • Lewis’s Woodpecker
  • Dickcissel
  • American Avocet
  • House Sparrow
  • Mourning Dove
  • Mallard
  • Rough-legged Hawk
  • Anna’s Hummingbird
  • Wood Duck
  • Yellow-Breasted Chat
  • Yellow-headed Blackbird
  • American Crow
  • Black-chinned Hummingbird
  • Green-Tailed Towhee
  • American Goldfinch
  • Northern Flicker
  • Marsh Wren
  • Broad-winged Hawk
  • Common Gallinule
  • American Redstart
  • Ferruginous Hawk

Birds of Prey: Ferruginous Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Cooper’s Hawk, Broad-winged Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk

Backyard Birds: Mourning Dove, House Finch, Northern Flicker, American Robin, House Sparrow

Water Birds: Mallard, Wood Duck, Bufflehead,Black-bellied Whistling-duck, Ruddy Duck

Common Birds Identification by Color

Black Birds

  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • Brewer’s Blackbird
  • Yellow-headed Blackbird
  • Brown-headed Cowbird
  • European Starling

Yellow Birds

  • Western Tanager
  • Lesser Goldfinch
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler
  • American Goldfinch
  • Yellow-headed Blackbird