Birds of New Hampshire

New Hampshire is a sought-after birding destination mostly during spring, fall, and winter, inhabited by loons, egrets, scoters, warblers, hawks, and many more. Popular birding hotspots include the Great Bay Wildlife National Refuge, Hampton Beach State Park, and Odiorne Point State Park. 

The state has 420 species per the February 2019 records, also accepted by the New Hampshire Audubon and New Hampshire Rare Bird Committee.

The purple finch found throughout the year has been designated as New Hampshire’s state bird since 1957.

Birds of New Hampshire

Birds of Prey: Red-tailed Hawk, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Broad-winged Hawk, Red-shouldered Hawk, Northern Goshawk

Backyard Birds:

All-year-round: Purple Finch, Northern Cardinal, Blue Jay, Black-capped Chickadee, American Goldfinch

Migratory Birds:

In Summer: Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, Scarlet Tanager, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird

In Winter: Snowy Owl, Snow Bunting, Common Redpoll, Horned Lark, Purple Sandpiper

Common Birds Identification by Color

Blue Birds

  • Eastern Bluebird
  • Blue Jay
  • Western Bluebird