Birds of New York

The state of New York has around 495 birds belonging to 23 orders and 67 families according to the January 2021 records as per the Checklist of New York State Birds that the New York State Avian Records Committee has published. The hawks, eagles, and falcons are a few of the largest birds found in New York. The smaller birds found here include the finches and sparrows.

The eastern bluebird has been designated as New York’s state bird since 1970.

Birds of New York

  • Eastern Bluebird
  • American Kestrel
  • American Bittern
  • American Woodcock
  • Blue Jay
  • Bald Eagle
  • Mallard
  • Black-throated Blue Warbler
  • Cerulean Warbler
  • Bobolink
  • Canada Goose
  • Black-capped Chickadee
  • House Finch
  • Red Bellied Woodpecker
  • American Goldfinch
  • American Robin
  • House Sparrow
  • Tufted Titmouse
  • Cedar Waxwing
  • Pileated Woodpecker
  • Common Loon
  • Blue-Winged Teal
  • Common Tern
  • Black Rail
  • Black Skimmer
  • Black Tern
  • Double-crested Cormorant
  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • Northern Cardinal
  • Eastern Meadowlark
  • Golden Eagle
  • Green-Winged Teal
  • Grasshopper Sparrow
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Great Horned Owl
  • American Tree Sparrow
  • Horned Lark
  • King Rail
  • Least Bittern
  • Least Tern
  • Loggerhead Shrike
  • Mute Swan
  • Northern Harrier
  • Osprey
  • Peregrine Falcon
  • Pied-billed Grebe
  • Piping Plover
  • Red-headed Woodpecker
  • Red-shouldered Hawk
  • Ring-necked Pheasant
  • Roseate Tern
  • Ruffed Grouse
  • Savannah Sparrow
  • Wood Duck
  • Screech Owl
  • Short-eared Owl
  • Spruce Grouse
  • Dark-eyed Junco
  • Vesper Sparrow
  • Whip-poor-will
  • Wild Turkey
  • Yellow-breasted Chat

Migratory Birds:

In Summer: Piping Plover, Chimney Swift, Cerulean Warbler, Wood Thrush, Osprey

In Winter: Black-capped Chickadee, Northern Cardinal, American Tree Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Downy Woodpecker

Birds of Prey: Red-tailed Hawk,American Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon, Screech Owl, Bald Eagle

Water Birds: Mallard, Blue-Winged Teal, Wood Duck, Green-Winged Teal, Canvasback

Common Birds Identification by Color

Yellow Birds

  • American Goldfinch
  • Common Yellowthroat
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler
  • Magnolia Warbler
  • American Yellow Warbler

Red Birds

Black Birds

  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • Brown-headed Cowbird
  • Bobolink
  • Rusty Blackbird
  • Common Grackle