- A-Z Animals
Washington has around 520 bird species which the Washington Bird Records Committee of the Washington Ornithological Society accepts. The raptors like the bald eagle, red-tailed hawk and osprey are the big birds found in the state. Whereas the backyard birds like the American robin, and dark-eyed junco are the smaller bird species inhabiting Washington.
The American goldfinch has been designated as Washington’s state bird since 1951.
Birds of Prey: Red-tailed Hawk, Bald Eagle, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Peregrine Falcon, American Kestrel
All-year-round: American Goldfinch, House Finch, Black-capped Chickadee, Northern Flicker , Downy Woodpecker
In Summer: Cedar Waxwing, White-crowned Sparrow, Summer Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Violet-green Swallow
In Winter: Blue Jay, Song Sparrow, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Dark-eyed Junco , Spotted Towhee
Water Birds: American Dipper, Mallard, Canada Goose, Belted Kingfisher,Harlequin Duck