Birds of Wyoming

Wyoming has around 450 documented birds accepted by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. While around 100 of these are accidental dwellers, seven have been introduced.

It is a less populated state with a rich and varied topography from mighty mountains to scenic plains, making it an ideal birding destination. Some prominent birding hotspots include Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, and Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge. Birds like the trumpeter swan, golden eagle, cinnamon teal, and American dipper inhabit here.

The official state bird of Wyoming is the western meadowlark, first appointed in 1927.

Birds of Wyoming

  • Western Meadowlark
  • American Robin
  • Red Crossbill
  • Harlequin Duck
  • Violet-green Swallow
  • Red-tailed Hawk
  • Osprey
  • Northern Flicker
  • Northern Goshawk
  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • House Sparrow
  • American Coot
  • Eurasian Collared-dove
  • House Finch
  • European Starling
  • Black-billed Magpie
  • Barn Swallow
  • Sandhill Crane
  • Song Sparrow
  • Black-capped Chickadee
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler
  • Mourning Dove
  • Bald Eagle
  • Canada Goose
  • Gadwall
  • Mountain Chickadee
  • American Goldfinch
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk
  • Mountain Bluebird
  • Common Grackle
  • Cooper’s Hawk
  • Whooper Swan
  • Cassin’s Finch
  • Red Crossbill
  • Northern Harrier
  • Golden Eagle
  • White-throated Swift
  • Pine Grosbeak
  • Cinnamon Teal
  • Common Loon
  • American Dipper
  • Red-naped Sapsucker
  • Trumpeter Swan
  • Green-tailed Towhee
  • Horned Lark
  • Barrow’s Goldeneye
  • Vesper’s Sparrow
  • Williamson’s Sapsucker
  • American White Pelican
  • American Kestrel
  • Northern Cardinal
  • Lazuli Bunting
  • Black-headed Grosbeak
  • Eastern Kingbird
  • Western Kingbird
  • Western Tanager
  • Spotted Towhee
  • Pinyon Jay

Backyard Birds: American Robin, Black-billed Magpie, House Finch, Northern Flicker, Northern Cardinal

Birds of Prey: Red-tailed Hawk, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Northern Goshawk, Northern Harrier, Cooper’s Hawk

Water Birds: American Coot, Whooper Swan, Trumpeter Swan, Canada Goose, Cinnamon Teal

Common Birds Identification by Color

White Birds

  • Cattle Egret
  • Snowy Owl
  • American White Pelican
  • Snowy Egret
  • White-breasted Nuthatch

Blue Birds

  • Eastern Bluebird
  • Mountain Bluebird
  • Western Bluebird
  • Indigo Bunting
  • Blue-headed Vireo

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