Identifying Birds

All ID Stories

Look out for these amazing visitors in your flyway, and find more in our online bird guide.

Pacific Flyway

Violet-green Swallow

Latin:  Tachycineta thalassina

Western Tanager

Latin:  Piranga ludoviciana

Swainson's Hawk

Latin:  Buteo swainsoni

Cinnamon Teal

Latin:  Spatula cyanoptera


Central Flyway

Calliope Hummingbird

Latin:  Selasphorus calliope

Yellow-headed Blackbird

Latin:  Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus

American Avocet

Latin:  Recurvirostra americana

Mississippi Kite

Latin:  Ictinia mississippiensis


Mississippi Flyway

Black-billed Cuckoo

Latin:  Coccyzus erythropthalmus

Common Gallinule

Latin:  Gallinula galeata

Magnolia Warbler

Latin:  Setophaga magnolia

Peregrine Falcon

Latin:  Falco peregrinus


Atlantic Flyway

Blue Grosbeak

Latin:  Passerina caerulea


Latin:  Pandion haliaetus

Green Heron

Latin:  Butorides virescens


Latin:  Calidris alpina


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