Great Gray Owl. Photo: Joel Sartore / National Geographic Photo Ark

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

Tachycineta thalassina

Western Tanager

Piranga ludoviciana

Swainson's Hawk

Buteo swainsoni

Cinnamon Teal

Spatula cyanoptera

   

Central Flyway

Calliope Hummingbird

Selasphorus calliope

Yellow-headed Blackbird

Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus

American Avocet

Recurvirostra americana

Mississippi Kite

Ictinia mississippiensis

   

Mississippi Flyway

Black-billed Cuckoo

Coccyzus erythropthalmus

Common Gallinule

Gallinula galeata

Magnolia Warbler

Setophaga magnolia

Peregrine Falcon

Falco peregrinus

   

Atlantic Flyway

Blue Grosbeak

Passerina caerulea