Attracting Bird Types

Attracting birds and bird watching is enjoyed by millions of people every year. With so many different types of birds, many people look for information about certain types and what they can do to attract them.

Below is a list of some of the most popular types of birds. Here you can find information about each one and how you can increase your chances to attract them.

Attracting Bird Types

  • These tiny, iridescent birds have a long bill and a very long tongue which they use to extract nectar. Hummingbirds are pollinators.

  • With its bright and beautiful black and orange (or yellow) feathers, and loud flute-like song, the Oriole is one of America’s favorite birds.

  • There are many common varieties of woodpeckers, such as the Northern Flicker, the Red-bellied Woodpecker, Pileated Woodpecker, Red-headed Woodpecker, Yellow-bellied Woodpecker, and the Downy and Ha

  • Nuthatches are endearing little black, gray and white birds with a large head and almost no neck. They mate for life and spend most of their lives upside down.

  • One of the most vibrant birds is the Bluebird. There are 3 varieties of bluebirds in North America, the Eastern, the Western and the Mountain Bluebirds.

  • There are many varieties of Jays found in the United States and Canada. The most common is the Blue Jay found year-round in the mid and eastern parts.

  • Wrens are tiny, yet active, energetic and inquisitive. Male and female have similar markings and are mainly a dark rufous-brown.

  • The Tufted Titmouse is found throughout the eastern US. They are about 6” long and are gray above with white underparts and orange flanks.

  • There are 6 types of towhees that are native to North America. 5 of these varieties are mainly found in the western part of the United States.

  • The Northern Cardinal resides in the Eastern United States through to Texas, eastern New Mexico, Nebraska, and Minnesota.

  • Black-Capped Chickadees are common across North America. Both male and female have similar markings with their combination of white, black, gray and buff.

  • This lively yellow bird is often called the “wild canary”. The male has bright yellow plumage with a black forehead, wings and tail. Females have similar markings, but are dull yellow-green.

  • There are a variety of Grosbeaks seen in the United States and Canada. The Rose-Breasted Grosbeaks are seen in the summer months in the Northeast and Midwest U.S. and eastern and central Canada.

  • The male House Finch can be identified by the red contrasts on its head with the brown cap and brown cheek patch. With a brown back and wings, the male has a red chin, throat and breast.

  • Dark eyed Juncos are neat, even flashy little sparrows that flit about forest floors of the western mountains and Canada, then flood the rest of North America for winter.

  • The Purple Finch has a plumper body than the other finches. The male sports a deep reddish-purple color, along with streaks of brown on most of the head, back, and chest.

  • Pine Siskins are found in the western part of the US and throughout Canada and southern Alaska.

  • These busy little birds will be found in flocks mainly in the winter in most of the U.S. They spend their summers breeding in North America.

  • The Mourning Dove is a tan and gray pigeon-like bird with black spots and white tips on their wings. They have a familiar low mournful song and are seen in groups.

  • The robin is a bird everyone can identify, but how much do you really know about them?

  • The Purple Martin is the largest North American swallow. Every year Purple Martin landlords look forward to their return.

  • Males are a beautiful overall bright blue, with a few black markings. Females are an overall tan with a slight blue tinge that may show in the wings and tail.

  • This bright reddish-orange beautiful bird is stunning! The scarlet tanager is a shy bird that commonly is found in forests when it migrates to northeastern U.S. and eastern Canada.