Birds of Pennsylvania

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Disease Impacting Local Bird Populations

Disease Impacting Local Bird Populations

One disease more than any other has, and is continuing to cause significant declines in the populations of many species.

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Birding in the City of Brotherly Love

Birding in the City of Brotherly Love

The American Birding Association recognizes Audubon's Keith Russell for putting Philadelphia on the birding map.

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Audubon's Birds and Climate Change Report: 314 birds on the brink!

Audubon's Birds and Climate Change Report: 314 birds on the brink!

Audubon's newly-released Climate Report sounds the alarm for the Scarlet Tanager, Wood Thrush, Ruffed Grouse, and 81 other species that nest in PA!

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Pennsylvania eBird

Pennsylvania eBird

Count birds and submit your observations on e-bird.

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Hummingbirds at Home!

Hummingbirds at Home!

Check out Audubon's Hummingbirds at Home, our updated citizen science program.

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The Western Pennsylvania Birding Trail Guide
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The Western Pennsylvania Birding Trail Guide

The Western Pennsylvania Birding Trail Guide

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Common GBBC Birds
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Common GBBC Birds

You’re likely to see during the Great Backyard Bird Count (Feb 14-17)

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Drones Take Off as Wildlife Conservation Tool

Drones Take Off as Wildlife Conservation Tool

UAVs are poised to revolutionize ecology and even save scientists’ lives.

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Protecting Birds from Striking Glass Windows
Bird-Friendly Buildings

Protecting Birds From Striking Glass Windows

Bird-window collisions are wide-spread and disastrous, but there are actions you can take to avoid them.

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Plants for Birds in the Schuylkill Highlands
Bird-Friendly Communities

Bird Habitat Recognition Program

Tucked inside the Delaware River Watershed sits the ecologically and economically vital region known as the Schuylkill Highlands, covering portions of northern Chester and southern Berks counties.

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Birds Across all of Pennsylvania

Turkey Vulture

Latin:  Cathartes aura

Illustration for Turkey Vulture

Black Vulture

Latin:  Coragyps atratus

Illustration for Black Vulture

Northern Harrier

Latin:  Circus hudsonius

Illustration for Northern Harrier

Golden Eagle

Latin:  Aquila chrysaetos

Illustration for Golden Eagle

Bald Eagle

Latin:  Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Illustration for Bald Eagle


Latin:  Pandion haliaetus

Illustration for Osprey

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Latin:  Accipiter striatus

Illustration for Sharp-shinned Hawk

Cooper's Hawk

Latin:  Accipiter cooperii

Illustration for Cooper's Hawk

Northern Goshawk

Latin:  Accipiter gentilis

Illustration for Northern Goshawk

Red-shouldered Hawk

Latin:  Buteo lineatus

Illustration for Red-shouldered Hawk

Broad-winged Hawk

Latin:  Buteo platypterus

Illustration for Broad-winged Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

Latin:  Buteo jamaicensis

Illustration for Red-tailed Hawk

Rough-legged Hawk

Latin:  Buteo lagopus

Illustration for Rough-legged Hawk

American Kestrel

Latin:  Falco sparverius

Illustration for American Kestrel


Latin:  Falco columbarius

Illustration for Merlin

Peregrine Falcon

Latin:  Falco peregrinus

Illustration for Peregrine Falcon

Barn Owl

Latin:  Tyto alba

Illustration for Barn Owl

Eastern Screech-Owl

Latin:  Megascops asio

Illustration for Eastern Screech-Owl

Great Horned Owl

Latin:  Bubo virginianus

Illustration for Great Horned Owl

Snowy Owl

Latin:  Bubo scandiacus

Illustration for Snowy Owl

Barred Owl

Latin:  Strix varia

Illustration for Barred Owl

Long-eared Owl

Latin:  Asio otus

Illustration for Long-eared Owl

Short-eared Owl

Latin:  Asio flammeus

Illustration for Short-eared Owl

Northern Saw-whet Owl

Latin:  Aegolius acadicus

Illustration for Northern Saw-whet Owl

Ruffed Grouse

Latin:  Bonasa umbellus

Illustration for Ruffed Grouse

Northern Bobwhite

Latin:  Colinus virginianus

Illustration for Northern Bobwhite

Wild Turkey

Latin:  Meleagris gallopavo

Illustration for Wild Turkey

Ring-necked Pheasant

Latin:  Phasianus colchicus

Illustration for Ring-necked Pheasant

American Crow

Latin:  Corvus brachyrhynchos

Illustration for American Crow

Fish Crow

Latin:  Corvus ossifragus

Illustration for Fish Crow

Rock Pigeon

Latin:  Columba livia

Illustration for Rock Pigeon

Mourning Dove

Latin:  Zenaida macroura

Illustration for Mourning Dove

Common Nighthawk

Latin:  Chordeiles minor

Illustration for Common Nighthawk

Chimney Swift

Latin:  Chaetura pelagica

Illustration for Chimney Swift

Belted Kingfisher

Latin:  Megaceryle alcyon

Illustration for Belted Kingfisher

Eastern Phoebe

Latin:  Sayornis phoebe

Illustration for Eastern Phoebe

Eastern Kingbird

Latin:  Tyrannus tyrannus

Illustration for Eastern Kingbird

Horned Lark

Latin:  Eremophila alpestris

Illustration for Horned Lark

Purple Martin

Latin:  Progne subis

Illustration for Purple Martin

Tree Swallow

Latin:  Tachycineta bicolor

Illustration for Tree Swallow

Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Latin:  Stelgidopteryx serripennis

Illustration for Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Bank Swallow

Latin:  Riparia riparia

Illustration for Bank Swallow

Cliff Swallow

Latin:  Petrochelidon pyrrhonota

Illustration for Cliff Swallow

Barn Swallow

Latin:  Hirundo rustica

Illustration for Barn Swallow

Sedge Wren

Latin:  Cistothorus platensis

Illustration for Sedge Wren

Marsh Wren

Latin:  Cistothorus palustris

Illustration for Marsh Wren

Eastern Bluebird

Latin:  Sialia sialis

Illustration for Eastern Bluebird

American Robin

Latin:  Turdus migratorius

Illustration for American Robin

Northern Mockingbird

Latin:  Mimus polyglottos

Illustration for Northern Mockingbird

Northern Shrike

Latin:  Lanius borealis

Illustration for Northern Shrike

European Starling

Latin:  Sturnus vulgaris

Illustration for European Starling

Prairie Warbler

Latin:  Setophaga discolor

Illustration for Prairie Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

Latin:  Geothlypis trichas

Illustration for Common Yellowthroat

Yellow-breasted Chat

Latin:  Icteria virens

Illustration for Yellow-breasted Chat

Indigo Bunting

Latin:  Passerina cyanea

Illustration for Indigo Bunting

American Tree Sparrow

Latin:  Spizelloides arborea

Illustration for American Tree Sparrow

Chipping Sparrow

Latin:  Spizella passerina

Illustration for Chipping Sparrow

Field Sparrow

Latin:  Spizella pusilla

Illustration for Field Sparrow

Vesper Sparrow

Latin:  Pooecetes gramineus

Illustration for Vesper Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow

Latin:  Passerculus sandwichensis

Illustration for Savannah Sparrow

Grasshopper Sparrow

Latin:  Ammodramus savannarum

Illustration for Grasshopper Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Latin:  Melospiza melodia

Illustration for Song Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

Latin:  Melospiza georgiana

Illustration for Swamp Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow

Latin:  Zonotrichia leucophrys

Illustration for White-crowned Sparrow

Lapland Longspur

Latin:  Calcarius lapponicus

Illustration for Lapland Longspur

Snow Bunting

Latin:  Plectrophenax nivalis

Illustration for Snow Bunting


Latin:  Dolichonyx oryzivorus

Illustration for Bobolink

Eastern Meadowlark

Latin:  Sturnella magna

Illustration for Eastern Meadowlark

Red-winged Blackbird

Latin:  Agelaius phoeniceus

Illustration for Red-winged Blackbird

Rusty Blackbird

Latin:  Euphagus carolinus

Illustration for Rusty Blackbird

Common Grackle

Latin:  Quiscalus quiscula

Illustration for Common Grackle

Brown-headed Cowbird

Latin:  Molothrus ater

Illustration for Brown-headed Cowbird

House Finch

Latin:  Haemorhous mexicanus

Illustration for House Finch

American Goldfinch

Latin:  Spinus tristis

Illustration for American Goldfinch

House Sparrow

Latin:  Passer domesticus

Illustration for House Sparrow

Black-billed Cuckoo

Latin:  Coccyzus erythropthalmus

Illustration for Black-billed Cuckoo

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Latin:  Coccyzus americanus

Illustration for Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Eastern Whip-poor-will

Latin:  Antrostomus vociferus

Illustration for Eastern Whip-poor-will

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Latin:  Archilochus colubris

Illustration for Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Latin:  Melanerpes carolinus

Illustration for Red-bellied Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Latin:  Colaptes auratus

Illustration for Northern Flicker

Hairy Woodpecker

Latin:  Dryobates villosus

Illustration for Hairy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Latin:  Dryobates pubescens

Illustration for Downy Woodpecker

Pileated Woodpecker

Latin:  Dryocopus pileatus

Illustration for Pileated Woodpecker

Olive-sided Flycatcher

Latin:  Contopus cooperi

Illustration for Olive-sided Flycatcher

Great Crested Flycatcher

Latin:  Myiarchus crinitus

Illustration for Great Crested Flycatcher

Willow Flycatcher

Latin:  Empidonax traillii

Illustration for Willow Flycatcher

Acadian Flycatcher

Latin:  Empidonax virescens

Illustration for Acadian Flycatcher

Blue Jay

Latin:  Cyanocitta cristata

Illustration for Blue Jay

Black-capped Chickadee

Latin:  Poecile atricapillus

Illustration for Black-capped Chickadee

Tufted Titmouse

Latin:  Baeolophus bicolor

Illustration for Tufted Titmouse

White-breasted Nuthatch

Latin:  Sitta carolinensis

Illustration for White-breasted Nuthatch

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Latin:  Sitta canadensis

Illustration for Red-breasted Nuthatch

Brown Creeper

Latin:  Certhia americana

Illustration for Brown Creeper

Carolina Wren

Latin:  Thryothorus ludovicianus

Illustration for Carolina Wren

House Wren

Latin:  Troglodytes aedon

Illustration for House Wren

Winter Wren

Latin:  Troglodytes hiemalis

Illustration for Winter Wren

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Latin:  Polioptila caerulea

Illustration for Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Latin:  Corthylio calendula

Illustration for Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Latin:  Regulus satrapa

Illustration for Golden-crowned Kinglet


Latin:  Catharus fuscescens

Illustration for Veery

Swainson's Thrush

Latin:  Catharus ustulatus

Illustration for Swainson's Thrush

Hermit Thrush

Latin:  Catharus guttatus

Illustration for Hermit Thrush

Wood Thrush

Latin:  Hylocichla mustelina

Illustration for Wood Thrush

Brown Thrasher

Latin:  Toxostoma rufum

Illustration for Brown Thrasher

Gray Catbird

Latin:  Dumetella carolinensis

Illustration for Gray Catbird

Cedar Waxwing

Latin:  Bombycilla cedrorum

Illustration for Cedar Waxwing

White-eyed Vireo

Latin:  Vireo griseus

Illustration for White-eyed Vireo

Yellow-throated Vireo

Latin:  Vireo flavifrons

Illustration for Yellow-throated Vireo

Warbling Vireo

Latin:  Vireo gilvus

Illustration for Warbling Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Latin:  Vireo olivaceus

Illustration for Red-eyed Vireo

Blue-winged Warbler

Latin:  Vermivora cyanoptera

Illustration for Blue-winged Warbler

Golden-winged Warbler

Latin:  Vermivora chrysoptera

Illustration for Golden-winged Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Latin:  Leiothlypis ruficapilla

Illustration for Nashville Warbler

Northern Parula

Latin:  Setophaga americana

Illustration for Northern Parula

Yellow Warbler

Latin:  Setophaga petechia

Illustration for Yellow Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Latin:  Setophaga pensylvanica

Illustration for Chestnut-sided Warbler

Magnolia Warbler

Latin:  Setophaga magnolia

Illustration for Magnolia Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Latin:  Setophaga caerulescens

Illustration for Black-throated Blue Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Latin:  Setophaga coronata

Illustration for Yellow-rumped Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Latin:  Setophaga virens

Illustration for Black-throated Green Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler

Latin:  Setophaga fusca

Illustration for Blackburnian Warbler

Yellow-throated Warbler

Latin:  Setophaga dominica

Illustration for Yellow-throated Warbler

Blackpoll Warbler

Latin:  Setophaga striata

Illustration for Blackpoll Warbler

Cerulean Warbler

Latin:  Setophaga cerulea

Illustration for Cerulean Warbler

Black-and-white Warbler

Latin:  Mniotilta varia

Illustration for Black-and-white Warbler

American Redstart

Latin:  Setophaga ruticilla

Illustration for American Redstart

Prothonotary Warbler

Latin:  Protonotaria citrea

Illustration for Prothonotary Warbler

Worm-eating Warbler

Latin:  Helmitheros vermivorum

Illustration for Worm-eating Warbler

Louisiana Waterthrush

Latin:  Parkesia motacilla

Illustration for Louisiana Waterthrush


Latin:  Seiurus aurocapilla

Illustration for Ovenbird

Kentucky Warbler

Latin:  Geothlypis formosa

Illustration for Kentucky Warbler

Mourning Warbler

Latin:  Geothlypis philadelphia

Illustration for Mourning Warbler

Hooded Warbler

Latin:  Setophaga citrina

Illustration for Hooded Warbler

Canada Warbler

Latin:  Cardellina canadensis

Illustration for Canada Warbler

Scarlet Tanager

Latin:  Piranga olivacea

Illustration for Scarlet Tanager

Northern Cardinal

Latin:  Cardinalis cardinalis

Illustration for Northern Cardinal

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Latin:  Pheucticus ludovicianus

Illustration for Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Evening Grosbeak

Latin:  Coccothraustes vespertinus

Illustration for Evening Grosbeak

Eastern Towhee

Latin:  Pipilo erythrophthalmus

Illustration for Eastern Towhee

Fox Sparrow

Latin:  Passerella iliaca

Illustration for Fox Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Latin:  Zonotrichia albicollis

Illustration for White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Latin:  Junco hyemalis

Illustration for Dark-eyed Junco

Orchard Oriole

Latin:  Icterus spurius

Illustration for Orchard Oriole

Baltimore Oriole

Latin:  Icterus galbula

Illustration for Baltimore Oriole

Pine Siskin

Latin:  Spinus pinus

Illustration for Pine Siskin

Purple Finch

Latin:  Haemorhous purpureus

Illustration for Purple Finch

Common Loon

Latin:  Gavia immer

Illustration for Common Loon

Pied-billed Grebe

Latin:  Podilymbus podiceps

Illustration for Pied-billed Grebe

Double-crested Cormorant

Latin:  Nannopterum auritum

Illustration for Double-crested Cormorant

Tundra Swan

Latin:  Cygnus columbianus

Illustration for Tundra Swan

Mute Swan

Latin:  Cygnus olor

Illustration for Mute Swan

Snow Goose

Latin:  Anser caerulescens

Illustration for Snow Goose

Canada Goose

Latin:  Branta canadensis

Illustration for Canada Goose

Wood Duck

Latin:  Aix sponsa

Illustration for Wood Duck

American Black Duck

Latin:  Anas rubripes

Illustration for American Black Duck


Latin:  Anas platyrhynchos

Illustration for Mallard

Blue-winged Teal

Latin:  Spatula discors

Illustration for Blue-winged Teal

Green-winged Teal

Latin:  Anas crecca

Illustration for Green-winged Teal


Latin:  Mareca strepera

Illustration for Gadwall

Ring-necked Duck

Latin:  Aythya collaris

Illustration for Ring-necked Duck


Latin:  Aythya americana

Illustration for Redhead


Latin:  Aythya valisineria

Illustration for Canvasback

Lesser Scaup

Latin:  Aythya affinis

Illustration for Lesser Scaup

Common Goldeneye

Latin:  Bucephala clangula

Illustration for Common Goldeneye


Latin:  Bucephala albeola

Illustration for Bufflehead

Ruddy Duck

Latin:  Oxyura jamaicensis

Illustration for Ruddy Duck

Hooded Merganser

Latin:  Lophodytes cucullatus

Illustration for Hooded Merganser

Common Merganser

Latin:  Mergus merganser

Illustration for Common Merganser

Virginia Rail

Latin:  Rallus limicola

Illustration for Virginia Rail


Latin:  Porzana carolina

Illustration for Sora

American Coot

Latin:  Fulica americana

Illustration for American Coot

Laughing Gull

Latin:  Leucophaeus atricilla

Illustration for Laughing Gull

Ring-billed Gull

Latin:  Larus delawarensis

Illustration for Ring-billed Gull

Herring Gull

Latin:  Larus argentatus

Illustration for Herring Gull

American Bittern

Latin:  Botaurus lentiginosus

Illustration for American Bittern

Least Bittern

Latin:  Ixobrychus exilis

Illustration for Least Bittern

Great Blue Heron

Latin:  Ardea herodias

Illustration for Great Blue Heron

Great Egret

Latin:  Ardea alba

Illustration for Great Egret

Little Egret

Latin:  Egretta garzetta

Illustration for Little Egret

Tricolored Heron

Latin:  Egretta tricolor

Illustration for Tricolored Heron

Black-crowned Night-Heron

Latin:  Nycticorax nycticorax

Illustration for Black-crowned Night-Heron

Green Heron

Latin:  Butorides virescens

Illustration for Green Heron


Latin:  Charadrius vociferus

Illustration for Killdeer

Spotted Sandpiper

Latin:  Actitis macularius

Illustration for Spotted Sandpiper

Upland Sandpiper

Latin:  Bartramia longicauda

Illustration for Upland Sandpiper

American Woodcock

Latin:  Scolopax minor

Illustration for American Woodcock

Piping Plover

Latin:  Charadrius melodus

Illustration for Piping Plover

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