Eastern Bluebird Take Off – by Bill McMullen
The species we commonly call “songbirds” or “perching birds” belong to the huge order called Passerines – all species from the tyrant flycatchers through to the weaver-finches (house sparrows).
In the newest field guide (Smithsonian) the species accounts start on page 282 to page 480, nearly 200 pages dedicated to this group of birds.
For further reference please use the National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds (Eastern Region and Western Region)… NOTE: The Rocky Mountains are the birds guiding line for determination.
Another excellent link is Whatbird Just simply identify your individual bird you are searching for here. You can find neat descriptions, as well as hear their song/voice here.
The following link Birds of Passeriformes Order will take you to a comprehensive guide to identifying birds found in this group. Just click on each individual bird to get a better description . It is user friendly, a great asset and learning tool.
Excluded from this group are all caged birds, swifts and hummingbirds, kingfishers, doves, most woodpeckers, all raptors, gulls, shorebirds, waders and waterfowl (geese, swans and ducks).
Please visit the following groups.
Wildbirds in Flight