Songbirds of North America -Color Photos Only...No B/W...Correct Identification of the songbird, and where the image was taken is required (e.g. city and state, province or proximity to the closest city, if taken

Identification and location where the image was taken must either be in the title or the description.

Recent Work

  • Common Yellowthroat eating fennel seeds by Krissa Klein
  • Hermit Thrush on Cattails by Krissa Klein
  • Birds of the Heart by Polly Peacock
  • Time for a Shower by Bonnie T.  Barry
  • Virginia is for Lovers by Sheryl Hopkins
  • Mates for Life by Bonnie T.  Barry
  • Hooded Oriole (Female) by Kimberly Chadwick
  • Baby Barn Swallows by Larry Trupp
  • Singing his heart out by Bonnie T.  Barry
  • Goldfinch Gathering by photodug
  • The Thinker ~ Straight From The Camera by artwhiz47
  • Cardinals on Blossoming Branches by Bonnie T.  Barry

About This Group

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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

Albino’s, Leucistic’s & Rarities…….Oh My!

Birds Of Prey

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