Common Birds of Colorado, United States

Common Birds of Colorado, United States is a list of the most common birds observed in the state. Showing the average percentage observation frequency for each species.

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United States of America

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List of Common Birds

37% American Robin (Turdus migratorius) - Adult male American Robin (Turdus migratorius) - United States American Robin

Turdus migratorius

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Turdidae

36% Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) - Adult male (red-shafted) Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) - United States Northern Flicker

Colaptes auratus

Order: Piciformes

Family: Picidae

35% House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) - Male House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) - United States House Finch

Haemorhous mexicanus

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Fringillidae

34% Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) - Adult male (Oregon) Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) - United States Dark-eyed Junco

Junco hyemalis

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Passerellidae

32% Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) - Adult male Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) - United States Mallard

Anas platyrhynchos

Order: Anseriformes

Family: Anatidae

30% Black-billed Magpie (Pica hudsonia) - Adult Black-billed Magpie (Pica hudsonia) - United States Black-billed Magpie

Pica hudsonia

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Corvidae

30% Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) - Adult Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) - United States Canada Goose

Branta canadensis

Order: Anseriformes

Family: Anatidae

30% Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) - Adult Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) - United States Black-capped Chickadee

Poecile atricapillus

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Paridae

27% Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) - Breeding male Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) - United States Red-winged Blackbird

Agelaius phoeniceus

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Icteridae

27% American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) - Adult American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) - United States American Crow

Corvus brachyrhynchos

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Corvidae

24% Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) - Adult (calurus/alascensis) Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) - United States Red-tailed Hawk

Buteo jamaicensis

Order: Accipitriformes

Family: Accipitridae

23% European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) - Breeding adult European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) - United States European Starling

Sturnus vulgaris

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Sturnidae

23% Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto) - Adult Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto) - United States Eurasian Collared-Dove

Streptopelia decaocto

Order: Columbiformes

Family: Columbidae

20% Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) - Adult Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) - United States Mourning Dove

Zenaida macroura

Order: Columbiformes

Family: Columbidae

19% Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) - Adult Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) - United States Blue Jay

Cyanocitta cristata

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Corvidae

16% Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) - Adult Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) - United States Song Sparrow

Melospiza melodia

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Passerellidae

16% American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) - Breeding male American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) - United States American Goldfinch

Spinus tristis

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Fringillidae

15% House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) - Breeding male House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) - United States House Sparrow

Passer domesticus

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Passeridae

15% Common Raven (Corvus corax) - Adult Common Raven (Corvus corax) - United States Common Raven

Corvus corax

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Corvidae

15% Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) - Breeding adult Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) - United States Ring-billed Gull

Larus delawarensis

Order: Charadriiformes

Family: Laridae

15% Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens) - Adult male Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens) - United States Downy Woodpecker

Dryobates pubescens

Order: Piciformes

Family: Picidae

15% Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta) - Breeding adult Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta) - United States Western Meadowlark

Sturnella neglecta

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Icteridae

14% Mountain Chickadee (Poecile gambeli) - Adult Mountain Chickadee (Poecile gambeli) - United States Mountain Chickadee

Poecile gambeli

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Paridae

13% Rock Pigeon (Columba livia) - Adult Rock Pigeon (Columba livia) - United States Rock Pigeon

Columba livia

Order: Columbiformes

Family: Columbidae

13% White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) - Adult male White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) - United States White-breasted Nuthatch

Sitta carolinensis

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Sittidae

13% American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) - Adult male American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) - United States American Kestrel

Falco sparverius

Order: Falconiformes

Family: Falconidae

12% Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) - Adult (Blue form) Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) - United States Great Blue Heron

Ardea herodias

Order: Pelecaniformes

Family: Ardeidae

12% Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) - Adult Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) - United States Killdeer

Charadrius vociferus

Order: Charadriiformes

Family: Charadriidae

12% Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) - Adult Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) - United States Barn Swallow

Hirundo rustica

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Hirundinidae

12% American Coot (Fulica americana) - Adult American Coot (Fulica americana) - United States American Coot

Fulica americana

Order: Gruiformes

Family: Rallidae

12% Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus) - Adult Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus) - United States Spotted Towhee

Pipilo maculatus

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Passerellidae

11% Broad-tailed Hummingbird (Selasphorus platycercus) - Adult male Broad-tailed Hummingbird (Selasphorus platycercus) - United States Broad-tailed Hummingbird

Selasphorus platycercus

Order: Caprimulgiformes

Family: Trochilidae

11% Gadwall (Mareca strepera) - Adult male Gadwall (Mareca strepera) - United States Gadwall

Mareca strepera

Order: Anseriformes

Family: Anatidae

11% Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) - Adult male Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) - United States Common Grackle

Quiscalus quiscula

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Icteridae

11% House Wren (Troglodytes aedon) - Adult House Wren (Troglodytes aedon) - United States House Wren

Troglodytes aedon

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Troglodytidae

11% White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) - Adult White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) - United States White-crowned Sparrow

Zonotrichia leucophrys

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Passerellidae

11% Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata) - Male (Audubon's) Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata) - United States Yellow-rumped Warbler

Setophaga coronata

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Parulidae

9.6% Steller's Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) - Adult Steller's Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) - United States Steller's Jay

Cyanocitta stelleri

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Corvidae

9.4% Northern Shoveler (Spatula clypeata) - Adult male Northern Shoveler (Spatula clypeata) - United States Northern Shoveler

Spatula clypeata

Order: Anseriformes

Family: Anatidae

9.3% Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) - Adult female Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) - United States Belted Kingfisher

Megaceryle alcyon

Order: Coraciiformes

Family: Alcedinidae

8.7% Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula) - Adult male Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula) - United States Common Goldeneye

Bucephala clangula

Order: Anseriformes

Family: Anatidae

8.6% Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis) - Adult Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis) - United States Red-breasted Nuthatch

Sitta canadensis

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Sittidae

8.6% Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus) - Adult (Northern) Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus) - United States Pine Siskin

Spinus pinus

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Fringillidae

8.3% American Wigeon (Mareca americana) - Adult male American Wigeon (Mareca americana) - United States American Wigeon

Mareca americana

Order: Anseriformes

Family: Anatidae

8.0% Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma woodhouseii) - Adult Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma woodhouseii) - United States Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay

Aphelocoma woodhouseii

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Corvidae

7.9% Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) - Adult male Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) - United States Yellow Warbler

Setophaga petechia

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Parulidae

7.6% Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) - Adult Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) - United States Chipping Sparrow

Spizella passerina

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Passerellidae

7.4% Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) - Adult females Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) - United States Common Merganser

Mergus merganser

Order: Anseriformes

Family: Anatidae

7.4% Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria) - Adult male Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria) - United States Lesser Goldfinch

Spinus psaltria

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Fringillidae

7.4% Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca) - Adult male Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca) - United States Green-winged Teal

Anas crecca

Order: Anseriformes

Family: Anatidae

7.4% Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) - Adult Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) - United States Turkey Vulture

Cathartes aura

Order: Cathartiformes

Family: Cathartidae

7.3% Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) - Male Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) - United States Bufflehead

Bucephala albeola

Order: Anseriformes

Family: Anatidae

7.0% Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya) - Adult Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya) - United States Say's Phoebe

Sayornis saya

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Tyrannidae

6.9% Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) - Adult Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) - United States Bald Eagle

Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Order: Accipitriformes

Family: Accipitridae

6.9% Western Kingbird (Tyrannus verticalis) - Adult Western Kingbird (Tyrannus verticalis) - United States Western Kingbird

Tyrannus verticalis

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Tyrannidae

6.8% American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) - Breeding Adult American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) - United States American White Pelican

Pelecanus erythrorhynchos

Order: Pelecaniformes

Family: Pelecanidae

6.7% Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) - Breeding adult Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) - United States Pied-billed Grebe

Podilymbus podiceps

Order: Podicipediformes

Family: Podicipedidae

6.6% Violet-green Swallow (Tachycineta thalassina) - Adult male Violet-green Swallow (Tachycineta thalassina) - United States Violet-green Swallow

Tachycineta thalassina

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Hirundinidae

6.6% Western Wood-Pewee (Contopus sordidulus) - Adult Western Wood-Pewee (Contopus sordidulus) - United States Western Wood-Pewee

Contopus sordidulus

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Tyrannidae

6.3% Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris) - Breeding male Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris) - United States Ring-necked Duck

Aythya collaris

Order: Anseriformes

Family: Anatidae

6.1% Townsend's Solitaire (Myadestes townsendi) - Adult Townsend's Solitaire (Myadestes townsendi) - United States Townsend's Solitaire

Myadestes townsendi

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Turdidae

5.9% Mountain Bluebird (Sialia currucoides) - Adult male Mountain Bluebird (Sialia currucoides) - United States Mountain Bluebird

Sialia currucoides

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Turdidae

5.7% Hairy Woodpecker (Dryobates villosus) - Adult male Hairy Woodpecker (Dryobates villosus) - United States Hairy Woodpecker

Dryobates villosus

Order: Piciformes

Family: Picidae

5.7% Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris) - Adult male Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris) - United States Horned Lark

Eremophila alpestris

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Alaudidae

5.7% Pygmy Nuthatch (Sitta pygmaea) - Adult Pygmy Nuthatch (Sitta pygmaea) - United States Pygmy Nuthatch

Sitta pygmaea

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Sittidae

5.7% Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii) - Adult Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii) - United States Cackling Goose

Branta hutchinsii

Order: Anseriformes

Family: Anatidae

5.6% Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus) - Breeding male Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus) - United States Hooded Merganser

Lophodytes cucullatus

Order: Anseriformes

Family: Anatidae

5.5% Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) - Adult Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) - United States Tree Swallow

Tachycineta bicolor

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Hirundinidae

5.5% Western Grebe (Aechmophorus occidentalis) - Adult Western Grebe (Aechmophorus occidentalis) - United States Western Grebe

Aechmophorus occidentalis

Order: Podicipediformes

Family: Podicipedidae

5.4% Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) - Adult male Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) - United States Brown-headed Cowbird

Molothrus ater

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Icteridae

5.3% Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota) - Adults Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota) - United States Cliff Swallow

Petrochelidon pyrrhonota

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Hirundinidae

5.0% Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis) - Adult male Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis) - United States Lesser Scaup

Aythya affinis

Order: Anseriformes

Family: Anatidae