Most Beautiful Birds in North America

There are roughly 10,000 bird species in the world, and more than 900 have been recorded in North America. Here are some of the most beautiful birds that can be found on the continent.
The Top Ten
1 Blue Jay The Blue Jay (Latin name 'Cyanocitta Cristata') is a passerine bird in the Corvidae family . It's also known as a 'Jaybird' and it's name comes from it's noisy nature . It is native to North America and is in most of eastern and central US although some go to to other countries . Breeding populations ...read more.

I love the colourful blue, black and white feathers of Blue Jays. Very common but majestic and pretty tiny birds you would definitely like to see in a forest.

Very beautiful bird, I love all the different shades of blue on his feathers.

A very common bird to see in North America, but it never gets old.

This bird is beautiful

2 Northern Cardinal The northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) is a North American bird in the genus Cardinalis; it is also known colloquially as the redbird or common cardinal. It can be found in southern Canada, through the eastern United States from Maine to Texas and south through Mexico. It is found in woodlands, ...read more.
3 Bald Eagle The bald eagle is a bird of prey found in North America. A sea eagle, it has two known subspecies and forms a species pair with the white-tailed eagle.

Wow... this picture is so stunning. The epitome of freedom. The Bald eagle is a beautiful bird also.

Such an elegant looking bird. It's one of the most beautiful birds of prey of all time.

4 Snowy Owl The snowy owl is a large, white owl of the typical owl family. Snowy owls are native to Arctic regions in North America and Eurasia.

My favorite breed of owl. I love its beautiful snowy white feathers and they have a very majestic appearence.

It's Hedwig! (I am not a Harry potter fan and I am sick of people saying this when they see one of these owls)

The most beautiful owl.

Such a beautiful owl.

5 Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

The male's beautiful red throat is colorful and cute for how small they are.

Hummingbirds are so cute!

6 American Robin
7 Great Blue Heron
8 Belted Kingfisher

The male's orange belt across it is cute and looks like he's wearing pants a bit and they are even where I live year-long.

Kingfishers are very rare, I only saw one of them once.

9 Sandhill Crane
10 Greater Prairie-Chicken

I never knew these existed, they look beautiful.

This bird is interesting

The Contenders
11 Great Horned Owl

The best looking owl in my opinion. Snowy owl is a close second though.

12 Mallard Duck

The male is very beautiful and colorful and it makes me happy to see one.

13 Great Cormorant
14 Osprey

This bird is beautiful under it one time I was at camp and I saw one fly over and it was massive!

15 Pileated Woodpecker

It is a beautiful bird especially when it spreads out its wings, the white pattern is very beautiful.

16 American Goldfinch

The male is bright and colorful and I love it's characteristics.

17 American Kestrel

These small hawks are so cute. I see them on powerlines a lot whenever we're driving through a rural area.

This is one of my favorite hawks in America with its wings and side-burns.

18 Barn Owl

Love them, but their call is terrifying. It sounds like a girl screaming.

I love this owl specie, it's face is shaped like a heart.

This owl looks great as well.

This owl is majestic

19 Baltimore Oriole

This bird has a colorful pattern with black and orange (male) colors.

20 Black-Capped Chickadee

I love these little birds, I see a lot of them during winter (I put up a bird feeder so I could see them).

This bird is cute and tiny with it's black, white, grey, and yellow colors.

21 Eastern Bluebird

These birds are colorful and blue and shows a sign of happiness and renewal if you see one.

22 American White Pelican

I saw a flock of them a couple years back in the states. They're really cool and funny looking birds.

23 Wood Duck

Is it me or does this bird looks so funny and colorful?

24 Northern Lapwing

Am I the only who likes this bird because of that crest? It looks cool. Therefore, I do like birds a lot.

These are found in Europe and parts of Asia. They're very rare in North America.

25 Pacific Loon
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