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 colorful 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.

Beautiful bird. I love the soft shades of dark and light blue mixed together, gorgeous.

2 Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

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

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 Greater Prairie-Chicken
5 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
6 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 appearance.

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)

7 Belted Kingfisher

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

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

8 Sandhill Crane
9 Baltimore Oriole

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

10 American Goldfinch

The male is bright and colorful and I love its characteristics.

The Contenders
11 Barn Owl

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

I love this owl species. Its face is shaped like a heart.

12 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 its black, white, grey, and yellow colors.

13 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 sideburns.

14 Pileated Woodpecker

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

15 Great Blue Heron
16 Mallard Duck

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

17 American Robin
18 Wood Duck

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

19 American White Pelican

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

20 Mourning Dove

They come up to my window all the time. They have such a cute flight twitter, a cute coo, and are overall underappreciated birds!

21 Northern Lapwing

Am I the only one 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.

22 Great Cormorant
23 Great Horned Owl

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

24 Osprey

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

25 Painted Redstart
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