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 Most Beautiful Birds in North America

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.

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. - Kenny_McCormick

Very beautiful ! - Blish

This bird is beautiful - ElSherlock

2 Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

Hummingbirds are so cute!

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. - Userguy44

4 Sandhill Crane

Majestic.

5 Belted Kingfisher

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

6 Greater Prairie-Chicken

I never knew these existed, they look beautiful. - Kenny_McCormick

kinda looks like a squirrel - smol_bean

This bird is interesting - ElSherlock

7 Barn Owl

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

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

This owl looks great as well. - Userguy44

This owl is majestic - ElSherlock

8 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.

The most beautiful owl. - Kenny_McCormick

Such a beautiful owl. - Userguy44

9 Great Cormorant
10 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.

The Contenders

11 Pileated Woodpecker
12 Northern Lapwing

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

Am I the only who likes this bird because of that crest? It looks cool. Therefore, I do like birds a lot. - Userguy44

13 Wood Duck

Is it me or does this bird looks so funny and colorful? - Userguy44

14 Great Blue Heron
15 Great Horned Owl

The best looking owl in my opinion. Snowy owl is a close second though. - Userguy44

16 Barred Owl

Beautiful. I like this species - ElSherlock

17 American Kestrel

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

18 American White Pelican

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

19 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).

20 Baltimore Oriole

Beautiful colors.

It’s so cute! - Userguy44

21 Ring-Necked Pheasant
22 Mallard Duck

I see this bird almost every day lol. - Userguy44

23 American Goldfinch
24 Greater Roadrunner

Such an interesting and iconic bird. I have actually seen them before in Arizona. Wish we had them here in Canada. They're quite fun to watch. - RiverVibeZ

25 Osprey
26 Painted Redstart
27 Peregrine Falcon The peregrine falcon, also known as the peregrine, and historically as the duck hawk in North America, is a widespread bird of prey in the family Falconidae.

The face it makes looks cute - ElSherlock

28 Pine Grosbeak
29 Mourning Dove
30 Roseate Spoonbill
31 Tricolored Heron
32 Red-Breasted Merganser
33 Barn Swallow

Love the different colors on this bird's plumage.

34 Common Goldeneye
35 American Robin
36 Chipping Sparrow
37 Pacific Loon
38 Swallow-Tailed Kite

That wingspang though. - Userguy44

39 Whooping Crane
40 Red-Breasted Nuthatch

One of my personal favorites, they are so cute! - RogerMcBaloney

41 Red-Tailed Hawk
42 Common Sandpiper
43 Dark-Eyed Junco
44 Razorbill
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