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.

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

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 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.

4 Sandhill Crane
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.

This bird is interesting

kinda looks like a squirrel

7 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

8 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.

I personally think these things are cute

9 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.

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.

10 Great Cormorant

The Contenders

11 Pileated Woodpecker
12 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.

13 Wood Duck

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

14 Great Blue Heron
15 Great Horned Owl

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

16 Barred Owl

Beautiful. I like this species

17 American Kestrel

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

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.

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.

21 Ring-Necked Pheasant
22 American Goldfinch
23 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.

24 Mallard Duck

I see this bird almost every day lol.

25 Painted Redstart
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