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.

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

Mordecai - CedreticFomento

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

Is that yellow bag suppose to be his nutsack?

7 Barn Owl

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

This owl looks great as well. - Userguy44

so cute - Yoshidude

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

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
17 American White Pelican
18 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).

19 Baltimore Oriole

Beautiful colors.

It’s so cute! - Userguy44

20 American Kestrel
21 Mallard Duck

I see this bird almost every day lol. - Userguy44

22 Ring-Necked Pheasant
23 Osprey
24 Painted Redstart
25 Pine Grosbeak
26 Roseate Spoonbill
27 American Goldfinch
28 Barn Swallow

Love the different colors on this bird's plumage.

29 Common Goldeneye
30 Greater Roadrunner
31 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.
32 American Robin
33 Chipping Sparrow
34 Mourning Dove
35 Pacific Loon
36 Swallow-Tailed Kite

That wingspang though. - Userguy44

37 Tricolored Heron
38 Whooping Crane
39 Red-Breasted Merganser
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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