Any avid birder can expect to see the same wild birds gracing the bird feeders in their yard on a regular basis. We couldn’t help but be inspired by our readers and fans that span the continental United States, North America, and quite frankly the entire globe. This inspiration led us to creating a list of commonly seen birds in every corner of the country, from sea to shining sea!
So we’re providing you, our birding friends, with a few birds that are commonly seen in each of the five regions of the United States: northeast, southeast, midwest, southwest, and west. It’s important to remember, that just because we’re noting these regional wild birds, doesn’t mean that their wings won’t carry them all across the continent and beyond.
Northeastern United States
- Harlequin Ducks
- Black Scoter
- Baltimore Oriole
- Northern Flicker
All of these feathered friends love to frolic in the warmer and cooler temperatures associated with the good ‘ol Northeastern region of the US. Wild birds seen in this region, are typically seen year round. The color of their feathers are brilliant in the spring and summer and a bit muted, but still breathtaking, in the colder, winter months.
Perky-Pet® Recommended Bird Watching Location: Hawk Mountain, Pennsylvania
Southeastern United States
- White Pelican
- Blue Heron
- Downy Woodpecker
- Roseate Spoonbill
There are so many birds to see by the shores of the southeastern United States. With numerous species of herons and egrets, these wild birds will naturally blend in with the culture and overall feel of the carolinas and southeastern coast. The common habitat of these wild birds includes marshes, wetlands, and other similar types of vegetation.
Perky-Pet® Recommended Bird Watching Location: Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge
Midwestern United States
- Bald Eagle
- Virginia Rail
If you’re taking a trip to the midwest and would like to get a little bird watching in, then prepare to see more than 20 species migrate through our Perky-Pet® Recommended Bird Watching Location.
Perky-Pet® Recommended Bird Watching Location: Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge
Southwestern United States
- Costas Hummingbird
- Gambel’s Quail
- Black-Chinned Sparrow (winter)
- Scott’s Oriole (summer)
Some of these wild birds are early risers and welcome the dry, sunny weather that is most commonly associated with this region of the United States. The most common characteristic about wild birds seen in the southwest is there preference for eating various grasses, shrubs, and cactus fruits. If you’re bird feeding in this part of the country it’s even more imperative to offer a source of water.
Perky-Pet® Recommended Bird Watching Location: Saguaro National Park (East)
Western United States
- Horned Puffin
- Yellow-Billed Loon
- Emperor Goose
- Various Shorebirds
Soak in the sun, sand, and birds in the western part of the country. With some geographic locations experiencing longer days during certain parts of the year, this is a must-travel region for avid bird watchers. Over 1 million birds can be viewed in Alaska during their 24-hour days in the month of June.
Perky-Pet® Recommended Bird Watching Location: St. Lawrence Island, Alaska
So we’re encouraging you to take the time, to look up and find the wild birds that are common in your neck of the woods. What birds are you seeing most often? What birds are one-time visitors?