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Top 10 Backyard Birds in the USA

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Top 10 Backyard Birds in the USA

It is always a joy to look for a new species to appear in your backyard, but everyone has that favorite species they tire of seeing. Whether they love the colors and plumage or their sociable behavior, many people have the ones they most want to find happily munching away on their bird feeder. Here's a list of some of the most desired birds to have from the USA!

  1. Black-Capped Chickadee

With its recognizable song, the Black-capped Chickadee is often on the list of most desired backyard birds. The bird is easily identifiable because it has a black cap and black chin while the sides of its face are white. They love to eat berries in the winter and insects in the summer.

  1. Indigo Bunting

Male Indigo Buntings are amazingly beautiful because of their radiant blue plumage that attracts females. It's a fairly small seed-eating bird, but is popular for its wide range throughout the US.

  1. Bluebirds

There are three types of bluebirds endemic to the US, and they each occupy their own area, with the Western and Mountain Bluebirds overlapping. They are popular backyard birds because they are well-known for their blue plumage.

  1. Rose-Breasted Grosbeak

The Rose-Breasted Grosbeak is definitely a stand out bird with its prominent red chest. Although only males have the red mark, the birds have a wide range throughout most of the country.

  1. American Robin

The American Robin is one of the all time classic American backyard birds. It is truly native to Northern America and is known by its reddish-orange breast and brown back. One of the reasons why robins are so popular is because they're easy to attract.

  1. Purple Martin

Purple Martins are possibly one of the biggest favorites in US backyards because of their vivid plumage, unique flight patterns and joyous song.

  1. Northern Cardinal

With the distinguished crest on its head and stunning red feathers, the Northern Cardinal is beloved for its song and beautiful appearance. Although the female doesn't have the bright red feathers, it still has the noticeable crest. These lovely songbirds are remarkably easy to attract as long as you're in their habitat in the eastern US.

  1. American Goldfinch

American Goldfinches are among the most elegant backyard birds, especially during the summer months, when their feathers are at their brightest. These small birds have muted colors throughout the rest of the year and are found all around the US. During the non-breeding season, American Goldfinches are very sociable, which is why they're so fun to watch. 

  1. Dark-Eyed Junco

The Dark-Eyed Junco is one of the most common birds found throughout the US, which is part of the reason why it's so loved. It's distinguished by its gray coloring and flashes of white when in flight.

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  • Carly Cameron