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15 Bird-Feeder Birds of the Southeastern United States

birds of the southeastern us

Gardeners can enjoy watching a variety of wild birds interact and feed by keeping a bird feeder. Taking note of the birds you identify this season can be a fun activity for you and your family. Below are some of the most common birds, both native and nonnative, that you might see visiting your bird feeder during the winter months in the Southeast. Can you spot all 15 on the list this winter? Click here to print out a log of these 15 birds to track your sightings.


1. Northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Northern cardinal
Photo: pixnio


2. Blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Blue jay
Photo: pixnio


3. American goldfinch (Spinus tristis)

American goldfinch
Photo: pixabay


4. House finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)

House finch
Photo: pixnio


5. House sparrow (Passer domesticus)

House sparrow
Photo: pixabay


6. Mourning dove (Zenaida macroura)

Mourning dove
Photo: pixnio


7. Black-capped chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Black-capped chickadee
Photo: pixabay


8. Downy woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)

Downy woodpecker
Photo: pixnio


9. Red-bellied woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)

Red-bellied woodpecker
Photo: pixnio


10. Tufted titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)

Tufted titmouse
Photo: pixabay


11. European starling (Sturnus vulgaris)

European starling
Photo: pikrepo


12. White-breasted nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)

White-breasted nuthatch
Photo: pixabay


13. Common grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)

Common grackle
Photo: pxfuel


14. Eastern towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)

Eastern towhee
Photo: pixnio


15. Pileated woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)

Pileated woodpecker
Photo: pxfuel
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