Global Birding / Bird Watching: Birds Found by Location

Parrots by Location (Americas, Africa, Australasia, Asia)

Most Distinctive / Best Known Birds of the Americas

Official US State Birds

Bald Eagles

These fish-eating raptors are found in North America. This is the national bird and national animal of the USA.

Small Blue Birds found in North America:

Medium-sized Blue Birds of the Americas:

Small Yellowish or Yellow Birds:

Other Color / Well-known Birds found in North America:

Snowy Owls (Bubo scandiacus)

Cardinals – Brightly plumaged birds found in North and South America

Flamingos – Four flamingo species occur in the Americas and two species in the Old World

Hummingbirds – The tiny little nectar-feeding birds, which includes the smallest bird alive – the Bea Hummingbird

Muscovy Ducks – These unusual ducks originate from South America, but sighting are reported from just about every corner of the world. With thousands of bird species in the world, a good 5% of all e-mail communications with web visitors are about these birds.

Other Ducks / Geese

Painted Buntings

American Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio martinica)

Tanagers – Colorful birds mostly found in the tropics

Toucans / Aracaris / Toucanets – Brightly marked birds with large, often colorful bills


Crimson-backed Tanager - Ramphocelus dimidiatus


Featured as part of our Logo – is the European Bee-eater


Other Birds Found By Location

Africa: African Purple Swamphens (Porphyrio p. madagascariensis)



Madagascar (Africa)

Maluku Province (Indonesia)

Moluccan Islands (Indonesia)

New Caledonia (Oceania)

New Zealand

Papua New Guinea


Saint Helena

Solomon Islands (Oceania)

Sri Lanka



Locations will be expanded over time …

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Gordon Ramel

Gordon is an ecologist with two degrees from Exeter University. He's also a teacher, a poet and the owner of 1,152 books. Oh - and he wrote this website.

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