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Looking for birds is a great way to explore the environment. Birds inhabit every part of the landscape, from the skies and trees above to the land and water that surrounds us. Depending on the time of year, time of day, or location, you'll find different birds.



Pro-tip! A set of binoculars can make spotting birds much easier.

Birds of the Southeast

Here is a list of common birds that can be found in the Southeastern United States

Tap the picture of each bird you see to check them off.

Field Marks

See a bird that isn't on the list? You can use field marks to help you identify birds you aren't familiar with.

Use the diagram and notes section below and record any distinctive field marks. Research your findings in a bird ID book or website when you can to identify the birds your found.

Field Marks Diagram

1. Tail Bars

2. Wing Bars

3. Nape

4. Crown

5. Eyebrow

6. Beak

7. Throat

8. Breast

9. Side

10. Belly