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About Songbirds

Of the approximately 9000+ species of birds, over 5000 of them are in the order called songbirds (Passeriformes). Songbirds include many birds who don't sing, such as the flycatchers, crows, jays, etc., but also includes species such as thrushes who are beautifull singers. Many of these species are migratory, so they spend their winter in Mexico, Central or South America, and come to the US to breed.

Order: Passeriformes
Family:  Tyrannidae
Genus: Contopus
Greater Pewee
FWestern Wood-Pewee
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Genus: Empidonax
Pacific Slope Flycatcher
Gray Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher

Genus: Sayornis
Say's Phoebe
Black Phoebe
Eastern Phoebe

Genus: Tyrannus
Cassin's Kingbird
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
Western Kingbird

Genus: Myiarchus
Great Crested Flycatcher
Ash-throated Flycatcher

Genus: Pitangus
Great Kiskadee
Genus: Pyrocephalus
Vermillion Flycatcher

Family: Laniidae
Genus: Lanius
Loggerhead Shrike
Northern Shrike

Family:  Vereonidae
Genus: Vireo
Hutton's Vireo
Cassin's Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
White-eyed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo
Genus: Corvus
Raven 1 , 2
FaAmerican Crow
FaAmerican Crow2
Fish Crow

Family: Corvidae
Genus: Pica
American Magpie
Yellow-billed Magpiei

Genus: Nucifraga
Clark's Nutcracker
Genus: Cyanocorax
Green Jay
Genus: Cyanocitta
Steller's Jay
Blue Jay
Genus: Perisoreus
Gray Jay
Genus: Aphelocoma
Western Scrub Jay
Mexican Jay
Florida Scrub Jay
Family:  Alaudidae
Genus: Eremophila
Horned Lark
Family:  Hirundinidae
Genus: Hirundo
Barn Swallow

Genus: Petrochelidon
Cliff Swallow
Genus: Progne
Purple Martin

Genus: Stelgidopteryx
Rough-winged Swallow
Genus: Riparia
Bank Swallow
Genus: Tachycineta
Violet-green Swallow
Tree Swallow
Family:  Timaliidae
Genus: Chamaea
Family: Paridae
Genus: Poecile
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Mountain Chickadee
Black-capped Chickadee
Carolina Chickadee
Carolina Chickadee

Family:  Remizidae
Genus: Auriparus

Family: Aegithalidae
Genus: Psaltriparus
Common Bushtit
Genus: Baeolophus
Oak Titmouse
Black-crested Titmouse
Bridled Titmouse
Tufted Titmouse

Family:  Certhidae
Genus: Certhia
Brown Creeper

Family: Sittidae
Genus: Sitta
eWhite-breasted Nuthatch
Pygmy Nuthatch
Red-breasted Nuthatch

Family:  Troglodytidae
Genus: Thryomanes
Bewick's Wren
Genus: Thryothorus
Carolina Wren

Genus: Troglodytes
House Wren
Pacific Wren
Genus: Campylorhynchus
Cactus Wren
Genus: Cistothorus
Marsh Wren
Genus: Salpinctes
Rock Wren
Genus: Catherpes
Canyon Wren
Family: Cinclidae
Genus: Cinclus
Family:  Regulidae
Genus: Regulus
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-cr. Kinglet
Family: Sylviidae
Genus: Polioptila
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Family:  Motacillidae
Genus: Anthus
American Pipit
Family: Turdidae
Genus: Sialia
Eastern Bluebird
Eastern Bluebird
Eastern Bluebird
Eastern Bluebird
Eastern Bluebird
Genus: Turdus
American Robin
American Robin 2 (Sunning)
American Robin
American Robin (Anting)
Genus: Catharus
Hermit Thrush
Hermit Thrush
Swainson's Thrush
Swainson's Thrush
Genus: Ixoreus
Varied Thrush
Genus: Myadestes
Townsend's Solitaire


Family: Mimidae
Genus: Dumetella

Genus: Mimus
Northern Mockingbird
Bahama Mockingbird
Genus:  Oreoscoptes
Sage Thrasher

Genus: Toxostoma
California Thrasher
Curve-billed Thrasher
Brown Thrasher

Family: Sturnidae
Genus: Sturnus
European Starling
European Starling #2

Family:  Bombycillidae
Genus: Bombycilla
Cedar Waxwing
Bohemian Waxwing
Family:  Ptilogonatidae
Genus: Phainopepla

Family: Parulidae
Genus: Parula
Northern Parula
Genus: Geothlypis
Common Yellowthroat
Genus: Icteria
Yellow-breasted Chat
Genus: Seiurus
Northern Waterthrush
Genus: Setophaga
American Redstart

Genus: Myioborus
Painted Redstart
Genus: Mniotilta
Black and White Warbler

Genus: Oporornis
Mourning Warbler
Genus: Protonotaria
Prothonotary Warbler
Genus: Wilsonia
Wilson's Warbler
Hooded Warbler

Genus: Vermivora
Tennessee Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler2
Orange-crowned Warbler

Genus: Dendroica
Yellow Warbler
Magnolia Warbler (Fall)

Magnolia Warbler (Spring)

Chestnut-sided Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler


Yellow-throated Warbler
Townsend's Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Palm Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
PPine Warbler


Family:  Coerebidae
Genus: Coereba

Family:  Thraupidae
Genus: Piranga
Western Tanager
Scarlet Tanager
Summer Tanager

Family:  Emberizidae
Genus: Ammodramus
Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow
Grasshopper Sparrow
Henslow's Sparrow

Genus: Zonotrichia

White-crowned Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow2
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
White-throated Sparrowe(Tan -striped)
White-throated Sparrowe((White-striped)

Genus: Spizella
Brewer's Sparrow
Chipping Sparrowi
Clay-colored Sparrow
Tree Sparrow
Field Sparrow


Genus: Pooecetes

Genus: Melospiza
Lincoln's Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Genus: Passerella
Fox Sparrow
Genus: Amphispiza
Black-throated Sparrow

Genus: Aimophila
Rufous-crowned Sparrow

Genus: Chondestes
Lark Sparrow

Genus: Passerculus
Savannah Sparrow
Genus: Junco
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)
Genus: Pipilo
Green-tailed Towhee
California Towhee
Canyon Towhee
Abert's Towhee
Spotted Towhee
Eastern Towhee

Genus: Calcarius
McGown's Longspur
Genus: Calamospiza


Family:  Cardinalidae
Genus: Cardinalis
Northern Cardinal
Genus: Pheucticus
Black-headed Grosbeak
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Yellow Grosbeak
Genus: Guiraca
Blue Grosbeaka
Genus: Passerina
Painted Bunting
Lazuli Buntingae
Indigo Bunting
Family: Icteridae
Genus: Xanthocephalus
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Genus: Sturnella
Western Meadowlark
Western Meadowlark
Eastern Meadowlark
Eastern Meadowlark
Genus: Molothrus
Brown Headed Cowbird
Bronzed Cowbird
Genus: Quiscalus
Great-tailed Grackle
Boat-tailed Grackle
Common Grackle
Genus: Euphagus
Brewer's Blackbird
Genus: Agelaius
Red-winged Blackbird
Red-winged Blackbird #2
Tri-colored Blackbird
Genus: Dolichonyx

Genus: Icterus
Bullock's Oriole
Bullock's Oriole
Hooded Oriole
Altamira Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
Orchard Oriole
Scott's Oriole

Genus: Spiza
Family:  Fringillidae
Genus: Carduelis
American Goldfinch
Lesser Goldfinch
Pine Siskin

Genus: Carpodacus
House Finch
Cassin's Finche
Purple Finch

Genus: Coccothraustes
Evening Grosbeake
Genus: Leucosticte
Gray-crowned Rosy Finch

Genus: Passer
House Sparrow
House Sparrow