Grade: all
Subject: Science

#2669. North America - most common birds

Science, level: all
Posted Wed Sep 18 04:39:14 PDT 2002 by Zheljko Stanimirovic (
"Vukica Mitrovic" Elementary/Middle School, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
Materials Required: Internet, encyclopedias, field guides, binoculars, notebooks and writing material
Activity Time: depending on curriculum
Concepts Taught: birds, biodiversity, systematics

In many cases, students are instructed to write a report on certain kind of animal. Animals chosen should be those relevant to student's life. If students live in North America and do a report on birds, they should write about birds from their surroundings. Here is the list of most common birds of North America, so students can choose from it or be assigned. The list is compiled from transect data from all over the internet.

Blackbird, Red-winged
Bluebird, Eastern
Cardinal, Northern
Cormorant, Double-crested
Cowbird, Brown-headed
Crow, American
Cuckoo, Black-billed
Dove, Mourning
Falcon, Peregrine
Finch, House
Flicker, Northern
Gnatcatcher, Blue-Grey
Goldfinch, American
Goose, Canada
Grackle, Common
Grosbeak, Blue
Hawk, Red-tailed
Hawk, Sharp-shinned
Heron, Great Blue
Jay, Blue
Kestrel, American
Kingfisher, Belted
Kinglet, Golden-crowned
Mockingbird, Northern
Nighthawk, Common
Oriole, Orchard
Owl, Eastern Screech
Owl, Great Horned
Pigeon, Rock
Raven, Common
Robin, American
Sandpiper, Least
Sandpiper, Spotted
Sparrow, Chipping
Sparrow, House
Sparrow, Song
Starling, Common
Swallow, Barn
Swallow, Northern Rough-winged
Teal, Eurasian (Green-winged)
Thrasher, Brown
Thrush, Hermit
Warbler, Yellow
Warbler, Yellow-rumped (Myrtle)
Woodpecker, Downy
Woodpecker, Hairy
Yellowlegs, Greater
Yellowthroat, Common