PERKY-PET® MIGRATORY BIRD GUIDE

The annual fall and spring bird migrations can bring many new visitors to your feeders. This guide will help you ID the migratory and resident birds that visit your feeders while teaching you more about them. Each entry in the Migratory Bird Guide includes the following information:

Name & Scientific Name:

The bird is listed by its most common name and its scientific name. That information is followed by a photo to help you identify the bird.

North American Flyways:

There are four North American flyways that birds commonly use to migrate. The Pacific Flyway traces the Pacific Coast from South America to Alaska. The Central Flyway generally follows the Rocky Mountains. The Mississippi Flyway runs along that river and its tributaries. The Atlantic Flyway goes along the Eastern Seaboard.Most of the species include multiple flyways in their listings. These species have been recorded as using more than one of the North American Flyways.

Migration:

This listing explains, in broad terms, the regions where these birds spend their

Summers and winters.

Seasons in U.S.:

If the bird species resides in the contiguous United States in the summer or winter, then those seasons will be listed here.

Seasons in Alaska and Canada:

If the bird resides in Alaska or Canada during the

Summer or winter, then those seasons will be listed here.

Learn More:

Many of the birds listed here are part of the Perky-Pet® Bird Libraries. These articles feature an in-depth look at the birds and can help you know the best way to attract them to your yard and feeders.

Perky-Pet Migratory Bird Guide

 

ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF MIGRATORY BIRDS

This partial list of migratory feeder birds is alphabetized for quick reference.

 

 

INDIGO BUNTING

Passerina cyanea

Indigo Bunting migration

North American Flyways: Pacific, Central, Mississippi, Atlantic

Indigo Bunting Migration:

Summer: Much of the U.S. and Southeastern Canada

Winter: Mexico and South America

Seasons in U.S.: Summer

Seasons in Alaska & Canada: Summer Learn More: Look for more on the Indigo Bunting in the Wild Bird Species Library very soon.

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LESSER GOLDFINCH

Spinus psaltria

Lesser Goldfinch migration

North American Flyways: Pacific, Central

Lesser Goldfinch Migration:

Summer: U.S. Southwest

Winter: California coast, Arizona, Texas and Mexico

Seasons in U.S.: All year

Seasons in Alaska & Canada: None Learn More: Look for more on the Lesser Goldfinch in the Wild Bird Species Library very soon.

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LUCIFER HUMMINGBIRD

Calothorax lucifer

Lucifer Hummingbird migration

North American Flyways: Central

Allen’s Hummingbird Migration:

Summer: New Mexico, Arizona and Mexico

Winter: Mexico

Seasons in U.S.:

Summer

Seasons in Alaska & Canada: None

Learn More: The Lucifer Hummingbird is one of many species in our Bird Species Library. In the library, you can learn more about this bird, such as its food preferences, nesting habits, preferred habitats and typical behaviors.

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MAGNIFICENT HUMMINGBIRD

Eugenes fulgens

Magnificent Hummingbird

North American Flyways: Central

Allen’s Hummingbird Migration:

Summer: New Mexico, Arizona and Mexico

Winter: Mexico

Seasons in U.S.:

Summer

Seasons in Alaska & Canada: None

Learn More: The Magnificent Hummingbird is one of many species in our Hummingbird Species Library. In the library, you can learn more about this bird, such as its food preferences, nesting habits, preferred habitats and typical behaviors.

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MOURNING DOVE

Zenaida macroura

Mourning Dove migration

North American Flyways: Pacific, Central, Mississippi, Atlantic Allen’s Hummingbird Migration:

Summer: All of the U.S and southern Canada

Winter: Much of the U.S. through Central America

Seasons in U.S.: All year

Seasons in Alaska & Canada: All year

Learn More: The Mourning Dove is one of many species in our Wild Bird Species Library. In the library, you can learn more about this bird, such as its food preferences, nesting habits, preferred habitats and typical behaviors.

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NORTHERN CARDINAL

Cardinalis cardinalis

Northern Cardinal migration

North American Flyways: Mississippi, Atlantic

Northern Cardinal Migration: Resident bird. Eastern U.S. and Canada through Mexico.

Seasons in U.S.: All year

Seasons in Alaska & Canada: All year

Learn More: The Northern Cardinal is one of many species in our Wild Bird Species Library. In the library, you can learn more about this bird, such as its food preferences, nesting habits, preferred habitats and typical behaviors.

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NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD

Mimus polyglottos

Northern Mockingbird migration

North American Flyways: Pacific, Central, Mississippi, Atlantic

Northern Mockingbird Migration: Resident bird. Mainland U.S, southern Canada into Mexico and Caribbean

Seasons in U.S.: All year

Seasons in Alaska & Canada: All year

Learn More: The Northern Mockingbird is one of many species in our Wild Bird Species Library. In the library, you can learn more about this bird, such as its food preferences, nesting habits, preferred habitats and typical behaviors.

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ORCHARD ORIOLE

Icterus spurius

Orchard Oriole migration

North American Flyways: Mississippi, Atlantic

Orchard Oriole Migration:

Summer: Most of the eastern U.S.

Winter: Mexico through South America

Seasons in U.S.:

Summer

Seasons in Alaska & Canada: Summer

Learn More: The Orchard Oriole is one of many species in our Oriole Species Library. In the library, you can learn more about this bird, such as its food preferences, nesting habits, preferred habitats and typical behaviors.

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PAINTED BUNTING

Passerina ciris

Painted Bunting migration

North American Flyways: Mississippi, Atlantic

Allen’s Hummingbird Migration:

Summer: Rocky mountains, Pacific Coast, Canada and Alaska

Winter: Florida, Mexico through Central America

Seasons in U.S.: All year

Seasons in Alaska & Canada: None

Learn More: The Painted Bunting is one of many species in our Wild Bird Species Library. In the library, you can learn more about this bird, such as its food preferences, nesting habits, preferred habitats and typical behaviors.

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PINE SISKIN

Spinus pinus

Pine Siskin migration

North American Flyways: Pacific, Central, Mississippi, Atlantic

Pine Siskin Migration:

Summer: Rocky mountains, Pacific Coast, Canada and Alaska

Winter: Much of the U.S. and Southern Canada

Seasons in U.S.: All year

Seasons in Alaska & Canada: All year

Learn More: The Pine Siskin is one of many species in our Wild Bird Species Library. In the library, you can learn more about this bird, such as its food preferences, nesting habits, preferred habitats and typical behaviors.

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PURPLE FINCH

Haemorhous purpureus

Purple Finch migration

North American Flyways: Pacific, Mississippi, Atlantic

Purple Finch Migration:

Summer: Pacific Coast, Canada and Northeast

Winter: Pacific Northwest and eastern U.S.

Seasons in U.S.: All year

Seasons in Alaska & Canada: All year

Learn More: The Purple Finch is one of many species in our Wild Bird Species Library. In the library, you can learn more about this bird, such as its food preferences, nesting habits, preferred habitats and typical behaviors.

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RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER

Melanerpes carolinus

Red-bellied Woodpecker migration

North American Flyways: Mississippi, Atlantic

Red-Bellied Woodpecker Migration: Resident bird. Eastern half of U.S. and southeastern Canada

Seasons in U.S.: All year

Seasons in Alaska & Canada: All year

Learn More: Look for more on the Red-bellied Woodpecker in the Wild Bird Species Library very soon.

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RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH

Sitta canadensis

Red-breasted Nuthatch migration

North American Flyways: Pacific, Central, Mississippi, Atlantic

Red-breasted Nuthatch Migration:

Summer: Much of U.S. and Canada

Winter: Southern U.S. and Canada

Seasons in U.S.: All year

Seasons in Alaska & Canada: All year

Learn More: The Red-breasted Nuthatch is one of many species in our Wild Bird Species Library. In the library, you can learn more about this bird, such as its food preferences, nesting habits, preferred habitats and typical behaviors.

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RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

Melanerpes Erythorcephalus

Red-headed Woodpecker migration

North American Flyways: Central, Mississippi, Atlantic

Red-headed Woodpecker Migration:

Summer: Most of eastern U.S.

Winter: Mexico

Seasons in U.S.:

Summer

Seasons in Alaska & Canada: Most of eastern U.S except plains states and southeastern Canada

Learn More: Look for more on the Red-headed Woodpecker in the Wild Bird Species Library very soon

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RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD

Agelaius phoenceus

Red-winged Blackbird migration

North American Flyways: Pacific, Central, Mississippi, Atlantic

Red-winged Blackbird Migration:

Summer: Much of U.S. and Canada

Winter: Southern U.S. and Mexico

Seasons in U.S.: All year

Seasons in Alaska & Canada: All year

Learn More: The Red-winged Blackbird is one of many species in our Wild Bird Species Library. In the library, you can learn more about this bird, such as its food preferences, nesting habits, preferred habitats and typical behaviors.

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ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK

Pheucticus Ludovicianus

Rose-breasted Grosbeak migration

North American Flyways: Central, Mississippi, Atlantic

Rose-breasted Grosbeak Migration:

Summer: Northern U.S. and Canada

Winter: Mexico through South America

Seasons in U.S.:

Summer

Seasons in Alaska & Canada: Summer

Learn More: Look for more on the Rose-breasted Grosbeak in the Wild Bird Species Library very soon.

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RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET

Regulus calendula

Ruby-Crowned Kinglet migration

North American Flyways: Pacific, Central, Mississippi, Atlantic

Ruby-crowned Kinglet Migration:

Summer: Northern U.S and Canada through northern U.S.

Winter: Pacific northwest and southern U.S.

Seasons in U.S.:

Summer

Seasons in Alaska & Canada: Summer

Learn More: Look for more on the Ruby-crowned Kinglet in the Wild Bird Species Library very soon.

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RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD

Archilochus colubris

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird migration

North American Flyways: Mississippi, Atlantic

Ruby-throated Hummingbird Migration:

Summer: Most of the Eastern U.S. and Canada

Winter: Mexico and Central America

Seasons in U.S.:

Summer

Seasons in Alaska & Canada: Summer

Learn More: The Ruby-throated Hummingbird is one of many species in our Hummingbird Species Library. In the library, you can learn more about this bird, such as its food preferences, nesting habits, preferred habitats and typical behaviors.

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RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD

Selasphorus rufus

Rufous Hummingbird migration

North American Flyways: Pacific, Central

Allen’s Hummingbird Migration:

Summer: Alaska, Canada and the Pacific Northwest

Winter: Mexico

Seasons in U.S.:

Summer

Seasons in Alaska & Canada: Summer

Learn More: The Rufous Hummingbird is one of many species in our Hummingbird Species Library. In the library, you can learn more about this bird, such as its food preferences, nesting habits, preferred habitats and typical behaviors.

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SCOTT'S ORIOLE

Icterus sparisorum

Scott's Oriole migration

North American Flyways: Central

Scott's Oriole Migration:

Summer: U.S. southwest and Mexico

Winter: Mexico

Seasons in U.S.:

Summer

Seasons in Alaska & Canada: None

Learn More: The Scott's Oriole is one of many species in our Oriole Species Library. In the library, you can learn more about this bird, such as its food preferences, nesting habits, preferred habitats and typical behaviors.

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SONG SPARROW

Melospiza melodia

Song Sparrow migration

North American Flyways: Pacific, Central, Mississippi, Atlantic

Song Sparrow Migration:

Summer: Much of U.S. and Canada

Winter: Much of U.S. and Canada coasts

Seasons in U.S.: All year

Seasons in Alaska & Canada: All year

Learn More: The Song Sparrow is one of many species in our Wild Bird Species Library. In the library, you can learn more about this bird, such as its food preferences, nesting habits, preferred habitats and typical behaviors.

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SPOT-BREASTED ORIOLE

Icterus pectoralis

Spot-breasted Oriole migration

North American Flyways: Atlantic

Spot-breasted Oriole Migration: Resident bird. Occupies a small area of Florida

Seasons in U.S.: All

Seasons in Alaska & Canada: None

Learn More: The Spot-breasted Oriole is one of many species in our Oriole Species Library. In the library, you can learn more about this bird, such as its food preferences, nesting habits, preferred habitats and typical behaviors.

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TUFTED TITMOUSE

Baeolophus bicolor

Tufted Titmouse migration

North American Flyways: Mississippi, Atlantic

Tufted Titmouse Migration: Resident bird. Eastern half of the U.S.

Seasons in U.S.: All year

Seasons in Alaska & Canada: All year

Learn More: The Tufted Titmouse is one of many species in our Wild Bird Species Library. In the library, you can learn more about this bird, such as its food preferences, nesting habits, preferred habitats and typical behaviors.

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VARIED THRUSH

Ixoreus naevius

Varied Thrush migration

North American Flyways: Pacific, Central, Mississippi, Atlantic

Varied Thrush Migration:

Summer: Alaska south to British Columbia

Winter: Pacific Northwest and California coast

Seasons in U.S.: All year

Seasons in Alaska & Canada: Summer

Learn More: Look for more on the Varied Thrush in the Wild Bird Species Library very soon.

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WESTERN MEADOWLARK

Sturnella neglecta

Western Meadowlark migration

North American Flyways: Pacific, Central, Mississippi

Western Meadowlark Migration:

Summer: Much of the U.S. and Canada west of the Mississippi

Winter: Pacific Coast, Southwestern U.S. into Canada

Seasons in U.S.: All year

Seasons in Alaska & Canada: Summer

Learn More: Look for more on the Western Meadowlark in the Wild Bird Species Library very soon.

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WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH

Sitta carolinensis

White-breasted Nuthatch migration

North American Flyways: Pacific, Mississippi, Atlantic

White-breasted Nuthatch Migration: Resident bird except for plains states and desert southwest

Seasons in U.S.: All year

Seasons in Alaska & Canada: All year

Learn More: Look for more on the White-breasted Nuthatch in the Wild Bird Species Library very soon.

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WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW

Zonotrichia leucophrys

White-crowned Sparrow migration

North American Flyways: Pacific, Central, Mississippi, Atlantic White-crowned Sparrow Migration:

Summer: Much of Alaska and boreal Canada

Winter: Much of the U.S.

Seasons in U.S.: All year

Seasons in Alaska & Canada: Summer

Learn More: Look for more on the White-crowned Sparrow in the Wild Bird Species Library very soon.

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WHITE-THROATED SPARROW

Zonotrichia albicollis

White-throated Sparrow migration

North American Flyways: Flyways: Central, Mississippi, Atlantic

White-throated Sparrow Migration:

Summer: Much of boreal Canada

Winter: Southern U.S. and coastal California

Seasons in U.S.: All year

Seasons in Alaska & Canada: Summer

Learn More: Look for more on the White-throated Sparrow in the Wild Bird Species Library very soon.

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YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER

Setophaga coronata

Yellow-rumped Warbler migration

North American Flyways: Pacific, Central, Mississippi, Atlantic

Yellow-rumped Warbler Migration:

Summer: Pacific Northwest, Alaska and boreal Canada

Winter: Southern U.S.

Seasons in U.S.: All year

Seasons in Alaska & Canada: Summer

Learn More: Look for more on the Yellow-rumped Warbler in the Wild Bird Species Library very soon.

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