Birdzilla Center for Bird identification
Learning to identify the birds you see and hear is a wonderful skill to have. Improving your identification skills will lead to greater enjoyment of the birds around you. Once you can identify most of the birds you see and hear, you can support various citizen science programs or even become a researcher or professional ornithologist.
Place your cursor over the image to see the birds' names.
In this section
There are two topics in this section of the site.
Which bird did you see?
The first choice on your left is called Which bird did you see?
In this section you will find assistance in identifying a bird you have seen. We have selected 200 of the most commonly observed birds across the United States and have included them in this section in several different ways. If you can identify 200 bird species, you are well on your way to becoming a bird expert.
If you have a photograph of your unknown bird, you might want to jump over to our Name That Bird web site
. Upload your image and our experts will try to identify the bird for you.
ID skill development
You may also want to improve your birding skills. In this section we'll introduce you to several different bird characteristics that birders use as an aid to identification.