Many Birds Are Leaving Wisconsin and Heading Into Canada

The Audubon shares news that many birds are leaving Wisconsin and heading up to Canada; There are a few species birders haven't seen in years.

"Birds that live in the boreal forests seem to be shifting north, abandoning Wisconsin territory and heading into Canada. One of these is the Boreal Chickadee, a specialty of these cold northern forests."

The good news is Orchard Orioles are moving into Wisconsin from the south. 

30 Birds of Wisconsin

We categorized these by season so you know when to look for these birds. Robins, Wisconsin's state bird, are abundant and easy to spot in the Badger State in the spring. Here are 30 birds you can see in your backyard in Wisconsin. 

Common backyard birds from December to February:

  1. Black-capped Chickadee
  2. American Crow
  3. Dark-eyed Junco
  4. Downy Woodpecker
  5. White-breasted Nuthatch
  6. Northern Cardinal
  7. American Goldfinch
  8. Mourning Dove
  9. Blue Jay
  10. Red-bellied Woodpecker
  11. House Sparrow
  12. Hairy Woodpecker
  13. House Finch

Wisconsin Birds to Look for From June to July:

  1. American Robin
  2. Song Sparrow
  3. American Goldfinch
  4. Mourning Dove
  5. American Crow
  6. Black-capped Chickadee
  7. Blue Jay
  8. Northern Cardinal
  9. House Wren
  10. Gray Catbird
  11. Red-eyed Vireo
  12. Chipping Sparrow
  13. Common Grackle
  14. Barn Swallow
  15. Indigo Bunting
  16. Cedar Waxwing
  17. Brown-headed Cowbird
  18. Eastern Wood-Pewee
  19. White-breasted Nuthatch
  20. Downy Woodpecker
  21. House Sparrow
  22. Baltimore Oriole
  23. Rose-breasted Grosbeak
  24. European Starling
  25. Northern Flicker

Other birds to look out for?

Hummingbirds, Bluebird, Sandhill Crane, Blackbird, Warbler, Sandpiper, Mallard, Great Blue Heron, Common Yellowthroat, Plover, Towhee, Pelican, Red-Bellied Woodpecker, Trumpeter Swan, Cooper's Hawk, Tree Swallow, Pine Siskin, Common Loon, Wood Duck, Eastern Bluebird, Crossbill, Ovenbird, Creeper, Kinglet, Peregrine Falcon, Purple Finch, Gull, Barn Owl, Flycatcher, Thrush, and Osprey!

Have you ever seen or heard of these wild birds? Please leave us a comment below!

WATCH NOW: Budgerigars Are Little Birds!