Pennsylvania’s abundance of natural spaces pleases both birds and birders alike. Forests, hills, valleys, rivers and mountains provide plenty of bird-friendly habitat (and places to watch them!). In addition, Pennsylvania shares part of the Lake Erie shoreline, as well as a swath of the Appalachian Trail. On top of all that, Pennsylvania is part of the Atlantic Flyway, a major East Coast migration path for a variety of birds.

Thanks to the work of birders and citizen scientists who logged data in eBird, 448 bird species were observed and recorded in Pennsylvania over the years. While these include birds of prey, field birds, and shorebirds, plenty of colorful songbirds are also in the mix.

Whether you’re out spending time in nature, or just looking for something new in the backyard, use this quick guide to get to know the songbirds of Pennsylvania.

40 frequent bird feeder visitors in Pennsylvania

Check out this list and see which visitors you’ve seen at your feeder. This data was collected by backyard birders from November 2020 through April 2021 for Project Feederwatch, which had more than 700 Pennsylvania-based feeder sites reporting.

  1. Northern Cardinal
  2. Tufted Titmouse
  3. White-breasted Nuthatch
  4. House Finch
  5. Mourning Dove
  6. Dark-eyed Junco
  7. Blue Jay
  8. American Goldfinch
  9. Carolina Wren
  10. House Sparrow
  11. White-throated Sparrow
  12. European Starling
  13. Black-capped Chickadee
  14. Hairy Woodpecker
  15. Song Sparrow
  16. Red-winged Blackbird
  17. Pine Siskin
  18. American Robin
  19. Purple Finch
  20. American Crow
  1. Carolina Chickadee
  2. Northern Flicker
  3. Red-breasted Nuthatch
  4. Brown Creeper
  5. Eastern Bluebird
  6. Northern Mockingbird
  7. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
  8. Pileated Woodpecker
  9. Chipping Sparrow
  10. Eastern Towhee
  11. Red-bellied Woodpecker
  12. Purple Martin
  13. Common Redpoll
  14. Yellow-rumped Warbler
  15. Yellow Warbler
  16. Cedar Waxwing
  17. Snow Bunting
  18. Swainson's Thrush
  19. Evening Grosbeak
  20. White-winged Crossbill

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