Winter Birds of Kentucky

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Below are listed some of the birds most likely to be found in Kentucky during the winter months.  Most of these can be observed every winter; some will be found only occasionally.  And, of course, there may be many others not listed that may be seen in Kentucky during any given winter.  And that's the stuff that makes birding interesting!!!

Common Loon American Kestrel
Pied-billed Grebe Short-eared Owl
Double-crested Cormorant Eastern Screech-owl
Snow Goose Long-eared Owl
Canada Goose Great Horned Owl
Mallard Barred Owl
American Black Duck Barn Owl
Northern Pintail Mourning Dove
Gadwall Belted Kingfisher
American Wigeon Red-headed Woodpecker
Northern Shoveler Pileated Woodpecker
Blue-winged Teal Northern Flicker
Green-winged Teal Red-bellied Woodpecker
Wood Duck Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Canvasback Downy Woodpecker
Redhead Hairy Woodpecker
Ring-necked Duck Eastern Phoebe
Lesser Scaup Horned Lark
Greater Scaup American Crow
Bufflehead Blue Jay
Ruddy Duck Carolina Chickadee
Hooded Merganser Tufted Titmouse
American Coot White-breasted Nuthatch
Ring-billed Gull Red-breasted Nuthatch
Herring Gull Brown Creeper
Great Blue Heron Winter Wren
Black-crowned Night-heron Bewick's Wren
Sandhill Crane Carolina Wren
Killdeer Golden-crowned Kinglet
Common Snipe Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Wild Turkey Northern Mockingbird
Ruffed Grouse Brown Thrasher
Northern Bobwhite Eastern Bluebird
Sharp-shinned Hawk American Robin
Cooper's Hawk Hermit Thrush
Northern Harrier Loggerhead Shrike
Red-tailed Hawk Cedar Waxwing
Rough-legged Hawk Yellow-rumped Warbler
Red-shouldered Hawk Pine Warbler
Bald Eagle Red-winged Blackbird
Osprey Brown-headed Cowbird
Turkey Vulture Rusty Blackbird
Black Vulture Brewer's Blackbird
Common Grackle White-throated Sparrow
Eastern Meadowlark White-crowned Sparrow
European Starling Field Sparrow
House sparrow Swamp Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco American Tree Sparrow
Northern Cardinal Fox Sparrow
House Finch Song Sparrow
Purple Finch Vesper Sparrow
American Goldfinch Savannah Sparrow
Pine Sisken LeConte's Sparrow
Eastern Towhee
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