Ask A Biologist: Bird Finder

The Bird Finder tool can help you identify that mystery bird in your backyard.

Tell us what you know about the bird and we’ll help you find it. Here are a few steps to follow:

  • Review the examples of shape and habitat to make sure you know how best to filter these options.
  • Select one option in Filters to begin. Shape or habitat may be most helpful.
  • If there are too many results, continue adding options. Keep in mind that color is a challenging option to filter. Males can be different than females and juveniles can be different than adults. Color can also look different depending on time of day.

Want to compare two or more birds? Try the Bird Comparison tool.

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