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What are some birds of North America?

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Some examples of birds that live in North America are chickadees, ravens, bald eagles, blue herons, bluebirds and goldfinches. As of 2014, there are a total of 914 species of birds that have been found living in the wild in North America.

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Swallows, falcons, common woodpeckers, sandpipers, plovers, puffins, pigeons, doves and auklets are more examples of birds that live in North America. Terns, ducks, geese, swans, storks, loons, warblers, meadowlarks, robins, blackbirds and buntings are yet more examples. North America is rich in avian life, and it is highly unusual for even the most urban of areas to be completely devoid of bird life of any kind. Some of the more commonly found birds are orioles, blue jays, sparrows, bluebirds, chimney swifts, sea gulls, mockingbirds, nighthawks, purple martins, ruby-throated hummingbirds, starlings, turkey vultures and crows.

Some of the rarest birds found in North America are the Mississippi Sandhill crane, the California condor, the light-footed clapper rail, the ivory-billed woodpecker, Attwater's greater prairie chicken and the whooping crane.

Birdwatching is a favorite hobby of many North American residents. Most birdwatchers use binoculars or scopes so that they can get a better view of avian wildlife. Birdwatchers generally practice this hobby as a recreational and social pursuit. Some travel all over the world to view birds from different parts of the planet, while others are content to practice their hobby in the woods and fields close to the communities in which they live.

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