Happy Spring! Here are The Birds That Migrate to North America for Spring

Many bird species¬†migrate to North America for spring as a part of their annual migration. Spring is a popular time for birding¬†because of all of the new birds that come into town from different¬†parts of …

Spring Bird Migration

Many bird species migrate to North America for spring as a part of their annual migration. Spring is a popular time for birding because of all of the new birds that come into town from different parts of the world. Other than using eBird to find birds, refer to the table below to see which birds will be showing up in your part of the country over the next few months. Spring has sprung! What birds do you want to see this Spring?

migration map
spring migration map legend

[tabs slidertype=”top tabs”] [tabcontainer] [tabtext]Great Plains¬†[/tabtext] [tabtext]Midwest [/tabtext][tabtext]Northeast[/tabtext] [tabtext]Northwest and NorCal¬†[/tabtext][tabtext]Rocky Mountains¬†[/tabtext] [tabtext]Southeast¬†[/tabtext][tabtext]Southwest & Texas[/tabtext] [/tabcontainer][tabcontent] [tab]

Great Plains

Purple Martin
Mar¬†1¬†–¬†Apr¬†30
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Mar¬†1¬†–¬†Apr¬†30
Broad-winged Hawk
Mar¬†16¬†–¬†Apr¬†30
Barn Swallow
Mar¬†16¬†–¬†Apr¬†30
Bullock’s Oriole
Mar¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†15
Black-and-white Warbler
Mar¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†15
Swainson’s Hawk
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†Apr¬†30
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†15
Cliff Swallow
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†15
Wood Thrush
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†30
Least Flycatcher
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†30
Eastern Kingbird
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†30
Red-eyed Vireo
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†30
Bobolink
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†30
Scarlet Tanager
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†30
Northern Parula
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†15
Louisiana Waterthrush
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†Apr¬†15
Worm-eating Warbler
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†15
Common Nighthawk
Apr¬†16¬†–¬†Jun¬†15
Swainson’s Thrush
Apr¬†16¬†–¬†Jun¬†15
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Apr¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†30
Western Wood-Pewee
Apr¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†15
Western Kingbird
Apr¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†30
Warbling Vireo
Apr¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†30
Baltimore Oriole
Apr¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†30
Blue Grosbeak
Apr¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†15
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Apr¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†30
Yellow Warbler
Apr¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†30
Yellow-breasted Chat
Apr¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†30
Kentucky Warbler
Apr¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†15
Ovenbird
Apr¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†30
Cerulean Warbler
Apr¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†30
Orchard Oriole
Apr¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†30
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
May¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†30
Violet-green Swallow
May¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†15
Eastern Wood-Pewee
May¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†30
Indigo Bunting
May¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†30
Black-headed Grosbeak
May¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†30
American Redstart
May¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†30
Canada Warbler
May¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†30
Wilson’s Warbler
May¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†30
Willow Flycatcher
May¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†30
Lazuli Bunting
May¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†30
Western Tanager
May¬†16¬†–¬†Jun¬†15

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Midwest

Broad-winged Hawk
Mar¬†16¬†–¬†Apr¬†30
Purple Martin
Mar¬†16¬†–¬†Apr¬†30
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Mar¬†16¬†–¬†Apr¬†30
Louisiana Waterthrush
Mar¬†16¬†–¬†Apr¬†30
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†15
Barn Swallow
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†Apr¬†30
Eastern Kingbird
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†30
Red-eyed Vireo
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†30
Bobolink
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†30
Black-and-white Warbler
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†Apr¬†30
Northern Parula
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†15
Hooded Warbler
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†15
Cliff Swallow
Apr¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†15
Wood Thrush
Apr¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†30
Least Flycatcher
Apr¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†30
Western Kingbird
Apr¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†30
Baltimore Oriole
Apr¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†30
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Apr¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†15
Scarlet Tanager
Apr¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†30
Yellow Warbler
Apr¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†30
Yellow-breasted Chat
Apr¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†30
Kentucky Warbler
Apr¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†15
Ovenbird
Apr¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†30
Blue-winged Warbler
Apr¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†15
Cerulean Warbler
Apr¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†30
Worm-eating Warbler
Apr¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†15
Orchard Oriole
Apr¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†30
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
May¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†30
Common Nighthawk
May¬†1¬†–¬†Jun¬†15
Swainson’s Thrush
May¬†1¬†–¬†Jun¬†15
Olive-sided Flycatcher
May¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†30
Eastern Wood-Pewee
May¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†30
Warbling Vireo
May¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†30
Blue Grosbeak
May¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†15
Indigo Bunting
May¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†30
American Redstart
May¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†30
Canada Warbler
May¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†30
Wilson’s Warbler
May¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†30
Willow Flycatcher
May¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†30
Western Tanager
May¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†30

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Northeast

Broad-winged Hawk
Mar¬†16¬†–¬†Apr¬†30
Purple Martin
Mar¬†16¬†–¬†Apr¬†30
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†15
Barn Swallow
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†Apr¬†30
Eastern Kingbird
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†30
Red-eyed Vireo
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†30
Bobolink
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†30
Black-and-white Warbler
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†15
Northern Parula
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†15
Louisiana Waterthrush
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†Apr¬†30
Wood Thrush
Apr¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†30
Least Flycatcher
Apr¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†30
Baltimore Oriole
Apr¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†30
Indigo Bunting
Apr¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†30
Scarlet Tanager
Apr¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†30
Yellow Warbler
Apr¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†30
Yellow-breasted Chat
Apr¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†15
Kentucky Warbler
Apr¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†15
Ovenbird
Apr¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†30
Blue-winged Warbler
Apr¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†15
Hooded Warbler
Apr¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†15
Worm-eating Warbler
Apr¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†15
Orchard Oriole
Apr¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†30
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
May¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†30
Common Nighthawk
May¬†1¬†–¬†Jun¬†15
Cliff Swallow
May¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†15
Swainson’s Thrush
May¬†1¬†–¬†Jun¬†15
Olive-sided Flycatcher
May¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†30
Eastern Wood-Pewee
May¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†30
Warbling Vireo
May¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†30
Blue Grosbeak
May¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†15
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
May¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†15
American Redstart
May¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†30
Canada Warbler
May¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†30
Wilson’s Warbler
May¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†30
Cerulean Warbler
May¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†30
Willow Flycatcher
May¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†30

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Northwest and NorCal

Allen’s Hummingbird
Jan¬†16¬†–¬†Mar¬†15
Violet-green Swallow
Jan¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†30
Rufous Hummingbird
Feb¬†1¬†–¬†Mar¬†15
Barn Swallow
Feb¬†16¬†–¬†Apr¬†30
Cliff Swallow
Mar¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†15
Purple Martin
Mar¬†1¬†–¬†Apr¬†30
Wilson’s Warbler
Mar¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†30
Warbling Vireo
Mar¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†30
Bullock’s Oriole
Mar¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†30
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Mar¬†16¬†–¬†Apr¬†30
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Mar¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†16
Swainson’s Thrush
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†30
Lazuli Bunting
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†30
Black-headed Grosbeak
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†30
MacGillivray’s Warbler
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†15
Swainson’s Hawk
Apr¬†16¬†–¬†Apr¬†30
Western Wood-Pewee
Apr¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†15
Western Tanager
Apr¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†30
Yellow Warbler
Apr¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†30
Yellow-breasted Chat
Apr¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†30
Olive-sided Flycatcher
May¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†30
Eastern Kingbird
May¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†30
Western Kingbird
May¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†30
Blue Grosbeak
May¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†15
Willow Flycatcher
May¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†30
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
May¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†30
Least Flycatcher
May¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†30
Red-eyed Vireo
May¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†30
Bobolink
May¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†30
American Redstart
May¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†30
Common Nighthawk
Jun¬†1¬†–¬†Jun¬†15

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Rocky Mountains

Yellow-headed Blackbird
Mar¬†16¬†–¬†Apr¬†30
Swainson’s Hawk
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†Apr¬†30
Barn Swallow
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†Apr¬†30
Bullock’s Oriole
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†30
Black-and-white Warbler
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†15
Cliff Swallow
Apr¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†15
Purple Martin
Apr¬†16¬†–¬†Apr¬†30
Western Wood-Pewee
Apr¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†15
Eastern Kingbird
Apr¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†30
Western Kingbird
Apr¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†30
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Apr¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†15
Yellow-breasted Chat
Apr¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†30
Orchard Oriole
Apr¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†30
Violet-green Swallow
May¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†30
Swainson’s Thrush
May¬†1¬†–¬†Jun¬†15
Olive-sided Flycatcher
May¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†30
Least Flycatcher
May¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†30
Warbling Vireo
May¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†30
Red-eyed Vireo
May¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†30
Baltimore Oriole
May¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†30
Blue Grosbeak
May¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†15
Lazuli Bunting
May¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†30
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
May¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†30
Black-headed Grosbeak
May¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†30
Yellow Warbler
May¬†1¬†–¬†Jun¬†15
Ovenbird
May¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†30
Wilson’s Warbler
May¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†30
Willow Flycatcher
May¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†30
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
May¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†30
Common Nighthawk
May¬†16¬†–¬†Jun¬†15
Bobolink
May¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†30
Western Tanager
May¬†16¬†–¬†Jun¬†15
MacGillivray’s Warbler
May¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†30
American Redstart
May¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†30

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Southeast

Purple Martin
Feb¬†1¬†–¬†Mar¬†30
Barn Swallow
Feb¬†16¬†–¬†Apr¬†15
Northern Parula
Feb¬†16¬†–¬†Apr¬†15
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Mar¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†15
Broad-winged Hawk
Mar¬†1¬†–¬†Mar¬†30
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Mar¬†1¬†–¬†Apr¬†15
Eastern Kingbird
Mar¬†1¬†–¬†Apr¬†15
Red-eyed Vireo
Mar¬†1¬†–¬†Apr¬†15
Black-and-white Warbler
Mar¬†1¬†–¬†Apr¬†15
Louisiana Waterthrush
Mar¬†1¬†–¬†Mar¬†30
Blue-winged Warbler
Mar¬†1¬†–¬†Apr¬†30
Hooded Warbler
Mar¬†1¬†–¬†Apr¬†15
Cliff Swallow
Mar¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†15
Wood Thrush
Mar¬†16¬†–¬†Apr¬†15
Least Flycatcher
Mar¬†16¬†–¬†Apr¬†30
Scarlet Tanager
Mar¬†16¬†–¬†Apr¬†30
Kentucky Warbler
Mar¬†16¬†–¬†Apr¬†30
Worm-eating Warbler
Mar¬†16¬†–¬†Apr¬†30
Orchard Oriole
Mar¬†16¬†–¬†Apr¬†30
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†15
Common Nighthawk
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†Apr¬†30
Swainson’s Thrush
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†15
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†15
Warbling Vireo
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†15
Bobolink
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†Apr¬†30
Baltimore Oriole
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†Apr¬†30
Blue Grosbeak
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†15
Indigo Bunting
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†15
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†Apr¬†30
Yellow Warbler
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†Apr¬†30
Yellow-breasted Chat
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†Apr¬†30
Ovenbird
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†Apr¬†30
American Redstart
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†15
Cerulean Warbler
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†15
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Apr¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†15
Western Kingbird
Apr¬†16¬†–¬†Apr¬†30
Canada Warbler
Apr¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†15
Wilson’s Warbler
Apr¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†15
Western Tanager
May¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†30
Willow Flycatcher
May¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†15

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Southwest and Texas

Allen’s Hummingbird
Jan¬†16¬†–¬†Jan¬†30
Violet-green Swallow
Jan¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†15
Rufous Hummingbird
Feb¬†1¬†–¬†Feb¬†15
Barn Swallow
Feb¬†1¬†–¬†Apr¬†15
Purple Martin
Feb¬†1¬†–¬†Apr¬†30
Northern Parula
Feb¬†16¬†–¬†Apr¬†15
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Mar¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†15
Broad-winged Hawk
Mar¬†1¬†–¬†Mar¬†30
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Mar¬†1¬†–¬†Mar¬†30
Cliff Swallow
Mar¬†1¬†–¬†Apr¬†30
Warbling Vireo
Mar¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†15
Red-eyed Vireo
Mar¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†15
Bullock’s Oriole
Mar¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†15
Black-and-white Warbler
Mar¬†1¬†–¬†Apr¬†15
Louisiana Waterthrush
Mar¬†1¬†–¬†Mar¬†30
Blue-winged Warbler
Mar¬†1¬†–¬†Apr¬†15
Hooded Warbler
Mar¬†1¬†–¬†Mar¬†30
Wilson’s Warbler
Mar¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†15
Wood Thrush
Mar¬†16¬†–¬†Apr¬†15
Least Flycatcher
Mar¬†16¬†–¬†Apr¬†15
Eastern Kingbird
Mar¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†15
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Mar¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†16
Yellow Warbler
Mar¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†30
Kentucky Warbler
Mar¬†16¬†–¬†Apr¬†30
MacGillivray’s Warbler
Mar¬†16¬†–¬†Apr¬†30
Worm-eating Warbler
Mar¬†16¬†–¬†Apr¬†15
Orchard Oriole
Mar¬†16¬†–¬†Apr¬†30
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†30
Swainson’s Hawk
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†Apr¬†30
Common Nighthawk
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†Jun¬†15
Swainson’s Thrush
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†15
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†15
Western Wood-Pewee
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†Apr¬†30
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†Apr¬†30
Western Kingbird
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†15
Bobolink
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†Apr¬†30
Baltimore Oriole
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†Apr¬†30
Blue Grosbeak
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†15
Lazuli Bunting
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†30
Indigo Bunting
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†15
Black-headed Grosbeak
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†15
Scarlet Tanager
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†Apr¬†15
Yellow-breasted Chat
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†Apr¬†30
Ovenbird
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†30
American Redstart
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†May¬†15
Cerulean Warbler
Apr¬†1¬†–¬†Apr¬†30
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Apr¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†15
Western Tanager
Apr¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†30
Canada Warbler
Apr¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†15
Willow Flycatcher
Apr¬†16¬†–¬†May¬†30

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