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The Endangered Birds of North America: (The Numbers Keep Rising)

Updated on June 14, 2017

North America's Endangered Birds (Photos and Videos)

  • This hub celebrates the beauty of the endangered birds of North America. When possible, I use photos taken by amateur (and professional) photographers, and not photographs you have seen in publications by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the agency which maintains a list of the threatened and endangered species here in the United States.
  • Before a bird can be placed on the endangered species list, it is studied thoroughly by scientists who strive to estimate how many are remaining in the population. They also try to determine the problems threatening the species, so the listing process could take years.
  • Please watch the videos included in this hub. They are exceptional and allow you to see these magnificent creatures in the wild.
  • Believe it or not, the Fish and Wildlife Service currently lists 90 birds as endangered (as of 2017, there were 101 on the list). I have tried to track down interesting photographs of as many as possible.

Photos of Endangered Birds

California condor
California condor
Masked bobwhite quail
Masked bobwhite quail
Whooping crane
Whooping crane
Mississippi sandhill crane
Mississippi sandhill crane
Black-browed albatross
Black-browed albatross
Yellow-shouldered blackbird
Yellow-shouldered blackbird | Source
Red-legged honeycreeper
Red-legged honeycreeper | Source
Buff-breasted sandpiper
Buff-breasted sandpiper
Chestnut-collared longspur
Chestnut-collared longspur
Sooty shearwater
Sooty shearwater | Source
Akepa - Hawaii
Akepa - Hawaii

The Incredible Whooping Crane

Crested caracara
Crested caracara | Source
Bristle-thighed Curlew
Bristle-thighed Curlew | Source
Short-tailed albatross
Short-tailed albatross | Source
Red siskin
Red siskin | Source
Painted bunting
Painted bunting | Source

California Condor

Cuban parrot
Cuban parrot | Source
Golden-winged warbler
Golden-winged warbler | Source
Southwestern willow flycatcher
Southwestern willow flycatcher
Brown pelican
Brown pelican | Source

Spectacled Eider

Northern Aplamado Falcon

Laysan Finch

Coastal California Gnatcatcher

Crested Honeycreeper

Wood Stork

Puerto Rican Parrot

Black-Capped Vireo

BLACK-CAPPED VIREO  (Photo by Aves Net at
BLACK-CAPPED VIREO (Photo by Aves Net at

Kirtland's Warbler

Guam Rail

California Clapper Rail

Loggerhead Shrike

This one is having a little snack.
This one is having a little snack.

Florida Grasshopper Sparrow



Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow


Hawaiian Stilt

Bald Eagle

As you can see, this guy is not bald at all!
As you can see, this guy is not bald at all!

Least Tern

California Gnatcatcher

Red-Cockaded Woodpecker

Hawaii Akepa (Honeycreeper)


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      Garfield hummingbird feeder 6 years ago

      It's sad that birds can become endangered like this. I love the birds, so I put hummingbird feeders in my back yard, and I love to watch them come out every evening.