Appalachian Trail Bird List

While I wasn’t really actively birding on the trail, I did carry a small monocular to help me ID the more common birds along the way.  I was able to add several new birds to my life-list, such as the Rose Breasted Grosbeak, Scarlet Tanager and Cedar Waxwing.  I used the Sibley Guide App, which was worth every penny!

Here is my list of birds:

White breasted nuthatch

American Robin

Dark eyed junco

Rose breasted grosbeak

Black throated green warbler

Wood thrush

Black throated blue warbler

Northern rough winged swallow

Chipping Sparrow

Carolina chickadee

American crow

Canada goose

Ruffed grouse

Blue Jay


Northern cardinal

Barn swallow

Eastern towhee

Blue headed vireo

House sparrow

House Finch

Rick pigeon

Turkey vulture

Wild turkey

Tufted titmouse

Red winged blackbird

European starling

Common grackle

Barred owl

Eastern whip poor will

Brown headed cowbird

Pileated woodpecker

Mourning dove

Northern mockingbird

Song sparrow

Chestnut sided warbler

American redstart

Indigo bunting

Eastern kingbird

Scarlet tanager

Cedar waxwing

Gray catbird

Eastern Phoebe

Black vulture

Mute swan

American goldfinch

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret


Common ground dove

Ruby throated hummingbird

Downy Woodpecker

Red breasted nuthatch

Boreal chickadee

Golden-crowned kinglet

Spruce Grouse

Ring-billed Gull

Black-backed woodpecker

Black-capped chickadee