Bird Quiz

Instructions: How many bird calls can you recognize? Test your birding knowledge by listening to eight sound clips, then, identify the bird.

This bird is more easily heard than seen. Listen to the sound clip to hear its song. What is it?

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Philadelphia Vireo

Rufous-browed Peppershrike

Eastern Warbling Vireo

Painted Bunting

This bird can live a long time—a record 28 years in the wild. Listen to its call. What is it?

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Red-tailed Hawk

Bald Eagle

Swallow-tailed Kite

Turkey Vulture

You’d find this bird in shallow fresh and saltwater wetlands. CAn you identify what bird this is by its call?

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Long-billed Curlew

American Avocet

Pacific Gull

Black-necked Stilt

This bird is common along the western edge of North America—with a distinctive song that descends in pitch. What bird makes this sound?

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Golden-crowned Sparrow

Lark Bunting

White-crowned Sparrows

Canyon Towhee

This species feeds in shallow fresh or coatal waters. Do you recognize its low, grunting call?

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White Ibis

Spot-billed Pelican

Roseate Spoonbill

Great Egret

This bird returns to the same nesting territory year after year. Listen to the call. What is it?

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Mississippi Kite

Red-shouldered Hawk

Northern Harrier

Ferruginous Hawk

You may see this bird at your birdfeeder. Do you recognize its song?

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House Finch

Red Crossbill

Pine Siskin

American Goldfinch

Listen to that chatter! Its nasal sound is similar to that of a toy horn. What is it?

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Red-brested Sapsucker

Gilded Flicker

Ivory-billed Woodpecker

Pileated Woodpecker

Your Results

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Bird calls courtesy Macaulay Library, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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Credit: Luke Seitz
Credit: Luke Seitz