Birds in Colorado

Colorado has an official State Bird -- the Lark Bunting. (Tom Grey photo )

Bill Schmoker's bird
Ken Conger's bird
Tom Grey's bird
USGS Patuxent Bird

These bird families are in the order Passeriformes, or perching birds.
This order has more than half of all bird species.
Family Alaudidae. Larks.
Family Cardinalidae Cardinals, Grosbeak.
Family Corvidae Ravens, Crows, jays, magpies, etc
Family Emberizidae Juncos, Towhees & some Sparrows
Family Fringillidae True Finches
Family Hirundinidae Swallows and Martins
Family Icteridae. Blackbirds, orioles, meadowlarks, etc.
Family Paridae tits, chickadees, and titmice
Family Parulidae . New World Warblers
Family Passeridae Sparrows
Family Sittidae Nuthatches
Family Sturnidae -- Starlings
Family Troglodytidae -- Wrens
Family Turdidae Thrushes (Bluebirds, Robins, etc)
Family Tyrannidae Kingbirds, Tyrant flycatcher
These families are in other orders.
Family Accipitridae. Hawks and Eagles
Family Anatidae. Ducks, Geese.
Family Ardeidae Herons and Egrets.
Family Cathartidae New World vultures.
Family Cerylidae Kingfishers
Family Charadriidae. Killdeer, Plovers, dotterels, and lapwings
Family Columbidae. Pigeons and Doves
Family Cuculidae Roadrunner
Family Falconidae. Falcons and Caracaras
Family Gruidae Cranes
Family Laridae. Gulls and Terns
Family Meleagrididae Wild Turkeys
Family Odontophoridae Quail
Family Pandionidae . Osprey.
Family Pelecanidae Pelicans
Family Phalacrocoracidae Cormorants
Family Picidae. Woodpeckers
Family Podicipedidae. Grebes.
Family Rallidae Coots & Rails.
Family Recurvirostridae Avocets
Family Scolopacidae Sandpipers
Family Strigidae -- Owls
Family Trochilidae Hummingbirds