24 Winter Feeder Birds of New England

Northern Cardinal Pair

Identify birds commonly seen at winter bird feeders in New England, including songbirds and woodpeckers. Photos, songs, facts, and identification tips will help you learn about your feathered visitors.

Some of these birds are common in certain areas of New England but not as common in others. Two determining factors are habitat and longitude.

Pigeons and Doves (Columbiformes)

Woodpeckers and Allies (Piciformes)


PERCHING BIRDS (Passeriformes):

Crows and Jays (Corvidae)

Chickadees and Titmice (Paridae)

Nuthatches (Sittidae)

Cardinals and Allies (Cardinalidae)

Finches and Allies (Fringillidae)

New World Sparrows and Allies (Passerellidae)

Old World Sparrows (Passeridae)



Photo credits from top: B. Lasenby | Dreamstime (top two), G. Williams | Dreamstime, Rck953 | Dreamstime

Hairy Woodpecker

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Tufted Titmouse

American Goldfinch