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To promote the conservation, sound management, and sustainable use of Indiana's wildlife and wildlife habitat through education, advocacy, and action.

Native Birds of Indiana

Click on the COMMON NAME of the Hoosier BIRDS below to EXPLORE and LEARN more about these exciting animals!

For the full list of native birds of Indiana click here!

Do you want to see more of these animals in your backyard or neighborhood? Try checking out our Certified Wildlife Habitat™ program on ways to attract Indiana's native birds to your area!





Common Name


Accipitriformes Accipitridae Haliaeetus leucocephalus Bald Eagle  
Strigiformes Tytonidae Tyto alba Barn Owl SE
Pelecaniformes Ardeidae Ardea alba Great Egret SC
Passeriformes Laniidae Lanius ludovicianus Loggerhead Shrike SE
Galliformes Odontophoridae Colinus virginianus Northern Bobwhite SC
Falconiformes Pandionidae Pandion haliaetus Osprey SE
Falconiformes Falconidae Falco peregrinus Peregrine Falcon SC
Galliformes Phasianidae Bonasa umbellus Ruffed Grouse  
Gruiformes Gruidae Grus americana Whooping Crane SE,FE


* Key to Status: Special Concern (SC), State Endangered (SE), Federal Threatened (FT), Federal Endangered (FE), Federal Candidate (FC), exotic/introduced (X)

May 2014 - Data provided Courtesy Indiana DNR