What Bird Was That?

A Key to Finding Out


This table does not contain an exhaustive list of birds found in the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, but represents some of the more common or notable birds.

Use the guide by moving down the lefthand column to a category that most closely matches the bird you found. Then work across the columns to discover the name of the bird. Click on the link to find a photograph, listen to its call, and learn some fascinating facts about the bird.


Very Large: eagle/hawk
Large: Duck
Medium: Robin/Blue Jay
Small: Sparrow

Last updated: September 27, 2022

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