My co-worker Patti says she's always filling up her bird feeder and her cats love watching from the windows as the birds play and frolic at the feeder.

Photo by Joshua J. Cotten on Unsplash
Photo by Joshua J. Cotten on Unsplash

It got me thinking, what is the most common bird that you'll see in Washington State?

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Patti and I've set in the studio watching the birds and on occasion, we've seen some fantastic hawks flying high over the river.

What Is The Most Common Bird You'll See In Washington State?

You might think you know the most common bird you'll spot in the Tri-Cities but you might be surprised.

I did a quick Google search because I was curious and found out that it's a pretty common bird that's probably the first bird you are thinking of right now.

The Black Crow Isn't The Top Bird In Washington State

The Black Crow is the 3rd most common bird you'll spot in Washington State

Seneca Riggins, Townsquare Media
Seneca Riggins, Townsquare Media

The odds are seeing a Black Crow will happen about 35% of the time.

The American Goldfinch Is One Of The Plentiful Birds In Washington State

The prettiest birds are the American Goldfinch, which only appears in the Top 10. You'll see the American Goldfinch about 20% of the time if you are bird-watching from your front porch.

"Male American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) - Ontario, Canada"

Another bird comes in at #2 and that's the song sparrow. You'll spot a song sparrow about 42% of the time in Washington State.

Female Cape Sparrow

I'm sure you've already got a good idea who's going to be the #1 most common bird spotted in Washington and the Tri-Cities and I bet you can already guess by the photo below:

American Robin on a fence

You Knew It - The American Red Robin Is The Most Common Bird In Washington State

The American Red Robin is the bird you'll see most often in the Tri-Cities and Washington State. You'll spot a Red Robin 48% of the time. If you hear a little chirping outside your window, odds are it's going to be a red robin.

You can check out the most common birds in Washington State here.

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