Central Grassland and Scrub Birds

Great Blue Heron Chickadee


050 Dickcissel

Common sparrow like bird of the open prairies.

Painted Bunting

100 Painted Bunting

Most likely to nest in the Carolina coastal region and Southern Midwestern states, ie parts of Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and adjacent states.


112B Bobolink

A less common species of blackbird with stricter habitat requirements. They like tall grass prairie, and further east uncut fields or meadows. More common in tall grass prairie states but their population both east and west across the northern states and southern Canada.

Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher

222 Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher

A common summer resident of the South Mid-west prairies and fields. These birds are beautiful to watch as they float on breezes maneuvering with their log forked tails.

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Sharp-tailed grouse

260 Sharp-tailed Grouse

A ground bird of the Northern plains and grasslands. Their range include a number of northwestern state and provence's to the north. Along the border region they live as far east as Michigan's upper Peninsula.

Prairie Chicken

261 Prairie Chicken

A large ground bird of the Midwest prairies threatened with the loss of these natural grasslands to crops and grazing. The males inflate orange sacs on their necks to attract females.