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Field Guide for all the Birds of North America




Information, images and range maps on over 1,000 birds of North America, including sub-species, vagrants, introduced birds and possibilities

There are two species of meadowlarks found in North America: the Eastern Meadowlark and the Western Meadowlark. Both types are seen throughout their ranges in the USA and throughout the southern regions of Canada. These two types of meadowlarks overlap each others boundaries through the central regions of the continent.


Meadowlarks are the welcoming hosts of pastures and meadows. Their sweet melodies can be heard from a distance. The meadowlark can usually be seen perched on a wooden fence or up on a hydro line, where it can see over its territory. These hardy birds are one of the few who arrive on their northern nesting grounds early in the spring and are one of the last birds to leave in the fall.

Click on the bird images or names to see pictures of the Meadowlarks seen in North America

References to Other Bird Sites:

Avibase - the world bird database This site provides the user with a complete list of bird species, broken down per country, or in the example of the US or Canada, per state and province. Here, bird species names are available in other languages, a great asset to be used as a translation of foreign bird names.

ABA - American Birding Association This site represents an organization that maintains official records of all birds species that have been proven to have been seen inside the perimeters of the North American Continent and the surrounding bodies of water. Regular revised versions are posted to keep the bird list current at all times. This is the list used by all serious birders over their lifetime. You may be aware of the movie called the "Big Year". It was with this list that all the competing birders used in an attempt to set a new record as to how many bird species that could be seen by an individual birder in one calendar year.

I hope you will take advantage of these suggested websites. I have used each of them, in one way or another, throughout the years in my quest to better identify and understand our fine feathered friends.

Classic Collection of North American Birds