Bird Watching

Can you guess the most common bird you will see in the three cities?

My colleague Patti says she is always filling her bird feeder and her cats love to watch from the windows while the birds play and frolic at the feeder.

It got me thinking, what’s the most common bird you’ll see in the Tri-Cities?

Patti and I settled into the studio for bird watching and on occasion we saw amazing hawks flying above the river.

What is the most common bird you will 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 ended up finding out that it’s a fairly common bird that’s probably the first bird you think of right now.

The Black Crow Isn’t Washington State’s Best Bird

The black crow is the 3rd most common bird you will see in Washington State

Seneca Riggins, Townsquare Media

Seneca Riggins, Townsquare Media

Chances are to see a Black Crow occur about 35% of the time.

The American Goldfinch is one of the most numerous birds in Washington State.

The prettiest bird is the American Goldfinch and it only appears in the Top 10. You will 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 arrives at #2 and it is the Song Sparrow. You will see a Song Sparrow about 42% of the time in Washington State.

Female Cape Sparrow


I’m sure you already have a good idea of ​​who will be the most common bird spotted in Washington and the Tri-Cities and I bet you can already guess it from the photo below:

American Robin on a fence


Did You Know – The American Red Robin Is Washington State’s Most Common Bird

the American robin is the bird you will see most often in the Tri-Cities and Washington State. You will see a robin 48% of the time. If you hear a small chirp outside your window, chances are it’s a robin.

You can learn about the most common birds in Washington State here.

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