Bird Coloring Pages - Songbirds, Birds of Prey, Waterbirds and More

We've searched high and low for free bird coloring pages. Some we found were free, but were not very realistic or good for coloring. So we've gathered all the good ones (at least by our standards) all in one place.

We've categorized the coloring pages by bird orders:

Waterfowl/Seabirds/Wading Birds Coloring Pages

Arctic Tern, Blue-footed Booby, BrownPenguin bird coloring page Pelican, Canada Goose, Flamingo, Heron, Nene (Hawaiian Goose), Penguin with chick, Puffin, Stork

Eagle Free Bird Coloring PagesBirds of Prey Coloring Pages

Eagle, Falcon, Gyrfalcon, Great-horned Owl, Osprey, Northern Goshawk, Vulture

Songbirds (Passerine)/NonpasserineNorthern Cardinal Printable Coloring Pages

American Goldfinch, American Robin, Baltimore Oriole, Black-capped Chickadee, Blue Jay, Cactus Wren, Carolina Wren, Dodo, Hermit Thrush, Hummingbird, Lark Bunting, Meadowlark, Northern Cardinal, Northern Mockingbird, Pine Grosbeak, Purple Finch, Purple Martin, Roadrunner, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Steller's Jay, Yellow-headed Blackbird

Free Bird Coloring Book*

Cornell has an excellent bird coloring book that includes 48 species of common feeder birds. It is Bird Coloring Pagesa student workbook that includes questions on each bird coloring page. Most of the bird pictures in the coloring book were drawn by the noted bird artist and ornithologist, Louis Agassiz Fuertes (1872-1927). Fuertes, a native of Ithaca, New York and a Cornell University graduate, is known for his realistic bird art. The other drawings are by William Montagna. 

*Note: If you cannot download the book, you may need Adobe Acrobat Reader set up on your computer. To obtain a free copy, visit the Adobe web site at

Species included in Cornell's Bird Coloring Book:

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter coperii)

Rock Dove (Pigeon) (Columba livia)

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)

Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)

Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus)

Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)

Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)

Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)

Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Scrub Jay (Aphelocoma coerulescens) and Stellar?s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri)

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis)

Mountain Chickadee (Poecile gambeli)

Chestnut-backed Chickadee (Poecile rufescens)

Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)

Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)

White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)

Brown Creeper (Certhia americana)

Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)

Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa)

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorurm)

European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)

Pine Warbler (Dendroica pinus)

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)

Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus)

American Tree Sparrow (Spizella arborea)

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)

Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca)

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)

White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)

Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)

Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis)

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)

Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)

Pine Grosbeak (Pinicola enucleator)

Purple Finch (Carpodacus purpureus)

Red Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra) or White-winged Crossbill (Loxia leucoptera)

Common Redpoll (Carduelis flammea)

Pine Siskin (Carduelis pinus)

American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)

Gallinaceous or Fowl-like Birds

Click on each bird species to open printable coloring page:

Peacock (male peafowl)

Rhode Island Red Chicken Peacock bird coloring pictures

Ringed-neck Pheasant

Ruffed Grouse

Sharp-tailed Grouse

Order: Galliformes - Grouse, Quails, Pheasants, Turkeys, Chahalacas, etc.

Common features:

  • Short, rounded wings

  • Short, powerful flight

  • Strong feet - for running & scratching

  • Usually non-migratory

  • Includes game birds

  • Precocial young (hatches out covered with down, legs well-developed, eyes open and alert, and is soon able to feed itself)

We will be adding more bird coloring pages in the future, so be sure to bookmark this page or subscribe to our updates on the navigation bar to the right.

More Bird Coloring Pages:

Free Bird Coloring Pages - Birds of Prey (Falcons, Hawks, Owls)

Bird Coloring Page - Waterfowl, Seabirds, Wading Birds

Printable Bird Coloring Pages - Songbirds

Tweety Bird Coloring Pages - Everyone's favorite yellow canary

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