“Birds of Blue”

There are “birds of blue” and there are bluebirds.  Occasionally, other bird species are mistaken for bluebirds.  There are three primary species of bluebirds (Mountain, Eastern, Western) along with some identified sub-species.

Primary Bluebird Species

Bluebird Species

Some “birds of blue” that are commonly mistaken for bluebirds.



Indigo Bunting

Indigo Bunting

Purple Martin

Purple Martin

Tree Swallow

Tree swallow

Blue Mockingbird

Blue mockingbird

Blue Grosbeak

Blue Grosbeak

Happy bird watching. Feel free to send bird photos along with a description of the sighting(s).  With your permission and appropriate attribution, the photos and sighting descriptions may be posted to the BLOG.

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