Top 10 Birds That Spend Their Winters in Wyoming

Red-breasted Nuthatch:The next bird on the list, the red-breasted nuthatch, actually prefers the cold! These active songbirds are known for how compact they are, appearing to have almost no neck at all.

Red Crossbill:Thanks to their bright, rusty orange feathers and distinctive crossed bills, you can always find these birds. 

Pine Grosbeaks:Pine grosbeaks are often found visiting feeders across Wyoming in winter. Some say their favorite seed is sunflower! These plump grosbeaks are known for being laid-back and a bit sluggish.

House Sparrows:You might be wondering which bird you will commonly see all year long, and that would likely be the house sparrow.

House Finch: These small songbirds are fond of vegetarian options and enjoy foraging on the ground or hanging out on your feeder. 

Great Horned Owls:The great horned owl is a permanent resident that is very active in early winter. These owls feed on small prey such as rabbits, squirrels, and other owls. 

Gray Jays: The gray jays have incredibly sticky saliva that they use like glue! They stick their seeds to tree branches that will sit higher above the oncoming snowline.

Common Ravens:You’re likely to come across common ravens across many different states. In Wyoming, they are usually found in the state’s western half.

Clark’s Nutcrackers:The seeds they don’t eat then grow into trees! Though Clark’s nutcrackers are omnivores, they mostly prefer pine seeds.

Black-capped Chickadee:The black-capped chickadee is one of the most common, year-round resident songbirds you will see in Wyoming. They’re famous for their black, white, and gray coloration. 

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