Birds of Arkansas

The big Arkansas birding story is the spotting of the Ivory Billed Woodpecker in the Big Woods of eastern Arkansas.  Approximately 400 species of birds have been spotted in Arkansas.  Birders have been spotting Bald Eagles and Red-cockaded Woodpeckers in Arkansas for years.  The state offers many spots that are favorable to birding.

The Audubon Society of Arkansas website offers an Arkansas bird checklist in Adobe pdf format.

Check out the state-provided information for Birding in Arkansas.


State Bird


Flicker aka Yellowhammer

The Arkansas state bird is the Mocking Bird





Regional Bird Guides

Birds of Arkansas Field Guide




Online Resources for Arkansas Bird Watchers


Arkansas Birding and Watchable Wildlife
From the Arkansas Dept of Parks and Tourism.

Arkansas Audubon Society
Includes bird records database.

Bald Eagle Migration
Winter migration of bald eagles.