Birds That Start With S

Do you want to dip your toes into the avian world beginning with the letter S? There is a great variety of birds that would fit this description, ranging in size and behavior.

The iconic swan is renowned for its beauty and social nature. They form large colonies near lakes and other wetlands–mute swans can be found in Europe while black-necked swans inhabit temperate climates mostly in the Southern Hemisphere.

Birders may also be familiar with sandhill cranes due to their unique plumage and loud calls. From spring through late summer they migrate across North America, South America, Eurasia, Africa, and Australia to reach open fields or coasts. Urban areas like cities have also been known for harboring sparrows!

These small birds have adapted quite effectively to city life; if you’re lucky you can spot them scrounging for food around parks or perched atop telephone wires singing away.

If something more exotic catches your interest then look no further than spoonbills! These waders reside in tropical marshes and wetlands of regions such as the southeastern US & Central/South America where they feed on invertebrates by flicking their specially designed bills side by side through shallow waters.

Discover more feathered friends starting with S: shrikes, woodpeckers & sunbirds are just a few! Don’t forget your binoculars; it’s time for an exploration into the world of ‘S’ species!

List of birds that start with the letter S

  • Sabine’s Gull
  • Sage Grouse
  • Sage Sparrow
  • Sage Thrasher
  • Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed Sparrow
  • Sanderling
  • Sandhill Crane
  • Sandwich Tern
  • Savannah Sparrow
  • Say’s Phoebe
  • Scaled Quail
  • Scarlet Tanager
  • Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
  • Scott’s Oriole
  • Seaside Sparrow
  • Sedge Wren
  • Semipalmated Plover
  • Semipalmated Sandpiper
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk
  • Sharp-tailed Grouse
  • Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
  • Shiny Cowbird
  • Short-billed Dowitcher
  • Short-eared Owl
  • Short-tailed A lbatross
  • Short-tailed Hawk
  • Short-tailed Shearwater
  • Sky Lark
  • Slaty-backed Gull
  • Smew
  • Smith’s Longspur
  • Smooth-billed Ani
  • Snail Kite
  • Snow Bunting
  • Snow Goose
  • Snowy Egret
  • Snowy Owl
  • Snowy Plover
  • Solitary Sandpiper
  • Song Sparrow
  • Sooty Shearwater
  • Sooty Tern
  • Sora
  • South Polar Skua
  • Southwestern Willow Flycatcher
  • Spectacled Eider
  • Spot-Billed Duck
  • Spot-breasted Oriole
  • Spotted Dove
  • Spotted Owl
  • Spotted Redshank
  • Spotted Sandpiper
  • Spotted Towhee
  • Sprague’s Pipit
  • Spruce Grouse
  • Steller’s Eider
  • Steller’s Jay
  • Steller’s Sea-Eagle
  • Stilt Sandpiper
  • Streak-backed Oriole
  • Strickland’s Woodpecker
  • Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher
  • Summer Tanager
  • Surf Scoter
  • Surfbird
  • Swainson’s Hawk
  • Swainson’s Thrush
  • Swainson’s Warbler
  • Swallow-tailed Kite
  • Swamp Sparrow

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Cristian Gonzalez

Howdy! I created this website to learn all about the amazing creatures that are the animals. I have two cats called Santiago and Valentina.
By Cristian Gonzalez •  Updated: 01/29/23