Outdoors blog


19 Yellow Colored Birds You Can See

Here is list of 19 yellow birds that are commonly seen:

Yellow Warbler

Wilson’s Warbler

Bullock’s Oriole

Goldfinch is a medium-sized seed-eating bird that dominates most climates of the world. They are popular and widely spread in Europe, parts of Africa, America, and Australia.

Goldfinch birds are shy birds. So, you need to gently get to a good viewing point in case you spot them somewhere. They have a cool flash of the yellow line on their wings. Also, they are relatively small birds measuring a mere 13 cm in length. Goldfinch usually spends their time in large groups.

Among the smallest birds in the world of birds, Firecrest is a rare bird that loves creating homes under shades. They dominate evergreen forests where they make nests under the comfort of these big shades.

You should not confuse Firecrest with Goldcrest. The former is tiny and has a distinctive yellow and black stripe on the head region. They are also difficult to spot. Zoologists usually attract them with meal works when carrying out research.



Yellowhammers are primarily seed and grain-eaters. Additionally, they feed on blackberries. Their numbers have drastically reduced in recent years owing to food shortages, predation, and human influences. They have been listed among the most endangered species of birds.

Most parts of a yellowhammer bird are covered with yellow feathers through the yellow color diminishes towards the tail.


Great Tit

The Great tit is the largest of its birds. They prefer woodland areas for their habitat. They are also spotted, occasionally, in gardens around homes. The Great Tit is easily identifiable with a yellow flash on their breast. On their heads, they have a black cap and a green cape.

The Blue Tit, on the other hand, is much smaller and less aggressive. It has maintained the top list as one of the most loved birds on the globe. It is easy to spot The Blue Tit owing to its dazzling appearance and a blue cap. Both the Blue and yellow tits feed primarily on seeds, mealworms, and peanuts.


Yellow Wagtail

As the name suggests, the Yellow Wagtail bird has a dominant yellow plumage. Its feathers are soft and buttery making it one of the finest yellow birds. Their habitats have been destroyed from time immemorial resulting in a dramatic reduction of their populations. Their favorite nesting grounds include fields, grasslands, and meadows.



Chiffchaff is a beautiful tiny species of bird stemming from the warbler family. A unique bobbing tail gives it a distinctive appearance. Its eyes are stripped in yellow. Measuring barely 11 cm, the Chiffchaff birds fall on the list of the smallest birds. It feeds on insects and is usually spotted when worms come out in the mornings and evenings.





Baltimore Oriole

Orchard Oriole

Western Tanager

Evening Grosbeak

Cirl Bunting

Cirl Bunting has a striking resemblance with the Yellowhammer. Researchers note that they once existed in large numbers. Sadly, they were almost completely wiped out when the land was cleared to create room for the human population. However, positive land management efforts have seen a recession in their numbers. The beautiful bird now has hope of maneuvering the world again.


Gold Oriole

Everyone who has listened to the beautiful dawn song of the famous Gold Oriole bird can relate to that experience. Covered in a clear yellow plumage, they feed on both insects and berries. They are ideally a group of passing migrants of birds and are, therefore, seen seasonally. Gold Oriole migration is chiefly determined by fruiting seasons. They love making nests on Poplar Trees near water bodies.

Due to their large populations, Gold Oriel birds have not suffered much down through the years. They have a high breeding rate which has immensely helped in maintaining their large numbers throughout generations.


Siskin is another unique yellow bird from the Finch family. Of all species of birds, males are usually more brightly colored than females. This is a biological characteristic used by males to attract females for mating. Siskin has a green and yellow striped body part. The bib and create is dominantly black.

Its upper body is green whereas the underparts are blended with a yellow and grey streak of thick plumage. The males are usually bright yellow while the females have grey heads. Young siskin is also greyish on the head regions like the females.

Wood Warbler

One of the largest species of the Wabler family, the wood warbler dominantly inhabits deciduous forests. They have a lot of preference for Oak woods. Almost Wood Wobbler’s entire body is covered in a yellow plumage. A large number of them have suffered adverse consequences of the seemingly imbalanced ecosystem. Wood warbler can be identified with ease. They have a unique yellow throat region and a green and white blend at the top and belly respectively. It is larger than the Chiffchaff and willow warbler.

The Palm Warbler is a yellowish bird found in Minnesota.

Zoologists and researchers use color as a primary factor to identify and classify birds. While it remains a big challenge to access some birds deep in uncharted jangles, previous works have borne fruits and more than 99% of birds have now been classified. It has enhanced easy identification.


A smooth way of getting a closer look at the birds is to attract them to your yard. You can do so by simply feeding them. Many bird-watchers use bird-feeders in their yard to watch the birds feasting. Bird food comes with different nutrients and ingredients. One certain bird food might be edible for some while not edible to another species. Therefore, one can research the kind of birds active in its particular area and what feed they usually take. Based on that, you can create your custom bird feed that might attract the birds from your neighborhood.

Another way to attract birds to your house would be to take care of your lawn and make it eco-friendly for the birds. Mow the lawn timely, get rid of any pollutants, plant local flowers and miss out on using pesticides as bugs also attract birds to feed on them. A water sprinkle or a little tub invites birds to take a bath, especially during summer.


  • Take care of the habitat

A good bird-watcher understands the importance of conserving the natural habitat of animals. Disturbing a bird’s nest may force parents to abandon the breeding ground and fly away. This will leave the chicks unattended, hungry, and at the mercy of predators. Therefore, don’t stay near a nest for too long and instead pass by quietly.

Secondly, don’t litter in the wild, avoid smoking or burning anything, don’t try to harm any tree, and lastly, don’t make any loud noises. Remember, we are a guest at someone’s house so respect their privacy.


  • Wake up early morning

Birds are most active at dawn. It’s common that you wake up in the morning and the first thing you hear is birds chirping. At first, it was believed that birds wake up early morning to look for food. However, new theories suggest that early morning birds are mostly males and their chirping is actually a melodious call to attract females and ward off other males from their respective territories.

Whatever may be the reason, dawn is a great time for bird-watching. Birds are most active during this part of the day till sunrise. The melodious and sweet chirping will make you love birds more. Afternoon, it is least expected to find birds so to have a good session, become a morning person.