Most every bird lives in a specific habitat.


There are many countless types of habitats. When birding, familiarize yourself with specific ones.

Some examples include:

  • Oak-beech woods
  • Grass-shrub meadows
  • Salt or fresh wetlands
    • Marshes
  • Evergreen forests
  • Urban areas


An ecotone is an edge where two habitat types interface. Ecotones provide habitat for species in both of the areas. They are usually rich in bird life.


Migration plays a big part in determining a bird's natural habitat. Migratory birds have more than one habitat that they move to throughout the year. Sometimes, strong weather patterns can alter where a bird appears.