Chinese Names for Kinds of North American Birds
北美禽类的中国名

This is a list of the English and Chinese names of different kinds of common birds, rather than the species names. There are other resources on the web that give translations for the species names.

I have included the Pinyin romanization of the Mandarin pronounciation of the Chinese words in square brackets (“[]”).

Caveat: I am no expert on this subject, nor a native Chinese speaker. I just collected the information and organized it to the best of my abilities.

Resources:
Chinese Wikipedia
Chinese-English Dictionary
Glossary of Bird Species in Chinese, Japanese, and Vietnamese

wild birds / 野生禽类
EnglishChinesenote
blackbird 乌鸫
red-wing
grackle and others
buzzard [kuang2]
cardinal 猩猩红冠鸟
蜡嘴雀grosbeak
coot 白骨顶 [bai2 gu3 ding3]
gallinule, moorhen
秧鸡rail
cormorant [lu2]
cuckoo 布谷鸟 [bu4 gu1 niao3]
roadrunner
crane [he4] (also 白鹤, 鹳)
creeper 旋木雀
crow [ya1]
dove [ge1]
[jiu1] for turtle-dove, etc.
duck [ya1]
小绒鸭eider
潜鸭scaup
canvasback, ring-neck, etc.
斑脸海帆鸭 scoter
鹊鸭goldeneye, bufflehead
秋沙鸭merganser
翅鸭teal
eagle [diao1] (golden eagle)
falcon [ying1] (can denote eagle, falcon, hawk)
finch 雀科鸣,
黄雀 siskin
交嘴雀 crossbill
flycatcher
pewee
王鸟kingbird
goose [yan4]
加拿大雁 canada goose
grebe 鸊鷉
grouse 松鸡[song1 ji1] (wild chicken) (see quail)
gull [ou1]
燕鸥,浮鸥 tern
hawk [ying1] (see eagle)
heron [lu4] see also i 鸶, 灌, 苍鹭
hummingbird 蜂鸟[feng1 niao3] (bee bird)
ibis 白鹮
jay [que4](see magpie)
kingfisher 翠鸟
kite [yuan1]
lark 百灵 [bai3 ling2] (hundred quick) (also 云雀)
loon (see grebe)
magpie [que4]
mockingbird 模仿鸟
nighthawk 夜鹰 [ye4 ying1]
nightjar (poor-will) 夜鹰 [ye4 ying1]
nuthatch
oriole 黄鹂 [huang2 niao3] sulfur bird
owl [xiu1] (also 鸱, 猫头鹰, 枭)
partridge [gu1](also 鹧, 鹧鸪. 斑翅山鹑)
pelican [hu2] (also 淘河, 鹈)
pheasant 雉鸡 [zhi4 ji1] (also 雉, 锦鸡, 翟)
pigeon (see dove)
pipit 氏鹨
plover
quail [an1] (also 鹌鹑, 鹑)
raven 乌鸦 [wu1 ya1] (black crow)
sandpiper 滨鹬[bin1 yu4](beach snipe)
三趾鹬 sanderling, knot
杓鹬 curlew
[yu4]snipe, woodcock, dowitcher
嘴鹬 avocet
塍鹬 godwit
shrike 伯劳 [bo2 lao2]
sparrow 麻雀 [ma2 que4]
european house…
longspur, bunting.
towhee
junco
starling 紫翅椋鸟
stork [guan4]
swallow 燕子 [yan4zi]
swan 天鹅 [tian1 e2]
swift 普通楼燕
tanager
thrush 画眉鸟 [hua4 mei2 diao3]
蓝鸲 bluebird
tit 山雀 [shan1 qiao3] (mountain bird) titmouse, bushtit, chickadee
turkey 火鸡 [huo3 ji1] (fire bird)
vireo 莺雀
vulture 秃鹫 [tu1 jiu4] (bald vulture)
warbler 蝗莺,树莺,苇莺 (distinguish several asian genuses)
gnatcatcher
waxwing 太平鸟[tai4 ping2 niao3] (most calm bird)
woodpecker 啄木鸟 [zhuo1 mu4 niao3](peck wood bird)
wren 鹪鹩[jiao1 liao2]