Birds of the Bible

Ring-necked Duck at Lake Morton by Dan

Ring-necked Duck at Lake Morton by Dan

Then God said, “Let the waters abound with an abundance of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the face of the firmament of the heavens.” (Genesis 1:20 NKJV)

For an alphabetical listing of the birds see below and in the sidebar:

Miscellaneous articles:

Names of Birds Study

Harriet Newell Cook – The Scripture Alphabet of Animals

Disclaimer About Bible Version Usage



6 thoughts on “Birds of the Bible

  1. Pingback: Birds of the Bible – Name Study – Swamphen or Waterhen | Lee's Birdwatching Adventures Plus

  2. How many actual species are mentioned in the bible? I’m hunting everywhere on your site but can’t find this info! I need it for an article about birding …

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    • The list at the end of this page has most of the ones I have been able to find in Scripture. The issue is which Bible translation used. I have used other versions so that I could write about those birds also. Yet, if you were to go back to the original Greek and Hebrew, it might help give you the exact number.
      Technically, I like to think that there are 10,699 of them. [not counting the extinct ones] That is the latest count from the IOC. :) God created the “birds” after their kinds.
      When you come up with the number you are looking for, drop another comment. I’d be interested in the count you end up with.


  3. Thank you for your reseach! My children and I used your site to make a list of birds in the Bible for their VBS homework. We enjoyed your thoughts and lovely pictures.

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