Blue Birds in Minnesota: The Complete List + Photos for Fast & Accurate ID

Inside: A complete list of the blue birds in Minnesota (blue colored birds) including a full-color photo of each blue bird, details about habitat, diet, appearance, nesting habits, and a range map to show you where in the state you may see them.

You spotted a blue bird in Minnesota – but what type is it? There are only a few blue-colored species of birds in Minnesota so consider yourself lucky that you’ve seen one. The next step is to identify it. I got you!

With more than 20 years of experience attracting backyard birds to my yard (Wisconsin), I’ve studied all of the blue-colored birds in my area so I have the information you’re looking for. For the remaining blue-colored bird species, I rely on my trusty sourcebooks and friends at The Cornell Lab of Ornithology to guide me.

I’ll never forget my first blue-colored bird spotting – which I later learned was an Indigo Bunting! You’d have thought I’d seen Elvis in my backyard. I screamed “blue bird, blue bird” and ran around my house like a lunatic looking for my camera. It was still there when I returned, but not for long. I looked him up in my guide book and there he was in all his royal blue glory. Breathtaking.

This article includes the species of wild birds in Minnesota. They could be all blue or blue with a secondary color. They could be tiny blue birds, small blue birds, large blue birds, bright blue birds, dark blue birds, and light blue birds – all variations are here! Some blue-colored birds live in Minnesota year-round, others are here to breed, and others are migrating through.

The range maps are color-coded so you know if it’s a year-round bird, there to breed, migrating through, or there during a nonbreeding time.

range map color coded key

I also included a beautiful photo to help you identify these blue beauties along with detail such as:

  • Size + appearance description
  • Diet in the wild and at the feeder
  • Habitat
  • Nest & eggs description
  • Range map

My hope is that this article will help you easily identify the blue bird you saw or plan to see one day. So let’s get at it, here are the blue-colored birds in Minnesota:

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Let me guess. You spotted a brown bird with a red head and want to know type it is. Or, maybe the bird had some brown on its body and…

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Hopefully, you’ve identified the Minnesotan blue-colored bird in this article or just broadened your knowledge of blue birds in Minnesota. If you want to see more blue birds consider taking steps to attract them.

Happy Birding!

More than 25 years ago, Tammy put her first bird feeder outside her kitchen window. Since then she learned how to attract wild birds to her backyard. Studying the meaning & symbolism of wild birds is also a passion of hers.