Birdwatching — also known as “birding” — has been a popular hobby since at least the 1800s when concern over bird hunting led conservationists to encourage watching birds rather than hunting them.
Birdwatching has since become a favorite pastime in the U.S. In fact, about one in five Americans age 16 or older enjoy observing and identifying birds!
Birdwatching clubs are a fun way to connect with other bird enthusiasts. Many organize nature walks and other events that allow you to learn more about birds and spot them in the wild!
There are many different names for specific groups of birds; recreational birdwatchers need the perfect names for their groups too!
Our list features a great range of options, or you can use our tips below to create your own unique name.
Flock of Seagulls
Birds of Prey
Cauldron of Crows
Ducks on a Raft
The Game Birds
Happy as a Lark
Posse of Pelicans
The Raven Renegades
Swallows in Flight
Bluebirds of Happiness
[Region] Audubon Society
The Black Crows
Out of the Nest
Focus on Feathers
The Turtledove Gang
[City/State] Birders & Naturalists
Bouquets & Broods
named for groups of pheasants
[City/Region] Ornitology Society
Owls in Parliament
Cast of Falcons
[Favorite bird species] Conservation Association
The Brooding Chickens
[City/Region/State] Bird Conservation Initiative
The Sandpiper Peeps
Birds on a Wire
The Rockin' Robins
Caged Bird Collective
Doves in the Wind
The Obvious Raptors
Winter Sparrow Warriors
The Spotting Scopes
The Feral Pigeons
How to Create a Great Birdwatching Group Name
Create a fun and unique birdwatching group name using the following tips:
- Name your group after your favorite birds. If you want to create a unique name, take the name of your favorite birds and add a descriptive word or short phrase to make a group name all your own.
- Think about bird facts to find inspiration. Group name inspiration can come from many sources. You may find the perfect group name by discovering what birds eat, where they live, their color, and other interesting facts. Use a single words or short phrase and get creative!
- Name your group after local birds. Each area of the U.S. has specific groups of birds typically local to it. Find out which birds are in your area and name your group after them. You can add your city or town name if you wish.
- Let your group vote on its name. Have each member submit their favorite group name option and put the final choice to a vote. If it comes down to a tie, you may be able to combine two names into a one-of-a-kind title.