Songbirds are beautiful creatures that people appreciate for their lovely songs. Some songbirds are also pretty to look at, with colorful feathers. While the lifespan of a songbird can vary depending on the species, many songbirds live for several years. The oldest known songbird was a white-throated sparrow that lived to be over fifteen years old! While most songbirds don’t live quite that long, they can still bring beauty and joy to our lives for many years.