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Bird of the Month: Yellow Warbler

Bird of the Month: Yellow Warbler
4 years, 1 month ago North America has more than 50 species of warblers, but few combine brilliant color and easy viewing quite like the Yellow Warbler.  Males are a bright, egg-yolk yellow with reddish streaks on the under-parts. Both sexes flash yellow patches in the tail. ... North Am

Bird of the Month: Downy Woodpecker & Hairy Woodpecker

Bird of the Month: Downy Woodpecker \u0026 Hairy Woodpecker
4 years, 6 months ago Woodpeckers are familiar backyard visitors and these two in particular are so similar we thought we’d help you distinguish which ones you may have at your feeding stations. Both the Downy Woodpecker and the Hairy Woodpecker are fun to spot and easy to ... Woodpeck

Bird of the Month: Red-breasted Nuthatch

Bird of the Month: Red\u002Dbreasted Nuthatch
4 years, 7 months ago Look out for this irruptive species!  The Red-breasted Nuthatch moves around the state in search of food.  The Red-breasted Nuthatch behaves like the White-breasted Nuthatch, climbing down tree trunks headfirst.  In summer, Red-breasted Nuthatches eat ... Look out

Bird of the Month: Red Tailed Hawk

Bird of the Month: Red Tailed Hawk
4 years, 9 months ago You should have no problem spotting our bird of the month since it is the most common hawk in North America. The Red-tailed Hawk is a bird of open country. Look for it along fields and perched on telephones poles, fence-posts, or trees standing alone or ... You should

Bird of the Month: Horned Lark

Bird of the Month: Horned Lark
4 years, 10 months ago This is the perfect time to try and find the Horned Lark!  Use the long weekend to get out in the country where the open, barren ground has short grasses.  COOL FACT: The use of mowed areas around airstrips has allowed the Horned Lark to colonize regions ... This is

Bird of the Month: Great Crested Flycatcher

Bird of the Month: Great Crested Flycatcher
5 years ago July’s featured bird has a gray head and back with a prominent crest on his head. The gray throat and bright yellow belly extends down to a reddish-brown tail. Eggs will appear to be white or buff with brown markings. A treetop hunter of deciduous ... July’s featur

Bird of the Month: House Wren

Bird of the Month: House Wren
5 years, 1 month ago A plain brown bird with an effervescent voice, the House Wren is a common backyard bird over nearly the entire Western Hemisphere.  Listen for its rush-and-jumble song in summer and you’ll find this species zipping through shrubs and low tree branches, ... A plain

May’s Favorite Bird: The Hummingbird!

May’s Favorite Bird: The Hummingbird!
5 years, 2 months ago Hummingbirds are the only birds that consistently hover in flight. The unique anatomy of the bones and muscles of the wing and its attachment at the shoulder joint allow hummingbirds to fly even backward. While hovering, a hummingbird beats its wings at ... Hummingbi

Bird of the Month: Indigo Bunting

Bird of the Month: Indigo Bunting
5 years, 3 months ago Sometimes nicknamed “blue canaries,” these brilliantly colored yet common and widespread birds whistle their bouncy songs through the late spring and summer all over eastern North America. Look for Indigo Buntings in weedy fields and shrubby areas near ... Sometime

Bird of the Month: Downy Woodpecker

Bird of the Month: Downy Woodpecker
5 years, 5 months ago Attracting these little backyard visitors is as easy as one, two, FEED! Seriously, when it comes to the Downy Woodpecker, if you supply them with the right feed, they will be return visitors all year round. Try Black Oil Sunflower Seed, Sunflower Chips ... Attractin