Birds

Birds are often envied for their ability to fly, but not all of them can. Learn how birds can manipulate feathers, bone and wing structure to soar through the air and even dive-bomb into the water for food.

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Eastern Phoebe

These birds are relatively unafraid of people and will sometimes locate nests on buildings and bridges if other natural nesting sites, such as a cliff, are not available. Read on to learn more about this bird.

European Starling

Smaller than a robin, this black bird turns a striking iridescent purple and green in the spring. Read on to learn more about this bird.

Great Blue Heron

A large, grayish bird with an elegant long neck, the great blue heron can be mistaken for similar-looking birds, such as the sandhill crane. Read on to learn more about this bird.

Great Horned Owl

The great horned is a large owl and varies in color according to its place of residence. Read on to learn more about this bird.

Herring Gull

The herring gull is your basic seagull. These gulls spend a lot of time foraging for food at sea and are very adaptable. Read on to learn more about this bird.

House Sparrow

True to its name, house sparrows tend to stay close to the homes and buildings of people. They can be found in cities, towns and agricultural areas. Read on to learn more about this bird.

House Wren

House wrens can be seen in wooded areas, but as their name suggests they tend to reside near the homes of people, particularly in small towns and suburban back yards. Read on to learn more about this bird.

Indigo Bunting

Indigo buntings find comfort in open areas with plenty of bushes and shrubs to raise their young. Read on to learn more about this bird.

Killdeer

The killdeer is a shorebird, is brown above and white below. Learn more about the killdeer. See a picture, learn some facts is and get tips on how to see them in the wild.

Mallard Duck

Mallards can be found in ponds, lakes and marshes. Read on to learn more about this bird.

Mourning Dove

Widespread across North America, this bird gets its name from the sorrowful song it sings. Read on to learn more about this bird.

Northern Cardinal

Northern cardinals are probably one of the most easily identifiable birds of its species because of its bright red color. Read on to learn more about this bird.

Northern Flicker

The northern flicker is a large woodpecker with dark brown bars and spots on its undercarriage. Read on to learn more about this bird.

Northern Mockingbird

The northern mockingbird is the same size as the Robin and is gray on top and white on its chest. Read on to learn more about the northern mockingbird.

Pine Siskin

The pine siskin is brown and heavily streaked with black. Read on to learn more about this bird.

Red Tailed Hawk

This most common and widespread hawk is mostly brown with a white chest. Read on to learn more about this bird.

Red-Winged Blackbird

The red-winged blackbird is found across the United States in wetlands and grassy areas, including marshes and meadows. Read on to learn more about this bird.

Rock Dove (Rock Pigeon)

Where there are people, the rock dove thrives. This bird can be found in city centers, city parks, tourist areas, and suburban gardens and farmlands.

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

This bird may be small, but it has endurance. As the weather gets colder the ruby-throated hummingbird flies nonstop across the Gulf of Mexico to Central America.

Rufous Hummingbird

The rufous hummingbird has amazing speed and maneuverability during flight and it is said that the rufous can outfly all other hummingbirds. Read on to learn how to attract these birds to your home.

Song Sparrow

Sparrows tend to set up house where ornamental grasses, roses and junipers grow. A choice food for song sparrows is the fruit of the wood strawberry perennial.

Turkey Vulture

A blackish bird about the size of an eagle, the distinctive flight pattern of the turkey vulture helps to identify this bird as it soars high in the air. Read on to learn more about this bird.

Western Tanger

The male western tangier has a red head with bright yellow wing shoulders and belly. Read on to learn more about this gorgeous bird.

White-Breasted Nuthatch

If you notice a sparrow-sized bird hopping down the side of a tree headfirst in search of insects, you've probably spotted a white-breasted nuthatch. Read on to learn more about this bird.

White-Crowned Sparrow

The white-crowned sparrow is one of the most researched birds. Much of what we know about bird migration and bird songs has been learned from the white-crowned sparrow.


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