Red-eyed Vireo

Hey guys, welcome back. Our third vireo today, and second in a row is the aptly named red-eyed vireo. Although admittedly, the red eye can be hard to see at times due to lighting and some individuals simply having a darker red iris. To me, the red-eyed vireo looks like the warbling vireo but with... Continue Reading →

Warbling Vireo

Hey guys, welcome back. Today we have our second vireo species, the warbling vireo. As you may remember from our first vireo species, vireos are birds that are very similar to warblers. They are small neotropic migrant insectivores, some of which are brightly colored. But they are not related to warblers at all, making them... Continue Reading →

White-crowned Sparrow

Hey guys, welcome back! Today, we head back into the world of sparrows. "Sparrows are hard!" "They all look the same, I don't know how people tell them apart." If you're a birder, chances are you've heard one or both of these sentences nearly every time you mention the word "sparrow." But, as with most... Continue Reading →

Eastern Kingbird

Hey guys, welcome back and Happy New Year! Today, my (to date) favorite flycatcher, and the only bird whose latin name I have memorized, the eastern kingbird! As its Latin name, Tyrannus tyrannus, suggests, this is a fierce little bird, often going after much larger birds like great blue herons, red-tailed hawks and even bald... Continue Reading →

Red-headed Woodpecker

Hey guys, welcome back! Today's plucky woodpecker is none other than the red-headed woodpecker. A lot of woodpeckers have red on their heads somewhere, but this guy has an entirely red head! The rest of the body is comprised of large blocks of black and white. Unlike some species of woodpeckers, the red-headed is not... Continue Reading →

Caspian Tern

Hey guys, welcome back. The Caspian tern is the largest tern species in the world. I have seen only one to date, and I'll be honest, looking back I'm not 100% sure it was a Caspian tern. But it's in the record books as one and could very likely be one. You see, this was... Continue Reading →

Bald Eagle

Hey guys welcome back! Today, a bird that is the symbol of the US, the bald eagle. Many of us know that Ben Franklin wasn't so keen on the eagle being the national bird. He once said of the eagle, "He is a Bird of bad moral Character. He does not get his Living honestly.... Continue Reading →

Great Blue Heron

Hey guys welcome back! Today's bird is the majestic great blue heron. The great blue heron is North America's largest heron, and third largest heron species in the world behind the goliath heron (sometimes called the giant heron) of Africa, and the white-bellied heron of central Asia. Europe's grey heron looks very similar, but is... Continue Reading →

Redhead

Hey guys welcome back! Today's bird is a cool duck that doesn't have a green head like some of us may be used to, but a red one! Well, it's admittedly more of a cinnamon color, but still! The redhead is a diving duck that in terms of color pallette is very similar to the... Continue Reading →

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