American Robin

Hey guys, welcome back! How did it take us this long to get to one of most common, widespread, and well known birds in North America? Well, the actual answer is I took my life list and arranged it by date and that's the order I'm going in on the blog haha. Anyway, the American... Continue Reading →

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Hey guys, welcome back! The Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. Can you get a more stereotypical bird name than that? I mean it sounds like a made up bird that someone that doesn't know anything about birds would come up with! But it is, in fact, a real bird. It's one of a number of species of sapsucker,... Continue Reading →

Dark-eyed Junco

Hey guys, welcome back! Today, a sparrow that defies the stereotype that sparrows are just "little brown jobs," the Dark-eyed Junco. Although it is in the sparrow family, this little bird certainly doesn't look it! At last, a sparrow that's easy to identify! In terms of looks, yes it's not a plethora of striped browns... Continue Reading →

Brown Creeper

Hey guys, welcome back! Brown Creeper. No it's not a super villain, or what a racist might call a minority stalker, it's a tiny little bird that looks like walking tree bark! Brown Creepers are very small birds that are a mottled brown above, and white below. They have a fairly long, slightly downcurved bill... Continue Reading →

Cooper’s Hawk

Hey guys, welcome back! The Cooper's Hawk. One of my favorite birds of prey. No, I don't know who Cooper was, probably some ornithologist or something. Anyway, the Cooper's Hawk is part of the accipiter genus, which if you remember from the Red-tailed Hawk post, are also known as the true hawks. One of the... Continue Reading →

Great Black-backed Gull

Hey guys, welcome back! The Great Black-backed Gull. On average, these guys are the largest gull species in the world (I say on average, as individuals can vary in size, and the number two gull, the Glaucous Gull, can occasionally have individuals larger.) It's hard to really convey the size of these guys. Picture a... Continue Reading →

Herring Gull

Hey guys, welcome back! We are nearing the end of our waterbirds themed month of February! Today is our second of three gulls in a row; the Herring Gull. These gulls are fairly large sized gulls, noticeably larger than the Ring-billed Gull from last post, but smaller than the Great Black-backed Gull. They are typical... Continue Reading →

Ring-billed Gull

Hey guys, welcome back! Today we look at the ever popular Seagull! Wait... what's that? What do you mean there's no such thing? Of course there is, everyone has heard of... what? You sure? Huh. That's right, gang, there's no such bird with a species name "seagull." The term is a sort of blanket term... Continue Reading →

American Coot

Hey guys, welcome back! Waterfowl February continues with a bird that kind of acts like a duck, the American Coot. The American Coot is a member of the Rail family, and is closely related to gallinules and moorhens. Unlike most of its close relatives, the American Coot is much easier to spot, as it prefers... Continue Reading →

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