Baltimore Oriole

Hey guys, welcome back! Today is a really cool, brightly colored bird: the Baltimore oriole. A brilliant orange and black, the Baltimore oriole was once known by a different name, the northern oriole. The northern oriole's range covered most of the continental US. Birds in the west, despite being considered the same species, looked little... Continue Reading →

Brown-headed Cowbird

Hey guys welcome back! Over the course of this blog, we have come across a few invasive species, some of which are responsible for the declining populations of native birds. Today's bird is not invasive, technically, since it is native. However, the brown-headed cowbird is considered by many to be a nuisance bird. They are... Continue Reading →

Red-winged Blackbird

Hey guys, welcome back! Today, one of my favs, the Red-winged Blackbird. Their call (some guides use the mnemonic "konk-a-ree" to describe it, though I personally don't hear it) is one that I always associate with summer, and until I really started birding, only heard then. Now, I can hear it almost year round. In... Continue Reading →

Rusty Blackbird

Hey guys, welcome back! So, if you read my last post, you may remember I said I didn't have a picture of a Rusty Blackbird. Sad, I know. "But wait a minute," you're saying to yourself right now, "I see pictures of Rusty Blackbirds in this post!" This is true. So, I typically write these... Continue Reading →

Common Grackle

Hey guys! Welcome back, and Happy Christmas to those of you that celebrate! Today I get to talk about one of my all-time favorite birds, the Common Grackle! Now I know many birders (and non-birders) will disagree with this. Grackles are brash, loud, annoying, and can congregate in extremely large numbers causing damage to crops,... Continue Reading →

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