Green Heron

Hey guys welcome back! Today we have one of North America's smallest herons, the green heron! Typically more secretive than other herons, you'll often find them along pond shores amidst dense vegetaion. When I lived in New York, I was always happy to spot one because I just didn't see them all that often. Sure... Continue Reading →

Northern Waterthrush

Hey guys welcome back! Didn't we do this bird already? Nope! A while back, we looked at the Louisiana Waterthrush. Both birds are nearly identical, so you'd be forgiven if you thought I slipped a repeat in. In fact, one of the first bird walks I ever went on, before I was all that good... Continue Reading →

Snowy Egret

Hey guys, welcome back! Today's bird is a small white heron known as the snowy egret. Upon quick glance, you might think it's difficult to tell this from the more widespread great egret. After all, they're both all white herons. When I first started working in Central Park, colleagues were always trying to spot the... Continue Reading →

Killdeer

Hey guys, welcome back! Today, the first shorebird I can remember seeing; the killdeer. Killdeer are an example of a bird being named after the mnemonic of their call. Supposedly, their call sounds like "kill-deer" but, as I've mentioned before, mnemonics, while useful, rarely sound like what I hear. But that's just me. Killdeer are... Continue Reading →

Black-crowned Night Heron

Hey guys, welcome back. Today's bird is a short, stocky, short-necked heron, and the first heron that wasn't a great blue heron I remember ever seeing. The Black-crowned Night Heron (often abbreviated BCNH by birders because the name is a mouthful) is one of the most widespread herons in the world. They're very common across... Continue Reading →

Great Egret

Hey guys, welcome back! Today we've made it to our first heron, the Great Egret! One of the first birds we've covered whose range barely makes it into Canada, as they're only found in extreme southern Canada during the summer months. A common summer resident throughout U.S. wetlands, they spend their winters in the southeast... Continue Reading →

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