bird of the week

Green Jay by James Hyden

Bird of the Week: Green Jay

Whenever I find the time to travel, I tend to head for the Tropics, in part to enjoy the exotic and unfamiliar birdlife. Four years ago, however, I spotted in …

Gray Jay by Minette Layne

Bird of the Week: Gray Jay

Dark-eyed Junco by Mike Baird

Bird of the Week: Dark-eyed Junco

With snow blanketing much of the East Coast, it’s not surprising that one of the most abundant species now visiting seed feeders in my Washington, DC, Certified Wildlife Habitat® is …

Bald eagle by Andrew Nicholson.

Bird of the Week: Bald Eagle

National symbol of the United States, the bald eagle also is an extraordinary conservation success story. Some wildlife experts estimate that when the first Europeans arrived on the continent, between 250,000 …

Northern Cardinal by Howard Cheek

Bird of the Week: Northern Cardinal

Black-capped Chickadee by Gary Garton

Bird of the Week: Black-capped Chickadee

Rufous Hummingbird by David M. Schindler

Bird of the Week: Rufous Hummingbird

Wild Turkeys by Cal Bebee

Bird of the Week: Wild Turkey

Like many of us this holiday, the Pilgrims of Plymouth, Massachusetts, probably feasted on turkey that legendary first Thanksgiving. In 1621, the big, handsome birds were plentiful throughout northeastern forests. …

Bird of the Week: Dickcissel

Stroll across a Midwestern prairie anytime between late spring and early fall, and you’ll rarely be out of ear shot of the dickcissel’s distinctive trill: see-see, dick-dick, ciss-ciss-ciss. Stocky, streaked, …

White-throated sparrow by Pamla Wells

Bird of the Week: White-Throated Sparrow

Iconic winter birds for backyard wildlife enthusiasts across much of the United States, white-throated sparrows already are bringing smiles to our faces as they return from northern breeding grounds and …

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