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Male rose-breasted grosbeak by Michelle Wisniewski

Bird of the Week: Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Glancing out the window at my feeder last weekend, I noticed something unusual: a streaky, buff-breasted, brown bird that was larger—and had a much bigger bill—than the dozen or so …

Snowy owl by Barbara J. Fleming

Bird of the Week: Snowy Owl

With the final Harry Potter movie opening this week, J.K. Rowling fans across the country will once again have their minds on owls. On her website, The Owls of Harry Potter, writer, …

Gray Catbird by Robert Strickland

Bird of the Week: Gray Catbird

Of all the wonderful birds that visit my Washington, DC, Certified Wildlife Habitat® site each summer, my very favorite species is the gray catbird. Mostly slate gray—with a small black …

Canada warber by Darlene Friedman

Bird of the Week: Canada Warbler

Across the United States, tens of thousands of birds that have wintered in Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean are on the move this month, making their way toward breeding grounds in North …

Male ruby-throated hummingbird by William Heban

Bird of the Week: Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Arctic Tern by Amber Barger

Bird of the Week: Arctic Tern

American robin feeding chicks by Robert Palmer

Bird of the Week: American Robin

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