Identifying Juvenile Sparrows

Even as adults, these “LBJs” can be tricky. To identify the juveniles, pay special attention to the flight feathers and subtle facial patterns. Here is an article from Birding magazine that gives some useful tips from experts. … Continue reading

A Field Guide to a Warmer Future

Audubon’s Christmas Bird Counts, conducted for over 100 years, have shown changes in bird distribution as our climate changes. Read about birds and a warmer future on Audubon’s website. You can also download their report as a pdf. … Continue reading

Guide to tricky bird ID

Want to figure out if it’s a Sharp-shinned Hawk or a Cooper’s Hawk you’re looking at? A Downy or a Hairy Woodpecker? Or which of those pesky finches it is? If so, you may want to check out Cornell Lab … Continue reading

Crows and Ravens

Here are a couple of useful articles to help distinguish between these similar species… eBird article, and… Cornell Lab of Ornithology also published an article on its All About Birds site. … Continue reading

Bird ID App

Audubon has a bird ID app that works on iPhone, Android, and Kindle. It’s free. Read more and download the app via Audubon’s website. … Continue reading