Tag: Common Backyard Birds

Care of Hummingbird Feeders

Care of Hummingbird Feeders

Written by on February 15, 2014 in Bird Houses & Feeders with 5 Comments

Many of us just love those charming hummingbirds that will inhabit our backyards. And we have hummingbird feeders set out. We love to watch and encourage them to stay so we can see them. Therefore providing food, referred to as nectar, is valuable to us and to them. If you don’t have enough flowers that […]

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The Blue Jay

The Blue Jay

Written by on December 25, 2013 in Common Backyard Birds with 1 Comment

A common bird to most of North America, Blue Jays are distinctive in that they have blue feathers on their back. The color can range from a rich lavender-blue to a pale soft blue. Their breast feathers are white and they have a strong black beak. Blue Jays belong to the Corvidae family, which also […]

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Common Grackle Backyard Bird

Common Grackle Backyard Bird

Written by on August 15, 2012 in Common Backyard Birds with 0 Comments

The Common Grackle is an interesting and fun bird to watch.  But, usually you will see many of these birds grouped together. You can recognize them easily by their iridescence head feathers that typically take on a purple or green color in the sunlight. These birds are very social with each other and will congregate […]

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Eastern Bluebird

Eastern Bluebird

Written by on July 18, 2012 in Bird Conservation, Common Backyard Birds with 1 Comment

The Eastern Bluebird is so named because it is found east of the Rockie Mountains in the U.S. and Canada. This is a small thrush song bird that likes to nest in protected cavities of trees. They commonly like old woodpecker cavities. Seems to be just the right size for them. During the spring and […]

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The Northern Cardinal

The Northern Cardinal

Written by on June 20, 2012 in Common Backyard Birds with 2 Comments

Seeing bright red birds, especially against the setting of snow, is one of those sights that we all enjoy. The Northern Cardinal is a sub-species of these red birds that are found only in North America, from Canada through Mexico. Typically they are found on the mid-to-Eastern side of the continent. Cardinals belong to the […]

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The House Sparrow

The House Sparrow

Written by on May 16, 2012 in Common Backyard Birds with 1 Comment

Another of our common backyard birds is the House Sparrow. These are introduced birds and not native to our world, but have definitely become part of our world. According to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, “House Sparrows, with their capacity to live so intimately with us, are just beneficiaries of our own success.” So we […]

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The House Wren

The House Wren

Written by on April 18, 2012 in Common Backyard Birds with 2 Comments

Considered one of the most common birds in all of the Americas, the House Wren is a song bird, small in size, but encompassing numerous subspecies. These subspecies are usually designated because of their locations. Like the Northern House Wren is typically found in North America, while the Southern House Wren is found in South […]

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Common Backyard Birds

Common Backyard Birds

Written by on March 17, 2012 in Common Backyard Birds with 2 Comments

One of the most common questions we get asked by those just starting to enjoy their backyard birds is which ones will we find. That’s an understandable question. When you aren’t used to looking for the differences, you will often not realize the variety of birds you have right in your own backyard. Birds common […]

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The American Robin

The American Robin

Written by on March 17, 2012 in Common Backyard Birds with 0 Comments

Probably the most common backyard bird you will see is the American Robin. Also called the Red-Breasted Robin, they are the traditional signal of Spring’s arrival. That’s because they are migratory birds. Robins don’t travel as far as some migratory birds, but they do move to warmer climates in the winter. Then leave the hot […]

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