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What are Song Birds?

What are Song Birds?

Written by on September 22, 2014 in Song Birds with 5 Comments

We have all heard the sounds of birds, some are chirps, but some have a variety of sounds. These are the song birds. They have vocal organs that have developed to create a diverse and sometimes elaborate collection of sounds. Song birds belong to the order of perching birds, called Passeriformes. They are often grouped […]

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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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Sounds of the Wild – Birds: Book Review

Sounds of the Wild – Birds: Book Review

Written by on May 2, 2012 in Featured Bird Gift with 0 Comments

When you start looking for books about birds for children, too many are geared for reading. We have found one that will touch the heart of every child no matter their age. Sounds of the Wild – Birds, is part of a series of sound books illustrated by Maurice Pledger. Mr. Pledger is an award-winning […]

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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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