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Bobolink – Dolichonyx Oryzivorus

The Bobolink migrates at least 5,000 miles every winter. Bobolinks are protected in the U.S. and Canada by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.Small Bird Travels Great DistancesNesting in the prairies and cultivated land of south Canada and the northern United States, and wintering in the grasslands and marshes of Argentina, the

Kirtland’s Warbler – Dendroica Kirtlandii

A rare bird, the Kirtland Warbler breeds only in dense stands of 5-20 year old jack pine trees. Kirtland's warbler has extremely restrictive breeding requirements, leading to its scarcity. Kirtland's warbler population gradually increasing Always a rare bird, Kirtland’s warbler wasn’t described by scientists until 1851. Its scarcity is a product

Red-cockaded Woodpecker

Red-cockaded Woodpecker

A rare bird, these youngsters are being banded for future identification. Red-cockaded woodpeckers live only in mature pine forests of the american southeast. Rare woodpecker extremely vulnerable to habitat loss The bird’s namesake, the red “cockade” behind the eye, exists only on males of the species, though both sexes have the

Red-headed Woodpecker

Red-headed Woodpecker

Appropriately named, the red-headed woodpecker is easily spotted by its red head. Red-headed woodpecker on branch red-headed woodpecker adaptable to many different habitats. Appropriately named, the red-headed woodpecker is easily spotted by its red head, black body, and prominent white wing patches. Its breeding range covers most of the eastern United

Gila Woodpecker

Gila Woodpecker Bird

The Gila woodpecker plays a vital role in the ecosystem. Gila woodpeckers excavate cavities in cacti and trees as nesting sites. Ranging in length from 8 to 10 inches and with an average wingspan of 16 inches, the Gila woodpecker can be found in deserts, brushy woodlands and urban parks from

Dickcissel – Spiza Americana

The dickcissel is named for its call, which sounds like "dick-dick-cissel." The dickcissel is a wanderer, appearing in large numbers at a breeding ground one year and totally absent the next. Wandering bird migrates in massive flocks The dickcissel is named for its call, which sounds like “dick-dick-cissel.”  Well-adapted to inhabiting

Blackburnian Warbler – Dendroica Fusca

Blackburnian warblers are "canopy experts" and build nests up to 80 feet above ground. The blackburnian warbler embarks on a lengthy migration every year. Blackburnian warbler Among the most striking of migratory songbirds, blackburnian warblers are the only warblers with an orange throat. Considered “treetop experts” because of their preference for

Dickcissel

The dickcissel is named for its call, which sounds like "dick-dick-cissel."  The dickcissel is a wanderer, appearing in large numbers at a breeding ground one year and totally absent the next. Wandering Bird Migrates in Massive Flocks The dickcissel is named for its call, which sounds like “dick-dick-cissel.”  Well-adapted to inhabiting the agricultural

Henslow’s Sparrow – Ammodramus Henslowii

Henslow's Sparrow

Henslow's sparrows historically bred in the tallgrass prairies of the Great Plains. Henslow's sparrow is listed as threatened or endangered in 12 states. Loss of Habitat Threatening Henslow's Sparrow.A grassland species, Henslow’s sparrow historically bred in the tallgrass prairies of the Great Plains. It now nests mostly in neglected grassy fields, pastures

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