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Red-winged Blackbird

 { Order: Passeriformes Family: Icteridae Genus: Aves Species: Agelaius phoeniceus Introduction   The Red-winged Blackbird is robin sized (male and female), ranging from 6.7″-9.1″, 1.1-2.7 oz, with a wingspan between 12.2″-15.8″. (All About Birds, 2017) The male body is all… Continue Reading →

Purple Finch

Haemorhous purpureus Order: Passeriformes Family: Fringillidae Genus: Haemorhous Species: Haemorhous purpureus Introduction The Purple Finch is about 5-6 inches long and show sexual dimorphism. The males are cranberry red while the females are varying shades of brown and beige. They are often… Continue Reading →

Barn Swallow

Order: Passeriformes Family: Hirundinidae Genus: Hirundo Species: Hirundo rustica Photo By: Stig Nygaard   Introduction “The barn swallow (Hirundo rustica), a group of passerine birds comprised of six closely related subspecies, are well known throughout their nearly worldwide distribution, in part… Continue Reading →

Pine Siskin

Order: Passeriformes Family: Fringillidae Genus: Spinus Species: Spinus pinus Introduction The Pine Siskin is a nomadic songbird whose pattern is brown and streaky, with yellow accents seen on their wings and notched tail. Their slender bill is unique compared to… Continue Reading →

White-Crowned Sparrow

  Order: Passeriformes Family: Passerellidae Genus: Zonotrichia Species: Z. leucophrys Introduction: The White-crowned Sparrow is a song bird from family passerellidae. The Olympic peninsula has both migratory and resident species of this bird, a few of them earning classification as… Continue Reading →

California Scrub-Jay

Order: Passeriformes Family: Corvidae Genus: Aphelocoma Species: Aphelocoma californica Introduction The California Scrub-Jay (A. californica) is a midsize passerine bird averaging at about 87 grams and 28-30 centimeters in length. Making this species between the size of a robin and… Continue Reading →

Rufous Hummingbird

Order: Apodiformes Family: Trochilidae Genus: Selasphorus Species: Selasphorus rufus Introduction: The Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) is one of 20 species in the United States (Gleisner et al., n.d.). They are small in size, extremely territorial and migrate almost 8,000 miles a… Continue Reading →

Yellow-rumped Warbler

    Order: Passeriformes Family: Parulidae Genus: Setophaga Species: Setophaga coronata    

Bewick’s Wren

Order: Passeriformes Family: Troglodytidae Genus: Thryomanes Species: Thryomanes bewickii Introduction In 1821, J.J. Audubon collected the first official Bewick’s Wren (Thryomanes bewickii) specimen in Louisiana. The name “Bewick’s Wren” was chosen by Audubon after friend, British engraver and natural history author, Thomas… Continue Reading →

Townsend’s Warbler

Order: Passeriformes Family: Parulidae Genus: Setophaga Species: Setophaga townsendi   Source Links: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Townsends_Warbler https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/towwar/introduction https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Townsend%27s_Warbler_-_Washington_State_S4E2274_(19227398525).jpg

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