Order: Passeriformes Family: Turdidae Genus: Turdus Species: Turdus migratorius The American Robin (T. migratorius) has been called America’s best-loved bird. The robin is known as a welcome harbinger of spring’s arrival to the northern states, and its clear, liquid… Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
Order: Passeriformes Family: Paridae Genus: Poecile Species: Poecile atricapillus Introduction The Black-capped Chickadee is a small non-migratory song bird that is mostly found in deciduous and coniferous woods, as well as open woods and suburban areas. They are very widespread, and found coast… Continue Reading →
The Brown Creeper is a small bird, dwelling in large tree forests. Its bill is used for foraging in bark and has a habit of acting like a woodpecker while climbing trees. It is one of seven species of Creeper in its family.
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 →
Order: Passeriformes Family: Bombycillidae Genus: Bombycilla Species: Bombycilla cedrorum The Cedar Waxwing is a medium-sized migratory passerine bird that ranges across North America. They eat primarily fruits, preferring high-sugar low-lipid fruits, in addition to airborne insects. They are known for… Continue Reading →
Order: Passeriformes Family: Paridae Genus: Poecile Species: Poecile rufescens