American Crow

American Crow

All-black, large and intelligent, with instances of tool use and problem solving.  Widespread across North America in a wide variety of habitats.  Black with a heavy, straight bill; much larger than blackbirds such as grackles and cowbirds.  Loud, hoarse “caw” is a...
American Goldfinch

American Goldfinch

Acrobatic, gregarious, and vocal.  Widespread across much of North America.  Uses a wide variety of habitats, including weedy fields, riparian areas, farms, roadsides and backyards.   Small and bright yellow with a black cap in the summer; drab olive and patchy in the...
American Robin

American Robin

Orange-breasted worm hunter.  Common across North America on lawns, fields and parks, as well as woodland habitat.  Our largest thrush, with a gray-brown back, dark head, and orange breast with a white lower belly.  Typical of thrushes, they run a few steps then stop,...
Baltimore Oriole

Baltimore Oriole

Melodious, canopy-dwelling, and strikingly plumaged.  Often heard in the spring in Eastern parks and backyards; or high in deciduous trees in open woodlands and edges.  Medium-sized songbird, ranging from yellow-orange to a brilliant deep orange, with gray or black...
Barred Owl

Barred Owl

Large, sedentary and dark-eyed, and sometimes loudly vocal with a “Who-cooks-for-you” call.  Originally an Eastern bird, now spread to the Pacific Northwest and sometimes competing with Spotted Owls.  Mottled brown, without ear tufts, and short, rounded tails.  Often...