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,...