There are three excellent reasons why we should be attracting birds in winter;
It is not the cold from which they suffer. In their warm, feathered suits they are probably just as comfortable out of doors as we are at our firesides.
It is when prolonged storms prevent them from venturing forth to feed, or heavy snows cover the weed stalks, or ice encases the tree limbs that we may come to their relief and save them from starvation.
The twittering Juncos at our doorstep, the Nuthatches, and Woodpeckers at our suet-baskets, the Chickadees that take food from our hands, are not only our welcome guests but our personal friends.
Below are charts of winter birds in the northern United States and southern Canada. We also have a chart of winter birds in the southern United States, both permanent resident and winter visitor.
We have a number of tips on winter bird feeding.
It is not only what we give them, but what they give us, that should make us thankful for attracting birds in winter.
2. Bob- white, female
3. Ruffed Grouse
4. Red-shouldered Hawk, adult
5. Red- tailed Hawk, young
6. Red- tailed Hawk, adult
7. Sparrow Hawk, male
8. Sparrow Hawk, female
9. Cooper's Hawk, young female
10.Cooper's Hawk , adult male
11.Sharp-shinned Hawk, adult male
12.Sharp-shinned Hawk, young female
13.Screech Owl, gray phase
16.Great Horned Owl
20. Blue Jay
21. Flicker, male
22. Flicker, female
24. Starling, winter
25. Starling, summe
26. Downy Woodpecker , male
27. Downy Woodpecker, female
28. Hairy Woodpecker, male
29. Hairy Woodpecker , female
30. English Sparrow, male
31. English Sparrow, female
32. Purple Finch, female
33. Purple Finch, male
34. Song Sparrow
35. Goldfinch, female
36. Goldfinch, male
38. White- breasted Nuthatch, male
39. White-breasted Nuthatch, female
40. Cedar Wax wing
These are birds which come from the North in the Fall and usually remain until Spring:
41. Pine Grosbeak, male
42. Pine Grosbeak, female
44. Northern Shrike
45. Snow Bunting
46. Winter Wren
47. Brown Creeper
48. Red-breasted Nuthatch, male
49. Red-breasted Nuthatch, female
50. Golden-crowned Kinglet , female
51. Golden-crowned Kinglet, male
52. Saw-whet Owl
53. Prairie Horned Lark
55. Tree Sparrow
56. White-throated Sparrow, adult
57. White- throated Sparrow, young
58. Redpoll, female
59. Redpoll, male
60. American Crossbill
61 American Crossbill, female
62 White- winged Crossbill, male
63 White-winged Crossbill , female
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