Identifying Backyard Birds

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

The difficulties of identifying backyard birds seem insurmountable to many people.

"All I can see," said someone to me, "is a speck, and then a streak of something flying, and it is gone. They all look alike to me."

Identifying some backyard birds are easier because we encounter them at close range, and they are considerate enough to delay long enough to give us a good look.

But other backyard birds are exceedingly shy, and give us only a fleeting glimpse. That may be all that is needed in identifying them, if the bird has any distinguishing peculiarity.

Indigo Bunting

One can in time come to know what family the bird belongs to, if you have any sort of fleeting glance of it.

Size, form and manner of flight tell a great deal- even before we can distinguish color.

The use of their wings by birds in flight varies greatly.

  • The chimney swift moves its wings quite rapidly and continuously, with intervals of gliding, and they are shaped long and narrow throughout.
  • The swallow's wings are pointed and broader at the base than the swift's, nor do they move quite so fast or so irregularly.
  • The meadowlark, with short, rounded wings, flutters and sails alternately.
  • The kingbird poises with rapidly quivering, extended wings, as does the kingfisher, but when the latter starts on, it proceeds with rather slower and more decisive flappings.
  • Most sparrows and finches have a quick, continuous flight, with rapid wing-beats in succession and short pauses, but some, like the goldfinch, go by jerks, rising and falling in deep undulations, usually calling as they fly, as though each jerk forced air through the larynx.
  • The woodpeckers also have a wavy flight, but they are larger, and can be readily distinguished.
  • The warblers are slender little birds with a sort of flickering flight.
  • The blue jay's long tail attracts notice, and he progresses by a regular series of flappings.

Identifying backyard birds can also be revealed through their positions in standing, and in their paces or other motions.

  • Flycatchers and bluebirds stand very erect, as do thrushes and the cedar waxwing. But the flycatcher soon reveals himself by darting out after an insect.
  • The thrush stands still for quite a while, — in the woods, unless it be a robin, — while the bluebird will more likely take an apple tree, fence, or wire, and he is smaller than the robin.
  • The waxwing has a pronounced crest and usually goes in flocks. The spry movements in the foliage will distinguish a warbler from the sedate vireo.
  • The blackbird walks, as do the larks, starlings, pipits, oven-birds, and water thrushes, while the robin, sparrows, and others, usually hop.
  • The fox sparrow, the thrasher and the chewink scratch away among the dead leaves, but the variegated chewink can never be mistaken for the other brown bird, nor could the fox sparrow for the big thrasher, even if he had not left for the north before the thrasher arrives.
Eastern Bluebird
Baby Bluebird

The birds that climb thereby distinguish themselves from all others.

  • One will know that the nuthatch is not a woodpecker when he persists in running down-hill on the tree-trunk.
  • The slender brown creeper, climbing in upward spirals, appears different from the robust woodpecker.

It will be of great help to learn the principal groups and families of birds in a general way, and their peculiarities.

When it comes to identifying backyard birds, especially members of the finch or warbler families, note the characteristics of their form, color, and marking, and look it up in a book. Also, our website is a tremendous source of help in identifying backyard birds.

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D.Fudge 
Larger brown bird with polka dot feathers on their chest and belly/ Long dark beak.

Larger black bibbed white bellied bord 
We heard a beautiful song in tall trees in back of yard. Waited until it flew to catch a glimpse. My granddaughter and I saw a bird larger than a blue …

large group of birds in South Louisiana (New Orleans area)  
There were hundreds of the same specie of birds on our very large lawn earlier today looked to be feeding. They have varied brownish wings and back but …

Orange billed bird 
This is at our feeder. No crest and it looks like an Exuadorian bird but can that be? Please help. We are in southeast Massachusetts.

Help identify this bird 
I saw a small, light brown bird (no bright colors or sheen) with a plume on its head. It was a little larger than a sparrow but smaller than a cardinal. …

Bird I saw at Yaddo Gardens in Saratoga, NY 
I saw this beautiful bird flying around today and caught a photo of him as he landed one time. He was perched over a large pond, and spots he moved to …

What kind if bird is this? 
This bird was seen at stroman middle school.

What kind of bird is this. I found it hurt in Fort Worth Texas 
I found this bird hurt on my patio. Dose anyone know what kind of bird this is? Got 2 pics of the bird in a cat carrer to keep it safe from my dogs. …

indian bird dont know its name 
Small, black feathers, hair of head are spike type, mimic your whistle

Black head and tail red body 
Followed me home from Lake Michigan. A mile and 1:2 walk. It hangs out in my backyard.sits on the fence of my garden or in the lower branches of the backyard …

Bird identification 
A little larger than a sparrow but smaller than a robin. Brownish gray body with olive colored chest and a white stripe over eye.

seeking name to uploaded bird and length of time from egg to flight. 
Has long tail with white streak, puffy belly, small nest made in small bush, male and female together raising and protecting young. two babies hatched. …

Grey bird 
Walks not hops around my daughter's parking lot at work he also flies I think a picture would work best

Beautiful iridescent bird 
We have 2 birds I have never seen before. They are larger than a sparrow but smaller than a robin. They look "plump" with a iridescent black blue body …

gray backyard bird 
Plump gray bird, looks like rusty spots under tail. Makes a single chirping sound. In backyard in central California. It hops around on the ground a …

KayCee Cary 
I live in Tampa very near Busch Gardens every year we get a blast of these little birds about an inch big gray with a small crest on their head. They come …

Tom D 
The bird was spotted in Connecticut. The bird was colored a tan/gray. It had a black inverted triangle on its front and a red inverted triangle on the …

2 Very Large, long golden crested, short legged, exotic looking  
i spotted these two birds today landing in a pine tree outside my window in saint petersburg, florida. i do not believe they are common to the area. they …

Found this cute little guy on the ground cant fly so well yet 
He has a square short tail with white patches and appears to be grey with they grey running up its head and white cheek area that goes down the breast …

What kind of bird is this baby 
Found this baby in back yard and can't find the parents...

What bird is this? 
My friend Ken took this picture in Richmond Hill Ontario, but he is not sure what kind of bird this is? Please help.. Thank Marion

Dot 
Robin size. same colors but darker, dark yellow beak but eats seed and suet out of feeder. never saw it before this year.

Are these Grossbeaks? 
These birds are about 5 or 6 inches long and quite round. One has a slight light orange bib and the other has very bright orange/yellow bib.

Baby bird 
Baby bird found outside central VA, mostly black with a white speckled chest and a yellow beak. I think it might have a broken wing, I don't really know …

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Charcoal gray bird on Long Island's South Shore 
I was quite surprised to see this bird on the fence of our backyard deck; it was so smooth and slim and its color was charcoal gray. It had a black thin …

What is this bird????? 
It was the size of a larger sparrow and the body was charcoal grey...not black and the head was all a dull orange, not bright!

Possibly a Woodpecker? 
Medium size bird walks up trunk and clings to side of it like a woodpecker. Has grey underside,a black head and a geometric looking black and yellow wings …

injured bird 
black body yellow beak white around the eye medium size maybe 5 to 9 inches

Tiny bird 
I have about 20 of these in my feeder. So small. n Some have a white belly but all the rest of their body is black.

Mucka's Bird 
Gorgeous picture. Taken by Mucka in South Boston. Amazing plumage. Can you tell me about this bird. It's also very chubby. Is it going to have babies …

Never seen this bird before, need help  
Outside around my parents bird feeders I seen a small finch bird that was completely black with only a bright yellow line or band around or on its wing. …

What is this bird? 
I live on common land in Gloucestershire and these birds hide in the grass and then fly of as you approach. They kind of swoop and then flutter, swoop …

Very small bird with full rounded chest light gray underbelly  
I love in central Florida.I have these really small, maybe 2", birds in my trees with light (gray)underbelly but darker on top. Difficult to make out, …

Larger than a mocking bird. 
Brown back feathers similar to a Thrasher, but light grey breast with thick black collar. Beak was medium length and slender. Sat along time in yard digging …

flocking with english sparrows below bird feeder. 
It is about the size of a sparrow with a yellow beak but no wing markings and more of a blond color. He flies into the trees and back under the birdfeeder …

Still need ID 
Twice the size of a chickadee. One seed at a time at feeder.

pigeon style light grey 
Light Grey bird little smaller than a common pigeon,pigeon style, Black thin ring around it's neck. In yard lower Alabama

What kind of bird is this? 
We have a medium sized bird that comes to our back patio every day and hides under our BBQ. Its pretty entertaining. He/she hopes around under there …

Need ID 
Size of a tufted titmouse. Frequent at feeder in North Georgia.

Identify 
Sparrow size

Is this a warbler? 
Small (like a warbler) seen in Texas Has a black cap, brown streaks down it's back, white and black wings with a wing bar and yellow spots under the wing. …

Mystery bird in Victoria, BC Canada 
There's a robin in the lower left of the picture, which gives a size reference. What is the bird in the upper right? It's driving me crazy!! :D Photographed …

house wife  
THIS 2 1/2" BIRD HANGS ON THE SIDE OF MY APRICOT TREE PECKING LIKE A WOODPECKKER, IT HAS A WHITE BIB AND DARK GREY IN COLOR

Help me identify this pair of birds. 
One was sitting on the peak of the home behind us, the other down on the fence top below. They are large but do not have a raptor type beak. The beaks …

Small grey bird with red triangle on top of head in Redding CA  
On Dec 25 pm a small bird appeared at our front porch (huddled in the corner) It is small gray bird with a red triangle on top of its head. It comes back …

Steve on Kauai 
The bird is approx: 5in. Tall medium size body, multi color brown wing and back feathers, tan colored throat white black on face trace of bright yellow …

Unknown Breed NEED TO KNOW 
I saw a bird. It was gray and yellow on the back, a brute white belly, and a irregular color orange. This bird has a very thin beak and very puffy body. …

Live in N. CA 
I saw some very small grey birds in the almond tree off my deck in Pleasanton, CA at dusk on 11/7/15. I am usually pretty good at identifying birds, but …

Please help in identifying this bird 
THis birds size is like that of a crow. Its Brown with white and ash coloured patches (similar to cheetah and sparrow) Looks like it cant fly longer …

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Brown fur balls with tail feathers 
2 small brown furry birds sleeping on narrow porch ledge, with heads tucked in and tail feathers hanging down. There at night but gone during the day. …

Solid bright orange underwings? 
I just saw a larger bird, maybe the size of a hawk fly off from our backyard garden area. I saw the underside of its wings...a bright orange. Never seen …

Birds Chilling in Taos over our patio at hotel 
We live in New Mexico, but have not seen birds like this before. Dove-like, but extremely pudgy. They were just hanging out, a couple, on an overhead …

Bird I saw 
We keep seeing a bird in our back yard that is a light yellow color all over, but has a bright orange tail. Under the wings is some black and white. …

Starlings? 
I noticed this flock of birds which I thought were Starlings this morning at the park. When I looked more closely at the photos, many of them appear to …

A type of nighthawk? 
Woke this morning to this bird on block fence. We thought it was a nighthawk, due to his size, shape, behavior. But, in later looking at the very blurry …

Brown and white bird flew into window and broke its neck in eastern Iowa 
This is about a 7" bird, medium brown on top with rufous wing feathers, almost entirely white underneath from beak to tail. Yellow eyes, nothing unusual …

Not sure what this is 
This bird was seen in late August in a Northwest suburb of Columbus Ohio. I'm not sure what it was doing as someone passed me the picture to see what …

small black/white bird 
about six inches tall, have only seen it at night sitting on a ledge by our backyard porch light. we live in eastern Oklahoma County, OK not in the city …

unknown gray bird 
This is the first time we have seen this type of bird. It is a dull gray in color with no marking. Has a long thin beak and a long tail. He is roughly …

Found this little guy 
my cousin found this baby, she took his pic and put him back where he was. Anyone know what kind of bird it is? Thank you!!!

Odd color for a bird. 
Saw this in the yard today and have never seen it's color before. Had to take it thru a window, so it's not as clear as I would like. This is in Louisville, …

Bird sleeps in eaves of our porch 
A small, dark, fuzzy looking bird with spots gets in the corner of our porch eaves every evening--back to us, head buried in body, small tail sticking …

Help! What kind of bird is this? 
My friend and I discovered this baby bird yesterday on an evening walk. It looks like he has fallen out of the nest and was just sitting there sometime …

Fran in Hawaii 
Aloha, We have recently had a bird come to eat the seed that I scatter on the ground for the Doves. It is a bit larger than the Cardinals. It jumps …

Going crazy 
for years now we have spotted a pair of strange birds in our area around the end of May, until mid June? They are larger then a crow, the male larger then …

Unidentified bird about size of Tufted Titmouse, with distinct yellow bar at end of tail. 
10 to 12 birds arrived at same time lighting in our back yard walnut tree. Backs were mostly black with white stripes on wings and maybe back. Breast was …

christy's baby bird 
It us a fledgling has no feathers on belly has wings that a colored black and white can sit in its ownrest if body has grey feathers

on Kentucky Lake 
Tiny delicate bright blue bird with black feet. smaller and more slender than a bluebird and almost iridescent solid blue.

a bird that has  
a bird that has an orange belly and is mostly brown and lives in Utah

Do you know this bird breed?  
There's a poppa bird and a momma bird raising their baby bird at a tree planted on my yard. Their color is like a brownish gray and their beaks are thin …

What is this bird? 
Seen in central maine 5/8/15 a pair of adult birds one markedly larger than the other both had narrow & pointy black beaks with tan brown heads backs & …

long neck short body 
This bird is 16 inches tall, but half of that is in the neck and head. It has almost no tail. It is mostly grey, with a darkening, almost black (and very …

kitchen window bird 
It chased a humming bird away from feeder at my window black with white streaks on head an back very bright an Shiney orange underneath on chest

Curious 
Today we saw a gray bird 8-12" with a yellow beak and something yellow on the back of it's head. When it flew away you could see 2-3 white strips on the …

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Need help identifying and caring for  
It's small long straight black beak, black legs, brown body short tail - doesn't fly so might be a baby still

Bird sitting on nest of speckled eggs at school.  
She's a mid size bird. Tan with a white breast and black bands around neck area. Her tail is longish with yellow bands across the end. She's sitting on …

Strange Bird in Tennessee  
It has a black back and head with white spots on the lower back. It's breast and underbelly is orange. When it walks, it hops. I've never seen a bird like …

NE Pa. spotted 
this is a small bird about the size of a sparrow, perches in the tops of the tree taking flight to catch bugs in the air. This bird appears to have a …

Tanager? 
We have 5 small birds smaller than a sparrow, the body is Gray and Brown on the back and wings but has red tints in it, the stomach is bright red (close …

Type of Bird? 
Brown Body with White tipped wings and a black head. Resembles a black-headed Grosbeak but they are out west and we are in TN. Resembles the attached …

Gray and white backyard bird making high pitch noise? 
I have a gray and white bird with a little tuft on its head in the backyard. He/she is making high pitched squeally noises and vibrating its wings fast. …

Sarasota, Florida birds 
There's a green bird that has been around my house for the past few weeks now with a duller green colored bird (his mate) that makes an unusual sound like …

Two strange birds in FL 
My friend saw two birds in his yard in St. Petersburg, FL he did not get a picture, but described them to me. I am usually able to quickly identify a …

Allan Taylor 
A bird about the size of a robin, black head, orange breast, but black and white striped back. Never saw this bird before in Boulder, Colorado. Thanks! …

small bird 
what is a small bird (size of a hummingbird) that is blue and has a yellow stomach long thin black bill?

Bird Lover in Maine 
Seems like a pair, pigeon size, white, brownish yellow, black, small beak , spotted somewhat, found near the shoreline in Maine

Looks like a blue jay but is gray 
Yesterday there was a group of birds that visited my property and I have never seen them before. They were the size and shape of Blue Jays and had the …

Small light brown with very short tail 
Northern Virginia, first-time visitor to birdfeeder. A bit more than one-third the size of a cardinal who wanted the feeder to herself. Egg-shaped rather …

Is this a finch? 
I'm seeing an unfamiliar bird at feeder and on exposed ground. My location is Adirondacks, and its the end of February. The bird is The size of a sparrow(give …

Small green bird about the size of a goldfinch. 2/21/15 
We are in Conway SC near Myrtle Beach. Noticed this guy yesterday and he is back today. About the size of a goldfinch which at first I thought he was, …

Red brown cute puffy bird 
It's red brown a puffy really cute

White breast gray everywhere else 
I live in Southeastern Minnesota (Rochester), and can't figure out what kind of bird this is...it's all gray except a white breast. It's a small perching …

fat shaggy black bird with white spots on chest 
I live near Columbus, OH, and during a recent blizzard, I saw three different types of birds I had never seen in Ohio before. I have identified the other …

What is the birds name 
I live in New Jersey and have a brownish sparrow looking bird with a red head

Mystery Bird 
These pics were taken from inside as I did not want to scare them away. They were mostly a taupe/mousey color, with white wings and what appears to be …

Help! Unidentified bird! 
It's fat small and soft ball sized, dark brown with white speckels a thin beak and angry eyebrows! Please help us identify!

Laura Sanders 
Hello and Happy New Year, This little bird feeds on tumble weed seed along the Yampa River, Colorado. Can you help me identify it?

Unknown Bird in Virginia 
It was as small or smaller than a wren. It was a dark brownish and gray color. Its beak was shorter than a wren's. On the top of its head it had a large …

Nancy unknown feeder bird in NY November 2014 
long, black beak polka dot breast, white with dark spots red legs about the size of a cardinal

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Very strangly colored bird spotted in backyard 
My friend saw this bird on the ground and tried to snap a picture of it. Is it an escaped pet, like a sun conure or maybe a wild bird who is flying off …

Fat yellow bird in Oregon 
Was visiting Portland this weekend and saw this bird in a tree.

just a mother 
I have these little tiny beige birds eating out of a suet cage , they are the size of humming birds if not smaller, they are not bothered if a black capped …

Susan 
A flock of these birds were in a neighboring side yard and I would like to identify the species: Sparrow family? I do not believe it is an unusual bird …

Flew into window in Seattle area 
Very small (not sure if adolescent or adult) yellow and grey bird flew into window. Found it upside down in bushes below, still alive. He has since recovered …

Sleeping Beauty 
A dark colored very small, long tailed bird bundles up under my porch ceiling only at night. No nest. Tail hangs straight down. Comes at night. Gone in …

Dark red wings and tail with a grayish body  
It has a dark red tail and wings. The rest of its body is grayish. It's Chest was a golden brown/yellowish color. I think it's head was black and had some …

fat, greyish brown speckled bird? 
The bird looks like a large songbird... slightly bigger than a robin. Its body is speckled, especially in the front, white chest and little dark marks, …

help to identify this small Ohio bird 
This is a very small Ohio bird, solid gray with a solid white head. I've never seen one before. Help! I don't have a photo, sorry.

One-legged mystery bird keeps coming to our front porch 
One legged fluffy/chubby bird keeps coming to our front porch in the evening and doesn't leave until late morning. Leg appears to be tagged.

BLACKBIRD WITH A STEAK OF WHITE TAIL FEATHERS ON EACH SIDE 
I LIVE IN SOUTHERN IN. AND I SAW THIS BIRD IN MY YARD FOR TWO DAYS AND HAVEN'T SEEN IT BEFORE OR SINCE.

plump dark grey unattractive bird 
I think he was trying to frighten a Nutmeg Minnican who was trying to build a nest in my fichus tree. I didn't see my nutmeg minican for 2 days, but she …

long necked bird with call of who who 
this is at 730 at night in eastern Colorado, against the foothills of the mountains. It is a long necked bird which was calling who who, extending its …

Judith Economos 
tiny bird, sharp beak, greenish front, yellow eyebrow, pale underside, short square grey-brown tail. Bonked into window, but apparently recovered; looks …

Fast flier 
Yellow beak, gray mask and chest. Fast flier, travels with others.

Yellow Bird Southern Ontario 
This bird was around for about three days mid-August. Larger than a sparrow. Spent time in flower bushes rather than trees.

white bird buffalo ny 
is sitting on top of my car in garage

Our find 
This little guy was found after hitting a window in Scarborough Ontario, Canada. He isnt flying either because of age or injury. We would like to know …

Steve 
Baby, but able to fly. Brown upper, black wing with white bar and white tipped. Not sure what lower is going to be. Has white in it.

Backyard Ontario  
brown mottled bird with russett on nape and pure white in back when wings are spread ontario

Sunflower leaf eating birds 
We have several sunflowers in our backyard. Everyday four or more small white breasted dark gray backed birds come and feast on the leaves of the plants. …

Please help with identifying this bird 
I live in AL and I have been seeing a lot of these birds lately. There were 5 or 6 in my bird bath at one time. Mostly brown body, with some black in their …

Backyard Bird of Prey 
I've seen this majestic bird in my wooded backyard for many years. I can't figure out what kind of bird it is.

new bird at our suet and sun flower feeders 
Bigger then a cardinal, grayish color very long tail with a wide white stripe on each side of tail, looks funny when flying, almost like a pinwheel,sorry …

Backyard Bird with Inverted Black Triangle on Breast 
I believe that I have seen both male and females of this critter. Saw the male in late winter - early spring in Seattle. Beautifully colored of medium …

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What type of little bird this ! 
This bird was found, so I was told, in a bar flapping around. Someone one took it home, stuck it in a cage 24/7 till I took it to my home . I let him …

Help 
This is a tough picture. The bird is light brown, a little chunky but very pretty. Almost looks like a pigeon but I've only seen one around my house. I …

Injured Bird...trying to help in the meantime.. 
Found this bird in the street...hurt leg. Will drink, but not eat. Don't see baby fuzzies. Can't get it help ASAP but am trying to find somewhere that …

What bird is this? 
What kind of hummingbird is this ??

Bird has taken over Wal-Mart tire/lube shop 
This bird is larger than a big fat pigeon but smaller than an average chicken. Plucked and cleaned I expect it to be the size of a large Cornish game hen. …

Unusual little white birds 
For past 2 days have seen TOTALLY WHITE SMALL birds size of Chickadee. My Granddaughter and I watched them in Huge lilac bush for over an hour. We live …

Is this a blue jay? 
We have a family of blue birds in our backyard. I've read that bluejays are aggressive and I was wondering if this bird will attack us. My 10mo old …

Brown upper body, pale orange under body. Markings around the eyes 
Little smaller than a robin. We see them at our feeder, eating seeds.

Aussie backyard bird saved from my naughty cat!! 
No picture unfortunately :/ And also unfortunately early this morning we were awoken by loud squawking from INSIDE the house as our youngest cat had brought …

friendly small brown spotted fuzzy bird in North East Ga mountains 
Near Clayton, Georgia, I was inside a large metal building doing some work when I turned around and saw that this bird had landed on the concrete floor. …

bird 
Brown flecked body, red patch on back of neck, black patch on chest. About the size of a slim dove, with a little longer beak. Spotted in southern ontario …

Bird in Archbald Pennsylvania 
It is brown with black speckels , has red on back of head and a black v on front of neck and white under tail noticed when flying and is larger than a …

What kind of bird? 
Not much to tell. Never seen a bird quite like this.

fast flyers 
I see these birds flying over two different small lakes near my home on the south shore of Long Island, NY, in the spring and summer. They are black or …

Small but loud bird? 
4 inch tan bird with light breast. Nest in bird house on deck near lake. Male and female look similar. Very loud. Sharp dark beak. No ring around …

Nesting in my hanging plant 
Makes a sound like tsk tsk. Black head long tail with splash of white on the tail.

What is this? 
Gray body, black on top of the head, shaped like a starling but thinner through the body. I'm in western NY.

Brown/grey with long tail 
He has a long thin tail, is brown and greyish in color and a white stripe across his wing, I can't seem to identify him??

Black with grey, bit of yellow on mouth 
Black with grey, southern vermont

Mystery bird on Minneapolis seed feeder 
This bird visits my seed feeders along with lots of gold finches. The bird is large enough to feed sideways. It's grey and chubby with speckled breast …

Anyone know what kind of bird this is? 
Says it's a baby blue bird but looks nothing like anything I have found.

Finch? 
This bird uses our feeder and brings his mate along with him. Does anyone know what kind of bird this is? It has an orange throat and crown/cap and a streaky …

baby bird 
To young to fly, looks like a robin but the chest is speckled.

Tiny little babies 
I saw 2 birds must have male and female. But the 2 birds had about 8 babies running behind them. None of them flew. The babies were grey with a white …

all dark brown with black tail and wings 
I've never seen this bird in our yard in Seattle before. It is a little smaller than a robin but larger than a sparrow. Has even darker stripes on breast. …

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Veronica 
It was walking on my patio bricks, medium size, tan front with a distinctive black ring around his neck that extended deeper like a large medallion type …

Unknown bird and call 
I heard some birds in a tree while out playing with my camera and decided to see if I could get any pictures. I managed to locate this beautiful bird in …

Robin like bird? 
Male is dark with a muted reddish orange head? Female is dove brown with pale orange under wings and breast. Pointy beak. Smaller and more streamlined …

I found a hurt bird!! 
I found a hurt bird and I really don't know anything about how to take care of it. I'm hoping that someone can tell me the species so I can figure out …

black birds in yard 
These black birds are all black, including their wings. However, when they left their wings there is a bright red circle, surrounded by a white ring, …

Unknown bird 
Sleek fast flying beautiful sounds great personality flies around a lake sounds like similar to a Siegel looks like the size of a bluebird longlegs longtail …

Sargent Striped WIngs 
They seem to come around in the early evening. Having long slender bodies and tails. When they extended their wings you can see very distinct markings …

Found baby bird 
It is black with some fuzzy yellow on it's head

Black bird with white eye ring 
I just saw a bird that looks like a common blackbird but it has a ring around its eye that is white and looks like the eye hieroglyph from Egypt. It was …

Could this be some kind of owl? 
I live on the front range of Colorado near Denver. I came downstairs at 5 a.m. today (May 31)and found this roundish brown and white mottled bird sitting …

help 
I just saw 3 large grey birds with white face, ground feeders in North Idaho that I have never seen before.

What Arizona bird is this? 
I'd like help identifying these birds at our feeder here in Phoenix. The females are brown, while the males have some red/orange coloring? Thanks!

Similar to a red-winged blackbird 
We saw a bird about the size of a red-winged blackbird at the feeder. Instead of the red and yellow should/wing patch of a male, this bird had a distinct …

Black Bird Blue Neck Bar??? 
Black Bird Blue Neck Bar flocking with asst Blackbirds. Rockland County, NY (30 miles north of NYC) March 13, 2014 Cannot identify it. Please help …

birds on humming bird feeder 
Does anyone know what these birds are. They are females & they come to drink out of the hummingbird feeders. I thought they were an Oriole, if so what …

Frank 
I saw a bird this morning at about 0530 from about a 30 ft. distance with a long brown tail, and white breast. When it took off, and while in flight, …

Bird stalker  
Hello folks! I am trying my best to hang out with my bird friend who sits outside at night. I've always wanted to befriend an animal (that is not a pet) …

bird with green feathers? 
I saw a bird with green body feathers and gray feather wings, almost like a parrokeet but it was in the wild, any ideal what it might have been?

Streaked breast with light stripe over eye Tomball, TX 
This bird reminds me of a song sparrow only bigger. Very streaked breast and back is not solid. Basically brown and white. It is about the size of a …

Found looking frightened in forest in northern ca. 
Baby and colorful plume around neck with brown sable looking head. My nephew found this bird and picked it up. Don't know what he did with it-he posted …

Mystery bird near Indianapolis, IN 
I spotted the bird in my yard this afternoon (May 4, 2014). Never have seen a bird like this one, and it's not in my ID book for Indiana. (We are just …

Unknown Visitor 
This bird has black and white wings, some yellow on breast and some orange spots. Was at my birdfeeder in Hyde Park (Boston) MA.

Nevada Mystery Bird 
This bird was feeding on seeds I put out on the ground and is the same size as a sparrow. The body is the same coloring as a sparrow except for a blue …

Small gray bird with yellow and orange head feathers. 
Found this little guy near the house, may have hit a window. Have never seen anything similar and no one I know recognizes it. Found April 10th on Fairlee …

Eastern Massachusetts  
bright red collar only on the back of the neck. dark black triangle on chest black circles around the eyes longish narrow beak speckled brown wings …

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new bird in PA backyard? 
saw 2 identical large gray, hen shaped, large body, small head birds today feeding together. They did not fly, only walked together. Both have white head, …

Bird watch 
Found this small bird dead in my back yard, I've never seen one like it before at my feeder. I'd appreciate it if you could identify it for me. I'm in …

Scarlet Tananger 
We have this red bird with black wings (pretty sure it is a Tananger) that keeps flying around our windows. What is he looking for. Is there something …

Small bird 
I have seen this bird on several occasions at the nugget feeder. It is small like a finch, gray bottom and brown top. It has black stripe across eye and …

Black-crested bird in Central California with white belly and brown/orange side streaks 
Put out some generic birdseed, and along with the blue jays and other small birds comes this one bird about an inch shorter than the blue jays, maybe about …

Birds seen in New York 
Mid March in Moriches LI NY, early Am I saw a group of about eight of medium sized birds that to my untrained eye were exotic. They were blue but a blue …

in my feeder.  
I have no picture, but was a beautiful bird in my feeder in central Ohio. Was a medium sized bird. The color on the head, back, wings and tail was a mousey …

Small green neon in Redondo 
We found this wounded in our back yard and it died within two days, having trouble identifying.

Ellen 
We saw a huge flock of grackles in our backyard (central Mass) a few brown headed cow birds thrown in. there were several birds with white stripes across …

Cheeky Bird 
There is a small brownish bird with a slight, matching crest. He is eating something on my newly budding oak tree. His song sounds like "cheeky bird", …

Blue head bird, backyard in Connecticut ? 
Bird blue head, white and grey body, very fluffy, in backyard in March on Connecticut. Anyone know what kind of bird this is?

Has red on it's head black under it's neck and black dots on it's side 
Regular size backyard bird, has red on it's head, black under it's neck and black like dots on it's side

Washington state 
This is the first time I've ever seen this bird in my yard. It has a orange breast with a black collar and an orange face with a black mask. It's beak …

what is this bird 
Southern Michigan, mid February. some kind of finch. Some of them have slightly yellowish head.

Large curved beak with 3' wing span 
This bird was spotted in Amityville, Long Island, New York during the week of February 17, 2014. His beak is long, and is slightly curved downward, there …

long beaked bird in distress 
I saw a bird chubby like a dove it was brown in color had some dark spots and the longest beak I have ever seen on a small bird. He was down facing …

BRAVE NEW BIRD 
As you can see by the picture, it has a black body and a white head and upper body. The female cardinal on the right seems to be appalled that the unknown …

Hawk or falcon or Eagle 
The bird was about medium size. It had a brownish colored body and wings. The belly/chest was white and it was covered in black spots. It looked like …

Small black cap yellow breast black tail with white 
Small with black cap yellow belly black wings with some white

Harry 
Raleigh, NC area, yellow beak, white speckles, robin size.

What bird is this? 
This is from a post on Facebook I "shared," and now people are asking me what kind of bird it is. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.

Never Saw This Bird Before 
It was sitting on a tree this winter outside my kitchen window in West Virginia. It was the size of a robin with a dark grey body and speckled breast. …

fluffy fat bird with sharp straight beak 
I missed a picture, but got two glances. I tried to show my wife and it flew away. This bird was about 4" tall, and looked "furry". Fluffy, fat, and …

We are stumped 
Bird at our feeder. It is big, about the size of a fat dove. The breast is yellow. A black triangle at the beak. The rest is a brownish-gray, almost …

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small tan bird, pale yellow breast, top knot 
In utah, large flock of at least 50, flock appeared jan 15, assuming they are migrating, I have never seen this bird before. They seem to be eating berries, …

dull greenish yellow breasted 
Large bird like a robin. Thin, bill similar to Pigeon looking perching bird. Sitting top of tree and all birds around him no afraid. about 3 times the …

Pretty little charcoal gray bird 
size and similar shape to a black-capped chickadee, but all charcoal gray, belly is white, beak is yellow

New to Texas, what bird is this? 
Seen near Austin, TX. Robin size, gray back, white belly, thin dark beak.

Nichole's big year 
There is flock of birds that stopped today 1/19/14. The birds are about the size of robins, some very fat others more slender. The look brown with dark …

Pat Pisley 
today at my feeder I am seeing a pair of large 7 to 8 inches long with black and white stripes/checker board wings and breast. This bird has a long black …

Unknown bird 
At our birdfeeder in SW OH is this small bird about the size of chickadees. He is totally charcoal .. more black than gray with a small white patch on …

Jim in Georgia 
This is the first time I have ever seen this bird. It has the Same color as a female Cardinal(Brownish/Taupe) with a large patch of bright orange/red on …

Ohio bird 
Robin-size bird that looks like a female blue jay, but has no top notch. I have never seen them before until last year.

what is this bird? 
On our vertical sunflower seed feeder outside Chicago, IL robin-sized, plump, with short tail dark brown back and head, black belly, sides and chest …

Unknown bird Rochester,NY 
We have no idea the species of bird this is. Jim,NY

What is it 
Plump, dark perching bird with long straight beak. 100's of them in various trees in Manitoba, Canada. Variety of chirping noises. Too high in the trees …

help 
its on our porch and is walking around. any ideas?

Help two baby birds  
Found in a park nest was to high to reach and a cat had one have taken to vet but they said they wouldent make the night , well they have !! Fed every …

Back yard bird? 
A few day ago in our back yard, which is 6 miles n.w. of bangor, there were two birds. One was totally black and the other one was all black, except his …

Please settle a mild disagreement 
On Sunday, October 20th, my daughter took this picture with her cell phone. Her husband says it is some kind of hawk. I say phooey, it's a roadrunner. …

migrating bird maybe? 
im sorry that i don't have a picture of the bird, the best way that i can describe it thought is that it looks like a small chipmunk in color, with the …

Night Roosting Babies 
I found these two hiding under the eaves of my back porch perched and snuggled in tight on a little ledge afforded by the pillar. They didn't move and …

Please tell what bird this is! 
I found this picture on a blogging website with no source, and I haven't the faintest clue what kind of bird this is. Could anyone tell me?

What bird? A warbler? New at this : ) 
Bird found in Northwest Indiana this past week.

Larger or about same size robin or thrush 
Flew into tree in Norhtern California orchard - thought it was a towhee until I got home and could zoom into picture. Have never seen it before, and …

Any idea what this bird is?  
This bird flew into our window (Fountain Hills, AZ). Trying to recover. Have never seen a bird like this here before.

is it a titmouse? 
Unfortunately I don't have a picture but I saw this bird this summer in my backyard which is wooded and contains lot of native plants. The bird looks like …

Mystery Banded Bird 
Our mystery bird is about the size of a robin, was grey with some slight orange on chest, but had a black neck band that kind of reminded me of a meadow …

Finch Sized Wild Bird 
Seemed like it was in shock..picked it up to see if it was OK...tiny bird, size of a finch, beautiful olive color, feathers looked like felt, tail had …

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Unknown Bird 
A flock of 4 or 5 of these birds showed up in my backyard to take a bath in our waterfall. Then they left.. never to be seen again. They had a distictive …

name this bird please . . .  
medium size bird with yellow under wings only - gray on top and chest - very loud chirp - darker spot on breast, but not all of breast - in northeastern …

Mystery bird in eastern Massachusetts 
I just saw a bird from the back only. It was the size of a robin and was with a few robins in my backyard. It was a gray and tan color like a tabby cat. …

small brown birds 
These tiny round brown birds gather on a tree near my kitchen window every day to preen and eat parts of the purple flowers. I don't know what kind they …

bird looker 
what are these small birds that come in flocks of about 20, go tree to tree then fly away. they are little larger than humming bird. I am in los angeles …

14 inch white blue long black tail 
big dramatic white blue with long black tail central oregon late august group of about 10 in backyard horse pasture

Flying, flocking drinkers 
What kind of a bird flies over a lake as a flock, getting drinks of water while flying?

Mystery dove 
My friend sent me this picture of a dove, we think. It is colored differently than any I have ever had in my yard. It has been in her yard several days …

What is this bird? 
This bird has been spotted all around our home. The photo was captured on security cameras. Any idea what kind of bird would help us.

What Kind of bird 
I couldn't get a picture. There were 2 small birds on my deck. I heard their pretty voice before I saw them. They had greyish belly not sure about the …

Red bird, orange beak with grey head 
This bird came for a visit today to Western Ma. He/she was feeding on the ground. Does anyone know what it is?

Small black (very dark) bird with small crest that has a "chirp" like a cardinal? 
There is a bird that is always in a small group of a hackberry, silver maple and dogwood trees near my house. It is a little smaller than a northern cardinal, …

Unusual bird 
Seen walking in our yard yesterday.

Southern Ontario White Belly Bird 
Hi everyone. I recently moved to a new area that has a nice park and little pond and marsh area. On my walks I have come across several of these birds …

I think it's a Cedar WaxWing 
Sparrow size, has about half of it's feathers. Wings and tail. Has a yellowish band at tip of tail feathers. Dark in color with black eye mask. Will only …

black head, grey body,  
Hi I live in Portland or, in one of my fir trees there is this little bird who sort of chirps and sort of clicks. I am from the UK and this bird reminds …

Cute little bird 
My husband found this little baby bird on the side of a dirt road. It is very small about 3 1/2 inches long. Could anyone tell us what kind of bird it …

Purple bird white underbody  
This pic is just beautiful. Want to no what it is thank you

this bird's type? 
i remember finding some money missing from my wallet so naturally i assumed they were in my yesterday's pants,which i left on my bedroom floor, in other …

gray bird with babies 
solid light gray with bright white bold markings on wings and tail feathers in flight it looks like nothing we have ever noticed before in western pennsylvania …

Help identifying bird seen in California 
Sparrow-like perching bird with very long tail. Black cap, back, wings (with some white markings), tail. White throat and belly. Short, conic orange beak. …

Baby bird on my porch 
Found this baby bird in my pot of tomatoes on the porch. It doesn't seem injured and has looked at me a couple of times although it has been sleeping …

What is it? Brown with long thin black beak 
A brown bird with a thin long black beak fell down the chimney at my beach house in Oregon. What kind could it be? The wings looked like a swallow.

Red and gray with crest 
This bird was seen wandering on our deck below a feeder. He/she stayed on the deck wandering around for about 2 minutes. Does anyone know what it is? …

Solid White Bird 
It appeared on our work patio with a tag, any thoughts on a breed...

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what is it 
it is greyish black back and head with a rust colored belly in central ny

Orange Beak and Tuft Pennsylvania 
This little beauty came to my finch window bird feeder. It has a bright orange beak and a tuft. Can you tell me what it is?

found two baby birds 
hey are very loud. Have big mouths. Have some feathers that are black and some grey fuzz also still showing some skin. They have to be within two weeks …

SMALL BLUE BIRD 
Little blue bird that showed up when we were filling the bird feeders in our yard. I hope someone can identify this little beauty.

Bird that digs in dirt with beak 
He is orange like the color of robin's breast with a long beak and large like a woodpecker and digs in dirt Comment I think you have a Northern Flicker. …

Charcoal grey bird 
Small charcoal grey,black capped head bird at birdfeeder.little bit bigger than a finch. Montgomery township pa. At my water feeder.took a bath. What is …

Grey head, yellow belly,, olive body 
I have a bird that I have never seen here, it is about 5 1/2-6 inches long, grey head olive green body with yellow belly there are 2 of them both of them …

LOST BIRD ? 
Seems to be lost. This bird came in with the storm on 5/2/13. He has a long orange beak, orange legs,his beak is tipped with black also, a green tinge …

bright orange 
bright orange breast,orange and black tail feathers the bird on the top right of this home page?

Large Long-Necked Bird 
Sighted on 27 April 2013 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Large bodied bird with white and red patches on head (and the short beak). Loud call, sounded …

Anne L 
I saw a bird in Central Illinois, it was standing very still in a yard near a tree. It was the size of a small football, pretty fat. It was mostly gray …

Bird Unknown 
Of all the birds that frequent our backyard feeders this one has us stumped. Only one shows up at a time and it's possibly the same bird. We've not heard …

poor birdy 
This little bird did not survive the collision with my window...can anyone help identify it definitively? It is 24 April 2013...in northwestern Pennsylvania. …

Does anyone know what this is? 
Appears daily at my backyard feeder. eating black oil sunflower seeds as most of my feathered friends do. I live in Northwest GA and am new to true birding. …

Bird with Mohawk 
My boyfriend spotted this bird with a mohawk on our walk.

Small Gray Bird 
A small gray bird found it's way to our feeder yesterday. I'd love to find out what kind of bird it is. Pictures attached. It has a white crest, small …

gray bird in my feeder! 
I saw this gray bird in my feeder this morning. A little bigger than sparrows, almost the size of a blackbird. Never saw this before. Anyone have any idea …

What is this bird? 
This bird always comes to my feeder (i named it Bob) and he has the trade marks of a house finch and a purple finch (i don't know the difference between …

Small flock of birds Los Angeles CA 
Descended on my bird bath to get a drink came and left quickly About the size of a house finch. Pale grayish tannish bodies with black "bat man" mask …

Tarwheat! Blackheaded, White Belly, Golden Wings 
Hi! In Tucker,GA. We have a bird that has a black head, white belly and can spread a white/black feather mixture with its tail and has golden/yellow wings. …

Very large bird the size of an eagle 
There are a couple of really large birds flying over Lake Selmac in So. Oregon. Anyone else that knows what they are?? They have a wing span of well over …

North Garden, Virginia 
Smallish black and white bird with white specked wings and red topknot. about the size of a robin first time seeing this bird at my backyard feeder this …

Gray Horned Bird 
I saw this type of bird in Pennsylvania on a tree. This is the only similiar picture I could find online. Looked at all my bird books and online...could …

injured 
There isn't much to say, but I have a good picture. I found this guy on the side of the road and I'm wondering what to feed it.

What kind of bird is this? 
We have a lot of these types of birds in our front and backyard. They tend to make nests. Just curious what type it is?

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Bird w/ Dark Turquoise body and brown head  
This bird is at my bird feeder. Does anyone know what kind of bird this is?

Little Bird In Our Backyard 
We saw the prettiest little bird in our backyard, but it flew away before we could take a picture of it! It was about the size of your hand, with a red …

GG - Backyard Bird Speckled/Yellow Tips 
At the suet in the backyard here in central Virginia this chilly March morning.

Brown, white and black bird 
Spotted during a train journey in a field near Carlisle, the bird was roughly pigeon sized or larger, with a white stripe across its open wings and across …

Anyone know what type of bird this is?! Seems simple but I don't know 
I would say this bird is a little on the fat side. Grey with some black spots down closer to bottom. Lighter underneath color but still a grey color. Small …

big bird with orange crest on head 
I heard this weird sound, sort of like a woodpecker pecking so I went to look. There was the really strange bird way up in our tall palm tree in the canyon. …

Help! 
Around my neighborhood i have spotted an unusual bird. It isn't in any guidebooks, and it's top half is a russet red,while its bottom half is brown. Unfortunately, …

What is it? 
I have a rather large bird hanging around our backyard, he is brown speckled on the back and belly, a long beak, small patch of red under his beak and …

What is this Bird 
On March 9 I had a group of small birds (about 10-15) eating sunflower seeds at my feeders. They were about the size of a finch or warbler, approximately …

Mystery Bird 
This bird is in my yard and is up at dawn and I can only hear it. It calls every 20 to 40 seconds with a single pitch whistle. I cannot see it. Can anyone …

Can't identify bird  
Sorry have no picture. Trying to figure out what bird seen here in southern Idaho that is a little bigger than a gold finch, has a yellow breast, brownish …

Seen in Louisville, KY 
Can't tell much. It walked on the ground, was alone, coloring was a bluish gray on top half of body, the under half was pure white. Never seen before. …

Backyard Bird in the Seattle area I have not seen before 
The bird has a cream white breast with orange sides, the wings were dark and speckled with white. It had a dark head, it was about the same size as a …

Grey bird with orange beak!? 
We have a few beautiful birds come to our back yard feeder every morning and afternoon. The usual Cardinals, Blue Jays (though very shy), a dove couple, …

what kind of bird is this? 
To Anyone that might know, I live in south Florida on a lake. I saw a grey bird with a black cap head and white throat. It was flying over the lake …

Black bird with gold spots 
I have not been able to get a picture of these birds yet. They come and go so quickly. We put our Christmas tree outside with some feed on our deck for …

Large gray bird, the size of a Red-tailed hawk, but looks like a pigeon 
LARGE, mostly slate gray on the upper body and back, a buff color breast and under body, white patch on the bottom tail feathers, with a band of white …

any ideas? 
Red head (entire head) solid gray body ( smokey gray- no spots at all) white front

Yellow beak 
I have a tiny black bird with a white belly and bright yellow beak. What is it?

Orange and Yellow Beauties 
I was just coming home from school and I looked outside my kitchen windows to see what birds were out at the feeder like I always do. I look down at the …

What kind of bird is being eaten by a hawk? 
Photo captures a hawk eating everything but carcass and tail feathers. What exactly are these two birds? The photo was taken mid-December 2012 in urban …

Back yard bird 
I saw this bird in my back yard today. I saw it once before but thought afterwards that I was just imagining it so I took a few photos this time. When …

what is this bird  
black head, white ring around the eye, red breast, yellow beak, a little larger than the cedar waxwings in the same tree

Unknown Bird 
I spotted this little fellow on top of the back yard feeder. He did'nt stick around for long and I was only able to capture this one shot. I live in …

Mystery dove 
Into my back yard flew a grey dove-like bird with a grey head, neck and breast with a dark blue triangle on the breast (straight across with point going …

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similar to gray blue jay 
crest on head, black ring around neck, light gray on back, front light beige, ring around eyes

anyone know what this bird might be...? 
bird is mainly light brown, black dots on chest,red streak on back of head, long beak, black marking underneath beak, beautiful bright yellow underneath …

southern Illinois 
We had just got a foot of snow a few days before I saw this bird. I live out in the country a few miles outside of town near cornfields and the refuge. …

Cute very small brown fury bird rooting on the porch at night 
Small bird, fury looking feathers, brown and tan with white tips, dark brown tail feathers. Roosts on top of a post under our porch roof at night. Usually …

mystery birds 
I took a walk around a small pond in Auburndale Florida today, and spotted these 2 birds I had not seen before. They have the goose shape, but I …

Is it some kind of flicker? 
The tree is a liquid amber tree with the seed pods. The bird appeared to be eating the seeds from the pods. I didn't know flickers would eat seeds. …

Help 
This bird was found dead in my friends back yard in Nevada.

White underwings 
This small flock arrived today to do some ground feeding. They are bigger than sparrows... smaller than robins. They wouldn't really have been noticeable …

What kind of bird is this 
Around Greensboro, NC Found in someones back yard

îs it a bird? 
It's small like a humming bird..even smaller then any I have ever seen before. It's quick like a humming bird. Its kind of a problem in the evenings for …

Strange Long beaked small bird 
The bird is small and round with a furry light brown chest, dark gray/black head and wings. His feet are claws not webbed and walks as fast as a roadrunner. …

Help identify: tan/brownish-gray medium-size, large black speckles from neck down, black oval on chest, orange under wings & tail 
unusual in Sacramento CA, medium-size (about same as our mourning doves), robin-shape, overall tan/brownish-gray with large black speckles on back from …

Unknown to me what type of bird this is 
There was 4 of them together, Long necks, Red color around the eyes. Long legs. White and gray specks in their feathers. I live in Maine and have been …

Australian nest and babies 
Her partner and her arrived a couple of weeks ago and made their nest in our undercover area. She's in it most of the time now so I am assuming she is …

Type of Baby Bird? 
We found a baby bird on our deck this afternoon and were really surprised considering it is November. It has: a brown body and grey wings It has a …

Blew in with Sandy????? 
My daughter found this bird and we haven't seen one around here like this? Comment: The red crown patch makes me think it is a Ruby-crowned kinglet. …

Small Wonder 
I was able to get a good close look at it's head because it flew into a large glass window and lay on the outside sill for almost 10 minutes. If I had …

Small bird 
This small brown bird showed up on our deck today. It appears to be ill maybe. Its feathers are all poofy, some grey downy stuff. It has horizontal black …

Can you help I'd this bird? 
There is a medium sized bird in my neighbors back yard and we have no clue what it could be. It is mostly brown, has a redish tinted patch on the side …

Spotted chest bird 
Black spots on White chest. grey head with faint orangeish brown around eyes and on wing tips and underside of wings, almost red. Was seen on our Cedar …

small beautiful brown bird? 
this tiny bird sleeps in a corner of my porch overhang in northeast florida, beautiful rich brown with white tipped feathers, and white stripes on the …

need help identifying big grey bird 
Spotted a large, robin size, dark grey bird drinking water from a muddy puddle. It's beak was long and solid, kind of like a woodpecker. The underside, …

What type of bird is this? 
Hawk like markings. Dove sized bird with thin bright yellow stripes on each tail feather. A bright orange ring around it's neck. The beak is long and …

small yellow breasted bird in sw florida 
I have a bird that won't leave my bathroom window for 3 days. Flies to the window then up on a tree, back and forth all day. I live in Cape Coral Florida …

Can you ID this bird? 
Sparrow-sized bird, but more slender proportions. Blue topside, whitish - grey underside. Boundary between colors very well-defined. Very slender beak. …

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Shirl 
Small light gray bird with black top knot (like a cardinal) in back yard in San Antonio, TX

small bird with extreme long tail feathers  
I keep seeing a small bird with extremely long tail feathers. Looks like the tail has 3 long feathers. Reminds me of a scissor tail in Texas but when …

BucksBirder 
A sparrow, but what kind? A small sparrow, vermillion cap and breast, also small vermillion color where tail attaches to body. Brown surrounds vermillion. …

Little Bird on My Porch 
I have a small dark brown or grey bird that sleeps on the inside eave of my porch every night. He is gone every morning when I check though. I live in …

ID help please  
backyard in kent, wa area. Comment: Possibly a baby Stellar Jay?

Not your common grackle 
Looks like a common grackle but has a white tail and a white ring around its neck

Melbourne, fl 
Have had many birds visiting, but saw today one that I do not know. Blue underbelly, tan wings top side, small with slender over-all body. Thought it …

Small Brown Owl 
We have small owls in our back yard. They are brown, probably 8-12" tall, and are living in the palm tree where the dead leaves hang down, they come out …

Smaller than a sparrow with a longer beak? 
Smaller than a sparrow with a beak that is twice as long, very fast flying, makes a high pitch chatter sound when I approach it. Brownish color. Thought …

Similar to Bridled Titmouse 
A pair of these birds have been staying around lately. Cannot identify them from the pictures online. There is a bridle similar to a bridled titmouse but …

Small, green-backed bird flying in WA 
It's small, flies very quickly, with a brown body; white belly; and green back. Clearly not a hummingbird. I'm not a birder...just saw this pretty bird …

Want to identify very small grey bird making nest 
The bird is only about 2-1/2 to 3 inches long and mainly a soft grey color. I don't see any barring or yellow, but it is a very good singer so I am thinking …

What is this cute bird in Lincolnton, NC? 
It looks very much like a robin, except it has a white breast with orange around it. It has a black head with a small topknot. He likes to come to our …

"Zac" 
Not sure it is a bird, The only ID we have established is a small yipping sound. It is very much like a very small puppy. It yips for a series of yips, …

small little birds with long legs - walk alot 
Pretty little things. About 6 inches from beak to end of tail. Extremely long legs; stand no more than 8" off the ground. Short pointed little beaks …

Grey bird with white stripe on wings and tail 
What is the name of these birds? They are all around my house in Woodstock, Ga. They are medium sized grey birds. When they fly, however, you can see …

Bright Red Head with gray body and pronounced beak.... 
I have been feeding birds for years and I saw a different bird yesterday. It has a very red head with a gray body, but the beak was almost hawk or parrot …

Grayish buff colored bird with orange-tipped tail 
This bird was spotted plucking spider webs from my house (for it's nest?) in Michigan. It had a body like a cardinal with a batman-like mask. The male …

A black meadowlark nesting on my house? 
I see flocks of them in the pastures on the west end of Galveston island. They act and are the shape and size of the western meadowlarks, except that …

UNIDENTIFIED BLUEBIRD 
The bird that I saw was a bright brilliant blue all over except its head was purple and it had a bright yellow beak almost looked like the beak of a finch. …

Bright blue and purple bird 
The bird that I saw was a bright brilliant blue all over except its head was purple and it had a bright yellow beak almost looked like the beak of a finch. …

Brown Bird found....Want's us to hold him and tries to follow inside 
I think it is 6-8 inches long....dagger style beak...maroon colored legs all shades of brown, black eyes...yellow on inside of beak...we want to know in …

Black bird with white cheeks 
We just saw this bird on our boulevard, it was about the size of a Grackle...but the body, head, wings and everything else was black...except for the cheeks …

So. California, Male With Red Throat 
I have a nest in the eaves of my house every year, and I can't figure out what kind of birds they are. I'm in Orange County, Southern California. The most …

Nesting orange-beaked bird in Atlanta 
This bird has a shortish bright orange beak compact body with various browns in het feathers. Her bottom underside feathers include several whitish feathers. …

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Unknown solid grey bird 
The bird is about the size of a robin but more lean. When I get a good look at it, it appears to be solid grey in color. Almost like a dusty black. It …

Mike M. 
I can never locate this beautiful singing bird. Sits high in the tall trees and makes a sound like R2D2. 10 different calls in a row each completely different …

Chew, Chew sound 
I only hear it; I can't see it. Early morning, before dawn even. I hear a "Choo, choo, choo…choo-choo-choo-choo-choo! Or maybe more of a 'chew' sound. …

Tiny birds in Southern California 
We have the cutest little birds in our yard. They are very small, the size of a hummingbird, but with a round body, larger rounded head and short neck. …

UNKNOWN BIRD NEED HELP IMMEDIATELY!!!! 
TODAY I WAS RIDING AROUND WITH MY BF AND WE SAW THIS WEIRD LOOKING BIRD. IVE TRIED AND TRIED TO IDENTIFY IT USING GOOGLE ITS NOT EVEN ON THE LIST OF BIRDS …

KC gray bird with red beak 
This bird has been throwing himself at our large plate glass window for months and sits on the doorhandle and pecks at glass - weird! He is medium sized …

black bird with white stripe on wing at shoulder 
2/17/12 Atlanta, Georgia I just saw a large flock (20-25) of black birds ground feeding in my back yard-more in trees and feeder. Some were eating oil …

Is this an owl? 
We think it's an owl, but can't tell. Big thick yellow legs, big giant eyes, turned his head all the way around. Sighted in the Central Valley California …

White bird with black wings - seen in Atlanta area 
This bird was sighted in the Atlanta, GA area in mid-November. It appeared to be in transit and was only around for an hour or so. Size appears to be …

Yellow bird 
I am trying to figure out what this little yellow bird is that visited my suet feeder the other day. I've looked in a bird book and been searching …

Bird seen in Salt Lake City 
About 5" long. Basic wren-like shape with pointed beak. Gray with distinctive yellow belly going right up to beak. Remarkable gray tuft on head that pointed …

High pitched squeak at night? 
The bird comes to the yard every night and sits in the trees up high it emitts a high pitch squeak (chirp) almost like and baby rodent, with no pattern. …

Can you help me identify this bird? 
This bird came to my feeder in north central Minnesota. It was really had to get a picture as it was always moving, but I did manage to get this photo …

Hawk? Eagle?-Falcon?-Can't find it in any bird book 
He/she has been in my front yard a few times. He likes to sit on my wishing well and watch the cars go by. (Go figure)If I go outside, of course he will …

small moss green bird 
Please help me identify this bird... S/he was a small moss green bird (about the size of a parakeet), with soft yellow throat. Not shy, hopped from …

Backyard Arizona bird with thin beak and black half-circle on breast 
Saw a new bird in our backyard today in Phoenix, and have no idea what it is. We heard an odd squawk, and saw this fellow perched on our hummingbird feeder …

what kind of bird is this? 
a little grey and black color bird with a yellow color across its tail feathers crashed into my picture window. the little fellow was okay, he flew away …

Can you help me identify this bird? 
It was in our backyard in Ottawa, Ontario. I have never been good at identifying birds that are slightly more "plain". (Not that plain is bad! ;) Gold …

New backyard bird help 
Wandered through the backyard today and was being swooped by a Currawong. Couldn't get the best photo of it but its a similar size to the Currawong. Please …

What Bird is This? 
This bird was found in my sisters window in Bath, Maine.

cardinal with black head orange beak 
Looks like a cardinal with a black head and very orange beak red brighter than regular cardinal and seems larger. i believe that the female was also here...breast …

Need help identifying a backyard bird 
The first time I saw it, it almost flew into me because it flew under the roof of my porch and then tried to fly through the roof. It finally got away …

Waterfowl 
Located on stock tank outside Fairfield, TX. Long orange beak, longer legs than a duck, dark gray color on top half of body with a white stripe the length …

connecticut pond bird 
strange bird living in my pond. Long orange legs and feet....about 2 feet high. Grey back. Long, curved beak and white chest. Seems to just wade and …

Help Identify This Bird 
I live in Roswell, GA and would like to know what kind of bird this is. Thank you!

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Please help to identify 
The bird in question is a robin size bird with a red body and a blue head. The red is the color of a cardinal, however, this bird is larger and chunkier …

Baby Bird Saved by Good Samaritan 
I noticed a birds nest several weeks ago above my front porch. Last week, as I was going to clean up the bird droppings on my patio, I noticed that one …

Like a bigger hummingbird 
In Southwestern Ontario, this bird visited my bird feeder today. The best way I can describe it, is that it immediately reminded me of a hummingbird, only …

Mysterious bird 
Finch-like bird. Slightly larger than a sparrow. Most prominent feature is the white tail. I'm no bird expert, but I suspect this could be an escaped domestic …

what kind of bird is this?? 
The storm yesterday blew this bird to our back door. He loves being held, seems like anyway. We are animal lovers, so I want to do what is best for the …

Baby Bird Fall Out of Nest 
All input welcomed...what to feed? How to feed? What species,etc. Comment First things first! This page on my site gives you tips on how to feed …

Marcia in Folsom 
I have a nest just 4 feet from my door from my garage. I was so excited and did see two eggs. This is in my side yard where my dog is. I have been taking …

looked like a woodpecker 
I saw 2 birds the other day in my backyard that looked woodpeckers but they had a red triangle on their breast area. They were a little big bigger than …

Identify Gray / Brown Bird Eastern South Flordia 
This bird was filmed in my backyard in the West Palm Beach Florida Area. We have only seen it once on film and it showed up for a very short time. It …

what is this bird called? 
there are a flock of them that perch together and they make like a jungle bird type call

Robin with Juvenile Plumage 
Here are photos I took of a juvenile robin and an adult robin. At first I thought I found a new kind of bird in my backyard. Then I realized that it was …

Coolbreeze 
It's a hawk but I think it is a red shouldered hawk. It landed on my bird feeder and I got within 6 feet of it to take pictures. Comment Handsome, …

YELLOW RUMPED WARBLER 
I took a picture of a little bird when we went camping and this is what I found in my bird book! I'm I right????? If so they have beautiful colorings. …

ID this bird 
About the size of a robin....Yellow on breast....white head....charcoal wings and tail. Black horizontal streak with eye in the middle.?? Comment …

Can anyone identify this bird? 
These birds returned numerous times to the top of a dead tree on an island we were camping on, in Haliburton, Ontario this past weekend. There were sometimes …

2 in a nest 
I wish to identify these birds that are sharing the nest. Comment Aren't they darling! Soon ready to learn to fly. A lot of baby birds look very …

Honeywillya Garden 
This two new birds showed up in our garden last evening, we always have bluebirds but these two are new, Do you know what they are. Comment It's …

new bird? 
I have lived in Kenosha most of my life - 60 years - and have never seen this bird before. It looks like a robin with red breast but has a white ring around …

Help!! 
We found this baby bird on our deck- Looks like it crashed into our house?? My mother has volunteered to nurse it back to heath for release if I can find …

Help 
He was eating grape jam when I spotted him. He looked close to a Baltimore Oriole but smaller. The orange on him was more redder and he had a black top …

bird with black around neck 
Bird has black rings around neck and has laid her eggs on the ground. Comment Possibly a Black-and-White Warbler. They can be found in North Carolina, …

large red bird - alabama 
8-10" tall. Fat. RED belly, short yellow beak - head sort of like a cardinal. Gray/blackish wings. Seen in branches behind our house in pine trees, then …

Ground walker (not hopping),LONG skinny beak in CT 
A good sized bird that is brownish tan with black edging, then white edging at the top of wings when folded. Has a really long, skinny beak ( maybe 3") …

Unidentifiable baby bird 
Found in Orange California (SoCal), "Richard" (as my daughter called him) was brought into the house by our 1-year-old American Shorthair rescue. He hung …

AJ 
white head, tan body with finger marks, small about like a chickadee, feed on the ground. Near Brockville Ontario Canada

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What gray bird flocks together with 40 to 50? 
The bird is in Georgia, and looks like a tufted titmouse. It's all gray on the top with a small crest on the head and a light belly. I would say the size …

Need help identifying backyard bird  
Complete novice here, just getting started. This was seen in my backyard in Northern California. I initially thought it was a robin, but it has a partially …

Kind of looks like a bunting, but is solid black, no wing stripes.  
Bird friends.. We have a new bird snacking at our feeders the last couple of days and we cannot figure out what kind he is. Hes a good size...8-9 inches, …

Morning Dove impersonators yellow bills 
I live near Key West. We have two small dove- like birds,at feeder, but they have YELLOW beaks! Small as cardinals! Cute couple eating sunflower seeds …

Need help with this cute bird 
Im in Northern Ca. Saw a bird 2-3 times bigger than the other robins around it. Orange chest like robin but scooted like roadrunner 8-9 inches long with …

seen in Mcallen Tx 
bird is the size of a blackbirds from this area, it had a dark gray back and a mint colored breast

MrAntenna 
About the size of a house sparrow, but all brown with very short tail. Flies and talks like a sparrow. Same bird has found it's way into the house three …

Small UK bird in a flock 
This bird had a solid brown head and a white breast. Their breast may have had a few big specks on it. It looked to be roughly the size of a starling, …

big, black, gull-shaped bird with owl-like face and white feet, not webbed 
In a residential neighborhood of York, PA, USA on October 18, we saw a large black bird with a strange, gray, owl-like face, like the circle of paper plate. …

baby bird found 
It had a very skinny long beak. Thought it was a baby blue jay but it bad a large. Yellow patch on its chest. All baby blue jay pics i see doesng shkw …

Blue Bird Help 
I will take a photo in the next day or two. I need help identifying a blue bird. It is about the size of a finch. It has a black beak approximately 1 inch …

Can anyone tell me what bird this is?  
4 toes(non webbed), long,black,thin beak, pale yellowish area on chest just under beak, brown feathers on top.

Black bird, orange beak 
Unfortunately my phone was dead at the time, so I could not get a picture, but I saw a bird that I first mistook for a starling or grackle (I am in Cambridge, …

Yellow Pin Stripes? 
The bird was a little bigger than a robin, and mostly on the ground after I had turned on the sprinkler. It had a crested head and bright yellow stripes …

greyish brown bird sleeps in porch corner  
We live in semi-rural suburbs in Cantonment Fl and have a very small greyish brown bird ( don't know if baby or not ). We only see him at night and he …

Name this bird 
Light grey with red under back feathers 6 to 8 inches long round grey head Fort Worth Tx

small gray bird 
I have a smallish around 4 to 6 inches long with whitish shoulder bars/patches and a tail that is gray to start with then white/buff and finishes …

Paxton John 
This bird is slightly smaller than a robin with a grayish brown upper body. The top of the head and tail seem darker than the body. The end of the tail …

grey brown cardinal size bird with dark "batman" like markings on chest 
Bird also had darker brown black sections in middle of wings. We live in Atlanta Ga and attract more than 30 species to our feeders but have not seen this …

similar to brown thrasher and catbird 
on suet feeder in Austell, GA June 15, 2012. many visits by several. has long pointed beak like thrasher short tail, faint striated chest, and one had …

New birdie watcher 
Round with small head and furry. Just sits and hangs out in the feeder not really eating a lot or in any hurry

what kind of bird is this 
Found sitting on my driveway. chicken type feet, spotted head, brownish greay with some white, spotted head. Looks young.

Yellow Beak 
Found High in a tree in a wooded area. About the size of a dove or a pigeon.

Ground walker (not hopping),LONG skinny beak in CT 
A good sized bird that is brownish tan with black edging, then white edging at the top of wings when folded. Has a really long, skinny beak ( maybe 3") …

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What kind of bird? 
This bird looks like a woodpecker but on his head and part of the breast the coloring is of pale orange almost brownish orange. It was eating an orange …

what bird is this ? 
It has a brownish body and its head is white and black stripes . it appeared in our backyard and whenever my dad tried to catch it to see what bird it …

Light olive green with yellow beak 
I have never seen a bird like this before. I live in Southwest Georgia. The bird was a light olive and looked furry with a yellow beak. I know that …

Large white wings with black tips 
There is a pretty large bird in our upstate NY rural area that has us stumped. It looks like the wing span could be 3 or more feet wide. I have only seen …

Pam 
this bird was feeding at the feeder and got into my screen porch. I thought it was a chickadee but it had the most beautiful wings with designs in black …

Mystery Bird? 
I wish I had some photos, but it was my Dad that saw this and he doesn't have a camera. His description: A medium sized bird, about the size of a Robin. …

Texas bird April 2015 
This is a finch looking bird with solid white wings/back. Has been seen feeding on my woodpecker brick. Any ideas what this bird is?

Orange Bird In My Back Yard 
I live on a lake full of cypress trees with Spanish moss. In recent years and today, I have seen orange birds in the trees in the lake (usually at the …

Eagle 
Black with white tipped wings, tail, neck, and head, with a black cap on its head.

Grey medium size with white band aroun neck  
Any idea what kind of bird is grey with fairly long neck and white ring around neck. Shows up in group. N. California

West Virginia Hawk 
I saw a hawk of some sort at my grandmother's house yesterday (3/17/2015), but I have no idea what kind it was. I couldn't get a picture - it just swooped …

Small green bird Continued 
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Lake Balboa, California bird sighting 
This bird was sitting by the lake, and it is one I have not seen before in this area. Can you tell me what it is?

RICH STRASSBERG  
I AM IN WEST LOS ANGELES. I COULDN'T SEE THE BIRD LONG ENOUGH TO IDENTIFY IT; HOWEVER, IT IS A SMALL TO MEDIUM PERCHING BIRD. I'VE NEVER HEARD IT'S SOUND …

New Bird At Feeder 
A very small brownish grey bird came to enjoy some suet at my feeder in upstate New York. He looked like a little ball with virtually no tail, and his …

Yellow throat and orange breasted with gray feathers 
this bird was seen in Birmingham al on 1/12/15 at a feeder. It has mostly gray feathers, yellow throat, orange breast and I'd the size between a sparrow …

Saw large group of these birds, in early Nov in Dallas 
They perched on foliage, zealously eating light blue berries on evergreen trees along alley. Brown, a bit larger than a mourning dove, with totally orange …

Chubby Bird in Hoboken 
In Hoboken New Jersey, found this fella sitting on the roof of my apartment building. He has a chubby round body with a long, skinny beak and some long, …

Seen on Long Island, 11/1/14, a.m., backyard, groundfeeder. 
Robin-sized, dark brown head, orange chest, white spots on wings, totally white tail.

NANAIMO, BC  
MEDIUM SIZED SOLID GRAY BIRD WITH BLACK WINGS FLECKED WITH WHITE AND BLACK MASK AROUND EYES AND STRIPED ON HEAD. FED ON SEED BIRD VERY UPRIGHT BODY POSTURE. …

Odd looking young bird !  
I believe it is a baby, I just don't know what kind of bird . It just showed up 2 days ago, I believe it is alone. I have never seen it with another bird. …

What bird is this??? 
Blue bird type long long beak... Striped looking feathers...red underneath... Destroying my lawn

Small backyard bird. 
Black down the center of its crown flanked by white on both sides, gray wings, white underbelly. Long pointy beak. Small to medium size.

lotty 
small olive/brown with white breast flecked with dark spots on upper part. has 2 dark lines on head with white eye rings.

bird 
Its a sparrow size with a speckled chest and bright yellow stripe across its wings

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Seen in Toronto, Ontario 
Black head,reddish body, orange beak, about the size of a cardinal

What might this bird be? 
About the size of a chickadee but mostly dark body with white stripes on its body fast moving around the tree so could not get picture did not see it come …

Bird with red under the wings 
Saw a bird at a feeder in northern Iowa. Near woods, water and open fields. Bigger than a finch, smaller than a robin. Grayish brown, very sparrow type …

Smitty 
What kind of hummingbird is this??

Light Brown Bird With Narrow White Stripes 
The bird was light brown with narrow white stripes running vertically across its wings and back. It had a dark brown or black heart shaped mark on its …

Pink, yellow, and GRAY bands 
Small bird the size of a finch with 3 horizontal bands accross its chest of pink, yellow and grey. Bob Stewart, Burlington, Ontario, , Canada 7/26/14 …

Slender brown bird with loud singing voice  
A slender brown bird with a very loud singing voice. Tends to be hard to see as it hides in trees. In my backyard, South Central Ontario Canada.

Black baby bird 
My friend found this black baby bird in his yard here in Austin, TX. Anyone have any idea what type it is?

Beautiful backyard mystery 
Saw this bird briefly but I was able to take a picture. Reminds me of an Indigo Bunting but it doesn't have a blue head. I live in "the entrance to the …

What is this? 
I'm guessing it's a female. Stands about 2 - 3 foot tall. Very docile. I have attached several pictures. She's grey with a white belly and her chest …

Just a Sparrow? 
This bird perches on the peak of a garage roof-top and sings and sings. It is too far to get a good look with binoculars, but it has a white breast and …

what is this rust colored bird? 
The bird looks like a mockingbird, but the back feathers are all a pretty light rust color and the belly is speckled rust and white.

large solid brown bird short tail, long beak, ohio 
We had a new bird in our backyard feeding on our mealworms at suet cage. The bird was not easily frightened like the other feeder birds. We live in …

Mr 
When I first saw this bird early in spring I thought it might be a Rose breasted grosbeak because of the white and pink markings on its breast but as it …

Type of Heron? 
Large wetland bird. 4-6' wingspan, very reddish brown underside, very loud, pre-historic sounding call, or squawk. Files in pairs. Stands like Great …

bird starling size with blue collar 
bird starling size with blue collar seen in a small colony in the south of France at Colliure on the French/ Spanish border about 300 yards// metres …

Big as a Robin but looked like a towhee 
It landed on my fence it was as big as a Robin had of brown light brown chest black wings with stripes instead of spots like a towhee

Pennsylvania red head and breast with eggs black speckled 
Pottstown PA Red head and breast (not bright but dull) Relatively small Eggs are off white with black speckled

croaking bird? 
My bird was medium solid gray back with a white belly and crest. It's call sounded like a frog. When it flew down from its perch it soared like a coopers …

Red Crested Blue Jay 
I just saw a blue jay with a red crest, and I have never seen one before. It looked like the typical blue jays that are all in South Carolina, but its …

What kind of hummingbird is this? We live in North central Florida. 
This one is coming to our feeder just like other Humbirds. It is very teeny tiny and smaller than any Humbirds we have feeding here. It is dull black …

Brown Horned Songbird in coastal CA 
Brown, back combination light/ darker brown. Streaked chest in light brown on a brownish-gray background. The horns were brownish. This bird had a small …

dark green bird with lighter green breast 
I lI've in Virginia and yesterday an olive green bird with lighter green breast landed on my deck. I've never seen a bird like this around here. Large …

female birds on hummungbird feeder 
Does anyone know what these birds are. They are females & they come to drink out of the hummingbird feeders. I thought they were an Oriole, if so what …

Bev 
Dark back and orange head and throat and yellow belly

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simiar to american robin but with white breast 
I saw a pair in Washington , DC, in late april. Black head, back, wings and tail, all similar to a robin. The difference is the breast was white instead …

Wrentit? 
Picture taken on 4-20-14 in the high desert region of Southern California. About sparrow size.

Grey sparrow 
Perched on wire in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Quiet for over 15 minutes.

Ocean pigeon? 
Live in the central coast of California (Santa Cruz County) in the redwoods about 10 miles to the ocean...we get a rather large bird that comes in a flock...all …

California visitor 
We have a visitor to our yard that I have never seen, my guess is he or she is migrating. A bit smaller than our orioles, body is mostly tan with a beautiful …

Diane 
Hi, Just saw a very large tannish colored bird with huge wing span and a speckled/spotted pattern on lower tail as it flew by my window and landed in …

help 
I have had an interesting bird at by feeder. It has an orange curved beak and a bit of orange on it's wings. It's a bit bigger than a chickadee but otherwise …

Photo of a Varied Thrush 
Here are two photos of a Varied Thrush taken in my backyard in Renton, Washington. They have a very unusual call. I usually see them in the early spring …

Orange cap and breast 
Small bird about the size of a finch with an orange cap and breast. This bird has a grayish back and has streaks on its sides. Sighted in a backyard feeder …

One of our pretty juncos 
The juncos are such nice little birds.

Missouri bird 
brown bird approxmately same size as eastern bluebirdl it has black wingss eyes are larger than the bluebird's it feed with the bluebirds on meal worms …

California bird 
Joshua Tree, CA; north side of Joshua Tree National Park. "high desert". I don't recall seeing this bird here. It is robin size. And it has a somewhat …

For Mary 
Mary, this is a sparrow from my back yard and I think it resembles your beautiful little, fluffy bird, don't you think?

Brown Bord near Portland, OR 
Have seen a sable brown bird with a dark rust colored belly that was feeding beneath my feeders. It's bigger than a junco but smaller than a robin with …

Topknot feather 
Fast bigger than quail stripped feather breast feather topknot covey of 8 on ground under a bush in Boise Idaho

Challice Parks 
I have seen these tiny charcoal/dark birds in our yard as well as in woods while deer hunting. Almost stepped on one since it was so tiny. They are no …

White capped bird 
Can you help me identify a bird. It came to our sunflower feeder. It was larger than a sparrow, very similar markings but had a big white cap on its head. …

Backyard Birds? 
1.Small, black head from neck up, orange beak, gray body, 2. Small, gray, black circles around eyes, with chiseled crop atop head, which is darker gray …

Northern Minnesota November bird 
Northern Minnesota in November, larger grayish white with black eye mask and loud sqwak

Gray/white Bird 
This bird has been around my yard most of the summer. It is smooth-gray with a smooth white underbelly. It's bigger than a junco, just a little smaller …

Southern California Visitor? 
This is the first time I've seen this bird. Size: Finch Male: darker with speckled breast and underbelly Female: lighter brown all over Beak: black …

Western Massachusetts 
Visiting a friend. In her back yard two ground feeders about the size of a Cardinal ( maybe a bit larger) brown/grey color but with a pure white bill. …

Bird hit the second floor window and was lying on the deck below 
About starling size but sleeker. Wing edges and tail were black and white zig zag like a downy woodpecker. Head and body were brownish-grayish-tan speckled …

BIRD WITH JAGGED WHITE BAND ON WINGS 
BIRD IS JUST SMALLER THAN A ROBIN. IT IS GREYISH BROWN IN COLOR WITH A BOLD, WHITE BAND ACROSS EACH WING TOP WHEN SEEN IN FLIGHT. THIS LOCATION IS SAN …

long curved beak sparrow 
could have been one of a thousand common sparrows at my window feeder but with a beak way longer and downward curved

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carol 
i have seen a small all black bird in my yard for the last few days. i am an avid birder but i can't figure out what kind of bird it is. i thought …

Unknown Bright Orange Bird in Connecticut 
There was a bright (very bright!) orange bird on one of our feeders (a suspended plate with sunflower seeds) this evening. Its body was bright orange …

Bird id help, please! 
A bird hit my window a while ago, and lay stunned on the sidewalk. I watched it until it flew away, and tried to identify it with my Alberta bird book. …

Is this bird a visitor to Dorset? 
I live in Dorset. This morning I saw a bird that at first I took to be a robin. Upon looking closely i could see that the chest was a paler orangey colour …

finch like or sparrow like bird; blue wings 
My husband and I saw this bird at our bird bath. It was the size of a finch or sparrow and had dark blue or purple wings. Never saw one like it. Any …

Phillips Baby Bird 
This baby is gone during the day but curls up every night in the corner of a well lit awning over my back door. I haven't seen his face or feet. He is …

Mystery bird spotted in Western MD 
Not sure what kind it is. It was spotted in a friend's yard. She described it as kind of a pinkish purple colored bird and had never seen one like it …

A belly banded cardinal? 
We have an obvious cardinal but he is marked with a bright reddish orange band across his stomach. His neck is gray and the rest of him looks like a female …

Grey Sparrow like bird, but I can't find a match. 
Oshawa Ontario, back yard, likes the grass more then the feeder. It looks like a obese female House Sparrow...maybe that's what it is lol. Not skittish, …

Unusual beak 
Brown bird, very unusual beak. A friend saw him sleeping on the ground in New York. It disappeared soon after, so we don't know much more than that.

northwest bird 
small, beige-brown bird, with speckled wings but has a distinct ▲▲ on it's breast.

Bird in south west Ohio 
I am trying to figure out what kind of bird has been hanging around my back patio. It is a decent size bird, I am guess 8 inches or so. It is very aggressive …

Looked like a robin but wasn't 
First time I've seen it. Thought it was a robin, but had very light orangey breast; light brown on top & head but had small white markings in the brown. …

Little Bird 
A very small brown bird has built a nest in my geranium on my front porch (northern piedmont section of NC). Nest was built in July and she laid four eggs. …

bottle green bird 
small dark green bird with a small red triangle on the back of his neck

Kay 
While playing golf at Ulen Country Club in Lebanon, Indiana, there was a bird I have never seen in Indiana before. It was about 12 to 14 inches tall, …

Michigan bird 
This bird is about the same size to a morning dove, maybe a little smaller with a grey head and breast. The back was brown all the way to the tail with …

Yellow throat speckeled bird 
Larger than a robin, speckeled in shades of brown, sharing habitat with red winged blackbirds - just saw this yesterday and can't identify it - SE Wisconsin. …

strange bird 
I'm in Northern California. This lil thing flew in and perched itself on the rail across the way. I'm unable to match the pic with any identifiable markers. …

What is this bird? 
We spotted this bird at Cape May State Park, NJ on Sunday but cannot identify it. Thanks, -Tracy

Sable brown tanish belly and long beak what is it? 
It's really pretty and I want to know what it is I have tried to get pics but he is always to fast for me. He is a larger bird with a not dark but semi …

Yellow belly, drab brown, long beak, tufted plume atop head  
This bird is nesting in a purple martin house. Next to the entrance of the garden. Medium to large bird reddish-brown tail a little long. Brown outer …

rescued this bird, cant figure out what kind it is. 
This is a little guy, hes a fledgling. He has pale feet and legs. He has yellow on both sides of his light tan beak. Grey and brown in color. He was pulled …

in my feeder ;-) 
about 4 inches, dark gray wings and head, lime green breast. has a piercing one note call. in northern california.

Mystery bird in PA Dauphin County 
This bird was about the size of a robin, Seen in a grassy area. Would fly down from a near by tree and hover over the grass, hunting. It was grey on …

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Calm baby bird 
I found this guy sitting in our driveway, early evening. He was almost ran over. He is snuggled up on me sleeping right now.

Bird seen on dogs outside line 
The main color was about the same as a female cardinal but it had a yellow underbelly and long beak. I would say it was about the size as a cardinal maybe …

Unknown grey bird 
Solid light grey bird with one white band on wings and tail. Soaring in groups at dusk. About the size of a mockingbird, maybe bigger.

Mrsgoosie 
Tan beak Tan eyes Brown feathers with a tan bar over wing Tan feet The same size as a common grackle

small charcoal black head yellow beak bird 
they built a nest in my pot of ivy plant. there was four eggs and either the Mother or Father bird with sit on it but fly away when we came to look at. …

Grey bird  
This bird showed up on my deck never seen this type before.I live in Manitoba.

unknown bird 
The bird I saw was about the size of a robin. I live in Connecticut. The bird is brown with a n orangeyellow underside. It is the first time I have …

nameless beauty  
This bird has a polka dot belly with a black shield on its chest. Its back has a tiger pattern with an upside-down red triangle at the base of its neck/shoulder …

Birdwatcher 
I saw a bird at my feeder that I've never seen before. It is about the size of a small robin. It is black, has a white belly, black and white speckled …

Bird at feeder in northern louisiana 
We saw him at the feeder on May 5. Bird was size of goldfinch. Light brown, buff chest, streaks on chest, wing bars, black thin beak.

WHAT IS IT ? 
This bird visited my bird feeder today but spooked and flew away. The birds body was the size and shape of a cardinal but slightly larger. the head had …

No Pic - yellow bird 
I am in south central Kentucky and have several feeders with sunflower seeds. The bird I saw today was: - larger than the American Goldfinch - smaller …

Dark gray, yellow bill, wide white wing bars 
I saw a bird @ our feeder this morning that was a perching bird with a relatively long tail, wide white wing bars and an orange beak. I live on an island …

bird 
fat, chubby, grey spotted feathers black curved beak,short orange legs with claws brown head whitish yellow under belly tail is brown with with black …

has eggs in her nest 
She is medium sized, rust colored on head and back. Her chest is tan and black and she has a long pointy beak. She made her nest in one of our muscadine …

Which one is it? 
I see a grey bird with a black head and an orange beak, and i don't know what it is it is about the size (maybe smaller or larger) of the doves in the …

New Bird in Black Hills 
We live in the Black Hills of western South Dakota and have a large variety of birds visit our feeders. A new one has appeared. It is about the size …

Grey bird yellow beak with aqua eggs~ 
We have a nest in our palm tree in Texas with 4 bright aqua eggs. The mother bird is dull grey with a black head and an orange/yellow ish beak! My kids …

Even my birding book didn't know 
Live in Middlesex County, Virginia. Just saw a cute little bird, about the size of a sparrow, brown back, wings and head, creamy chest. He or she has …

small bird 
It looks like a parakeet with a bold green back that goes to a grayish green on the wings, the bottom side of the bird is a dull yellow, right under the …

Mystery Bird in VT 
Two of these birds showed up at my sunflower seed feeder in northern Vermont several weeks after Hurricane Sandy. They were the size of cardinals, had …

Purple with White Stripes  
I am in Louisiana. The bird is purple with a white stripe on it's wing. The tail is also purple but with white feathers on either side.

Mary 
While walking in the woods I spotted a bird with a needle bill, about 2 inches long. The body was round and similar in shape to a dove, but the tail was …

white head bird size of robin 
A bird with a white head, size of big robin, though not as "fat". The feathers on head were standing up in a mohawk fashion. Light gray underbelly, brownish …

Name of a medium blackbird with a yellow side collar 
black with yellow collar-travels with hundreds/thousand. Blankets lawns,yards and moves in unison with the pack with the slightest disturbancve. Seems …

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Minipieces 
Tiny bird like a chickadee or sparrow with stripes. It looks like a bird virsion of a chipmonk. Montgomery, alabama, March 2013. It ison the ground eating …

Bird ID Help Needed 
Brown back, white belly, brown neck with 2 white bands around neck. Atlanta, Ga

Not sure what bird this is.  
I am near Vicksburg AZ, about 60 miles west of Phoenix. I saw this bird in my feeder eating the seed. At one point, it was sharing the dish with a house …

identfication of birds  
I saw a flock of tiny black birds slender birds about the size of a wren. I have never seen birds like these in scotland ever before. What do you think …

Southern,IL. 
he was red headed and brown body ,kind of big,there were 2 of them at our feeder this year,we thought they could be in woodpecker family,does anyone know …

Bird that comes to my finch feeder 
It is larger than a chickadee, it has a all black head and back. It's belly is white. Comment: Looks like a Junco. See Junco Susan

New bird in my back yard 
The new bird is robin / blue jay sized It is gray headed and backed with a white belly and white tipped wing feathers Dark gray / black long legs with …

Mary 
It was a puffy slate blue bird. It has a beige belly. It is larger then a chickadee but not the size of a robin. It is the first time I have seen it. …

Medium Purple head 
Purple cap with redish/orange chest fading into light colored belly...the color of the cap was unique I thought. When I first saw them I thought the caps …

Ontario Canada - very dark brown bird 
Hi. Can't get a pic - they're too fast - they even see me at the window. Travel in a small fast moving flock. Are VICIOUS and the flock takes over our …

Cardinal that is not colored like a male or female 
There is a bird visiting our backyard feeders, it is brown body, with a white and red flecked head, with a beak the color of a male cardinal also it has …

Bird ID 
Live near Harrisburg PA. Bird is rustish in color with cream/yellow belly. size of a finch but a little rounder. Looks somewhat like a sparrow/junco mix …

7 inch bird with redish color and white undersides 
he is a burnt red with a white underside, looks to be about 7 inches high, don't know the area he is from

need to id this bird 
i have seen this bird a few times within the last couple of days but i haven't seen one before that i know of. It feeds at my bird feeder. it doesn't …

SE NC grayish bird 
Never saw the bird before. It was in our yard pecking at the ground or at Bkack Gum seeds on the ground. I couldn't see it take off. Plump bird, about …

Speckled breasted bird - Outside of Calgary Alberta Can. 
Rounded head, fluffy or perhaps puffed up. Speckled black spots on chest like a baby birds sometimes are. Red spots like rouge on cheeks and black stripes …

Texan bird 
what is the name of a bird that is about the size of a sparrow, has a greenish head and breast and with a white and black checkered tail. Seen in east …

Black bird, red legs 
Large black bird with red legs and I think a red beak. I woke up this morning to find a dozen on my bird feeders. Thanks, D.foster

Brown birds with yellow bellies 
I saw them at the end of last summer, on the train tracks in the back of where I live in ON Canada. There were so many of them!!!!!!! They all flew together, …

Small, grey and has soft furry legs.  
This was taken in southern Indiana on a very overcast day. This bird was the size of an English Sparrow, was darker grey with "furry", down looking legs. …

bird wintering in glendale, CA 
Searching through my balcony of plants was a small(about the same size as the wren also in my planters)grey, white and yellow bird-a little brush stroke …

East Coast Australian bird 
This bird seems to be alone and comes to our area each evening. It resembles a large, fat parrot with green feathers flashing blue underneath when in flight. …

Bird in Huntington LIbrary today 
Small perching bird with a forward facing topknot with black head black and white wings, white breast and bright red-orange spot on belly near legs. Cannot …

Barbara B. 
it's yellow breast,orange beak it orange and it's the size of a woodcock but does not have that big of a beak. What is it? Thanks Barbara We live …

Bird in winter in Oshawa, ON? 
I just saw a bird perched on a shed by my home in Oshawa, Ontario.It is snowy outside - I first thought it might be a robin because it looked like it had …

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Woodpecker? 
I just had a small bird come to my suet feeder. It had a very long thin beak. It's face and chest was white and it's back and a stripe from the top of …

little black bird that resembles a blue jay? 
Hi! I live in Orange County, in California, and need help identifying a bird. It resembles a blue jay, and whenever I search it's characteristics, the …

What predator bird has brown feathers with large white spots? 
Yesterday I heard a lot of screeching going on by my bird feeders. When I looked out I thought I saw what looked like the size of a blue jay attacking …

robin sized bird 
There's a new bird in my Western PA backyard. It's the size of a robin, has a long, thin bill. Brown colored bird with a black or dark brown stripe on …

gold breast and large black eyes 
very small backyard bird... all brown except for gold breast and eyes are large black ovals slanting to the sides...so calif. I assume females ar brown …

New to New Mexico 
Black and white striped large bird with red chest and long, pointed orange beak was at our bird bath this morning in Santa Fe. What is this beautiful bird? …

Tiny bird. 
This little bird is olive green with a yellow throat and speckled breast. It is an insect eater and has a 'Chip, chip' sort of call. I live in Orlando, …

I need to know this!!!! 
Black and has Neon orange coloring under the wings I often find feathers aroung in forests, on vancover island I would really appreciate this.

found and don't know how to care for them 
They r a pink grey with minute black feathers. See pic.

Dover 
Small(chickadee size)with a grayish upper and buff/yellowish under. Looks like a miniature female cardinal.

Orange or yellow bird with white wing tips the size of a Robin eating sunflower seeds 
We had a bird that we have never seen before at our feeder this morning. It was the size of a robin eating sunflower seeds out of our lowest bird feeder. …

Seattle Haller Owl Spotter 
Mostly white-underside with greyish-brown diamond shaped spots, white under the wings, light grey with darker greyish-brown spots on the top-side.

large love dove????  
i saw a large quite large bird today that resembled a love dove but had a longer tail feather and it had white stripes on it it was back by my feeder …

Large Flocks of Starling-like birds in yard, eating grubs 
They look a lot like European Starlings, as they are speckled in the same pattern as a starling, but do not seem to possess the same yellow bill of starlings. …

Chef Uno 
See in Plymouth, MN Size of a robin. Light Orange chest. White circles around each eye. White tip on either tail or wing. It looked like a big, puffy …

I think my unknown bird is a Yellow throated Warbler 
see the attached picture Comment Hi Julie, you are absolutely right. Susan

Beiklo 
This bird looks like a robin with rust colored breast except the head and back are almost jet black, the wings have small white chevrons on otherwise …

Soundscapes 
This is the first time I've seen a bird like this at my feeders It was tan with lightly tan stripes on it. Almost finch like with the beak. But when it …

it looks like a small brown pigeon. found him near a cafe by trees. it can't fly. any help on identifying the breed or sex? 
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christina  
it is grey with yellow underbody kindof long skinny beak

Carolyn  
I live in Ontario Canada. I have recently seen a small bird the size of a chickadee but it has an orange breast and the beak is almost as large as a hummingbird. …

yellow scissor-tail? 
At first I thought it was a parakeet in my east texas backyard near the bird feeders but upon closer inspection saw a long tail and bright yellow all over …

Grey with speckles 
appears to be gray color with white speckles Comment: Am European Starling

Bird on a boat 
Im on the golden eagal a boat out of belmar, nj on 8-31-2012 fishing it was 1pm and a bird landed on the deck rail. It was the size of a sparrow , thin …

unidentifid bird 
This bird had a gray body and a red head. about the size of a sparrow. I saw this bird in a tree at the forest across the street from our house in July …

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Possibly a Green or Blue Heron? 
I do think that this is a Heron also. Yesterday I saw one of them with their neck streched out but by the time I returned with my camera he wouldn't show …

Help ID these 
I just saw this bird and don't know what it is. There are two and don't seem to want to fly however they hop from limb to limb. They can fly from the …

Large bird 
This bird was perched on my backyard fence. It looked to be nearly 12" high. Hooked beak, dark grey feathers with some white mixed in. The underside …

white bird 
it is white bird with yellow beak.

dogpatch 
A redish orange head, yellow body, some black on wings. Larger than a finch. Visited our North Piedmont area of NC home yesterday.

Light green, brown bird in Denton TX 
The bird was small (about the size of a sparrow), light green on the head and back, light brown on the rest of the body. Also, the only sounds it made …

South Texas Bird ? 
THis bird is a medium to large size bird with a GRAY head and black top coat feathers and I noticed a bright blue on the tail end feathers. He was setting …

Small Brown/Tan Bird 
This tiny bird just showed up. What kind of bird is it? I'm in the Seattle area. It seems like a kind of sparrow to me.

trying to identify a bird seen in a Western NY backyard 
small, bright orange with black head, tail and wings with yellow patches just in front of the wings

Brownish with pinkish red chest and neck 
this bird is small and has a pinkish red chest and neck, they are so cute and usually appear with 3 to 4 others. Comment Likely a Purple Finch. …

Please help me identify this bird 
A chicken size bird with long tail feathers that was dark grey or grey brown with large white polka dots all over it landed on the neighbors roof for a …

Green/yellow bird in yard 
Yellow/green lower body, brown throat and brown upper body. Strange sounding and loud. Drinking out of hummingbird feeder by itself. size of a mockingbird. …

Hawk 
This baby bird fell into our back yard and we believe he is a hawk can you let us know what he is. He is very loving and appears to be happy living in …

What kind of Bird is this Large Gray Baby Bird? 
Our dogs were trying to get to this bird. It can't really fly yet, so even though it's pretty big I think it's still a baby. Figured we would feed it till …

WHAT BIRD COULD THIS BE? 
this bird looks like a female house finch except that it has blue tail feathers. What kind is it?

Can't find it in my bird books 
Located in North Western Pennsylvania. I have been seeing this bird around my seed feeder and bird bath, although I have never seen it using either. Mostly …

WHAT TYPE OF BIRD IS THIS 
WE FOUND HIM IN THE GARAGE. WANT …

Large brown bird 
Brown or Olive brown bird flew into our back yard. 18 t 18 to 20inches long, very stocky. Comment: Looks like a juvenile Black-crowned Night-Heron. …

What Bird is This? 
We are in Michigan and this bird recently appeared around our creek. There is a pair of them that have been hanging around for a few weeks. They are …

Ms. Gargiulo 
I would like to ID a bird I saw yesterday, July 4, 2012. It was in Pocono Summit, PA, NE PA, in a woodland community, moderately high in a tree, perched …

What type of a bird am I? 
I have never seen this bird before can you please help? Comment That handsome bird is a Cedar Waxwing. Few of our birds are so handsomely dressed. …

dave3096 
brownish orange chest with black wings and white on tail feathers. mud nest made in Northeastern US. Comment It is a barn swallow. They gather pellets …

bird. Dark green colouring with lighter chest and face, tan beak. 
There is a huge colony of these in a park up the street from me in brussels, somebody said they used to be pets and were set free and bred. They live in …

Fledgling in Abilene, Texas 
A friend of mine found this little one on the ground outside her daughter's school. My best guess would be a Nighthawk fledgling... perhaps a Lesser Nighthawk? …

Gail from Woodstock 
I wasn't able to get a picture, sorry. The bird is not quite the size of a robin that is dark on body but has a red throat & no tuft on top of head but …

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Orangesicle Bird 
On Sunday, sitting on a friends deck in Fayette County, TN, an orange fluffy thing was on a branch about half way up a 60 ft. tree. I asked her about the …

Pretty blue Blue Jay looking bird 
This bird looked like a Blue Jay, but it had red top-notch like feathers on its head. I was not able to get any pictures, he flew away before I could …

Smallish brown bird that appears to hover. 
I saw this interesting bird in our yard today. It is smaller than a Robin and larger than a Finch. It is brownish in color but seems to have a slightly …

strange bird 
I have seen this bird a few times..The bird is dove sized ,brown body with black areas mainly the breast has a black triangle. The head is reddish, the …

white spot above tail between wings 
I live in Illinois and I keep seeing a bird that has long legs, long thin beak, brownish grey in color with a large white spot above its tail between the …

baby bird found in my fish pond 
I found a baby bird in my goldfish pond it is gray with white and black in the tail and a black beak? I gave it a drop of honey water and put it in a nest …

Egg Stolen by Hawk 
It was about 6-7 inches long, has a long thin beak, lives in a bush has red eggs and it was white with gray/black polka dots on breast and underbelly. …

Beautiful gray bird in Charlotte NC 
Light gray w/bright orange beak & some red in tail. Flies with cardinals & sits on porch rail with them. Comment Sounds like Mrs.Cardinal. Susan …

Bird in Austin Texas 
I live in Austin Texas and saw a small bird in my backyard May 13th. It was mostly gray-tan with yellow on the underside of its tail feathers and a white …

What is this bird? 
Built a nest on top of my front door wreath---she just had 2 babies. She has a light blue ring around her eyes. What kind of bird is she? comment: …

70 years of birdwatching and never seen this bird before 
Black with shade of brown like a cow birds head. Very similar to a mourning dove but a bit larger and a loud flying noise. It did not have the whistle …

karen in Plainview Texas 
This is a beautiful yellow and black bird, slender head w/ black marking from beak across head..looks like a meadow lark but without the spots..a very …

birder 
On April 19 I saw two blackbirds with horizontal white stripe on wing near shoulder....little smaller than a grackle. What is it research and could not …

what sort of bird is this? 
The bird was filmed in Australia. Looks like a bell miner but different colour.

English Mystery Bird 
medium size, light brown, stands tall and straight with sharp pointed beak, mimics other bird calls and during the day, sometimes sounds like a mobile …

What is this bird? 
I walk my dog in some nearby fields every day. Recently I have noticed a lot of mangled, rabbit carcasses. There are also rabbit organs, fur and legs scattered …

backyard wild bird 
he is brown with black and white on his wings a grayish belly he has yellow on top of his head near his eyes with black and brown Comment It's markings …

What is this bird? 
Grey black in colour with orange beak. speckled white throat and distinctive white triangle on upper tail/back. Seems to get on well with the blackbirds, …

BEAUTIFUL BIRD 
MEDIUM SIZE....NOT A SMALL BIRD, BLACK FEET, BEAK AND EYES, MORE ORANGE ON TOP OF HIS GOLD HEAD AND HIS CHEST WAS GOLD AND LOOKED LIKE A MASK OVER IT'E …

who am I? 
Watched this one eat by digging into the soil with its long pointed beak. It was a particularly windy day so it stayed in the same spot for quite a while. …

SMALL GREY BIRD 
IN A FLOCK OF SOME FIFTY BIRDS IN EXETER, CALIFORNIA. THE BIRDS WERE SOLID GREY WITH A SMALL (1/4 INCH) ORANGE TIP ON WINGS AND A WHITE 1/2 INCH BAND NEAR …

help identify small bird 
I rescued an injured tiny bird from our park in Toronto Ontario Canada last week. I was too involved in capturing it to take it to the local Humane Society …

New Guest in Rafters 
This bird is in the rafters under a portin of our home that's about 25ft high. No nest. We just spotted it last night but it has been there a few days. …

What type of bird is this 
The bird is a pale gray with deep a orange beak and has a small deep orange feather on top. The wing tips are the same color of deep orange. It was hopping …

Which bird is this? 
It looks about 5-6 inches long. Light brown & black top with peachish belly. Comment Believe it is an Ashy Wren Warbler.

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night bird 
Check out this bird that was in our backyard tonight. It was about the size of an owl with long legs. Have no idea what it is. You can tell it's size …

White and green "hawk" in Sun Lakes, AZ? 
We get a lot of Gambel Quails in our yard but today, sitting atop our Gazebo in the yard, was a mid-sized bird that looked like a hawk. It was about 18 …

Large Mystery Flock Spotted in Field while Driving 
I think I found a large flock while migrating the other day. I was driving in West-Central Indiana and came across three fields absolutely littered with …

sixohaze 
I saw this grey bird with a greenish, moss like fur at our steps. She wouldn't move when I came close. after a while she left, but the next day he's returned. …

Debbie Menzo 
The bird I saw today was very sophisticated in stance, and was a blend of pale cream, and tan. It seems it had a very organized body frame while perched. …

Pics of Flickers 
Here are a few pics I took of Flickers that I promised to post for Jeff of Phoenix, AZ. Is this the bird that you saw at your hummingbird feeder?

What kind of bird of prey has a blue beak? 
It was perched on a telephone wire (and not a very high one) over a meadow's edge just outside of Buffalo, New York. It seemed to be some sort of bird …

Tall bird with long skinny legs  
Tall bird with long skinny legs walking around a mucky canal in southeastern michigan Comment Likely a Heron.

White pigeon shaped birds that roost on a detached breakwater off of Ventura Harbor 
It appears smaller than the western gull, but it is shaped very much like a large pigeon. It sometimes is in groups of three to five. It seems at home …

Desert Bird 
Thank you for your help. I don't know anything about birds, but these little fellows have me very intrigued. I live in the Phoenix area, and a nest …

What kind of bird is this? 
Orange beak, Red tuft on head, Brown gray back, Orange under red wings South central Pennsylvania. Thrush size. Comment I suspect it is a juvenile …

Are they woodpeckers or doves? 
I seen these birds outside today & have never seen them before. They seem to be a adult & baby. They were digging in the grass maybe for grubs.When they …

I'm not sure what type of woodpecker this is, Does anyone know? 
I wasn't sure if this was a Northern Flicker? and if it was male or female? There are two of them.. Comment Yes they are Northern Flickers, and …

Professor 
I observed this bird circling above Nichols Arboretum in Ann Arbor at 9.40 on July 17. Comment Looks like a Red-tailed Hawk.

Striped breast with really long beak 
He is brown black and white. Has stripes on this chest that are blackish-brown and whitish. He has a long, long brownish beak. Looked like he might …

Cedar Waxwing 
My location is Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The bird outside my window was sitting on a crab apple tree. It is the end of June. The bird had a regal head, …

What kind of birds? 
They are black with yellow chest and yellow around the neck and they have pointed wings. They are building a mud next on our front porch. Not able to …

Help ID 
Sorry no picture, this bird looks like a robin red breast but with a skinnier, longer body and neck and a longer beak.

A Blue Grosbeak and What? 
This blue grosbeak appeared in our backyard a few weeks ago. Several days after he arrived,the blue bird in the inset photo arrived along with some buddies. …

what kind of bird is this 
Bird is about the size of a sparrow. Mostly gray with a little darker color on wing tips. On the very top of head is a white stripe, with a smaller black …

Orangevale CA Pair of birds nesting 
Light tan, long beak, large dark eye. Pair are nesting in the vine on the pergola at my house. Near Greenback and Hazel. Comment Looks like they …

what is this Sacramento, Ca. bird? 
This bird lives in the trees and makes a very loud 'squeaky door' sound and is repetitive.

Medical Science Librarian 
The bird has white underneath (stomach area) beigy brown on back and head and has a couple of dark rings around neck. Almost looks like it is waering a …

Possibly a Cooper's Hawk 
It actually posed on my front sidewalk last Spring. I do feed the birds and it was probably looking for a meal. Very young and very striped breast. …

Frequent Backyard Guest 
I see this bird daily and I thought at first glance it was a female cardinal. The more I see it, I'm not sure. Can you help? Comment Sherry, I'm …

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"Tuffted" House Finch? 
This bird has been at my hanging feeder since mid April. It looks like a House Finch, but has a distinctive tufted head. Is he a one-of-a-kind bird or …

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