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Feb 24, 2018

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

2/24/18,Central Florida, a yellow-bellied sapsucker ate grain from my feeder. This is a first ever for me. Beautiful bird, female I believe

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Feb 22, 2018

Jack

I'm looking to find the breed of this bird. Wee little honey eater bird but a fatty in comparison to overall size. Brisbane north side.

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Feb 20, 2018

What kind of bird did I see today in Austin, Texas?

This bird was sitting in the rain on a fence along the road, just west of Austin, TX. He was big--about 10 inches tall. He had a speckled yellowish breast.

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Feb 13, 2018

Orioles in Hampton Roads Virginia?

I live in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. I have bird feeders in my yard and get lots of visitors from a variety of birds. I also have an orange Oriole

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Feb 11, 2018

Possible woodpecker seen today Feb. 11Th 2018

It t was possibly a female woodpecker. Blueish grey on top of head, the rest of the head was light brown/tan. Neck was a wide darck black but bright red

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Feb 08, 2018

Northern Flicker Eastern United States

This winter we've added a heater to our backyard birdbath fountain and it's created a wonderful winter habitat for the wildlife in our backyard. In February

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Feb 08, 2018

Sandy in Colorado

2/7/18 Late afternoon, we are watching an “easily identifiable” red-shafted Northern Flicker in our backyard. After reading about them we realize he was

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Jan 30, 2018

Farmington, Arkansas Flickers Foraging

This is the second time we’ve seen several northern flickers on the ground. We moved in here a year ago and have noticed a lot of ant hills. There is a

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Jan 29, 2018

Help me identify this water bird

I live on a small lake in central Virginia. I saw a duck-like or gull like bird. It had a white body with a solid black round head with a short red beak.

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Jan 28, 2018

What is this bird?

Medium sized dark grey with upside down red triangle on back of neck. Looked like it may have a lighter chest with black spots. On my suet feeder.

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Jan 27, 2018

unknown south ga bird

south ga bird that fans tail like a turkey. acts like its hurt. Didn't fly away. striped head. looked like piper

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Jan 25, 2018

Looking for a bird club

I'm looking for a bird club near me.. I live in Oriakany New York. It's about 45 minutes from Syracuse. I would like to find a club or start my own. I

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Jan 25, 2018

Strange bird in my yard

I saw 10 - 12 of these birds coming from our tree line. They were walking quickly similar to a sandpiper. They had long legs, were grey, the size of a

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Jan 24, 2018

golden yellow bird

well, here is another bird that showed up today on the street light wire. when i first glanced at it, i thought it wss a mockingbird, but something seemed

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Jan 24, 2018

Beth- wildlife Rehabber

This bird was found alive. Has no eyes. Wondering if help with identification. Looks like some type is sparrow to me but not sure which. Feather tracks

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Jan 24, 2018

What is this bird?

Small, on ground, beak had yellow stripes on sides,little yellow on face , not especially timid, not tiny, beak was longish but only yellow along sides?

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Jan 24, 2018

What is this bird?

All velvet black with a brown strip about an inch long on it's side at the wing. About the size of a grackle but not as heavy. Tail is slender, and not

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Jan 22, 2018

What is this bird's name?

I saw this on the web, but can't identify the bird

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Jan 22, 2018

Help to Identify

I would like to know what this type of bird is, it looks as big as a water crane but it has an orange beak and a blue chest, the rest of its body is blac

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Jan 22, 2018

What kind of Bird

We have 2 little birds getting their new home ready outside our kitchen window. They sing really pretty and it appears the little fat one is the female

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Jan 22, 2018

winter feeding

these are some general observations on feeding, one. put all bird food in metal cans with tight fitting lids and/or tightly close bag then seal in a

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Jan 17, 2018

dark hark

Seen in Lake Whitney State Park Texas. We have many hawks here, especially Red-tailed. Wasn't sure if this is a dark morph red-tail, Harris's or something

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Jan 13, 2018

Small black bird with white stripes on face and long feathered tail which sings a beautiful song

Small black bird with white stripes on face and long feathered tail which sings a beautiful song seen in Mumbai

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Jan 11, 2018

Linda

Can you help me identify a bird I saw last week that I've not seen before? It was eating berries in a dogwood tree in North Central Washington state.

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Jan 08, 2018

What Bird

Large brown bird, long beak, rust brown with streaks on the breast. At my feeder in the snow in southeastern (Virginia Beach) Virginia.

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Jan 08, 2018

Unknown cute bird only seen in winter

4 inch bird with gray hooded cape and white chest,in mid Atlantic area.

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Jan 05, 2018

sparrow-like bird eating alongside cardinals

These little birds, that I think are sparrows, were eating on the ground outside our window alongside a pair of cardinals. What caught my eye was that

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Jan 05, 2018

Large brown bird

This bird was about the size of a blue jay but was all brown. The birds beak was shorter

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Jan 03, 2018

Our sighting of the Pileated Woodpecker

We have a suet bird feeder hanging on the front porch. We currently feed Chickadee's, and Flicker's this winter. This morning my son saw a male Pileated

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Jan 02, 2018

Immature Rose Breasted Grosbeaks in MA

First time seeing this bird, believe it to be a Immature Rose Breasted Grosbeak, in MA 12/30/17. Has visited feeder with black oiled sunflower seeds 12/30/17

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Dec 31, 2017

thought it might be a mutated sparrow

it is the size of a cardinal with the coloring of a sparrow but spotted or broken stripes over the stomach and back. it has 2 cream or white stripes around

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Dec 23, 2017

Flock of 14

A flock of 14 morning doves regularly visit my backyard to eat seeds, drink water and just hangout.

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Dec 22, 2017

Fat bird, red cheeks, pointy beak

Hi there! I have a bird outside my window (in Golden, Colorado), and I'm having a hard time identifying it. It's chubby and gray, about the size of

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Dec 18, 2017

Winnipeg, Canada. Pileated at my suet feeder.

A Pileated visited my suet feeder about 5 miles from the city centre of Winnipeg in Manitoba, Canada on December 17, 2017. Didn't stay long. I'd just filled

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Dec 18, 2017

what kind

Alaska, grey bird in back yard with about a straight two inch beak, about a foot tall or better, kind of puffy feather or it just puffed itself out?

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Dec 18, 2017

Sandhill crane family

Since days before Thanksgiving we have had four sandhill cranes visiting several times a day. Two are more mature pair and the others are younger (offspring).

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Dec 11, 2017

nestling bird

he or she nestles on top of our front door in the winter months in Phoenix,AZ. It is medium to small in size. It is lighter underneath, but really not

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Dec 10, 2017

Snowbirds!!!

Drinking our morning coffee my boyfriend was looking at his bird feeder and said to me wow what are those birds? I said ohhhh they are snow birds... we

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Nov 30, 2017

Looking for positive ID of this baby bird

Found this one in Popler tree, there were two chicks but one died due to fall. Chick is same size as dove chick but has bright orange pen feathers sprouting

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Nov 26, 2017

long-billed, speckledback, red underwings,hangs upside down Calgary Alberta Nov 26, 2017

All of the above, very WOODPECKER like

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Nov 26, 2017

Flicker in Colorado

Finishing up dishes on a Sunday afternoon and spotted a female flicker looking for ants at the roots of the tree in my backyard. It then searched from

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Nov 24, 2017

KDFlowers

Junco Size, Grey Body, Yellow Rump, Bandit Eye Mask Black that sweeps around face from behind eye to behind eye, Mask is narrow above the beak with White

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Nov 21, 2017

Bahamian beauty

All white except on the ventral tufts which are turquoise. We live in Tortola

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Nov 18, 2017

shmr341

we are in central florida and see a small bird with a off white or cream colored chest that makes clicking sounds...have looked for hours and cant find

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Nov 16, 2017

id,ed at last

i tried to post this yesterday, but i guess it didn,t get through. i found this page while trying to id a bird ths ago. i saw it a few days ago. it

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Nov 16, 2017

new birds, warblers?

two or three weeks ago, i heard some contact calls that sounded a lot like bushtits, which visit my yard in flocks in the winter. when i looked up, high

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Nov 15, 2017

Heather Cherichella

This bird is in the Aviary at Auldbrass, a Frank Lloyd Wright farm on the National Historic Register in Yemassee South Carolina -what is it?

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Nov 13, 2017

Flitting in Texas trees

They catch my eye with their flitting among the leaves. Brownish, gray...one and one half to two inches...always in pairs... sometimes four at a time.

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Nov 11, 2017

Grey Jays

Here in the Atlantic provinces of Canada must people refer to this bird as Moosebirds. Many stories refer to lumber persons cutting wood and have these

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  1. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

    Feb 24, 18 11:06 PM

    2/24/18,Central Florida, a yellow-bellied sapsucker ate grain from my feeder. This is a first ever for me. Beautiful bird, female I believe

    Read More

  2. Jack

    Feb 22, 18 02:29 PM

    I'm looking to find the breed of this bird. Wee little honey eater bird but a fatty in comparison to overall size. Brisbane north side.

    Read More

  3. What kind of bird did I see today in Austin, Texas?

    Feb 20, 18 07:31 PM

    This bird was sitting in the rain on a fence along the road, just west of Austin, TX. He was big--about 10 inches tall. He had a speckled yellowish breast.

    Read More