Birds 2016-11-29T04:48:05+00:00

Birds

Wood Duck

Wood Duck - Anseriformes Anatidae Aix sponsa Identification & Description: • Medium-sized duck. • A medium-sized duck with a long crest on head • Long-winged and long-tailed • Blue-green speculum with white rear border [...]

Western Screech-Owl

Western Screech-Owl - Strigiformes Strigidae Ottus kennicutti Identification & Description: • Length: 8? inches Wingspan: 22? inches • Small, nocturnal, predatory bird • Large, rounded head with feathered ear tufts • Yellow eyes • [...]

Steller’s Jay

Steller's Jay - Passeriformes Corvidae Cyanocitta stellari Identification & Description: • Large songbird. • Black sturdy bill • Crest on head dark blue or black • Forehead and throat may have some white flecks [...]

Spotted Towhee

Spotted Towhee - Passeriformes Emberizidae Pipilo erythrophthalmus Identification & Description: • Medium-sized songbird. • Conical bill • Red eye • Rusty sides • White belly • Buffy undertail coverts • Chest and belly white. [...]

Snipe

Snipe - Charadriiformes Scolopacidae Gallinago gallinago       Identification & Description: • Stocky, short-legged, pointed-winged shorebird • Explosive takeoff when flushed, rapid zigzag flight • Very long, straight bill • Legs olive • [...]

Red-winged Blackbird

Red-winged Blackbird - Passeriformes Ictidae Agelaius phoeniceus Identification & Description: • Large hawk. • Medium-sized songbird. • Moderately long and slender bill. • Tail of medium length. • Male plumage is well described by [...]

Red-tailed Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk - Falconiformes Accipitridae Buteo jamaicensis Identification & Description: • Large hawk. • Short, dark, hooked beak • Large, broad-winged, broad-tailed hawk • Immatures have notably narrower wings and tail, and appear slimmer [...]

Red-breasted Sapsucker

Red-breasted Sapsucker - Piciformes Picidae Sphyrapicus ruber Identification & Description: • Medium-sized woodpecker. • Red head and breast. • White stripe running up side. • Size: 20-22 cm (8-9 in) • Wingspan: 37-40 cm [...]

Pine Siskin

Pine Siskin - Passeriformes Fringillidae Carduelis pinus Identification & Description: • Small, seed-eating finch • Short, conical bill • Brown upperparts with heavy streaking • Brown and heavily streaked, paler underneath. • Yellow patches [...]

Oregon (Dark-eyed) Junco

Oregon (Dark-eyed) Junco - Passeriformes Emberizidae Junco hyemalis Identification & Description: • Medium-sized sparrow. • Pink, conical bill • White outer tail feathers • Considerable geographic variation in plumage • Various forms were formerly [...]

Northwestern Crow

Northwestern Crow - Passeriformes Corvidae Corvus caurinus Identification & Description: • Length: 14.5 inches • Entirely black plumage • Squared-off tail • Range restricted to coastal areas from Alaska to Washington Similar species: American [...]

Northen (Common) Raven

Northen (Common) Raven - Passeriformes Corvidae Corvus corax Identification & Description: • Very large crow. • Entirely black plumage • Larger than crows • Wedge-shaped tail • Relatively short legs • Size: 56-69 cm [...]

Greater Scaup

Greater Scaup - Anseriformes Anatidae Aythya marila Identification & Description: • Small slender songbird. • Tiny bill • Dark orange forehead and throat • Medium-sized diving duck. • Rounded head. • Bill bluish with [...]

Northern Flicker

Northern Flicker - Piciformes Picidae Colaptes auratus Identification & Description: • Medium to large woodpecker • Grayish brown back and wings barred with black • Barred on top, spotted below. • Black crescent on [...]

North American Robin

North America Robin - Passeriformes Turdidae Turdus migratorius Identification & Description: • Large thrush. • Back and wings gray. • Underparts red. • Dark head with white eye crescents. • Throat white with black [...]

Mallard

Mallard - Anseriformes Anatidae Anas platyrhynchos Identification & Description: • Large dabbling duck • Male with iridescent green head, rusty chest, and gray body. • Female mottled brown. • Blue speculum with white bar [...]

House Finch

House Finch - Passeriformes Fringillidae Carpodacus mexicanus Identification & Description: • Medium-sized finch. • Conical bill • Long tail • Distinctive call note often given in flight • Male bright red on head, chest, [...]

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron - Ciconiiformes Ardeidae Ardea herodias Identification & Description: • Large, gray bird. • Long legs • White crown stripe. • Sexes similar • Huge long-legged long-necked wader • Usually holds neck [...]

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker - Piciformes Picidae Picoides pubescens Identification & Description: • Very small black and white woodpecker • Very short pointed bill • Mostly black head set off by broad white supercilium and lower [...]

Canada Goose

Canada Goose - Anseriformes Anatidae Branta canadensis Identification & Description: • Large waterbird. • Sexes similar • Large long-necked goose • Black bill • Black head and long neck • White throat patch extends [...]

Bufflehead

Bufflehead - Anseriformes Anatidae Bucephala albeola Identification & Description: • Very small compact diving duck • Very small dark gray bill • Immature female similar to adult female, but immature male has a larger [...]

Black-Capped Chickadee

Black-Capped Chickadee - Passeriformes Paridae Poecile atricapillus Identification & Description: • Small, short-billed bird. • Black cap. • Black bib. • Black crown and throat • White cheeks. • Pale gray upperparts • White [...]

Bewick’s Wren

Bewick's Wren - Passeriformes Troglodytidae Thryomanes bewickii Identification & Description: • Small gray and brown songbird. • Long, thin, slightly decurved bill • Bold white supercilium • Gray-brown upperparts • Grayish-white underparts • Wings [...]

Barn Swallow

Barn Swallow - Passeriformes Hirundinidae Hirundo rustica Identification & Description: • Small slender songbird. • Tiny bill • Dark orange forehead and throat • Pale orange underparts • Dark, iridiscent upperparts • Long, deeply [...]