Backyard/Town/City Park Birds

Great Blue Heron Chickadee

Yellow

091 Yellow Warbler

Very common and easy to find in almost all North America. In Southeast and Gulf states they will winter are less likely to be summer residents.

Common Yellow

094 Common Yellowthroat

Hence their name they are very common though out North America where ever their preferred habitat is found. That is the edges of marshes and wetlands. In Florida, Texas and around the Gulf shore their presence is more limited to wintering and migration.

Indigo Bunting

101 Indigo Bunting

Common breeder though out Mid West and eastern North America from southern Canada to Florida and Texas. They like brushy edge habit and so are likely to be seen in and around any suburban to urban park area.

Goldfinch

103 American Goldfinch

Seen through out North America and a year round resident in the middle tier of the continent. They are a common backyard visitor. They love open fields with thistle and asters.

Cardinals

105 Northern Cardinal

Cardinals live year round everywhere from southern edges of Canada to Florida and west to the Great Plains and Texas. The Mexican population has a finger that extends up into Arizona. They are another favorite backyard bird.

Black-capped Chickadee

107B Black-Capped Chickadee

A year-round resident all across the northern United States and Canada. Very similar to the Carolina Chickadee with minor difference in color patterns which we tried to exaggerate slightly in our designs. The two species have distinct ranges with little overlap, with the Black-capped associated more with northern states and the mountainous region of Appalachia. In the west, where they share ranges with other chickadees, the Black-capped possibly shows a stronger preferences for deciduous habitats and lower elevations.

Carolina Chickadee

107C Carolina Chickadee

A year-round resident of southeastern United States. Very similar to Black-capped with minor difference in color patterns slightly exaggerated in our designs. The two species have distinct ranges with little overlap with the Carolina Chickadee being more associated with the Southeastern US.

Chestnut-backed Chickadee

107D Chestnut-backed Chickadee

Like other chickadees, they are common backyard birds and visit feeders. They are distinct with their rich brown color patches and associated with wet conifer forest habitat of the northwest coastal region.

Tufted Titmouse

108 Tufted Titmouse

A common songbird native to deciduous forest in the Eastern United States as well as southern Canada and Eastern Mexico.

Blue

109 Eastern Bluebird

Live and breed everywhere from Southern Canada to deep South and west into the prairie regions and Texas. They are year round residents in the southern region. Bluebirds love open fields but require trees for cavities to nest in. Nesting boxes have greatly enhanced their breeding habitat. Being such a favorite they are enticed into visiting backyards with mealworms.

Blue West

111 Western Bluebird

Similar in habits but distinct from the Eastern Bluebird. They likely found from Colorado's front range westward into Arizona with another population along the California coastal region up into parts of Oregon.

Redwing Blackbird

112 Red-Winged Blackbird

Very common year round thoughout almost all of the US and summering far north through much of Canada. A very abundant bird likely seen in open areas from marshes and meadows to pastures and farmland.

White-breasted Nuthatch

113 White-Breasted Nuthatch

A common year round resident through out much of North America. They like mature deciduous trees where they glean the trunks and branches for insects. They also frequent feeders and are a backyard favorite.

Blue Jay

116 Blue Jays

Blue Jays live year round through most all North America from the Rocky's eastward. Ecologically they like edges where the forest meets open areas which makes towns and parks very suitable habitat.

Green Jay

116B Green Jay

Most of the Green Jays range is in Mexico but they are a common sight in the Rio Grande Valley area of the southern tip of Texas.

Steller's Jay

116C Steller's Jay

This type of jay lives in the western mountainous areas from southwest to Canada. A bird of the wilderness as well as parks and picnic areas but often limited to higher altitudes.

Black-billed Magpie

116M Black-Billed Magpie

A showy corvid very common in the wilds and urban habitat of the west wit hthe exception of the very south of the western states.

American Robin & nest

118A American Robin

Found living year round in most all the US and with a summer range far north into Canada and Alaska as well. Familiar in parks and backyards everywhere but also common in remote areas as well. Their population does shift seasonally and they congregate in large numbers in the south.

Mockingbird

119 Mockingbird

Mockingbirds are seen year round through out United States and southern edge of Canada. Ecologically they are attracted to open places with shrubs and so they like yards and suburban habitat, especially common across the southern swath of their range.

Flicker

120 Northern Flicker (Yellow-Shafted)

Yellow-shafted subspecies lives on the east side of North America throughout the states and much of Canada. Their range extends west into the plains and Texas. Its a common bird in many kinds of habitat with edges as well as towns and suburbs.

Flicker

121 Northern Flicker (Red-Shafted)

Red-shafted subspecies lives from the west side of the Great Plains to the West coast. Ecologically they are identical to the the Yellow-shafted and they do range to the higher altitudes out west.

Red-bellied

126B Red-Bellied Woodpecker

Common year round through out the eastern US. They frequent human habitat and attracted to back yards with feeders. They do have a reddish smudge on their belly that is not easily revealed as a field mark.

Hummingbirds

127 Hummingbirds

Shows female hummingbird on a nest, and a male hummingbird sipping at a flower.

Ruby-throughted Hummer

128A Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

The only hummingbird native to the eastern US and Canada and a favorite backyard and garden visitor.

Anna's hummingbird

128B Anna's Hummingbird

The most common hummingbird along the west coastal region including most of California and into southern Arizona. They frequent yards and gardens.

Broad-tailed Hummingbird

128D Broad-Tailed Hummingbird

Common in the western mountain states. They like the higher altitudes of the mountains and less seen in the dry deserts and grasslands. Where they do occur they are strongly attracted to feeders.

Black-chinned Hummingbird

128E Black-Chinned Hummingbird

Common in western states with a range overlapping both the Anna's and Broad-tailed hummers. Altitude wise they can coexist with Broad-tailed but in the lower and dryer areas the black-chinned are more abundant.

Great Blue Heron

134B Great Blue Heron

Seen year round through much of the US and breeding well into Canada. Common where ever suitable habitat is found which is always tied to water from marshy sloughs to shore lines.

Mallard Duck

145 Mallard

The distribution of this duck extends though out North America. It is the wild duck most likely to be found in the local duck pond but they are a wilderness animal as well.

red-tailed Hawk

177 Red-tailed Hawk

These hawks live everywhere on the continent, in almost all kinds of open habitat where they can find their prey. Suitable habit is widespread from prairie, meadows and open woodland to city parks and spaciously treed boulevards. They nest far up into Canada and most birds in the US stay around their home territory throughout the winter.

Cooper's hawk

178 Cooper's Hawk

This hawk summers through out the temperate climate zonea were it finds forests, both wild and suburbs/small towns with lots of trees. With a great deal of overlap in their summer vs winter ranges they may be seen in much of North America year round. Comfortable in human habitat the species is al member of the backyard wildlife community.

Screech Owl

184A Screech Owl (gray)

Western and Eastern Gray Screech Owl are two species very similar in appearance. We use the same design for both though in the real world their ranges are divided by the open country of the great plains and the Rocky Mountains. Both live in a variety of woodland habitat including towns and urban areas with plenty of trees. Together these small gray owls live in all states of the lower US but less frequent in alpine and great plains. The western species extends north through British Columbia.

Carolina wren

251 Carolina Wren

A small, common wren of the eastern United States, ranging from south Ontario, Canada to the northern tip of Mexico.