All Bird Designs

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Red-eyed Vireo

020 Red-eyed Vireo

Difficult to see but often heard as are very common in eastern forests. They stay high up in deciduous canopies where they sing frequently and consistantly through out the day long into summer.) Not a bird likely to be found in the Southern Western states but their range does extend across the norther teir to Washington and Brittish Columbia.

Golden-crowned Kinglet

030 Golden-crowned Kinglet

A small little songbird that breeds in coniferous habitat of the North and mountainous regions. I winter they may be found distributed more widely as they move out to occupy a variety of habitat.

Eastern Towhee

040 Eastern Towhee

A common bird of eastern forests and often seen as they thrash about on the ground and understory.

Spotted Towhee

041 Spotted Towhee

Takes the place of the Eastern Towhee in habitat and habits from the Colorado Front range and West.

Dickcissel

050 Dickcissel

Common sparrow like bird of the open prairies.

Kirtland's Warbler

075 Kirtland's Warbler

These rare and endangered warblers have very specific needs for breeding. They require jack pine forest found in parts of Michigan and Wisconsin although their population strong hold is in the Huron-Manistee National Forests of Michigan's southern Peninsula. They are seen along migration routes to their wintering site in the Caribbean but sightings are not frequent.

Myrtle

085A Yellow-rump Warbler (Myrtle)

Breeds in conifer forest of Canada and northern US states as well as mountainous areas further south. They are numerous and winter in large numbers in the south and southeast. There are two distinct populations with different common names, the Myrtle Warbler and the Audubon's Warbler(Below).

Audubon

085B Yellow-rump Warbler (Audubon's)

Breeds in conifer forests of Western United States. There are two distinct populations once classified as seperate species, the Myrtle Warbler (Above) and the Audubon's Warbler.

B/W

086 Black and White Warbler

A common breeder in a variety of forest habitats of east US and Canada. They are also common winter residents of Florida and Texas.

Parula

087 Northern Parula

Common resident of eastern woods where they find their specific needs. They like mature riparian woods, that is old growth along streams and rivers

Cape May

088 Cape May Warbler

Breeds in boreal forests of Canada but migrates through Eastern US.

Blackburnian

089 Blackburnian Warbler

Breeds in conifer forests of Canada and northeastern states down through the Appalachia Mountaints. A migrant through other parts of eastern US.

cerulean

090 Cerulean Warbler

Breeds in deciduous forest of northern United States and migrates south over the Gulf of Mexico and through Texas.

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.

Prothonotary Warbler

092 Prothonotary Warbler

Breeding habitat is mature wooded swamps of the east and especially in the southeast, such as bald cypress or Tupelo.

Hooded warbler

093 Hooded Warbler

They nest in deciduous forests of the eastern US. More specifically they like woods open enough to have some degree of scrub understory. They winter and or migrate through Florida and Texas.

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.

Golden-cheeked

095 Golden-cheeked Warbler

Endangered and endemic to central Texas. Their specific habitat needs are juniper-oak mixed woods.

Chestnut-sided Warbler

096 Chestnut-sided Warbler

Summers in eastern Canada and into the northern states and Appalachia. They like young deciduous forests.

Golden-winged Warbler

097 Golden-winged Warbler

Not your typical backyard bird. A decreasing species of the Midwes to northeast temperate region. They depend on the natural regenerative growth after periodic fires and floods. Since such events are suppressed in our highly managed landscapes this type of transitory habitat is increasingly rare.

Townsend's Warbler

098 Towsend's Warbler

A common summer resident of the Northwestern forests from Oregon to Alaska.

American Redstart

099 American Redstart

Woodlands, primarily deciduous, of the midwest and east and north to many parts of East and West Canada. Not a likely summer resident of Florida, Texas or western states but migration flows through most all regions from points north.

Painted Bunting

100 Painted Bunting

Most likely to nest in the Carolina coastal region and Southern Midwestern states, ie parts of Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and adjacent states.

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.

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

106 Rose-Breasted Grosbeak

Breeds in either deciduous and or conifer forests of thManta Raye of the middle teir of the eastern US and up into Canada. Migrations take them throughin the South.

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.

Mountain Chickadee

107E Mountain Chickadee

A western Chickadee distinguished by a white strip over the eye. They live in mountainous habitats from the Rockies westward. Like Chestnut-sided they have stong ties to conifer forests.

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.

Mountain Bluebird

110 Mountain Bluebird

Similar to other bluebirds, these birds stand out with their sky-blue hues. They are more apt to be found in higher altitude meadows and fields.

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.

Bobolink

112B Bobolink

A less common species of blackbird with stricter habitat requirements. They like tall grass prairie, and further east uncut fields or meadows. More common in tall grass prairie states but their population both east and west across the northern states and southern Canada.

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.

Red-breasted nuthatch

114 Red-Breasted Nuthatch

This nuthatch prefers conifer forests which restricts its breeding range to Canada and mountainous regions to the south. That includes mountains of the northeast US and Appalachia as well as the many ranges of the west. They may stay year round in these habitat but spread out and winter through out the rest of North America as well.

Meadowlark

115 Meadowlark

The Western and Eastern Meadowlarks are very similar in appearance. Together they range through almost all North America and are year round residents through much of their range. Meadowlarks love meadows and open grassland. They are not likely to be spotted in every open field of the east but as you travel west into the grassland states they become abundant.

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.

Scrub Jay

116D Scrub Jay

In the west scrub jays live in many of the same regions as the Stellar's Jay but more likely in lower altitudes and scrubbier habitats and maybe not as far northward in range. They are common in the coastal region of California. There is also a Florida species similar in color that is associated with the scrubby oak thickets of ancient sandy dune fields that characterize certain areas of the peninsula.

Common Raven

116J Common Raven

Raven are primary west in the desert and mountainous areas and to the far north of Canada. To the east they live from Pennsylvania down through much of the Appalachian range and through all their range they are year round residents. They are a wilderness animal but do well around people and take advantage of human habitat.

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.

Baltimore Oriole

117A Baltimore Oriole

The common oriole of the east but their breeding range extends west into the plains and north into Canada and down into the southern states but not all the way to the southern coast. Some do winter in Florida but in Texas they pass through as migrants. Orioles like tall deciduous trees that are spaced apart, not thick forest. Thus they are common in villages and their parks.

Bullock's Oriole

117B Bullock's Oriole

The common oriole of the west. Their range is from the Rocky's to the West coast and north into Canada. Like the Baltimore oriole they like woods with spacious tall trees but may choose evergreens as well.

Scarlet tanager

117S Scarlet Tanager

Most likely in eastern US but not in the deep south. They prefer extensive tracts of unfragmented forests. So in regions where forests are mostly continuous there is a great chance these birds are present though they easily go unseen as they stick to the high canopy.

Western T

117W Western Tanager

Live through out much of the western North America with suitable habitat. Like the eastern tanager species they like taller trees where they inhabit the canopy and they are associated with higher elevations.

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.

Cedar Waxwing

118B Cedar Waxwing

Cedar Waxwings breed through much of the northern states and Canada while they winter though out almost all of the lower 48. They love berry trees and can be found in a variety of kinds of woodlands as well asManta Ray gardens and city parks.

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.

Pileated Woodpecker

125 Pileated Woodpecker

Mainly a forest bird east of the Great Plains as well as up into Canada and on the West Coast. Dead standing trees are important to Pileated's and to many other kinds of woodpeckers.

Red-headed

126A Red-Headed Woodpecker

Red-headed Woodpeckers live year round througManta Rayh out the southern and eastern parts of their range which is from the Great Plains eastward, and they breed up into Canada. Habitat wise they are a bit more specialized then more common woodpeckers species and their numbers are a declining. They like wooded areas that are relatively open and without a lot of understory. The transitions that beavers bring to a habitat are an example of desirable habitat.

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.

Buff-bellied hummingbird

128C Buff-Bellied Hummingbird

Most of their breeding range is in Mexico but their range extends into the Rio Grande Valley and southern Texas. They are know to move north along the Texas Gulf Coast regularly.

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.

Blue-throated Hummingbird

128F Blue-Throated Hummingbird

Most of its range is in Mexico except the very northern part which extends into southeast Arizona.

Nagnificent Hummer

128G Magnificent Hummingbird

Most of its range is in Mexico except the very northern part which extends into southeast Arizona.

Woodcock

129 American Woodcock

Woodcocks breed in most all North America east of the great plains except for southern Florida and the northern parts of Canada. They are found year round through most of the south. They are common but well camouflaged and rarely seen except in the spring when the males are displaying. They like forests and wet meadows.

Piping Plover

130A Piping Plover

These are a resident plover of the Atlantic and Gulf beaches. In the northern plains they also inhabit dry lake beds with accumulated salts (called alkali flats). The coastal population has been inpacted from the human use of beaches which makes breeding difficult in many places and the species is considered endangered.

Semipalmated Plover

130B Semipalmated Plover

These plovers breed in northern Canada and Alaska and they winter along both the Pacific and Atlantic coasts including the Gulf. They are a common plover on the beaches in the winter months.

Red Knot

132A Red Knot

An Arctic breeder with a very long migration route to southern South America. Migration flows along the East coast with important stop overs were the birds can be seen in abundance. One of the most important is the Delaware Bay in late spring which coincides with the spawning of horseshoe crabs. The eggs are a vital resource for the migrating birds. Not all populations make long trip to the southern hemisphere. There is one group that winters on Florida's Gulf Coast.

American Oystecatcher

132B Oystercatcher

Mostly resides in eastern and gulf coastal habitats including beaches and estruaries.

Clapper Rail

133 Clapper Rail

A common bird that inhabits the marsh grass, or mangrove to the south, in Eastern and Gulf Coast estuaries.

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.

Green

134G Green Heron

Summers and breeds from the plains east to the Atlantic Coast and also in the Pacifict Coastal region. They can be seen year round in Florida and in California. They live in swamps and wetlands as well as vegetated shorelines.

Great Egret

135 Great Egret

Their range is along the Atlantic and California Coastal regions although they inhabit both salt and freshwater wetlands. There are breeding populations in the midwest as well.

Roseate spoonbill

136 Roseate Spoonbill

They range throughout South Florida and along the Texas Gulf Coast into Louisiana.

Black skimmer

137 Black Skimmer

They inhabit coastal estuaries along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts. They like calm intracoastal water were they can skim the surface for fish.

Roseate Tern

137B Roseate Tern

They have longer tail streamers than other terns and their distribution on the East Coast is disjuncted. You will find them on the New England coast and then again far south in the Florida Keys.

Avocet

138A American Avocet

Avocets winter in places along the East, Gulf, and California Coasts. Their breeding areas are tied to shallow marshes and river flood plains of the interior western states and provinces.

Black-necked Stilt

138B Black-Necked Stilt

Distribution similar to American Avocents, shorelines of east and western estuaries and western marshes.

Brown Pelican (Eastern)

140 Brown Pelican

These Pelicans live along the shores and waterways of the Atlantic from Maryland south and around the Gulf Coast as well as the southern coastline of California. The need open water where they can dive for fish.

White Pelican

140W White Pelican

Summers and breeds on interior lakes of the north west and winters on lakes further south and along western and gulf coasts.

Trumpeter Swan

143 Trumpeter Swan

Breeding populations, some recently re-established, in the northern Mid West and Western States and Canada and into Alaska. The Alaska population winter in British Columbia while the more eastern populations tend to move less seasonally.

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.

Northern Shoveler

146 Northern Shoveler

A distinct duck with its oversize bill. They summer in ponds and open water wetlands mostly to the west and northwest. In winter the population shifts south to likewise habitat all across the southern states.

Read Head Duck

147 Redhead (duck)

Redheads have a wide distribution across North America through they prefer remote areas compared to the Mallard. Their breeding range is primary from the north Mid West and Western states up into Canada While their migration pulls them south and east into all regions.

Wood Duck

149 Wood Duck

A shy duck enhabiting isolated woodland ponds and lakes found through much of North America given the right habitat.

Loon

151 Common Loon

These loon's summer on lakes and ponds in the far north, most all of Canada and the very north parts of the US. Upon migration they leave their freshwater lakes and spread out all along the Pacific and Atlantic seaboards where they become marine birds living just off shore.

Sandhill crane

163 Sandhill Crane

A very tall conspicuous bird that breeds mostly in Canada and some western states but there are smaller breeding populations in many other areas including Florida and Mississippi. In the lower forty-eight these cranes are known for their dramatic migration. They winter in large numbers in New Mexico, Texas and Florida. Along their migration routes there are several high profile stop over points where they gather temporarily in spectacular numbers.

Whooping crane

165 Whooping Crane

This species was once reduced to 15 individuals. Today they are still rare and endangered but the population has increased to 600 birds that migrate from western Canada to the Texas Gulf Coast. The increasing population is a great conservation success story but there have also been failed attempts to reestablish populations wintering in Florida and New Mexico.

Wood Stork

167 Wood Stork

Large and conspicuous residents of Florida. They can be seen year round in a variety of wetlands including roadside ditches but they have highly specialized breeding criteria.

Northern Harrier

170 Northern Harrier

A hawk that specializes on open wetlands and ranges through out North America. Nesting is concentrated in the northern latitudes while migrants are commonly seen in southern marshes.

Kestrel

171 American Kestrel

A small, almost song bird sized, falcon that lives year round through much of the US and moves north to breeds through out Canada. Kestrels like open habitat including spaces modified by human habitat and agricultural activities. However, their populations are declining possibly because of pesticides impacting ether prey and the lose of dead standing trees with cavities they need to nest in.

Merlin

171B Merlin

A small falcon that that breeds mostly in Canada and the northwestern US. As a migrant they can be seen in all regions of the United States though they are not a common bird.

Aplomado Falcon

171C Aplomado Falcon

This bird once inhabited a larger range including scrub and prairie habitat of the southern midwest. With eforts to reintroduce the population to the US one may now see breeding individuals at Laguna Atascosa NWR in Southern Texas.

Peregrine

171D Peregrine

More common in western North America though they are making a come back in the east. Northern birds also use the east coast as a migration corridor.

Gyrfalcon

171E Gyrfalcon (White Morph)

A beautiful falcon of the arctic summer. They spread further south in winter, and like the snowy owl, may occasionally be seen in southern Canada and the northern US.

Caracara

172 Crested Caracara

Mostly a tropical falcon with vulture like habits. Their range extends Mexico into southern Florida and South Central Texas.

Turkey Vulture

173 Turkey Vulture

This is the more common of two species of vultures. They are a common sight all over US and southern Canada.

Califoprnia Condor

174 California Condor

Endangered and once reduced to 22 captive birds the species has been re-introduced to southern California, Arizona and parts of the Baja Peninsula. They fly over large areas to find food and nest and roost of cliffs.

Bald

175 Bald Eagles

Bald Eagles have come back since there decline in the recent past.

Golden eagle

176 Golden Eagle

Mostly a bird of the west and far north but migration and winter ranges bring them into the eastern US. They thrive on open grassland and are less associated with lakes and rivers than is the Bald Eagle. This design is an update of our original Fall 2009 design.

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.

Osprey

179 Osprey

An iconic year round resident of Florida. In addition, osprey are known to nest along the eastern coastal estuaries, the northwest and through out Canada with its abundant lakes and waterways. Osprey use inland lakes and water ways as well and have expanded their range sporadically to most of the interior states as well.

Swallow-tailed Kite

180 Swallow-tailed Kite

The South East coastal region, and the Florida Peninsula especially, is the only North American location where these raptors are common. They like tree lined water ways and fields for hunting large insects on the wing.

Great Horned Owl

181A Great Horned Owl

A favorite amoung the large owls for a good reason: they live in a variety of habitats though out North America.

Snowy Owl

181B Snowy Owl

An Arctic breeder. In winter many individuals move further south to the border states and even further in eruption years.

Saw-whet Owl

182 Saw-whet Owl

Nest in woodlands of Northern States and Canada. Their breeding range does extended south along mountain ranges.

Burrowing Owl

182B Burrowing Owl

A peculiar species of owl native to Southwestern grassland and desert region. They roost in underground burrows and spend much of their life on the ground hunting with their long legs, although they are capable of flight.

Barn owl

183A Barn Owl

These owls are widespread though out the United State except the very north and Canada. They also do not utilize mountain ranges. They will choose to hunt in a variety of types of open spaces.

Barred Owl

183B Barred Owl

Live in mature forest primarily in the east and especially south east swamps and wet forests.

Spotted Owl

183 Spotted Owl

A similar species to the Barred Owl in appearance, they are much more specialized in their required habitat. Spotted owls distribution is limited to dense undisturbed old-growth forests of the west. They are threatened due to habitat destruction and from competition with Barred Owls who are expanding their own distribution in some parts of the west.

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.

Screech Owl

184B Screech Owl (Red)

The Eastern Screech Owl has two color phases. The red phase is more common in the eastern parts of its range.

Emperor Penguin

185 Emperor Penguin

An Antarctic species.

Atlantic Puffin

186 Atlantic Puffin

These cute little sea birds nest on some of the near shore islands of Maine and Maritime Canada.

Roadrunner

187 Roadrunner

An iconic denizen of the Southwest, particularly Arizona and New Mexico. Their range extends east to the Texas Gulf Coast. They like open dry country.

Black-billed Cuckoo

188 Black-billed Cuckoo

Not easy to see in the dense thickets they like to stay within but, when you hear them, take comfort in the fact that they eating up those noxious tent-dwelling caterpillars. Cuckoos are uniquely adapted to being able to digest caterpillars with bristles and hairs. They are not songbirds, but their tropical-sounding calls are familiar and enjoyable.

Keel-billed toucan

190 Keel-billed Toucan

A Central American species.

Elegant Trogon

195 Elegant Trogon

Mainly tropical their range which extends up into Southeast Arizona where they are commonly found in forested canyons associated with mountain ranges.

White-crowned

210 White-crowned Pigeon

A species of the caribbean, there is a resident and endangered population in the Florida Keys. They depend on a few remaining natural hardwood hammocks but they will feed where ever gardeners plant appropriate natives.

Gambel's Quail

215 Gambel's Quail

Southwest deserts with open scrubby vegetation. Most common in southern Arizona and New Mexico.

California Quail

216 California Quail

A common quail of the California coastal region and into the Northwest. They also live in the Great Salt Lake area and parts of Northern Utah. They like brush to wooded habitat including those associated with human habitat.

Kiskadee

220 Great Kiskadee

Mostly tropical, their range extends into the Texas Rio Grande Valley. Here they are conspicuous and common, feeding in a variety of habitats, especially around water.

Vermilion Flycatcher

221 Vermillion Flycatcher

A summer to year round resident from Souther Texas to Southern California.

Chimney Swift

230 Chimney Swift

Chimney swifts nest from the Great Plains east through out the US and Southern Canada. They are most common in towns and cities with old chimney infrastructure. However their population is declining as towns modernize. The natural analogs for swift roosting and nesting would be caves and large tree cavities. The rapid expansion of brick buildings and their chimneys back in the 1800's probably allowed them to expand their population. Today as more old chimneys are capped or taken down it would be wise to mitigate with specially designed swift nesting towers because the birds are an asset to urban places by eating lots of insects.

cactus wren

250 Cactus Wren

A conspicuous large wren of the southwestern desert low country, particularly in southern Arizona, New Mexico and into Texas.

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.

Sharp-tailed grouse

260 Sharp-tailed Grouse

A ground bird of the Northern plains and grasslands. Their range include a number of northwestern state and provence's to the north. Along the border region they live as far east as Michigan's upper Peninsula.

Wild Turkey

265 Wild Turkey

Ubiquitous in wooded habitat interspersed with clearings. The clearings, including pastures and road shoulders, are where these guys are most likely to be seen but its is really impressive to see such a large birds lurking among the trees at close range.

Belted Kingfisher

270 Belted Kingfisher

These Kingfishers winter and reside year round through out the United States and breed far up into Canada and Alaska. They are likely to be wintering only in South Florida and the Southwest US. In spite of their wide distribution their actual occurrence depends on the availability of water bodies to feed on and for breeding they need a steep bank or hill side to create a burrow for a nest.

Frigate

280 Frigatebird

Common in the sky's around the Florida Keys. There is a nesting colony just west of Key West. Frigatebirds live on the wing over sub-tropical and tropical oceans.

'I'iwi

281 'I'iwi

Note the first letter is not a "T" but an "I" with an apostrophe before and after it. This is an iconic and endangered Hawaiian bird of a group generally known as honey creepers.