Eastern Songbirds

Great Blue Heron Chickadee


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.

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).

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.