Western Songbirds

Great Blue Heron Chickadee


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.