Birds Seen Near the Edges of Woods

Common Name Scientific Name Look For These Markings Size
American Tree Sparrow Spizella arborea Gray head crowned with rufous; gray throat and breast; dark spot on chest; rufous at sides of breast; notched tail 6 1/4"
Black-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus erythrophthalmus Uniform brown above, gray below; long broad tail 11 3/4"
Brown Creeper Certhia americana Streaked brown and white; curved bill; climbs up trees 5 1/2"
Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum Bright reddish brown above; spotted breast 11 1/2"
Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater Male glossy greenish black with brown head; female dull gray 7 3/4"
Brown-headed Nuthatch Sitta pusilla Brown belly; black crown and stripe through eye; gray back 4 1/4"
Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus Rusty brown above; duller below; white line over eye 5 1/2"
Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor Gray-brown; broad white bar on pointed wings; male has white throat and white bar across tail 9 1/2"
Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis Slate head, breast and back; white below and outer tail feathers 6 1/4"
Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis Blue above; brownish breast 7"
Fox Sparrow Passerella iliaca Brown rump and tail; gray back; streaked above & below 7 1/4"
Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa Orange crown edged with black; greenish back 4"
House Wren Troglodytes aedon Brown above with tail & wings barred; dull grayish below 4 3/4"
Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea Blue, shading to purplish on head 5 1/2"
Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura Brown; pointed tail with large white spots 12"
Purple Finch Carpodacus purpureus Purplish-red, streaked with darker; dark wings and tail 6 1/4"
Red Crossbill Loxia curvirostra Red; wings & tail darker; crossed bill 6"
Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis Broad black line through eye with white line above; underparts washed rusty 4 1/2"
Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula Concealed red patch on crown; greenish back 4 1/4"
Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris Ruby throat, metallic green back 3 1/2"
Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia Brown above, streaks & stripes on back & face; white breast heavily streaked with a dark spot 6-7"
Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor Blackish forehead; gray upperparts; light gray underparts; crest 6 1/2"
Whip-poor-will Caprimulgus vociferus Rounded wings; long tail; mottled gray-brown all over 9 3/4"
White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys Grayish breast; crown striped with black and white; pink bill 6 1/2-7 1/2"
White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis White throat; gray breast; crown striped black and white 6 3/4"
White-winged Crossbill Loxia leucoptera Rosy-red, white wing bars, crossed bill 6"
Winter Wren Troglodytes troglodytes Round, small, dark wren; stubby tail; light line over eye; dark heavily barred belly 4"
Wood Thrush Hylocichla mustelina Redish on head; large and numerous blackish round spots on chest; smaller than Robin 8"
Yellow-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus americanus Brown back; white breast; rufous in wings; large white spots at tip of black tail feather; slightly curved bill 11-13"
(1) Woodpeckers, Flycatchers, and Warblers are seen near edges of woods.


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