Birds that Show a Preference for Pines
and Other Evergreens

Common Name Scientific Name Look For These Markings Size
Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia Black and white streaked; striped crown 5 1/4"
Black-capped Chickadee Parus atricapillus Black crown and throat; gray back 5 1/4"
Bohemian Waxwing (1) Bombycilla garrulus Gray underparts; cinnamon undertail coverts; white and yellow spots on wings 8 1/4"
Brown Creeper Certhia americana Streaked brown and white; curved bill; climbs up trees 5 1/2"
Brown-headed Nuthatch Sitta pusilla Brown belly; black crown and stripe through eye; gray back 4 1/4"
Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis Black cap and bib; white cheeks; no white edgings on wing coverts 4 3/4"
Cedar Waxwing (1) Bombycilla cedrorum Brownish gray; crested; yellow tip to tail; black thourgh eye 7"
Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula Male has purple head and greenish back; female is more brownish gray 12"
Common Raven Corvus corax Long heavy black bill; black all over; large; wedge-shaped tail 24"
Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa Orange crown edged with black; greenish back 4"
Pine Grosbeak Pinicola enucleator Long tail; dark bill and curved; two white wing bars; male has rose-red on head, back and underparts; female grayer overall; head, underparts & rump tinged dull yellow 8-10"
Pine Siskin Carduelis pinus Heavily streaked finch with deeply notched tail; pointed bill; dark overall; wings have touch of yellow and at base of tail 4 1/2-5"
Pine Warbler Dendroica pinus White wing bars; breast streaked; back unstreaked; white tail corners; yellow breast 5-5 1/2"
Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis Broad black line through eye with white line above; underparts washed rusty 4 1/2"
Red Crossbill Loxia curvirostra Red; wings & tail darker; crossed bill 6"
Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula Concealed red patch on crown; greenish back 4 1/4"
Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor Blackish forehead; gray upperparts; light gray underparts; crest 6 1/2"
White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis Black crown; gray back; climbs down trees 6"
White-winged Crossbill Loxia leucoptera Rosy-red, white wing bars, crossed bill 6"
(1) Waxwings prefer Junipers and Cedar Pines
(2) All Warblers have a preference for pines except the ground warblers.

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