Birds Seen in Upper Half of Trees

Common Name Scientific Name Look For These Markings Size
American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos Glossy black 19"
American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla Orange on sides, wings and tail;
black above
5 1/2"
American Robin Turdus migratorius Reddish brown breast; slate
back; dark head
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"
Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula Orange, Black head & wings. Black tail marked with yellow 7 1/2"
Black-capped Chickadee Parus atricapillus Black crown and throat; gray back 5 1/4"
Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata Blue above; black collar bars on wings and tail 11 1/2"
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea Blue-gray above, whitish below; narrow white eye ring; long black and white tail flipped up 4 1/2"
Boat-tailed Grackle Quiscalus major Large grackle with long tail; golden eyes 14 1/2-16 1/2"
Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus Gray underparts; cinnamon undertail coverts; white and yellow spots on wings 8 1/4"
Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis Black cap and bib; white cheeks; no white edgings on wing coverts 4 3/4"
Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum Brownish gray; crested; yellow tip to tail; black thourgh eye 7"
Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina Bright chestnut crown; white eyebrow; black line extending from bill through eye to ear; gray cheek and nape; two white wing bars 5 1/2"
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"
Eastern Kingbird Tyrannus tyrannus White band across tail tip; concealed red crown; white throat and belly 8"
Fish Crow Corvus ossifragus Longer tail than American Crow; head and bill smaller 15 1/2"
Loggerhead Shrike Lanius ludovicianus Blue-gray head and back; broad black mask above eye and thinner across top of bill; white underparts faintly barred 9"
Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis Red, darker above, crested, black face 9"
Northern Shrike Lanius excubitor Whitish rump; bluish-gray head & back; black mask; lightly barred underparts; 10"
Orchard Oriole Icterus spurius Brown body; black head, wings and tail 7 1/2"
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"
Scarlet Tanager Piranga olivacea Scarlet body, black wings and tail 7 1/2"
Summer Tanager Piranga rubra Rosy-red, wings and tail slightly darker 7 1/2"
Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor Blackish forehead; gray upperparts; light gray underparts; crest 6 1/2"
White-winged Crossbill Loxia leucoptera Rosy-red, white wing bars, crossed bill 6"
(1) Nearly all the warblers except the ground warblers are seen in the upper half of trees.
(2) Flycatchers and Vireos are seen in the upper half of trees.

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