Birds of the 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"
Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon Blue-gray above with crest; broad gray breastband; large bill and large head 13"
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 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"
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"
Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis Red, darker above, crested, black face 9"
Ovenbird Seiurus aurocapillus Orange-brown crown edged with black; green back and spotted breast 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"
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"
Whip-poor-will Caprimulgus vociferus Rounded wings; long tail; mottled gray-brown all over 9 3/4"
White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis Black crown; gray back; climbs down trees 6"
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"
Winter Wren Troglodytes troglodytes Round, small, dark wren; stubby tail; light line over eye; dark heavily barred belly 4"
(1) Warblers, Thrushes, Woodpeckers, Flycatchers, and Vireos are seen in the woods


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