Wonderful Wrens

Wrens are small birds with loud, often complex, songs. Predominantly brown in color, they have narrow heads, with thin, down-turned bills for probing crevices for food. Their wings are short and rounded; this causes them to have a quick and erratic flight pattern. Two...

Juncos: Reliable Winter Visitors

Dark-eyed Juncos are often called Snowbirds, and many people believe their return from northern breeding grounds foretells winter’s cold, snowy weather. Even its white belly plumage and slate-colored back reminds one of a winter scene with its leaden sky above and...
Mourning Doves

Mourning Doves

The mournful cooing sound of the Mourning Dove is probably responsible for its name. Often heard before dawn and dusk, the call is often mistaken for that of an owl. Most often found on the ground, the browns, grays, and black of their feathers help them blend into...