Listen, can you hear them? Birds flock to forests that are near water. You may hear them singing to mark their territory in spring. Summer means feeding a growing family, many by hunting for insects. Fall brings a farewell to catbirds and other migrants, while winter residents like white-throated sparrows and dark-eyed juncos begin to arrive. Seeds and berries become a more important food source through the winter months. Look for busy gold finches and woodpeckers year-round.
Gold Finch (Scientific Name: Spinus tristis)
Northern Cardinal (Scientific Name: Cardinalis cardinalis)
Red-Bellied Woodpecker (Scientific Name: Melanerpes carolinus)
White-Breasted Nuthatch (Scientific Name: Sitta carolinensis)
Black-Capped Chickadee (Scientific Name: Poecile atricapillus)
Dark-Eyed Junco (Scientific Name: Junco hyemalis)
Song Sparrow (Scientific Name: Melospiza melodia)