Forest Birds

Forest Birds

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.

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Goldfinch Perched on a Branch

American Goldfinch (Scientific Name: Spinus tristis)

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Northern Cardinal Perched on a Branch

Northern Cardinal (Scientific Name: Cardinalis cardinalis)

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Red-Bellied Woodpecker Perched on a Branch

Red-Bellied Woodpecker (Scientific Name: Melanerpes carolinus)

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White-Breasted Nuthatch Standing Upside Down on the Side of a Tree

White-Breasted Nuthatch (Scientific Name: Sitta carolinensis)

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Black-Capped Chickadee Perched on a Branch

Black-Capped Chickadee (Scientific Name: Poecile atricapillus)

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Dark-Eyed Junco Perched on a Branch

Dark-Eyed Junco (Scientific Name: Junco hyemalis)

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Song Sparrow Perched on a Branch

Song Sparrow (Scientific Name: Melospiza melodia)

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