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Green Jay

Long-billed Curlew

Roseate Spoonbill

Quick - how many medium-sized, green, wild birds have you seen flying around your neighborhood recently? They're even hard to find in a standard North American field guide.
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Looking for large shorebirds with long, curved bills but don't live near the beach? If you happen to live in the northwestern United States, you might be in luck.
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Think pink! Just getting started with bird watching? Even beginning bird watchers should have little difficulty identifying this spectacular bird!
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Wilson's Phalarope

Great Blue Heron

Peregine Falcon

Phalaropes are sandpipers that forage on the water’s surface while swimming, often spinning in one spot.
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Often incorrectly called a crane, to which they are not related, or an egret, which is in the same family (rather like a second cousin), great blue herons are widely distributed throughout the continental United States.
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Up in the sky, look: It's a bird. It's a plane. It's Superman! No, we were right the first time. Definitely a bird, and most would agree it’s a super bird. Meet the peregrine falcon.
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Credit: Dr. Thomas G. Barnes, USFWS
 

Eagle

Black Swift

Great places to see bald eagles on National Wildlife Refuges.
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An enigmatic bird local to the western United States, the black swift is highly sought after by birders.
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Last updated: August 14, 2015