Featured Birds

 

California Condor

Northern Saw-whet Owl

Sandhill Crane

California condors are the largest flying birds in North America.
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Saw-whet owls are one of the most common owls across northern North America but because they are active almost exclusively at night, they are rarely seen.
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Sandhill cranes are one of only two crane species found in North America and the most abundant of the world’s cranes.
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Painted Bunting

Downy Woodpecker

Tuffed Puffin

Painted buntings live primarily in the south central and southeast United States. These colorful birds are shy, secretive and often difficult to see.
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The adult downy woodpecker is the smallest woodpecker in North America.
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Tufted puffins thrive in the open waters, islands and coasts of the north Pacific, from Japan through the Aleutian Islands and south from Oregon to southern California.
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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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