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Wild Birds Information

Aug 17th 2018

Wild Bird Facts and Information

American Expedition is proud to present interesting information, educational facts, and full-color artwork & photos of America's wild birds, including backyard feeder birds like Northern Cardinals, Eastern Bluebirds, American Goldfinches, Ruby Throated Hummingbirds, Chickadees, Blue Jays, Downy Woodpeckers and Nuthatches; Wild Birds (Western Meadowlarks and Northern Mockingbirds), Birds of Prey (Bald Eagles and Great Horned Owls); and birds of the water (Loons, Mallards, Canada Geese, Great Blue Herons, and Wood Ducks).

Northern Cardinal

The Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) is a year round resident of its range. With its striking red plumage, the northern cardinal is a favored guest at backyard bird feeders in all seasons.

Eastern Bluebird

The Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) is a year round resident of its range. With its striking red plumage, the northern cardinal is a favored guest at backyard bird feeders in all seasons.

Ruby Throated Hummingbirds

Ruby Throated Hummingbirds (Archilochus colubris) are among the smallest of birds, but are one of the most enduring fliers. They are capable of flapping their wings over 50 times a second, and are the only birds that can fly backwards.

American Goldfinch

The American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) is one of the most widespread birds in North America. Its bright yellow plumage catches the eye of the explorer and many households welcome these feathered friends to their backyard feeders.

Black Capped Chickadee

The Black Capped Chickadee is a small songbird with a distinctive call found in the northern half of North America.

Blue Jay

The Blue Jay is a large songbird native to the northern United States and Canada that is known for its intelligence, aggressive behavior, and striking coloration.

Nuthatch

The White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) is an active and nimble North American songbird who is a very common visitor of backyard bird feeders.

Downy Woodpecker

The Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) is the smallest species of woodpecker in North America.

Northern Mockingbird

The Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) is the only species of mockingbird commonly found in the United States.

Western Meadowlark

The Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta) is a very popular bird of the western United States and is one of the most beautiful species in the blackbird family.

Bald Eagle

With acute eyesight and swift flying ability, the Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is a magnificent bird of prey unique to North America. The bald eagle has the freedom to soar through the sky and perch amongst the highest peaks. It is no wonder the eagle became a national symbol of the United States.

Great Horned Owl

Great Horned Owls (Bobo virginianus) are the most widely distributed owl in both North and South America, and are also known as "Tiger Owls", "Hoot Owls", and "Cat Owls".

Common Loon

The Common Loon (Gavia immer) sports a patterned black and white plumage that intrigues onlookers. This bird has become an evident symbol of the lakes of the northern wilderness.

Great Blue Heron

The Great Blue Heron (Ardea harodias) is a tall, bluish gray wading bird with spindly legs and a graceful s-shaped neck.

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