This page summarizes the birds our family has photographed and identified, linking to pages with other pictures we have taken.

Then, rather than reiterate basic information on each bird that is now readily available online, we have linked to web pages we like where other great information can be found (such as habitat, recordings of bird calls, etc.).

PLEASE NOTE: In many ways it is a puzzle to identify birds. The same species of bird can look very different depending on if it is male, female, juvenile, non-breeding, or even based on the time of year. Me and my children believe we have accurately identified all of the folloiwng birds, but if you believe that our family has misidentified any of them, please let us know!


American Goldfinch

Baltimore Oriole

Belted Kingfisher

Black-capped Chickadee

Blue Jay

Brown-headed Cowbird (male)

Brown-headed Cowbird (female)

Chipping Sparrow

Downy Woodpecker

Indigo Bunting

Killdeer

Mourning Dove

Northern Cardinal (male)

Northern Cardinal (female)

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-winged Blackbird

Ruby-throated Hummingbird




We very highly recommend the following application. When trying to identify birds, we used to use the National Audubon Society Field Guide To North American Birds, but having this app on the iPhone or iPad is absolutely superior. Its interactive search makes it much easier to identify birds, and it also provides things that no book could offer, such as the ability to instantly listen to samlples of bird calls. The same people also offer the ability to add a bird identification toolbar to your web browser.