Bring in the Birds

Bring in the Birds
WHAT’S THAT BIRD?
BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEE
Location: northern North America
Size: 5 to 6 inches
Plumage: white and gray body; black cap and throat
Song: “fee-bee-ee”

AMERICAN GOLDFINCH
Location: throughout North America
Size: 4 to 5 inches
Plumage: bright yellow to olive drab body; black-and-white wings
Song: “po-tato-chip” or “per-chick-oree”

AMERICAN ROBIN
Location: throughout North America
Size: 8 to 11 inches
Plumage: rusty-colored breast; gray back and wings
Song: “cheery” or “cheerio”

MOURNING DOVE
Location: throughout North America
Size: 9 to 13 inches
Plumage: beige-colored body; small head, pointed tail
Song: a somber “coo-ooh”

NORTHERN CARDINAL
Location: Midwest and eastern U.S.
Size: 8 to 9 inches
Plumage: bright red; big crest (head feathers) and black mask; females are gray with red tail
Song: “cheer, cheer, cheer”

Information courtesy of Steve Kress and birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide.