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Voice: Song: Clear whistles of “Oh sweet Canada, Canada, Canada,” Call: Sharp, Volatile, “Chink.” Across most of the eastern and southern U.S, white-throated sparrows are familiar backyard fall and winter birds. They can be found along edges of woodlots, hedgerows, thickets, and in city parks during the winter. The two different... more
Voice: Song: high pitch tsee-tsee-tsee-tsee varies in number Call: thin tsee note Barely larger than a hummingbird, golden-crowned kinglets have a remarkable ability to endure cold climates. They can survive extreme temperature of -40 degrees. During nesting season, they can be seen high... more
Voice: Song: Males: downward whistles descending to a bouncing ball trill Call: Both sexes: Seep or Chirp Male field sparrows are easy to spot on an early spring or summer morning, perched low, singing loudly in open habitats. Their descending bouncing ball trill can be heard in shrubby grasslands, overgrown agricultural fields, fencerows, and forest edges. They tend to sing... more
Voice: High whistled tseet tseet followed by short whistles. Strictly winter visitors, American tree sparrows, can be commonly seen in old fields, grassy meadows and at bird feeders. Despite their name, American tree sparrows, are not associated with trees, instead foraging and nesting on... more
Cedar waxwings are found throughout much of North America in open habitats with abundant berry trees. They can inhabit open spaces in deciduous, coniferous and mixed woodlands. They are nomadic social birds, traveling in flocks during the fall and winter. They... more