Mourning Dove: A Widespread, Common Beauty
Feb 27, 2017

Mourning Dove: A Widespread, Common Beauty

If you feed birds, you probably feed mourning doves. Mourning doves are North America's most common and widespread native dove species, named for its mournful cooing: coo-AHH-coo,coo,coo, sometimes confused for an owl.
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Winter Owls
Feb 20, 2017

Winter Owls

Many owls begin nesting in late winter. Now is the ideal time to listen for them calling at night if you have an older pine stand or deciduous woods nearby. Owls will call all night, but the first hour of dark and the last hour before sunrise are the best times to listen.
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American Tree Sparrows Under the Feeders
Feb 14, 2017

American Tree Sparrows Under the Feeders

Contributor Cathy Priebe admits that some of the little brown birds at her feeders are challenging for her to identify. But once she noticed the distinguishing features and behavior of the winter-only American tree sparrow, she was smitten.
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