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Home > Birding > Bird Species > Finches and Buntings > Evening Grosbeak Evening Grosbeak In winter, Evening Grosbeaks wander in flocks. Their travels are unpredictable, but they may show up at bird feeders stocked with sunflower seeds. (Photo by Corrie Sjollema) Get more info on this bird at birdsandblooms.com.
During the breeding season, pairs of Indigo Buntings and other avian species often feed and bathe separately. It may help them avoid being preyed upon at the same time. (Photo by Roland Jordahl) Get more info on this bird at birdsandblooms.com
It’s difficult to distinguish between Eastern and Western Screech Owl species by sight - location is your best bet. However, they have distinctive voices, which is undoubtedly more important for these birds that are active mainly at night. (Photo by Roland Jordahl) Get more info about this bird at: birdsandblooms.com
Frequent backyard visitors, Downy Woodpeckers may form pairs very early in the season, tapping out their courtship song on a tree trunk. Listen for this rhythmic sound as early as January. (Photo by Linda Petersen) Get more info on this bird: birdsandblooms.com
Named for Anna de Belle Massena, the wife of a French prince and bird collector, Anna's Hummingbird is more cold-hardy than most hummingbirds. It can be found all year along the Pacific Coast, north as far as British Columbia. (Photo by Michael R. Duncan) Get more info about this bird: birdsandblooms.com
The American Goldfinch is one of the last songbirds to breed each summer. By the time they have young in the nest in late summer, they can easily find an abundance of wild seeds to feed their offspring. (Photo by Fredric D. Nisenholz) Get other facts about this bird: birdsandblooms.com
The loud, ringing call of the Carolina Wren is a common sound in southeastern woods, where it is heard even in winter. The bird has been called “mocking wren” because it sometimes sounds like a catbird, kingfisher or certain other birds. (Photo by Rachel Clinch) Get other facts about this bird: birdsandblooms.com