Category Archives: Identification

Female Great Lakes Piping Plover with unique color band combination including orange flag indicating it is a Great Lakes bird (Photo by Jordan Rutter)

Piping Plovers – Beyond Cute

Many birders are familiar with this small migratory shorebird and some know of its endangered status. Not to mention the fact that they’re adorable. But there’s a lot more about Piping…

Can you find the Snowy Owl? (photo by Gunnar Kramer)

Things That Look Like Snowy Owls

With an apparent Snowy Owl invasion upon us this winter, the excitement over viewing such a majestic creature cannot be overstated. Snowy Owls are truly one of the natural world’s…

MacGillivray's Warbler - Highspire Park, PA (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

MacGillivray’s Warbler – Highspire, Pennsylvania

After close observation between yesterday afternoon and this morning, as well as consulting with warbler experts, it seems the tricky Geothlypis warbler found yesterday by Sue Hannon at Highspire Rreservoir…

Unknown Geothlypis Warbler - Harrisburg, PA (Photo by Sue Hannon)

Tricky Geothlypis Warbler – Harrisburg, PA

Check out these photos taken by Sue Hannon of a Geothlypis warbler found today in Highspire Park near Harrisburg, PA. The bird is absolutely a Mourning OR MacGillivray’s Warbler, but which…

Marsh Wren--same individual as in id quiz photo
Kenilworth Park, Washington, DC
Photo by Jordan Rutter

ANSWERS–Grab Bag Bird ID Quiz

Here are the much anticipated results for the most recent bird id quiz. They are in the same order as the quiz photos. If you haven’t tried your luck with…