#142 Red-eyed Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) 20 July One of the most common summer residents of Eastern forests. These neat, olive-green and white songbirds have a crisp head pattern of gray, black,…

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#129 Bay-breasted Warbler

Bay-breasted Warbler (Setophaga castanea) 7 July A grayish warbler highlighted with rich red-brown and creamy buff in the summer, the Bay-breasted transforms itself in the fall into a mostly green…

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#128 Baltimore Oriole

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) 6 July Aim your eyes high when looking for Baltimore Orioles. They’re most often seen perched at the tops of trees or flitting through the upper…

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#127 American Redstart

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) 5 July A medium-sized warbler with a relatively wide, flat bill and fairly long, expressive tail. In flight it has a deep chest, slim belly, and…

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#115 Eastern Kingbird

115 Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) 23 June The only widespread kingbird in the east. Common and conspicuous in summer, it is often seen perched jauntily on a treetop or fence…

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#113 Great Crested Flycatcher

Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus) 21 June A garden resident this summer where we have several tall trees from which it can sally after passing food. Great Crested Flycatchers are…

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#101 Black-throated Blue Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler (Dendroica caerulescens) 9 June A uniquely colored, midnight-blue bird of tangled understories, the male Black-throated Blue Warbler sings a relaxed, buzzy I-am-so-la-zee on warm summer days in…

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#100 Eastern Bluebird

Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) 8 June I asked followers of the 1000 Species Project what they would like to see for the one hundredth species - and fairly predictably I…

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#96 Ovenbird

Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla) 4 June The Ovenbird's rapid-fire teacher-teacher-teacher song rings out in summer hardwood forests from the Mid-Atlantic states to northeastern British Columbia. It’s so loud that it may…

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#95 Scarlet Tanager

Scarlet Tanager 3 June In spring and summer, adult males are an unmistakable, brilliant red with black wings and tails. Females and fall immatures are olive-yellow with darker olive wings…

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