Category: Bird of the Week

Bird of the Week #21: Killdeer


Learn all about this adorable plover!

Bird of the Week #20: Downy Woodpecker

Male Downy Woodpecker

The Downy Woodpecker is North America’s smallest woodpecker!

Bird of the Week #19: Brown-headed Cowbird

Imagine you’ve just had a baby and you go off to run some errands. When you come home, you find that, actually, you’ve had twins. You’re sure that you didn’t have twins before, but maybe you miscounted. This new baby looks a little different,… Continue Reading “Bird of the Week #19: Brown-headed Cowbird”

Bird of the Week #18: Western Kingbird

Western Kingbird

Learn all about one of our favorite summertime visitors!

Bird of the Week #17: Purple Martin

Find out how you can be a bird landlord with the gorgeous Purple Martin!

Bird of the Week #16: Mallard

Mallard with Grass on his Head

This week, we take a look at the most common duck in Norther America: the Mallard!

Bird of the Week #15: Baltimore Oriole

Baltimore Oriole Eats a Bug

One of the most gorgeous avian visitors to the Great Plains is the Baltimore Oriole! Learn more about this Halloween-colored beauty.

Bird of the Week #14: Barn Swallow

Barn Swallow on the Ground

Continuing the trend of doing something a little different, this week we’ll be looking at what one of my good friends calls avian fighter jets. And that’s an apt description! Go outside in an open area during a warm summer or spring day and… Continue Reading “Bird of the Week #14: Barn Swallow”

Bird of the Week #13: Great Blue Heron

Our Bird of the Week is a little different this week! We look at the Great Blue Heron and talk about my exciting experience with one.

Bird of the Week #12: Bald Eagle

The national bird of the United States of America is perhaps the most beautiful of all raptors!