Archives For bird identification

Lately we’ve been plagued by an obnoxiously loud mystery bird that we affectionately call the “koo-koo bird”. The racket usually begins right after the sun goes down, and it’s insanely loud. We learned last weekend that it has been roosting right outside my neighbor’s bedroom window and whooping it up at all hours of the night.

I’m calling out my bird-loving friends… What the heck is this bird?


Apr 23

Ant Farm Native Birds: Indigo Bunting

Indigo Bunting

Indigo Bunting

Apr 19

Ant Farm Native Birds: Brown-Headed Cow Bird

Brown Headed Cow Bird

Brown Headed Cow Bird

The Brown-Headed Cow Bird does not build its own nest. This character is particularly fiendish in that it pushes the eggs of other birds out of their nests and lays its own eggs in their place. The mother bird has no idea that it’s actually raising the offspring of another bird.

Feb 24

Ant Farm Native Birds: Dark Eyed Junco

Dark Eyed Junco (slate colored)

Dark Eyed Junco (slate colored)

Feb 22

Ant Farm Native Birds: Yellow Bellied Sapsucker

Juvenile Yellow Bellied Sapsucker

Juvenile Yellow Bellied Sapsucker

Feb 20

Ant Farm Native Birds: Mourning Dove

Mourning-Dove

Feb 14

Ant Farm Native Birds: Tufted Titmouse

Tufted Titmouse

Tufted Titmouse

Jan 15

Ant Farm Native Birds: Yellow Throated Vireo

Jan 15

Ant Farm Native Birds: Carolina Chickadee & Song Sparrow

Song Sparrow (Right)

Carolina Chickadee (Pictured Left) & Song Sparrow (Pictured Right)

Jan 12

Ant Farm Native Birds: Red Bellied Woodpecker

Red Bellied Woodpecker

Red Bellied Woodpecker