Species Profiles

Articles on migratory birds.

American Crow

Consummate Opportunist

By Robert Rice

American Dipper

Daring to be Different

By Bob Reitsma

American Redstart

The "Christmas Bird"

By Pete Marra

American Robin

The Suburban Bird

By Gregory Gough

Baltimore Oriole

Bird of Coffee and Chocolate

By Gregory Gough

Black Swift

Bird of the Clouds

By John Sterling

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Happy Blue Warbler

By Scott Sillett

Blackburnian Warbler

Fiery Gem

By Lisa Petit

Blue-headed Vireo

A Migratory Bird with Sexual Equality?

By Eugene Morton


The Prairie Home Companion

By Mary Deinlein

Broad-winged Hawk

Wind-surfers of the sky

By Lisa Petit

Brown-headed Cowbird

The Dark Side of Migratory Birds

By Christopher Tonra

Buff-breasted Sandpiper

The Dancing Shorebird

By John Sterling

Canada Goose

Good for the Goose

By Joe Smith

Cape May Warbler

The Flying Tiger

By Russell Greenberg

Carolina Chickadee

Kissing Cousins

By Matthew W. Reudink and Robert L. Curry

Cedar Waxwing

The Moveable Feaster

By Robert Rice

Cerulean Warbler

A Blue Birding Prize

By Jennifer Barg and Jason Jones

Common Pauraque

Big Mouth, Small White Bib

By Robert Rice

Common Yellowthroat

Warbler in Disguise

By Gregory Gough

Eastern Phoebe

The Early Bird

By Gregory Gough

Eastern Wood-Pewee

Better Late than Never…

By Tina Bentz

Franklin's Gull

Prairie Dove

By John Sterling

Gray Catbird

Sitting in the Catbird Seat

By Gregory Gough

Gray Flycatcher

Alwright, I Finally Got a Name

By John Sterling

Harlequin Duck

Toughest of Birds, Dressed Up as a Clown

By Russell Greenberg

Hermit Thrush

Twilight Serenade

By Gregory Gough

House Wren

Small Bird, Big Voice

By Gregory Gough

Indigo Bunting

A Stellar Migrant

By Mary Deinlein

Island Scrub-Jay

An Island of Their Own

By Luke Caldwell and Scott Sillett

Kirtland's Warbler

Jacked about Pines

By Sarah Rockwell

Least Flycatcher

Gregarious and Reclusive

By Gregory Gough

Least Tern

One Small Tern Deserves Another

By Tina Bentz

Mississippi Kite

Buoyant in Flight

By Alexandre Gavashelshvili

Northern Waterthrush

Swamp Thing

By Joe Smith

Orange-crowned Warbler

Island Misfits

By Katie Langin, Jongmin Yoon, and Scott Sillett


A Mid-summer and Mid-wood Bird

By Mike Hallworth

Parasitic Jaeger

Winged Pirate of the High Seas

By Colleen Duarte and Mary Deinlein

Prothonotary Warbler

The Swamp Songster

By Lisa Petit

Purple Martin

Oh, Give Me a Home…

By Robert Rice

Rock Pigeon

Noble in Its Proper Place

By Joe Smith

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Flower Specialist

By Joe Smith

Rufous Hummingbird

The Hummingbird Diet: How To Gain Weight And Keep It

By Gregory Gough

Rusty Blackbird

The Troubled Blackbird of the Bog

By Russell Greenberg

Sage Sparrow

To Breed or not to Breed

By Sara A. Kaiser, C. Robby Kohley, and Brian R. Hudgens

Sedge Wren

A Mousy Mite

By Joe Smith

Song Sparrow

A Wealth of Knowledge from an Everyday Bird

By James Adelman

Summer Tanager

The Bird that Loves the Bees

By Tina Bentz

Swainson's Hawk

Bird of the Cowboys and Gauchos

By Alexandre Gavashelshvili

Swamp Sparrow

Royalty of the Boreal Marshes

By Russell Greenberg

Tennessee Warbler

The Coffee Warbler

By Thomas Dietsch

White-eyed Vireo

Bird of Many Voices

By Russell Greenberg

White-throated Sparrow

A Closer Look at an Ordinary Species

By Brent Horton


Conservation Success Story

By Joe Smith

Williamson's Sapsucker

And less Well-known Sap Feeders

By Jim Tate

Wilson's Phalarope

Role Reversal

By John Sterling

Wood Thrush

A "Sing"-ular Sensation

By Mary Deinlein

Worm-eating Warbler

Acrobat of the Aerial Leaf Litter

By Russell Greenberg

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

The Master Sap Tapper

By Mary Deinlein

Yellow-rumped Warbler

This Bird is Bound to Berry

By Garrett Lowe and Russell Greenberg