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Follow That Bird! Species Profiles

Click on the different species below to learn more about each of these birds.

A researcher holds a medium-sized bird with white and gray-brown feathers, called a black-bellied plover
Learn more about the black-bellied plover, a large shorebird with a short neck and a distinctive black belly and face.
Learn more about the black-crowned night heron, a medium-sized heron with a stocky build, black crown, gray body and bright, red eyes.
A brown pelican, with a gray-brown body, white neck and head, and long bill
Learn more about the brown pelican, a large, unique bird that lives on shorelines and small islands in colonies with thousands of individuals.
A small, blue and yellow bird, called a Kirtland's warbler, held in a researcher's hand
Learn more about the Kirtland's warbler, an endangered bird that nearly went extinct in the past.
A long-billed curlew flying over a body of water with low grassy hills in the distance
Learn more about the long-billed curlew, North America's largest shorebird.
A duck-like bird, called a Pacific loon, swimming through clear water. The bird has dark feathers with white stripes, red eyes, a light gray head and a pointed bill.
Learn more about the Pacific loon, thought to be the most abundant loon in North America.
A large hawk with broad wings and a short tail flies through a clear sky with its wings spread wide
Learn more about the Swainson's hawk, a raptor with a thin body and narrow wings that migrates impressive distances.