Bird Quiz

Welcome to Big Year Birding’s Bird Quiz!!! So you think you are a pretty good birder?   Think you can tell the difference between a Lesser Scaup and a Greater Scaup?  Between a Long-billed Dowitcher and a Short-billed Dowitcher?

Each day Ingrid and Ethan put up a new photo (taken on their birding adventures) along with a short description.  Take your best guess and tap the “Name that Bird” Button.   Winners get absolutely nothing!!!!

After your guess (answer?), learn more about the bird in question by following the link to our friends at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Big Year Birding’s Bird Quiz is provided for educational and personal enjoyment purposes only.  Please no taunting or gambling!!!

Bird of the Week Quiz – November 5, 2017

Bird of the Week Quiz – November 5, 2017
This juvenile raptor is often confused with the the Golden...

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Bird of the Week Quiz – October 15, 2017

Bird of the Week Quiz – October 15, 2017
This North American erratic was the co-star of a Steve...

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Bird of the Week Quiz – September 30, 2017

Bird of the Week Quiz – September 30, 2017
This large cold water bird spend virtually its whole life...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – September 20, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – September 20, 2017
This cinnamon capped bird’s trill song is a sure sign...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – September 19, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – September 19, 2017
One of the great spectaculars in nature occur when these...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – September 18, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – September 18, 2017
This gull like bird is actually a relative of the...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – September 17, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – September 17, 2017
What is this lively Orange and Black Warbler? Name that...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – September 16, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – September 16, 2017
The common warbler lovingly called “Butter Butt” Name that Bird...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – September 15, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – September 15, 2017
Can be differentiated from it's black billed cousin not just...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – September 14, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – September 14, 2017
Common but rarely seen . . . "cu-cu-cu-cu, cu-cu-cu-cu". If...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – September 13, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – September 13, 2017
  This long distance traveler is the Calico Cat of...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – September 12, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – September 12, 2017
This floating plump chicken like bird, has a small head,...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – August 11, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – August 11, 2017
This common warbler is lovingly called “Butter Butt” Name that...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – September 10, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – September 10, 2017
This colorful warbler doesn’t have “Warbler” in its name. Name...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – September 7, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – September 7, 2017
This summer visitor to the USA and Canada appears to...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – September 9, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – September 9, 2017
This large, loud shorebird is drab brown/gray on a perch...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – September 8, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – September 8, 2017
While this wetland bird’s male partner is an iconic sign...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – September 6, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – September 6, 2017
  The rare duck can be differentiated from it’s “Common”...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – September 5, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – September 5, 2017
The singing bird of the Eastern Grasslands. Name that Bird...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – September 4, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – September 4, 2017
Eastern Kingbird Name that Bird   Eastern Phoebe Learn more...

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Bird of Day Quiz – September 3, 2017

Bird of Day Quiz – September 3, 2017
This dive bomber’s females are more colorful than it’s males....

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Bird of the Day Quiz – September 2, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – September  2, 2017
This dabbling duck will steal food from diving ducks. Name...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – September 1, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – September  1, 2017
This shadowy bird of thickets and underbrush, has one of...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – August 31, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – August 31, 2017
This almost comical looking bird has long red legs and...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – August 30, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – August 30, 2017
A predatory song bird that preys on other birds, rodents...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – August 29, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – August 29, 2017
Male and Female are bright yellow, the male with red-ish...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – August 28, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – August 28, 2017
This medium sized shorebird has a long neck and noticably...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – August 27, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – August 27, 2017
The State Bird of Maine & Massachusetts, this bird is...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – August 26, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – August 26, 2017
This tiny heavily camouflaged bird can be glimpsed spiraling up...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – August 25, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – August 25, 2017
This bird looks like someone covered a Snowy Egret with...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – August 24, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – August 24, 2017
America's smallest falcon . . . the male has a...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – August 23, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – August 23, 2017
This cheerful singer varies in appearance from region to region,...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – August 22, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – August 22, 2017
Perhaps the smartest of all birds, this massive black bird...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – August 21, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – August 21, 2017
This small loud gull, can be recognized by its black...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – August 20, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – August 20, 2017
Very active and common, this tiny seed and insect eater...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – August 19, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – August 19, 2017
This shorebird has a dovelike appearance and is found on...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – August 18, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – August 18, 2017
A common sight along southern and western coasts, this cartoon...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – August 17, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – August 17, 2017
This gorgeous bird is only seen in the United States...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – August 16, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – August 16, 2017
This beautiful bird can be found along the Canadian and...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – August 15, 2017

It's nasal "Ah-ha Ah-ha" calls helps to distinguish it from...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – August 14, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – August 14, 2017
It's namesake white posterior can only be seen while in...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – August 13, 2017

Found in the Pine Forests of the Mountainous American West,...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – August 12, 2017

This common bird has yellow legs, a dark straight bill...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – August 11, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – August 11, 2017
This iconic bird visits the rocky Atlantic Coast to breed...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – August 10, 2017

Found in shallow lakes, beaver ponds and marshes this distnctive...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – August 9, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – August 9, 2017
During the spring and summer, this eastern song bird is...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – August 8, 2017

A tiny, endangered shore bird, found on the sandy beaches...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – August 7, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – August 7, 2017
This is a ubiquitous songbird of the eastern United States....

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Bird of the Day Quiz – August 5, 2017

This is a large gregarious bird of the mountainous west.  Always...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – August 6, 2017

This sea bird is a common winter visitor to the US...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – August 4, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – August 4, 2017
This common shorebird is regular migration visitor from the great...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – August 3, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – August 3, 2017
Once grouped with the Saltmarsh Sparrow, this bird is now...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – August 2, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – August 2, 2017
Identical to the Alder, this flycatcher can only be distinguished...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – August 1, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – August 1, 2017
With striped underparts and a yelowish belly, this song bord...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – July 31, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – July 31, 2017
While named for it's wings, this black bird is best...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – July 30, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – July 30, 2017
This large duck with a pointed bill is common in...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – July 29, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – July 29, 2017
Hard to see and hard to hear, this sparrow is...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – July 28, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – July 28, 2017
This feeder bird male is bright yellow during the summer...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – July 27, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – July 27, 2017
This is best identified by the black ring around the...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – July 26, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – July 26, 2017
Common throughout the US, this aggressive mimicker, sings constantly while...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – July 25, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – July 25, 2017
America's Gull . . . gray and white, pink legs,...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – July 24, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – July 24, 2017
This bird lays it's eggs in other species nests. Their...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – July 23, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – July 23, 2017
In the fall, adults of this species of shorebirds being...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – Dunlin

Bird of the Day Quiz – Dunlin
This familiar shorebird is known for its drooping bill and...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – July 21, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – July 21, 2017
The most common of swallows, this cobalt blue and orange...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – July 20, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – July 20, 2017
These tiny shorebird can be differentiated from similar peeps by...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – July 19, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – July 19, 2017
Often heard but rarely seen. Those that see this bird...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – July 18, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – July 18, 2017
Very active and common, this tiny seed and insect eater...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – July 17, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – July 17, 2017
This dull brownish bird is known for its mating season...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – July 16, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – July 16, 2017
This black and white member of the puffin family can...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – July 15, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – July 15, 2017
A striking black and white pelagic bird with an enormous...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – July 14, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – July 14, 2017
This misnamed warbler is found in eastern fields and shrubland....

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Bird of the Day Quiz – July 13, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – July 13, 2017
Perhaps the easiest shorebird to identify, with a spotted stomach....

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Bird of the Day Quiz – July 12, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – July 12, 2017
This shore bird with yellow legs can be distinguished from...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – July 11, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – July 11, 2017
This tiny all blue bird is a prolific singer. Name...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – July 10, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – July 10, 2017
This colorful active warbler is one of the last to...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – July 9, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – July 9, 2017
This yellowish warbler is almost always found in pine trees...

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Bird of the day quiz – July 8, 2017

Bird of the day quiz – July 8, 2017
This bird of Ballet, Fairy Tales and Love is actually...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – July 7, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – July 7, 2017
This dabbling duck's bill is so ridiculously long that it...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – July 6, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – July 6, 2017
This dark shimmering wading bird has a downward curving bill....

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Bird of the Day Quiz – July 5, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – July 5, 2017
This beautiful tropics bird actually walks on lily pads without...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – July 4, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – July 4, 2017
This spotted Thrush breeds so far north . . ....

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Bird of the Day Quiz – July 3, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – July 3, 2017
This summer meadow nester is know for its yellow cap...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – July 2, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – July 2, 2017
This common brown and white swallow can be found through...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – July 1, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – July 1, 2017
This olive green summer bird sings constantly   Name that...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – June 30, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – June 30, 2017
This colorful swallow swarms around bridges and overpasses each summer....

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Bird of the Day Quiz – June 29, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – June 29, 2017
This large ocean beach bird, has an orange bill and...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – June 28, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – June 28, 2017
Smaller than a warbler, its name sake crest in rarely...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – June 27, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – June 27, 2017
This Sparrow will dip it's head under water to capture...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – June 26, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – June 26, 2017
The only completely red bird in North America. Name that...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – June 25, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – June 25, 2017
This black diving bird is found in numbers along the...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – June 24, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – June 24, 2017
This common brown bird can light up a back yard...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – June 23, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – June 23, 2017
This most prevalent of North American Terns Name that Bird...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – June 22, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – June 22, 2017
This bird annually migrates longer than any other animal on...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – June 21, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – June 21, 2017
The Smallest of the North American Terns Name that Bird...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – June 20, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – June 20, 2017
This unusual looking winter visitor was once called "Old Squaw"...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – June 19, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – June 19, 2017
Wilson's Warbler Know for it's black cap, this warbler travels...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – June 18, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – June 18, 2017
Because it is found in eastern and southern forests ....

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Bird of the Day Quiz – June 17, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – June 17, 2017
One of the first warblers coming through in the spring...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – June 16, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – June 16, 2017
A chip, a harsh zip and another chip . ....

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Bird of the Day Quiz – June 15, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – June 15, 2017
This common sparrow has yellow around the eyes, a short...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – June 14, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – June 14, 2017
Robert McCloskey immortalize this invasive species. Name that Bird  ...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – June 13, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – June 13, 2017
This thick billed tern of southern and gulf coasts is...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – June 12, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – June 12, 2017
This most common heron in the world is know for...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – June 11, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – June 11, 2017
This thrush-like bird is actually a warbler and can be...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – June 10, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – June 10, 2017
This small dabbling duck is found in small shallow ponds...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – June 9, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – June 9, 2017
This shore bird is often seen alone, by ponds and...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – June 8, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – June 8, 2017
Living on the forest floor, scratching in the leaves for...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – June 7, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – June 7, 2017
The shorebird that prefers soccer fields, Walmark parking lots and...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – June 6, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – June 6, 2017
This redish-brown streaked bird is often heard and sometimes seen...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – June 5, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – June 5, 2017
One of the most common ducks on the planet but...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – June 4, 2017

Bird of  the Day Quiz – June 4, 2017
Despite it's name, one can see gray, blue, yellow, pink...

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Bird of the day Quiz – June 3, 2017

Bird of the day Quiz – June 3, 2017
Our biggest swallow, this king of the bird house winters...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – June 2, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – June 2, 2017
Until 2011, this bird was considered the same species as...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – June 1, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – June 1, 2017
This common western hummingbird is green with a black chin...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – May 31, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – May 31, 2017
This very social bird western forests, stashes acorns in tree...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – May 30, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – May 30, 2017
This large red crested woodpecker emits a loud blood curdling...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – May 29, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – May 29, 2017
The largest of the common black and white woodpeckers. Name...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – May 28, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – May 28, 2017
This tiny yellow bird appears to have a full black...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – May 27, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – May 27, 2017
The Male is a stunning multi-color duck with a green...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – May 26, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – May 26, 2017
This dark brown or black bird is common along along...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – May 25, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – May 25, 2017
In the Southern US, this bird is often mistaken for...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – May 24, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – May 24, 2017
This large loud insect eater of eastern woodlands has a...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – May 23, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – May 23, 2017
Can be found in the thousands near the Platte River...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – May 22, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – May 22, 2017
This magnificent bird is found only on California's Channel Islands...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – May 21, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – May 21, 2017
This mascot bird is often lured to backyard feeders with...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – May 20, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – May 20, 2017
This tiny and common North American bird announces his presence...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – May 19, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – May 19, 2017
This "common" warbler has black mask and yellow throat ....

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Bird of the Day Quiz – May 18, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – May 18, 2017
This stocky Blue/Green Bird can be found crouching at water's...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – May 17, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – May 17, 2017
This small seed eater is known for it's nasal wha-wha-wha...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – May 16, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – May 16, 2017
The smaller of two look-alike woodpeckers. Common at suet feeders...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – May 15, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – May 15, 2017
This North American erratic was the co-star of a Steve...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – May 14, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – May 14, 2017
This cinnamon capped bird's trill song is a sure sign...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – May 13, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – May 13, 2017
This big orange peep migrates from the Arctic to the...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – May 12, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – May 12, 2017
What is this liveley Orange and Black Warbler? Name that...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – May 11, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – May 11, 2017
This long distance traveler is the Calico Cat of Shorebirds...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – May 10, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – May 10, 2017
This floating plump chicken like bird, has a small head,...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – May 9, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – May 9, 2017
The common warbler lovingly called "Butter Butt" Name that Bird...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – May 8, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – May 8, 2017
This colorful warbler doesn't have "Warbler" in its name. Name...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – May 7, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – May 7, 2017
This large, loud shorebird is drab brown/gray on a perch...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – May 6, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – May 6, 2017
While this wetland bird's male partner is an iconic sign...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – May 5, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – May 5, 2017
It's black-capped cousin is found in New Jersey and north,...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – May 4, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – May 4, 2017
This summer visitor to the USA and Canada appears to...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – May 3, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – May 3, 2017
The rare duck can be differentiated from it's "Common" relative...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – May 2, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – May 2, 2017
The singing bird of the Eastern Grasslands. Name that Bird...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – May 1, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – May 1, 2017
This flycatcher sings his own name and twitches his tail....

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Bird of the Day Quiz – April 30, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – April 30, 2017
This dive bomber's females are more colorful than it's males....

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Bird of the Day Quiz – April 29, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – April 29, 2017
This dabbling duck will steal food from diving ducks. Name...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – April 28, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – April 28, 2017
This shadowy bird of thickets and underbrush, has one of...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – April 27, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – April 27, 2017
This almost comical looking bird has long red legs and...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – April 26, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – April 26, 2017
This resident of the Canadian Boreal Forests occasionally makes a...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – April 25, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – April 25, 2017
This carniverous song bird of the southern US and Mexico...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – April 24, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – April 24, 2017
This small black billed heron's wispy plumage was once a...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – April 23, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – April 23, 2017
This African bird arrived in the New World 60 years...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – April 22, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – April 22, 2017
Found in fields, desert and tundra . . . this...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – April 21, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – April 21, 2017
This most common of shorebirds has a loud song and...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – April 17, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – April 17, 2017
Reportedly John Adams argued for this to be the national...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – April 20, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – April 20, 2017
Occasionally mistaken for Black Duck, this bird of southern marshes...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – April 19, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – April 19, 2017
This ground sparrow can be orange, brown or gray depending...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – April 18, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – April 18, 2017
This beautiful bird can be found in fields and meadows....

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Bird of the Day Quiz – April 17, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – April 17, 2017
This bright yellow and black is found during spring and...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – April 16, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – April 16, 2017
This summer visitor to the southern US can be found...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – April 15, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – April 15, 2017
Often mistaken by non-birders as a Flamingo, this large wading...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – April 14, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – April 14, 2017
This adorable diving bird builds floating nests of cattails and...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – April 13, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – April 13, 2017
This iconic bird visits the rocky Atlantic Coast to breed...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – April 12, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – April 12, 2017
A predatory song bird that preys on other birds, rodents...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – April 11, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – April 11, 2017
Male and Female are bright yellow, the male with red-ish...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – April 10, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – April 10, 2017
Common across across most of the US during migration, this...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – April 9, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – April 9, 2017
The State Bird of Maine and Massachusetts, this bird is...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – April 8, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – April 8, 2017
This stocky song bird of the west is known for its...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – April 7, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – April 7, 2017
This tiny heavily camouflaged bird can be glimpsed spiraling up the...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – April 6, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – April 6, 2017
Varying in numbers from one year to the next, this...

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BIRD OF THE DAY QUIZ – APRIL 5, 2017

BIRD OF THE DAY QUIZ – APRIL 5, 2017
This cheerful singer varies in appearance from region to region,...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – April 4, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – April 4, 2017
This small loud gull, can be recognized by its black...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – April 3, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – April 3, 2017
This most majestic of Herons, can be identified by its...

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BIRD OF THE DAY QUIZ – APRIL 2, 2017

BIRD OF THE DAY QUIZ – APRIL 2, 2017
A common sight along southern and western coasts, this cartoon...

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April 1, 2017 – Bird of the Day Quiz

April 1, 2017 – Bird of the Day Quiz
This gorgeous bird is only seen in the United States as...

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March 31, 2017 – Bird of the Day Quiz

March 31, 2017 – Bird of the Day Quiz
This beautiful bird can be found along the Canadian and...

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March 30, 2017 – Bird of the Day Quiz

March 30, 2017 – Bird of the Day Quiz
Perhaps the smartest of all birds, this massive black bird...

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March 29, 2017 – Bird of the Day Quiz

March 29, 2017 – Bird of the Day Quiz
Found in the Pine Forests of the Mountainous American West,...

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March 28, 2017 – Bird of the Day Quiz

March 28, 2017 – Bird of the Day Quiz
This common bird has yellow legs, a dark straight bill...

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March 27, 2017 – Bird of the Day Quiz

March 27, 2017 – Bird of the Day Quiz
Found in shallow lakes, beaver ponds and marshes this distnctive...

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March 26, 2017 – Bird of the Day Quiz

March 26, 2017 – Bird of the Day Quiz
During the spring and summer, this eastern song bird is...

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Bird of the Day Quiz – March 25, 2017

Bird of the Day Quiz – March 25, 2017
A tiny, endangered shore bird, found on the sandy beaches...

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Bird of the Day – March 23, 2017

Bird of the Day – March 23, 2017
This sea bird is a common winter visitor to the US...

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Bird of the Day – March 22, 2017

Bird of the Day – March 22, 2017
This is a large gregarious bird of the mountainous west.  Always...

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Bird of the Day – March 24, 2017

Bird of the Day – March 24, 2017
This is a ubiquitous songbird of the eastern United States....

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