Backyard Birds to Know

and How to Attract Them

to Your Property

They can produce up to three broods a year, and adults can live at least 6 years.

1. American Robin  (Turdus migratorius)

One of the friendliest American birds, the black-capped chickadee might just be tempted to eat from your hand.

4. Black-capped Chickadee  (Poecile atricapillus)

Its melancholy cooing is sometimes confused with the hooting of an owl, but the whistling sound made by its wings when it flies belies that mistaken identity.

5. Mourning Dove  (Zenaida macroura)

Females have softer coloring with yellow instead of orange and a lighter hood.

7. Baltimore Oriole  (Icterus galbula)

The omnipresent European starling is an introduced species many consider invasive. They’re noisy, and they can mimic some other bird species.

8. European Starling  (Sturnus vulgaris)

Often seen perched near farm fields, feedlots, pastures, and meadows, the diet of this bird consists primarily of insects and seeds.

10. Red-winged Blackbird  (Agelaius phoeniceus)

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