Friday, February 8, 2013

Field-friendly bird sequence
Warbler-like Songbirds

MacGillivray's Warbler
MacGillivray's Warbler, Hayward, Oregon, May 16, 2008 by Greg Gillson.
The 13 categories of North American birds listed in the Field-friendly bird sequence: Part II are:

Swimming Waterbirds
Flying Waterbirds
Wading Waterbirds
Chicken-like Birds
Miscellaneous Landbirds
Aerial Landbirds
Flycatcher-like Birds
Thrush-like Songbirds
Chickadee and Wren-like Songbirds
Warbler-like Songbirds
Sparrow and Finch-like Songbirds
Blackbird-like Songbirds

A beginner should be able to quickly place a bird they see into one of these categories.

Kinglets, vireos, and warblers are included in this group of birds that are small with short thin bills. They are often found in trees seeking out insects. They are primarily colored in yellow, greens, black, gray, and white.

Warbling Vireo
Warbling Vireo, Malheur NWR, Oregon, May 25, 2009 by Greg Gillson.

Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler
Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler, Forest Grove, Oregon, April 29, 2011 by Greg Gillson.

Golden-crowned Kinglet
Golden-crowned Kinglet, Beaverton, Oregon, October 13, 2011 by Greg Gillson.