Category: Birds

Lesser Goldfinch

Cover photo: © Ingrid Taylar, 2017, some rights reserved.

Did you know that lesser goldfinches copy the sounds of other birds in their song? Learn about this and more in post about the lesser goldfinch!

Western Burrowing Owl

Cover photo: © Julio Mulero, 2017, some rights reserved.

Did you know that not all owls are active at night? Meet the burrowing owl – a small, charismatic species of owl that is out during the day.

House Finch

Cover photo: © Michael Janke, 2016, some rights reserved.

From its pet shop introduction to the east coast to its ties to the study of disease spread, the cheerful house finch has a great story under its bright exterior.

Common Murre

Cover photo: © Mick Thompson, 2016, some rights reserved.

Did you know that common murre eggs each have a distinct speckled pattern? This is thought to help parents recognize them in the midst of crowded breeding colonies. Learn this and more in our post about this fascinating seabird!

Western Snowy Plover

Cover photo: © Pacific Southwest Region USFWS, 2009, some rights reserved.

Learn about a small species of threatened shorebird that can be found on the beaches along California’s coast.