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  1. Greetings, Linked to below are a few dowitcher pics from Forsythe NWR, New Jersey. I am not sure if these are long-billed, short-billed, or a mix. I observed these birds on Aug. 9. Since I am not very good with shorebird ID, I would appreciated if replies could include specific reasoning. Thanks Link here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BzDqX_1NZ8RnbjNpUm1JR1hKZU0?usp=sharing
  2. Hello group, Can you please help with identification of this bird? The photo was taken in Philadelphia on July 9th.
  3. Skyrim Birdsong

    Hello! This bird call has been causing me problems for a while now! I first heard it in the open-world, fantasy video game Skyrim, and dismissed it as a fictional call. But last summer I heard it while on an evening walk (I live in central Ohio), and again on a different day. I also heard it again about two weeks ago. I work under the National Audubon Society, and none of my coworkers can identify it! Any help would be greatly appreciated! The attached MP2 has three recorded instances of the call from Skyrim. Cheers! SkyrimBirdID.mp3
  4. Help with a Song ID?

    Hello! I was outside in the backyard this morning around 7:45am when I heard this unfamiliar call. I have a video recording here where you can clearly hear the call/song three times. Unfortunately, I was never able to put my eye on the bird. I'm in Sacramento, California and near the Sacramento River. There are plenty of oaks and large trees around the house. Thank you in advance for your help.
  5. http://imgur.com/DT7yYuM Taken yesterday afternoon
  6. What Sparrow

    I saw this picture of what I assume to be some sort of young sparrow posted on a website and identified as a song sparrow. This seemed wrong to me, and I was considering chipping sparrow or a relative, although its coloration reminded me a little of a savannah... Could anyone help me out with id? I would also like to know the approximate age, if that is possible... Thanks!
  7. Baby owl?

    Looking to id this bird. I get them every year under my awning. It only during early winter (november) and at night. I live in metro st. Louis. I currently have 2 under each corner and they dont spook. I can work around them and in and out of the door and they dont move. https://drive.google.com/a/umsl.edu/file/d/0B-Rj5xCLqrrvV1lnMEtxNVZ2ZTA/view?usp=drivesdk https://drive.google.com/a/umsl.edu/file/d/0B-Rj5xCLqrrvMVlqX3lqUy1ja0E/view?usp=drivesdk
  8. Warbler ID

    Observed this warbler briefly in a mixed flock on the Blue Ridge Parkway in central Virginia (approximately mile post 30) on August 28th, 2016. My first impression was Pine, but again looks were brief and I wasn't comfortable calling it with certainty. I was only able to obtain these two photos showing the face and side profile separately through the foliage (low canopy level): https://www.dropbox.com/s/fitedywfsxxrm4l/DSCN0868.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/v6iid17qp23epwx/DSCN0869.jpg?dl=0 I would appreciate anyone's opinion on the ID of this warbler. Thanks!
  9. Need ID help. Date: September 25, 2016 Location: Bombay Hook NWR, Liepsic, Delaware I am guessing a Northern Parula or Nashville Warbler. The head seemed a little grayer than pictured in the photo. Thank you for your help.
  10. Hi, all, Recently I saw this bird from about 60 feet away; it was actively feeding and moving about in some brush about five or six feet off the ground. This was in southern Maine, which is a bit north of the normal BWWA breeding range. It did not stay still very long, was usually at least partially obscured by foliage, and was moving in and out of mottled sunlight, making it hard to accurately judge colors, etc. The photos below (as bad as they are) were about the best I could do. I initially had it as a Tennessee (which would be more likely in this part of Maine), mostly because it lacked the obvious wing bars typical of the BWWA. But the eye-line that was heavier in the lores, the lack of a strong eye-ring, and the yellowish underside all pointed to a light -- perhaps first-year female -- Blue-Winged. The tail seemed a bit long for a Tennessee as well, and it did fan it at one point. From the nape through the back it was yellowish green, which, along with the white UTC and the slaty-colored primaries and tail, also suggests Blue-Winged. In other words, after going over the photos I'm pretty sure it's a BWWA, but for whatever reason I have a nagging sense that I'm wrong and perhaps missing the ID entirely. Anyone want to weigh in and offer some help here? Thanks in advance! Stanley
  11. I'm trying to figure out the species of this bird. He's very intelligent. I'm in the Central New Jersey area if that helps in identifying him.
  12. Please help me identify these birds, or confirm. I've been taking bird pictures along the Texas coast for about a year, but am just starting to try to identify them. Thanks for the help! Identify this bird, IMGUR Identify Birds, IMGUR Idenitfy shorebird, gray and white, IMGUR Vulture? IMGUR Vulture2, IMGUR BLUE HERON? WHITE IBIS
  13. I am a ranger at Bluff Lake, Big Bear Valley, California and took a picture of this bird on July 14, 2016. Originally a couple of days ago there was 5 of them, but the rest apparently flew on. Thank you for your help.
  14. Howdy, trying to identify this bird - seen in Texas yesterday ... can't locate - best picture -- brown, long dark bill, beige line over eye mmmm
  15. Is this an immature Red-shouldered Hawk? Taken in central New Mexico 1 Jan 2010. Thanks for any help, Art
  16. BIrd ID

    Need help to identify these birds. Taken in Spiti Valley(India)
  17. Bird identification

    Took pictures of a couple of birds during a trip to Spiti Valley(India). Need help identifying these birds.
  18. I have no idea what this bird might be. The photo was taken in Magee Marsh on the board walk on Wednesday May 18th, 2016 Any help would be appreciated .
  19. I wonder if these could be a first year male or female Magnolia?
  20. Magee Marsh, Ohio Wednesday May 18th, migration. I cannot ID this bird. Does the Tennessee warbler have that light grey variegation on the breast?
  21. Eagle ID Help

    I saw this bird today being mobbed by two Common Ravens. My gut says its a Golden Eagle, but I can't stop doubting my initial ID. The bird was seen in Mount Rainier National Park on the Westside Road. It was comparably larger than the two Ravens and a Turkey Vulture that was circling near. The attached pictures are poor, but they are the best I was able to get. Any help confirming or an explanation as to why this is a Bald Eagle would be awesome!
  22. Hi, Brand new to the forum and I need your help. I am new to birding as well and have purchased bird identification books (Sibley, Stokes, etc.) to help identify birds but I can't find a bird like this one (photo attached). This photo was taken May 11 at Heather Farms Park in Walnut Creek, California, (which is in Northern California). The bird has a thick beak and looks something like a crow, but the coloring threw me off. Nte that the very top (crest?) of the bird's head is reddish brown. Thanks.
  23. This bird was photographed on April 6, 2016 at "Chickadee Ridge" which is a snowshoe hike off the Mount Rose Hwy in the Sierras West of Reno in Nevada. The area is just past the Mt. Rose summit on the highway and was at about 9,000 feet in elevation. The bird is bigger than a dove, but smaller than a pigeon and it's back & wings were very muted, white/grey/beige in color. It is an awesome hike, as the Chickadees are very tame and will eat seeds out of your hands. A pair of birds that I have attached the photo of came to check out what the Chickadees were up to and one of them did land on the ground to eat some sunflower seeds I threw down for it. I've also attached a Chickadee picture in case the terrain in the background is helpful to someone. I'm from Illinois and thought my inability to ID this bird was my stupidity. However, I have been unable to find this bird's ID through the internet, my bird book, nor by asking locals. Hoping you can figure it out. Thanks!
  24. I took these shots at Wildwood Lake in Harrisburg, PA (USA) in mid-March. I think the bird in the marsh (two shots) is a Rusty Blackbird male in breeding plumage based on location and the dull matte black color. I think the one on the branch may be a Common Grackle due to the long tail and hints of purple/blue on the wings, but I'd like some help with these. Thanks!
  25. Bald-headed Bird ID

    Hi guys, I spotted this bird during late summer last year in Indiana. It looks like it's either molting or is a juvenile, but I'm not sure what the species is. Any help would be much appreciated!