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  1. Who is the singer??

    Hello, Sorry for bad quality. I have recorded this singer with my phone and I hope it will be good enough to ID bird. here is the link to the recording: Thank you in advance!
  2. Hi! I'm taking an ornithology class, and every week we have a "challenge" question. This week the question is an image of droppings, and the challenge is to ID the species and sex that produced both samples. I've never heard of being able to ID birds from their excrement, so I was hoping someone here could offer some pointers. All I know about the images is both are from a N. American Galliform. From my understanding, both are from the same species, but one is male and the other female.
  3. Hi ! Need an ID for a bird I have taken a picture of in a backyard in California yesterday, near San Francisco. I have a field guide to birds of western north america and have been looking at every bird in it over and over again but can't find what bird it is ! Thanks
  4. 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
  5. Hello group, Can you please help with identification of this bird? The photo was taken in Philadelphia on July 9th.
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. http://imgur.com/DT7yYuM Taken yesterday afternoon
  9. 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!
  10. 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
  11. 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!
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. Howdy, trying to identify this bird - seen in Texas yesterday ... can't locate - best picture -- brown, long dark bill, beige line over eye mmmm
  18. Is this an immature Red-shouldered Hawk? Taken in central New Mexico 1 Jan 2010. Thanks for any help, Art
  19. BIrd ID

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

    Took pictures of a couple of birds during a trip to Spiti Valley(India). Need help identifying these birds.
  21. 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 .
  22. I wonder if these could be a first year male or female Magnolia?
  23. Magee Marsh, Ohio Wednesday May 18th, migration. I cannot ID this bird. Does the Tennessee warbler have that light grey variegation on the breast?
  24. 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!
  25. 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.