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May Bird of the Month, 2024

Black Phoebe

The Black Phoebe is a dapper black and white flycatcher that seems comfortable living close to people, so long as a fresh water source is nearby. It’s a year-round familiar feature in tree filled neighborhoods, flowering gardens, verdant parks and stream sides where it perches on low branches or shrubs lying in wait for an [...]

April Bird of the Month, 2024

Red-tailed Hawk collage

Red-Tailed Hawk

The Red-tailed Hawk is one of the most conspicuous and widespread large birds of prey in North America. If you spot a big solitary raptor perched high in erect posture along a roadside or field edge, it’s quite likely a Red-tailed Hawk. It thrives in open woodlands and fields where it can be seen lazily [...]

March Bird of the Month, 2024

Owl collage by James Kendall

Great Horned Owl

The Great Horned Owl is a habitually successful, resident breeding bird species in Huntington Central Park. Multiple groves of mature trees and open foraging areas provide an ideal habitat for these highly secretive nocturnal birds of prey. Great Horned Owls, like many raptors, are thought to be monogamous and mate for life. The distinctive, low, [...]

February Bird of the Month, 2024

Bald Eagle

As the national symbol of the United States, the awe inspiring adult Bald Eagle is one of the most recognized birds throughout its vast range of North America. Despite its distinctive appearance and impressive size it was nearly driven to extinction in the lower 48 states by the mid 1900’s due to the use of [...]

January Bird of the Month, 2024

American Crow

The loud, distinctive CAW! CAW! CAW! of the American Crow is a familiar year-round sound echoing across our wide continent in farm, field, and urban areas. Crows are considered to be among the most intelligent of birds, with their remarkably large brains and observably clever behaviors. Their widespread abundance serves as a valid testimony to [...]