Birds Are Wildlife

When Field Marks Fail, You Can Still Identify That Bird

Three tricks for a new birder’s World Migratory Bird Day

Migrating pair of Rose-breasted Grosbeaks (female on the left) photographed by the author Amethyst Qu during spring migration 2021

Years ago, I spotted a single chunky brown-and-white bird sitting on my brand spanking new bird feeder. The bird was a migrating female Rose-breasted Grosbeak — identical to the bird on the left side of that photograph —…



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