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Right in my Own Backyard by Brandt Carter - Birds
posted: Sept. 10, 2020

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Customers occasionally ask me, "What are the birds I should really know?" This list may help you start learning the birds in your backyard. I hope you will have fun making a record of your feathered guests - good luck in expanding upon the list as well.
A bird list can become quite a treasure. When friends of mine moved into their new Wisconsin home, they discovered in a kitchen drawer a wonderful list of all the birds the former owners had seen on the property for 20 years. My friends then proceeded to check off repeat birds and record their own new birds. Keeping a log can be an indicator of how observant and aware you are. Such a list also can be a delight to share with neighbors, children, grandchildren, and future owners of your home.

American Crow
American Goldfinch
Blackbird, Red-winged
Black-capped chickadee
Blue Jay
Brown-head Cowbird
Cardinal, Northern
Common Grackle
Dark-eyed Junco
European Starling
Gray Catbird
House Finch
Hummingbird, Ruby-throated
Mourning Dove
Northern Flicker
Northern Mockingbird
Pine Siskin
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Robin, American
Rock Dove
Sparrow, House
Sparrow, Song
Sparrow, White-throated
Tufted Titmouse
Woodpecker, Downey
Woodpecker, Red-bellied
Woodpecker, Red-headed
Wren, Carolina
Wren, House

Brandt Carter, artist, herbalist, and naturalist, owns Backyard Birds at 2374 E. 54th Street. Visit her web site Email your bird questions to
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