White-breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted Nuthatch

Adults Description Size:  5.75” Plumage/Description:  Male and female plumage similar.  Face, throat, and breast are pure white.  Belly is gray. Back and wings are a slaty blue-gray color.  Crown of head and nape are black.  Under-tail coverts are a rust color....
White-crowned Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow

Adult Juvenile Description Size:  7” Plumage/Description:  Adult male and female plumage similar, juvenile male and plumage similar.  Adult plumage is distinctive with broad black and white stripes running down the crown of the head.  In juvenile phase these stripes...
Common Poorwill

Common Poorwill

Adult Description Size:  7.75” Plumage/Description:  Male and female plumage similar. Rarely observed at rest, most easily observed in flight.  Long broad wings, lacking white bar seen on Common Nighthawk.  Small white corners on the edges of tail visible in flight. ...
Common Nighthawk

Common Nighthawk

Male Description Size:  9.5” Plumage/Description:  Male and female plumage similar. Rarely observed at rest, most easily observed in flight.  Long pointed wings, with prominent white bars visible both on the underside and topside of their wings.  Overall plumage is a...
White-throated Swift

White-throated Swift

Adult Description Size:  6.5” Plumage/Description:  This distinctive species is unmistakable.  Back, tail, and long, thin wings are black.  White patches on the sides of the rump, and a white throat and breast. Habitat:  Pinyon/Juniper Time of year:  Spring, Summer...
White-winged Dove

White-winged Dove

Adult Description Size:  11.5” Plumage/Description:  Male and female plumage similar.  A large dove species, larger than Mourning Dove.  In flight large patch of white visible on upper wing, tip of tail outlined with white feathers.  When at rest the entire wing has a...