Western Wood-Pewee

Western Wood-Pewee

Adults Description Size:  6.25” Plumage/Description:  A very plain, non-descript species.  Beginning birders find it very challenging to identify this and other flycatcher species.  The best identifying feature is the Western Wood-Pewee’s distinctive call.  Overall a...
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...
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...
Cliff Swallow

Cliff Swallow

Adults Description Size:  5.5” Plumage/Description:  Male and female plumage similar.  In flight the one characteristic that makes identifying this species fairly easy is the pale Rufous/buffy color on the rump.  Dark head, short dark tail and long dark wings which...