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Birding in Woodstock, CT

 
 
 
 
 
 
  Tufted Titmouse (P. Spielmann)   Eastern Bluebird (W.Long   Black-capped Chickadee (W.Long)   Female Cardinal (M. Martin   American Kestrel (W.Long)  
 

See PHOTO ALBUM of some birds that can be found in Woodstock, CT

Watching and feeding birds is a fascinating and educational hobby.  Here are some ideas on how to be a bird-friendly family, from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology:

  • Turn your yard into good habitat for birds.  See Enhancing Your Backyard for Wildlife, Great Backyard Bird Count and All About Birds for suggestions.
  • Put up a bird feeder or suet cage.  You can have children make their own bird feeder - e.g., out of a pinecone.
  • Install a bird bath.
  • Install and monitor nestboxes for bluebirds, owls and other cavity-nesters.
  • Keep binoculars and a field guide handy near windows at home.
  • Go on a family bird-watching outing.  Make it a regular event.
  • Take turns picking a "bird of the week" and learn more about it by checking a bird book (e.g.,Sibley Guide to Bird) or online guide.
  • Keep a yearly list of birds that visit your yard.  How many birds have you seen from the list to the right (recorded on the Conn-005 Woodstock Route during the North American Breeding Bird Survey)? Click on  any linked bird name for ID tips, songs, photos and more.
  • Become a citizen scientist by participating in programs like Project FeederWatch.
   

Links for more information:

Bird Song Related Links:

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Wisconsin Society for Ornithology Audio Library

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Bird Songs of New York

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Naturesongs Western US Bird Recordings

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Enature Bird Songs

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Mango Verde World Bird Guide

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Western Paleartic Bird Song Index

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A2Z4 Birders Guide

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Patuxent Quiz

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Yahoo! Groups Naturerecordists

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Flight Calls

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Bird Research in Bioacoustics

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Other Bird Song Links

 

Some Birds in the Quiet Corner - Click here for complete checklist

COMMON NAME
SCIENTIFIC NAME
Empidonax virescens 
Botaurus lentiginosus
Anas rubripes
Fulica americana
Corvus brachyrhynchos 
Carduelis tristis 
Falco sparverius
Setophaga ruticilla 
Turdus migratorius 
Icterus galbula 
Riparia riparia 
Hirundo rustica 
Mniotilta varia 
Coccyzus erythropthalmus
Dendroica fusca 
Poecile atricapillus 
Dendroica virens 
Dendroica caerulescens 
Cyanocitta cristata 
Polioptila caerulea 
Vireo solitarius 
Vermivora pinus 
Dolichonyx oryzivorus 
Buteo platypterus
Certhia americana 
Toxostoma rufum 
Molothrus ater 
Branta canadensis
Wilsonia canadensis 
Thryothorus ludovicianus 
Bombycilla cedrorum 
Dendroica cerulea 
Dendroica pensylvanica 
Chaetura pelagica 
Spizella passerina 
Quiscalus quiscula 
Geothlypis trichas 
Accipiter cooperii
Junco hyemalis 
Picoides pubescens 
Sialia sialis 
Tyrannus tyrannus 
Sturnella magna 
Sayornis phoebe 
Otus asio
Pipilo erythrophthalmus 
Contopus virens 
Sturnus vulgaris 
Spizella pusilla 
Dumetella carolinensis 
Ardea herodias
Bubo virginianus
Butorides virescens
Myiarchus crinitus 
Picoides villosus 
Catharus guttatus 
Wilsonia citrina 
Eremophila alpestris 
Carpodacus mexicanus 
Passer domesticus 
Troglodytes aedon 
Passerina cyanea 
Charadrius vociferus
Empidonax minimus 
Seiurus motacilla 
Anas platyrhynchos
Cistothorus palustris 
Zenaida macroura
Colinus virginianus
Cardinalis cardinalis 
Mimus polyglottos 
Seiurus noveboracensis 
Seiurus aurocapillus 
Dryocopus pileatus 
Dendroica pinus 
Dendroica discolor 
Carpodacus purpureus 
Melanerpes carolinus 
Sitta canadensis 
Vireo olivaceus 
Buteo jamaicensis
Agelaius phoeniceus 
Phasianus colchicus
Columba livia
Pheucticus ludovicianus 
Archilochus colubris 
Bonasa umbellus
Piranga olivacea 
Cistothorus platensis 
Accipiter striatus
Melospiza melodia 
Melospiza georgiana 
Tachycineta bicolor 
Baeolophus bicolor 
Cathartes aura
Catharus fuscescens 
Vireo gilvus 
Camprimulgus vociferus
Sitta carolinensis 
Vireo griseus 
Zonotrichia albicollis 
Meleagris gallopavo
Empidonax spp. 
Troglodytes troglodytes 
Aix sponsa
Hylocichla mustelina 
Helmitheros vermivorus 
Dendroica petechia 
Coccyzus americanus
Dendroica coronata 
Vireo flavifrons 
 
Conservation Commission
Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.
- Henry Van Dyke?