Wild Bird Information, Photos, Artwork, and Facts

American Expedition is proud to present interesting information, educational facts, and full-color artwork & photos of America's wild birds, including backyard feeder birds like Northern Cardinals, Eastern Bluebirds, American Goldfinches, Ruby Throated Hummingbirds, Chickadees, Blue Jays, Downy Woodpeckers and Nuthatches; Wild Birds (Western Meadowlarks and Northern Mockingbirds), Birds of Prey (Bald Eagles and Great Horned Owls); and birds of the water (Loons, Mallards, Canada Geese, Great Blue Herons, and Wood Ducks).

Learn About Feeder Birds

Photo of a northern cardinal among flowers.

Northern Cardinal Information

The Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) is a year round resident of its range. With its striking red plumage, the northern cardinal is a favored guest at backyard bird feeders in all seasons.

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Eastern Bluebird Information

The eastern bluebird (Sialia sialis) is a member of the thrush family. It is one of the few thrush genera in the Americas. Bluebirds are about 6 to 8 inches long, have a wingspan of 9 to 12 inches long, and weigh around 1 ounce.

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Photo of a ruby throated hummingbird in flight

Ruby Throated Hummingbird Information

Ruby Throated Hummingbirds (Archilochus colubris) are among the smallest of birds, but are one of the most enduring fliers. They are capable of flapping their wings over 50 times a second, and are the only birds that can fly backwards.

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American Goldfinch Information

The American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) is one of the most widespread birds in North America. Its bright yellow plumage catches the eye of the explorer and many households welcome these feathered friends to their backyard feeders.

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Photo of a black capped chickadee.

Black Capped Chickadee Information

The Black Capped Chickadee is a small songbird with a distinctive call found in the northern half of North America.

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Photo of a blue jay.

Blue Jay Information

The Blue Jay is a large songbird native to the northern United States and Canada that is known for its intelligence, aggressive behavior, and striking coloration.

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White-breasted Nuthatch Information

The White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) is an active and nimble North American songbird who is a very common visitor of backyard bird feeders.

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Photo of a Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker Information

The Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) is the smallest species of woodpecker in North America.

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Learn About Wild Birds

Photo of a Northern Mockingbird

Northern Mockingbird Information

The Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) is the only species of mockingbird commonly found in the United States. Photo by Linda Tanner on Flickr

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Photo of a Western Meadowlark

Western Meadowlark Information

The Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta) is a very popular bird of the western United States and is one of the most beautiful species in the blackbird family.

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Learn About Birds Of Prey

Photo of a bald eagle flying.

Bald Eagle Information

With acute eyesight and swift flying ability, the Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is a magnificent bird of prey unique to North America. The bald eagle has the freedom to soar through the sky and perch amongst the highest peaks. It is no wonder the eagle became a national symbol of the United States.

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Photo of a great horned owl in flight.

Great Horned Owl Information

Great Horned Owls (Bobo virginianus) are the most widely distributed owl in both North and South America, and are also known as "Tiger Owls", "Hoot Owls", and "Cat Owls".

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Learn About Water Birds

Photo of a Common Loon

Common Loon Information

The Common Loon (Gavia immer) sports a patterned black and white plumage that intrigues onlookers. This bird has become an evident symbol of the lakes of the northern wilderness.

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Photo of a Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron Information

The Great Blue Heron (Ardea harodias) is a tall, bluish gray wading bird with spindly legs and a graceful s-shaped neck.

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