Winter Birdwatching

By Colin McCallum-Cook, on

This winter, keep a sharp eye out for feathered friends throughout the Gardens as they prepare for the long season ahead. While some are merely passing through, many call the Gardens home year round. Here are a few of our favorites to watch for during your visit.

Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus)

Northern harrier, photo © Kim Steininger.

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Blue jay, photo by Duane Erdmann.

Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)

Pileated woodpecker, photo © Kim Steininger.

Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis)

Carolina chickadee, photo by Don Whiteley.

Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)

Belted kingfisher, photo by William Hill.

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

Canada goose, photo by Don Whiteley.

Ruby-Crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)

Ruby-crowned kinglet, © Kim Steininger.

Ring-Necked Duck (Aythya collaris)

Ring-necked duck, © Kim Steininger.

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