Backyard Birds of Indy

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Northern Cardinal

Fact:
The State Bird of Indiana (since 1933) and 6 other states. It is easily the most recognizable backyard bird with their bright red plumage. They are one of the first birds at the feeders early in the morning and the last ones in the evening. They love sunflower seeds.

When Can You See This Bird?:
The Cardinal stays in Indiana all year long. They are one of the most striking birds in the winter against the white blanket of snow.

Where Can You See This Bird?:
A very common bird in North America. From Texas to Florida to Wisconsin all the way up to New Hampshire, The Cardinal's range is over half of North America.

Mourning Dove

Fact: Also known as "Turtle Doves", Mourning Doves have been recorded to fly at speeds up to 55 mph.

When Can You See This Bird?:
Mourning Doves can be seen year-round in Indiana.

Where Can You See This Bird?:
A common bird in North America. It's habitat ranges through much of the United States and Mexico.

Carolina Chickadee

Fact:
The oldest known Carolina Chickadee lived to be over 10 years old!

When Can You See This Bird?:
The Carolina Chickadee can be seen year-round in the southeast part of the United States.

Where Can You See This Bird?:
The Carolina Chickadee can be found in the American South, Southeast, and Southern parts of Missouri, Indiana, Illinois, and Ohio.


Blue Jay

Fact: Blue Jays act as an alarm system for other birds, mimicking the sound of a hawk to warn others of danger.

When Can You See This Bird?:
Blue Jays can be seen year-round in the eastern half of the United States.

Where Can You See This Bird?:
Blue Jays can be found in much of the American Midwest, South, East Coast, and New England area.


Carolina Wren

Fact: The Carolina Wren often sings nearly 3,000 times a day.

When Can You See This Bird?:
The Carolina Wren can be found year-round in the Southeastern United States.

Where Can You See This Bird?:
The Carolina Wren lives in much of the American South, Southeast, East Coast, and Midwest.

Tufted Titmouse

Fact: Titmice often take the largest seed from a feeder and eat with their feet!

When Can You See This Bird?:
Titmice can be found year-round in the eastern half of the United States.

Where Can You See This Bird?:
Titmice live in much of the American Midwest, South, East Coast, and New England area.


Gray Catbird

Fact: The Gray Catbird's long song can last up to 10 minutes!

When Can You See This Bird?:
The Gray Catbird can be found in much of the United States and Southern Canada during their breeding season from April to August.

Where Can You See This Bird?:
The Gray Catbird can be seen in Southern Canada and most of the United States (excluding the West Coast and Southeastern United States) during the breeding season. In the nonbreeding season, they can be found in the Caribbean and Southern Mexico.