How Many of These Birds Can You ID?

NJMC Banding Project Birds3

In honor of the NJMC’s new fall bird-banding season, we thought we’d throw the ultimate Tuesday Teaser at you — 29 photos of birds that Mike Newhouse and his crew banded last year.

Anybody care to take a shot at it?  Hint: First pic is of the banding station itself. Another hint — one may be impossible. :- )

3 thoughts on “How Many of These Birds Can You ID?

  1. Patrick Carney

    OK, here goes…

    Top Row: Acadian Flycatcher, Pine Siskin, Northern Harrier, Golden-Crowned Kinglet.

    2nd Row: Black-Throated Blue Warbler, Indigo Bunting, ??????, Northern Flicker, Purple Finch.

    3rd Row: Swainson’s Thrush, Baltimore Oriole, Dark-Eyed Junco, Northern Parula, Flycatcher Species (?).

    4th Row: Black-Billed Cuckoo, Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker, Blue-Headed Vireo, Cape May Warbler.

    5th Row: Indigo Bunting, Common Yellowthroat, American Kestrel, Blackpoll Warbler, Pine Warbler.

    Last Row: Blue-Headed Vireo, Grasshopper Sparrow, American Kestrel, Red-Breasted Nuthatch, Field Sparrow.

    That middle one in the second row is bother me… LOL.

    1. Patrick Carney

      It’s similar but the bill looks way too thick, more like a Sparrow or Grosbeak bill, and it has a dark spot at the base of the lower mandible. I’m looking forward to finding out what that one is. 🙂


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