Many birds call the unique vegetation of Southern California home, but it is those with a flash of yellow that often catch the eye. Here’s a quick guide to help hikers and other casual observers identify one yellow bird from another.
Look for this bird especially in the spring and fall. It has a yellow belly and breast and an olive-colored back and wings. The long tail, yellow face and black cap make this small (less than five inches) Southern California bird easy to identify.
About the same size as the Wilson’s warbler, this bird is most commonly seen in the summer in Orange County. Its yellow belly and chest are not as bright at the Wilson’s warbler, and its back is more olive-brown in color. Look for the distinctive white eye ring, orange lower bill …
When ornithologists from Cornell University announced they had found the Ivory Billed Woodpecker in the Big Woods of Arkansas, a stampede of bird watchers made their way to the state, hoping for a sighting of a bird many had assumed extinct. While there is still some controversy about the existence of the ivory billed woodpecker, it hasn’t stopped birding enthusiasts from descending on the state. If you are planning a bird watching trip to Arkansas, here are some things to know before you go.
Be ready for the weather- In Arkansas, that means be ready for anything. Arkansas has a subtropical climate with hot, humid summers and mild winters, but winter temperatures can dip into the single digits in the northern counties and ice storms aren’t uncommon. If you are traveling in the summer, take plenty of water on your …