Female-plumaged Black-headed Grosbeak is very similar to female-plumaged Rose-breasted Grosbeak but has buffier breast and has streaking confined to the sides. For more information on passerines visit: http://www.mbr-pwrc.usgs.gov
First recorded on the Lewis and Clark expedition (1803-1806), the Western tanager prefers open forested areas at low elevations. The male has a vivid colored red head, bright yellow body with striking black wings and tail.
Global wind patterns help to move millions of migrating birds and bats through the Great Lakes
region, where shorelines provide important stopover habitat. Shorelines are thought to
concentrate migrants, as they offer a last refuge near a...