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Field Guide for all the Birds of North America




Information, images and range maps on over 1,000 birds of North America, including sub-species, vagrants, introduced birds and possibilities

There are two types of mockingbirds in North America and the most common among the two is the Northern Mockingbird. This bird is slowly moving farther north each year and is showing up in areas of southern Canada. They remain there throughout the seasons. mockingbirds The other mockingbird is the Bahama Mockingbird and is a much more secretive bird that prefers to be further away from people.

The mockingbirds are in the same family as the thrashers and live pretty much in the same habitat. They prefer to find shelter and food in tangled undergrowths, bushy areas and mainly feed on the ground. These birds are marvelous singers and are able to mimic the songs of other birds as well as sounds surrounding them, to the point where they will fool the listener into believing they are hearing the actual sound makers.

Click on the bird images or names to see pictures of mockingbirds

References to Other Bird Sites:

Avibase - the world bird database This site provides the user with a complete list of bird species, broken down per country, or in the example of the US or Canada, per state and province. Here, bird species names are available in other languages, a great asset to be used as a translation of foreign bird names.

ABA - American Birding Association This site represents an organization that maintains official records of all birds species that have been proven to have been seen inside the perimeters of the North American Continent and the surrounding bodies of water. Regular revised versions are posted to keep the bird list current at all times. This is the list used by all serious birders over their lifetime. You may be aware of the movie called the "Big Year". It was with this list that all the competing birders used in an attempt to set a new record as to how many bird species that could be seen by an individual birder in one calendar year.

I hope you will take advantage of these suggested websites. I have used each of them, in one way or another, throughout the years in my quest to better identify and understand our fine feathered friends.

Classic Collection of North American Birds