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There are two members of the redstart family found in North America. The American Redstart is the most common among these two warblers. They can be found throughout the continent excluding the northern tundra. The Painted Redstart is the larger bird of the two and has a range along the southern borders of the United States into Mexico.

These two redstarts are members of the Wood-Warblers group. They prefer forests and bush lots, where they make their nests and find their food. The redstarts are non-stop singers in springtime. When one follows their calls, they will be able to find them, continuously moving and hopping from limb to limb. This is what warblers are known for.

Click on the bird names listed below to see pictures of the Redstarts

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