Native Bird Scavenger Hunt

An Ode to the Belted Kingfisher

Bird Size:  11.0-13.8 in 

Bird Diet: fish and crayfish

Fun Fact: As nestlings, Belted kingfishers have acidic stomachs that break down bones in their food. But as adults, they regurgitate pellets, just like owls and hawks!

An Ode to the Black Crowned Night Heron

Bird Size: 22.8-26.0 in

Bird Diet: fish

Fun Fact: Black-crowned Night Heron nest in groups that often include other species, including herons, egrets, and ibises

An Ode to the Yellow Warbler

Bird Size: 4.7-5.1 in 

Bird Diet: insects

Fun Fact:The brown-headed cowbird often parasitizes the warbler's nest, so they build new nests on top of the parasitized one, sometimes resulting in nests with up to six tiers.

An Ode to the Great Blue Heron

Bird Size:  38.2-53.9 in

Bird Diet: fish and gophers

Fun Fact: Climb to the top of Huntington Falls on Strawberry Hill to see the nesting herons and their chicks every spring!

An Ode to the Red-Winged Black Bird

Bird Size: 6.7-9.1 in

Bird Diet: grains, seeds and insects

Fun Fact: The oldest recorded Red-winged Blackbird was 15 years, 9 months old

An Ode to the Anna’s Hummingbird

Bird Size 3.9 in (no bigger than a ping pong ball and no heavier than a nickel

Bird Diet  nectar

Fun Fact: A flock of hummingbirds is called a bouquet, a glittering, a hover, a shimmer, or a tune.