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Hello - looking for some bird info (1 Viewer)

the duck

I live in upstate New York, USA. Each spring we welcome a pair of nesting birds who rebuild their previous nest above a downspout on our house. I know very little about birds - we keep about four feeders in our yard and have frequent sightings of a great variety of woodpeckers, finches, hawks, cardinals, blue jays and owls.

I'd like some help identifying these two nesting birds who nest and hatch eggs each spring. I'm curious to know their type and how far they migrate each year. Any input would be appreciated.
Many thanks,


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delia todd

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Hi Matt and a warm welcome to you from all the Staff and Moderators.

I've moved your post to the ID forum and subscribed you to the thread so that you can find it easily. You will receive an email with a link to click on which will bring you straight here.

I'm sure someone will soon be along to help you. Meanwhile I hope you enjoy your time here with us.

the duck

Thanks! Any idea how far they travel for the winter? I assume this is the same pair we see each spring (they occupy the same nest), and we always wonder where their travels have taken them over the intervening months.
Thanks again,

Jeff Hopkins

Just another...observer
United States
Agree with Eastern Phoebe.

As to migration, they migrate from the northern US and Canada to the Southern US and Eastern Mexico (as far south as about Veracruz, according to Cornell).

the duck

Thanks for all the information everyone. This pair of Eastern Phoebe's are housemates of ours each spring, and we've always been curious about them, and if they have southern/winter housemates as well.
Thanks again,

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