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Say's phoebe singing.
Lark sparrows are common in the summer months.
Great Horned Owlets
Baby owls are called owlets. These great horned owlets are perched in a tree waiting for mom to bring back a snack.
Eastern kingbirds sit on a perch and zip out to catch insects on the wing before returning to their post
Eastern Screech Owl
The Eastern screech owl is a small member of the owl family.
Spotted towhees get their name from their song. Although the towhee's song varies from one region to another, many of the spotted towhees in the park commonly sing "to-to-to-whee!"
An adult chipping sparrow bringing a meal back to its chicks.
Golden Eagle on Nest
Golden eagles nest in Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
Northern harriers, common in the summer, fly close to the ground to dive and ambush their prey.
Black-capped chickadees are year-round residents of the park.
A male American goldfinch in his bright breeding plumage.
Baltimore orioles often nest in cottonwood trees, such as those in the park's campgrounds.
A rock wren on the Wind Canyon Trail.
Fledgling Say's Phoebes
Fledgling Say's phoebes on their nest.
Pine siskins make an unmistakable ascending buzzing sound that helps birders identify them at a distance.
An orange-crowned warbler darts from branch to branch in search of insects in a blooming wild plum tree. A warbler like this can consume one and a half times its body weight every day.
Hairy woodpecker foraging for insects in the bark of a juniper tree.
The white-breasted nuthatch is a year-round resident of the park. They have a unique ability to cling to trees upside-down if they choose. Look for them in wooded areas.
Last updated: August 1, 2014