Eurasian Collared Doves

This year I have seen several Eurasian Collared Doves among the birds at my backyard feeders.  This is the first year I have noticed them.  But according to birdandhike.com, Eurasian Collared Doves moved into the Las Vegas Valley around 2007-2009.  The site further states “This Eurasian species was imported to the Bahamas in the mid-1970s […]

Costa’s Hummingbird

In late-Spring, I had a Costa’s Hummingbird visit my backyard hummingbird feeders.  I only saw the Costa’s one afternoon. Costa’s migrate to Southern Nevada in the Summer to breed.  I have watched for a return visit from the Costa’s or other Costa’s hummingbirds but so far I haven’t seen another one. Per TheCornellLab of Ornithology’s […]

American Robin

The American Robin can be found in most of the continental United States year-round and winters in Southern California, Southern Nevada, Southern Arizona, Southern New Mexico, Southern Louisiana and Florida. While visiting family a couple of weeks ago in St. George, Utah, I heard the sound of baby birds nearby.  As I looked at the […]

Mourning Doves

Mourning Doves are a common sight throughout the United States.  They can be found in most of the Continental United States year-round and during the summer, in virtually every corner of the Continental United States. Mourning Doves most often will eat seeds that are plainly visible to them on the ground and will sometimes eat […]

Lesser Goldfinch

One of the reasons I hung a thistle seed sock this year in my backyard, was to try to attract a larger variety of birds, than I have had in the past, with just suet feeders and hummingbird feeders. Within a day of hanging the thistle seed sock, I noticed a couple of bright yellow […]

Northern Mockingbird

Northern Mockingbirds are the only mockingbird that are permanent residents of the United States.  In Las Vegas, the Northern Mockingbird can be found year-round and it frequents the feeders and bird bath in my backyard all year. The Northern Mockingbird is the ‘bully’ of the birds that come to feed in my backyard.  They are […]