Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

Summer 2018

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60 Summer 2018 | Wake Forest 27587 Magazine Part XVI Birderʼs Guide North Carolina is home to an abundance of bird species. Here are some of the more common varieties you can expect to spot within the Piedmont region PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF BRENDAN KLICK /CAROLINA BIRD CLUB EDITOR'S NOTE: The Carolina Bird Club, the pre-eminent group for birders in the Carolinas, was founded in 1937 and has more than 900 members. For more information, visit carolinabirdclub.org. SOURCES: The Audubon Society, adapted from Ken Kaufman's "Lives of North American Birds." audubon.org/field-guide Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) The telltale sign of this striking bird is the abundance of red on its crown and neck, making it a standout among such cousins as the red-bellied woodpecker and the acorn woodpecker. Once common in eastern North America, its numbers have waned for several years, possibly because of the cutting of dead trees, its typical nesting site. American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) The spring arrival of this handsome little finch — the state bird of New Jersey, Iowa, and Washington — signals the arrival of warm weather. It is common at feeders, where it takes primarily sunflower and nyjer. Goldfinches are among the strictest vegetarians in the bird world, selecting an entirely vegetarian diet and only inadvertently swallowing an insect. As for longevity, the oldest known American goldfinch was 10 years, 9 months old when it was recaptured and re-released during a banding operation in Maryland. Hooded Warbler (Setophaga citrina) Hooded warblers, so named because the male's bright yellow face is surrounded by a black hood and throat (the female is pictured here) are common in moist leafy woodlands of the Southeast, usually staying low in the shadowy understory, actively foraging in the bushes, and nesting close to the ground, although males will take to the trees to sing. The male sings an emphatic ringing weeta-weeta-weet-tee-o.

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