March 2011


Wrens are common in open woods, and backyards of the southeast United States.

Select this link to see photos or a slideshow of the Carolina Wren

The Carolina Wren is about the size of a sparrow and is identified by a white eyebrow stripe and buffy underparts. It has a distinctive sound from the other Wrens. It has a range of the southeaster United States. It has a habitat of tangles, brushy undergrowth, mixed woods, suburban gardens, and towns.

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Select this link to see photos or a slideshow of the American Oystercatcher

The American Oystercatcher ranges on the coasts of the world. In the US it is on the Atlantic, Florida and Gulf coasts. It will be found on coastal beaches and tidal flats. The outstanding features are the red flattened bill, pink flesh legs, and black head with dark back. The Oystercatcher uses it’s bill to catch oysters and other shellfish by surprise.