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About faithelise

I love learning about species of birds and want to be an Ornathologist. Writing about birds is my passion and I love every part of it!

Finland

Researching and observing birds has been important to me ever since I can remember. I was seven years old when I started “Faith Sees Birds” and dreaming of being an ornithologist, or at least having a job which would allow … Continue reading

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Bullock’s Oriole (Icterus bullockii)

Identifying Them: Bullock’s Orioles are about 6 1/2 to 7 1/2 inches long, with wingspans of about a foot. Mature, breeding males have a darker orange-yellow plumage and darker black wings than non breeding males, who look more like mature … Continue reading

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Oregon Bird Identification Quiz #2.

Can you identify the Oregon birds? See bottom of page for answers.   #1 Is a Red-Tailed Hawk photographed by Pierre Leclerc #2. Is an American Kestrel photographed by Greg Hume #3. Is an Osprey photographed by Gareth Rasberry #4. Is … Continue reading

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Baltimore Orioles (Icterus galbula)

Identifying Them: Baltimore Orioles are a bright orange-yellow with black and white wings. Females have a more dull yellow color, with grey-brown wings. Both genders have a height of about 6.5-7.5 inches with a wingspan of about 9 inches to … Continue reading

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Ring-Necked Duck, ( Aythya Collaris)

Identifying Them: These ducks are easily identified by the white ring and black tip around their beak. Ring-Necked Ducks are also recognized by their slightly lighter in color, ring around their neck (hence the name “Ring-Necked Duck”)  that isn’t always … Continue reading

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Rock Pigeons, (Rock Doves) (Columba Livia)

    Rock Pigeons were first found in North Africa and Europe but are now most commonly seen across the Western Hemisphere, from Northern Canada to the Southern parts of South America. Identifying Them: Rock Pigeons or “Rock Doves” are … Continue reading

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Swainson’s Hawk (Buteo Swainsoni)

Identifying Them: They are medium-sized raptors who are part of the Accipitridae family. Red-tailed Hawks (whom are in the same family) look similar to Swainson’s Hawks, although, Red-tailed Hawks are larger in size, with a height of 22-27 inches, while Swainson’s … Continue reading

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