There are many species of bird that have some level of claim to being my favorite. I adore all kinds of birds: nuthatches, loons, sarus cranes. Only one bird is my desktop background: the Kakapo. At the risk of sounding dramatic, I think it would take a cold dead heart
The American Robin is aptly named. It breeds in Canada and it winters in Mexico, but its year round range is nearly 1:1 with the contiguous United States. It’s name is derived from a species called the European Robin, I guess because the guy who named the American
There is nothing common about the raven. Okay, that’s not true. The raven has 8 different classifications and can be found all across the northern hemisphere, often in large numbers. But lined up against its avian peers, the raven stands out as truly spectacular.