201503.14
Northern Cardinals added to Aviary

Northern Cardinals added to Aviary

The Northern Cardinal may be one of the most recognizable birds in North America. The male with his bright red feathers, crested head, short cone-shaped bill reddish bill and black mask can be heard singing proudly from high in the tree tops – “Cue-cue-cue.” “Cheer-cheer-cheer.” The females have the same black face and red-orange bill…

201503.06
Boat-tailed Grackle added to the Aviary

Boat-tailed Grackle added to the Aviary

The Boat-tailed Grackle is one of only about a dozen bird species that are endemic to the United States (i.e., found nowhere else in the world). These loud, often obnoxious, blackbirds are found along the salt water coast and inland in Florida. You can’t miss their long keel-shaped tail, their helicopter sounding wing beat or their iridescent black plumage,…