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Summer Birding Checklist - How Many Can You Spot?

  • 7/17/2015 11:19:00 AM
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It doesn't take more than a few steps out into the backyard to spot some of Iowa's best songbirds and raptors. How many can you spot this summer?

Easy to spot or hear 
Northern cardinal
Black-capped chickadee
Downy woodpecker
Mourning dove

Look a little harder 
Red-bellied woodpecker
White-breasted nuthatch
Tufted titmouse
Chipping sparrow

Rare treasures 
Scarlet tanager
Hairy woodpecker
Eastern wood pewee
Great-crested flycatcher
Broad-winged hawk

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