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The Biggest Differences Between Song and Savannah Sparrows
March 3, 2017
— A close look at these two doppelgängers shows some key contrasts in markings and song.
Greater or Lesser Scaup? Here Are the Biggest Differences Between the Two
January 19, 2017
— It’s a challenging ID, but head shape can take you a long way.
House Finch or Purple Finch? Here's How to Tell Them Apart
December 28, 2016
— Some clues to help distinguish between these two often-confused finches.
Learn to Tell a Northern Shrike From a Loggerhead Shrike
November 23, 2016
— These are the best clues to help you know which ‘butcherbird’ is which.
How to Recognize Six Warblers in Their Fall Feathers
October 7, 2016
— Study the finer details of migrating warblers with our handy photo guide.
Five Ways to Troubleshoot Your Birding Problems
July 8, 2016
— When your bird guide isn't getting it done, try these hacks and alternatives to make a better ID.
How to Identify Birds
April 21, 2016
— Before you judge a bird by its color, use these eight clues to guide you.
A Beginner’s Guide to IDing Cooper’s and Sharp-Shinned Hawks
September 18, 2015
— The differences are subtle, but shape and size can help in a big way.
How to Tell a Hairy Woodpecker From a Downy Woodpecker
February 13, 2015
— Size and tail color are two of the biggest clues when deciphering these two backyard regulars.
How to Tell a Raven From a Crow
October 22, 2012
— These black birds may look similar in some ways, but several distinctive traits help set them apart.
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