Wood Duck

General: The Wood Duck is a species of duck found in North America and a popular game bird. The Wood Wood Duck (Carolina Duck) – Aix sponsaDuck is one of the most beautiful American ducks. It is second only to the Mallard in numbers shot each year in the United States. The population of the […]

Woodcock (Scolopax minor)

Common Names – Timberdoodle, woody, bog snipe Organizations working for woodcock conservation are: Ruffed Grouse Society, National Audobon Society Woodcock Description -The woodcock is a small, rotund bird with a long bill and large eyes positioned far back on the head. Well camouflaged, the woodcock is mottled with brown, black and rust colors, and has […]

Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus)

Information on the physical characteristics, behavior, habitat, and conservation of ruffed grouse.

Ruffed Grouse Ruffed Grouse – Bonasa umbellus Organizations: Ruffed Grouse Society providing grouse habitat management and information Magazine about grouse and other upland bird hunting – www.uplandalmanac.com Ruffed Grouse Description -The ruffed grouse is identified by its tail with a black band near the end and the patch of feathers “ruffs” on the neck. The […]

Red Spotted Newt – Notophthalmus viridescens

The red spotted newt undergoes two metamorphoses. The first is the usual transformation from aquatic, gilled larva to an air-breathing terrestrial sexually immature land phase called an Eft.

Black-capped chickadee – Poecile atricapilla

The Black-capped Chickadee is very similar to the Carolina Chickadee and where their ranges overlap they can be difficult to separate. In fact, they have trouble telling themselves apart and hybrids occur.