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Birds of a Feather

Katherine Orton

Familiar feathered friends across the land make it a small world. Birds migrate by season and instinct; humans migrate under the influence of economics, the weather or wanderlust. If you are one of the movers to a new environment, you may be looking for the sight of some familiar feathered friends.

You will find such favorites as the American goldfinch, song sparrow and horned lark inhabiting the scene throughout much of North America, along with the red-winged blackbird and the dark-eyed junco. The house sparrow and starling are both found just about everywhere since being brought from Europe in the last century. The black-capped chickadee inhabits Alaska and the northern half of North America, but the quite similar Carolina chickadee makes its home in the southern states...

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