Loess Hills Audubon Society exists to educate individuals and the general public, to
enjoy and promote birding, to support ornithology, and to be an advocate for wild areas and environmental issues.
"Loess Hills Audubon Society is a Chapter of National Audubon Society, Inc."
Last Month's Bird Of The Month
|June 2015 Bird Of Month
A lively warbler that hops among
tree branches in search of insects, the male American Redstart is coal-black with vivid orange patches on the sides, wings,
and tail. True to its Halloween-themed color scheme, the redstart seems to startle its prey out of the foliage by flashing
its strikingly patterned tail and wing feathers. Females and immature males have more subdued yellow “flash patterns”
on a gray background. These sweet-singing warblers nest in open woodlands across much of North America. They breed in open
wooded habitats, particularly those dominated by deciduous trees. In migration, the species can be found in nearly any treed
habitats. Its tropical winter habitat is in woodlands and open forest at lower and middle elevations. It is one of the few
Wood Warblers that nests in our area.