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Help - Bird Nest Identification

I'll admit it: I have absolutely NO idea how to identify a bird by its nest. I need a reference book, no doubt. Even my searching for an online bird NEST identification site turned up nothing.

So, any ideas, anyone? It's probably about 4" across in size and almost equally as deep.

That's another fun thing about spring - when it's warm enough to take walks outside and REALLY look around - you can spy things like this that you'd never see in summer!


  1. Please look at this site:http://birdweb.org/birdweb/bird_details.aspx?id=463

    or this site:

    It is probably an American Goldfinch.

    Cousin in Wisconsin and wife

  2. Or take a look at this site for the picture of the nest:


  3. World-famous regional birder, author and radio personality Laura Erickson writes, from her new perch at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology:
    Laura: It may be a vireo nest.
    It would have been helpful for her to have a ruler or a quarter or something to give a stronger real sense of size, but vireos construct like that--a dangly nest suspended on branches like that.
    And her 4" is consistent with vireos.

    But I don't have a sense of the habitat to know which species of vireo.
    Probably Red-eyed Vireo.

    Wes ... drop me a line and I'll put you in touch with Laura directly if you like!


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