Birds of CT and Rhode Island Field Guide

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Birds of CT and Rhode Island Field Guide is a convenient pocket-sized guide to 128 species of birds that occur in these two neighboring states.


Author: Stan Tekiela
Illustrator: Stan Tekiela
ISBN: 9781647554057
Publisher: Adventure Publications
Year of Publication: 2024
336 pp., 128 photographs

Birds of CT and Rhode Island Field Guide is a great little pocket guide that contains 128 of the more commonly seen birds of CT and neighboring Rhode Island. This is the Second Edition of this popular book, and has been updated.

Make bird-watching in Connecticut and Rhode Island even more enjoyable. With Stan Tekiela’s famous bird guide, field identification is simple and informative. There’s no need to look through dozens of photos of birds that don’t live in your area. This handy book features 128 species of Connecticut and Rhode Island birds organized by color for ease of use. Full-page photographs present the species as you’ll see them in nature, and a “compare” feature helps you to decide between lookalikes. Lots of good info inside Birds of CT and Rhode Island Field Guide.

Inside you’ll find:

  • 128 species: Only Connecticut and Rhode Island birds!
  • Simple color guide: See a yellow bird? Go to the yellow section
  • Stan’s Notes: Naturalist tidbits and facts
  • Professional photos: Crisp, stunning images
  • Convenient pocket size: 4.38″ x .63″ x 6″

This second edition includes eight new species, updated photographs and range maps, expanded information, and even more of Stan’s expert insights. So grab Birds of Connecticut & Rhode Island Field Guide for your next birding adventure—to help ensure that you positively identify the birds that you see.

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American Goldfinch
Spinus tristis

Size: 5″ (13 cm)

Male: Canary-yellow finch with a black forehead and tail. Black wings with white wing bars. White rump. No markings on the chest. Winter male is similar to the female.

Female: dull olive-yellow plumage with brown wings; lacks a black forehead

Juvenile: same as female

Nest: cup; female builds; 1 brood per year

Eggs: 4–6; pale blue without markings

Incubation: 10–12 days; female incubates

Fledging: 11–17 days; female and male feed the young

Migration: partial to non-migrator; small flocks of up to 20 birds move around North America; many stay for the winter

Food: seeds, insects; comes to seed feeders

Compare: The male Yellow Warbler (p. 319) is yellow with orange streaks on its chest. The Pine Siskin (p. 107) has a streaked chest and belly and yellow wing bars. The female House Finch (p. 109) and female Purple Finch (p. 125) have heavily streaked chests.

Stan’s Notes: Common backyard resident. Most often found in open fields, scrubby areas, and woodlands. Enjoys Nyjer seed in feeders. Breeds in late summer. Lines its nest with the silky down from wild thistle. Almost always in small flocks. Twitters while it flies. Flight is roller coaster-like. Moves around to find adequate food during winter. Often called Wild Canary due to the male’s canary-colored plumage. Male sings a pleasant, high-pitched song.

Additional information

Weight 0.4 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 4.375 × 0.8 in