About Bob StymeistBob Stymeist is Bird Observer's Bird Sightings Compiler and a regular bird walk leader for the Friends of Mount Auburn.
The Fox Sparrow is one of the largest sparrows we see here in Massachusetts, they generally arrive late October into early November in our area. A handsome and very distinctive bird with reddish-brown plumage and a heavily streaked breast, they … Continue reading
Pete Dunne, a well known birder and author of many books on birds once said, “White-throated Sparrows come in two plumages – stunning and shabby.” In the fall one is more apt to see the shabby variety, but chances are … Continue reading
Kinglets are smaller than warblers; there are two species that occur at Mount Auburn, the Ruby-crowned and the Golden-crowned. The Ruby-crowned is one of the first migrants we encounter in the spring as they move quickly to their breeding grounds. … Continue reading
Certainly well named, the Brown Creeper fits the bill; their streaked brown upperparts provide camouflage as they “creep” upward on a tree trunk. Both the male and female look alike; they prefer mature forests with a mix of deciduous trees … Continue reading