Bird Identification

It is very important that birds are identified correctly for reporting and submission.
Grackle or Crow?
American Crow & Fish Crow Identification Tips
  • Entirely black plumage
  • Length: 17 inches
  • Squared-off tail
  • Very common in urban and agricultural areas
Pictures of American crow and fish crow
Common Grackle Identification Tips
  • Frequently in large flocks
  • Length: 10-12 inches
  • Long bill
  • Long tail
Pictures of common grackle
Boat-Tailed Grackle Identification Tips
  • Eyes pale in birds from Atlantic Coast, browner in Florida and Gulf Coast populations
  • Frequently in flocks
  • Length: 16 inches
  • Long bill
  • Most often in salt marshes (more widespread in Florida)
  • Very long tail
Pictures of boat-tailed grackle