Free Bird Studies: Nests & Eggs ~ Complete Series

Nest & Eggs ~ Intro & Free eBook

Nests and Eggs of Birds of the United States by Thomas G. Gentry provides a unique look at nests and eggs of birds in their natural setting. We are using this book to learn about 50 birds.

Complete 50-week series covering one bird each week.

See the Introduction for the free eBook download and suggestions for getting the most out of your study.


Nest & Eggs ~ Intro & Free eBook

Nests & Eggs ~ Intro & Free eBook

Nests and Eggs of Birds of the United States by Gentry is a free eBook that provides a unique look at birds in their natural setting. Part of our free bird studies.

Nests & Eggs: Cedar Waxwing

Nests & Eggs: Cedar Waxwing

Nests and Eggs Bird Study: The Cedar Waxwing. A gregarious, nomadic denizen of wooded areas in North America. Resources & free notebooking pages.

Nests & Eggs: Wood Pewee

Nests & Eggs: Wood Pewee

Nests and Eggs Bird Study: The Wood Pewee. A lovable and adventuresome citizen of highly-wooded areas in North America. Resources & free notebooking pages.

Nests & Eggs: Catbird

Nests & Eggs: Catbird

Nests and Eggs Bird Study: The Catbird. His song resembles the meow of a cat. You’ll find him at the top of a dense thicket. Resources & free notebooking pages.

Nests & Eggs: Orchard Oriole

Nests & Eggs: Orchard Oriole

Nests and Eggs Bird Study: The Orchard Oriole. Similar to the Baltimore Oriole, but smaller. Found at the tops of trees singing his sweet song. Resources & free notebooking pages.

Nests & Eggs: Kingbird

Nests & Eggs: Kingbird

Nests and Eggs Bird Study: The Kingbird. Bold and fearless, kingbirds prefer to live in close proximity to dwellings. Resources & free notebooking pages.

Nests & Eggs: Redwing Blackbird

Nests & Eggs: Redwing Blackbird

Nests and Eggs Bird Study: Redwing Blackbird. Noisy chatterers and social, they helpfully eat injurious insects and weed seeds. Resources & free notebooking pages.

Nests & Eggs: Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Nests & Eggs: Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Nests & Eggs: Ruby-throated Hummingbird. These beautiful creatures that glitter like jewels are in a family by themselves because they are unique! Resources & free notebooking pages.

Nests & Eggs: Towhee Bunting

Nests & Eggs: Eastern Towhee

Nests & Eggs: Eastern Towhee. The towhee is an energetic and cheerful bird that appears before the trees are in leaf. Resources & free notebooking pages.

Nests & Eggs: Downy Woodpecker

Nests & Eggs: Downy Woodpecker

Nests & Eggs: Downy Woodpecker. The smallest member of the woodpecker family in North America…and the most helpful! Resources & free notebooking pages.

Nests & Eggs: Red-eyed Vireo

Nests & Eggs: Red-eyed Vireo

Nests & Eggs: Red-eyed Vireo. Incessant and monotonous song, particularly in the heat of summer when most birds are quiet. Resources & free notebooking pages.

Nests & Eggs: Spotted Sandpiper

Nests & Eggs: Spotted Sandpiper

Nests & Eggs: Spotted Sandpiper. Found along the shores of rivers, lakes, and streams tipping its tail up as it walks along. Resources & free notebooking pages.

Nests & Eggs: Chipping Sparrow

Nests & Eggs: Chipping Sparrow

Nests & Eggs: Chipping Sparrow. Unusually dainty nest; you’ll enjoy his monotonous song a pleasant part of spring. Resources & free notebooking pages.

Nest & Eggs: Scarlet Tanager

Nests & Eggs: Scarlet Tanager

Nests & Eggs: Scarlet Tanager. “Black-winged red birds,” found among hardwood trees. Resources & free notebooking pages.

Nests & Eggs: Barn Swallow

Nests & Eggs: Barn Swallow

Nests & Eggs: Barn Swallow. Sweet voice and glistening in color, swooping over fields in search of insects. Resources & free notebooking pages.

Nests & Eggs: California Quail

Nests & Eggs: Quail

Nests & Eggs: Quail. While the Eastern Quail’s call gives him the nickname Bobwhite, the California Quail longs for Chi-ca-go! Resources & free notebooking pages.

Nests & Eggs: Razorbill

Nests & Eggs: Razorbill

Nests & Eggs: Razorbill. Aquatic bird that lives on the seashore. Resources & free notebooking pages.

Nests & Eggs: Mourning Dove

Nests & Eggs: Mourning Dove

Nests & Eggs: Mourning Dove. Their soft, familiar coo sounds like a lament. You’ll find them on telephone lines and patches of bare ground. Resources & free notebooking pages.

Nests & Eggs: Mourning Dove

Nests & Eggs: American Kestrel

Nests & Eggs: American Kestrel. The smallest falcon in North America that packs a lot of intensity in a little body. Resources & free notebooking pages.

Nests & Eggs: Wood Duck

Nests & Eggs: Wood Duck

Nests & Eggs: Wood Duck. Smaller than a mallard, these distinctive waterfowl are found in streams and overgrown ponds. Resources & free notebooking pages.

Nests & Eggs: Bushtit

Nests & Eggs: Bushtit

Nests & Eggs: Bushtit. Inconspicuous but very common; known for their hanging nest. Resources & free notebooking pages.

Nests & Eggs: Whippoorwill

Nests & Eggs: Whippoorwill

Nests & Eggs: Whippoorwill. Very useful ‘animated insect trap’ with a monotonous and recognizable call. Resources & free notebooking pages.

Nests & Eggs: Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher

Nests & Eggs: Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Nests & Eggs: Blue-gray Gnatcatcher. Tiny bird found in tree tops where it makes itself known by its sweet song. Resources & free notebooking pages.

Nest & Eggs: Painted Bunting

Nests & Eggs: Painted Bunting

Nests & Eggs: Painted Bunting. One of the most brilliantly colored birds in the United States. Resources & free notebooking pages.

Nests & Eggs: Belted Kingfisher

Nests & Eggs: Belted Kingfisher

Nests & Eggs: Belted Kingfisher. Energetic patroller of shores and streams well known for its harsh cry. Resources & free notebooking pages.

Nests & Eggs: Ruffed Grouse

Nests & Eggs: Ruffed Grouse

Nests & Eggs: Ruffed Grouse. A bird of the woods that nests on the ground and makes a drumming sound. Resources & free notebooking pages.

Nests & Eggs: Least Tern

Nests & Eggs: Least Tern

Nests & Eggs: Least Tern. Smallest of the tern family found in coastal waters or along inland rivers. Resources & free notebooking pages.

Nests & Eggs: Virginia Rail

Nests & Eggs: Virginia Rail

Nests & Eggs: Virginia Rail. Marsh bird that is “seldom seen but often heard.” Resources & free notebooking pages.

Nests & Eggs: Yellowthroat

Nests & Eggs: Yellowthroat

Nests & Eggs: Yellowthroat. Beautifully colored summer songbird found in thickets near roads and streams. Resources & free notebooking pages.

Nests & Eggs: Nuthatch

Nests & Eggs: Nuthatch

Nests & Eggs: Nuthatch. Agile little birds known for descending trees. Resources & free notebooking pages.

Nests & Eggs: Wild Turkey

Nests & Eggs: Wild Turkey

Nests & Eggs: Wild Turkey. Common bird we associate with Thanksgiving. Resources & free notebooking pages.

Nests & Eggs: Chimney Swift

Nests & Eggs: Chimney Swift

Nests & Eggs: Chimney Swift. High-pitched chatterers that nest in your chimney. Resources & free notebooking pages.

Nests & Eggs: Killdeer

Nests & Eggs: Killdeer

Nests & Eggs: Killdeer. Fake a broken wing to distract predators from their young. Resources & free notebooking pages.

Nests & Eggs: Grackle

Nests & Eggs: Grackle

Nests & Eggs: Grackle. Member of the blackbird family that searches for grubs and worms. Resources & free notebooking pages.

Nests & Eggs: Goldfinch

Nests & Eggs: Goldfinch

Nests & Eggs: Goldfinch. Small, twittering bird with a fondness for thistle seeds. Resources & free notebooking pages.

Nests & Eggs: Green Heron

Nests & Eggs: Green Heron

Nests & Eggs: Green Heron. Found at the edges of water lying in wait for food. Resources & free notebooking pages.

Nests & Eggs: Blue Jay

Nests & Eggs: Blue Jay

Nests & Eggs: Blue Jay. Brilliant blue bird of the crow family that is hard to miss. Resources & free notebooking pages.

Nests & Eggs: Marsh Wren

Nests & Eggs: Marsh Wren

Nests & Eggs: Marsh Wren. Nervous, active little bird that hides in long grasses. Resources & free notebooking pages.

Nests & Eggs: Hooded Sheldrake

Nests & Eggs: Merganser

Nests & Eggs: Merganser. Common on small ponds and rivers, their crests make them easy to spot. Resources & free notebooking pages.

Nests & Eggs: Flycatcher

Nests & Eggs: Flycatcher

Nests & Eggs: Flycatcher. Black-crested flycatcher (Phainopepla) of the Southwest. Resources & free notebooking pages.