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Birds with significant Yellow

Tanagers – Thraupidae

summer tanager

This female Summer Tanager likes to dine on bees and wasps. Compare with female Scarlet Tanager.



western tanager

Female and first-year male Western Tanagers are very similar in appearance.


Wood-Warblers – Parulidae

blue-winged warbler

The Blue Winged Warbler will hybridize with the Golden-winged Warbler.



hooded warbler

The female Hooded Warbler has only a hint of the black hood.


prothonotary warbler

The Prothonotary Warbler has a powerful song for such a small bird ( 5.5 inches long)



wilsons warbler

The female Wilson's Warbler does not have a black cap.



yellow warbler

The Yellow Warbler is often parasitized by the Brown-headed Cowbird. Female Yellow Warblers and Wilson's Warblers are very similar in appearance.


Blackbirds – Family Icteridae

western meadowlark

Western Meadowlarks have a more musical song than their look-alike Eastern Meadowlark cousins.



Finches – Fringilidae

american goldfinch

The American Goldfinch looses its bright yellow color in the fall.



evening grosbeak

Evening Grosbeak populations seem to be falling rapidly.


Amaze your friends

Talk about a family tree! This bird has two dozen or more subspecies!

Selecting a field guide

Read about the top field guides.

Choosing a pair of binoculars

Selecting the best pair of binoculars for your specific needs.