Birds with significant Yellow Coloration

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.