This week on Santa Cruz Naturalist, I talk about two species of birds that you can easily see in your backyard! Listen with me to learn about Northern mockingbirds and California towhees and some of their fascinating behaviors. California towhees might not be colorful, but they make up for that by being cute and very devoted to their mates – the pairs usually stay together for life!
If you are interested in learning more about birds, allaboutbirds.org is a great resource.
Listen live on KSQD 90.7 FM the week of June 1, 2020: Tuesday 7:53 am & Saturday 11:54 am.
A California towhee at the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum, photo by Theadora Block
A Northern mocking bird is in the featured image, photo by David Seidensticker.