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Bird Watching - Backyard Birds

Bird watching enthusiasts will be captivated by the abundance & diversity of the wild birds in NL. The Atlantic coast and abundant green spaces attract a wide variety of migratory wild birds to our region. At Murray House Vacation Home, our established bird feeders brings birds within clear view of the house. Meet some of our "guests". Please check out our Ducks, Water Birds, and Birds of Prey pages as well.

A rare bird to the Newfoundland region, a red bellied woodpecker sits on the patio railing at Murray House Vacation Home.
Red bellied woodpecker, "rare" to Newfoundland, visiting Murray House Vacation Home.

This male American goldfinch with its bright yellow, black, and white breeding colors, is perched upright on a tree branch.
Male American goldfinch perched on a tree branch at Murray House Vacation Home.

Song sparrow standing on a yellow board next to a tree stump at the Murray House Vacation Home bird feeder.
Song sparrow standing on a yellow board at the Murray House Vacation Home bird feeder.

White winged dove standing on the feeder dish at Murray House Vacation Home.
White winged dove standing on the feeder dish at Murray House Vacation Home.

Black capped chickadee perched in tree and staring wide-eyed at the feeder at Murray House Vacation Home.
Black capped chickadee perched in tree and staring wide-eyed at the feeder at Murray House Vacation Home.

Yellow-shafted northern flicker woodpecker walking atop a snow dusted patio railing at Murray House Vacation Home.
Yellow-shafted northern flicker woodpecker walking atop a snow dusted patio railing at Murray House Vacation Home.

Blue jay perched in a the chestnut tree staring straight ahead at Murray House Vacation Home.
Blue jay perched in a the chestnut tree at Murray House Vacation Home.

White breasted nuthatch on a limb of a tree, its head pointed downward and its gray, black, and white colors clearly discernible.
White breasted nuthatch, rare to our area, perched upside down in a tree at Murray House Vacation Home.

A common grackle perched in a tree, its sleek black and blue hues contrasting with the olive color of his eyes.
Common grackle perched in a tree at Murray House Vacation Home.

Under the veil of a blue sky, this European starling sits perched atop a tree overlooking Murray House Vacation Home.
European starling perched atop a tree overlooking Murray House Vacation Home.

European starling feeding its young as another waits at a bird feeder at Murray House Vacation Home.
European starling feeding its young as another waits at a bird feeder at Murray House Vacation Home.

Male purple finch perched in a tree with fresh buds at Murray House Vacation Home.
Male purple finch perched in a tree with fresh buds at Murray House Vacation Home.

A young American crow calling for food next to its parent on the patio railing at Murray House Vacation Home.
A young American crow calling for food next to its parent on the patio railing at Murray House Vacation Home.

The male evening grosbeak's yellow headband and gold, black, and white colorings contrast against the barren Autumn branches.
Male evening grosbeak perched in a tree at Murray House Vacation Home.

Male pine grosbeak eating sunflower seeds from a feeder at Murray House Vacation Home.
Male pine grosbeak eating sunflower seeds from a feeder at Murray House Vacation Home.

Dark eyed junco flying from a tree toward the bird feeder at Murray House Vacation Home.
Dark eyed junco flying from a tree toward the bird feeder at Murray House Vacation Home.

Mourning dove perched in a tree at Murray House Vacation Home.
Mourning dove perched in a tree at Murray House Vacation Home.

Red crossbill perched in a tree at Murray House Vacation Home.
Red crossbill perched in a tree at Murray House Vacation Home.

Pine siskin perched in a tree at Murray House Vacation Home.
Pine siskin perched in a tree at Murray House Vacation Home.

Male house sparrow perched on a tree branch at Murray House Vacation Home.
Male house sparrow perched on a tree branch at Murray House Vacation Home.

The following birds can be seen in back yards but they seldom come to the bird feeders.

Yellow warbler perched in a tree at Murray House Vacation Home..
Yellow warbler perched in a tree at Murray House Vacation Home..

Tree swallow perched atop a wooden post along the Botanical Gardens nature walk, St. John's, NL.
Tree swallow perched atop a wooden post along the Botanical Gardens nature walk, St. John's, NL.

Swamp sparrow perched in an evergreen tree along the Botanical Gardens nature walk in St. John's, NL.
Swamp sparrow perched in an evergreen tree along the Botanical Gardens nature walk in St. John's, NL.

Savannah sparrow perched atop an evergreen tree oceanside in Pouch Cove, NL.
Savannah sparrow perched atop an evergreen tree oceanside in Pouch Cove, NL.

Common raven flying over the ocean at Middle Cove Beach, NL.
Common raven flying over the ocean at Middle Cove Beach, NL.

Gray Jay perched on a tree branch thick with lichen.
Gray jay eating lichen off a tree at Salmonier Nature Park, NL.

Please continue to follow my blog as I showcase more amazing tourist attractions in eastern Newfoundland.

Sandra Murray, owner of Murray House Vacation Home and writer of Newfoundland Travel Blog standing on a bridge overlooking a forest clearing and waterfall.
Sandra Murray, owner of Murray House Vacation Home and writer of Newfoundland Travel Blog

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