Many birds fly to warmer winter climates when their summer homes begin to cool as daylight hours shorten. This is called migration, when animals move seasonally from one area to another. However, there are many bird species that are adapted to finding food and surviving winter’s chill. They are often easy to spot in the trees bare of leaves and on the snow white ground. Their colors and patterns are a welcome sight in contrast to the somewhat monochrome winter landscape.
Of course, depending on where you are in the world, winter may come in December or June. It may bring cold and snow or wind and rain. Winter may not mean much change at all if you live in a consistent climate. For this study, we are focusing on winter birds in North America and Europe. For those who don’t live in these areas, maybe you have similar bird species in your region and you can compare and contrast them with the species mentioned here.