A Little Rusty on Rusty Blackbirds?

Rusty Blackbird - Photo Andy Reago / Chrissy McClarren

Are you a little rusty in your bird ID? That’s great—at least if you’re reporting a Rusty Blackbird sighting. We know this beautiful, warm-toned blackbird is in decline. But our picture of how much it’s struggling, and why, is still incomplete. Bird lovers hold the key to solving these mysteries.

So click on the Learn More button below to brush up on how to tell a Rusty from a Brewer’s or a Red-winged Blackbird. Your observations could provide crucial data and help guide conservation efforts to save these chestnut-tinged birds.