Eastside Audubon’s Bird of the Month for April 2019 is the Blue-winged Teal. The male Blue-winged Teal has a dramatic white crescent curving down across its face. While in flight a silvery blue patch on the leading edge of the wing and a green speculum on the secondaries marking a contrast visible in flight.
Eastside Audubon’s Bird of the Month for February 2019 is the Swamp Sparrow. The Swamp Sparrow is more closely related to and shares the same genus Melospiza (song finch, from Greek melos, song, and spiza, the chaffinch) with the Song Sparrow (M. melodia).