Birds are everywhere around us. We see them in our backyards, as we drive along our streets and highways, and even where we work and play. Birds captivate us for many reasons – probably the most obvious is because of their beautiful songs, but their variety of sizes and beautiful colors can be just as captivating! If their size, colors, and songs aren’t enough then there are also their behaviors – the instincts of a killdeer feigning a broken wing to protect its nest, mate feeding of cardinals or nest parasitism of cowbirds are all activities that are interesting. With all the fascination surrounding birds, it is no wonder that we enjoy them so much.