Wednesday, January 25, 2012
I just love Painted Buntings, that's why my photo of one is on the cover of our new 'The Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America." Painted Buntings winter in the southern half of Florida and may come to bird feeders. One place to see them is at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary near Naples, FL.
The breeding range of Painted Buntings includes coastal southeast states, Gulf Coast states and up into OK, KS, AR, and MO. Occasionally they wander out of this area and have even been seen in New England. Wherever you see them you're lucky.