Driftless Prairies: Native Habitat Restoration

Nature inspires awe!

Brown-headed Cowbird

Cowbirds parasite over 200 songbird nests by laying their eggs in them and letting the songbird, which is much smaller, raise their ever-growing baby. Providing enough food for this larger bird sometimes means the other nestlings don’t get enough, causing high mortality rates among the songbirds who are the targets of cowbirds.

Check out their song at Wisconsin Bird Sounds and get more info at All About Birds