March 12, 2014 – Cactus Wren (Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus)

Native to the deserts of the Southwestern U.S., Cactus Wrens build their football-shaped nests in cholla cacti and other spiny desert plants. They are the largest of North American wrens and are the State Bird of Arizona.


March 10, 2014 – Bali Myna, Rothschild’s Mynah or Bali Starling (Leucopsar rothschildi)

The Bali Myna is the animal symbol of Bali, Indonesia, featured on the 200 rupiah coin. It is also Critically Endangered and native only to Bali. There are probably under 150 wild birds left, with about 1,000 birds left in captivity.