Guardian Nature School Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Nature School For Teachers - Fall 2020 Launch! visit nature school

European Starling

Sturnus vulgaris

Notes:

All the European Starlings in North America descended from 100 birds set loose in New York's Central Park in the early 1890s. The birds were intentionally released by a group who wanted America to have all the birds that Shakespeare ever mentioned. It took several tries, but eventually the population took off. Today, more than 200 million European Starlings range from Alaska to Mexico, and many people consider them pests. (Cornell)

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

2 Comments

Tom15
Tom15 6 years ago

Thank you Ava.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 6 years ago

This is gorgeous!

Tom15
Spotted by
Tom15

Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA

Spotted on Feb 2, 2014
Submitted on Feb 2, 2014

Related Spottings

Sturnus nigricollis Sturnus vulgaris Common Sterling European Starling

Nearby Spottings

Mute Swan (family) Barn Swallow Iceland Gull Glaucus Gull
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors