All photographs were taken by Nathan Collie on location at Old Town.

Audio Recording

Northern Mockingbirds often mimic the sounds of other birds, including blue jays, blackbirds, killdeer, hawks, and many other species.

Conservation Status

Mockingbird populations have decreased in recent years. Despite this, Northern Mockingbirds are common and widespread and their numbers have even rebounded from the nineteenth century, when many were trapped or taken from nests to be sold as singing cage birds.


Year-round the Northern Mockingbird is found in areas with open ground and with shrubby vegetation like hedges, fruiting bushes, thickets, parks, suburban areas and second growth habitat.