Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Bobolinks


Have you ever heard of a bobolink? They are amazing animals that Earth Rangers like YOU are helping to protect! Check out these ten fast facts to learn more these little songbirds.

1. Bobolink is pronounced baa-baa-link, like baa baa black sheep!



2. They have a beautiful song.

song - musical notes


3. No other bird looks like a male bobolink…

Photo Credit: Larry Kirtley
Photo Credit: Larry Kirtley

4. not even the female!

Photo Credit: Flickr User HarmonyonPlanetEarth
Photo Credit: Flickr User HarmonyonPlanetEarth

5. Bobolinks measure 15-21 cm in length…

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6. and weigh about the same as 8 quarters.

0F bobolink weight


7. Its scientific name is oryzivorus, meaning “rice eating”.



8. Unlike many other birds, bobolinks build their nest on the ground.

0F bobolink nest


9. They fly about 20,000 km to get to their wintering grounds and back.

Bow Lake in Banff National Park, Canada.


10. That’s like flying half way around the world!


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  1. Wow that was cool who knew birds make there nest on the ground or fly half way around the world