A crow at Seattle’s Magnuson Park. Steve Ringman/The Seattle Times

The birds are back!

UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences Professor John Marzluff talked to The Seattle Times about the migratory birds we can expect to hear in our backyards over the next month.

“Next month, we’ll get some migrants with beautiful songs, said John Marzluff, a professor of wildlife science at the University of Washington’s School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, who has written books about crows, ravens and birds in suburbia. “But the ones that are singing now are the ones who are here year-round,” he said,” the story reads.

Marzluff goes on to describe nine of the birds you’ll likely hear in your backyard – whether they’re migratory or perennial visitors. See the list here.