Describing this category as ‘small land birds’ is some what vague, as they range in size from the tiny Hummingbird to the large Pileated Woodpecker. But they are smallish, abundant, and generally live and nest on the land. Plus, they are all a treat to photograph and observe. The number of species and sub-species make the smaller birds particularly interesting to birders and photographers. The brilliantly colored Bluejay is probably an easy ID for even non-birders, but differentiating the various types of small birds (sparrows, finches, fly catchers, etc) is a whole other story. Many can identify something as a sparrow, but it takes time and practice to say whether it is a Savannah, Lincoln, Song, etc.