John - A few that come to mind: Carolina Wren eats spiders and insects on and near the ground. My personal favorite because it daily cleans my porch of spiders! Yellow-Billed Cuckoo eats the green tent worm Brown Thrasher forages on the ground for insects Brown Creeper investigates tree bark looking for insects Eastern (formerly Rufous) Towhee scratches in leaf litter like a chicken looking for insects,nuts and seeds Owls and Hawks of course eat rodents. Linda Wallpe Cincinnati, Ohio 6A <<Have any members noticed any birds eating pests? .... do any North American birds do this?........ but are there other birds that help us? Cheers, John E. Bryan>> ___________________________________________________________________ Try Juno Platinum for Free! Then, only $9.95/month! Unlimited Internet Access with 250MB of Email Storage. Visit http://www.juno.com/value/ to sign up today!