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Brown Creeper was our 115th species of the fall season. These tiny birds "creep" along tree trunks looking for small invertebrates in the nooks and crannies of bark. On Maryland's Eastern Shore, creepers are winter visitors (they do not breed here) so their arrival is another sign of the changing seasons. #fbbo #crfrs #rafc #riverandfieldcampus #washingtoncollege #wacluv #brcr #october2018 #fallmigration2018 #mistnetting #birdbanding #yearofthebird #birdyourworld #creeper
Ruff (Philomachus pugnax) Jamnagar, Gujarat, India Photographed by Vishwas Thakker #wildbird #YearoftheBird #BirdYourWorld
Introducing the first Audubon certified #birdfriendly ranch in Montana - P Bar/Spyder Ranch! Here, montane meadows and aspen forests along the Boulder River provide habitat for a diversity of bird species like Boreal Owls, Red-naped Sapsuckers, Long-billed Curlews, and Dusky Grouse! You can support grassland conservation by purchasing beef raised on Audubon-certified bird friendly land. Click on the link in our bio for a full list of retail locations, or purchase beef raised on P Bar/Spyder Ranch at www.haymama.org Photo: Lucy Love/Audubon Dakota . . . . #conservationranching #conservation #ranch #ranchlife #nature #birdfriendlycommunities #grasslandbirds #grasslandconservation #audubon #audubondakota #audubonrockies #montana #dakotas #mountains #birds #yearofthebird
Great Horned Owlet - A special moment early in my bird photography journey.  I barely knew how to take a picture back then, but this guy didn’t need much to shine. It was one of the most amazing moments I’ve ever had. I got a call, didn’t get the details - it was pretty much a “get-over-here-right-now” kind of call. So I came and this guy was on a fallen tree... curious, bobbing his little head around and constantly looking back up at mom and dad. Great moment shared with my buddies and this owl fledgeling. - 📷: @rinamiele #jjactakeover #yearofthebird #earthcapture #bbcearth #mycanonstory #CanonFavPic #natgeoyourshot #wildplanet #planetbirds #audubonsociety #owl #greathornedowl
🚨GIVEAWAY TIME!🚨 We’ve teamed up with @inkdwell and @chroniclebooks to celebrate the publication of #WallofBirds by Jane Kim and Thayer Walker, on sale tomorrow! Enter for a chance to win a copy of #WallofBirds and #BirdsinColor postcards + notebooks. To enter, head to the link in our bio. Comment with your favorite bird below! 🐧🐦🐤 Sweepstakes ends on 10/29/18 at midnight ET. US entries only. . . #yearofthebird #birdsofinstagram #giveaway #sweepstakes #birdlovers #bookstagram #igbooks #birdwatching @cornellbirds
Blue-winged minlas in Uttarakhand, India, these birds makes use of co-operative nest building where another individual assists a mated pair to build the nest (Sandeep Beas)⠀ ⠀ #wildbird #birding #birdphotography #feather_perfection #birdlife_insta #birdwatching #birdlovers #birdoftheday #wildlife_shots #bird_brilliance #exclusive_wildlife #birdsofinstagram #nature #wildlife #YearoftheBird #BirdYourWorld #nuts_about_birds #nature_lovers #wildlife #birdsplanet #naturephotoportal #India #minla #pair
Female Bufflehead in morning sunlight.
There is really only one turkey here, plus the photographer! #yearofthebird #birdyourworld #birdsofinstagram #birdsofcolorado #ontheroadtopiney #vail #vaillive
Topetinho-verde (Lophornis chalybeus)
Birds 2018 Week 41... Least Bittern. Lives and nests in swampland and is amazingly adept at hanging from reeds with its gangly legs to spot food 😂
Our waterfowl migration-themed posts continue! Gadwall female (left) and male (right). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ American Wigeons have rounder heads than Gadwalls. Both male and female Gadwalls have a small white patch in the lower wing, but lack the large white patch in the upper wing and green secondaries of a Wigeon.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Gadwall. Photo: Mick Thompson/flickr Creative Commons⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sent via @planoly #planoly #michigan #waterfowl #yearofthebird
Este hallazgo fue descubierto por el grupo de Ecología y Evolución de Vertebrados del Instituto de Biología de la Universidad de Antioquia, el cual fue contratado por EPM en el marco de la protección de más 25.000 hectáreas del territorio que la entidad hará como compensación por la obra.
Well, I made the heron green because I’d never seen a green heron before, and to be honest with you, I wanted to see a green heron. 💚 I waited a long time to capture this bird in my lens, and it was well worth the wait. What a fascinating energetic bird! They drop insects, twigs, feathers, and other objects as lures on the water to entice small fish. Dinner is served. • • • #greenheron #birdsofecp #eaglecreekpark #birding #birdwatchers #yearofthebird #nature #neature #naturephotography #naturelovers #nature_wizards #wildlifephotography #wildlifeonearth #landscapephotography #travelgram #wanderlust #instagood #bestbirdshots #birdsofinstagram #optoutside #findyourpark #hikingadventures #rei1440project #neverstopexploring
Hello, Bird Lovers! I am Rina Miele (@rinamiele ), from New York and I am happy to be taking over the Audubon Pennsylvania account this week! - To kick this week off, I’m posting one of my favorite birds - the Peregrine Falcon. This bird really made me interested in pursuing bird photography. It wasn’t the first bird I photographed, but it was the most impactful. After an amazing winter morning watching a pair, I was hooked. #jjactakeover #yearofthebird #earthcapture #bbcearth #mycanonstory #CanonFavPic #natgeoyourshot #wildplanet #planetbirds #audubonsociety #falcon #peregrinefalcon
A Hairy Woodpecker - they are fairly small as woodpeckers go, but they move fast, and are forever on the move.
A little over a week ago I heard that there was a rare bird (2 images) that had been seen here in town at Cherokee Farm and the exact coordinates where it had been seen. I immediately drove there and found two other birders who had seen the bird. We ultimately were able to find it and I was able to get pictures of it. The bird was a Nelson’s Sparrow and one all the field guides show to be a rare bird in TN with only one guide showing the possibility of this migrating bird in the extreme far west of the state. As with many sparrows they are all a brownish and hard to tell apart as they flit around but with distinctive markings that separates them from all the other little brown birds. This one is particularly beautiful I think with an orangish face, gray ear patch, breast warm buff with faint blurry streaks on flanks. Gray central crown and unmarked gray nape and back sharply striped with white. This was a probably a chance of a lifetime so I’m hugely thankful for this awesome birding community that puts out great information. Wishing everyone a great week! 😊 #nelsonssparrow #sparrow #cherokeefarm #birds #birdsofinstagtam #pocket_birds #nuts_about_birds @feather_perfection #feather_perfection #birdextreme #udog_feathers #cornellabofornithology @cornellabofornithology @feather_perfection #your_best_birds #birds_adored #bb_ig_ig #best_birds_of_ig #bird_brilliance #bestbirdshots #allmightybirds #anythingfeathered #audobonsociety #splendid_birds  #yearofthebird #birdofthemonth #birdyourworld
Photos by @TimLaman | We announced this discovery earlier this year, but now it’s published in the Oct. issue of @NatGeo magazine! The newest member of the Bird-of-Paradise family is the Vogelkop Superb Bird-of-Paradise, which turns out to be distinct from its cousin, the more familiar Greater Superb. Swipe the image to see the transformation that happens when this male raises his cape. The blue spots are not his eyes (which are black and barely visible), but are fake eye-spots and part of his dazzling display to females. When he opens his mouth, it’s bright yellow inside – just to add more flash! Watch him dance at the video link in profile @BirdsofParadiseProject , and follow @TimLaman and @BirdsofParadiseProject to see more amazing bird-of-paradise behaviors and discoveries. #newspecies #CornellLabofOrnithology #birdsofparadise #Papua #WestPapua #IndonesiaBiodiversity #Indonesia #superbbirdofparadise #superb #yearofthebird #birdsandblooms #yourbestbirds #birds_private #birds_adored #best_birds_of_ig #warbler #backyardbirds #total_birds #birdsonearth #birdselite #birds_bees_flowers_n_trees #nature_worldwide_birds #ip_birds #birds_perfection #ig_discover_birdslife
Male baya weavers will spend approximately 18 days building a nest, before it is complete he will hang from the nest flapping his wings and calling to passing females (Jasvir Faridkot)⠀ ⠀ #wildbird #birding #birdphotography #feather_perfection #birdlife_insta #birdwatching #birdlovers #birdoftheday #wildlife_shots #bird_brilliance #exclusive_wildlife #birdsofinstagram #nature #wildlife #YearoftheBird #BirdYourWorld #nuts_about_birds #nature_lovers #wildlife #birdsplanet #naturephotoportal #courtship #weaver #India
A first-winter Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) gazes into the Gulf of Finland . I like the perfectly round circle of water around its feet, as though the bird just dropped from the sky . . . . . . . . . . #blackheadedgull #Озёрнаячайка #gull #чайка #laridae #bird #birdsofinstagram #birds #birdphotography #audubon #yearofthebird #birdnerds #wildlife #wildlifephotography #wildlifeofinstagram #animal #animalsofinstagram
The #blueheron might be my fave bird. This one is at a bit of a distance; still lovely to watch their awkward yet strong #wings control their flight. #pnw #bc #bird #birds #fly #birdsofinstagram #birdsofig #birder #birding #birdsofig #bestbirdshots #instabird #yearofthebird #feather #nuts_about_birds #birdbrilliance #naturelovers #naturephotography #nature
This past March I was lucky enough to catch hundreds of #snowgeese coming in for a landing! I was driving and had to hit the ditch to capture a few photos and video. #MountBaker is standing tall in the background. 🏔#pnw #bc #bird #birds #birdsofinstagram #nesting #birdsofig #birder #birding #bestbirdshots #instabird #yearofthebird #nuts_about_birds #birdbrilliance #naturephotography #nature #naturelovers #landscape #delta #migration #lessersnowgeese #birdsofafeather
Gray Catbird (Dumetella Carolinensis) this Catbird flew down and landed right in front of me on the table I was sitting at in the back yard. She just sat there and looked me. A couple minutes later it came back and perched on a branch next to me. She then opened her mouth and showed me her find. A red seed from a Southern Magnolia tree in the backyard. I wonder if this is the baby that loved coming up to me this past summer whenever I was out in the backyard ❤️ #birdsmatter #catbird #beborahroyphotography
Adult bald eagles🦅 have large yellow eyes. Because they can see in the UV range of light it allows them to see the urine trail of their prey🐇🐀. Their vision is so sharp they can see something the size of a rabbit🐇 over 3 miles away. #eagleeye #baldeagle #beak #canoncapturedmoments #ouray #cheyennemountainzoo #coloradosprings #coloradospringsattractions #tamron #tamronlens #godiswindbeneathourwings #preserveconserveprotect #pesticidefreegardening #indicatorspecies #aves #yearofthebird #yearofthebird2018 #raptor #canonanimal #canonshots #birdphotography #zoophotographsofinstagram #birds #🦅
Ah... Esse bicho... 😍😍😍 Seu nome científico significa "pássaro preto gritador com chifre". A anhuma é, de fato, um unicórnio vivo! Possui na cabeça um espículo córneo com 12 centímetros de comprimento. Também apresenta dois enormes esporões nos ombros como defesa. E, apesar do seu tamanho, voa com desenvoltura. Foi uma oportunidade única ver essa ave espetacular tão perto de São Paulo e na maravilhosa companhia das amigas @bruna_gagetti e @chris_ahlgrimm. . . 🔬Anhima cornuta 🇧🇷 Anhuma 🇬🇧 Horned Screamer 🌎 Campinas (SP), Brasil . . . #allmightybirds #best_birds_of_ig #bestbirdshots #your_best_birds #birds_adored #birds_illife #bird_brilliance #bns_birds #feather_perfection #savebrasil #avesbrazil #kings_birds #pocket_birds #ig_birdwatchers #nuts_about_birds #igs_birds #ip_birds #ig_brazil_birds #ebird #birds_captures #bestbirdshots #yearofthebird
I want to thank @audubonpa for giving me the opportunity to share some of my images from the state. For my final post I wanted to share a bit about myself and how my love for birds began. Have you ever heard of a 'spark bird?' A spark bird is the bird that sparks your passion for birding and can start a lifetime of birdwatching. For me that bird was a Chickadee. (Feel free to comment with your spark bird!) I always have feeders up and years before I ever thought of picking up a camera to photograph a bird, I would enjoy spending my mornings on the front porch with a cup of coffee watching the birds come and go. My favorite visitors were the chickadees because I loved their scratchy voices and how spunky these little birds were. If my feeders went empty, they let me know by chattering at me from my dogwood tree as I walked across the porch before or after work. I live in an area in Southcentral PA that is an overlap for the Black-capped and Carolina Chickadee and they are difficult (for me) to differentiate. My guess is that this one is a Carolina but if that is incorrect, please feel free to correct me and provide some good field marks for future use. I hope you enjoyed this week as much as I have. Happy birding! Image by: @tlsepkovic #chickadee #songbird #jjactakeover #yearofthebird #audubonpa
We’ve been seeing some impressive waves of migrating Turkey Vultures passing through in large flocks (or kettles). They typically migrate in small, loose kettles in the area, but ahead of storms and cold fronts, like what we’ve recently experienced, dense kettles can form. Next time they fly over take the time to enjoy these misunderstood birds! Photo credit: @nick_kanakis
🇧🇷A Jaçanã, possui dedos muito longos, especialmente adaptador para caminhar sobre a vegetação flutuante em busca dos invertebrados de que se alimenta. Mas as vezes uma carona com a Capivara pode proporcionar uma posição ainda melhor! . 🇬🇧The Wattled Jacana has very long fingers, adapted for walking in the floating vegetation to look for invertebrates he eats. But sometimes, a ride in a Capybara can give him an even better position for that! . . . . #anythingfeathered #birdextreme #birdsofbrazil #splendid_nature #udog_feathers #allmightybirds #birdstagram #ig_discover_birdslife #pocket_birds #your_best_birds #nuts_about_birds #bestbirdshots #best_birds_of_ig #kings_birds #bird_brilliance #eye_spy_birds #bns_birds #feather_perfection #birds_adored #thebirdingsquad #ig_brazil_birds #yearofthebird #avesbrazil #pantanal #pantanalmatogrossense #birdwatching #birdingphotography
A young male Common Eider trying to look his best for the camera, while I try my best to do it justice. A lot of times you will see the phrase "capture an image" while I feel it is more like an animal has given you it's permission to make the image. I have found that is the space from which the best images come. But one has to be comfortable in that space, at one with the world around them, not an invader. If we rush through nature, trying to capture everything that comes before us, we are merely reacting. And it seems sometimes we are just hardwired that way. I know I am. I need to constantly remind myself to breathe, to see to experience... To be, as they say... Mindful. That is what I see in this image, both the subject and its observer sharing a moment of mindfulness together. I wish you all a mindful week. =================== Common Eider Somateria mollissima . Westport, Massachusetts USA September 2018 =================== . . . . . . . . #commoneider #somateriamollissima #your_best_birds  #nuts_about_birds  #bestbirdshots #bb_of_ig  #kings_birds  #ptk_birds_animals #bird_brilliance #eye_spy_birds  #bns_birds  #feather_perfection #birds_adored  #thebirdingsquad #birdsandblooms  #birds_illife  #sassy_birds  #birds_captures  #ip_birds #total_birds #birdyourworld  #naturyst  #eyes_up #rebels_nature #efe_nature_or_nothing #pocket_birds #planetbirds #nature_worldwide_birds #yearofthebird #nanpapix
We saw at least a hundred yellow-rumped warblers today. The berry bushes were loaded.......with yellow-rumped warblers. And then we see it, one lonely little tennessee warbler. NIKON D500 with 200.0-500.0 mm f/5.6 ISO 4500 ¹⁄₁₆₀₀ sec ƒ / 7.1 ...................... #birdsofinstagram #migration #audubonsociety #ebird #stl #missouri #mdcdiscovernature #nuts_about_birds #planetbirds #birdfreaks #stlphotographer #birdphotography #midwestbirding #missourinature #yearofthebird #bird_brilliance #bns_birds #nikonphotography #bestnatureshots #warblersofinstagram #tennesseewarbler
These little Ruby-crowned Kinglets are so cute and feisty. And a challenge to photograph! NIKON D500 with 200.0-500.0 mm f/5.6 ISO 1100 ¹⁄₁₂₅₀ sec ƒ / 5.6 ...................... #birdsofinstagram #migration #audubonsociety #ebird #stl #missouri #mdcdiscovernature #nuts_about_birds #planetbirds #birdfreaks #stlphotographer #birdphotography #midwestbirding #missourinature #yearofthebird #bird_brilliance #bns_birds #nikonphotography #bestnatureshots #rubycrownedkinglet
The forces that kill the #Everglades , biodiversity, mess up global bird #migrations & pollute our water are the very same that cause massive human displacement and migration, sweatshops & private prisons. We need a new society - one where our reproduction isn’t linked to the destruction of humans, non-humans, and the planet. Capitalism/imperialism is the glue that binds… until we break free. Art by @emma_roulette . . . . . #OneStruggle #Organize #SoU #SeedsofUnity #Everglades #foreverglades #fracking #yearofthebird #birdmigration #ghostorchid #floridapanther #bigcypresspreserve #humanmigration #immigration #anticapitalism #antiimperialism #sweatshops #prisons #floriduh #northerntriangle #allianceforprosperity #centralamerica #indianriverlagoon #lakeokeechobee #bigsugar
This phenomenal fish hunter hovered over the breaking waves for just a few seconds before continuing on its hunt for a meal. I have always thought of the Osprey as a symbol of strength, a bird with a tenacious talon grip, and the greatest aerial artist with an acrobatic #dive unmatched by any other. I am in awe of these birds every single time I observe them in the #wild . Photographed on Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, Gulf Shores, Alabama. * * * #birdsmatter #yearofthebird #birdyourworld #audubon #audubontakeover #natgeo #natgeowild #natgeowildlife #bbcearth #outdoorphotomag #nature #keepitwild #staywild #1frame4nature #your_best_birds #bestbirdshots #best_birds_of_ig #birds_adored #kings_birds_ #birdbrilliance #nakedplanet #featherperfection
A lovely male Spanish Sparrow. 😍
I 💛 Chiffchaffs.
The Pied-billed Grebe is a shy little diver that I've never been able to get a close look at until recently. Unlike other grebes, these littles ones are not sociable and are almost never in flocks. Instead they prefer to stay hidden in small marshy areas. I managed to find a spot where I was hidden and had the pleasure of observing this little guy whinnying, braying, cooing and chasing a cute little female across a small cove. I think he made a good impression on her. Image by: @tlsepkovic #biedbilledgrebe #grebe #waterfowl #jjactakeover #yearofthebird #audubonpa
Wow, check this out! A hybrid raptor found in the wild!!!! Nature is Amazing!!!#Repost @raptorview @get_reposter Raptor migration is a wild season! This week our banding crew on the Rocky Mountain Front had an interesting visitor to the station. Check out this raptor, who looks exactly half Red-Tailed Hawk and half Rough-legged Hawk! It had feathered tarsi just like a Rough-legged, and barred primaries with a hint of a patagium like a Red-tailed hawk. Perhaps it’s a hybrid of the two? Only time and DNA will tell. Nature is incredible! #raptorviewresearchinstitute #raptor #buteo #redtailedhawk #roughleggedhawk #hybrid #wildlife #wildlifebiology #wildliferesearch #raptormigration #raptorbanding #fallmigration #rockymountainfront #montana #bird #yearofthebird #natureisincredible #nature #naturalbeauty #bird #stunning
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