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best of birds


**updated Jan. 2024**

My favorite images of birds, organized into the following groups:

fowl, waterbirds, shorebirds, gulls, tubenoses, boobies & darters, waders, raptors, small birds, and songbirds.

Click links above to skip to a specific gallery, or scroll down to enjoy them all.

Click any image to enlarge.


fowl (orders Anseriformes & Galliformes)


awkward waterbirds (orders Podicipediformes, Gaviiformes, & Gruiformes)


shorebirds (order Charadriiformes pt. 1)


gulls (order Charadriiformes pt. 2)