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Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: Waterbirds

The term waterbird is used to refer to birds that live on or around water. Waterbirds are well adapted to their aquatic lives. They have feet functioning as paddles, and their feathers are made to be waterproof and air tight. ...

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: Colourful Birds

Colors play an important role in our lives and different reactions are shown to different bird colors. All over the world, we see birds with most colourful and incredible plumage. Thank you to all the photographers that submitted photos of ...

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: April

Bird watching has become an  exciting hobby that anyone can take part in. Some people doing it casually, while others are confirmed birders who plan expeditions to far off places on the chance of seeing a particular type of bird. ...

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: March

Many bird species worldwide have been able to adapt to changing environments and habitats, thriving close to human settlements, many other species however have not been able to adapt. Those unable to adapt are negatively affected by habitat loss and ...

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: Migration

In the Northern Hemisphere spring is underway and migratory species will be returning to warmer climates to begin breeding in areas where there is more food available. Thank you to all the photographers that submitted photos of migratory birds, your ...

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: Interactions

In nature there are many types of interactions; mutualism where both organisms benefit, competition where both organisms may be negatively affected, commensalism where one benefits and the other is not affected, competition where each organism is affected negatively, and predation/...

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: February

Birds as a group have great variety which makes for wonderful photographs. They are characterised by feathers, lightweight bones, and laying hard-shelled eggs. As a group they are very diverse appearing in varying shapes, sizes, and colours, and are distributed ...

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: January

A big thank you to everyone that participated in our photographic themes in 2018, we hope to see more of your photos, and new photographers throughout the coming year. All the best for birding in 2019. Thank you to all the photographers ...

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: Favourite species

This year’s focus has been the Year of the Bird which marks 100 years since the passing of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, as part of this campaign we have had bird photo submissions from all over the world throughout ...

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: Raptors 2

Raptors are carnivorous birds that are physically and behaviourally adapted to hunt their particular prey which ranges from fish, to lizards and snakes, to small mammals and birds. The adaptations this group of birds use include hooked bills, excellent binocular ...

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: Feathers

Feathers vary widely in their shape and size and are one of the defining characteristics of birds. Feathers perform many functions for birds which include flight in most species, thermoregulation, waterproofing in marine species, and communication and camouflage via their ...

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: Forest Birds

Forests are very productive ecosystems accounting for a third of the Earth’s primary productivity. This productivity, and their many layers from forest floor to canopy, make them a great habitat for many bird species across the globe. Worldwide however ...

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: Mountain Birds

Mountains provide habitats for many birds. Mountain ecosystems have adapted to their specific environmental conditions which makes them sensitive to environmental change. Birds that use mountain habitats have adapted to these conditions and are thus also sensitive to environmental change; ...

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: December

Birds have been around since the time of the dinosaurs, they are found on all continents and use many types of habitats, however as humans change many of these habitats birds have had to either adapt, or suffer. Many species ...