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Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #60

Birds-of-paradise, skimmers, sunbirds, bee-eaters and kingfishers… The “Wild Bird Revolution” is a social movement that celebrates the amazing beauty and wonder of birds in the wild. Amazing lenses and high resolution cameras in our phones and tablets. New, cheaper, widely available DSLR cameras and “point-and-shoots” that get stunning results. Just 50 years ago digital photography had…

The Little Dodo of Samoa

The Mauritian dodo is the iconic emblem for both island conservation and extinction, sadly one of the birds lost from the Mascarene archipelago. One might often wonder how this strange bird could have originally been descended from a pigeon, but in Samoa we find the tooth-billed pigeon (Didunculus strigirostris), otherwise known as the little dodo,…

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #52

Streamertails, kingfishers, lovebirds, boobies, todies, peacocks and pigeons! Please visit the new Wild Bird Trust website (www.wildbirdtrust.com) and become part of a journey that will change your life! You do not need to donate. You do not need to sign up for the newsletter. All you need to do is take a few minutes to…

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #51

Just look at the prehistoric-looking shoebill of Africa… This unique bird settled in the swamps of central and East Africa where they patented the technique of smashing their bizarre bill and head through papyrus to catch small catfish. Another example of the amazing diversity of birdlife. The birds of the world, all 10,000 different species,…

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #49

Eleven out of 25 of this week’s amazing wild bird photographs came from India. There are almost 7,500 Wild Bird Enthusiasts following the Wild Bird Trust Facebook page in India and our five most popular cities in the world are in India. The Indian SubContinent is a birding paradise with a patchwork mosaic of habitat…

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #45

The photographers responsible for this stunning collection of wild bird photographs from around the world should be proud! You have managed to capture the essence of the wonder and ultimate freedom of birds in the wild! These amazing images shows us that each bird is an individual. An individual living wild in a wild environment…

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #37

Contingas, pardalotes, whydahs, eremomelas, camaroptera and cutias… Taxonomists are not good at coming up with easy-to-remember bird names. This is especially true for the rarest, remotest and often most beautiful birds whose ancestors were not named by local English-speaking peoples. As a result most of the over 10,000 bird species on earth have difficult unpronounceable names.…

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #31

All birds great and small are a wonder of nature and an example to us all. They are the global ambassadors that ignore borders and tell us that we are one global community without borders. Go beyond borders. We need to care more about our neighbors in the hope that they will care more about…

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #29

Birds really do show us that we are ONE PLANET and share everything from ancestry, to space, food, water, weather, oceans and landscapes. We need to stop turning a blind eye to the ongoing wild-caught bird trade around the world and recognize the amazing lives of these masters of the sky and ancestors of the…

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #27

Join the Wild Bird Revolution today!! Be the first to introduce your friends, family and colleagues to the freedom and splendor of birds in the wild! REGISTER NOW for FREE to WIN a pair of Swarovski binoculars worth over $2,000 every 6 months! Stay registered for the “Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week” and always have a chance! The vibrant…

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #23

Join the Wild Bird Revolution! Be the first to introduce your friends, family and colleagues to the freedom and splendor of birds in the wild! The vibrant colors, fine feathers, and sparkling eyes are all crystal clear. Advances in digital photography have given us the opportunity to capture the beauty and freedom of birds in the wild…

Special Edition: Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs by Art Wolfe ©

Art Wolfe is an accomplished American photographer, television host, conservationist, photography teacher and artist. He is most notably known for his color photographs of wildlife, nature and cultures. He has travelled the world in search of the beauty within, above, below, around, between and anywhere he could point a camera lens. Although not his focus…

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #12

Advances in digital photography have given us the opportunity to capture the beauty and freedom of birds in the wild like never before. In January 2011, the Wild Bird Trust set up a Facebook page with the intention of celebrating free flight and birds in the wild from around the world. Here are the “Top 25 Wild…