Top 25 birds of the week: Birding!

Thank you to all the photographers that submitted photos of birds with the theme #birding. We admire birds for their beauty and their ability to fly and most importantly for the role they play in the ecosystem. These pictures create awareness about the variety and beauty of birds in our environment. Here we present the Top 25 photographs of birds of the week.

 

White-collared Kingfisher. Photographed at the Zuari River Bank, Goa (Vidya Vijay Kulkarni)

 

Vernal Hanging Parrot. Photographed in Vittal, Karnataka, India (Zameerpasha Junaidi)

 

The Golden-crowned Sparrow Photographed in Nome, Alaska, with the guide Sulli Gibson (Owen Deutsch)

 

Snow Partridge. Photographed in Tungnath, Chopta, Uttarakhand, India (Santanu Dey)

 

Small Pratincole. Photographed in Gadhinglaj, Maharashtra, India (Maya Patil)

 

Siberian Rubythroat. Photographed in Bortibill, Kolkata, West Bengal, India (Pradyut Choudhury)

 

Rose-ringed Parakeet. Photographed at the Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, Karnataka, India (Sivaraman K)

 

Red-breasted Flycatcher. Photographed at the Keoladeo Ghana National Park, Bharatpur Rajasthan, India (Prasenjit Sinha)

 

Pied Kingfisher. Photographed in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India (Reitesh Khabia)

 

Paddyfield Pipit. Photographed in Hubballi, Karnataka, India (Dr Basawant G Annigeri)

 

Montague’s Harrier. Photographed in Maharashtra, India (Pradnya Paralkar)

 

Mallard. Photographed at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, New Jersey, USA (Kelly Hunt)

 

Lesser Whistling Duck. Photographed in Kharagpur, West Bengal, India (Gargi Biswas)

 

Grey Babbler. Photographed in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India (Reitesh Khabia)

 

Indian Robin. Photographed in Theh Kanjala, Kapurthala, Punjab, India (Rajesh Mahajan)

 

Grey-headed Swamphen. Photographed in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India (Reitesh Khabia)

 

Golden-spectacled Warbler. Photographed in Chopta, Uttarakhand, India (Arindam Saha)

 

Eurasian Roller. Photographed in Coracias garrulous, Maharashtra, India (Pradnya Paralkar)

 

Common Egret. Photographed in Mithapur, Gujarat, India (Chirag Parmar)

 

Dusky Eagle-owl photographed in Ranthambore, Rajasthan, India (Vidya Vijay Kulkarni)

 

Crested Hawk Eagle photographed at the Tadoba Tiger Reserve, India (Kumar Ghatak)

 

Clapper Rail. Photographed in Galveston, Texas, USA (Ellie Kidd)

 

Blue-throated Barbet. Photographed in Rajri, Himachal Pradesh, India (Abhinav Poonia)

 

Barn Swallow. Photographed at Srinagar J & K (Akhter Ali)

 

Barn Owl Place photographed in Vittal, Karnataka, India (Zameer Pasha Junaidi)

 

Our mission is to build a global community around the freedom and beauty of birds in the wild as ambassadors for the natural ecosystems that they depend upon. They are the music, decoration, and character of every terrestrial habitat on the planet and have been around since the dinosaurs. They are the witnesses and ambassadors of the awesome power of nature. The wide availability of good, cheap optics has opened their world to us for the last few decades. Amazing, affordable DSLR cameras with long lenses are delivering brilliant digital bird imagery to online communities. We are in a day-and-age during which more bird species are threatened with extinction than ever before. The Wild Birds! Revolution aims to publish the “Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week” to 1 million people every week by the end of the year. That is a revolution that will change the world! Join thousands of other weekend naturalists, photographers, birders, experts, hikers, nature-lovers, guides, scientists, conservationists and artists that share the thousands of wild bird photographs submitted to the Wild Bird Trust website and Facebook page. Thousands of wild bird enthusiasts are going out every day to photograph our planet’s beautiful birdlife. Pick up your camera, fill your bird feeder, open your heart, and join the Wild Birds! Revolution!!

Edited by Abigail Ramudzuli, Campaign Manager