Top 25 birds of the week: Seabirds!

Thank you to all the photographers that submitted photos of birds with the theme #seabirds. Birds are admired for their beauty and their ability to fly and most importantly birds are admired 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.

 

Atlantic Puffins are also known as Common Puffins. This is the only puffin native to the Atlantic Ocean. Photographed at Farne Islands, UK (Elaine Henley)

 

Atlantic Puffin photographed at Inner Farne Island, England, UK (Gargi Biswas)

 

The Brown-headed Gull is a small gull which breeds in high plateaus of central Asia from Tajikistan to Ordos in Inner Mongolia. Photographed in Goa, India (Kalyani Kapdi)

 

The Caspian Tern is the world’s largest tern that breeds in large lakes and ocean coasts in North America, and locally in Europe, Asia, Africa and Australasia (Australia and New Zealand). Photographed in Gujarat, India (Dr. Malay Mandal)

 

Caspian Tern photographed in Chennai, India (Dr Radhakrishnan Sadasivam)

 

Common Tern. Photographed in Fraserganj, West Bengal, India (Alok Das)

 

The Dalmatian Pelican is the largest member of the pelican family. Photographed in Nalsarovar, Gujarat (Vidya Vijay Kulkarni)

 

The Eurasian Curlew breeds in wet fields, forest edges and mashed across Europe and northern Asia. It winters on marine mudflats along all the coasts of Europe, Africa and Asia. This was photographed in Selangor, Malaysia (Richard Chong)

 

The Great Cormorant is also known as the Black Shag in New Zealand and was formerly known as the Great Black Cormorant across the Northern Hemisphere, the Black cormorant in Australia and the Large Cormorant in India. Photographed in Bangalore, Karnataka, India (Dr Anand Kumar)

 

Great Cormorant photographed in London, England, UK (Gargi Biswas)

 

Great Cormorant photographed in Paratwada, Maharashtra, India (Ranjeet Chitrakar)

 

The Greater Crested Tern is also known as the Crested Tern or Swift Tern. Photographed in Gujarat, India (Dr. Malay Mandal)

 

The Gull-billed Tern breeds in warmer parts of the world in southern Europe, temperate and eastern Asia, both coasts of North America, and eastern south America. Photographed in Selangor, Malaysia (Saravanan Palanisamy)

 

The Heuglin’s Gull. The other name for this bird is the Siberian Gull. The Heuglin’s Gull breeds in the tundra of northern Russia from the Kola Peninsula east to the Taymyr Peninsula. Photographed in Point Calimere, Tamilnadu, India (Geetha Mani)

 

Little Tern photographed in Johor, Malaysia (Saravanan Palanisamy)

 

Little Terns photographed in Paratwada, Maharashtra, India (Ranjeet Chitrakar)

 

Eurasian Oystercatcher photographed in Alibaug, India (Kalyani Kapdi)

 

The Pallas’s Gull is also known as the Great Black-headed Gull. Photographed in West Bengal, India (Dr. Malay Mandal)

 

Seagull photographed in Mithapur, Gujarat, India (Chirag Parmar)

 

The Spot-billed Pelican is a member of the pelican family that breeds in southern Asia from southern Iran across India east to Indonesia. It is a bird of large inland and coastal waters. Photographed in Bangalore, Karnataka, India (Dr. Anand Kumar)

 

Spot-billed Pelican photographed in Chennai, India (Dr. Radhakrishnan Sadasivam)

 

Razorbills are distributed across North Atlantic. The life history traits of the Razorbill are similar to that of the Common Murre. However, razorbills are slightly more agile. Photographed at Ile aux Perroquets, in Canada with Michael Parr of the American Bird Conservancy (Owen Deutsch)

 

Whiskered Tern photographed in Selangor, Malaysia (Saravanan Palanisamy)

 

Whiskered Tern photographed at Point Calimere, Tamilnadu, India (Geetha Mani)

 

White-bellied Sea Eagle is a resident bird from India and Sri Lanka through Southeast Asia to Australia on coasts and major waterways. Photographed in Langkawi, Malaysia (Dr. Radhakrishnan Sadasivam)

 

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