Top 25 birds of the week: Waterbirds and Seabirds!

Thank you to all the photographers that submitted photos of birds with the theme #seabirds or #waterbirds. 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.

River Tern. Photographed in Purbasthali, Badwan district, West Bengal, India (Pompi Bera)

 

Grey-headed Swamphen. Photographed in Maharashtra, India (Pradnya Paralkar)

 

Little Ringed Plover. Photographed in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India (Renu Kohli)

 

Silver Gull. Photographed in Australia (Rhonda Lane)

 

Brown-headed Gulls. Photographed in Purbasthali, Badwan district, West Bengal, India (Pompi Bera)

 

Ruddy Turnstone. Photographed in Longport, New Jersey, USA (Kelly Hunt)

 

Little Grebe. Photographed in Apra, Punjab, India (Aziz Khan)

 

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

 

Indian Pond Heron. Photographed in Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India (Aziz Khan)

 

Spotted Redshank. Photographed in Mangalajodi, Odisha, India (Gargi Biswas)

 

White-tailed Lapwing or White-tailed Plover. Photographed at the Sultanpur bird sanctuary, India (Prasanna Bhat)

 

Whiskered Tern. Photographed in Mangalajodi, Odisha, India (Gargi Biswas)

 

Pelagic Cormorant. Photographed in California, USA (Dr SS Suresh)

 

Surf Scoter in California, USA (Dr SS Suresh)

 

Forster’s Tern. Photographed in California, USA (Dr SS Suresh)

 

Caspian Gull. Photographed in Nal Sarovar, Gujarat, India (Reitesh Khabia)

 

Eurasian Spoon Bill. Photographed in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India (Reitesh Khabia)

 

Arctic Terns. Photographed in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada (Owen Deutsch)

 

Western Gull. Photographed in Boiler Bay, Oregon, USA (Ellie Kidd)

 

Laughing Gull. Photographed in Galveston, Texas, USA (Ellie Kidd)

 

Ring-billed Gull. Photographed at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, New Jersey, USA (Kelly Hunt)

 

Royal Tern. Photographed in Sand Key, Florida, USA (Kelly Hunt)

 

Pied Kingfisher. Photographed in Kotdwar, Uttarakhand, India (Arindam Saha)

 

Western Sandpiper. Photographed at Juniper Beach, Florida, USA (Kubilay Bekirogullari)

 

Brown-headed Gull. Photographed in Nal Sarovar, Gujarat, India (Vidya Vijay Kulkarni)

 

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