Featured Photographers and Artists
A new gallery of photos from our Birdshare group celebrates the season
The Gulls of Appledore: Dodging dive-bombers on an island in Maine
A Pair of Peregrines: Two falcons and their cliff nest at the beach
See 30 of the 630 photos submitted by Facebook fans in our holiday eCard campaign!
Florida Foray: Exploring the color, light, and water of the Sunshine State
The woods are full of fledglings! Here's a gallery of youngsters selected from our Birdshare photo group
Spring finery, new nestlings, old fields, and first snowflakes: a year through a camera lens
Still images packed with motion
Gerry Dewaghe is one of the many contributors to our free species guide. You can be too.
A celebration of Sandhill Cranes
As Spring greens the world, take a last look at winter with this gallery from our Flickr group
A bevy of bills: capturing the long and the short of it
Finches of North America: A survey in red, yellow, brown, black, and pink.
Flight at its most fascinating
Scenes of southern California
A sneak peek at some stars of November's Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival
Going birding one brushtroke at a time
Rare looks at some usual suspects in a California wetland
One girl's personal quest to heal the Gulf with art
Celebrating the colors of dry West Texas
A tribute to the birds and places of the Gulf Coast
The outlandish sights of Australia
Paper and ink take wing
Exploring the possibilities of photography by cell phone
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How can I share my bird photos with the Lab?
We're constantly thankful that people share so many wonderful images with us. If you've taken some photos and want other bird enthusiasts to see them, there are several ways to share them with us:
- Birdshare: This is the Cornell Lab’s primary photo-sharing group—as of June 2015, there are over 6,000 members and over 300,000 photos to explore. It's hosted on Flickr—you just need to have a Flickr account, join the Birdshare group and start adding your photos. In joining, Birdshare users agree to let us use their photos on the Cornell Lab’s website. This photo group is a major source of photos for our free online species guide, and that guide couldn't exist without the generosity of Birdshare members.
- The Cornell Lab Facebook page: Join us on Facebook and upload your photos to our wall. Your photo will appear in the "posts by others" section where people comment and help with ID questions. Each week we draw photos from this pool to highlight in Community Photos collections.
- Project-related contests and challenges: Project FeederWatch often runs their BirdSpotter photo contest during the winter, with the help of sponsor Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods.
- Also check in with Celebrate Urban Birds, which runs a variety of photo challenges through the year. Both often feature prizes!
- If you use eBird, you can add photos to your checklists to verify notable birds or just to show off a picture or bird you're particularly proud of. These photos are then viewable by other eBird users through our rich media search function.
What if you've got a question about a photo but you don't really want to share it? You can always send pictures for ID and other questions to email@example.com. We'll do our best to answer—and we won’t share them without your permission.
Can't get enough of our featured photographers? Browse through our archived galleries for features from March 2009 and earlier.