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Best of Birdshare: Gulf Coast Birds

  • Least Terns
  • Brown Pelicans
  • Yellow-throated Warbler
  • Sandwich Tern
  • White-faced Ibis
  • Snowy Egret
  • Purple Gallinule
  • Hooded Mergansers
  • Great Egret
  • Black Skimmers
  • Sedge Wren
  • American Bittern
  • Little Blue Heron
  • Green Heron chick
  • Northern Gannet
  • Red-shouldered Hawk
  • Male Painted Bunting
  • Female Painted Bunting

About the Photographs

This month, as an oil spill looms in the Gulf of Mexico, we present a tribute to the vistas of saltmarsh, bayou, estuary, and barrier island. We've selected 17 species, photographed by members of our Flickr group, Birdshare, as reminders of the magic of the Gulf Coast.

More than 1,200 photographers have contributed nearly 40,000 photos to Birdshare over the last two years. Their photos cover the breadth of the continent and capture intimate images of birds both common and rare.


Follow news about the oil spill and its effects on wildlife at our blog.

Get a widget for your webpage or blog that displays a map of eBird sightings for 10 sensitive Gulf Coast species.

Although all the species shown here are characteristic of the uppper Gulf Coast, not all were taken from that region (some come from inland or southern Florida).


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