DCNature
Log In
About Us
Contact Us
Essays
Photo Tips
Maps Resources Submit

Birds

Click on any image to view a larger version of the image. You can download a high resolution version as well which will open in a new window for saving. All photos subject to Creative Commons.

    National Geographic Ducks
by Brian Gratwicke
Anas platyrhynchos
Taken April 24, 2011
National Geographic - Show On Map
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
Easter duckies
 
    House Sparrows (Exotic)
by Chadwick Cipiti
Passer domesticus
Taken 7/4/2009
Meridian Hill Park - Show On Map
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
Sparrows bathing
 
    Male Northern Cardinal
by Chadwick Cipiti
Cardinalis cardinalis
Taken 5/21/2009
16th and Belmont - Show On Map
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
On my back fence...I can't catch the male and female together, or rather don't have the camera when I do see them together...hopefully soon.
 
    Canada Geese
by Joe Milmoe
Branta canadensis
Taken 01/20/2009
Huntley Meadows Park - Show On Map
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
Camera info: Canon 50D, 600mm f/4L IS, 1.4x teleconverter, Gitzo 3530LS, Wimberley wh-200.
 
    Blackpoll Warbler, Female
by Joe Milmoe
Dendroica striata
Taken 05/16/2009
Alexandria, VA - Show On Map
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
Camera info: taken with the Canon 1d Mark III, 800mm f/5.6L IS, 25mm extension tube, Gitzo 3530LS, Wimberley Wh-200. ISO 2500, 1/50th sec, f/5.6.
 
    Robin
by Joe Milmoe
Turdus migratorius
Taken 04/06/2009
Arlington Cemetery - Show On Map
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
 
    American robin
by Brian Gratwicke
Turdus migratorius
Taken 04/04/2009
Arlington Cemetary - Show On Map
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
 
    Red winged blackbird calling
by Joe Milmoe
Agelaius phoeniceus
Taken 04/12/09
DC area - Show On Map
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
 
    Sparrow
by Joe Milmoe
Passer domesticus
Taken 04-06-2009
Arlington Cemetery - Show On Map
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
 
    Mourning Doves
by Joe Milmoe
Zenaida macroura
Taken 04-06-2009
Arlington Cemetery - Show On Map
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
 
    Blue Jay
by Joe Milmoe
Cyanocitta cristata
Taken 04-06-2009
Arlington Cemetery - Show On Map
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
 
    Pied Billed Grebe
by Joe Milmoe
Podilymbus podiceps
Taken 04-06-2009
Roosevelt Island - Show On Map
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
 
    Northern Cardinal
by Joe Milmoe
Cardinalis cardinalis
Taken 04-16-09
DC area - Show On Map
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
 
    Osprey in flight
by Joe Milmoe
Pandion haliaetus
Taken 04-06-2009
Roosevelt Island - Show On Map
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
 
    Double-crested Cormorant
by Joe Milmoe
Phalacrocorax auritus
Taken 04/06/2009
Potomac River - Show On Map
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
 
    Bald Eagle
by Joe Milmoe
Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Taken 04/04/2009
Dyke Marsh - Show On Map
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
 
    Blue Jay
by Ryan Valdez
Cyanocitta cristata
Taken 04/04/2009
Arlington Cemetery - Show On Map
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
 
    Blue Jay
by Brian Gratwicke
Cyanocitta cristata
Taken 04/04/2009
Arlington Cemetary - Show On Map
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
 
    Blue Jay on tombstone
by Brian Gratwicke
Cyanocitta cristata
Taken 04/04/2009
Arlington Cemetary - Show On Map
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
 
    Love doves on their nest
by Brian Gratwicke
Zenaida macroura
Taken 04/04/2009
Arlington Cemetary - Show On Map
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
 
    Female Cardinal
by Brian Gratwicke
Cardinalis cardinalis
Taken March 2009
National Zoological Park - Show On Map
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
 
    Male Northern Cardinal
by Chadwick Cipiti
Cardinalis cardinalis
Taken 3/27/2009
National Zoological Park - Show On Map
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
 
    Smithsonian Bird
by Andrea Diuguid
Sturnus vulgaris
Taken 07/23/2006
Snack bar on the Mall, in front of the Smithsonian Castle - Show On Map
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
This sweet bird sat on a construction chain, waiting for tourists to drop their crumbs.
 
    Bald Eagle
by Philip Yabut
Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Taken 09/01/2007
Theodore Roosevelt Island, DC - Show On Map
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
This eagle circled overhead a couple of times, giving me a chance to get off some nice close-ups.
 
    Spring Mallard
by Marina Tyapkina
Anas platyrhynchos
Taken 04/13/2003
Green Springs Gardens, Alexandria, VA - Show On Map
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
 
    Female Sparrow
by Marina Tyapkina
Passer domesticus
Taken 02/25/2005
National Mall, behind Smithsonian Castle - Show On Map
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
 
    House sparrow parental care
by Chadwick Cipiti
Passer domesticus
Taken 5/17/2008
National Zoological Park grounds - Show On Map
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
A mother house sparrow feeding her demanding fledgling.
 
    Eastern screech owl
by Ryan Valdez
Otus asio
Taken 06/08/2007
South of the National Zoo, upland in Rock Creek Park - Show On Map
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
A pair of these comes in every year - this one was very curious when I started to scratch at the base of the tree in hopes it would peek out. It worked!
 
    Great Blue Heron
by Martin Sneary
Ardea herodias
Taken 05/17/2008
Tidal Basin, Washington DC - Show On Map
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
 
    Turdus migratorius
by Martin Sneary
American Robin
Taken 05/17/2008
Constitution and 23rd - Show On Map
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
 
    Downy woodpecker
by Brian Gratwicke
Picoides pubescens
Taken 16 March 2008
Van Doorn Street metro - Show On Map
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
 
    Mocking Bird
by Pacifica Sommers
Mimus polyglottos
Taken 01/24/2008
42nd St and Legation St NW - Show On Map
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
Fat little passerine defending his nest from presumptuous,camera-wielding passersby
 
    Bald Eagle
by Mark Wenzler
Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Taken Fall 2006
Fort McNair - Show On Map
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
 
    Sparrows on a chain
by Brian Gratwicke
Passer domesticus
Taken 8/6/2005
Dupont Circle - Show On Map
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
 
    Cormorants
by Kier Soderberg
Phalacrocorax auritus
Taken Spring 2006
Crescent Trail - Potomac River - Show On Map
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
 
    Crow eating berries
by Brian Gratwicke
Corvus brachyrhynchos
Taken Spring 2006
National Zoological Park (near birdhouse) - Show On Map
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
 
    Cowbird fledgling
by Mario Castellanos
Molothrus ater
Taken Spring 2006
National Zoological Park - Show On Map
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
nest parasite
 
    Sparrow in the marigolds
by Brian Gratwicke
Passer domesticus
Taken 8/6/2005
Dupont Circle - Show On Map
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
 
    Ring-billed Gull
by Brian Gratwicke
Larus delawarensis
Taken 3/5/2006
Pond in front of the Capitol Building - Show On Map
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
 
    Wood Ducks
by Brian Gratwicke
Aix sponsa
Taken 3/11/2006
National Zoological Park near the Amazonia Exhibit - Show On Map
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
 
    Side-walk nesting mallard
by Brian Gratwicke
Anas platyrhynchos
Taken 4/9/2005
The Whitehouse - Lafayette Park side - Show On Map
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
 
    Starling's morning bath
by Brian Gratwicke
Sturnus vulgaris
Taken 7/24/2005
15th and Pennysylvania - Show On Map
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
 
    Wild Black-crowned night heron
by Stuart Dahne
Nycticorax nycticorax
Taken 2006
National Zoological Park - Show On Map
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
 
    Wild Turkey hen
by Brian Gratwicke
Meleagris gallopavo
Taken June 2006
Roosevelt Island - Show On Map
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
 
    Virginia Gothic Posers
by Brian Gratwicke
Anas platyrhynchos
Taken Spring 2006
Waterfront in front of Roosevelt Island - Show On Map
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
 
    Pigeons sharing some nuts
by Brian Gratwicke
Columbia livia
Taken 8/6/2005
Dupont Circle - Show On Map
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
 
    Capital Seagull
by Brian Gratwicke
Larus delawarensis
Taken 3/5/2006
The Capitol Buildling - The National Mall - Show On Map
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
 
    Baby Blue Jay
by Brian Gratwicke
Cyanocitta cristata
Taken Spring 2006
17th and Q Streets, NW - Show On Map
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
 
    Mourning Dove
by Paul Thomson
Zenaida macroura
Taken Spring 2006
1316 R street NW - Show On Map
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
 
    Sparrow feeding juvenile
by Brian Gratwicke
Passer domesticus
Taken 8/6/2005
Dupont Circle - Show On Map
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
 
    Treeswallow
by Brian Gratwicke
Tachycineta bicolor
Taken Spring 2006
Fletcher's Boathouse, Potomac River
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
 
    Dust-fighting sparrows
by Brian Gratwicke
Taken 8/6/2005
Dupont Circle - Show On Map
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
 
    Romance at CVS
by Brian Gratwicke
Taken Spring 2006
17th and P Streets, NW - Show On Map
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
 
    Red-Shouldered Hawks
by Jon McRay
Buteo lineatus
Taken Winter 2006
National Zoological Park - Show On Map
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
Mating
 
    Wood duckling
by Brian Gratwicke
Taken Spring 2006
National Zoological Park (near birdhouse) - Show On Map
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
 
    Black-crowned night-heron
by Brian Gratwicke
Nycticorax nycticorax
Taken Spring 2006
National Zoological Park (near birdhouse) - Show On Map
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
 
    Red-Tailed Hawk
by Alexander Vasilijev
Buteo jamaicensis
Taken Unknown
Rock Creek Park - Show On Map
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
 
    Farragut Pigeon
by Brian Gratwicke
Taken Spring 2007
Farrugut Square - Show On Map
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
 
    Juvenile Black-crowned night heron
by Stuart Dahne
Taken 2006
National Zoological Park - Show On Map
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
 
    Forster's Tern
by Brian Gratwicke
Sterna forsteri
Taken Fall 2006
Confluence of the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
 
    Cooper's Hawk
by Brian Gratwicke
Accipiter cooperii
Taken Fall 2006
16th and Corcoran Streets, NW - Show On Map
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
 
    Fog on the mall - Canada Geese
by Brian Gratwicke
Taken Winter2006
Duck Pond Near Washington Monument - Show On Map
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
 
    starling (invasive spp)
by Brian Gratwicke
Sturnus vulgaris
Taken Spring 2007
Maryland/31st st
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
 
    Columbia livia (pigeons)
by Brian Gratwicke
Columbia livia
Taken 5/31/2007
American Indian Museum - Show On Map
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
 
    Singing song sparrow
by Brian Gratwicke
Melospiza melodia
Taken Spring 2007
Anacostia Park - Show On Map
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
 
    Mallard ducklings
by Brian Gratwicke
Anas platyrhynchos
Taken 5/7/2007
The National Mall - pond near washington Monument - Show On Map
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
 
    Wood Thrush
by Ryan Valdez
Hylocichla mustelina
Taken 5/19/2007
Rock Creek BioBlitz, Rock Creek, near NPS Headquarters - Show On Map
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
 
    Tufted Titmouse
by Ryan Valdez
Baeolophus bicolor
Taken 5/19/2007
Rock Creek BioBlitz, Rock Creek Park - Show On Map
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
 
    Mallard in planter box
by Ryan Valdez
Anas platyrhynchos
Taken Spring 2007
National Zoological Park, Amazonia exhibit - Show On Map
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
 
    Northern Cardinal
by Ryan Valdez
Cardinalis cardinalis
Taken 5/2/2007
BioBlitz location - north of National Zoo in Rock Creek Park - Show On Map
Download High Resolution Photo
Link Directly to This Photo
The reason this cardinal has a twig in its mouth is because it was caught in a mist net as part of the BioBlitz effort - and it really helps in protecting yourself while handling the bird. It does not harm the bird in the few minutes of handling. This one was caught by ornithologist Nora Diggs (Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center).
 

^ ^ Back to Top ^ ^

Species Cloud
Photos Tree
All Photos
Search Photos

Categories

Mammals
Birds
Arthropods
Fish
People + Wildlife
Plants
Reptiles + Amphibians
Weather + Landscapes