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Free Bird Photos - Use These Anywhere

Updated on January 16, 2015

Free Bird Photos for your Website, Desktop or Blog!

Birds are a beautiful thing. In a hectic world, they provide enjoyment all year round at the small price of adding a little seed to our feeders. These photos, which were mostly taken at our own birdfeeder, are completely free for you to use on your blog, website, or whatever, as long as you don't sell them and you link back to this page. Yup, that's right, these free bird photos really are free. Go ahead, use them where you wish (along with a link to us).

Barred Owl - A juvenile Barred Owl

The Barred Owl is featured on my North American Owl lens. This owl is often confused with the Barn Owl because of the similar name, but they look very different.

Winter Bird Feeder - Chickadees and Goldfinches feeding in the snow

The Black Capped Chickadee and American Goldfinch are seen here stocking up for the heavy winter snow that was approaching fast.

These Photos are Free!

All of these photos are free for you to use anywhere you'd like, as long as you don't resell them, don't sell them on merchandise, and you must link back to this page. Be sure to tell us what you're doing with the photos in the guestbook! You might even get a link to your page!

Junco - A regular at our bird feeder

This Junco was caught in the middle of a snowstorm and just couldn't resist the seeds that were out on the deck.

Downy Woodpecker - Completely royalty free bird photo for you to use!

The Downy Woodpecker is an easy bird to attract to your feeder in the Northeast if you just put out some fresh suet. Watch out -- squirrels like it too.

Nuthatch - The nuthatch comes by quick, eats, and leaves

The Nuthatch doesn't stick around likes to take its food and eat it (or drill into it) elsewhere.

Baby Great Horned Owl - A juvenile Great Horned Owl that's only weeks old.

This young Great Horned Owl looks very fluffy right now, but will quickly outgrow this stage of its life and look more full grown in no time.

Why do Great Horned Owls have those big "ears" or "horns"?

Those "ears" or "horns" that you see on owls like the Great Horned Owl are merely tufts of feathers. These help with camouflage mostly, and are pretty much useless to the owl!

Northern Cardinal - Free photo of the Red Cardinal to use on your website

The Northern Cardinal is one of the most striking birds to visit your feeder in the winter months. The bright red color of the males is a stark contrast to the dull colors and white snow that blankets the ground.

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Red Tailed Hawk - A bird that does a great job cleaning up!

A bird that does a great job cleaning up roadkill, keeping the rodent population down, and has incredible vision is the Red Tailed Hawk. Here it perches on a bird box, but this one's already empty. Its displaying immature colors as well.

Canadian Goose - A beautiful Canadian bird that's been problematic

The Canadian Goose is great at adapting to new environments and finding food, from natural food to taking handouts from humans. A little to adept...they've exploded in population and have been a nuisance to many offices, schools, businesses and home owners all over North America. Once they find an area they like, it can be difficult to get them to leave and take their droppings with them.

American Goldfinch - Two young American goldfinches hit the snow in search of food

The American Goldfinch is no dummy. This bird procreates and adapts to situations like busy neighborhoods well, finding nearby feeders and wildflowers to eat. You'll often see them come by in big bunches once they've established your area as a good place for dinner.

Jucno Picture - The juncos feed in the snow

As you can see, it already started to snow heavily. The juncos always come by when it's snowing to the feeder. If you look close, you can see the prints they leave in the snow...they sort of dig with their feet like chickens to get at seeds that fall into the snow.

Canadian Geese Flock - The Flying V formation of the Canadian Geese

Canadian Geese flying in formation are a beautiful site to see when they're on their migration route. This royalty free photo is entirely free for you to use.

Starlings - A large group of starlings feeding on the ground

Starlings are actually not native to North America. Over the years, this bird has proliferated greatly from the time it was brought over from Europe. You'll find large groups of these intelligent birds all over the continent.

National Geographic's North American Birds Field Guide - The go-to bird reference book!

A field guide of the North American bird species, featuring over 4000 full color illustrations from top artists and over 500 pages of useful bird reference material.

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, Fifth Edition
National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, Fifth Edition
If you're going to get a bird guide, this is the one to get! With a solid 5 star review rating, this book covers all of the North American birds, from hawks to songbirds. A handy sized reference guide that's easy to store away and take with you, this will be your go-to bird book.

Nuthatch - Link back to this lens and this nuthatch photo is yours to use for free!

The Nuthatch usually hangs upside down when its on the birdfeeder, but you can also find it on the suet from time to time.

Red Shoulder Hawk Chick - Juvenile photo of this bird

This juvenile baby Red Shoulder hawk might look cute now, but when it gets older, this is going to be one mean rodent killing machine!

Eastern Screech Owl

The Eastern Screech Owl is a common owl on the east coast of the United States. It's relatively small, and of course, nocturnal.

The American Kestrel

keeps the bug population down. One of its main sources of food is insects, and its hunting for them all day.

American Kestrel on Stop Sign - American kestrel photo

This American Kestrel must be self conscious of its weight, because its giving me a real nasty look. Or maybe it just spots dinner over my shoulder...


As common as this bird is, it doesn't visit our feeder all that much. This one lone bird was all that arrived in 2008, and they usually travel in large groups. Strange.

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Snow Bunting - A snow bunting that headed south for the winter...

This Snow Bunting was seen on the coast of Massachusetts in the late winter months. The Snow Bunting is usually seen in the Arctic region, but migrates south to find more food in the winter months.

Snow Bunting - Free to use arctic bird photo

American Kestrel - Getting rid of mosquitoes everywhere

This American Kestrel picture is slightly grainy, but would make a great thumbnail photo.

Wild Turkeys - A group of wild turkeys dropped by last fall...

This group of wild turkeys stopped by our house last fall. There were about 8 of them total, some of them young.

Bird Suet on eBay - Stock up, don't keep rushing out to buy it!

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