Joshua Parrot / Photo Awards

Short-eared Owl

Leo Shapiro / USGS

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Illustration by John James Audubon
Illustration by Marc Burckhardt
Photograph by AJ Batac/Flickr Creative Commons
Photograph by Pete Oxford/NPL/Minden Pictures

A vampire finch feeds on blood from wound on Nazca booby on Wolf Island in the Galapagos.

Jim Hunter

This bird is from a large flight of Red-breasted Nuthatches in CT and throughout the northeast in fall of 2012. This photo was taken on Sunday Dec. 30th at the inner lighthouse at Fenwick Point (aka Old Saybrook Point).

Vivek Tiwari

This Evening Grosbeak was recorded during the count week as well as the count day Dec 17, 2012 for the Palo Alto, CA CBC circle. It was the 2nd CBC record in the last 25 years.This photograph was taken in the same area earlier in the count week on Dec 14, 2012 by Vivek Tiwari.

Photograph by UIG/Getty Images
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