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The place for wild birds.


photos by
Walter S. Bezaniuk

Each year The Place for Wild Birds admits about 1,000 wild bird patients from approximately 52 avian species. Our goal is to return these creatures back to nature where they belong. We keep complete records on all the birds who come to us, and sometimes this includes taking photographs of them while we treat and tend them. We don't have room here for all the photographs in our records, but we would like to share with you some of our beautiful successes.

Each of the pictures below is just a small part of one of the pictures on the page to which it is linked. Can you tell which part? Click on each photo below to see more. (For an alphabetical list, click here.)

Eastern Bluebird.Eastern Bluebird Yellow-Shafted Flicker.Yellow-Shafted Flicker Great Crested Flycatcher.Great Crested Flycatcher
Black-Capped Chickadee.Black-Capped Chickadee Chimney Swift.Chimney Swift Ruby-Throated Hummingbird.Ruby-Throated Hummingbird
Cedar Waxwing.Cedar Waxwing Eastern Kingbird Brown Thrasher.Brown Thrasher
Barn Swallow.Barn Swallow Eastern Phoebe.Eastern Phoebe American Kestrel.American Kestrel
Virginia Rail.Virginia Rail Northern Cardinal.Northern Cardinal American Robin.American Robin
American Goldfinch.American Goldfinch Merlin.Merlin Scarlet Tanager.Scarlet Tanager
Northern Mockingbird.Northern Mockingbird Carolina Wren.Carolina Wren Downy Woodpecker.Downy Woodpecker
Gray Catbird.Gray Catbird Song Sparrow.Song Sparrow Chipping Sparrow.Chipping Sparrow
Eastern Screech Owl.Eastern Screech Owl Mourning Dove.Mourning Dove Common Nighthawk.Common Nighthawk
Barred Owl.Barred Owl Purple Gallinule.Purple Gallinule Whip-poor-will.Whip-poor-will
Yellow Warbler.Yellow Warbler Belted Kingfisher.Belted Kingfisher Baltimore Oriole.Baltimore Oriole
Red-Tailed HawkRed-Tailed Hawk Common Raven.Common Raven American Woodcock.American Woodcock
Saw-Whet Owl.Saw-Whet Owl Yellow-Rumped Warbler.Yellow-Rumped Warbler White-Breasted Nuthatch.White-Breasted Nuthatch

Please note: The birds in these photos are all wild animals, not pets. Wildlife should only be handled by Wildlife Specialists, and even they do not do so more than is absolutely necessary. If you see hands in a photo, they are the hands of a licensed Wildlife Specialist. If you see a cage in a photo, it is part of the aviary here at The Place for Wild Birds where we keep rehabilitated birds just prior to releasing them back to the wild. You should not attempt to handle wild birds in order to photograph them or to keep wild birds as pets.

Likewise, it is illegal to possess wild bird nests. The abandoned nests you will see on some of these pages were photographed for ID purposes only, and then carefully returned to nature.


Alphabetical List
of Birds Depicted in Gallery

Bluebird, Eastern
Cardinal, Northern
Catbird, Gray
Chickadee, Black-Capped
Dove, Mourning
Flicker, Yellow-Shafted
Flycatcher, Great Crested
Gallinule, Purple
Goldfinch, American
Hawk, Red-Tailed
Hummingbird, Ruby-Throated
Kestrel, American
Kingbird, Eastern
Kingfisher, Belted
Mockingbird, Northern
Nighthawk, Common
Nuthatch, White-Breasted
Oriole, Baltimore
Owl, Barred
Owl, Eastern Screech
Owl, Saw-Whet
Phoebe, Eastern
Rail, Virginia
Raven, Common
Robin, American
Sparrow, Chipping
Sparrow, Song
Swallow, Barn
Swift, Chimney
Tanager, Scarlet
Thrasher, Brown
Warbler, Yellow
Warbler, Yellow-Rumped
Waxwing, Cedar
Woodcock, American
Woodpecker, Downy
Wren, Carolina


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Copyright © 2002, all rights reserved. Reproduce only with permission.
All photographs by Walter S. Bezaniuk. Most illustrations by Kathleen Frisbie.
Site design and some illustrations by Sara.