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Agami Heron © Glenn Bartley/VIREO Red Knot © Doug Wechsler/VIREO Guira Tanager© Tom Friedel/VIREO Red-headed Barbet © Glenn Bartley/VIREO Waved Albatross© Arthur Morris/VIREO

VIREO (Visual Resources for Ornithology) is the world-wide bird photography collection of The Academy of Natural Sciences. With more than 160,000 photographs representing over 7,000 species VIREO is the world's most comprehensive collection of ornithological images.

More than 700 photographers from around the world have contributed to VIREO. The collection contains work by some of the world's most talented bird photographers.

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Bird Images for Lectures

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Bird Families

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Feeder Birds

Information on common birds that visit bird feeders in North America.

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Bird Photographers


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