Bird Nerds: 14 Feathered Friends From Around the World

With over 10,000 species around the globe, birds come in almost every size, shape, speed and color imaginable— from ostriches nearly 9 feet tall to hummingbirds just 2 inches long. Given the diversity of bird species, it’s no surprise that avid travelers discover the beautiful variety of feathered creatures wherever they go.

To celebrate the number of amazing bird discoveries on Trover, we’ve collected 14 favorite shots of our flying (and flightless) friends.

1. A black swan in the Zoo Basel, Switzerland

Photo by YuriFineart

2. A peacock in Jurong Bird Park, Singapore

Photo by David Chase

3. A snowy owl on Northerly Island, Chicago, Illinois

4. Macaws at the World of Birds Wildlife Sanctuary, Cape Town, South Africa

Photo by Bjorn Lundberg

5. Gentoo penguins on Culverville Island, Antarctica

Photo by Mike Payne

6. A barn owl in Dunwich, England

Photo by Michaela Mala

7. Flamingos at Port Lympne Reserve in Lympne, England

Photo by Peter Sutton

8. Hummingbirds in San Gerardo de Dota, Costa Rica

Photo by Donny Campos

9. A bald eagle in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Photo by Matt Hillebrand

10. A Lanner Falcon in Woodstock, Vermont

Photo by William Jones

11. A White-faced Ibis in  the IRWD San Joaquin Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary in Irvine, California

Photo by Brent Hall

12. A northern parula warbler in The Magic Hedge in Chicago, Illinois

13. An emu at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, Louisiana

14. Puffins on Staffa, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

To see even more fantastic fowls and where to find them, check out Trover’s lists of Cute Creatures, World’s Cutest Creatures, and Adventures in the Amazon. Discover the Best of Everywhere, and share your travels with us on DesktopiOS, or Android!