is a collection of original photos by Fred Hurteau. Presently the
identification collection contains over 85 species. All species represented here are frequent
or common to North Carolina. Some of the best photos are available
in the gallery for licensing as stock photos.
Blackbird, Pea Island NWR,
The three menu links labeled -
Bodie Island, Outer Banks
•Songbirds & Garden Birds
•Game Birds & Shorebirds
•Field & Forest Wildfowl
contain collections of identification photos grouped by species to
help amateur bird enthusiasts identify the birds they see at home.
This is not an all-inclusive collection, but does contain many birds
common to North Carolina and surrounding southeastern states.
All photos are copyrighted. The viewable images
on this site are cropped, sized, and shown in low resolution version
for web use. The identification photos that appear in the three categories
"Songbirds & Garden Birds", "Game Birds & Shorebirds" and "Field &
Forest Wildfowl" may be used for bona fide educational purposes without
fee, subject to the Copyright
Notice and Usage Policy. Images from the "stock photo gallery"
may not be used or duplicated for any purpose without permission.
They are preview examples for the higher resolution digital files
available for licensing.
Most of the "Songbirds & Garden Birds" were
photographed outside the window at home. Most of the "wildfowl,
waterfowl, gamebirds and shorebirds" were photographed around
ponds, lakes and along the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Some of
these photos can also be found on a "sister site" to this one, CarolinaOuterBanks.com,
along with a great variety of scenic and nature photography.
Falcon, Corolla, Outer Banks
note that I am not a trained authority on birds. I'm presently using four
field guides for identification:
• the National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, 4th
• the National Audubon Society's The Sibley Guide to Birds
• the Peterson Field Guide Birds of Eastern and Central North America,
• the Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America
If you find any images you feel are misidentified,
I would appreciate hearing about it with an email to: