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Pick Six: Six of the Most Beautiful Birds of North America

It is, of course, impossible to pick THE six most beautiful birds of North America.   Doing the impossible is what we are good at, sometimes.  For the record, here are six of our favorite birds.

altamira oriole
Altamira Oriole: Photograph © Greg Lavaty


Chestnut-sided Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler: Photograph © Glenn Bartley


hooded merganser
Hooded Merganser: Photograph © Glenn Bartley


painted bunting
Painted Bunting: Photograph © Alan Wilson


Scarlet Tanager
Scarlet Tanager: Photograph © Glenn Bartley


wood duck
Wood Duck: Photograph © Glenn Bartley