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