Every January 5th, dozens of children in the United States wake up excited by the prospect of birdwatching. National Bird Day, now in its 14th year, is dedicated to the enjoying and preservation of our fine feathered friends. This year, organizers are encouraging people to take the “captive bird video pledge” and promise not to share videos of captive “pet” birds.

For those of you who can't or wont go out to bird watch, this list of birds with their babies is for you. Which one do you think is the cutest? Do you have any pictures of birds with their little ones? Vote, or post your own photos below!

#1

Family

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Tarun
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5 years ago

It's so good to think of how that small bird would grow so majestic like its parent

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#2

Mother's Love

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ThuThủyTrần
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5 years ago

I counted 9 legs!!!!! :)

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#3

Mother's Love

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stanleyscout
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5 years ago

My favorite.

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#4

Under The Mother's Wings

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RickClark
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5 years ago

Er, that's a father bird.

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#5

Mother Swan

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stanleyscout
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5 years ago

So lovely!

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#6

Owls

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FrancesHuntingford
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5 years ago

Bedtime story!

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#7

Unusual Nest

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EvelynHarrison
Community Member
5 years ago

Great way to recycle. If it's a stinky old boot, do the birds care?

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#8

A Mother's Love

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Lois
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5 years ago

Sandhill crane (?)

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#9

Penguins

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TimothyByrnes
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5 years ago

What a cuddle puddle!

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#10

Chicago Photographer Has A New Family Take Over His Balcony

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AlePan
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5 years ago

It's a falcony!!

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#11

Toucan

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WidyaPutra
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5 years ago

No dinner until you brush your beak first!

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#12

Swallow Family

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Rose
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5 years ago

This nest is amazing. What a cute little home!

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#13

Little Family

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DonnaOades
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5 years ago

Oh these are adorable!!

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#14

A Friend Of Mine Left His Car In A Parking Lot For 6 Days And Came Back To This

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JeanSchweibish
Community Member
5 years ago

Just how long has that car been parked?!?

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#15

Ducklings

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RochellePerucca
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5 years ago

Alive and free.

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#16

Unusual Home

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SueClasen
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5 years ago

How did she know that red lights are the best to bring up babies?

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#17

Picked A Back

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AnilChopra
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5 years ago

awesome ..

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#18

Sunbirds

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Hanna
Community Member
5 years ago

What a gorgeous nest... so intricate. They are master-crafters to be able to build something that will sustain that weight

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#19

Duck Family

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YuriLee
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5 years ago

Gonna grow up to be just like mom :)

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#20

Hoopoe, Upupa Epops Nesting In An Old Barrel.

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AliceJena
Community Member
5 years ago

wish all of the bird species would be named by the photographers

GlynisLailann
Community Member
5 years ago

This bird is a Hoopoe.

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Gez
Community Member
5 years ago

This is a hoopoe. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoopoe

PeterLedoux
Community Member
5 years ago

Like to know what this one is.

RobinBarrow
Community Member
5 years ago

Hoopoe.

Laurie Graham
Community Member
3 years ago

Waved Albatross, Galapagos Islands IMG_1705-5...5785d5.jpg IMG_1705-5a32fe15785d5.jpg

Kwihui Halliday
Community Member
3 years ago

I agree, Alice. Though these photos are one of the most beautiful and super, many, I’ve no idea what their names are.💕

Alyson Jones
Community Member
3 years ago

African hoepoo

Vicente Aquino
Community Member
4 years ago

Magníficas fotografias! Puro encantamento!

Patti Thomas
Community Member
4 years ago

I was thinking it might be part zebra.

Maggie Collins
Community Member
4 years ago

DITTO!

Rahul Choudhry
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4 years ago

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Adey Goulding
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4 years ago

hoopoe birds

Denise Smal Wilton
Community Member
5 years ago

Adorable!

Gay Johnson
Community Member
5 years ago

that is one unusual bird...kid's got a way to go.

gpc1965
Community Member
5 years ago

Upupa epops. Another very good looking dinosaur.

M.J. J.
Community Member
5 years ago

if you pin it, the name comes up, this is one of the Hoopoe birds

Logomachine
Community Member
5 years ago

How cute!!

scates
Community Member
5 years ago

This one looks like a Hoopoe to me.

MartiMcCann
Community Member
5 years ago

Amazing!

Lois
Community Member
5 years ago

Hoopoe

SrinivasanAnantha
Community Member
5 years ago

very cute birds ! mothers love views !

LuanaStorni
Community Member
5 years ago

Lovely!

AliceJena
Community Member
5 years ago

thank you all. now i need to find out the names of the others!!! Too much I fear

MichelleChung
Community Member
5 years ago

Alice.. just put your mouse on the pic you wish to know the name of the bird.. then the name would pop up.

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#21

Newly Hatched Chick

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mikiomayu
Community Member
5 years ago

Soo cute ! Sleeping under the wing of its mother

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#22

Feeding Time

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DariaB
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5 years ago

Ahahah cute grumpies.

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#23

Gentoo Family Bonding

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Dragon_Tamer_Of_The_Centry
Community Member
5 years ago

baby penguins are so cute! :D

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#24

Goosander

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JeanetteEl-hifnawy
Community Member
5 years ago

They drive her crazy :p

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#25

Love

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YahruPanda
Community Member
5 years ago

These birds are beautiful!

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#26

Red Necked Grebe With Two Chicks

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MartiMcCann
Community Member
5 years ago

Love the mirror image.

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#27

Hungry Family

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chachkimooch
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5 years ago

That must be one overworked bird!

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#28

Feeding Their Youngs

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MartiMcCann
Community Member
5 years ago

It is amazing shot! Mom's wings....

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#29

A Snowy Heron Mother Keeps Watch Over Her Chicks

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Angie Cates
Community Member
5 years ago

Beautiful

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#30

Stork

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AnaWhite
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5 years ago

I think it's a mother storck

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#31

We Need Food

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Moonglass
Community Member
5 years ago

These are so cute!

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#32

Hummingbirdnest In Wind Chime

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YuriLee
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5 years ago

Hope it doesn't fall when the wind blows :O

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#33

Mother Love

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Jeff
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5 years ago

Nice dragonfly u got there

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#34

An Adult Black-Necked Swan Gives One Of Its Young Signets A Ride On Its Back

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lindahacker
Community Member
5 years ago

beautiful photos. The offspring of a swan is a cygnet, not a signet. LH

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#35

Swallow Mom

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mikiomayu
Community Member
5 years ago

We used to have those birds in our farm creating their houses with clay

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#36

Lunch Time

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JanetLiu
Community Member
5 years ago

SO THAT'S WHAT A BABY PIGEON LOOKS LIKE!!!

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#37

Lunch Time

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Mayuko
Community Member
5 years ago

I wonder if the other adult is his or her partner, sibling, or friend.

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#38

Me! Me!

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#39

Mother Birds Work Hard To Raise Their Young.

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JenniferBlanchard
Community Member
5 years ago

Pretty bird

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#40

Spring Robins

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Don Guild
Community Member
4 years ago

This reminds me of a Robin that laid her eggs on my porch a few years ago. Whenever she was gone I would climb a ladder and take photos of the progress of chicks after the eggs hatched . It was a great experience . The mother returned and caught me on the ladder, she raised bloody hell. I quickly went into the house. A few days later the chicks were gone. They must have flown the coup.

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#41

Newborn

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TammyChapman
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5 years ago

I absolutely love swans. They are so beautiful and so graceful. I didn't know until recently that they carried their little ones under their wings. That made them even more beautiful to me.

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#42

Black Necked Stilt - Gilbert, Arizona

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SarahofBorg
Community Member
5 years ago

Wow crazy legs!

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#43

Yellow Footed Green Pigeon

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JacquelineLavanchy
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5 years ago

Look at these cute little faces !

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#44

Cinnamon Flycatchers, Mother (right) And Baby. Magdalena Valley, Colombia

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Misty Pal
Community Member
5 years ago

cutie pies

#45

House Sparrow - Gilbert, Arizona

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AlisonCooper
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5 years ago

Father bird! Chickadee!

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#46

Blackbirds

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#47

Lucy And Baby Peepers

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Judy Downey
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4 years ago

Mom's keeping babe toasty warm!

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#48

Starlings Along Law Washington 2015

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boobookittysmom
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5 years ago

Starlings drive me crazy every year because they gobble up all of the bird food at the feeders until it's gone, even with the suet! They're hogs! This nice pic makes them look a lot prettier than they are! If only they would share....

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#49

Newborn Baby Blackbirds

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HennaSyrjälä
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5 years ago

Where's the mom?

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#50

Rainbow Lorikeets

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NadiaJohnson
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5 years ago

None of these are juveniles (which have black beaks) so it shouldn't be here

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#51

Puffin Love

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ReneSiracusa
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5 years ago

Nice screen grab of a video.

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#52

Baby Robins

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Maggie Collins
Community Member
4 years ago

WOW those are brand new hatched! Eyes not even open. So sweet!