Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Mid Atlantic Bird Icons

Birds are commonly recognized as icons of the Mid Atlantic region. Waterfowl, shorebirds, birds of prey and songbirds are all represented in the list of icons for the area.


Along the coast, herons, egrets and other shorebirds have long been recognized as icons. Canada geese, snow geese, brant and a variety of ducks are also familiar symbols of the Mid Atlantic region's seasonal migrations.

In the Chesapeake Bay and other estuaries, the osprey is a popular icon. These seasonal birds of prey are famous for their ability to catch fish as well as their familiar nests. Closer to the Atlantic, bald eagles are common and are often seen on regional logos and other artwork.

Songbirds are also important in Mid Atlantic culture. Several songbirds are state birds or have cultural significance in other ways. Several songbirds are school mascots or icons of professional sports in the area. Some of the most famous songbird icons of the Mid Atlantic include the Baltimore oriole, northern cardinal, eastern bluebird, wood thrush and eastern goldfinch.

Bird logos and artwork are popular in artwork of the Mid Atlantic states. An extensive collection of waterfowl, shorebird, songbird and birdwatching artwork is available at North America online store.

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