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Looking for a Bird Wallpaper?

Surfbirds has the most beautiful collection of bird wallpaper and backgrounds on the web! All the pictures have been taken by some of the world's finest bird photographers. We bring you a new bird picture as a wallpaper for your computer each month. To see what's new this month click here. Hit "Control D" on your keyboard to bookmark this page! This is for personal use only and all copyright remains with photographer.

Choose from one of our beautiful collection below

Click on any image to see it's full size and then follow the directions below to save it as a background screen.

PC Users - Right click on image and select "set as wallpaper"

Mac Users - Click and hold mouse down on image. "Save image as" and then either go under your apple menu and either select "desktop pictures" or choose "appearance" and then select "desktop pictures"

Having problems? Click here for Some Tips


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Also browse our online gallery of bird photos


Ross' Gull
Ross's Gull by Dave Hawkins
Sabine's Gull
Sabine's Gull by Mars Muusse
Solitary Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper by Don DesJardin
Black-footed Albatross
Black-footed Albatross by Peter Weber
Black-headed Gulls and Rook
Black-headed Gulls and Rook by Dick Newell
Wren-like Rushbird
Wren-like Rushbird Don DesJardin
Common Nightingale
Common Nightingale by John Judge
Short-eared Owl
Short-eared Owl by Peter Weber
Willet
Willet by Bill Baston
Dusky Nightjar
Dusky Nightjar by Chris Wood
Cape Rockjumper
Cape Rockjumper by Peter Steyn
Upland Sandpiper
Upland Sandpiper by Peter Weber
Pink-footed Shearwater
Pink-footed Shearwater by Don DesJardin
Royal Tern
Royal Tern by Peter Weber
Iceland Gull
Iceland Gull by Alex Lees
Trumpeter Swan
Trumpeter Swan by Andrew Spencer
Great Gray Owl
Great Gray Owl by Chris Charlesworth
Tufted Puffin
Tufted Puffin by Peter Weber
Black Grouse
Black Grouse by Nick Sampford
Greater Roadrunner
Greater Roadrunner by Andrew Spencer
Stone Curlew
Stone Curlew by Mike Wallen
Ibisbill
Ibisbill by Nick Bray
Lilac-breasted Roller
Lilac-breasted Roller by Lee Ridley
Yellow Wagtail
Yellow Wagtail by Nigel Blake
Hyacinth Macaws
Hyacinth Macaws by Simon Wooley
Long-eared Owl
Long-eared Owl by Graham Catley
Snowy Owl
Snowy Owl by Julian Hough
Red-tailed Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk by Chris Wood
Shining Bronze Cuckoo
Shining Bronze Cuckoo by Tom Tarrant
cape sugarbird
Cape Sugarbird by Lee Dingain.
golden-crowned warbler
Golden-crowned Warbler by Peter S. Weber
Cuban Tody
Cuban Tody by Pete Morris
Red-tailed Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk by Bill Schmoker
Black Guillemots
Black Guillemots by Brian Orr
Lanceolated Monklet
Lanceolated Monklet by Steve Bird
White-tailed Ptarmigan
White-tailed Ptarmigan by Bill Schmoker
White Storks
White Storks by Vincent van der Spek
Dark-eyed Junco
Splendid Fairy-wren by Pete Morris
Dark-eyed Junco
Dark-eyed Junco by Peter Weber
Mallard
Mallard by Bill Schmoker
Sri Lanka Frogmouths
Sri Lanka Frogmouths by Nick Bray
Blakiston's Fish Owl
Blakiston's Fish Owl by Pete Morris
Bateleur
Bateleur by John Dempsey
Ruppell's Warbler
Ruppell's Warbler by Simon Woolley
Ostrich Dawn
Ostrich Dawn by Dave Flumm
Salvin's Albatross
White-capped Albatross by Lee Dingain
Barn Swallow
Barn Swallow by Johan Lind
Northern Parula
Northern Parula by Peter Weber
Boreal Owl
Boreal Owl by Bill Schmoker
Bronzy Jacamar
Bronzy Jacamar by David Thorns
Harlequin Duck
Harlequin Duck by Nick Kontonicolas
Royal Penguin
Royal Penguin by Pete Morris
Steller's Sea Eagles
Steller's Sea Eagles by Pete Morris
White-capped Albatross
White-capped Albatross byAdam Scott Kennedy
Dickcissel
Dickcissel by Peter Weber
Arctic ice-flows
Arctic ice-flows by Pete Morris
Güldenstädt`s Redstart
Güldenstädt`s Redstart by Johnny Salomonsson
Black Skimmer
Black Skimmer by Julian Hough,
Red-tailed Tropicbird
Red-tailed Tropicbird by Pete Morris
Red-tailed Tropicbird
Crimson-hooded Manakin by Nick Athanas
Canada Geese
Canada Geese is by Nick Kontonicolas
Rough-legged Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk is by Brandon Holden
sandhill cranes
Sandhill Cranes by Cindy Chow
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Yellow-billed Cuckoo by Stuart Elsom
Long-tailed Ducks
Long-tailed Ducks by Brandon Holden
burrowing owl
Burrowing Owl by Peter Weber
Blue-eared Kingfisher
Blue-eared Kingfisher by James Eaton
Cerulean Warbler
Cerulean Warbler by Brandon Holden
northern jacana
Northern Jacana by Mark B Bartosik

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surfbird
Surfbird by Cindy CC Chow

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gannet
Gannets by Simon Pinder

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iceland gull
Iceland Gull by Michael Davis

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madagascar green sunbird
Madagascar Green Sunbird by Tom Stephenson

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torrent ducks
Torrent Ducks by Pete Morris

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belding's sparrow
Belding's Sparrow by Cindy CC Chow

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Bay Owl
Bay Owl by Marc Ameels

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spectacled eider
Spectacled Eider by Colin Bradshaw

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salvin's albatross
Salvin's Albatross and Dusky Dolphin by Steve Arlow

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flame bowerbird
Flame Bowerbird by Steve Arlow

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waved albatross
Waved Albatross by Adam Scott Kennedy

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tasmanian masked owl
Tasmanian Masked Owl by Pete Morris/Birdquest

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bluethroat
Bluethroat by Rudi Debruyne

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american goldfinch
American Goldfinch by Nick Kontonicolas

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Black-necked Grebe
Black-necked Grebe by Trev Feltham

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tasmanian masked owl
Cattle Egrets by Jacqueline Burrell

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tasmanian masked owl
Blue-winged Kookaburra by Trev Feltham

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Red-bearded Bee-eater
Red-bearded Bee-eater by Tom Stephenson

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Chestnut-eared Aracari
Chestnut-eared Aracari Trev Feltham

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Installation Instructions

Windows
  • Click on one of the thumbnail images.
  • When the image has fully loaded in your web browser, right click on the image.  A pop-up box will appear.
  • Simply right-click the image, and, depending on your version of Windows, select Set as Background or Set as Wallpaper.
  • If you want to save the picture on your hard drive, right-click the image, click Save Picture As, rename the file whatever you like, and select a folder to store the image.
  • Change your mind about your wallpaper later?  You can overwrite your wallpaper by saving a new image or by going back to what you had before. Right-click the desktop, select Properties, and click the Background tab (or in XP, after you select Properties, click the Desktop tab).  Highlight the item you want from the list of options and click OK.
  • That's it.
Macintosh
  • Click on one of the thumbnail images.
  • Allow image to fully load on this page.
  • Move the cursor over the image.
  • Hold down the mouse button over the image and drag the image to your desktop.
  • Open "System Preferences" and select "Desktop."
  • Drag the image into desktop pictures window.
  • Select the image as your desktop. (You may need to restart your computer for wallpaper to be installed on your desktop.)

Mac Users (OS 9.0)

  • Click on one of the thumbnail images.
  • Allow the image to fully load on this page.
  • Move the cursor over the photo.
  • Hold down the mouse button until the drop-down menu appears.
  • Choose "download image to disk" (save image to your Mac's hard drive).
  • Open the control panel, click on "Appearance" and then select the Desktop tab.
  • If there is a "remove picture" button, click it to remove the current desktop window. Then click "place picture."
  • A dialog box will appear. Load new wallpaper from the location you selected to save the image on your computer. Press "Open."
  • Choose "position automatically."
  • Click "Set Desktop."
  • Check desktop for new wallpaper. (You may need to restart your computer for wallpaper to be installed on your desktop.)
Note:  If these instructions do not work for you, check your computer's "Help" files for how to install computer desktop wallpaper on your system.