With the end of the year upon us, we’re excited to share our top Instagram posts from 2021 based on the number of viewers they reached.
These photos were all featured as Photos of the Day on our social media pages throughout the year. We select our Photos of the Day from our Reader Galleries and share them on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages. Thanks to the many talented photographers who share their images in our galleries and to the tens of thousands of people who follow our social accounts! (If you’re not already a BirdWatching follow, simply follow the links above to join us!) To submit your photos for future consideration as Photos of the Day and/or to gain inspiration from other birders, sign up for Reader Galleries and start submitting your images!
Without further ado, here are the top 20 most popular photos from our Instagram feed in 2021!
From January 20: The Pileated Woodpecker is one of the largest, most striking forest birds on the continent. It’s nearly the size of a crow, black with bold white stripes down the neck and a flaming-red crest. David Mundy photographed this male at Fish Creek Park, in Calgary, Alberta.