January 3, 2023

#365birds NOVEMBER 2022

I have been a member of Terry Runyan's #dailycreating group for nearly 3 1/2 years now. Up until recently I had been pretty faithful about following Terry's daily prompts. While I am still a part of her wonderful family-like group in that I post every day, I am not following her prompts right now.

In fact, I am marching to my own drummer, #365birds. After finishing Birdtober, and enjoying it so very much, I decided to set a challenge for myself. I took a few days to compile a list of 365 birds from all around the world. I typed up, printed out, and cut each bird name into strips of paper which I threw into a large glass jar. Each morning, I randomly pick a name from the jar, and that is my prompt for the day. 

I started this on November 3, 2022. That means I will complete this challenge on November 2, 2023. Gulp. Today I drew bird 62. I haven't missed any days yet, and hopefully that will continue for all of the 365 days. 

This post will feature a handful of the birds I've drawn since my challenge started on November 3. As I always do, I will add the bird's name and pertinent information above each of the portraits.

day 5 - prothonotary warbler

southeastern ontario and eastern united states

day 6 - scale-feathered malkoha

day 10 - spotted pardalote

day 11 - great horned owl
north america / south america

day 13 - sandhill crane
united states

day 16 - strawberry finch

day 17 - silver-throated tanager
costa rica / ecuador

day 18 - red-crested turaco
angola / southwestern africa

day 19 - purple finch
north america

day 20 = mandarin duck
far east

day 22 - golden-hooded tanager
southern mexico / western ecuador

day 26 - livingstone's turaco
sub-tropical lowlands of southeastern africa

day 27 - palawan peacock pheasant
philippines rainforest

day 28 - dusky lory
papua-new guinea and indonesia

Well, there you have a sampler of my November sketches. If you would like prints of any of my drawings, I am always open for that. Just let me know!

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, 
life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.
- Langston Hughes -




  1. Oh Linda! These are beautiful - you have such talent! I would love to invite you to link up your project at Whimsy Home Wednesdays to inspire others and have a chance to be featured! The link is https://fifthsparrownomore.com/whimsy-home-wednesday-blog-link-party-no-11/

    1. Thank you so much, Kristin! Thanks for the invite -- one of my birdies already has a spot at #23 of your Link Party.

  2. Thank you for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2023/01/sunflower-seed-bread.html. I find your paper art entrancing, and these sketches are inspiring me to try my hand at some art work.

    1. I always enjoy your comments, Sue. Thank you so much! Have fun with trying your hand at artwork! It can be so soothing.

  3. Beautiful birds. You are very talented. - Margy

  4. Wow! This is so cool of you. With that discipline it's no wonder you've developed such great artistic skills! Thanks for sharing at Fabulous Friday!

  5. You've really captured the beauty and personality of each bird. Lovely drawings! Thank you for sharing this post in the Talent-Sharing Tuesdays Link-Up 48.