Shorebirds or Waders Line Art & Full Color Illustration

Highly detailed B&W line art and color shorebird fine art prints made from original drawings

illustrations of shorebirds

Drawing of various species of shorebirds and waders. All illustrations are hand drawn and expertly rendered. All illustrations are available in both line art and full color. In the gallery is the American Bittern, Anhinga, Belted Kingfisher, Brown Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Japanese Crane, Scarlet Ibis, Short-Billed Dowitcher, Virginia Rail, Wood Stock and several other species of bird. illustrations are available in both black and white line art and full color. High quality prints made on acid-free archival paper are available of all drawings in the gallery. Signed prints made on acid-free archival paper are available of all drawings in the gallery. If you do not see the shorebird or wader you're looking for please contact the artist to make a suggestion..Custom illustrations of specific animals can be ordered as well. For more information and pricing please call 1 (800) 913-7906 or send an to the artist

The wildlife drawings are also available for stock art illustration.

 American Avocet pen and ink illustration
American Avocet Art Illustration
American Bittern pen and ink illustration
American Bittern Art Illustration
American Flamingo fine art illustration
American Flamingo Art Illustration
American Oystercatcher pen and ink illustration
American Oystercatcher Art Illustration
American Purple Gallinule pen and ink illustration
American Purple Gallinule Art Illustration
Anhinga fine art illustration
Anhinga Art Illustration
Bare-Throated Tiger Heron fine art illustration
Bare-Throated Tiger Heron Art Illustration
Fine art print of a Black-Capped Night Heron fine art illustration
Black-Capped Night Heron Art Illustration
Belted Kingfisher pen and ink illustration
Belted Kingfisher Art Illustration
Black-Necked Stilt pen and ink illustration
Black-Necked Stilt Art Illustration
Black Oystercatcher fine art illustration
Black Oystercatcher Art Illustration
Black Skimmer Owl fine art illustration
Black Skimmer Art Illustration
Blue Crane fine art illustration
Blue Crane Art Illustration
Blue-Footed Booby fine art illustration
Blue-Footed Booby Art Illustration
Brown Booby fine art illustration
Brown Booby Art Illustration
Brown Pelican fine art illustration
Brown Pelican Art Illustration
California Seagull Owl fine art illustration
California Seagull Art Illustration
Cattle Egret fine art illustration
Cattle Egret Art Illustration
Cerulean Kingfisher pen and ink illustration
Cerulean Kingfisher Art Illustration
Chilean Flamingo fine art illustration
Chilean Flamingo Art Illustration
Common Kingfisher fine art illustration
Common Kingfisher Art Illustration
Common Moorhen fine art illustration
Common Moorhen Art Illustration
Demoiselle Crane fine art illustration
Demoiselle Crane Art Illustration
Double-Crested Cormorant fine art illustration
Double-Crested Cormorant Art Illustration
elegant ternfine art illustration
Elegant Tern Art Illustration
forster's tern fine art illustration
Forster's Tern Art Illustration
Goliath Heron fine art illustration
Goliath Heron Art Illustration
Gray-Crowned Crane fine art illustration
Gray-Crowned Crane Art Illustration
Great Blue Heron fine art illustration
Great Blue Heron Art Illustration
Great Egret fine art illustration
Great Egret Art Illustration
Greater Yellowlegs fine art illustration
Greater Yellowlegs Art Illustration
Green Heron fine art illustration
Green Heron Art Illustration
Green Kingfisher fine art illustration
Green Kingfisher Art Illustration
Grey-Headed Kingfisher fine art illustration
Grey-Headed Kingfisher Art Illustration
Grey Heron fine art illustration
Grey Heron Art Illustration
Heermann's Gull fine art illustration
Heermann's Gull Art Illustration
Hooded Crane fine art illustration
Hooded Crane Art Illustration
Japanese Crane fine art illustration
Japanese Crane Art Illustration
Killdeer fine art illustration
Killdeer Art Illustration
Least Bittern fine art illustration
Least Bittern Art Illustration
Little Blue Heron fine art illustration
Little Blue Heron Art Illustration
Long-Billed Curlew fine art illustration
Long-Billed Curlew Art Illustration
Magnificent Frigatebird fine art illustration
Magnificent Frigatebird Art Illustration
Marbled Godwit pen and ink illustration
Marbled Godwit Art Illustration
Pied Kingfisher fine art illustration
Pied Kingfisher Art Illustration
Purple Heron fine art illustration
Purple Heron Art Illustration
Roseate Spoonbill fine art illustration
Roseate Spoonbill Art Illustration
Ruddy Turnstone fine art illustration
Ruddy Turnstone Art Illustration
Sandhill Crane fine art illustration
Sandhill Crane Art Illustration
Scarlet Ibis fine art illustration
Scarlet Ibis Art Illustration
Semipalmated Plover fine art illustration
Semipalmated Plover Art Illustration
Killdeer fine art illustration
Short-Billed Dowitcher Art Illustration
Snowy Egret fine art illustration
Snowy Egret Art Illustration
Spotted Sandpiper fine art illustration
Spotted Sandpiper Art Illustration
Sunbittern fine art illustration
Sunbittern Art Illustration
Surfbird fine art illustration
Surfbird Art Illustration
Tricolored Heron fine art illustration
Tricolored Heron Art Illustration
Virginia Rail fine art illustration
Virginia Rail Art Illustration
White Stork fine art illustration
White Stork Art Illustration
Whooping Crane fine art illustration
Whooping Crane Art Illustration
Willet fine art illustration
Willet Art Illustration
Wood Stork fine art illustration
Wood Stork Art Illustration
Yellow-Crowned Heron fine art illustration
Yellow-Crowned Heron Art Illustration
White-Throated Kingfisher fine art illustration
White-Throated Kingfisher Art Illustration

Artist's notes:

shorebird or wader fine art illustrations

Shorebirds make great subjects to illustrate. Like all birds, something about their feathers, beaks and feet are very conducive to the medium I work in. I marvel at their gracefulness, as I spy a heron or an egret searching for food in the shallows. Their colors and different sizes and shapes are perhaps the most intriguing of the bird families. Vacationing in northern Wisconsin, I was lucky enough to see a Sandhill Crane take flight from some distance. I was impressed by its massive size that was offset with the ease in which it ascended into the air, quickly clearing the treeline and disappearing over the horizon. Every few weeks I hope to add more shorebirds to this image library. If there's a particular wading bird you'd like to suggest please feel free to email me to request it.

Information about Shorebirds/Waders:

Shorebirds - called 'Waders' outside of North America - are very widespread and inhabit every continent save for Antarctica. They are long-legged most often found in swampy, wetlands area or coastal areas where there is slow moving or stagnant water where they can hunt for prey. Shorebirds feed on nearly any animal they can find in the shallows, such as fish, crustaceans, snails, frogs, snakes and insects. These birds vary greatly in size, from the tiny Least Sandpiper - which is a mere 5 inches (13 cm) long to herons that can be several feet tall. There is some discussion as to what birds fit into this category, but generally it includes snipes, sandpipers, avocets, herons, oystercatchers, cranes and storks. Shorebirds are some of the greatest migrants in the world, often traveling thousands of miles in a year to reach breed areas. In many locations, shorebird populations are declining due to the disappearance or pollution of the wetlands they depend upon.