Project Overview

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Desktop Wallpaper/Background

The pictures below may be used as "wallpaper" or "background" for your  desktop computer, tablet, or smartphone.  They all have the project name and website somewhere off to the right (hopefully not too intrusive, and yet enough of a presence to remind you about the project). Once you click on the size you want and see the larger image, right click on the picture, and select "Set as Wallpaper" or "Set as Background". 

(Note: Over the years, we've gradually increased the image size, to fit the screen sizes many are using, recently adding wide screen versions)

For 2013: For the ninth year in a row, we are extremely happy to offer desktop backgrounds of the Birds of Washington, this year taken by Mark Ahlness. Be sure to scroll down to check out pictures from previous years.

Common
Merganser


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Short-eared
Owl


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Greater
Yellowlegs


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Gyrfalcon


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For 2012: For the eighth year in a row, we are extremely happy to offer desktop backgrounds of the Birds of Washington from the beautiful photographs of Marv Breece! You can find more of his photos here. The bottom row pictures this year were taken by Mark Ahlness. Be sure to scroll down to check out pictures from previous years.


Merlin


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Blue-gray
Gnatcatcher


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Black-capped
Chickadee


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Merlin


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Whimbrel and
Marbeled Godwit


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Snowy Owl

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Sanderling

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Anna's
Hummingbird


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For 2011: For the seventh year in a row, we are extremely happy to offer desktop backgrounds of the Birds of Washington from the beautiful photographs of Marv Breece! You can find more of his photos here. Be sure to check out pictures from previous years (scroll down).


Merlin


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Stilt
Sandpiper


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Western
Meadowlark


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Canyon
Wren


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White-winged
& Surf Scoters


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Merlin

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Red-tailed
Hawk

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Common
Raven


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For 2010: For the sixth straight year, we are extremely happy to offer desktop backgrounds of the Birds of Washington from the beautiful photographs of Marv Breece! You can find more of his photos here. Be sure to check out pictures from previous years (scroll down).

Cooper's
Hawk


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Franklin's
Gull


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Bushtit


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Long-billed
Curlew


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Baird's
Sandpiper


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Willet and
Marbled Godwit

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Barn Swallows,
juvenile


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Barn Swallow,
adult


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For 2009: For the fifth year now, we are once again very excited to offer desktop backgrounds of the Birds of Washington from the beautiful photographs of Marv Breece! You can find more of his photos here. Be sure to check out pictures from previous years (scroll down).

Merlin


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Bohemian
Waxwings


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Pileated Woodpecker

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Rock
Sandpiper


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Spotted
Towhee

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Snowy
Egret


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American
White Pelicans


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Peregrine
Falcon


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For 2008: For the fourth year in a row, we are very pleased to offer desktop backgrounds from the beautiful photographs of Marv Breece! You can find more of his photos here. Be sure to check out his pictures from previous years (scroll down).

Wood
Duck


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Ruffed
Grouse


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Buff-breasted
Sandpiper


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Northern
Flicker


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Western
Sandpiper


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Mountain
Bluebird


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Sooty
Grouse


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Short-billed
Dowitcher

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For 2007: Once again, more beautiful Birds of Washington State, from Marv Breece. You can find more of his photos here. Be sure to check out his pictures from 2005 and 2006 as well (scroll down).

New this year: For those with wide wide screen displays, select 1440x900 for the same image, specifically designed for a wide screen

Cooper's
Hawk


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White-tailed
Ptarmigan


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Snowy
Owl


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Barred
Owls


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Black-crowned
Night-Heron


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Pacific
Sunset


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(photo by 
Mark Ahlness)
 
Great Gray
Owl and chick


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Northern
Goshawk


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Semipalmated
Sandpiper


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Pacific
Sunset

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(photo by 
Mark Ahlness)

For 2006, more Birds of Washington: We are again very excited to offer these incredible pictures from Marv Breece. Not all are everyday visitors to our state! Be sure to check out his pictures from 2005 as well (scroll down).

Cape May
Warbler


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Barn
Owl


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Snowy
Owl


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California
Quail


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Great-horned
Owl, juvenile


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Black-backed
Woodpecker


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Northern
Saw-whet Owl


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Marbled
Godwits


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Snow
Bunting


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Rough-legged
Hawk


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White-tailed
Ptarmigan


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Moon


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Horned
Lark


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Moonrise


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Snowy
Owl

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(photo by 
Mark Ahlness)

For 2005, Birds of Washington: A departure from the landscapes of years past, we are extremely pleased to offer the beautiful pictures below from the digiscoped lens of birder and project friend Marv Breece. Select the size below the picture that looks best on your desktop.

Pelagic
Cormorant

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Marrowstone Island

 

Marbled
Godwits

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Tokeland

 


Osprey

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Grays Harbor  County

 

Lesser
 Yellowlegs

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Auburn

 

Young Great Horned Owl

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Kittitas
County

 

American
Avocet

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Soap Lake
Bald
Eagle

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Renton
Great
Horned Owl

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Snohomish
County

 

Green
Heron

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Skagit
County
Snowy
Plover

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Midway
Beach
Also for 2005: If you just had to have a landscape...from Iron Springs Resort near Copalis Beach, WA (see also Wallpaper from 2000, below). Pictures taken by Mark Ahlness.


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From 2004, Washington State: The U. of Washington Arboretum and Lincoln Park in Seattle, and Juanita Bay Park in Kirkland. Washington. Click on the picture for the 800x600 size, or click on "1024x768" for the larger version.

UW Arboretum

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Lincoln Park

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Lincoln Park

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Juanita Bay Park

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Juanita Bay Park

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Juanita Bay Park

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From 2003, Washington State: Spencer Island Wildlife Sanctuary in Everett, Discovery Park in Seattle, the U. of Washington Arboretum, and the Japanese Garden in the Arboretum in Seattle.  Click on the picture for the 800x600 size, or click on "1024x768" for the larger version. These are also available as a screensaver!

Spencer Island

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Spencer Island

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Discovery Park

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Discovery Park

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UW Arboretum

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Japanese Garden

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Japanese Garden

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Japanese Garden

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From 2002, Washington State: from a ferry on Puget Sound, the Samish Flats near Edison, the Skagit Wildlife Area near Conway, Heronswood Nursery in Kingston, and Lincoln Park in Seattle (all in Feb, 2002).  Click on the picture for the 800x600 size, or click on "1024x768" for the larger version. These are also available as a screensaver!

Puget Sound

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Puget Sound

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Samish Flats

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Samish Flats

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Skagit Wildlife

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Skagit Wildlife

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Heronswood

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Lincoln Park

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From 2001, from the Reifel Wildlife Sanctuary near Vancouver BC, Canada on (12/30/00) and in Lincoln Park in Seattle, WA on (12/17/00). Click on the picture for the 800x600 size, or click on "1024x768" for the larger version. 

Reifel

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Reifel

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Reifel

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Reifel

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Lincoln Park

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Lincoln Park

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Lincoln Park

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Lincoln Park

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From 2000, from Iron Springs Resort near Copalis Beach, WA and the Hoh Rainforest, also on the Washington coast, December 26 - 29, 1999. Click on the pictures below for the 800x600 picture.

Iron Springs

Iron Springs 

Iron Springs
 

Iron Springs
 

Hoh Rainforest 

Hoh Rainforest 
 

Iron Springs
 

Hoh Rainforest 
 

Unless otherwise noted, all pictures taken by Mark Ahlness