Today is John James Audubon’s birthday; and thus, National Audubon Day. Born April 26th, 1785, he is best remembered as a bird naturalist, author, and illustrator, whose book The Birds of America is considered one of the finest ornithological works ever completed. He has certainly been an inspiration in my own life, as I pursue similar passions.

In celebration of Audubon’s birthday, I’m sharing some of my bird-themed coloring pages and step-by-step bird sketching pages that I’ve designed over the years for use in working with children, who learn best by doing. Feel free to download and copy them for your nonprofit educational uses. And if your children enjoy them, I’d love to have you share photos with me!


Bird Coloring Pages for Kids

Parts of a Bird Cheat Sheet and blank coloring page (pdf)

Parts of a bird plus blank coloring page

Drawing-a-hummingbird-Step-by-Step (pdf)



Woodpecker-How-To-Draw (pdf)


American Robin Coloring Page (pdf)


Let’s Draw a Macaw! (pdf)

(Large file due to high-resolution photo)


Warbler Identification Page (pdf)

Identifying Warblers Infographic-screen capture


Ruffed Grouse Coloring Page (pdf)


Woodpecker’s role in the ecosystem (pdf) 
An infographic I created that was commissioned by the Cavity Conservation Initiative, an organization dedicated to educating the public about the value of tree snags to wildlife communities.

woodpeckers role

Coloring page from the upcoming book I’m illustrating, Endemic Birds of the West Indies

Barbuda Warbler Coloring Page (pdf)


Video Tutorials on Drawing Birds

How to Draw a Robin

How to Draw a Woodpecker


How to Draw an Ovenbird

How to Draw a Jay