Birds of Virginia and West Virginia, The Photography of D.W. Maiden. Bird identification
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Nature and Wildlife Photographer D.W. Maiden specializes in photographing wildlife in and around Virginia, Maryland and the eastern panhandle of West Virginia. His emphasis is on catching the unique qualities of wildlife that often pass too quickly for the human eye to process and comprehend.

Backyard Birds of the Piedmont (pictured left) is a Children's book written for the beginning-level reader. This book uses my photos and is written by Suzanne Walls. It is part of the Exploring Wildlife Series of books for children. More information about the series can be found by following this link.

My second photo book called "Backyard Birds of the Piedmont" is a beginners guide to common backyard birds found in the Virginia Piedmont. It has over 70 pictures and some interesting facts about each bird. To see a preview or to order follow this link.

Preview or order my first book, "Coffee Table Birdbook" (shown left), a collection of bird photos.

In my Birds Gallery you will find what amounts to my bird "life list" in pictures. I am always adding to my life list in pictures and posting them into the birds galleries. All photographs are shot in the wild unless otherwise noted. Please use this site as a reference guide to birds found in Virginia and if you like my photos please follow, like and G+!! Follow my list of birds found in Virginia.

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63 galleries with 944 photos

Updated: May 04, 2014 6:35am PST


16 galleries with 120 photos

Updated: May 22, 2013 12:58pm PST


1 gallery with 9 photos

Updated: Jan 16, 2007 6:38am PST


1 gallery with 21 photos

Updated: Jul 30, 2011 8:39am PST

Snakes and Frogs

2 galleries with 13 photos

Updated: Jul 10, 2010 4:38pm PST


2 galleries with 27 photos

Updated: Oct 29, 2010 7:47pm PST


6 galleries with 50 photos

Updated: Apr 17, 2012 11:55am PST

Small Mammals

11 galleries with 47 photos

Updated: Sep 10, 2013 9:39am PST

White-Tail Deer

4 galleries with 36 photos

Updated: Oct 30, 2010 2:52pm PST


3 galleries with 94 photos

Updated: Aug 18, 2010 6:37pm PST


1 gallery with 8 photos

Updated: Oct 01, 2009 5:55pm PST


8 galleries with 370 photos

Updated: Jul 18, 2010 5:51pm PST

National Zoo

3 galleries with 4 photos

Updated: Jan 12, 2009 8:35am PST


1 gallery with 205 photos

Updated: Jul 19, 2009 1:00pm PST


3 galleries with 12 photos

Updated: Aug 18, 2011 7:22pm PST


3 galleries with 20 photos

Updated: Feb 23, 2011 8:32pm PST

Wild Bird Books by D.W. Maiden
Backyard Birds of the Piedmont
A beginners guide to the common backyard birds found in the Virginia piedmont.

Coffee Table Bird Book
A photo book of birds found in Virginia.
A photo field guid...
By D.W. Maiden
Volume I
By The Photography of...

Photography by D. W. Maiden
Copyright 2013
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