Wonderful water birds! A vintage illustration gallery


Welcome to the vintage water bird illustration gallery! It’s no secret that in recent years I’ve become a bit of a bird nerd. You might even find me down at our local lagoon – binoculars, reference book, and all. I’ve yet to dress up as a shrub but let’s not rule anything out. Our suburb is known for its gorgeous black swan population, but on the water, you’ll also see pelicans, reef egrets, ibis, ducks, and seagulls (there’s always someone looking to steal your fries).

We’ve got all those and more in our water bird gallery! Sourced from old natural history and ornithology books in the public domain, you’re free to download whatever you like. We’ll ass more as we find new images so make sure you sign up to our mailing list to be updated about future water bird art finds, or other wonderful vintage illustrations.