Your best bird picture gallery

Inspired by author Kyo Mclear's year of birding, CBC Tapestry listeners share their personal stories and photos of the birds with which they have crossed paths.

Inspired by the year of birdwatching Kyo Maclear wrote about in her memoir Birds, Art, Life, we asked you to send us your best bird photos - and did you ever! Many of you also told us moving stories to accompany the photos.

We'd like to thank everyone for participating and are happy to be able to share your stories and photos in this gallery.