12 Birds of Christmas

As Christmas songs pervade the air we were inspired to write a quiz about the 12 birds of Christmas with an emphasis on Midwestern and Illinois Birds. Have you also been intrigued with the number of birds mentioned in the song The Twelve Days of Christmas? Let’s explore the stories and the birds a little further.

Prepared by Illinois Audubon Society Assistant to the Executive Director Matt Hayes and Assistant Editor Brian “Fox” Ellis.

The twelve numbered historic holiday card images are from Wiki Commons by Xavier Romero-Frias – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid-23287278