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Bird Up Your Zoom Calls With These Audubon Backgrounds

Spread the joy of birds—and native plants—at your next friendly gathering or weekly meeting.

No doubt about it: We're living in a whole new world. One in which virtual happy hours are the norm and work gets done by teams that look like they are competing on Hollywood Squares. Fortunately, you can mix it up on all those video conferences with custom backgrounds. Below are 14 Audubon backdrops that will add a much-needed dose of nature to any Zoom call. See an image you like? Just click on the download button to access the file. And for those new to Zoom, a couple of quick tips:

  • To change your background, the easiest way is to click the arrow tab next to the video icon during a live session. Choose "Virtual Background," upload your photo, and you're all set. (On mobile, you can access the backround option by clicking on the three little dots and choosing "More.") 
     
  • Once you upload your photo, the image and text will appear reverse on your screen. Do not panic. What everyone else sees is the mirror image of your screen, so you're good to go. 

Note: Audubon is providing these images to be used exclusively as video or desktop backgrounds. Please do not repurpose these images for other uses. Thank you.

Burrowing Owl — Download 

 

Snowy Owl  — Download 

 

Northern Saw-Whet Owl — Download 

Anna's Hummingbird — Download 

 

Monarch Butterflies — Download 

 

Mountain Bluebird — Download 

 

"Gang of Warblers" Mural — Download 

 

Greater Sage-Grouse  — Download 

 

Audubon's Tundra Swan  — Download 

 

Scarlet Macaw Chicks  — Download 

 

Ospreys — Download 

 

Magnificent Frigatebird  — Download 

 

Tricolored Heron  — Download 

 

Audubon's Oystercatcher  — Download 

Illustration: John James Audubon/National Audubon Society

 

Cardinal Flowers and Meadow  — Download 

 

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