Ever see an awesome feather tattoo and wonder what bird it is inspired by? Peacock feathers are a popular choice. Truly, there is a wonderful array of birds that grace the skies of North America. While most of them may not be as vibrant as tropical birds, they are still fascinating to study and photograph. No wonder birdwatching and bird feeding are such popular pastimes! This guide helps you identify different tail feathers you encounter in North America whether you are gardening, hiking, or trying out new techniques you learned from a birdwatching magazine.