The Ornithology Collection

inspired by birds.

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100% Superwash Merino.
Grown and spun in the USA. Hand dyed in Vermont.
Fingering - 50g and 100g skeins. 200 and 400 yards, respectively. Recommended needle size: #2
Worsted - 50g and 100g skeins. 85 and 175 yards, respectively. Recommended needle size: #6-#8

Colorways:

 

Anna's Hummingbird

This colorway is inspired by the Anna's Hummingbird. A colorful little bird living along the pacific coast of the United States and belonging to the hummingbird family. This bird is currently not endangered and you can read more about it on the Audubon Society's Online Guide To North American Birds.  

Atlantic Puffin

This colorway is inspired by the Atlantic Puffin. A sea bird living along the upper east coast of the US and Canada, and belonging to the taxonomic family of Auks, Murres, and Puffins. Although this bird is not listed as an endangered species its population is declining, you can read more about current conservation efforts on the Audubon Society's Online Guide To North American Birds.

Barn Owl

This colorway is inspired by the striking Barn Owl. This foraging predator can be found on six different continents and a lot of islands too! You can read more about this bird on the Audobon Society’s website by clicking here.

Bee Eater

This colorway is inspired by the colorful little Bee Eater. The bee eater belongs to the family of birds called Meropidae, and it is the only member of the Meropidae family that can be found in Australia! You can read more about this bright bird by clicking here.

BlAck rosy finch

This colorway is inspired by the Black Rosy Finch. An uncommon bird living in the northern Great Basin region and belonging to the finch family. This bird is currently climate endangered and you can read more about its current conservation efforts on the Audubon Society's Online Guide To North American Birds.  

blue jay

This colorway is inspired by the Blue Jay. A bright little bird living in the eastern and central areas of the US and belonging to the taxonomic family of crows, magpies, and jays. This bird is currently not endangered and you can read more about it on the Audubon Society's Online Guide To North American Birds.  

bufflehead

This colorway is inspired by the Bufflehead. A beautiful bird living in the parklands of Canada and Alaska, and belonging to the taxonomic family of Ducks and Geese. This bird is currently climate endangered and you can read more about its conservation efforts on the Audubon Society's Online Guide To North American Birds.  

california quail

This colorway is inspired by the California Quail. A small bird living along the California Coast and belonging to the taxonomic family of New World Quails. This bird is currently not endangered and you can read more about it on the Audubon Society's Online Guide To North American Birds.

dark eyed junco

This colorway is inspired by the Dark Eyed Junco. A common bird living all over the US and Canada and belonging to the taxonomic family of New World Sparrows. This bird is abundant and widespread and you can read more about it on Audubon Society's Online Guide To North American Birds.  

Green Heron

This colorway is inspired by the Green Heron. An elegant bird living in coastal and inland wetlands across the United States and Central America and belonging to the taxonomic family of Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns. This bird is currently not endangered and you can read more about it on Audubon Society's Online Guide To North American Birds.  

green jay

This colorway is inspired by the Green Jay. A bright bird living in southern Texas and belonging to the taxonomic family of Magpies, Crows, and Jays. This bird's population is currently stable and increasing, and you can read more about it on Audubon Society's Online Guide To North American Birds.

house finch

This colorway is inspired by the House Finch. A small bird living across the United States and belonging to the Finch family. This bird is currently extremely common and you can read more about it on Audubon Society's Online Guide To North American Birds.  

indigo bunting

This colorway is inspired by the Indigo Bunting. A bright bird living in the eastern region of the US and belonging to the taxonomic family of Buntings, Grosbeaks, and Cardinals. This bird is currently not endangered and you can read more about it on Audubon Society's Online Guide To North American Birds.

kestrel

This colorway is inspired by the American Kestrel. A striking bird living across the United States and Canada and belonging to the Falcon family. This bird is currently climate threatened and you can read more about it on the Audubon Society's Online Guide To North American Birds.  

Kingfisher

This colorway is inspired by Kingfisher, a bright little bird that fishes in rivers using its special vision that allows it to see prey underwater. You can read more about this bird by clicking here.

mandarin duck

This colorway is inspired by the Mandarin Duck. An elegant duck living in East Asia and belonging to the Duck and Geese family. This bird is currently not endangered and you can read more about it here.

Northern Gannet

This colorway is inspired by the Northern Gannet. They are seabirds that nest in colonies as large as 75,000 pairs on both sides of the North Atlantic! They are seasonal migrators and amazing divers. You can read more about them on the National Audubon Society’s website by clicking here.

Nuthatch

This colorway is inspired by the Nuthatch which can commonly be found at bird feeders across North America. You can read more about this energetic little bird on the Audobon Society’s website by clicking here.

pink robin

This colorway is inspired by the Pink Robin. A beautiful little bird living in the southeastern region of Australia and belonging to the Thrush family. This bird is currently not endangered and you can read more about it here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink_robin.

Robin's nest

This colorway is inspired by the eggs and nest of the American Robin. A bright bird living across the United States and Canada, and belonging to the Thrush family. This bird is currently extremely common and you can read more about it on the Audubon Society's Online Guide To North American Birds.  

Rufous Tailed Hummingbrid

This colorway is inspired by the Rufous Tailed Hummingbird. The Rufous-Tailed hummingbird is a medium-sized hummingbird that breeds from East-Central Mexico, through Central America and Colombia, east to western Venezuela and south through western Ecuador to near the border with Peru. I am familiar with this hummingbird, as I grew up in Central and South America! So this one is a childhood favorite. You can read more about this beautiful bird by clicking here.

Snowy Owl

This colorway is inspired by the Snowy Owl. A striking bird living along the upper border of the United States and throughout Canada, and belonging to the owl family. This bird is currently climate threatened and you can read more about it on the Audubon Society's Online Guide To North American Birds.  

Warbler

This colorway is inspired by the Prothonotary Warbler. A bright little bird living in the Eastern US and belonging to the Wood Warbler family. This bird is currently endangered and you can read more about its conservation efforts on the Audubon Society's Online Guide To North American Birds.  

Wood Duck

This colorway is inspired by the Wood Duck. A beautiful bird living in the Eastern US and along the California Coast and belonging to the Duck/Geese family. This bird is currently climate threatened and you can read more about it on the Audubon Society's Online Guide To North American Birds.  

Semisolids:

Bee Eater Blue

bufflehead purple

 
 

Bunting blue

bunting brown

Finch Blush

Finch Brown

Gannet Pink

Heron's Nest

jay blue

jay green

Kestrel Orange

Kestrel Red

Puffin Blue

Rosy Finch Purple

Warbler Yellow

Pale Gray

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light gray

Medium Gray

Dark Gray

Birds of a Feather Bundles