Yes, that is real birch bark from trees that to be removed this past summer. Brilliance ink was used to stamp on the black glossy paper.
Paper pieceing was done for the bird's body and acrylic paints were used on the background.
I cut some embellishment frames dies from a coke can with my Cuttlebug. I first added a piece of craft foam to the back so the dimension would be retained.
Mr. Raven enjoyed the last berries of the summer. Lots of distress ink applied with cut n dry sponges.