Birding Life List

Below are both photos and a life list of the birds I’ve seen, ie, all the birds I’ve seen in my lifetime. Being a photographer, my goal isn’t just to see a certain type of bird, but rather, to also get a good shot of one. My goal is to have my life list matched with a good-to-great photo of each bird. All birds are completely wild and photographed practicing ethical standards.

Bird List

Total Birds: 229
Birds in italics are not pictured here (yet).

  • American Coot
  • American Crow
  • American Dipper
  • American Goldfinch
  • American Goshawk
  • American Kestrel
  • American Oystercatcher
  • American Robin
  • American White Pelican
  • American Widgeon
  • Anhinga
  • Anna’s Hummingbird
  • Ash-Throated Flycatcher
  • Bald Eagle
  • Barn Owl
  • Barn Swallow
  • Barred Owl
  • Barrow’s Goldeneye
  • Belted Kingfisher
  • Black Rosy Finch
  • Black Scoter
  • Black Vulture
  • Black-Bellied Whistling Duck
  • Black-Billed Magpie
  • Black-Capped Chickadee
  • Black-Chinned Hummingbird
  • Black-Crowned Night Heron
  • Black-Headed Grosbeak
  • Black-Necked Stilt
  • Black-Throated Sparrow
  • Blue-Winged Teal
  • Blue Grosbeak
  • Blue Jay
  • Boat-Tailed Grackle
  • Bohemian Waxwing
  • Boreal Chickadee
  • Brewer’s Blackbird
  • Brewer’s Sparrow
  • Broad-Billed Hummingbird
  • Broad-Tailed Hummingbird
  • Brown-Headed Cowbird
  • Brown Creeper
  • Brown Pelican
  • Bufflehead
  • Bullock’s Oriole
  • Cactus Wren
  • California Condor
  • California Quail
  • Calliope Hummingbird
  • Canada Goose
  • Canada Jay
  • Canyon Towhee
  • Carolina Chickadee
  • Carolina Wren
  • Cassin’s Finch
  • Cattle Egret
  • Cedar Waxwing
  • Chipping Sparrow
  • Cinnamon Teal
  • Clark’s Nutcracker
  • Cliff Swallow
  • Common Gallinule
  • Common Goldeneye
  • Common Grackle
  • Common Ground Dove
  • Common Loon
  • Common Merganser
  • Common Nighthawk
  • Common Raven
  • Common Redpoll
  • Common Sandpiper
  • Common Yellowthroat
  • Cooper’s Hawk
  • Curve-Billed Thrasher
  • Dark-Eyed Junco
  • Double-Crested Cormorant
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Dusky Flycatcher
  • Dusky Grouse
  • Eared Grebe
  • Eastern Bluebird
  • Eastern Kingbird
  • Eastern Phoebe
  • Eastern Towhee
  • European Starling
  • Evening Grosbeak
  • Fish Crow
  • Forster’s Tern
  • Gadwall
  • Gambel’s Quail
  • Glaucous Gull
  • Glossy Ibis
  • Golden Eagle
  • Gray Catbird
  • Gray-Crowned Rosy-Finch
  • Great Black-Backed Gull
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Great Egret
  • Great Gray Owl
  • Great Horned Owl
  • Greater Roadrunner
  • Greater Sage-Grouse
  • Greater Yellowlegs
  • Green Heron
  • Green-Tailed Towhee
  • Green-Winged Teal
  • Gyrfalcon
  • Hairy Woodpecker
  • Hammond’s Flycatcher
  • Harlequin Duck
  • Heermann’s Gull
  • Hermit Thrush
  • Herring Gull
  • Hooded Merganser
  • Hooded Oriole
  • Hooded Warbler
  • Horned Grebe
  • Horned Lark
  • House Finch
  • House Sparrow
  • House Wren
  • Killdeer
  • Laughing Gull
  • Lazuli Bunting
  • Least Bittern
  • Lesser Scaup
  • Lewis’s Woodpecker
  • Lincoln’s Sparrow
  • Little Blue Heron
  • Little Egret
  • Loggerhead Shrike
  • Long-Billed Curlew
  • MacGillivray’s Warbler
  • Mallard
  • Marsh Wren
  • Mew Gull
  • Mountain Bluebird
  • Mountain Chickadee
  • Mourning Dove
  • Muscovy Duck
  • Northern Cardinal
  • Northern Flicker
  • Northern Harrier
  • Northern Mockingbird
  • Northern Pygmy Owl
  • Northern Rough-Winged Swallow
  • Northern Saw-Whet Owl
  • Northern Shoveler
  • Northern Shrike
  • Orange-Crowned Warbler
  • Osprey
  • Painted Redstart
  • Palm Warbler
  • Pied-Billed Grebe
  • Pileated Woodpecker
  • Pine Grosbeak
  • Pine Siskin
  • Pine Warbler
  • Prairie Falcon
  • Purple Gallinule
  • Pyrrhuloxia
  • Red Crossbill
  • Red-Bellied Woodpecker
  • Red-Breasted Nuthatch
  • Red-Naped Sapsucker
  • Red-Shouldered Hawk
  • Red-Tailed Hawk
  • Red-Winged Blackbird
  • Redhead
  • Ring-Billed Gull
  • Ring-Necked Duck
  • Rock Dove
  • Rock Sandpiper
  • Rock Wren
  • Rough-Legged Hawk
  • Royal Tern
  • Ruby-Crowned Kinglet
  • Ruddy Duck
  • Ruffed Grouse
  • Rufous Hummingbird
  • Saltmarsh Sparrow
  • Sanderling
  • Sandhill Crane
  • Savannah Sparrow
  • Sharp-Shinned Hawk
  • Short-Eared Owl
  • Snow Goose
  • Snowy Egret
  • Snowy Owl
  • Song Sparrow
  • Sora
  • Spotted Sandpiper
  • Spotted Towhee
  • Steller’s Jay
  • Swainson’s Hawk
  • Swainson’s Thrush
  • Three-Toed Woodpecker
  • Townsend’s Solitaire
  • Tree Swallow
  • Tricolored Heron
  • Trumpeter Swan
  • Tufted Titmouse
  • Turkey Vulture
  • Vermilion Flycatcher
  • Vesper Sparrow
  • Violet-Green Swallow
  • Warbling Vireo
  • Western Bluebird
  • Western Gull
  • Western Meadowlark
  • Western Tanager
  • Western Wood-Pewee
  • White Ibis
  • White-Breasted Nuthatch
  • White-Crowned Sparrow
  • White-Faced Ibis
  • White-Winged Dove
  • Wild Turkey
  • Willet
  • Willow Flycatcher
  • Willow Ptarmigan
  • Wilson’s Snipe
  • Wood Duck
  • Wood Stork
  • Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay
  • Yellow Warbler
  • Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker
  • Yellow-Crowned Night Heron
  • Yellow-Headed Blackbird
  • Yellow-Rumped Warbler