Bird Life List

Following is my bird “life list.” I started with a copy of the American Birding Association Checklist, which lists the 976 birds that can be found in North America (as of December 2012). Birds that I have photographed and blogged about show up as green links in the list. Click the name of a bird to see pictures of that bird on my website.

Ducks, Geese, and Swans

Curassows and Guans

  • Plain Chachalaca

New World Quail

  • Mountain Quail
  • Scaled Quail
  • California Quail
  • Gambel's Quail
  • Montezuma Quail

Partridges, Grouse, Turkeys, and Old World Quail

  • Chukar
  • Himalayan Snowcock
  • Gray Partridge
  • Ring-necked Pheasant
  • Ruffed Grouse
  • Greater Sage-Grouse
  • Gunnison Sage-Grouse
  • Spruce Grouse
  • Willow Ptarmigan
  • Rock Ptarmigan
  • White-tailed Ptarmigan
  • Dusky Grouse
  • Sooty Grouse
  • Sharp-tailed Grouse
  • Greater Prairie-Chicken
  • Lesser Prairie-Chicken

Loons

  • Red-throated Loon
  • Arctic Loon
  • Pacific Loon
  • Yellow-billed Loon

Grebes

Flamingos

  • American Flamingo

Albatrosses

  • Yellow-nosed Albatross
  • Shy Albatross
  • Black-browed Albatross
  • Light-mantled Albatross
  • Wandering Albatross
  • Laysan Albatross
  • Black-footed Albatross
  • Short-tailed Albatross

Shearwaters and Petrels

  • Northern Fulmar
  • Great-winged Petrel
  • Providence Petrel
  • Herald Petrel
  • Murphy's Petrel
  • Mottled Petrel
  • Bermuda Petrel
  • Black-capped Petrel
  • Galapagos/Hawaiian Petrel
  • Fea's Petrel
  • Cook's Petrel
  • Stejneger's Petrel
  • Bulwer's Petrel
  • White-chinned Petrel
  • Parkinson's Petrel
  • Streaked Shearwater
  • Cory's Shearwater
  • Cape Verde Shearwater
  • Pink-footed Shearwater
  • Flesh-footed Shearwater
  • Wedge-tailed Shearwater
  • Buller's Shearwater
  • Sooty Shearwater
  • Short-tailed Shearwater
  • Manx Shearwater
  • Townsend's Shearwater
  • Black-vented Shearwater
  • Audubon's Shearwater
  • Little Shearwater

Storm-Petrels

  • Wilson's Storm-Petrel
  • White-faced Storm-Petrel
  • European Storm-Petrel
  • Black-bellied Storm-Petrel
  • Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel
  • Ringed Storm-Petrel
  • Swinhoe's Storm-Petrel
  • Leach's Storm-Petrel
  • Ashy Storm-Petrel
  • Band-rumped Storm-Petrel
  • Wedge-rumped Storm-Petrel
  • Black Storm-Petrel
  • Tristram's Storm-Petrel
  • Least Storm-Petrel

Tropicbirds

  • White-tailed Tropicbird
  • Red-billed Tropicbird
  • Red-tailed Tropicbird

Storks

Frigatebirds

Boobies and Gannets

  • Masked Booby
  • Blue-footed Booby
  • Brown Booby
  • Red-footed Booby

Cormorants

Darters

Pelicans

Bitterns, Herons, and Allies

Ibises and Spoonbills

New World Vultures

Ospreys

Hawks, Kites, Eagles, and Allies

Rails, Gallinules, and Coots

Sungrebes

  • Sungrebe

Limpkins

Cranes

Thick-knees

  • Double-striped Thick-knee

Lapwings and Plovers

Oystercatchers

Stilts and Avocets

Jacanas

  • Northern Jacana

Sandpipers, Phalaropes, and Allies

Pratincoles

  • Oriental Pratincole

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers

Skuas and Jaegers

  • Great Skua
  • South Polar Skua
  • Pomarine Jaeger
  • Parasitic Jaeger
  • Long-tailed Jaeger

Auks, Murres, and Puffins

  • Dovekie
  • Thick-billed Murre
  • Great Auk
  • Pigeon Guillemot
  • Long-billed Murrelet
  • Marbled Murrelet
  • Kittlitz's Murrelet
  • Scripps's Murrelet
  • Guadalupe Murrelet
  • Craveri's Murrelet
  • Ancient Murrelet
  • Cassin's Auklet
  • Parakeet Auklet
  • Least Auklet
  • Whiskered Auklet
  • Crested Auklet
  • Rhinoceros Auklet
  • Horned Puffin
  • Tufted Puffin

Pigeons and Doves

Cuckoos, Roadrunners, and Anis

Barn Owls

  • Barn Owl

Typical Owls

  • Flammulated Owl
  • Oriental Scops-Owl
  • Western Screech-Owl
  • Eastern Screech-Owl
  • Whiskered Screech-Owl
  • Northern Hawk Owl
  • Northern Pygmy-Owl
  • Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl
  • Elf Owl
  • Mottled Owl
  • Spotted Owl
  • Great Gray Owl
  • Long-eared Owl
  • Stygian Owl
  • Short-eared Owl
  • Boreal Owl
  • Northern Saw-whet Owl
  • Brown Hawk-Owl

Goatsuckers

  • Lesser Nighthawk
  • Antillean Nighthawk
  • Common Pauraque
  • Common Poorwill
  • Chuck-will's-widow
  • Buff-collared Nightjar
  • Eastern Whip-poor-will
  • Mexican Whip-poor-will
  • Gray Nightjar

Swifts

  • Black Swift
  • White-collared Swift
  • Vaux's Swift
  • White-throated Needletail
  • Common Swift
  • Fork-tailed Swift
  • White-throated Swift
  • Antillean Palm-Swift

Hummingbirds

  • Green Violetear
  • Green-breasted Mango
  • Magnificent Hummingbird
  • Plain-capped Starthroat
  • Blue-throated Hummingbird
  • Bahama Woodstar
  • Lucifer Hummingbird
  • Black-chinned Hummingbird
  • Anna's Hummingbird
  • Costa's Hummingbird
  • Bumblebee Hummingbird
  • Broad-tailed Hummingbird
  • Allen's Hummingbird
  • Calliope Hummingbird
  • Broad-billed Hummingbird
  • Berylline Hummingbird
  • Buff-bellied Hummingbird
  • Cinnamon Hummingbird
  • Violet-crowned Hummingbird
  • White-eared Hummingbird
  • Xantus's Hummingbird

Trogons

  • Elegant Trogon
  • Eared Quetzal

Hoopoes

  • Eurasian Hoopoe

Kingfishers

Woodpeckers and Allies

Caracaras and Falcons

Lories, Parakeets, Macaws, and Parrots

  • Budgerigar
  • Rosy-faced Lovebird
  • Carolina Parakeet
  • Green Parakeet
  • Thick-billed Parrot
  • White-winged Parakeet
  • Red-crowned Parrot

Tyrant Flycatchers

Becards, Tityras, and Allies

  • Masked Tityra
  • Gray-collared Becard
  • Rose-throated Becard

Shrikes

Vireos

Jays and Crows

  • Gray Jay
  • Brown Jay
  • Green Jay
  • Pinyon Jay
  • Steller's Jay
  • Island Scrub-Jay
  • Western Scrub-Jay
  • Mexican Jay
  • Clark's Nutcracker
  • Black-billed Magpie
  • Yellow-billed Magpie
  • Eurasian Jackdaw
  • Northwestern Crow
  • Tamaulipas Crow
  • Chihuahuan Raven
  • Common Raven

Larks

  • Sky Lark
  • Horned Lark

Swallows

Chickadees and Titmice

  • Black-capped Chickadee
  • Mountain Chickadee
  • Mexican Chickadee
  • Chestnut-backed Chickadee
  • Boreal Chickadee
  • Gray-headed Chickadee
  • Bridled Titmouse
  • Oak Titmouse
  • Juniper Titmouse
  • Black-crested Titmouse

Verdin

  • Verdin

Bushtits

  • Bushtit

Nuthatches

Creepers

  • Brown Creeper

Wrens

Gnatcatchers and Gnatwrens

Dippers

  • American Dipper

Bulbuls

  • Red-whiskered Bulbul

Kinglets

Leaf Warblers

  • Willow Warbler
  • Wood Warbler
  • Dusky Warbler
  • Pallas's Leaf-Warbler
  • Yellow-browed Warbler
  • Arctic Warbler

Sylviid Warblers

  • Lesser Whitethroat
  • Wrentit

Reed Warblers

  • Sedge Warbler

Grassbirds

  • Middendorff's Grasshopper-Warbler
  • Lanceolated Warbler

Old World Flycatchers

  • Gray-streaked Flycatcher
  • Asian Brown Flycatcher
  • Spotted Flycatcher
  • Dark-sided Flycatcher
  • Rufous-tailed Robin
  • Siberian Rubythroat
  • Bluethroat
  • Siberian Blue Robin
  • Red-flanked Bluetail
  • Narcissus Flycatcher
  • Mugimaki Flycatcher
  • Taiga Flycatcher
  • Northern Wheatear
  • Stonechat

Thrushes

Mockingbirds and Thrashers

Starlings

Accentors

  • Siberian Accentor

Wagtails and Pipits

  • Eastern Yellow Wagtail
  • Citrine Wagtail
  • Gray Wagtail
  • White Wagtail
  • Tree Pipit
  • Olive-backed Pipit
  • Pechora Pipit
  • Red-throated Pipit
  • Sprague's Pipit

Waxwings

Silky-flycatchers

  • Gray Silky-flycatcher
  • Phainopepla

Olive Warblers

  • Olive Warbler

Longspurs and Snow Buntings

  • Lapland Longspur
  • Chestnut-collared Longspur
  • Smith's Longspur
  • McCown's Longspur
  • McKay's Bunting

Wood-Warblers

Bananaquits

  • Bananaquit

Tanagers

  • Western Spindalis

Emberizids

Cardinals, Piranga Tanagers and Allies

Blackbirds

Fringilline and Cardueline Finches and Allies

  • Common Chaffinch
  • Brambling
  • Asian Rosy-Finch
  • Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch
  • Black Rosy-Finch
  • Brown-capped Rosy-Finch
  • Pine Grosbeak
  • Eurasian Bullfinch
  • Common Rosefinch
  • Purple Finch
  • Cassin's Finch
  • Red Crossbill
  • White-winged Crossbill
  • Common Redpoll
  • Hoary Redpoll
  • Eurasian Siskin
  • Lesser Goldfinch
  • Lawrence's Goldfinch
  • Oriental Greenfinch
  • Evening Grosbeak
  • Hawfinch

Old World Sparrows