Life List

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle

Since 2009, I have been documenting all of the wildlife that I’ve photographed in my travels.  These ‘life lists’, as they are commonly called, contain everything I’ve identified and/or photographed since the beginning.

Below is my birding life list, in the order used by the American Ornithologists’ Union.  You can search my blog for where I’ve spotted and photographed these species.  Birds photographed or identified outside of New York will be specifically noted.  All photos are my own.

WATERFOWL

GALLINACEOUS BIRDS

LOONS

  • Red-throated Loon – (Madison, Connecticut)
  • Common Loon – non-breeding photo – (Kennebunkport, Maine)

GREBES

FRIGATEBIRDS

  • Magnificent Frigatebird – (Domincan Republic)

CORMORANTS

  • Double-crested Cormorant – photo

PELICANS

  • Brown Pelican – (Dominican Republic)

HERONS and Allies

  • Great Blue Heron – photo
  • Great Egret – photo
  • Snowy Egret – photo – (Madison, Connecticut)
  • Little Blue Heron – photo – (Madison, Connecticut)
  • Cattle Egret – photo – (Dominican Republic)
  • Green Heron – photo
  • Black-crowned Night-Heron – photo
  • Glossy Ibis – photo – (Madison, Connecticut)

DIURNAL RAPTORS

COOTS

  • American Coot – photo

CRANES

  • Sandhill Crane – photo

SHOREBIRDS and GULLS

PIGEONS and DOVES

  • Rock Pigeon – photo
  • White-crowned Pigeon – photo – (Dominican Republic)
  • Mourning Dove – photo

CUCKOOS

  • Yellow-billed Cuckoo – photo
  • Black-billed Cuckoo – photo

OWLS

  • Eastern Screech-Owl
  • Great Horned Owl – photo
  • Snowy Owl – photo
  • Barred Owl – photo
  • Short-eared Owl – photo

SWIFTS and HUMMINGBIRDS

KINGFISHERS

WOODPECKERS

FALCONS

PARROTS

  • Hispaniolan Parrot – photo – (Dominican Republic)

TYRANT FLYCATCHERS

  • Eastern Wood-Pewee – photo
  • Willow Flycatcher – photo
  • Least Flycatcher – photo
  • Eastern Phoebe – photo
  • Great Crested Flycatcher – photo
  • Eastern Kingbird – photo
  • Gray Kingbird – photo – (Dominican Republic)

VIREOS

  • White-eyed Vireo – photo
  • Yellow-throated Vireo – photo
  • Blue-headed Vireo – photo
  • Warbling Vireo – photo
  • Red-eyed Vireo – photo
  • Black-whiskered Vireo – photo – (Dominican Republic)

JAYS and CROWS

  • Blue Jay – photo
  • American Crow – photo
  • White-necked Crow – (Dominican Republic)
  • Fish Crow – photo
  • Common Raven – photo

LARKS

  • Horned Lark – (Madison, Connecticut)

SWALLOWS

  • Tree Swallow – photo
  • Northern Rough-winged Swallow – photo
  • Bank Swallow – photo
  • Barn Swallow – photo

CHICKADEES

  • Black-capped Chickadee – photo
  • Tufted Titmouse – photo

NUTHATCHES

  • Red-Breasted Nuthatch – photo
  • White-Breasted Nuthatch – photo

CREEPERS

  • Brown Creeper – photo

WRENS

GNATCATCHERS

  • Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher – photo

KINGLETS

  • Golden-crowned Kinglet – photo
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet – photo

THRUSHES

MIMICS

  • Gray Catbird – photo
  • Northern Mockingbird – photo
  • Brown Thrasher – photo

STARLINGS

  • European Starling – photo

WAXWINGS

  • Cedar Waxwing – photo

PALMCHATS

  • Palmchat – photo – (Dominican Republic)

LONGSPURS AND SNOW BUNTINGS

  • Lapland Longspur – (Madison, Connecticut)
  • Snow Bunting – photo – (Madison, Connecticut & Milford, Connecticut)

WOOD-WARBLERS

  • Ovenbird – photo
  • Worm-eating Warbler – photo
  • Louisiana Waterthrush – photo
  • Northern Waterthrush – photo
  • Blue-winged Warbler – photo
  • Black-and-white Warbler – photo
  • Tennessee Warbler – photo
  • Nashville Warbler – photo
  • Common Yellowthroat – male photofemale photo
  • American Redstart – photo
  • Cape May Warbler – photo
  • Northern Parula – photo
  • Magnolia Warbler – photo
  • Bay-breasted Warbler – photo
  • Blackburnian Warbler – photo
  • Yellow Warbler – photo
  • Chestnut-sided Warbler – photo
  • Blackpoll Warbler – photo
  • Black-throated Blue Warbler – photo
  • Palm Warbler – photo
  • Pine Warbler – photo
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler – photo
  • Yellow-throated Warbler – (Dominican Republic)
  • Prairie Warbler – photo
  • Black-throated Green Warbler – photo
  • Wilson’s Warbler – photo

BANANAQUITS

  • Bananaquit – photo – (Dominican Republic)

SPARROWS

  • Eastern Towhee – male photo
  • American Tree Sparrow – photo
  • Chipping Sparrow – photo
  • Field Sparrow – photo
  • Savannah Sparrow – photo
  • Fox Sparrow – photo
  • Song Sparrow – photo
  • Lincoln’s Sparrow – photo
  • Swamp Sparrow – photo
  • White-throated Sparrow – photo
  • White-crowned Sparrow – photo
  • Dark-eyed Junco – photo

TANAGERS and GROSBEAKS

BLACKBIRDS

FINCHES

OLD WORLD SPARROWS