My Life List

Ducks/Geeses/Swans
black bellied whistling ducks
canadian geese
mute swan
muscovy duck
wood duck
mallard
blue wing teal
northern shoveler
cinnamon teal
green winged teal
redhead
ring neck duck
lesser scaup
long tailed duck
red breasted merganser
hooded merganser
ruddy duck
black necked swan
white winged scoter
shelduck
gadwall
bufflehead
canvasback
northern pintail
american wigeon

Seabirds
common loon
horned grebe
pied grebe
brown pelican
white pelican
double crested cormorant
anhinga
magnificent frigatebird
pomarine jaeger
Razorbill
brown booby
great cormorant

Big Birds
least bittern
american bittern
great blue heron
great egret
snowy egret
blue heron
tricolored heron
reddish heron
cattle egret
green heron
black crowned night heron
yellow crowned night heron
glossy ibis
white faced ibis
white ibis
spoonbill
wood stork
Wurdemann’s heron
White morph great blue heron
great egret/great blue heron hybrid

Birds of Prey
turkey vulture
black vulture
osprey
swallow tailed kite
bald eagle
coopers hawk
red shoulder hawk
red tail hawk
american kestrel
great horned owl
burrowing owl
barred owl
belted kingfisher
mississippi kite
snail kite
short tailed hawk
zone tailed hawk
caracara
Harrier Hawk

Rails/Gallinules/Limpkins/Cranes
purple gallinule
common moorhen
coot
limpkin
sandhill crane
sora rail
virginia rail

Shorebirds
black bellied plover
snowy plover
wilson’s plover
kildeer
semipalmated plover
piping plover
american oystercatcher
black neck stilt
spotted sandpiper
willet
lesser yellowlegs
greater yellowlegs
long billed curlew
marbled godwit
ruddy turnstone
red knot
sanderling
least sandpiper
dunlin
short billed dowitcher
wilson’s snipe
solitary sandpiper
whimbrel
golden plover

Gulls/Terns/etc.
laughing gull
ring-billed gull
herring gull
least tern
caspian tern
black tern
forster’s tern
royal tern
sandwich tern
black skimmer
common tern
kittiwake
great black backed gull
Franklin’s gull
Masked booby
Brown noddy
Sooty tern

City birds
rock pigeon
white pigeon
eurasian collared dove
morning dove
common ground dove
budgie
monk parakeet
white winged dove
White crowned pigeon
black hooded parakeet
black billed magpie

Weird or other category
groove billed ani
smooth billed ani
ruby thoated hummingbird
rufous hummingbird
loggerhead shrike
tree swallow
barn swallow
northern bobwhite
cliff swallow
Chuck-will’s-widow

Woodpeckers
red headed woodpecker
red bellied woodpecker
yellow bellied sapsucker
downy
hairy
pileated woodpecker
norther flicker
acorn woodpecker
horned lark

Flycatchers/Phoebes/etc
eastern wood pewee
eastern phoebe
eastern kingbird
western kingbird
scissortailed flycatcher
least flycatcher
acadian flycatcher

Little birds
Yellow throated vireo
carolina chickadee
black capped chickadee
mountain chickadee
tufted titmouse
carolina wren
blue gray gnatcatcher
wood thrush
american robin
gray catbird
brown thrasher
european starling
cedar waxwing
summer tanager
scarlet tanager
western tanager
green-tailed towhee
eastern towhee
chipping sparrow
grasshopper sparrow
white crowned sparrow
lark sparrow
song sparrow
black eyed junco
indigo bunting
painted bunting
bobolink
eastern meadowlark
orchard oriole
baltimore oriole
house finch
house sparrow
bluebird
white eyed vireo
brown-headed nuthatch
white breasted nuthatch
savannah sparrow
red eyed vireo
spotted towhee
American goldfinch
rose breasted grosbeak
blue grosbeak
yellow billed cuckoo
blue headed vireo
Hutton’s vireo
plumbeous vireo
Bell’s vireo
philadelphia vireo
swainson’s thrush
northern waterthrush
ovenbird
western meadowlark

Warblers I know for sure
northern parula
yellow warbler
magnolia warbler
yellow rumped warbler
yellow throated warbler
pine warbler
prairie warbler
palm warbler
black & white warbler
american redstart
common yellowthroat
hooded warbler
prothonotary warber
cape may warbler
black throated blue warbler
blackpoll warbler
tennessee warbler
bay breasted warbler
black throated green warbler
Kentucky warbler

Mean birds
blue jay
american crow
fish crow
mockingbird
cardinal
red-winged blackbird
boat tailed grackle
common grackle
yellow headed blackbird
steller jay
raven

3 Responses to My Life List

  1. Bob Zeller says:

    Impressive life list, Dina. I don’t know what your total is, but it looks like it beats my 257.

  2. Jamie@Swamped says:

    Great Idea! I think I might add one of these to my blog!

  3. britblog1967 says:

    Hahaha. I love that you have a “Mean Birds” list 🙂

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