Birding Life List

My birding Life List is at about 410 (As of May 2019) - and that is mainly from birding in Ontario, Florida, Oregon and BC. Going to Alaska, or Arizona or better yet -- South America would perhaps give this list a serious boost.




GEESE and DUCKS
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck (FL)
Greater White-fronted Goose
Snow Goose
Ross's Goose
Cackling Goose
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Trumpeter Swan
Tundra Swan
Wood Duck
Gadwall
American Wigeon
American Black Duck
Mallard
Mottled Duck (FL)
Blue-winged Teal
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Cinnamon Teal (OR)
Canvasback
Redhead
Ring-necked Duck
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
King Eider
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Eurasian Widgeon
Harlequin Duck
Brant


QUAIL and GROUSE
California Quail
Northern Bobwhite  (FL)
Wild Turkey
Spruce Grouse
Ruffed Grouse


LOONS and GREBES
Common Loon
Red throated Loon
Pacific Loon
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe
Eared Grebe
Red necked Grebe
Western Grebe (OR)
Clark's Grebe (OR)




PELICANS, CORMORANTS, and ANHINGA
American White Pelican
Brown Pelican
Brandt's Cormorant (BC)
Double-crested Cormorant
Pelagic Cormorant (BC)
Anhinga (FL)

Alcids, Shearwaters, Petrels
Northern Gannet
Pigeon  Guillemot
Black Guillemot
Razorbill 

HERONS etc.
American Bittern
Least Bittern
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret (FL)
Little Blue Heron(FL)
Tricolored Heron(FL)
Reddish Egret(FL)
Cattle Egret(FL)
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night Heron
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (FL)
White Ibis(FL)
White-faced Ibis
Glossy Ibis
Roseate Spoonbill(FL)



STORKS
Wood Stork(FL)

VULTURES
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture

RAPTORS
Osprey
Bald Eagle
Golden Eagle
Red-shouldered Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Crested Caracara(FL)
Rough Legged Hawk
Northern Harrier
Sharp shinned Hawk
Coopers Hawk
Northern Goshawk
Swainson's Hawk (OR)
Perigrine Falcon
Gyrfalcon
Merlin
American Kestrel
Swallow tailed Kite (FL, ON)
Mississippi Kite
Snail Kite (FL)




RAILS, LIMPKINS, and CRANES
Virginia Rail
Clapper Rail (FL)
Sora
Purple Gallinule (FL)
Common Gallinule
American Coot
Limpkin (FL)
Sandhill Crane



SHOREBIRDS (Plovers through Sandpipers)
Black-bellied Plover
American Golden-Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Piping Plover
Killdeer
Black Oystercatcher (Vancouver BC)
American Oystercatcher (Fort Myers FL)
American Avocet
Spotted Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Willet 
Lesser Yellowlegs
Upland Sandpiper
Whimbrel
Hudsonian Godwit
Marbled Godwit
Ruddy Turnstone
Red Knot
Sanderling
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
Baird's Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Purple Sandpiper
Dunlin
Stilt Sandpiper
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
Long-billed Dowitcher
Wilson's Snipe
American Woodcock
Wilson's Phalarope
Red-necked Phalarope
Purple Sandpiper
Black necked Stilt
Long billed Curlew


GULLS, TERNS, and JAEGERS
Black-legged Kittiwake
Bonaparte's Gull
Sabines Gull
Laughing Gull
Franklin's Gull
Ring-billed Gull
California Gull (?)
Herring Gull
Iceland Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull (BC)
Glaucous Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Caspian Tern
Black Tern
Common Tern
Arctic Tern
Forster's Tern
Royal Tern
Sandwich Tern
Black Skimmer
Parasitic Jaeger
Long-tailed Jaeger
Little Gull


DOVES
Mourning Dove
Common Ground-Dove
White winged Dove
Eurasian Collard Dove
Band tailed Pigeon
Rock Pigeon

CUCKOOS
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Black-billed Cuckoo

OWLS
Eastern Screech-Owl
Snowy Owl
Great Gray Owl
Short-eared Owl
Long-eared Owl
Northern Saw-Whet Owl
Barred Owl (FL)
Burrowing Owl (FL)
Northern Pygmy Owl (OR)
Barn Owl (OR)
Great horned Owl

NIGHTJARS
Common Nighthawk
Chuck Wills Widow
Eastern whip poor Will
Chimney Swift
White throated Swift (OR)

HUMMINGBIRDS
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird (Vancouver BC)
Calliope Hummingbird (OR)

WOODPECKERS
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Lewis’s Woodpecker (Penticton BC)
Pileated Woodpecker
Black Backed Woodpecker (Algonquin)
Red Cockaded Woodpecker (FL)
American Three Toed Woodpecker (OR)
Williamson's Sapsucker (OR)
White Headed Woodpecker (OR)
Red Naped Sapsucker (OR)
Red breasted Sapsucker (OR)



FLYCATCHERS
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Western Wood-Pewee
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Alder Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Say's Phoebe (OR)
Vermilion Flycatcher
Great Crested Flycatcher
Western Kingbird
Eastern Kingbird
Acadian Flycatcher
Gray Kingbird
Dusky Flycatcher(OR)
Hammond's Flycatcher (OR)
Gray Flycatcher (OR)
Great Kiskadee


SHRIKES
Loggerhead Shrike
Northern Shrike

VIREOS
White-eyed Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Philadelphia Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Cassin's Vireo (Oregon)

CORVIDS
Blue Jay
Florida Scrub-Jay
Clark's Nutcracker
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Fish Crow (FL)
Stellar's Jay (OR)
Canada  Jay (Gray Jay)

LARKS
Horned Lark

SWALLOWS
Tree Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Bank Swallow
Barn Swallow
Northern Rough winged Swallow
Violet-green Swallow (BC)

PARIDS through CREEPERS
Black-capped Chickadee
Mountain Chickadee
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Boreal Chickadee
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Bushtit
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Pygmy Nuthatch(OR)
Brown headed Nuthatch (FL)
Brown Creeper

WRENS
Carolina Wren
Bewick's Wren
House Wren
Winter Wren
Marsh Wren
Western Wren
Sedge Wren


GNATCATCHERS
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher


KINGLETS and OLD WORLD WARBLERS
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet

BABBLERS
Wrentit

THRUSHES
Eastern Bluebird
Western Bluebird
Mountain Bluebird
Veery
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Swainson's Thrush
Hermit Thrush
Wood Thrush 
American Robin
Varied Thrush (Heard in Banff Alberta?)




MIMIDS
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher

PIPITS and WAGTAILS
American Pipit

WAXWINGS
Cedar Waxwing


WOOD-WARBLERS
Ovenbird
Louisiana Waterthrush
Northern Waterthrush
Blue-winged Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Connecticut Warbler (?)
Mourning Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Hooded Warbler
American Redstart
Cape May Warbler
Cerulean Warbler
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Palm Warbler
Pine Warbler
Worm eating Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Canada Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Yellow-breasted Chat
Kirtlands Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler ("Myrtle")
*Yellow-rumped Warbler ("Audubon's") (Subspecies)
Townsends Warbler (OR)
Hermit Warbler (OR)
Macgivalry's Warbler (OR)
Black throated grey Warbler (OR)
*Lawrences Warbler (Hybrid)
*Brewsters Warbler (Hybrid)



EMBERIZINE SPARROWS
Spotted Towhee
Eastern Towhee
Green tailed Towhee
American Tree Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Lark Sparrow (Ohio)
Brewer's Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco ("Slate-colored")
Lapland Longspur
Snow Bunting
Grasshopper Sparrow
Henslows Sparrow
Nelson's Sparrow
Clay coloured Sparrow



CARDINALIDS
Summer Tanager
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Black-headed Grosbeak
Lazuli Bunting
Indigo Bunting
Dickcissel
Blue Grosbeak


BLACKBIRDS
Bobolink
Red-winged Blackbird
Tri-coloured Blackbird
Eastern Meadowlark
Western Meadowlark (BC)
Yellow-headed Blackbird (Pointe Mouillee, MI)
Brewer's Blackbird (BC)
Boat-tailed Grackle(FL)
Great-tailed Grackle(FL)
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
Bullock's Oriole

FINCHES
Pine Grosbeak
Purple Finch
House Finch
White-winged Crossbill
Red Crossbill (OR, Algonquin)
Common Redpoll
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch
Evening Grosbeak
Cassin's Finch (OR)




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