Chasing Birds

I've got a garden to tend, birds to find, beers to drink, and stories to share.

Life List

All bird species that I’ve observed to date. Lists updated periodically.

North America

Common NameFamilySpecies Info (coming soon)
Greater White-fronted GooseDucks, Geese & Swans
Snow GooseDucks, Geese & Swans
Ross's GooseDucks, Geese & Swans
Canada GooseDucks, Geese & Swans
Mute SwanDucks, Geese & Swans
Trumpeter SwanDucks, Geese & Swans
Tundra SwanDucks, Geese & Swans
Muscovy DuckDucks, Geese & Swans
Wood DuckDucks, Geese & Swans
GadwallDucks, Geese & Swans
Eurasian WigeonDucks, Geese & Swans
American WigeonDucks, Geese & Swans
MallardDucks, Geese & Swans
Blue-winged TealDucks, Geese & Swans
Cinnamon TealDucks, Geese & Swans
Northern ShovelerDucks, Geese & Swans
Northern PintailDucks, Geese & Swans
Green-winged TealDucks, Geese & Swans
CanvasbackDucks, Geese & Swans
RedheadDucks, Geese & Swans
Ring-necked DuckDucks, Geese & Swans
Greater ScaupDucks, Geese & Swans
Lesser ScaupDucks, Geese & Swans
Surf ScoterDucks, Geese & Swans
BuffleheadDucks, Geese & Swans
Common GoldeneyeDucks, Geese & Swans
Hooded MerganserDucks, Geese & Swans
Common MerganserDucks, Geese & Swans
Red-breasted MerganserDucks, Geese & Swans
Ruddy DuckDucks, Geese & Swans
Ring-necked PheasantTurkeys & Grouse
Ruffed GrouseTurkeys & Grouse
Greater Sage-grouseTurkeys & Grouse
Willow PtarmiganTurkeys & Grouse
Greater Prairie-chickenTurkeys & Grouse
Wild TurkeyTurkeys & Grouse
Mountain QuailQuails
California QuailQuails
Gambel's QuailQuails
Northern BobwhiteQuails
Pacific LoonLoons
Common LoonLoons
Pied-billed GrebeGrebes
Horned GrebeGrebes
Eared GrebeGrebes
Western GrebeGrebes
Clark's GrebeGrebes
Black-footed AlbatrossAlbatross
Sooty ShearwaterPetrels & Shearwaters
American White PelicanPelicans
Brown PelicanPelicans
Brandt's CormorantCormorants
Double-crested CormorantCormorants
Pelagic CormorantCormorants
AnhingaAnhinga
Magnificent FrigatebirdFrigatebirds
American BitternBitterns, Herons & Egrets
Great Blue HeronBitterns, Herons & Egrets
Great EgretBitterns, Herons & Egrets
Snowy EgretBitterns, Herons & Egrets
Little Blue HeronBitterns, Herons & Egrets
Tricolored HeronBitterns, Herons & Egrets
Cattle EgretBitterns, Herons & Egrets
Green HeronBitterns, Herons & Egrets
Black-crowned Night-heronBitterns, Herons & Egrets
White IbisIbises
White-faced IbisIbises
Roseate SpoonbillIbises
Wood StorkStorks
Black VultureVultures
Turkey VultureVultures
California CondorVultures
OspreyOsprey
White-tailed KiteHawks, Eagels & Kites
Bald EagleHawks, Eagels & Kites
Northern HarrierHawks, Eagels & Kites
Sharp-shinned HawkHawks, Eagels & Kites
Cooper's HawkHawks, Eagels & Kites
Northern GoshawkHawks, Eagels & Kites
Red-shouldered HawkHawks, Eagels & Kites
Broad-winged HawkHawks, Eagels & Kites
Swainson's HawkHawks, Eagels & Kites
Red-tailed HawkHawks, Eagels & Kites
Ferruginous HawkHawks, Eagels & Kites
Rough-legged HawkHawks, Eagels & Kites
Golden EagleHawks, Eagels & Kites
American KestrelFalcons
MerlinFalcons
Peregrine FalconFalcons
Prairie FalconFalcons
Purple GallinuleRails & Coots
Common MoorhenRails & Coots
American CootRails & Coots
Sandhill CraneCranes
KilldeerPlovers
Black OystercatcherOystercatchers
Black-necked StiltAvocets & Stilts
American AvocetAvocets & Stilts
Spotted SandpiperSandpipers
Solitary SandpiperSandpipers
Greater YellowlegsSandpipers
WilletSandpipers
Upland SandpiperSandpipers
Long-billed CurlewSandpipers
Marbled GodwitSandpipers
Western SandpiperSandpipers
Long-billed DowitcherSandpipers
Wilson's SnipeSandpipers
American WoodcockSandpipers
Wilson's PhalaropeSandpipers
Red-necked PhalaropeSandpipers
Bonaparte's GullGulls, Terns, & Skimmers
Laughing GullGulls, Terns, & Skimmers
Heerman's GullGulls, Terns, & Skimmers
Ring-billed GullGulls, Terns, & Skimmers
Western GullGulls, Terns, & Skimmers
California GullGulls, Terns, & Skimmers
Herring GullGulls, Terns, & Skimmers
Glaucous-winged GullGulls, Terns, & Skimmers
Caspian TernGulls, Terns, & Skimmers
Forster's TernGulls, Terns, & Skimmers
Pigeon GuillemotAuks, Murres, & Puffins
Rock PigeonPigeons & Doves
Band-tailed PigeonPigeons & Doves
Eurasian Collared-dovePigeons & Doves
White-winged DovePigeons & Doves
Mourning DovePigeons & Doves
Greater RoadrunnerCuckoos & Roadrunners
Barn OwlBarn Owls
Western Screech-owlTrue Owls
Eastern Screech-owlTrue Owls
Great-horned OwlTrue Owls
Snowy OwlTrue Owls
Northern Pygmy-owlTrue Owls
Burrowing OwlTrue Owls
Barred OwlTrue Owls
Great Gray OwlTrue Owls
Common NighthawkNighthawks & Nightjars
Common PoorwillNighthawks & Nightjars
White-throated SwiftSwifts
Ruby-throated HummingbirdHummingbirds
Anna's HummingbirdHummingbirds
Broad-tailed HummingbirdHummingbirds
Rufous HummingbirdHummingbirds
Belted KingfisherHummingbirds
Lewis's WoodpeckerWoodpeckers
Red-headed WoodpeckerWoodpeckers
Acorn WoodpeckerWoodpeckers
Red-bellied WoodpeckerWoodpeckers
Williamson's SapsuckerWoodpeckers
Yellow-bellied SapsuckerWoodpeckers
Red-naped SapsuckerWoodpeckers
Red-breasted SapsuckerWoodpeckers
Ladder-backed WoodpeckerWoodpeckers
Nuttall's WoodpeckerWoodpeckers
Downy WoodpeckerWoodpeckers
Hairy WoodpeckerWoodpeckers
White-headed WoodpeckerWoodpeckers
Black-backed WoodpeckerWoodpeckers
Northern FlickerWoodpeckers
Pileated WoodpeckerWoodpeckers
Olive-sided FlycatcherFlycatchers
Western Wood-peweeFlycatchers
Least FlycatcherFlycatchers
Dusky FlycatcherFlycatchers
Cordilleran FlycatcherFlycatchers
Black PhoebeFlycatchers
Eastern PhoebeFlycatchers
Say's PhoebeFlycatchers
Ash-throated FlycatcherFlycatchers
Great Crested FlycatcherFlycatchers
Western KingbirdFlycatchers
Eastern KingbirdFlycatchers
Loggerhead ShrikeShrikes
Northern ShrikeShrikes
Bell's VireoVireos
Plumbeous VireoVireos
Cassin's VireoVireos
Warbling VireoVireos
Red-eyed VireoVireos
Stellar's JayCrows & Jays
Blue JayCrows & Jays
Western Scrub-jayCrows & Jays
Pinyon JayCrows & Jays
Clark's NutcrackerCrows & Jays
Black-billed MagpieCrows & Jays
Yellow-billed MagpieCrows & Jays
American CrowCrows & Jays
Chihuahuan RavenCrows & Jays
Common RavenCrows & Jays
Horned LarkLarks
Tree SwallowMartins & Swallows
Violet-green SwallowMartins & Swallows
Northern Rough-winged SwallowMartins & Swallows
Bank SwallowMartins & Swallows
Cliff SwallowMartins & Swallows
Barn SwallowMartins & Swallows
Black-capped ChickadeeTitmice & Chickadees
Mountain ChickadeeTitmice & Chickadees
Oak TitmouseTitmice & Chickadees
Tufted TitmouseTitmice & Chickadees
VerdinVerdins
BushtitBushtits
Red-breasted NuthatchNuthatches
White-breasted NuthatchNuthatches
Pygmy NuthatchNuthatches
Brown CreeperCreepers
Rock WrenWrens
Canyon WrenWrens
Bewick's WrenWrens
House WrenWrens
Winter WrenWrens
Marsh WrenWrens
American DipperDippers
Golden-crowned KingletKinglets
Ruby-crowned KingletKinglets
Blue-gray GnatcatcherGnatcatchers & Old World Warblers
Black-tailed GnatcatcherGnatcatchers & Old World Warblers
Eastern BluebirdThrushes
Western BluebirdThrushes
Mountain BluebirdThrushes
Townsend's SolitaireThrushes
VeeryThrushes
Swainson's ThrushThrushes
Hermit ThrushThrushes
Wood ThrushThrushes
American RobinThrushes
Varied ThrushThrushes
WrentitBabblers
Gray CatbirdMockingbirds & Thrashers
Northern MockingbirdMockingbirds & Thrashers
Sage ThrasherMockingbirds & Thrashers
Brown ThrasherMockingbirds & Thrashers
Curve-billed ThrasherMockingbirds & Thrashers
European StarlingStarlings & Mynas
Common MynaStarlings & Mynas
American PipitWagtails & Pipits
Bohemian WaxwingWaxwings
Cedar WaxwingWaxwings
PhainopeplaSilky Flycatchers
Blue-winged WarblerWood-Warblers
Orange-crowned WarblerWood-Warblers
NashvilleWarblerWood-Warblers
Northern ParulaWood-Warblers
Yellow WarblerWood-Warblers
Capy May WarblerWood-Warblers
Yellow-rumped WarblerWood-Warblers
Black-throated Gray WarblerWood-Warblers
Townsend's WarblerWood-Warblers
Blackburnian WarblerWood-Warblers
Yellow-throated WarblerWood-Warblers
Palm WarblerWood-Warblers
Black-and-white WarblerWood-Warblers
American RedstartWood-Warblers
OvenbirdWood-Warblers
MacGillivray's WarblerWood-Warblers
Common YellowthroatWood-Warblers
Wilson's WarblerWood-Warblers
Yellow-breasted ChatWood-Warblers
Summer TanagerTanagers
Scarlet TanagerTanagers
Western TanagerTanagers
Green-tailed TowheeSparrows
Spotted TowheeSparrows
Eastern TowheeSparrows
California TowheeSparrows
Rufous-crowned SparrowSparrows
American Tree SparrowSparrows
Chipping SparrowSparrows
Clay-colored SparrowSparrows
Bewer's SparrowSparrows
Field SparrowSparrows
Vesper SparrowSparrows
Vesper SparrowSparrows
Lark SparrowSparrows
Sage SparrowSparrows
Lark BuntingSparrows
Savannah SparrowSparrows
Grasshopper SparrowSparrows
Baird's SparrowSparrows
Fox SparrowSparrows
Song SparrowSparrows
Lincoln's SparrowSparrows
Harris's SparrowSparrows
White-crowned SparrowSparrows
Golden-crowned SparrowSparrows
Dark-eyed JuncoSparrows
McCown's LongspurSparrows
Chestnut-collared LongspurSparrows
Snow BuntingSparrows
Northern CardinalCardinals & Grosbeaks
PyrrhuloxiaCardinals & Grosbeaks
Rose-breasted GrosbeakCardinals & Grosbeaks
Black-headed GrosbeakCardinals & Grosbeaks
Blue GrosbeakCardinals & Grosbeaks
Lazuli BuntingCardinals & Grosbeaks
Indigo BuntingCardinals & Grosbeaks
DickcisselCardinals & Grosbeaks
BobolinkBlackbirds
Red-winged BlackbirdBlackbirds
Eastern MeadowlarkBlackbirds
Western MeadowlarkBlackbirds
Yellow-headed BlackbirdBlackbirds
Brewer's BlackbirdBlackbirds
Common GrackleBlackbirds
Boat-tailed GrackleBlackbirds
Great-tailed GrackleBlackbirds
Brown-headed CowbirdBlackbirds
Orchard OrioleBlackbirds
Bullock's OrioleBlackbirds
Baltimore OrioleBlackbirds
Purple FinchFinches
Cassin's FinchFinches
House FinchFinches
Red CrossbillFinches
Common RedpollFinches
Pine SiskinFinches
Lesser GoldfinchFinches
Lawrence's GoldfinchFinches
American GoldfinchFinches
House SparrowOld World Sparrows
Atlantic PuffinAuks, Murres, & Puffins
American Black DuckDucks, Geese & Swans
ChukarTurkeys & Grouse
Dusky GrouseTurkeys & Grouse
Sharp-tailed GrouseTurkeys & Grouse
Red-necked GrebeGrebes
Neotropic CormorantCormorants
Virginia RailRails & Coots
Semipalmated PloverPlovers
WhimbrelSandpipers
Ruddy TurnstoneSandpipers
Black TurnstoneSandpipers
Red KnotSandpipers
SurfbirdSandpipers
SanderlingSandpipers
DunlinSandpipers
Least SandpiperSandpipers
Short-billed DowitcherSandpipers
Commone MurreAuks, Murres, & Puffins
Ancient MurreletAuks, Murres, & Puffins
Cassin's AukletAuks, Murres, & Puffins
Franklin's GullGulls, Terns, & Skimmers
Mew GullGulls, Terns, & Skimmers
Least TernGulls, Terns, & Skimmers
Common TernGulls, Terns, & Skimmers
Long-eared OwlTrue Owls
Chimney SwiftSwifts
Purple MartinMartins & Swallows
Costa's HummingbirdHummingbirds
Calliope HummingbirdHummingbirds
Allen's HummingbirdHummingbirds
American Three-toed WoodpeckerWoodpeckers
Eastern Wood-peweeFlycatchers
Willow FlycatcherFlycatchers
Hammond's FlycatcherFlycatchers
Gray FlycatcherFlycatchers
Gray VireoVireos
Yellow-throated VireoVireos
Gray JayCrows & Jays
Cave SwallowMartins & Swallows
Juniper TitmouseTitmice & Chickadees
California ThrasherMockingbirds & Thrashers
Northern WaterthrushWood-Warblers
Virginia's WarblerWood-Warblers
Mourning WarblerWood-Warblers
Chestnut-sided WarblerWood-Warblers
Black-throated Green WarblerWood-Warblers
Black-chinned SparrowSparrows
Black-throated SparrowSparrows
Nelson's SparrowSparrows
White-throated SparrowSparrows
Brown-capped Rosy-FinchFinches
White-winged CrossbillFinches

Australia

NameLocationComments
Adelaide RosellaThe Block
Australian HobbyRaptor Domain, KICaptive bird
Australian MagpieAdelaide
Australian PelicanStokes Bay
Australian Pied OystercatcherKangaroo Island
Australian RavenKangaroo Island
Australian Reed-warblerLaratinga Wetlands
Australian ShelduckBelair NP
Australian Spotted CrakeLaratinga Wetlands
Australian White IbisMurray Lagoon
Australian Wood DuckThe Block
Black SwanMurray Lagoon
Black-breasted BuzzardRaptor Domain, KICaptive bird
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrikeAdelaide
Black-fronted DotterelLaratinga Wetlands
Black-shouldered KiteAdelaide
Black-winged StiltMurray Lagoon
Blue-winged KookaburraRaptor Domain, KICaptive bird
Brown TreecreeperThe Block
Bush Stone-curlewKangaroo Island
Cape Barren GooseFlinders Chase National Park
Caspian TernStokes Bay
Chestnut TealLaratinga Wetlands
Common BlackbirdDeep Creek
Common BronzewingMurray Lagoon
Common StarlingAdelaide
Crested BellbirdAdelaide
Crested PigeonBelair NP
Crimson RosellaThe Block
Dusky MoorhenBelair NP
Eastern Barn OwlThe BlockCalling
Eastern OspreyKangaroo Island
Eastern SpinebillFlinders Chase National Park
Eurasian CootMurray Lagoon
Fan-tailed CuckooThe Block
GalahThe Block
Golden WhistlerFlinders Chase National Park
Grey CurrawongKangaroo Island
Grey FantailThe Block
Grey Shrike-thrushThe Block
Grey TealBelair NP
Gull-billed TernStokes Bay
HardheadBelair NP
Hoary-headed GrebeLaratinga Wetlands
Hooded PloverKangaroo Island
House SparrowAdelaide
Inland ThornbillThe Block
Laughing KookaburraThe Block
Little Black CormorantKangaroo Island
Little Pied CormorantLaratinga Wetlands
Little RavenAdelaide
Long-billed CorellaBelair NP
Magpie-larkAdelaide
Major Mitchell's CockatooAdelaideCaptive bird
Masked LapwingKangaroo Island
Masked OwlRaptor Domain, KICaptive bird
Masked WoodswallowAdelaide
Musk LorikeetBelair NP
Nankeen KestrelSecond Valley Beach
New Holland HoneyeaterThe Block
Noisy MinerAdelaide
Pacific Black DuckBelair NP
Pacific GullKangaroo Island
Pied CormorantSecond Valley Beach
Purple MoorhenLaratinga Wetlands
Rainbow LorikeetAdelaide
Red WattlebirdAdelaide
Red-browed FinchThe Block
Red-capped PloverMurray Lagoon
Red-capped RobinAdelaide
Rock Dove (Feral Pigeon)Adelaide
Scarlet RobinDeep Creek
Silver GullSecond Valley Beach
SilvereyeDeep Creek
Singing HoneyeaterKangaroo Island
Sooty OystercatcherKangaroo Island
Southern BoobookAdelaideCalling
Southern Emu-wrenRemarkable RocksCalling
Southern Scrub-robinLaratinga Wetlands
Spotted DoveAdelaide
Striated PardaloteFlinders Chase National Park
Sulphur-crested CockatooAdelaide
Superb Fairy-wrenThe Block
Swamp HarrierMurray Lagoon
Tawny FrogmouthFlinders Chase National ParkCalling
Tree MartinThe Block
Wedge-tailed EagleKangaroo Island
Welcome SwallowSecond Valley Beach
White-bellied Sea-EagleStokes Bay
White-browed ScrubwrenDeep Creek
White-eared HoneyeaterDeep Creek
White-faced HeronMurray Lagoon
White-necked HeronBelair NP
White-plumed HoneyeaterLaratinga Wetlands
Wild TurkeyKangaroo Island
Yellow-plumed HoneyeaterAdelaide
Yellow-tailed Black-CockatooAdelaide