Bird Species Count 2015

Throughout the year, as I photo-document different species of birds, I keep a count of how many unique species I have seen. In 2014, I photo-documented & identified 130 species. My goal for 2015 is 160 different species of bird.

I do have a few self-set rules for this personal challenge: Birds cannot be domesticated, captive, restrained, or deceased to be counted. Photo-documentation must be obtained for positive identification of the species (to the best of my ability). Photographs must be taken by me in order to be included in my count. Although I do also track gender and maturity of the birds, when able, that is not a factor in my current counting system; it is strictly based off of species.

As of November 21st, 2015, I have photo-documented and identified 133 unique species. Be sure to check back for updates…



Acorn Woodpecker
American Bittern
American Coot
American Crow
American Goldfinch
American Kestrel
American Pipit
American Robin
American White Pelican
Anna’s Hummingbird

Bald Eagle
Band-Tailed Pigeon
Barn Swallow
Barred Owl
Belted Kingfisher
Bewick’s Wren
Black Oystercatcher
Black Phoebe
Black-Bellied Plover
Black-Capped Chickadee
Black-Headed Grosbeak
Blue-Winged Teal
Bonaparte’s Gull
Brant
Brewer’s Blackbird
Brown Creeper
Brown Headed Cowbird
Brown Pelican
Bufflehead
Bullock’s Oriole
Bushtit

Cackling Goose
Canada Goose
Canyon Wren
Caspian Tern
Cedar Waxwing
Chestnut-Backed Chickadee
Cinnamon Teal
Cliff Swallow
Common Loon
Common Merganser
Common Murre
Common Raven
Common Yellowthroat
Cooper’s Hawk

Dark-Eyed Junco (Oregon)
Dickcissel
Double-Crested Cormorant
Downy Woodpecker

Eastern Kingbird
Eurasian Collared Dove
European Starling

Fox Sparrow

Gadwall
Golden-Crowned Kinglet
Golden-Crowned Sparrow
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Greater White-Fronted Goose
Greater Yellowlegs
Green Heron

Hairy Woodpecker
Heermann’s Gull
Hermit Thrush
Hermit Warbler
Hooded Merganser
House Finch
House Wren

Killdeer

Lazuli Bunting
Lesser Goldfinch
Long-Billed Dowitcher

Mallard
Marsh Wren
Mew Gull
Mountain Chickadee
Mourning Dove

Northern Harrier
Northern Rough-Winged Swallow

Orange-Crowned Warbler
Osprey

Pacific Loon
Pacific Slope Flycatcher
Pelagic Cormorant
Peregrine Falcon
Pied-Billed Grebe
Pigeon Guillemot
Pileated Woodpecker
Pine Siskin
Purple Martin

Red Crossbill
Red-Breasted Nuthatch
Red-Breasted Sapsucker
Red-Shafted Northern Flicker
Red-Tailed Hawk
Red-Winged Blackbird
Ring-Necked Duck
Ring-Necked Pheasant
Rock Pigeon
Rock Wren
Ruby-Crowned Kinglet
Ruddy Duck
Rufous Hummingbird

Sanderling
Sandhill Crane
Savannah Sparrow
Say’s Phoebe
Sharp Shinned Hawk
Snow Goose
Song Sparrow
Spotted Sandpiper
Spotted Towhee
Surf Scoter
Swainson’s Thrush

Tree Swallow
Turkey Vulture

Virginia Rail

Warbling Vireo
Western Grebe
Western Gull
Western Kingbird
Western Scrub Jay
Western Tanager
Western Wood Pewee
Whimbrel
White-Breasted Nuthatch
White-Crowned Sparrow
White-Tailed Kite
Willow Flycatcher
Wilson’s Snipe
Wilson’s Warbler
Winter Wren
Wood Duck

Yellow-Rumped Warbler

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