Life List

As I photo-document different species of birds, I keep a count of how many unique species I have seen. This is my cumulative, year-over-year list of all species I have photo-documented.

I do have a few self-set rules for this personal list: 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 177 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
American Wigeon
Ancient Murrelet
Anna’s Hummingbird

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

Cackling Goose
Cackling Goose, Aleutian
California Gull
California Quail
Canada Goose
Canvasback Duck
Canyon Wren
Caspian Tern
Cedar Waxwing
Chestnut Backed Chickadee
Cinnamon Teal
Cliff Swallow
Common Loon
Common Merganser
Common Murre
Common Nighthawk
Common Raven
Common Yellowthroat
Cooper’s Hawk

Dark Eyed Junco (Oregon & Slate Colored varieties)
Dickcissel
Double-Crested Cormorant
Downy Woodpecker
Dunlin
Dusky Canada Goose

Eastern Kingbird
Eurasian Collared Dove
Eurasian Wigeon
European Starling

Fox Sparrow

Gadwall
Glaucous Gull
Glaucous-Winged Gull
Golden Crowned Kinglet
Golden Crowned Sparrow
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Great Horned Owl
Greater White Fronted Goose
Greater Yellowlegs
Greater Scaup
Green Heron
Green Winged Teal

Hairy Woodpecker
Heermann’s Gull
Hermit Thrush
Hermit Warbler
Herring Gull
Hooded Merganser
Horned Grebe
Horned Lark
House Finch
House Sparrow
House Wren

Killdeer

Lazuli Bunting
Lesser Goldfinch
Lesser Scaup
Lincoln’s Sparrow
Long-Billed Dowitcher

Mallard
Mandarin Duck
Marsh Wren
Merlin
Mew Gull
Mountain Chickadee
Mourning Dove

Nashville Warbler
Northern Harrier
Northern Pintail
Northern Rough-Winged Swallow
Northern Shoveler

Olive Sided Flycatcher
Orange-Crowned Warbler
Osprey

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

Red Breasted Nuthatch
Red Breasted Sapsucker
Red Crossbill
Red-necked Grebe
Red-shafted Northern Flicker
Red-tailed Hawk
Red-winged Blackbird
Ring-Billed Gull
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 (plus leucistic variant)
Spotted Sandpiper
Spotted Towhee
Stellar’s Jay
Surf Scoter
Surfbird
Swainson’s Thrush

Thayer’s Gull
Townsend’s Warbler
Tree Swallow
Tundra Swan
Turkey Vulture

Varied Thrush
Vesper Sparrow
Virginia Rail

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

Yellow Headed Blackbird
Yellow-Rumped Warbler
Yellow Warbler

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