Bird List

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Below you will find my life bird list. It includes birds from Colorado (where I grew up), Australia (especially Tasmania), Newfoundland (where I live now) and other places I've been lucky enough to see. It is by no means complete and I'm adding to it constantly so feel free to come back and have a look from time to time.

Nomenclature and order follow HBW Alive. Links to relevant blog posts are listed after bird species.

NT: Near Threatened
VU: Vulnerable
EN: Endangered

WILD BIRD SPECIES COUNT: 317

Galliformes

Guans, Chachalacas & Currasows (Cracidae)

  • Black Guan (Chamaepetes unicolor)

Pheasants, Partridges, Turkeys & Grouse (Phasianidae)

Anseriformes

Ducks, Geese & Swans (Anatidae)

Podicipediformes

Grebes (Podicipedidae)

  • Least Grebe (Tachybaptus dominicus)

Columbiformes

Pigeons & Doves (Columbidae)

Caprimulgiformes

Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

  • Green Violet-ear (Colibri thalassinus)

  • Green-breasted Mango (Anthracothorax prevostii)

  • Green-crowned Brilliant (Heliodoxa jacula)

  • Violet Sabrewing (Campylopterus hemileucurus)

  • Rufous-tailed Hummingbird (Amazilia tzacatl)

  • Purple-throated Mountain-gem (Lampornis calolaemus)

  • Magenta-throated Woodstar (Calliphlox bryantae)

  • Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri) Hart's Basin (Part Dos), Birds of River Ridge Farm, My Home

  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)

  • Broad-tailed Hummingbird (Selasphorus platycercus)

  • Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) 2birdfeature #5

Gruiformes

Rails, Gallinules & Coots (Rallidae)

Cranes (Gruidae)

Gaviiformes

Loons & Divers (Gaviidae)

Sphenisciformes

Penguins (Spheniscidae)

  • Little Penguin (Eudyptula minor)

Procellariiformes

Petrels & Shearwaters (Procellariidae)

  • Sooty Shearwater (Ardenna grisea) NT

  • Great Shearwater (Ardenna gravis)

  • Manx Shearwater (Puffinus puffinus)

Pelecaniformes

Ibises & Spoonbills (Threskiornithidae)

Herons (Ardeidae)

Pelicans (Pelecanidae)

Suliformes

Gannets & Boobies (Sulidae)

Cormorants (Phalacrocoracidae)

Darters (Anhingidae)

Charadriiformes

Oystercatchers (Haematopodidae)

Avocets & Stilts (Recurvirostridae)

Plovers (Charadriidae)

Sandpipers, Snipes & Phalaropes (Scolopacidae)

Gulls, Terns & Skimmers (Laridae)

Auks (Alcidae)

Strigiformes

Barn-owls (Tytonidae)

  • Common Barn-owl (Tyto alba)

Typical Owls (Strigidae)

Cathartiformes

New World Vultures (Cathartidae)

Accipitriformes

Osprey (Pandionidae)

Hawks & Eagles (Accipitridae)

Trogoniformes

Trogons (Trogonidae)

  • Resplendent Quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno) NT

  • Collared Trogon (Trogon collaris)

Bucerotiformes

Hoopoes (Upupidae)

  • Common Hoopoe (Upupa epops)

Coraciiformes

Motmots (Momotidae)

  • Blue-diademed Motmot (Momotus lessonii)

Kingfishers (Alcedinidae)

Piciformes

Toucans (Ramphastidae)

  • Yellow-throated Toucan (Ramphastos ambiguus)

  • Keel-billed Toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus)

  • Emerald Toucanet (Aulacorhynchus prasinus)

  • Collared Araçari (Pteroglossus torquatus)

Prong-billed Barbets (Semnornithidae)

  • Prong-billed Barbet (Semnornis frantzii)

Woodpeckers (Picidae)

Falconiformes

Falcons & Caracaras (Falconidae)

Psittaciformes

Cockatoos (Cacatuidae)

  • Yellow-tailed Black-cockatoo (Zanda funerea)

Parrots (Psittacidae)

  • Orange-chinned Parakeet (Brotogeris jugularis)

  • Crimson-fronted Parakeet (Psittacara finschi)

  • Green Rosella (Platycercus caledonicus)

Passeriformes

Ovenbirds (Fumariidae)

  • Spotted Barbtail (Premnoplex brunnescens)

Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

  • Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus)

  • Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher (Myiodynastes luteiventris)

  • Social Flycatcher (Myiozetetes similis)

  • Western Kingbird (Tyrannus verticalis) Hart's Basin (Part Dos)

  • Grey Kingbird (Tyrannus dominicensis) Christmas in the Dominican Republic

  • Dusky-capped Flycatcher (Myiarchus tuberculifer)

  • Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)

  • Say’s Phoebe (Sayornis saya)

  • Acadian Flycatcher (Empidonax virescens)

  • Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (Empidonax flaviventris) 2birdfeature #12: Different but the same

  • Yellowish Flycatcher (Empidonax flavescens)

  • Olive-sided Flycatcher (Contopus cooperi) NT

  • Western Wood-pewee (Contopus sordidulus)

Lyrebirds (Menuridae)

  • Superb Lyrebird (Menura novaehollandiae)

Fairy-wrens (Maluridae)

Honeyeaters (Meliphagidae)

Vireos (Vireonidae)

  • Lesser Greenlet (Pachysylvia decurtata)

Woodswallows & Butcherbirds (Artamidae)

Shrikes (Laniidae)

  • Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus) NT

Crows (Corvidae)

Tits & Chickadees (Paridae)

Larks (Alaudidae)

  • Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris)

Swallows & Martins (Hirundinidae)

Leaf-warblers (Phylloscopidae)

  • Western Bonelli's Warbler (Phylloscopus bonelli)

  • Wood Warbler (Phylloscopus sibilatrix) Wood Warbler

Long-tailed Tits (Aegithalidae)

  • American Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus)

Old World Warblers & Parrotbills (Sylviidae)

  • Sardinian Warbler (Sylvia melanocephala)

Treecreepers (Certhiidae)

  • American Treecreeper (Certhia americana)

Nuthatches (Sittidae)

  • Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)

Wrens (Troglodytidae)

  • Canyon Wren (Catherpes mexicanus)

  • Northern Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes)

  • House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)

  • Sedge Wren (Cistothorus stellaris)

  • Marsh Wren (Cistothorus palustris)

  • Rufous-and-white Wren (Thryophilus rufalbus)

Starlings (Sturnidae)

Mockingbirds & Thrashers (Mimidae)

Thrushes (Turdidae)

Old World Flycatchers & Chats (Muscicapidae)

Kinglets & Firecrests (Regulidae)

Waxwings (Bombycillidae)

Old World Sparrows (Passeridae)

Pipits & Wagtails (Motacillidae)

  • Meadow Pipit (Anthus pratensis) NT

Finches (Fringillidae)

New World Sparrows (Passerellidae)

New World Blackbirds (Icteridae)

New World Warblers (Parulidae)

Cardinals (Cardinalidae)

  • Black-headed Grosbeak (Pheucticus melanocephalus) Confluence Park in Delta, Colorado

  • Lazuli Bunting (Passerina amoena)

  • Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana)

  • Hepatic Tanager (Piranga hepatica)

  • Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Tanagers (Thraupidae)

  • Red-legged Honeycreeper (Cyanerpes cyaneus)

  • Bananaquit (Coereba flaveola)

  • Yellow-faced Grassquit (Tiaris olivaceus)

  • Blue-black grassquit (Volatinia jacarina)

  • Cherrie’s Tanager (Ramphocelus costaricensis)

  • Blue-grey Tanager (Tangara episcopus)